Powercuts, January 2022

Powercuts, January 2022

Data acquisition and processing: Yudhanjaya Wijeratne

Results of the survey we ran for our piece on the Central Electricity Board and the powercuts that Sri Lanka has been facing; 203 respondents, in a roughly cross-shaped pattern across Sri Lanka. The reporting period is Jan 7 2022 to Jan 14 2022.

Sources: Twitter, Facebook and Whatsapp.

Bias: Urban, Colombo, English-speaking

Powercuts survey results, Jan 2022

ID (randomly assigned; purely for tracking response)Have you experienced powercuts over the last seven days?How many hours a day do you lose power? Give us your best estimate.And how many days would you say you've experienced these kinds of powercuts?Address (obfuscated to remove house numbers, GNs and street names)
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1 hour
3 days
Dehiwala
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1 hour
2 days
Wattala
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1 hour
3 days
Nugegoda
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3 hours
6 days
Wellawaya,
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Tellippalai
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1 hour
2 days
Moratuwa
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1 hour
7 days
Battaramulla
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Colombo 5
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Colombo 03
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Maradana
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1 hour
3 days
Jaffna
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Colombo 4
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2 hours
3 days
Nugegoda
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1 hour
2 days
Badalgama
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1 hour
2 days
Matara
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1 hour
2 days
Piliyandala
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2 hours
3 days
Ganemulla
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1 hour
2 days
Battaramulla
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2 hours
5 days
Weligama
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Colombo 06
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Colombo 03
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3 hours
7 days
Nawala
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Kegalle
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3 hours
3 days
Kottawa
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2 hours
3 days
Ampara
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1 hour
4 days
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1 hour
3 days
Kalubowila
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2 hours
5 days
Kandy
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2 hours
4 days
Gampaha
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1 hour
3 days
Gampaha
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1 hour
1 day
Kelaniya
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1 hour
1 day
Kelaniya
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2 hours
1 day
Kandy
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1 hour
3 days
Maharagama
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Dehiwela
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1 hour
3 days
Dharga Town
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2 hours
4 days
Hanwella
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1 hour
1 day
Boralesgamuwa
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1 hour
2 days
Makola
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Kotte
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3 hours
3 days
Jaffna.
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2 hours
2 days
Nugegoda
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Ambalangoda
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2 hours
4 days
Galle
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1 hour
3 days
Galle
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1 hour
2 days
Rajagiriya
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Homagama
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2 hours
1 day
Matara
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2 hours
3 days
Kalubowila
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Piliyandala
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1 hour
7 days
Galle
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4 hours
7 days
Boralesgamuwa
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3 hours
2 days
Sri Lanka
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1 hour
3 days
Gampaha
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2 hours
2 days
Nittambuwa
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3 hours
7 days
Mount Lavinia
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3 hours
7 days
Borelesgamuwa
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2 hours
7 days
Kandy
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2 hours
5 days
Rajagiriya
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1 hour
2 days
Kandana
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1 hour
1 day
Matara
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1 hour
5 days
Dehiwala
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2 hours
2 days
Papiliyana
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1 hour
4 days
Kadawatha
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1 hour
1 day
Battaramulla
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Dehiwala
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1 hour
3 days
Panadura
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1 hour
5 days
Nugegoda
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Jaffna
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1 hour
3 days
Dehiwala
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2 hours
2 days
Battaramulla
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1 hour
1 day
Gampaha
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1 hour
1 day
Battaramulla
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2 hours
5 days
Peradeniya
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2 hours
2 days
Matara
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1 hour
1 day
Ruggahawila
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1 hour
6 days
Boralesgamuwa
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1 hour
3 days
Warakapola
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Wakwella
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2 hours
2 days
Moratuwa
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1 hour
3 days
Galle
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2 hours
3 days
Mt Lavinia
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1 hour
4 days
Dehiwala
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1 hour
1 day
Dehiwala
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Madampe
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2 hours
1 day
Valvettithurai.
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2 hours
2 days
Battaramulla
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Kurunegala
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2 hours
3 days
Badulla
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1 hour
4 days
Moratuwa
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Kolonnawa
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1 hour
3 days
Kalubowila
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1 hour
2 days
Dehiwala
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Thimbirigasyaya
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1 hour
3 days
Unawatuna
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1 hour
3 days
Battaramulla
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2 hours
3 days
Dehiwala
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2 hours
3 days
Kohuwala
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1 hour
2 days
Horana
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2 hours
