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Sabaragamuwa Province
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Sabaragamuwa Province

Sabaragamuwa is a province of Sri Lanka, and contains two main cities: Ratnapura and Kegalle. Sabaragamuwa University [1] is in Belihuloya. It is named after its former indigenous inhabitants, namely the Sabara, an indic term for hunter gatherer tribes, a term seldom used in ancient Sri Lanka. Ratnapura (?? in Sinhala; இரத்தினபுரி in Tamil) (meaning The city of gems in Sinhala & Tamil) is the chief town in the Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. ... Kegalle is a city in Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. ...

Districts of Sabaragamuwa
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Districts of Sabaragamuwa

Sabaragamuwa is divided into 2 districts:

  • Kegalle District 1,663 km²
  • Ratnapura District 3,237 km²

At an elevation of approximately 500 feet above sea level, Ratnapura is the provincial capital of Sabargamuwa. It is 60 miles (100 km) from the main coastal city of Colombo.


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Sri Lanka is divided into eight provinces for the purposes of local governance. ... Below the provinces Sri Lanka is divided into 25 administrative districts. ...

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Cities in Sabaragamuwa province

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