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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
AmparaDistrict592,997648,057
AddalachchenaiDivisional Secretariat36,02042,165
AkkaraipattuDivisional Secretariat34,93939,223
AlayadiwembuDivisional Secretariat22,62722,411
AmparaDivisional Secretariat38,16643,720
DamanaDivisional Secretariat35,34338,489
DehiattakandiyaDivisional Secretariat63,90859,628
EragamaDivisional Secretariat11,34414,373
Kalmunai (incl. Tamil Division with 29,713 pop. in 2011)Divisional Secretariat70,46574,222
KarativuDivisional Secretariat16,36516,781
LahugalaDivisional Secretariat7,6238,900
MahaoyaDivisional Secretariat18,12320,715
NavithanveliDivisional Secretariat17,06518,672
NinthavurDivisional Secretariat24,62526,329
PadiyathalawaDivisional Secretariat15,97118,209
PothuvilDivisional Secretariat28,48034,749
SainthamarathuDivisional Secretariat24,11425,412
SamanthuraiDivisional Secretariat51,51060,596
ThirukkovilDivisional Secretariat23,70025,187
UhanaDivisional Secretariat52,60958,276
AnuradhapuraDistrict745,693856,232
GalenbindunuwewaDivisional Secretariat40,88846,527
GalnewaDivisional Secretariat30,34434,718
HorowpothanaDivisional Secretariat29,64236,714
IpalogamaDivisional Secretariat32,93338,688
KahatagasdigiliyaDivisional Secretariat33,57240,137
KebithigollewaDivisional Secretariat19,45722,227
KekirawaDivisional Secretariat52,10758,879
Maha VilachchiyaDivisional Secretariat18,55722,183
MedawachchiyaDivisional Secretariat40,46946,743
MihinthaleDivisional Secretariat26,78635,160
NachchadoowaDivisional Secretariat21,77225,259
NochchiyagamaDivisional Secretariat41,60149,730
Nuwaragam Palatha CentralDivisional Secretariat53,66560,828
Nuwaragam Palatha EastDivisional Secretariat65,67169,590
PadaviyaDivisional Secretariat21,14622,924
PalagalaDivisional Secretariat29,83733,740
PalugaswewaDivisional Secretariat14,63515,557
RajanganayaDivisional Secretariat30,18633,434
RambewaDivisional Secretariat31,60436,426
ThalawaDivisional Secretariat50,91957,663
ThambuttegamaDivisional Secretariat36,52442,143
ThirappaneDivisional Secretariat23,37826,962
BadullaDistrict779,983811,758
BadullaDivisional Secretariat70,23074,751
BandarawelaDivisional Secretariat60,26965,111
EllaDivisional Secretariat42,89444,763
HaldummullaDivisional Secretariat38,22337,482
Hali-ElaDivisional Secretariat87,47690,179
HaputaleDivisional Secretariat50,73548,485
KandaketiyaDivisional Secretariat22,49423,189
LunugalaDivisional Secretariat33,07931,092
MahiyanganayaDivisional Secretariat67,30175,327
MeegahakivulaDivisional Secretariat18,65019,540
PassaraDivisional Secretariat49,19048,576
RideemaliyaddaDivisional Secretariat45,75951,435
SoranathotaDivisional Secretariat22,76022,495
Uva ParanagamaDivisional Secretariat76,52478,899
WelimadaDivisional Secretariat94,399100,434
BatticaloaDistrict486,447525,142
Eravur PattuDivisional Secretariat...75,136
Eravur TownDivisional Secretariat22,13324,632
KattankudyDivisional Secretariat35,08840,237
Koralai Pattu (Valachenai)Divisional Secretariat...23,317
Koralai Pattu CentralDivisional Secretariat...25,643
Koralai Pattu North (Vaharai)Divisional Secretariat...21,512
Koralai Pattu SouthDivisional Secretariat...26,061
Koralai Pattu West (Oddamavadi)Divisional Secretariat...22,144
