Southern Province, Sri Lanka
The Southern Province is a geographic area consisting of the districts of Galle
. Subsistence farming and fishing is the main source of income for the vast majority of the people of this region. Government School education is primarily handled by the Southern Provincial Education Department
Districts of Southern province
Administrative Divisions of Southern Province
of the Sri Lanka
are divided into administrative sub-units known as divisional secretariats
. These were originally based on the feudal counties
, the korale
s and rata
s. 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 a 'D.S. Divisions'.
Major Cities and Towns
, a major city in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka
Important landmarks of the Southern Province include the wildlife sanctuaries of the Yala
National Parks. Ussangoda in Ambalantota
is a panoramic view of the beach and the sea, and the holy city of Kataragama
, and the ancient cities of Tissamaharama
. (Although Galle is an ancient city, almost nothing survives from before the Portuguese
invasion.) During the Portuguese period there were two famous Sinhalese poets called Andare who was from Dickwella
and Gajaman Nona who was from Denipitiya in Matara District, composing poems on common man.
The Southern Province was seriously affected by the tsunami in 2004. The province is going through a rebuilding process.
- ^ "Population by Province, 2012" (PDF). Department of Census & Statistics. 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
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- ^ "Provinces of Sri Lanka". Statoids.
- ^ "Provincial Councils". Government of Sri Lanka. Archived from the original on 7 July 2009.
- ^ "Population by ethnicity and district according to Divisional Secretary's Division" (pdf). Department of Census & Statistics. 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
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