TotalBuddhistsHindusMuhammadansChristiansOthers

Ceylon

4498605

2769805

982073

302532

443400

795

Anuradhapura

96525

73472

9613

11675

1761

4

Anuradhapura Local Board7781330627458079203
rural87440695086319108357771
estates13046585493364-

Badulla

233864

136983

81403

8321

7098

59

Badulla Local Board8126524576212368812
Bandarawela Local Board16867581984033225
Lunugala Sanitary Board52621712614340-
rural1400331275315582555313589
estates83493323274735986449743

Batticaloa

158709

6917

80743

63182

7803

64

Batticaloa Local Board10564256563965240161
Kalmunai Town2586751967754681
rural14482265747247262438327662
estates737126651743-

Chilaw

102374

40354

6989

4135

50890

6

Chilaw Local Board664287359289542811
rural925043857752223182455194
estates322890411755810901

Colombo

923143

596163

57571

59693

209421

295

Colombo Municipality24416388764416204806665462251
Moratuwa Local Board2860813543271323144674
Negombo Local Board21262244712751790157482
Minuwangoda Local Board90645160150245-
rural6140304866646795912311141533
estates141744294755024120845

Galle

313118

289572

7003

11625

4905

13

Galle Municipality3907327659466853124116
Ambalangoda Sanitary Board3347311367571073
rural259445254639366296714703
estates1125341616104709171

Hambantota

119607

114837

915

3359

446

50

Hambantota Sanitary Board2849106857157011044
Tangalla Sanitary Board4896418539497175-
rural11166810949274812771501
estates194927115115

Jaffna

330541

853

288366

3862

37448

12

Jaffna Local Board4243654726130346912290-
rural2880143052621783932512612
estates91158-32-

Kalutara

323704

255815

30057

18409

19410

13

Kalutara Local Board135968723348219023323
Panadura Sanitary Board1074794991611958893
rural262613232740130615647129164
estates3674848532824237732733

Kandy

433993

238163

137583

33587

24616

44

Kandy Municipality325621664631766247647716
Gampola Local Board6202271668221236801
Hatton-Dickoya Local Board29401328450690472-
Nawalapitiya Local Board322111635848755954
rural23822920594881462083732953
estates1508391036212454528151309720

Kegalla

268839

198047

50821

11389

8554

28

Kegalla Local Board35082112198379819-
rural208920191723356910087351427
estates5641142124705492342211

Kurunegala

354197

302755

15873

16448

19058

63

Kurunegala Local Board101875220116719571843-
rural3282272921006579143221516462
estates157835435812716920511

Mannar

25582

329

5042

8017

12194

-

Mannar Sanitary Board3705325209822171-
rural218772974522703510023-

Matale

116584

71460

33286

7328

4504

6

Matale Local Board78653701121020079425
rural7390065591231746181374-
estates3481921682975970321881

Matara

238509

224586

4387

7180

2354

2

Matara Local Board1677913631201181611292
Weligama Sanitary Board91047548421391123-
rural2072962024264213860589-
estates53309813723113513-

Mullaittivu

18706

1991

12754

1352

2609

-

Mullaittivu Sanitary Board156313859118573-
Vavuniya Town9367466876118-
rural1613819041122011581856-
estates69-7-62-

Nuwara Eliya

167162

57323

95657

3342

10827

13

Nuwara Eliya Board of Improvement75252787224439520954
rural54675494462145184412355
estates104962509091268110374974

Puttalam

35610

8959

3834

12442

10316

59

Puttalam Local Board690554574742111402-
Kalpitiya Sanitary Board1608251781114291-
rural26426815427857092833659
estates67123512425287-

Ratnapura

202975

149875

42942

4148

5950

60

Ratnapura Local Board7014494943589372512
rural1473641407762207261217645
estates48597415040300643346143

Trincomalee

34112

1192

16927

12912

3080

1

Trincomalee Local Board9414217633811001759-
rural24551918105531177413051
estates14757363816-

(in trains)

743

154

307

126

153

3

(in the Great and Little Basses)

8

5

-

-

3

-


Source: Census publications, Ceylon, 1921. Volume I, Part I: Report on the Census of Ceylon, 1921 by L.J.B.Turner, M.A. (of the Ceylon Civil Service), Superintendent of Census and Director of Statistics, Ceylon, Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. Colombo, 1924
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