Manmunai NorthDivisional Secretariat80,31386,028
Manmunai Pattu (Araipattai)Divisional Secretariat25,90830,583
Manmunai South & Eruvil PattuDivisional Secretariat53,89660,694
Manmunai South-WestDivisional Secretariat...24,673
Manmunai WestDivisional Secretariat...28,392
Porativu PattuDivisional Secretariat...36,090
ColomboDistrict2,251,2742,309,809
ColomboDivisional Secretariat380,946318,048
DehiwalaDivisional Secretariat101,83087,834
HanwellaDivisional Secretariat94,001113,477
HomagamaDivisional Secretariat186,050236,179
KaduwelaDivisional Secretariat209,251252,057
KesbewaDivisional Secretariat209,619244,062
KolonnawaDivisional Secretariat161,247190,817
MaharagamaDivisional Secretariat185,193195,355
MoratuwaDivisional Secretariat177,563167,160
PadukkaDivisional Secretariat54,33865,167
RathmalanaDivisional Secretariat108,71695,162
Sri Jayawardanapura KotteDivisional Secretariat116,366107,508
ThimbirigasyayaDivisional Secretariat266,154236,983
GalleDistrict990,4871,058,771
AkmeemanaDivisional Secretariat63,88178,051
AmbalangodaDivisional Secretariat...56,783
BaddegamaDivisional Secretariat68,63474,732
BalapitiyaDivisional Secretariat65,34667,207
BenthotaDivisional Secretariat46,44249,733
Bope-PoddalaDivisional Secretariat41,61250,050
ElpitiyaDivisional Secretariat60,29264,418
Galle Four GravetsDivisional Secretariat103,246101,159
GonapinuwalaDivisional Secretariat...21,686
HabaraduwaDivisional Secretariat59,04162,095
HikkaduwaDivisional Secretariat98,589101,382
ImaduwaDivisional Secretariat39,94444,703
KarandeniyaDivisional Secretariat56,12862,278
NagodaDivisional Secretariat52,41453,467
NeluwaDivisional Secretariat27,50128,541
NiyagamaDivisional Secretariat34,33035,238
ThawalamaDivisional Secretariat31,80332,442
Welivitiya-DivithuraDivisional Secretariat26,59929,123
YakkalamullaDivisional Secretariat43,63845,683
GampahaDistrict2,063,6842,294,641
AttanagallaDivisional Secretariat154,967178,816
BiyagamaDivisional Secretariat161,300186,862
DivulapitiyaDivisional Secretariat128,048143,871
DompeDivisional Secretariat130,021153,137
GampahaDivisional Secretariat171,040196,445
Ja-ElaDivisional Secretariat184,666201,154
KatanaDivisional Secretariat222,683233,854
KelaniyaDivisional Secretariat134,364134,693
MaharaDivisional Secretariat176,870207,230
MinuwangodaDivisional Secretariat151,661178,401
MirigamaDivisional Secretariat143,663164,166
NegomboDivisional Secretariat144,274141,676
WattalaDivisional Secretariat160,127174,336
HambantotaDistrict526,414596,617
AmbalantotaDivisional Secretariat64,36172,664
AngunakolapelessaDivisional Secretariat42,42648,010
BeliattaDivisional Secretariat52,28355,743
HambantotaDivisional Secretariat46,75757,053
KatuwanaDivisional Secretariat...46,548
LunugamveheraDivisional Secretariat25,22631,424
OkewelaDivisional Secretariat18,24718,919
SooriyawewaDivisional Secretariat35,52943,002
TangalleDivisional Secretariat62,80071,920
ThissamaharamaDivisional Secretariat60,98267,805
WalasmullaDivisional Secretariat...42,099
WeeraketiyaDivisional Secretariat...41,430
JaffnaDistrict490,621583,378
DelftDivisional Secretariat...3,819
Islands North (Kayts)Divisional Secretariat...9,997
Islands South (Velanai)Divisional Secretariat...16,525
JaffnaDivisional Secretariat...50,759
