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Sri Lanka

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Location of : Sri Lanka
Capital - Sri Jayawardenapura-Kotte
Map Latitude : 6°54′N - Longitude : 79°54′E - 6.9°N 79.9°E - / 6.9;79.9
Largest city - Colombo
Official language(s) : Sinhala, Tamil
People : Sri Lankan
Government : Democratic Socialist Republic
President : Mahinda Rajapaksa
Prime Minister : D. M. Jayaratne
Independence : from the United Kingdom - Dominion (Self rule) February 4, 1948 - Republic on May 22, 1972
Area Total : 65,610 km ( 25,332 (sq mi)
Population estimate in 2009 : 20,238,000 ( July 2008 census : 21,324,791) - Density : 308.4/km ( 798.9/sq mi)
GDP - Purchasing power parity PPP : estimate in 2009 : Total : $96.527 billion - Per capita : $4,768
GDP (nominal) : estimate in 2009 : Total : $41.323 billion - Per capita : $2,041
Currency : Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)
Time zone : Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone - (UTC) +5:30
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Provinces of Sri Lanka, Districts of Sri Lanka, Divisional Secretariats of Sri Lanka, and List of cities in Sri Lanka


The Provinces of Sri Lanka (Sinhala :පà - …à - à¶­ - Tamil :மா஠ாணம் - ) have existed since the 19th century but they didn't have any legal status until 1987 when the 13th Amendment to the 1978 Constitution of Sri Lanka established provincial councils following several decades of increasing demand for a decentralization of the Government of Sri Lanka. - 44 ] - - Between 1988 and 2006 the Northern and Eastern provinces were temporarily merged to form the North-East Province. Prior to 1987, all administration was handled by a district-based civil service which had been in place since colonial times.
Sri Lanka is divided into 9 provinces - 45 ] - - and 25 districts. - 46 ] - - Each province is administered by a directly elected provincial council:

Administrative Divisions of Sri Lanka
province Capital Area (km²) Population
Central - Kandy - 5,674 - 2,423,966
Eastern - Trincomalee - 9,996 - 1,460,939
North Central - Anuradhapura - 10,714 - 1,104,664
Northern - Jaffna - 8,884 - 1,311,776
North Western - Kurunegala - 7,812 - 2,169,892
Sabaragamuwa - Ratnapura - 4,902 - 1,801,331
Southern - Galle - 5,559 - 2,278,271
Uva - Badulla - 8,488 - 1,177,358
Western - Colombo - 3,709 - 5,361,200


The provinces of Sri Lanka are divided into 25 districts (Sinhala :දà - ’à - ƒà - Šà¶­à - Šâ€à¶»à - ’‌කà - Šâ€Œà¶š sing. දà - ’à - ƒà - Šà¶­à - Šâ€à¶»à - ’කà - Šà¶šà¶º - Tamil :மாவட்டம் - ). Each district is administered under a District Secretariat. The districts are further subdivided into divisional secretariats, and these in turn to Grama Sevaka divisions.
The Districts are known in Sinhala as Disa and in Tamil as Maawaddam . Originally a Disa (usually rendered into English as Dissavony) was a duchy, notably Matale and Uva. The Government Agent, who is known as District Secretary , administers a district.
These were originally based on the feudal counties, the korale s and rata s. They were formerly known as 'D.R.O. Divisions' after the 'Divisional Revenue Officer'. Later the D.R.O.s became 'Assistant Government Agents' and the Divisions were known as 'A.G.A. Divisions'. Currently, the Divisions are administered by a 'Divisional Secretary', and are known as a 'D.S. Divisions'. Rural D.S. Divisions are also administered by a 'Pradeshiya Sabha' and 'Pradesha Sabhai' (Sinhala and Tamil for 'Regional Council'), which is elected.


