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Contents: Districts and Divisional Secretariats

The population of the districts and divisional secretariats of Sri Lanka.

NameStatusPopulation
census
2001-07-17
Population
census
2012-03-20
AmparaDistrict592,997649,402
AddalachchenaiDivisional Secretariat36,02041,968
AkkaraipattuDivisional Secretariat34,93939,166
AlayadiwembuDivisional Secretariat22,62722,458
AmparaDivisional Secretariat38,16643,829
DamanaDivisional Secretariat35,34338,692
DehiattakandiyaDivisional Secretariat63,90860,178
Eragama (Irakkamam)Divisional Secretariat11,34414,383
Kalmunai (incl. Tamil Division with 29,800 pop. in 2012)Divisional Secretariat70,46574,432
KarativuDivisional Secretariat16,36516,839
LahugalaDivisional Secretariat7,6238,914
MahaoyaDivisional Secretariat18,12320,828
NavithanveliDivisional Secretariat17,06518,727
NinthavurDivisional Secretariat24,62526,361
PadiyathalawaDivisional Secretariat15,97118,290
PothuvilDivisional Secretariat28,48034,809
SainthamarathuDivisional Secretariat24,11425,461
SamanthuraiDivisional Secretariat51,51060,465
ThirukkovilDivisional Secretariat23,70025,277
UhanaDivisional Secretariat52,60958,325
AnuradhapuraDistrict745,693860,575
GalenbindunuwewaDivisional Secretariat40,88846,992
GalnewaDivisional Secretariat30,34434,756
HorowpothanaDivisional Secretariat29,64236,990
IpalogamaDivisional Secretariat32,93338,862
KahatagasdigiliyaDivisional Secretariat33,57240,339
KebithigollewaDivisional Secretariat19,45722,325
KekirawaDivisional Secretariat52,10759,241
Maha VilachchiyaDivisional Secretariat18,55722,467
MedawachchiyaDivisional Secretariat40,46946,906
MihinthaleDivisional Secretariat26,78635,293
NachchadoowaDivisional Secretariat21,77225,377
NochchiyagamaDivisional Secretariat41,60149,886
Nuwaragam Palatha CentralDivisional Secretariat53,66561,223
Nuwaragam Palatha EastDivisional Secretariat65,67169,737
PadaviyaDivisional Secretariat21,14622,998
PalagalaDivisional Secretariat29,83734,002
PalugaswewaDivisional Secretariat14,63515,582
RajanganayaDivisional Secretariat30,18633,543
RambewaDivisional Secretariat31,60436,782
ThalawaDivisional Secretariat50,91957,793
ThambuttegamaDivisional Secretariat36,52442,437
ThirappaneDivisional Secretariat23,37827,044
BadullaDistrict779,983815,405
BadullaDivisional Secretariat70,23075,042
BandarawelaDivisional Secretariat60,26965,502
EllaDivisional Secretariat42,89445,181
HaldummullaDivisional Secretariat38,22337,558
Hali-ElaDivisional Secretariat87,47690,571
HaputaleDivisional Secretariat50,73549,798
KandaketiyaDivisional Secretariat22,49423,075
LunugalaDivisional Secretariat33,07931,381
MahiyanganayaDivisional Secretariat67,30175,776
MeegahakivulaDivisional Secretariat18,65019,719
PassaraDivisional Secretariat49,19048,807
RideemaliyaddaDivisional Secretariat45,75951,618
SoranathotaDivisional Secretariat22,76022,571
Uva ParanagamaDivisional Secretariat76,52477,998
WelimadaDivisional Secretariat94,399100,808
BatticaloaDistrict486,447526,567
Eravur PattuDivisional Secretariat...75,478
Eravur TownDivisional Secretariat22,13324,643
KattankudyDivisional Secretariat35,08840,356
Koralai Pattu (Valachenai)Divisional Secretariat...23,376
Koralai Pattu CentralDivisional Secretariat...25,687
Koralai Pattu North (Vaharai)Divisional Secretariat...21,537
