The majority of these factories are located in the electorates of Minuwangoda and Divulapitiya, where the outbreak was initially reported from.
The electorates of Divulapitiya and Minuwangoda are home to 4,012 and 2,833 factories respectively, bringing the total to 6,845.
Among them are a considerable number of factories manufacturing textile, apparel and leather goods. There are 846 such factories in Minuwangoda while 756 in Divulapitiya.
(Source : Aruna)