TotalBuddhistsHindusMuslimsRoman CatholicsAnglicansPresbyteriansMethodistsBaptistsCongregationalistsSalvationistsPentecostalistsAmerican MissionOther ChristiansZoroastriansFree ThinkersAgnosticsOthers

Ceylon

8097895

5209439

1610561

541506

609938

48647

4368

21882

3576

262

1877

4359

1681

27871

1295

1750

865

8018

Anuradhapura229282189855143202013437054181489328154324455204173
Badulla4668962656101698671694596312292101548518149771047625823535
Batticaloa270493293791201191062131107378092212351874617386134012134
Chilaw17007271785976960407988574252359139342230783548432073
Colombo17087261124814106445119290296248248473270118132293845752078290121525737723582824
Galle5243694898091159415857424310459946940442810411540548460288
Hambantota191508184625127047063239314712115222481360
Jaffna49184955964192777307519071695841422251113335311102815-28482
Kalutara523550434565348662935021232126054105038121099256648344279
Kandy840382481548254491660232646163472231570260539357183181915415063473
Kegalla47160538195656670198488328217320122209463748988715215653
Kurunegala62633655455114095287292332320468132913242365023184894147104544
Mannar4368913081153513284170893662443-222160-2-16
Matale2010491365354422913165530561531236157-18113636517339215
Matara41343138764812083992219475272543815-7741354505358229
Nuwara Eliya32525411473318586871261339120308144718112317831940545428241
Puttalam5882019983403917919159941116346--22-6501223516
Ratnapura42155531558285881740182991163772551011028204391390113127101784
Trincomalee83917140823236229152733229615244318252320849117
Vavuniya351125475217813095422213123191--1714232114582

Source: Census of Ceylon 1953. Volume I: General report by H.E.Peries M.A.(Cantab), Director of Census & Statistics and Superintendent of Census. Department of census and statistics, Colombo, 1957
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