KarainagarDivisional Secretariat...9,544
NallurDivisional Secretariat...68,048
Thenmaradchi (Chavakachcheri)Divisional Secretariat...64,685
Vadamaradchi (Point Pedro)Divisional Secretariat...47,389
Vadamaradchi East (Maruthnkerny)Divisional Secretariat...12,738
Vadamaradchi South-West (Karaveddy)Divisional Secretariat...45,628
Valikamam East (Kopay)Divisional Secretariat...73,298
Valikamam North (Tellippalai)Divisional Secretariat...29,546
Valikamam South (Uduvil)Divisional Secretariat...52,833
Valikamam South-West (Sandilipay)Divisional Secretariat...52,226
Valikamam West (Chankanai)Divisional Secretariat...46,343
KalutaraDistrict1,066,2391,217,260
AgalawattaDivisional Secretariat33,96236,456
BandaragamaDivisional Secretariat86,886108,889
BeruwalaDivisional Secretariat144,733164,507
BulathsinhalaDivisional Secretariat59,78764,635
DodangodaDivisional Secretariat55,05263,705
HoranaDivisional Secretariat90,690112,441
IngiriyaDivisional Secretariat45,72653,645
KalutaraDivisional Secretariat141,829159,225
MadurawalaDivisional Secretariat29,75034,245
MathugamaDivisional Secretariat73,26981,064
MillaniyaDivisional Secretariat44,47652,078
PalindanuwaraDivisional Secretariat45,91150,382
PanaduraDivisional Secretariat163,492181,724
WalallavitaDivisional Secretariat50,67654,264
KandyDistrict1,279,0281,369,899
AkuranaDivisional Secretariat55,74463,195
DelthotaDivisional Secretariat29,91730,169
DoluwaDivisional Secretariat45,27049,480
Ganga Ihala KoraleDivisional Secretariat51,13054,674
HarispattuwaDivisional Secretariat78,88088,002
HatharaliyaddaDivisional Secretariat29,10729,866
Kandy Four Gravets & Gangawata KoraleDivisional Secretariat160,630157,330
KundasaleDivisional Secretariat107,180127,278
MedadumbaraDivisional Secretariat58,72160,783
MinipeDivisional Secretariat48,33851,577
PanvilaDivisional Secretariat26,68026,186
Pasbage KoraleDivisional Secretariat57,36559,662
PathadumbaraDivisional Secretariat80,55888,599
PathahewahetaDivisional Secretariat53,84358,031
PoojapitiyaDivisional Secretariat54,17257,879
ThumpaneDivisional Secretariat35,44737,356
UdadumbaraDivisional Secretariat22,83122,408
UdapalathaDivisional Secretariat86,14591,230
UdunuwaraDivisional Secretariat99,235110,232
YatinuwaraDivisional Secretariat97,835105,962
KegalleDistrict785,524836,603
AranayakaDivisional Secretariat66,19868,147
BulathkohupitiyaDivisional Secretariat45,57346,813
DehiovitaDivisional Secretariat73,99181,441
DeraniyagalaDivisional Secretariat44,73545,479
GaligamuwaDivisional Secretariat69,10473,942
KegalleDivisional Secretariat87,63790,494
MawanellaDivisional Secretariat100,192111,307
RambukkanaDivisional Secretariat75,92582,373
RuwanwellaDivisional Secretariat58,89263,313
WarakapolaDivisional Secretariat106,038112,583
YatiyanthotaDivisional Secretariat57,23960,711
KilinochchiDistrict127,263112,875
KandavalaiDivisional Secretariat...23,003
KarachchiDivisional Secretariat...61,137
PachchilaipalliDivisional Secretariat...8,510
PoonakaryDivisional Secretariat...20,225
KurunegalaDistrict1,460,2151,610,299
AlawwaDivisional Secretariat59,08263,381
AmbanpolaDivisional Secretariat19,96422,833
BamunakotuwaDivisional Secretariat20,70236,023
BingiriyaDivisional Secretariat55,76361,976
EhetuwewaDivisional Secretariat23,07625,695