Koralai Pattu SouthDivisional Secretariat...26,143
Koralai Pattu West (Oddamavadi)Divisional Secretariat...22,182
Manmunai NorthDivisional Secretariat80,31386,227
Manmunai Pattu (Araipattai)Divisional Secretariat25,90830,694
Manmunai South & Eruvil PattuDivisional Secretariat53,89660,807
Manmunai South-WestDivisional Secretariat...24,726
Manmunai WestDivisional Secretariat...28,489
Porativu PattuDivisional Secretariat...36,222
ColomboDistrict2,251,2742,324,349
ColomboDivisional Secretariat380,946323,257
DehiwalaDivisional Secretariat101,83088,962
HanwellaDivisional Secretariat94,001113,807
HomagamaDivisional Secretariat186,050237,905
KaduwelaDivisional Secretariat209,251252,041
KesbewaDivisional Secretariat209,619245,232
KolonnawaDivisional Secretariat161,247191,687
MaharagamaDivisional Secretariat185,193196,423
MoratuwaDivisional Secretariat177,563168,280
PadukkaDivisional Secretariat54,33865,267
RathmalanaDivisional Secretariat108,71695,506
Sri Jayawardanapura KotteDivisional Secretariat116,366107,925
ThimbirigasyayaDivisional Secretariat266,154238,057
GalleDistrict990,4871,063,334
AkmeemanaDivisional Secretariat63,88177,776
AmbalangodaDivisional Secretariat...56,961
BaddegamaDivisional Secretariat68,63475,008
BalapitiyaDivisional Secretariat65,34667,432
BenthotaDivisional Secretariat46,44249,975
Bope-PoddalaDivisional Secretariat41,61250,331
ElpitiyaDivisional Secretariat60,29264,726
Galle Four Gravets (Kadawath Sathra)Divisional Secretariat103,246101,749
GonapinuwalaDivisional Secretariat...21,755
HabaraduwaDivisional Secretariat59,04162,389
HikkaduwaDivisional Secretariat98,589101,909
ImaduwaDivisional Secretariat39,94444,880
KarandeniyaDivisional Secretariat56,12862,498
NagodaDivisional Secretariat52,41453,829
NeluwaDivisional Secretariat27,50128,640
NiyagamaDivisional Secretariat34,33035,574
ThawalamaDivisional Secretariat31,80332,609
Welivitiya-DivithuraDivisional Secretariat26,59929,347
YakkalamullaDivisional Secretariat43,63845,946
GampahaDistrict2,063,6842,304,833
AttanagallaDivisional Secretariat154,967179,565
BiyagamaDivisional Secretariat161,300186,585
DivulapitiyaDivisional Secretariat128,048144,506
DompeDivisional Secretariat130,021154,005
GampahaDivisional Secretariat171,040197,667
Ja-ElaDivisional Secretariat184,666201,521
KatanaDivisional Secretariat222,683235,291
KelaniyaDivisional Secretariat134,364137,339
MaharaDivisional Secretariat176,870207,782
MinuwangodaDivisional Secretariat151,661178,331
MirigamaDivisional Secretariat143,663164,580
NegomboDivisional Secretariat144,274142,136
WattalaDivisional Secretariat160,127175,525
HambantotaDistrict526,414599,903
AmbalantotaDivisional Secretariat64,36172,943
AngunakolapelessaDivisional Secretariat42,42648,301
BeliattaDivisional Secretariat52,28355,992
HambantotaDivisional Secretariat46,75757,264
KatuwanaDivisional Secretariat...46,772
LunugamveheraDivisional Secretariat25,22631,559
OkewelaDivisional Secretariat18,24719,018
SooriyawewaDivisional Secretariat35,52943,102
TangalleDivisional Secretariat62,80072,507
ThissamaharamaDivisional Secretariat60,98268,606
WalasmullaDivisional Secretariat...42,274
WeeraketiyaDivisional Secretariat...41,565
JaffnaDistrict490,621583,882
DelftDivisional Secretariat...3,824
Islands North (Kayts)Divisional Secretariat...9,876
