#tagcoding for Sri Lanka ?

Consider Principles of Innovation (Principles for Digital Development) #pi9 - Be collaborative. By suitably #tagcoding genuine content, stakeholders and donors can contribute it to an open domestic and global conversation on governance, knowledge sharing and innovation for sustainable development, the economic activities and functions of government in Sri Lanka, its cities and municipalities. By providing low-hurdle access to open data that matters to a particular context or trade, stakeholders are empowered to add data-driven elements to the discourse and their learning.

In a #tag2wiki step, the #tagcoded content can be curated, analysed, and shared and conflicting viewpoints can be covered in wiki sector maps and maps of the functions of government, as part of Sri Lanka's planning for inclusive and sustainable development1.

This reference page for Sri Lanka is not intended for being read in a linear way. Rather, it must be used as a "4 dimensional topic map" for a knowledge and data driven development discourse in Sri Lanka. The reader with an interest in a particular topic can quickly find open data and other content on that "topic in its context and dimension". Before contributing new content, we recommend the reader to minimally check the content that is (referenced) on this page, and to keep in mind Principles of Innovation (Principles for Digital Development) #pi7 - Reuse and improve. For what concerns the reuse, improving or addition of new content, we recommend the use of the suitable hashtag with awareness of its dimension (lgu, sdg, isic or cofog).

#LKlgu tags for administrative units, with curated open data.

city (capital of province) #LKlgu Development data ( Knoema )
Colombo (Western (Basnahira)) #LK01 Data Atlas
Colombo (Colombo) #LK12 Data atlas
Gampaha (Gampaha) #LK13 Data atlas
Kandy (Central (Madhyama)) #LK02 Data Atlas
Kandy(Kandy) #LK21 Data atlas
Matale (Matale) #LK22 Data atlas
Nuwara Eliya (Nuwara Eliya) #LK23 Data atlas
Galle (Southern (Dakunu)) #LK03 Data Atlas
Galle (Galle) #LK31 Data atlas
Matara (Matara) #LK32 Data atlas
Hambantota (Hambantota) #LK33 Data atlas
Maangkulam (Northern (Uturu)) #LK04 Data Atlas
Jaffna (Jaffna) #LK41 Data atlas
Mannar (Mannar) #LK42 Data atlas
Vavuniya (Vavuniya) #LK43 Data atlas
Mullaitivu (Mullaitivu) #LK44 Data atlas
Pachchilaipali (Kilinochchi) #LK45 Data atlas
Trincomalee (Eastern (Negenahira)) #LK05 Data Atlas
Batticaloa (Batticaloa) #LK51 Data atlas
Ampara (Ampara) #LK52 Data atlas
Trincomalee (Trincomalee) #LK53 Data atlas
Kurunegala (North-Western (Wayamba)) #LK06 Data Atlas
Kurunegala (Kurunegala) #LK61 Data atlas
Puttalam (Puttalam) #LK62 Data atlas
Anuradhapura (North Central (Uturumeda)) #LK07 Data Atlas
Anuradhapura (Anuradhapura) #LK71 Data atlas
Polonnaruwa (Polonnaruwa) #LK72 Data atlas
Badulla (Uva) #LK08 Data atlas
Badulla (Badulla) #LK81 Data atlas
Moneragala (Moneragala) #LK82 Data atlas
Ratnapura (Sabaragamuwa) #LK09 Data atlas
Ratnapura (Ratnapura) #LK91 Data atlas
Kegalle (Kegalle) #LK92 Data atlas
construct more tags with the extended divisioning geocodes (Geohive)
#tagcoding for SriLanka : #LKlgu 4local #sdgLK 4goals #isicLK 4economy #cofogLK 4gov

#sdgLK tags for sustainable development goals

Sustainable Development Global Goals (SDGs)2 in Sri Lanka - use #sdgLK on Twitter or G+.