4 days
Kal-eliya
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2 hours
6 days
Dehiwala
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2 hours
3 days
Kotte
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1 hour
3 days
Dekatana
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2 hours
4 days
Negombo
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Ragama
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Dehiwala
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2 hours
5 days
Attidiya
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Havelock town
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4 hours
3 days
Padukka
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1 hour
1 day
Matara
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Colombo 06
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1 hour
2 days
Kalubowila
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2 hours
3 days
Kalubowila
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Nugegoda
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2 hours
4 days
Mattegoda
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Negombo
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7 hours
7 days
Vavuniya
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2 hours
3 days
Pannipitiya
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1 hour
3 days
Moratuwa
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1 hour
3 days
Dehiwala
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Kandy
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2 hours
3 days
Matara
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3 hours
2 days
Wattala
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1 hour
3 days
Matara
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Matale
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2 hours
4 days
Piliyandala
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Katugastota
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Ragama
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2 hours
2 days
Gampaha
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Waduwegama
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1 hour
4 days
Kegalle
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2 hours
3 days
Pita Kotte
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Colombo 08
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1 hour
1 day
Gampola
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1 hour
1 day
Matale
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Colombo 3
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2 hours
3 days
Dehiwala
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2 hours
4 days
Kurunegala
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2 hours
3 days
Negombo
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1 hour
2 days
Mount Lavinia
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2 hours
4 days
Kegalle
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2 hours
2 days
Hungama
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1 hour
2 days
Wadduwa
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2 hours
3 days
Tangalle
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1 hour
2 days
Thawalanthanna
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1 hour
5 days
Matara
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2 hours
3 days
Mount Lavinia
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2 hours
3 days
Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
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1 hour
2 days
Kurunegala
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1 hour
4 days
Mahabage
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1 hour
7 days
Thihagoda
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2 hours
2 days
Kottawa
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2 hours
3 days
Akmeemana
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Kandy
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2 hours
5 days
Dehiwala
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2 hours
3 days
Gampaha
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2 hours
3 days
Devinuwara
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2 hours
3 days
Galle
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2 hours
3 days
Mount Lavinia
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2 hours
2 days
Pannipitiya
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1 hour
2 days
Jaffna
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2 hours
3 days
Madapatha
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1 hour
2 days
Bentota
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3 hours
4 days
Malwatta
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1 hour
2 days
Akmeemana
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2 hours
6 days
Matara
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2 hours
3 days
Piliyandala
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1 hour
2 days
Nallur
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1 hour
2 days
Kadugannawa
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1 hour
1 day
Rajagiriya
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Kilinochchi
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Colombo 5
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1 hour
2 days
Gampola
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1 hour
2 days
Mount Lavinia
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1 hour
3 days
Gampaha
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2 hours
3 days
Thalawathugoda
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2 hours
5 days
Ratmalana
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2 hours
3 days
Katubedda
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Colombo 7
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1 hour
2 days
Panadura
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1 hour
7 days
Kohuwala
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Wellampitiya
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2 hours
5 days
Wattala
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2 hours
5 days
Mount Lavinia
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Kalutara
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2 hours
2 days
Thampalakamam,Trincomalee
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2 hours
1 day
Pannipitiya
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Nugegoda
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Colombo 5
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2 hours
7 days
Dehiwela
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6 hours
5 days
Dehiwala
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1 hour
2 days
Kalubowila
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1 hour
1 day
Nawala
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4 hours
3 days
Dehiwala
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2 hours
3 days
Dehiwela
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2 hours
3 days
Paliyawatte
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Thalangama North
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2 hours
3 days
Panadura
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1 hour
1 day
Dematagoda
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1 hour
2 days
Mirihana Nugegoda
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2 hours
3 days
Battaramulla
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2 hours
2 days
Ragama
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2 hours
3 days
Akkaraipattu
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Note: because many respondents entered their personal addresses in the survey, we’ve obfuscated the data by removing things that could narrow down a search beyond a city, district or major town. Because of how fluid the postal addressing schema is here, different granularities of addresses exist. Ultimately, only 93 of these data points were used for the article.