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Table 1 Annual percentage of growth in malaria incidence over the years 2001 to 2004 as compared to the years 2004 – 2005, absolute case numbers in 2005 and population projection in districts in Sri Lanka, and their geographic position.

From: Malaria in Sri Lanka: one year post-tsunami

District Position Annual percent growth of incidence 2001–2004 Annual percent growth of incidence 2004–2005 Difference Absolute cases 2005 Projected population mid 2005
Ampara East coast -18 -83 -65 126 612696
Anuradhapura Inland -50 -30 20 448 780900
Badulla Inland -65 -94 -30 3 829245
Batticaloa East coast -59 -80 -22 84 540535
Colombo West coast -61 179 240 17 2382298
Galle South coast NA* NA* NA* 0 1028690
Gampaha West coast -63 50 113 56 2112382
Hambantota South coast -65 -84 -18 6 536952
Jaffna North coast -70 -50 19 24 653466
Kalutara West coast -52 -43 8 4 1092711
Kandy Inland -59 29 88 17 1345092
Kegalle Inland -65 -46 19 6 798845
Kilinochchi West coast -89 -60 29 16 147603
Kurunegala Inland -61 -50 11 258 1503423
Mannar West coast -37 -93 -56 4 100181
Matale Inland -50 -77 -27 18 462498
Matara South coast -47 -55 -9 10 799400
Moneragala Inland -64 -89 -25 17 413301
Mullaitivu East coast -88 -43 45 5 122942
Nuwara Eliya Inland -55 -100 -45 0 728166
Polonnaruwa Inland -41 -90 -49 37 378379
Puttalam West coast -69 159 228 102 738475
Ratnapura Inland -74 -68 6 22 1068896
Trincomalee East coast -37 -4 33 286 355573
Vavuniya Inland -73 45 118 62 155650
  1. * In Galle District, only 2 malaria cases were reported in 2001 and none thereafter. (NA = Not Available)
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