Divisional Secretariats of Sri Lanka

Divisional Secretariats of Sri Lanka (DS division of Sri Lanka) is an administrative structure in Sri Lanka. There are being divided into administrative sub-units under districts. Originally they were based on the feudal counties, the korales and ratas. 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 'D.S. Divisions'. So far, there are 331 divisions in Sri Lanka.

Districts and Provinces in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has 25 districts and 9 provinces. The provinces are the first-level administrative divisions while districts are the second-level administrative divisions in Sri Lanka.

Province District Total
area
in km2 (mi2)
Central Province Kandy 1,940 (750)
Matale 1,993 (770)
Nuwara Eliya 1,741 (672)
Eastern Province Ampara 4,415 (1,705)
Batticaloa 2,854 (1,102)
Trincomalee 2,727 (1,053)
North Central Province Anuradhapura 7,179 (2,772)
Polonnaruwa 3,293 (1,271)
Kurunegala 4,816 (1,859)
North Western Province Puttalam 3,072 (1,186)
Northern Province Jaffna 1,025 (396)
Kilinochchi 1,279 (494)
Mannar 1,996 (771)
Mullaitivu 2,617 (1,010)
Vavuniya 1,967 (759)
Sabaragamuwa Province Kegalle 1,693 (654)
Ratnapura 3,275 (1,264)
Southern Province Galle 1,652 (638)
Hambantota 2,609 (1,007)
Matara 1,283 (495)
Uva Province Badulla 2,861 (1,105)
Monaragala 5,639 (2,177)
Western Province Colombo 699 (270)
Gampaha 1,387 (536)
Kalutara 1,598 (617)
 Total 65,610 (25,330)

Districts of Sri Lanka

Districts of Sri Lanka are 25 districts that organized into 9 provinces. Each district is administered under a Government Agent (GA) / District Secretary, who is appointed by the Sri Lankan central government. These districts are the second-level administrative divisions after the provinces of Sri Lanka.

District Province Land
area
in km2 (mi2)
Total
area
in km2 (mi2)
 1 Ampara Eastern 4,222 (1,630) 4,415 (1,705)
 2 Anuradhapura North Central 6,664 (2,573) 7,179 (2,772)
 3 Badulla Uva 2,827 (1,092) 2,861 (1,105)
 4 Batticaloa Eastern 2,610 (1,010) 2,854 (1,102)
 5 Colombo Western 676 (261) 699 (270)
 6 Galle Southern 1,617 (624) 1,652 (638)
 7 Gampaha Western 1,341 (518) 1,387 (536)
 8 Hambantota Southern 2,496 (964) 2,609 (1,007)
 9 Jaffna Northern 929 (359) 1,025 (396)
10 Kalutara Western 1,576 (608) 1,598 (617)
11 Kandy Central 1,917 (740) 1,940 (750)
12 Kegalle Sabaragamuwa 1,685 (651) 1,693 (654)
13 Kilinochchi Northern 1,205 (465) 1,279 (494)
14 Kurunegala North Western 4,624 (1,785) 4,816 (1,859)
15 Mannar Northern 1,880 (730) 1,996 (771)
16 Matale Central 1,952 (754) 1,993 (770)
17 Matara Southern 1,270 (490) 1,283 (495)
18 Monaragala Uva 5,508 (2,127) 5,639 (2,177)
19 Mullaitivu Northern 2,415 (932) 2,617 (1,010)
20 Nuwara Eliya Central 1,706 (659) 1,741 (672)
21 Polonnaruwa North Central 3,077 (1,188) 3,293 (1,271)
22 Puttalam North Western 2,882 (1,113) 3,072 (1,186)
23 Ratnapura Sabaragamuwa 3,236 (1,249) 3,275 (1,264)
24 Trincomalee Eastern 2,529 (976) 2,727 (1,053)
25 Vavuniya Northern 1,861 (719) 1,967 (759)
Total 62,705 (24,211) 65,610 (25,330)

Provinces of Sri Lanka

Provinces of Sri Lanka are the first level administrative division. Currently, provinces of Sri Lanka have nine provinces. These 9 provinces are divided in 25 districts as second level administrative division.

