"vision"

To be the premier Divisional Secretariat of the Island in 2020 through the excellent Public service

"Mission"

"To be fulfilled the public requirements in an efficient fairly reasonably and friendly manner in accordance with the government policy towards national development of the Divisional Secretary’s Division and its community leading resources and establishments through effective co-ordination with well planned."

Message in Divisional Secretariat

Kotapola Divisional Secretariat is committed to provide a maximum satisfaction for their clents through 37 Grama Niladari Divisions  and  to satisfy and provide an efficient public service to the public who directly come to the Divisional Secretariat Office.

Actions that are taken to fulfill this,

  • To enhance the effectiveness of the quality management system by supervising all the services, measuring and improving those continuously,
  • To provide a productive service effectively and efficiently,
  • To work according to the legal and statutory requirements,
  • To manage the divisional secretariat with the social responsibility.

Historical Background

This Divisional Secretariat which belongs to the Division called Morawak Korale –west takes an important place in historically. Aborigines who lived in this hilly area have made their habitats in valleys of the Nilwala Ganga and Gin Ganga which flowing across the area. Enough evidences found that the aborigines had lived where in the river valleys engage in agricultural activities.

After the Imperialists introduced tea cultivation to this area, brought here the south Indians and made their settlement here for labour of tea growing activities and along with the internal road system has been developed in order to facilitate goods and passengers transport activities.

There are two main historical important places in this area. Those are historical Getabaru Raja Maha Vihara with Devol and Kolawenigama Raja Maha Vihara. King Walagambha had hidden in this area for safe guard after defeated him from Solei invaders. It is a belief that the Getabaru Raja Maha Viharaya and Devol have been built by the King Walagambha has respect to this historical area in which support him safety and also the villagers in the area believe that the God Rajjuru Bandara is the main guardian of the area.It is being held a marvelous perahera festival annually in the Getabaruwa Raja Maha Viharaya in July –August months in the year.

Kolawenigama Raja Maha Vihara bears another important historical place in the area. Tooth Relic of Buddha had been kept in this Raja Maha Vihara for five years by the King Buwaneka bahu for protection from enemies.The King offered a big land grant of a number of 1798 Acres to the Raja Maha Vihara as the respect and this property of land grant are being controlled Vihara up to now.

Location of Divisional Secretariat 

Kotapola Divisional secretariat called “Punchi Nuwaraeliya”which centered  Deniyaya area,spread out about 175.50.square kilometres  in extent in geographical distribution, situated in a beautiful environment in which connected to Sinharaja  world heritage rainy forest and it is  corner of Matara District in the Southern Province. It is one of the Divisional Secretariat among the sixteen Divisional Secretariats belongs to Matara District. Kotapola Divisional Secretariat bounded on the North by Kolonna Divisional Secretariat of Rathnapura District,on the South by Pitabeddara Divisional Secretariat which belongs to Matara District ,on the East by  Divisional Secretariat of Matara District and on the West by Neluwa Divisional Secretariat of Galle District.There are thirty seven Grama Niladhari’s Divisions  of which included 101 villages.

Kotapola Divisional Secretariat is a very difficult area of Matara District as well as it is the most beautiful area with scenic beauty of the area will be protected by this reason itself according to factors geographical. There are many beautiful places drawn tourists’ attractions.

Location of Divisional Secretariat Office

Kotapola Divisional Secretary’s office situated bounded to    Diyadawa forest reservation high feet of 425 from the sea level and it is in between Northern longitude 6.175 and Eastern latitude 80.326. Very first it has been started officer’s office of Morawak Korale in 1940s Century. By 50th Century it has developed as Regional Revenue office,in 1972  came to rule under  Area government Agent ,in 1992  it  widen as the Divisional Secretariat. From the outset it has been started with few officers and widen gradually. At present there are large number of officers exceeding hundred are being worked.

Although very first this office has established merely  for the Morawak Korale .by  1960s century in the case of being expanded the duties render to the people ,has  been   divided in to two division called Morawak Korale- West and Morawak Korale -East.

 Role performed at DS since 1956 

Index

Name

Designation

Time

01

Mr.D.G.Abesiri Gunawardana

Divisional Income Officer

1956 - 1957

02

MR.R.C.W.chandrkulasuriya

Divisional Income Officer

1957 - 1958

03

Mr.Abesekara

Divisional Income Officer

1958 - 1959

04

Mr.J.C.Perera

Divisional Income Officer

1959 - 1960

05

Mr.K.C.Disanayaka

Divisional Income Officer

1960 - 1962

06

Mr.I.Wickramasingha

Divisional Income Officer

1962 - 1964

07

Mr.V.C.Karunananda

Divisional Income Officer

1964 - 1965

08

Mr.Lal Jayathunga

Divisional Income Officer

1965 - 1967

09

Mr.R.L/Arsakulasuriya

Divisional Income Officer

1967 - 1970

10

Mr.Disanayaka

Divisional Income Officer

1970 - 1971

11

Mr.D.G.Weththasinghe

Divisional Income Officer

1971 - 1972

12

Mr.W.F.Pranandu

Assistant Government Agent

1972 - 1973

13

Mr.D.Wickramarachchi

Assistant Government Agent

1974 - 1975

14

Mr.Darmadasa

Assistant Government Agent

1975 - 1976

15

Mr.S.K.Samarasingha

Assistant Government Agent

1977 - 1978

16

Mr.W.N.P.K.Gamage

Assistant Government Agent

1978 - 1984

17

Mr.F.Weerasingha (Acting)

Assistant Government Agent

1984 - 1986

18

Mr.Mahinda Manawadu

Assistant Government Agent

1986 - 1992

19

Mr.Mahinda Manawadu

Divisional Secretary - SLAS

1992 - 1992.08.18

20

Mr.Chandradasa jagoda

Divisional Secretary - SLAS

1992.08.18 - 1994

21

Mr.Fransis Pathirana

Divisional Secretary - SLAS

1994 - 1995

22

Mr.Vimal Rubasinghe

Divisional Secretary - SLAS

1995.02.01 - 1995.07.04

23

Mr.A.W.Sarath 

Divisional Secretary - SLAS

1995.07.05 - 2000.02.03

24

Mr.D.K.S.Amarasiri (Acting)

Divisional Secretary - SLAS

2000.02.04 - 2001.09

25

Mr.G.A.Sirisena

Divisional Secretary - SLAS

2001.09 - 2002.10.28

26

Mr.D.A.Akanayaka

Divisional Secretary - SLAS

2002.10.29 - 2010.12.28

27

Mr.O.V.C.Thilakarathna

Divisional Secretary - SLAS

2010.12.29 - 2011.04.20

28

Mr.Senaka Palliyaguruge

Divisional Secretary - SLAS

2011.04.21 - 2012.09.18

29

Mr.Suvinda Singappuli (Acting)

Divisional Secretary - SLAS

2012-09.19 - 2012.12.31

30

Mr.D.D.K.Wickramarchi (Acting)

Divisional Secretary - SLAS

2013.01.06 - 2013.01.31

31

Mrs.Kushalya Kumari (Acting)

Divisional Secretary - SLAS

2013.02.01 - 2013.02.10

32

Mr.G.Amarasinghe

Divisional Secretary - SLAS

2013.02.11  since up-to-date

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