GalgamuwaDivisional Secretariat47,84454,910
GanewattaDivisional Secretariat36,81239,909
GiribawaDivisional Secretariat28,09331,320
IbbagamuwaDivisional Secretariat76,34484,083
KobeiganeDivisional Secretariat32,23035,797
KotaveheraDivisional Secretariat19,27321,171
Kuliyapitiya EastDivisional Secretariat46,96653,827
Kuliyapitiya WestDivisional Secretariat71,48377,222
KurunegalaDivisional Secretariat88,94480,395
MahawaDivisional Secretariat50,57656,985
MallawapitiyaDivisional Secretariat46,57552,398
MaspothaDivisional Secretariat18,85034,116
MawathagamaDivisional Secretariat56,82065,555
NarammalaDivisional Secretariat51,24455,931
NikaweratiyaDivisional Secretariat36,37040,203
PanduwasnuwaraDivisional Secretariat69,88863,492
Panduwasnuwara East (Katupotha)Divisional Secretariat27,57532,291
PannalaDivisional Secretariat114,438123,551
PolgahawelaDivisional Secretariat58,76264,917
PolpithigamaDivisional Secretariat67,26375,119
RasnayakapuraDivisional Secretariat18,81421,838
RideegamaDivisional Secretariat80,47388,076
UdubaddawaDivisional Secretariat48,80051,972
WariyapolaDivisional Secretariat56,88061,141
WeerambugedaraDivisional Secretariat30,31134,172
MannarDistrict151,57799,051
MadhuDivisional Secretariat...7,631
Mannar TownDivisional Secretariat...50,937
Manthai WestDivisional Secretariat...14,630
MusalaiDivisional Secretariat...8,009
NanaddanDivisional Secretariat...17,844
MataleDistrict441,328482,229
Ambaganga KoraleDivisional Secretariat15,51515,567
DambullaDivisional Secretariat60,97672,082
GalewelaDivisional Secretariat61,84269,715
Laggala-PallegamaDivisional Secretariat12,39912,087
MataleDivisional Secretariat68,45174,529
NaulaDivisional Secretariat28,15730,652
PallepolaDivisional Secretariat27,52029,488
RattotaDivisional Secretariat49,38251,156
UkuwelaDivisional Secretariat61,56867,542
WilgamuwaDivisional Secretariat26,87029,298
YatawattaDivisional Secretariat28,64830,113
MataraDistrict761,370809,344
AkuressaDivisional Secretariat49,80652,676
AthuraliyaDivisional Secretariat30,17932,173
DevinuwaraDivisional Secretariat44,19947,979
DickwellaDivisional Secretariat51,31454,370
HakmanaDivisional Secretariat30,20131,464
KamburupitiyaDivisional Secretariat37,34740,803
Kirinda PuhulwellaDivisional Secretariat19,48320,135
KotapolaDivisional Secretariat64,01263,072
MalimbadaDivisional Secretariat31,52434,735
Matara Four GravetsDivisional Secretariat108,238114,970
MulatiyanaDivisional Secretariat46,06649,943
PasgodaDivisional Secretariat56,14258,869
PitabeddaraDivisional Secretariat49,32050,827
ThihagodaDivisional Secretariat30,90933,202
WeligamaDivisional Secretariat66,45972,511
WelipitiyaDivisional Secretariat46,17151,615
MoneragalaDistrict397,375448,142
BadalkumburaDivisional Secretariat36,78439,880
BibileDivisional Secretariat35,49040,132
ButtalaDivisional Secretariat47,32452,476
KatharagamaDivisional Secretariat16,29718,148
MadullaDivisional Secretariat28,35831,188
MedagamaDivisional Secretariat32,46735,611
MoneragalaDivisional Secretariat42,45749,631
SevanagalaDivisional Secretariat36,82041,639
SiyambalanduwaDivisional Secretariat47,43853,059
ThanamalvilaDivisional Secretariat23,17226,608
WellawayaDivisional Secretariat50,76859,770
MullaitivuDistrict121,66791,947
