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 5.21 meter for each of the 21.92 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 92nd 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

Back to overview: Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka

 totalper 1 mio
per km2
Roadways114,100 km5,205.21 km1,738.96 m
Railroads1,600 km71.26 km23.81 m
Waterways160 km7.30 km2.44 m
Commercial harbors964.380.001


 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways14,699,500 km3,192.38 km459.66 m
Railroads345,900 km75.12 km10.82 m
Waterways260,300 km56.53 km8.14 m
Commercial harbors45,0669.790.001
Sri Lanka: AirportsLargest airports and airlines in Sri LankaThe 5 biggest airports and 2 airlines in Sri Lanka with further information and data
Sri Lanka: ClimateClimate and temperature development in Sri LankaA climate analysis for Sri Lanka incl. temperatures, humidity, rain days per month, hours of sunshine, Water temperature, Rainfalls
Ranking: MegacitiesMega cities - the biggest cities all over the worldRanking of the biggest cities worldwide. On top: Shanghai, Chongqing and Beijing