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 Asia. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 114,093 km. Theoretically, this is 5.23 meter for each of the 22 millions inhabitants of the country. Sri Lanka hereby ranks 108th in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.07 meters of railway tracks per person Sri Lanka come 94th 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 km5,232.90 km1,738.96 m 14,699,500 km3,219.33 km459.66 m
Railroads 1,600 km71.64 km23.81 m 345,900 km75.76 km10.82 m
Waterways 160 km7.34 km2.44 m 260,300 km57.01 km8.14 m
Commercial harbors 974.450.001 43,8729.610.001
Airports 180.830.274 4,3490.950.000