Manthai East (Pandiyankulam)Divisional Secretariat...6,929
MaritimepattuDivisional Secretariat...28,909
OddusuddanDivisional Secretariat...15,658
PuthukudiyiruppuDivisional Secretariat...23,770
ThunukkaiDivisional Secretariat...9,732
WelioyaDivisional Secretariat...6,949
Nuwara EliyaDistrict703,610706,588
AmbagamuwaDivisional Secretariat203,717203,976
HangurankethaDivisional Secretariat87,76088,055
KothmaleDivisional Secretariat97,509100,437
Nuwara EliyaDivisional Secretariat208,190210,968
WalapaneDivisional Secretariat106,434103,152
PolonnaruwaDistrict358,984403,335
DimbulagalaDivisional Secretariat63,34979,234
ElaheraDivisional Secretariat39,90843,499
HingurakgodaDivisional Secretariat60,86963,720
LankapuraDivisional Secretariat33,67636,424
MedirigiriyaDivisional Secretariat57,89964,926
ThamankaduwaDivisional Secretariat74,22482,138
WelikandaDivisional Secretariat29,05933,394
PuttalamDistrict709,677759,776
AnamaduwaDivisional Secretariat33,30238,171
ArachchikattuwaDivisional Secretariat38,09240,737
ChilawDivisional Secretariat59,89062,475
DankotuwaDivisional Secretariat59,38662,196
KalpitiyaDivisional Secretariat81,78086,019
KaruwalagaswewaDivisional Secretariat20,22523,376
MadampeDivisional Secretariat43,52247,832
MahakumbukkadawalaDivisional Secretariat16,90518,576
MahawewaDivisional Secretariat48,86150,628
MundalamaDivisional Secretariat56,29461,374
NattandiyaDivisional Secretariat57,68662,106
NawagattegamaDivisional Secretariat12,95614,412
PallamaDivisional Secretariat22,41024,379
PuttalamDivisional Secretariat71,09182,041
VanathavilluwaDivisional Secretariat16,46017,399
WennappuwaDivisional Secretariat70,81768,055
RatnapuraDistrict1,015,8071,082,277
AyagamaDivisional Secretariat28,63730,584
BalangodaDivisional Secretariat77,30381,105
EheliyagodaDivisional Secretariat63,87070,713
ElapathaDivisional Secretariat36,32237,606
EmbilipitiyaDivisional Secretariat119,563133,600
GodakawelaDivisional Secretariat69,12375,885
ImbulpeDivisional Secretariat55,54659,283
KahawattaDivisional Secretariat42,46843,026
KalawanaDivisional Secretariat48,66950,968
KiriellaDivisional Secretariat30,88132,457
KolonnaDivisional Secretariat43,69345,709
KuruvitaDivisional Secretariat85,88295,280
NivithigalaDivisional Secretariat59,09259,973
OpanayakaDivisional Secretariat25,47026,531
PelmadullaDivisional Secretariat84,96689,411
RatnapuraDivisional Secretariat115,223119,368
WeligepolaDivisional Secretariat29,09930,778
TrincomaleeDistrict340,158378,182
GomarankadawalaDivisional Secretariat5,1747,339
KantalaiDivisional Secretariat41,13946,641
KinniyaDivisional Secretariat55,46864,451
KuchchaveliDivisional Secretariat21,59033,100
MorawewaDivisional Secretariat4,8777,946
MutturDivisional Secretariat...56,379
Padavi Sri PuraDivisional Secretariat10,99611,858
SeruvilaDivisional Secretariat...13,546
ThambalagamuwaDivisional Secretariat25,53828,356
Trincomalee Town and GravetsDivisional Secretariat...97,234
Verugal (Echchilampattai)Divisional Secretariat...11,332
VavuniyaDistrict149,835171,511
VavuniyaDivisional Secretariat116,441117,153
Vavuniya NorthDivisional Secretariat...11,518
Vavuniya SouthDivisional Secretariat11,00013,070
VengalacheddiculamDivisional Secretariat...29,770

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