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Ampara District

The district is administered by a District Secretariat headed by a District Secretary (previously known as a Government Agent) appointed by the central government of Sri Lanka. The headquarters is located in Ampara town. The district was carved out of the southern part of Batticaloa district in 1958

  Province Eastern
  Total Area 4,415 km2
  Total Population 592,997
  Density 140.3/km2
  Ethnic
Ethnicity Population % Of Total
Sinhalese 236,583 39.9%
Sri Lankan Tamils 109,188 18.4%
Sri Lankan Moors 244,620 41.3%
Indian Tamils 715 0.1%
Other (including Burgher, Malay) 1891 0.3%
Total 592,997 100.0%

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