TotalLow Country SinhaleseKandyan SinhaleseCeylon TamilsIndian TamilsCeylon MoorsIndian MoorsBurghers & EurasiansMalaysVeddasEuropeansOthers

Ceylon

4106350

1716859

998561

528024

530983

233901

32724

26663

12990

5332

7592

12721

Anuradhapura

86276

2804

63023

5619

2953

9350

521

144

152

1626

36

48

Anuradhapura536111999081571812455138106130-2913

Badulla

216692

12279

121396

3496

69873

5357

1743

622

609

593

516

208

Badulla648814602793295465655272250252-433
Bandarawela1531436315114189208796252-6214

Batticaloa

153943

853

4918

83382

566

60383

312

956

24

2456

65

28

Batticaloa106662662589291685274465321-276

Chilaw

87644

72836

2047

4394

4072

2972

502

299

195

-

32

295

Chilaw503334385425438744118461183-922

Colombo

826828

655293

7835

27785

54830

33314

15891

16269

6104

-

3111

6396

Colombo Municipality21127491590249515252367172448113688134855364-27525450
Kolonnawa53034942645011426293814-422
Moratuwa2725325647398223436831811817-3562
Negombo12960671790415382440431434948-2338
Wattala-Mabole-Peliyagoda59425174987227122359243-117

Galle

291001

272231

753

792

4180

11280

174

1034

244

-

194

119

Galle Municipality39960292101423724938338123885219-12355
Ambalangoda18651775182129886----

Hambantota

110508

106232

175

404

305

2089

28

152

984

-

24

115

Hambantota30921196355318801135767-4110
Tangalla-Beliatta35062818292717452139147-102

Jaffna

326712

329

74

321019

889

3292

193

588

79

-

128

121

Jaffna404412235135902424296114650574-8768

Kalutara

279493

230702

2045

2029

26246

16978

448

506

233

-

173

133

Beruwala267222715635312501112--6-
Kalutara130069932117211449202010112612-1226
Panadura57084943112128241116645331-515

Kandy

408429

31788

187158

11789

141332

23593

5735

2948

1775

-

1462

849

Kandy Municipality294519339659419832871359214971930927-417301
Gampola552113721306337587133635611196-128
Hatton-Dickoya30258383412897742732398885-5048
Kadugannawa10364102218910075512112-3225
Nawalapitiya37671086404269595698374123122-933
Wattegama74029697881093710415-3-

Kegalla

242529

20096

151295

2485

57434

8301

1278

381

234

-

241

784

Kegalla2536100789887219122927314-24-

Kurunegala

306807

46851

231601

3495

10217

11565

1771

389

543

-

101

274

Kurunegala816331941725549856691445234339-4090

Mannar

25603

593

46

15241

1490

7842

250

77

1

1

23

39

Matale

108367

7259

60753

1561

31372

5045

1361

288

309

-

184

235

Matale579216317915461101884475163118-974

Matara

227308

216199

284

463

2665

6939

84

514

58

-

55

47

Matara1385111439261179716573038643-3719
Weligama867269451036181656--3-31

Mullaittivu

17336

276

1572

13468

591

1220

21

94

9

54

5

26

Nuwara Eliya

155462

9107

43029

5039

93207

1359

1019

681

406

-

1033

582

Nuwara Eliya7406239613763741831267173301117-49378

Puttalam

39665

11722

6449

6728

2543

10969

661

102

329

-

14

148

Puttalam5990808105844504323917464222-525

Ratnapura

165992

19026

113353

1922

25898

2524

547

315

62

-

149

2196

Balangoda80324227442941159166-23
Ratnapura5476179822721813805989811214-1112

Trincomalee

29755

383

755

16913

320

9529

185

304

640

602

46

78

Trincomalee883717515709515687714223487-2234

Source: Census of Ceylon 1946. Vol. I Part II: Statistical digest by A.G.Ranasinha, C.M.G., C.B.E., Superintendent of Census 1946. Colombo, 1951
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