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State of Sri Lankan Cities 2018 report presents the first comprehensive assessment of Sri Lanka's recent urban development. It is a key output of the ambitious 21 month State of Sri Lankan Cities Project, which includes both a report and an urban database to support sustainable urban development in Sri Lanka.

 

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Executive summary (SOSLC report 2018)

The state of Sri Lankan cities 2018 (SoSLC) report includes 10 chapters of data and analysis, to provide detailed sectoral assessment of Sri Lanka’s cities and present and integrated policy analysis. 

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Way forward (SOSLC report 2018)

This road map for Sri Lankan cities details possible future policy and programme directions to promote social and economic development in the country’s urban centres. 

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Methodology (SOSLC report 2018)

Methodology of creating land use maps, data extraction from medium high resolution satellite images, population estimates and the methodology of creating spatial data for Bellanwila Attidiya wetland is elaborated. 

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Maps (SOSLC report 2018)

There are main 3 types of maps in this section. They are urban expansion maps, Land use maps and derived maps. Created accurate land use 2017 maps are based on, Secondary data (survey dept.), field verification (openstreetmap) and UDA maps.

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City profiles (SOSLC report 2018)

The section includes a summarized overview on each provincial capital city with an elaborative data set. The data includes primary, secondary and spatial data extractions respectively to each city. 

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Accident Statistics in Police Divisions

Police divisions data on number of fatal casualties.

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Colombo Municipal area

Colombo Municipal Council covers an area of 4361 hectares. 

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Map of Distribution of Grama Niladhari Divisions in Colombo Administrative Limits

The ethnic / sex / age composition in the Colombo Municipal Council area, detailed for each of its 54 Grama Niladhari Divisions.

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Map of Colombo City's pipe borne water lines

Data from Water Supply and Drainage Board. This map includes the pipe borne water distribution lines and pipe diameter, including the year the pipelines were installed.

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Forecasted sea level rise and impacts on land use in Colombo City for next 100 years

Colombo city is situated in the coastal region, and very vulnerable to sea levels rise caused by climate change. The data presented here are based on forecasts by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The impact area is specified separately with its land use.

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Map of Sewerage Network and Pumping Stations

This section contains information on the distribution of sewerage pipelines, pumping stations and sea outfalls. Source of information: Colombo Municipal Council. Note: There is a slight shift in the layers due to the angle difference in the data source. Needs to be viewed keeping this in mind.

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Map of Bus routes and their starting - ending points in Colombo City

It contains accurate information about the bus routes, bus route numbers and starting and end points. This set of information was created under the SoSLC project, using data from the routemaster.lk web page.