Islands South (Velanai)Divisional Secretariat...16,742
JaffnaDivisional Secretariat...50,491
KarainagarDivisional Secretariat...9,576
NallurDivisional Secretariat...68,142
Thenmaradchi (Chavakachcheri)Divisional Secretariat...64,704
Vadamaradchi (Point Pedro)Divisional Secretariat...47,565
Vadamaradchi East (Maruthnkerny)Divisional Secretariat...12,766
Vadamaradchi South-West (Karaveddy)Divisional Secretariat...45,730
Valikamam East (Kopay)Divisional Secretariat...73,225
Valikamam North (Tellippalai)Divisional Secretariat...29,518
Valikamam South (Uduvil)Divisional Secretariat...53,016
Valikamam South-West (Sandilipay)Divisional Secretariat...52,269
Valikamam West (Chankanai)Divisional Secretariat...46,438
KalutaraDistrict1,066,2391,221,948
AgalawattaDivisional Secretariat33,96236,669
BandaragamaDivisional Secretariat86,886109,236
BeruwalaDivisional Secretariat144,733164,969
BulathsinhalaDivisional Secretariat59,78764,600
DodangodaDivisional Secretariat55,05263,960
HoranaDivisional Secretariat90,690113,364
IngiriyaDivisional Secretariat45,72653,896
KalutaraDivisional Secretariat141,829159,697
MadurawalaDivisional Secretariat29,75034,381
MathugamaDivisional Secretariat73,26981,286
MillaniyaDivisional Secretariat44,47652,176
PalindanuwaraDivisional Secretariat45,91150,801
PanaduraDivisional Secretariat163,492182,285
WalallavitaDivisional Secretariat50,67654,628
KandyDistrict1,279,0281,375,382
AkuranaDivisional Secretariat55,74463,397
DelthotaDivisional Secretariat29,91730,345
DoluwaDivisional Secretariat45,27049,842
Ganga Ihala KoraleDivisional Secretariat51,13055,254
HarispattuwaDivisional Secretariat78,88088,177
HatharaliyaddaDivisional Secretariat29,10729,986
Kandy Four Gravets & Gangawata KoraleDivisional Secretariat160,630158,561
KundasaleDivisional Secretariat107,180127,070
MedadumbaraDivisional Secretariat58,72161,034
MinipeDivisional Secretariat48,33851,883
PanvilaDivisional Secretariat26,68026,294
Pasbage KoraleDivisional Secretariat57,36559,917
PathadumbaraDivisional Secretariat80,55888,725
PathahewahetaDivisional Secretariat53,84358,188
PoojapitiyaDivisional Secretariat54,17257,914
ThumpaneDivisional Secretariat35,44737,642
UdadumbaraDivisional Secretariat22,83122,505
UdapalathaDivisional Secretariat86,14591,716
UdunuwaraDivisional Secretariat99,235110,905
YatinuwaraDivisional Secretariat97,835106,027
KegalleDistrict785,524840,648
AranayakaDivisional Secretariat66,19868,464
BulathkohupitiyaDivisional Secretariat45,57347,095
DehiovitaDivisional Secretariat73,99181,315
DeraniyagalaDivisional Secretariat44,73545,869
GaligamuwaDivisional Secretariat69,10474,490
KegalleDivisional Secretariat87,63790,854
MawanellaDivisional Secretariat100,192111,727
RambukkanaDivisional Secretariat75,92582,769
RuwanwellaDivisional Secretariat58,89263,913
WarakapolaDivisional Secretariat106,038113,056
YatiyanthotaDivisional Secretariat57,23961,096
KilinochchiDistrict127,263113,510
KandavalaiDivisional Secretariat...23,194
KarachchiDivisional Secretariat...61,484
PachchilaipalliDivisional Secretariat...8,530
PoonakaryDivisional Secretariat...20,302
KurunegalaDistrict1,460,2151,618,465
AlawwaDivisional Secretariat59,08263,667
AmbanpolaDivisional Secretariat19,96422,878
BamunakotuwaDivisional Secretariat20,70236,217
