Transport and infrastructure in Sri Lanka

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Sri Lanka with the average of all countries in Asien. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 114,093 km. Theoretically, this is 5.32 meter for each of the 21 millions inhabitants of the country. Sri Lanka hereby ranks 102nd in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.07 meters of railway tracks per person Sri Lanka come 96th worldwide.

The given waterways are refered to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of harbours additionally includes the ones on the 1,340 km long coastline.

Airports in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka



  totalper 1 mio
per km2 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways 114,100 km5,320.51 km1,738.96 m 13,609,300 km3,036.47 km425.60 m
Railroads 1,400 km67.48 km22.05 m 333,900 km74.50 km10.44 m
Waterways 200 km7.46 km2.44 m 260,300 km58.08 km8.14 m
Commercial harbors 210.980.000 15,9153.550.000
Airports 190.890.290 4,3790.980.000