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From: Regional variation in suicide rates in Sri Lanka between 1955 and 2011: a spatial and temporal analysis

District Crude Suicide rate per 100,000
1955 1972 1980 2011
Ampara 5.7 12.0 26.5 15.4
Anuradhapura 3.8 24.4 48.4 24.2
Badulla 6.7 24.2 37.8 21.6
Batticaloa 5.7 25.4 39.9 23.7
Colombo 6.7 13.3 13.7 11.5
Galle 7.8 14.1 18.6 17.1
Gampaha 6.7 13.3 9.8 11.2
Hambantota 7.5 18.0 53.6 21.3
Jaffna 13.1 32.9 27.4 24.5
Kalutara 9.8 12.9 11.7 17.1
Kandy 5.1 23.9 25.8 15.6
Kegalle 4.9 19.9 23.0 12.5
Kilinochchi 13.1 32.9 27.4 27.3
Kurunegala 4.8 36.7 58.9 24.3
Mannar 4.3 24.1 25.1 17.1
Matale 11.0 29.2 36.2 23.3
Matara 2.7 9.8 23.0 21.0
Moneragala 6.7 19.0 28.4 25.7
Mullaitivu 17.9 63.9 89.3 28.2
Nuwara 7.0 24.3 44.3 17.0
Polonnaruwa 3.8 28.3 50.2 24.1
Puttalam 7.3 25.0 30.7 30.6
Ratnapura 8.9 21.3 24.0 22.6
Trincomalee 8.7 18.3 21.6 16.3
Vavuniya 17.9 63.9 84.1 15.7