BingiriyaDivisional Secretariat55,76362,349
EhetuwewaDivisional Secretariat23,07625,781
GalgamuwaDivisional Secretariat47,84455,078
GanewattaDivisional Secretariat36,81240,137
GiribawaDivisional Secretariat28,09331,412
IbbagamuwaDivisional Secretariat76,34485,309
KobeiganeDivisional Secretariat32,23035,975
KotaveheraDivisional Secretariat19,27321,263
Kuliyapitiya EastDivisional Secretariat46,96654,062
Kuliyapitiya WestDivisional Secretariat71,48377,316
KurunegalaDivisional Secretariat88,94480,755
MahawaDivisional Secretariat50,57657,485
MallawapitiyaDivisional Secretariat46,57552,634
MaspothaDivisional Secretariat18,85034,262
MawathagamaDivisional Secretariat56,82064,904
NarammalaDivisional Secretariat51,24456,279
NikaweratiyaDivisional Secretariat36,37040,452
PanduwasnuwaraDivisional Secretariat69,88863,742
Panduwasnuwara East (Katupotha)Divisional Secretariat27,57532,386
PannalaDivisional Secretariat114,438124,225
PolgahawelaDivisional Secretariat58,76265,156
PolpithigamaDivisional Secretariat67,26376,139
RasnayakapuraDivisional Secretariat18,81421,893
RideegamaDivisional Secretariat80,47388,714
UdubaddawaDivisional Secretariat48,80052,231
WariyapolaDivisional Secretariat56,88061,425
WeerambugedaraDivisional Secretariat30,31134,339
MannarDistrict151,57799,570
MadhuDivisional Secretariat...7,711
Mannar TownDivisional Secretariat...51,078
Manthai WestDivisional Secretariat...14,771
MusalaiDivisional Secretariat...8,119
NanaddanDivisional Secretariat...17,891
MataleDistrict441,328484,531
Ambaganga KoraleDivisional Secretariat15,51515,643
DambullaDivisional Secretariat60,97672,306
GalewelaDivisional Secretariat61,84270,042
Laggala-PallegamaDivisional Secretariat12,39912,110
MataleDivisional Secretariat68,45174,864
NaulaDivisional Secretariat28,15730,884
PallepolaDivisional Secretariat27,52029,565
RattotaDivisional Secretariat49,38251,354
UkuwelaDivisional Secretariat61,56868,027
WilgamuwaDivisional Secretariat26,87029,494
YatawattaDivisional Secretariat28,64830,242
MataraDistrict761,370814,048
AkuressaDivisional Secretariat49,80652,912
AthuraliyaDivisional Secretariat30,17932,304
DevinuwaraDivisional Secretariat44,19948,253
DickwellaDivisional Secretariat51,31454,672
HakmanaDivisional Secretariat30,20131,648
KamburupitiyaDivisional Secretariat37,34740,969
Kirinda PuhulwellaDivisional Secretariat19,48320,291
KotapolaDivisional Secretariat64,01263,255
MalimbadaDivisional Secretariat31,52434,856
Matara Four GravetsDivisional Secretariat108,238115,805
MulatiyanaDivisional Secretariat46,06650,261
PasgodaDivisional Secretariat56,14259,160
PitabeddaraDivisional Secretariat49,32051,186
ThihagodaDivisional Secretariat30,90933,535
WeligamaDivisional Secretariat66,45972,843
WelipitiyaDivisional Secretariat46,17152,098
MoneragalaDistrict397,375451,058
BadalkumburaDivisional Secretariat36,78440,103
BibileDivisional Secretariat35,49040,329
ButtalaDivisional Secretariat47,32453,084
KatharagamaDivisional Secretariat16,29718,220
MadullaDivisional Secretariat28,35831,238
MedagamaDivisional Secretariat32,46735,881
MoneragalaDivisional Secretariat42,45749,520
SevanagalaDivisional Secretariat36,82041,900
SiyambalanduwaDivisional Secretariat47,43854,040
ThanamalvilaDivisional Secretariat23,17226,683
WellawayaDivisional Secretariat50,76860,060