(tab guide)
#SDG1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
#SDG2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture
#SDG3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
#SDG4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all
#SDG5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
#SDG6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
#SDG7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all
#SDG8: Promote sustained, inclusive & sustainable economic growth, full & productive employment & decent work for all
#SDG9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
#SDG10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
#SDG11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
#SDG12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
#SDG13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
#SDG14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
#SDG15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, …
#SDG16: Promote peaceful & inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all, .. institutions
#SDG17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

#isicLK tags for economic activities

Sector in Sri Lanka #isicLK #tag
A - Agriculture, forestry and fishing #LK88A
B - Mining and quarrying #LK88B
C - Manufacturing #LK88C
D - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply #LK88D
E - Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities #LK88E
F - Construction #LK88F
G - Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles #LK88G
H - Transportation and storage #LK88H
I - Accommodation and food service activities #LK88I
J - Information and communication #LK88J
K - Financial and insurance activities #LK88K
L - Real estate activities #LK88L
M - Professional, scientific and technical activities #LK88M
N - Administrative and support service activities #LK88N
O - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security #LK88O
P - Education #LK88P
Q - Human health and social work activities #LK88Q
R - Arts, entertainment and recreation #LK88R
S - Other service activities #LK88S
T - Activities of households #LK88T
U - Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies #LK88U

#cofogLK tags for functions of government

+ Government and the People

Check out Sri Lanka's profile in the Human Development Report - 2014 to understand the country's challenges in below areas.


09 - Education - #LK09fg

Functions of government #cofogLK tag
Pre-primary education (IS) #cofog0911LK
Primary education (IS) #cofog0912LK
Lower-secondary education (IS) #cofog0921LK
Upper-secondary education (IS) #cofog0922LK
Post-secondary non-tertiary education (IS) #cofog0930LK
First stage of tertiary education (IS) #cofog0941LK
Second stage of tertiary education (IS) #cofog0942LK
Education not definable by level (IS) #cofog0950LK
Subsidiary services to education (IS) #cofog0960LK
R&D Education (CS) #cofog0970LK
Education n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0980LK
Initiatives COPNI 04.7: Malay Wikipedia



09 with detailed structure and explanatory notes at COFOG Division 09 - Education
The related category of industry (ISIC) is P - Education
International World Bank Education Strategy 2020
09.1 - Pre-primary and primary education (also COPNI 04.1): Education For All, Primary Education, Early childhood education at Development Strategies that work
09.2 - Secundary education(also COPNI 04.2): Secundary Education at Development Strategies that work
09.3 - Post-secundary non-tertiary education (also COPNI 04.3):
09.4 - Tertiary education(also COPNI 04.4):
09.5 - Education not-definable by level (also COPNI 04.5): Special education for persons with intellectual or psycho-social disabilities at Development Strategies that work
09.6 - Subsidiary services to education: Access to Schools, Preventive health care and improved nutrition for children at Development Strategies that work
09.7 - R&D Education(also COPNI 04.6):
09.8 - Education n.e.c.: World Bank Education Strategy 2020
COPNI 04.7 - Other educational services:

+ Government and the Economy, Environment and Community


04 - Economic Affairs - #LK04fg

Functions of government #cofogLK tag
General economic and commercial affairs (CS) #cofog0411LK
General labour affairs (CS) #cofog0412LK
Agriculture (CS) #cofog0421LK
Forestry (CS) #cofog0422LK
Fishing and hunting (CS) #cofog0423LK
Coal and other solid mineral fuels (CS) #cofog0431LK
Petroleum and natural gas (CS) #cofog0432LK
Nuclear fuel (CS) #cofog0433LK
Other fuels (CS) #cofog0434LK
Electricity (CS) #cofog0435LK
Non-electric energy (CS) #cofog0436LK
Mining of mineral resources other than mineral fuels (CS) #cofog0441LK
Manufacturing (CS) #cofog0442LK
Construction (CS) #cofog0443LK
Road transport (CS) #cofog0451LK
Water transport (CS) #cofog0452LK
Railway transport (CS) #cofog0453LK
Air transport (CS) #cofog0454LK
Pipeline and other transport (CS) #cofog0455LK
Communication (CS) #cofog0460LK
Distributive trades, storage and warehousing (CS) #cofog0471LK
Hotels and restaurants (CS) #cofog0472LK
Tourism (CS) #cofog0473LK
Multi-purpose development projects (CS) #cofog0474LK
R&D General economic, commercial and labour affairs (CS) #cofog0481LK
R&D Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (CS) #cofog0482LK
R&D Fuel and energy (CS) #cofog0483LK
R&D Mining, manufacturing and construction (CS) #cofog0484LK
R&D Transport (CS) #cofog0485LK
R&D Communication (CS) #cofog0486LK
R&D Other industries (CS) #cofog0487LK
Economic affairs n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0490LK
Initiatives ISIC K: Kiva Fellows Blog on Sri Lanka (not for all countries)
COFOG 04.2: Country profile at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations;
Plantwise Knowledge Bank country page (set country on first visit) including pest diagnostic tool and treatment support.



