Population of Cities in Sri Lanka (2018)

0
Over 1 Million
12
100,000 to 1 Million
48
10,000 to 100,000

Sri Lanka has 0 cities with more than a million people, 12 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 48 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Sri Lanka is Colombo, with a population of 648,034 people.

Colombo

Colombo is the capital of Sri Lanka and has a long history as a port on ancient east-west trade routes.

648,034

Mount Lavinia

The Mount Lavinia area is mainly a residential suburb known as Colombo's beach retreat, and it is known for its 'Golden Mile' of beaches.

219,827

Galkissa

Galkissa is the second largest municipality in Sri Lanka, with a population of almost 250,000 residents.

215,941

Moratuwa

Industries in Moratuwa include the manufacture of furniture, rubber products, batteries, transformers and wood handicrafts.

185,031

Jaffna

In colonial times, clothing and items of gold and silver were produced in Jaffa.

169,102

Negombo

Negombo is known for its centuries old fishing industry.

137,223

Pita Kotte

Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte (commonly known as Kotte) is the official capital of Sri Lanka.

118,179

Name 2018 Population
Colombo648,034
Mount Lavinia219,827
Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia219,827
Galkissa215,941
Moratuwa185,031
Jaffna169,102
Negombo137,223
Pita Kotte118,179
Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte115,826
Kandy111,701
Trincomalee108,420
Kalmunai100,171
Galle93,118
Point Pedro89,810
Batticaloa86,742
Katunayaka84,643
Valvedditturai78,205
Matara76,254
Battaramulla South75,633
Dambulla66,716
Maharagama66,576
Kotikawatta64,565
Anuradhapura60,943
Vavuniya60,176
Kolonnawa58,076
Hendala56,978
Ratnapura47,832
Badulla47,587
Puttalam45,661
Welisara41,306
Kalutara38,000
Bentota37,000
Matale36,462
Homagama34,664
Beruwala34,250
Panadura33,735
Mulleriyawa33,540
Kandana33,424
Ja Ela32,175
Wattala30,725
Peliyagoda30,717
Kelaniya28,846
Kurunegala28,571
Nuwara Eliya25,775
Gampola24,730
Chilaw24,712
Eravur Town22,982
Hanwella Ihala22,918
Weligama22,179
Vakarai21,000
Kataragama20,935
Ambalangoda20,133
Shanjeev Home20,000
Ampara18,348
Kegalle17,962
Hatton15,073
Polonnaruwa13,900
Kilinochchi13,006
Tangalla10,497
Monaragala10,236
Gampaha9,350
Horana South8,982
Wattegama8,000
Minuwangoda7,772
Horawala Junction7,500
Kuliyapitiya6,877