MullaitivuDistrict121,66792,238
Manthai East (Pandiyankulam)Divisional Secretariat...7,117
MaritimepattuDivisional Secretariat...28,973
OddusuddanDivisional Secretariat...15,721
PuthukudiyiruppuDivisional Secretariat...23,824
ThunukkaiDivisional Secretariat...9,699
WelioyaDivisional Secretariat...6,904
Nuwara EliyaDistrict703,610711,644
AmbagamuwaDivisional Secretariat203,717205,723
HangurankethaDivisional Secretariat87,76088,528
KothmaleDivisional Secretariat97,509101,180
Nuwara EliyaDivisional Secretariat208,190212,094
WalapaneDivisional Secretariat106,434104,119
PolonnaruwaDistrict358,984406,088
DimbulagalaDivisional Secretariat63,34979,661
ElaheraDivisional Secretariat39,90843,915
HingurakgodaDivisional Secretariat60,86964,289
LankapuraDivisional Secretariat33,67636,452
MedirigiriyaDivisional Secretariat57,89965,575
ThamankaduwaDivisional Secretariat74,22482,426
WelikandaDivisional Secretariat29,05933,770
PuttalamDistrict709,677762,396
AnamaduwaDivisional Secretariat33,30238,286
ArachchikattuwaDivisional Secretariat38,09240,999
ChilawDivisional Secretariat59,89062,515
DankotuwaDivisional Secretariat59,38662,399
KalpitiyaDivisional Secretariat81,78086,405
KaruwalagaswewaDivisional Secretariat20,22523,440
MadampeDivisional Secretariat43,52247,920
MahakumbukkadawalaDivisional Secretariat16,90518,633
MahawewaDivisional Secretariat48,86151,078
MundalamaDivisional Secretariat56,29461,638
NattandiyaDivisional Secretariat57,68662,145
NawagattegamaDivisional Secretariat12,95614,483
PallamaDivisional Secretariat22,41024,441
PuttalamDivisional Secretariat71,09182,443
VanathavilluwaDivisional Secretariat16,46017,460
WennappuwaDivisional Secretariat70,81768,111
RatnapuraDistrict1,015,8071,088,007
AyagamaDivisional Secretariat28,63730,894
BalangodaDivisional Secretariat77,30381,563
EheliyagodaDivisional Secretariat63,87070,839
ElapathaDivisional Secretariat36,32237,853
EmbilipitiyaDivisional Secretariat119,563134,713
GodakawelaDivisional Secretariat69,12376,469
ImbulpeDivisional Secretariat55,54659,477
KahawattaDivisional Secretariat42,46843,298
KalawanaDivisional Secretariat48,66951,307
KiriellaDivisional Secretariat30,88132,613
KolonnaDivisional Secretariat43,69345,954
KuruvitaDivisional Secretariat85,88295,646
NivithigalaDivisional Secretariat59,09260,130
OpanayakaDivisional Secretariat25,47026,587
PelmadullaDivisional Secretariat84,96689,469
RatnapuraDivisional Secretariat115,223120,212
WeligepolaDivisional Secretariat29,09930,983
TrincomaleeDistrict340,158379,541
GomarankadawalaDivisional Secretariat5,1747,382
KantalaiDivisional Secretariat41,13946,802
KinniyaDivisional Secretariat55,46864,613
KuchchaveliDivisional Secretariat21,59033,218
MorawewaDivisional Secretariat4,8777,968
MutturDivisional Secretariat...56,621
Padavi Sri PuraDivisional Secretariat10,99611,882
SeruvilaDivisional Secretariat...13,632
ThambalagamuwaDivisional Secretariat25,53828,527
Trincomalee Town and GravetsDivisional Secretariat...97,487
Verugal (Echchilampattai)Divisional Secretariat...11,409
VavuniyaDistrict149,835172,115
VavuniyaDivisional Secretariat116,441117,533
Vavuniya NorthDivisional Secretariat...11,578
Vavuniya SouthDivisional Secretariat11,00013,118
VengalacheddiculamDivisional Secretariat...29,886

Source: Department of Census and Statistics, Sri Lanka (web).