Our Vision

To be the excellent government institution that helps the life styles of the community in a beneficial way to the society.

Our Mission

To provide a service in line with the government policies,uplift the life styles of the society through a planned, efficient development process consisting of proper co-ordination of resources and participation of the people.


History of Kahawatta Divisional Secretariat

Kahawatta is one of the 17 divisions in Ratnapura District, which is most popular for Gems nowadays in Sri Lanka. It consists of 10,205 Hectare Land area, and it is 3.1% of the total district land area. It has also included  21 Grama Niladari divisions.


Even it called as Kahawatta, In past, the "Nugawela division" was the main division in this area. According to the legend, this area was popular for providing "Turmeric" to the ancient Maha Saman Devalaya of Ratnapura. Because of that, this area called as Kahawatta, which means "Turmeric Garden/Turmeric area". Also,Today we can see a village named as "Kahawathu kanda" near to Ketethenna area, which belongs to Saman Devalaya of Ratnapura. In Later, Centering the important locations such as Police Station, Hospital and Village fair in this area, people named Kahawatta to the whole division.

Role performed at DS

 Mr.A.M.B.Welipola  DRO





 Mr.A.B.Thalathune  DRO
 Mr. G.Mudannayake  DRO
 Mr.H.M.D.Herath  DRO
 Mr.S.M.B.W.M.Manthripala  DRO
 Mr.I.D.Danapala  DRO 1974 1979
 Mr.S.P.S.Senadeera  DRO 1979 1988
 Mr.G.Satharasinghe  DRO 1988 1991
 Mr.S.S.Weththamuni  AGA 1991 1992
 Mr.G.E.Chandrarathna  Divisional Secretariat 1992 1995
 Mr.D.W.Jayasiri  Divisional Secretariat 1995 1997
 Mr.J.A.Ranjith  Divisional Secretariat 1997 2000
 Mr.J.M.Devapriya Wijeraja  Divisional Secretariat 2000 2005
 Mr.Dayananda Kolambage  Divisional Secretariat 2005 2011
 Mr.B.A.C.P.Bamunuarachchi  Divisional Secretariat 2012 2016
 Mrs.B.T.Gayani I Karunarathna  Divisional Secretariat 2016  -

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General Divisional Meeting

General Divisional Meeting


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