List of capitals in Sri Lanka

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This is a list of Provincial capitals of Sri Lanka: [1]

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  1. Government of Sri Lanka (2018). State of Sri Lankan Cities 2018 (PDF). Colombo: UN Habitat. p. 2. ISBN   978-955-7622-02-6 . Retrieved 4 March 2021.