Cities by population


Rank City Province Population Rank City Province Population view - • - talk - • -
1 - Colombo - Western - 682 046 - 11 - Galle - Southern - 97 209
2 - Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia - Western - 232 220 - 12 - Batticaloa - Eastern - 95 489
3 - Moratuwa - Western - 202 021 - 13 - Katunayake - Western - 90 231
4 - Negombo - Western - 142 451 - 14 - Battaramulla - Western - 84 200
5 - Trincomalee - Eastern - 131 954 - 15 - Dambulla - Central - 75 290
6 - Kotte - Western - 125 914 - 16 - Dalugama - Western - 74 129
7 - Kandy - Central - 119 186 - 17 - Maharagama - Western - 74 117
8 - Kalmunai - Eastern - 103 879 - 18 - Kotikawatta - Western - 71 879
9 - Vavuniya - Northern - 101 143 - 19 - Chavakachcheri - Northern - 70 273
10 - Jaffna - Northern - 98 193 - 20 - Anuradhapura - North Central - 66 951
2009 estimation - 47 ] - -
Temple of the Tooth is the focal point of Buddhism in Sri Lanka
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Phones and Dial Codes
Phones in Sri Lanka Search a mobile in the phone companies and stores. LK Phone Book and Yellow Pages. List by City, Name, Number, Company. Internet Services and WebSites. 94(69) Code for international phone calls, whatsapp and text messages. LKA 

Covid in Sri Lanka

Coronavirus covid-19 in Sri Lanka, Cases 620,732, Deaths 15,621, Rate (2.52%), Date 2022-02-08 04:21:15 - Map of Coronavirus in the World. Total 393,934,458 cases of COVID-19 and 5,722,382 deaths. Updated information by country. Source : national health authorities and World Health Organization (WHO). 2022-02-08 04:21:15


Symptoms of the coronavirus disease : fever, dry cough, difficulty breathing, headache, slight runny nose, shortness of breath. If you have these symptoms, seek medical care to check your condition. Circulatory system : decreased white blood cells. Kidneys : decreased function.
Coronavirus in Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.
How to take care of your health and protect others ?
Wash your hands frequently and regularly with soap and water. Keep your hands clean with an alcohol-based hand rub. Washing your hands kills viruses that may be there.  -
Avoid touching eyes, nose, mouth and face. Because hands touch many surfaces and can get contaminated with viruses and transfer it to your eyes, nose or mouth. And the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or your bent elbow, when you cough or sneeze, and dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Safe greetings and handshaking.
Maintain social distancing at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone else who is coughing or sneezing. When people coughs or sneezes can spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus.
Good respiratory hygiene. Protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
Stay home if you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention only if required, to protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.
Avoid contact with others and visits to medical facilities.
Stay aware of the latest information with official sources from the national and local public health authority.
Avoid to travel to prevent possible spread of COVID-19 and other viruses.
Avoid spitting in public places.
Protect yourself and others from getting sick
Practice food safety.
Stay healthy with good nutrition.
There are some vaccines and medicines recommended to prevent or treat the covid.
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How to protect yourself and others agaist Coronavirus ?
What is COVID ? Covid means Coronavirus Disease.
The first cases of this virus was detected win Wuhan, China, but in few months was found in most of the countries. Check the total of cases and deaths by country and state.
Medical supplies recommended to protect themselves and others. Used by health personal : Hand sanitizer, gloves, masks, gowns, goggles.
Map of Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic - Source : WHO. World Health Organization. Technical Guidance and Global research. Alert. See updated information by country.
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How can I find people in Sri Lanka? Use the list of telephones services to search phone numbers in Sri Lanka. -
Where to search mobile phone numbers in Sri Lanka? - Use the list of mobile services to locate the phone operator and special dial codes of Sri Lanka.
Where to find the area codes for the cities in Sri Lanka? The directory includes a list of City Dial Codes for Sri Lanka. Use the Sri Lanka phone services to find more information for the cities in Sri Lanka.
Where to find white pages in Sri Lanka? Use the white pages section to find free information about people. Find phone numbers, address, names and other information very helpful to locate people.
Where can I search business in Sri Lanka? The yellow pages of Sri Lanka can be used to Locate for business and other professional services. Phone Numbers, Address and more. - List with telephone numbers to find phone information about people or business.
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