04 with detailed structure and explanatory notes at COFOG Division 04 - Economic affairs
The related categories of industry (ISIC) are:
04.1.1: K - Financial and insurance activities
04.2: A - Agriculture, forestry and fishing;
04.3: D - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply and B - Mining and quarrying
04.4: B - Mining and quarrying, C - Manufacturing and F - Construction
04.5: H - Transportation and storage
04.6: J - Information and communication
04.7.1: G - Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles; H - Transportation and storage (Storage)
04.7.2; 04.7.3: I - Accommodation and food service activities
International 04.1.2 - General labour affairs:
COPNI 07.2 - Services of labour organizations:
04.1.1 - General economic and commercial affairs: Access to Insurance Initiative,
World Bank Trade Strategy (Consultation) Food Security, Access to markets
04.2 - Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting: World Bank Agriculture Action Plan FY2010-12; Fisheries; Improving agricultural productivity at Development Strategies that work; The Standards and Trade Development Facility ; Farmers' Rights - Resource pages for Decision-Makers qnd Practitioners
04.2.1: Land Reform at Development Strategies that work
04.3 - Fuel and energy: World Bank Energy Strategy Consultations,
04.4 - Mining, manufacturing and construction:
04.5 - Transport: Transport, Infrastructure Development at Development Strategies that work
04.6 - Communication:
04.7 - Other industries:
04.8 - R&D Economic affairs:
04.9 - Economic affairs n.e.c.:
COPNI 07.3 - Services of professional organizations:Share4Dev by InfoBridge

+ Government and Society's Foundations


01 General Public Services - #LK01fg

Functions of government #cofogLK tag
Executive and legislative organs (CS) #cofog0111LK
Financial and fiscal affairs (CS) #cofog0112LK
External affairs (CS) #cofog0113LK
Economic aid to developing countries and countries in transition (CS) #cofog0121LK
Economic aid routed through international organizations (CS) #cofog0122LK
General personnel services (CS) #cofog0131LK
Overall planning and statistical services (CS) #cofog0132LK
Other general services (CS) #cofog0133LK
Basic research (CS) #cofog0140LK
R&D General public services (CS) #cofog0150LK
General public services n.e.c. (CS) #cofog0160LK
Public debt transactions (CS) #cofog0170LK
Transfers of a general character between different levels of government (CS) #cofog0180LK

- State of Democracy in South Asia (Sri Lanka) (2008) by International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
- Asian Development Fund country page
- Universal Periodic Review

COFOG 0132: Sri Lanka's profile in the Human Development Report - 2014



01 with detailed structure and explanatory notes at COFOG Division 01 - General public services
The related categories of industry (ISIC) are:
- O - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
- 01.1: U - Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies
International 01.1 - Executive and legislative organs, financial and fiscal affairs, external affairs: Public administration reform
01.2 - Foreign economic aid:
01.3 - General services: System of National Accounts 2008, at Development Strategies that work by UN Economic and Social Council, Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI), London Declaration for Transparency, the Free Flow of Information and Development (2010)
01.4 - Basic research:
01.5 - R&D General public services:
01.6 - General public services n.e.c.:
01.7 - Public debt transactions:
01.8 - Transfers of general character between different levels of government:
COPNI 09.1 - Services n.e.c.:
COPNI 09.2 - R&D Services:
COPNI 07.1 - Services of political parties: Universal Periodic Review3

In the media

Sri Lanka's #tags in other languages:

سريلانكا (Arabic)
斯里兰卡 (Chinese, simplified)
Sri Lanka (German)
Sri Lanka (Spanish)
Sri Lanka (French)
スリランカ (Japanese)
Шри-Ланка (Russian)

#Tag guide & other resources:

Also on SriLanka:
Actor Map, Statute Book, Local Development Books

Open Data and Content

Various sources

The Sector field of listed projects are indicative for the function of government and the industrial sector under which the project should be classified.

Curated open data in the World Data Atlas (by Knoema)

Social Progress Index

Check Sri Lanka's Social Progress Index (Social Progress Imperative).

The Fringes


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