Province Provincial
capital
Land
area
in km2 (mi2)
Inland
water
area
in km2 (mi2)
Total
area
in km2 (mi2)
Central Kandy 5,575 (2,153) 99 (38) 5,674 (2,191)
Eastern Trincomalee 9,361 (3,614) 635 (245) 9,996 (3,859)
Central Anuradhapura 9,741 (3,761) 731 (282) 10,472 (4,043)
Northern Jaffna 8,290 (3,200) 594 (229) 8,884 (3,430)
North Western Kurunegala 7,506 (2,898) 382 (147) 7,888 (3,046)
Sabaragamuwa Ratnapura 4,921 (1,900) 47 (18) 4,968 (1,918)
Southern Galle 5,383 (2,078) 161 (62) 5,544 (2,141)
Uva Badulla 8,335 (3,218) 165 (64) 8,500 (3,300)
Western Colombo 3,593 (1,387) 91 (35) 3,684 (1,422)
Total 62,705 (24,211) 2,905 (1,122) 65,610 (25,330)

Four digits hotline telephone numbers in Sri Lanka

Here are four digits emergency / hotline telephone numbers in Sri Lanka. This also called as 4 digits short codes for special services.

1900 - Customer Care Hot Line for matters related to telecommunications sector
1901 - Hot Line for complaints regarding electricity service
1902 - Hot Line for General Public
1905 - Hot Line of Investigation & Monitoring Unit
1908 - Hot Line for Presidential Secretariat
1909 - IMEI Verification System
1910 - Hot Line for reporting Power supply breakdowns (LECO Areas)
1911 - Hot Line to provide information & obtain complaints regarding examinations conducted by Dept. of Examinations
1915 - Hotline to receive complaints from public
1916 - To provide customer service
1917 - Hot Line to provide customer service
1918 - To provide services to farmers
1919 - Government Information Center
1920 - Hot line for farmers to contact Agricultural Services Center
1921 - To provide a better service to the public regarding the mineral sector.
1922 - Customer Care Hot Line of State Mortgage & Investment Bank
1929 - Child Help Line
1930 - Public Awareness Building on National Needs & Media promotions
1933 - Hot line for complaints related to Encroachment of lands, business premises, houses and writing of false deeds
1938 - Women Help Line
1939 - Customer Care Hot Line of Water Board
1940 - To communicate with Sri Lankan Youth through youth development program.
1944 - Hot Line to provide more services to Tax payers
1948 - To obtain information related to tobacco and alcohol
1949 - To obtain more information about the services and for any queries.
1950 - Hot Line for e- services provided by Postal Dept.
1951 - To provide information of skilled labor for those who needed services
1954 - Hot Line for Complaints on Bribery and Corruptions
1955 - For public complaints on long distance private buses
1956 - To make complaints for those who can’t get services from government institutes in their own language
1959 - To provide information and advice required by the public from National Hospital
1960 - To receive complaints from public
1961 - Hot line for Customers
1962 - Hot Line for inquiries on immigration and emigration matters
1966 - To provide technical information and advice for public
1968 - For emergency calls to inform road blockages
1969 - For emergency calls to Southern Expressway Operations Center
1970 - For inquiries of Pensioners
1973 - Customer service hot line for general public
1977 - Hot line for Consumer Complaints and Inquiries
1979 - Hot line for passengers on reservation and other information
1980 - Hot Line to receive queries and complaints
1982 - Hot line for Customers
1984 - Hot line for counseling and operational activities
1987-  Hot line for reporting power supply breakdown (CEB Areas)
1988 - Hot line for National Operations Center of Education Ministry
1989 - Hot line for the complaints and grievances of foreign employees and their family members
1990 - Emergency Pre-Hospital Care Ambulance Service
1991 - To obtain public complaints relating to environmental protection & management of natural resources
1992 - To get complaints about electric fence breakdowns
1995 - For general public to obtain appointments in advance
1996 - Hot line for reporting Human Rights issues
1999 - For the use of TRC projects

Emergency telephone numbers in Sri Lanka

Here are three digits emergency / hotline telephone numbers in Sri Lanka. This also called as 4 digits short codes for special services

110 – Ambulance
111 – Fire and Rescue
114 – Sri Lankan Army Operational Commander Colombo
115 – Colombo Municipal Council-Operational Unit
116 – Sri Lanka Air Force Emergency Service
118 – National Help Desk (Ministry of Defense)
119 – Police Emergency Service