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*Tracing Your Roots > South Asian > Records in Other Countries
* Records in Sri Lanka 
 
A Sri Lankan genealogical forum is available through www.genealogy.com where you can post and share family history information. The web address is:*genforum.genealogy.com/srilanka

The National Archives of Sri Lanka holds the:

  • Land settlement records (1867-1900)
  • Genealogical records (18th century)
  • Birth details on Palm Leaves (1806-12)
  • Voters registers (1965-1992)
  • Sinhala newspapers (1862-1976)
  • English newspapers (1832-1976)
  • Tamil newspapers (1864-1976)
These are invaluable sources for family historians. Their contact details are:
National Archives of Sri Lanka
P.O. Box 1414
7 Reid Avenue
Colombo 7
Sri Lanka
Tel: 94 1 694523, 94 1 696917
Fax: 94 1 694419
E-mail: narchive@slt.lk
Web site: *www.mca.gov.lk/D_archives/dept_archives

The information about census records of Sri Lanka can be obtained from the:
Information Unit
Department of Census and Statistics
P.O. Box 563, Colombo
Sri Lanka
Tel: + 94 1 675297
Email: dcensus@lanka.ccom.lk


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