Pelmadulla Divisional Secretariat

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Pelmadulla Divisional Secretariat
Divisional Secretariat
Country Sri Lanka
Province Sabaragamuwa Province
District Ratnapura District
Time zone Sri Lanka Standard Time (UTC+5:30)

The Pelmadulla Divisional Secretariat is a divisional secretariat of Ratnapura District, of Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka.

  • In the final period of the Kandy era, the Sabaragamuwa region which is now called Rathnapura district was divided into six cantons:
  • Kuruvita Korale
  • Nawadun Korale
  • Kolonna Korale
  • Gravets & Center Korale
  • Atakalan Korale
  • Kukulu Korale

Pelmadulla Divisional Secretariat belongs to upper and middle parishes of Nawadun Korale.

Pelmadulla divisional secretariat is located centralized in Ratnapura district of Sabaragamuwa province. Compare with another divisional secretariat in the district, it is in twelfth position in area. Its area about 14,674 ha (146.74 km2, 36,260.25 acres) and it overspread 4.46% in Rathnapura district and also 0.22% in Sri Lanka.

Location[edit]

The province of Sabaragamuwa is located in southern area of Sri Lanka. which is include with 2 districts those named Rathnapura & Kegalle

Pelmadulla divisional secretariat is located in centralized area of Rathnapura district. The geographical data of Pelmadulla divisional secretariat is:

North latitude                6° 37' 28"
East longitude                80° 33' 7"
altitude                          217–1066 m

The boundaries of Pelmadulla divisional secretariat are:

  • Divisional secretariat grama niladari division
  • north Ratnapura hettikanda egoda malwala
    • banagoda kolandagala
    • heen berenduwa angammana
    • batugedara galabada
    • durekkanda mudduwa
  • west Ratnapura ethoya
    • Elapatha hangamuwa magurugoda
  • south Nivithigala horangala pathakada
    • dombagammana erabadda
    • kiribathgala noragalla
    • wanniyawatta
    • Kahawaththa nugawela west yainna
  • Nugawela east
    • Godakawela kotakethana
    • East Opanayake polwaththahena hallinna

History[edit]

P.E.P Deraniyagala was discovered ruins about homosepionbalangodesis in bulathwatta, because of that history of pelmadulla divisional secretariat was originated to pre-historic era. In the history, there were more numbers of huts installed in this area to rest for carters. That is reason for the name of this area. The temple on Denawaka and Kehelbaddala river basin was called Dronawakka Viharaya in the King I Wijayabahu period. The nampotha (the book written in Kandy period) mentioned this temple as a 203rd temple as a Denawaka viharaya. This temple is called Aramunapola viharaya at present. The monks who arrived from Arammanadesh in Myanmar was mattered to name this temple as an Aramunapola viharaya.

Pelmadulla divisional secretariat was established according to the sixth chapter of boundary determination act (no 22/1955) which was issued in 14-04-1955, as an assistant government agent division. The number of grama niladhari divisions is growing like this

1955 10 1974 12 1985 18 1990 37

Under the Gamsabha administration, Pelmadulla divisional secretariat was administrated under 3 Gam karya sabhas and one semi urban council. They were:

  • Pelmadulla semi urban council
  • Pelmadulla Gam karya sabha
  • Pathakada Gam karya sabha
  • Marapana Gam karya sabha

According to act no 58/1992 Pelmadulla divisional secretariat office was installed in 1992-09-29

In the present pelmadulla divisional secretariat area is locally administrated by Pelmadulla Pradeshiya Sabha.

Ancient places[edit]

  • gazzete date gazzete no
  • Pelmadulla raja maha viharaya 1996-11-01 948
  • Aramunupola viharaya ganegama 1951-03-02 10217
  • Girawatta memorial 2011-07-27 1195
  • Galpoththawala sri pada viharaya 2002-11-22 1264
  • Iddamalgoda walawwa 2005-07-08 1401
  • Meegahagoda viharaya 2005-07-08 1401

Physical features[edit]

Pelmadulla division can be divided to fourmain physical zones:

  • Kuttapitiya mountain range
  • Kiribathgala mountain range
  • Denawaka valley
  • Way valley

Kuttapitiya mountain range[edit]

This zone is located in northern area of division. Kuttaptiya mountain (969 m) is the maximum high in the range. The Kirindifall is in this zone.

Kiribathgala mountain range[edit]

This zone is located in southern area of division.the Kiribathgala mountain (948m) is the maximum high in the range. The pulunella is in this zone.

Denawaka valley[edit]

Denawaka river flow in the valley between kuttaptiya & kiribathgala mountain ranges. This zone has the most population density in area.

Way valley[edit]

Way river flows in the southern boundary of the division at southeast & southwest area

Drainage[edit]

The main rivers in division

  • Denawaka river
  • Way river
  • Hangamu river

Waterfalls[edit]

  • Kirindi ella (116 m)
  • Pulun ella (105 m)
  • Gerandi ella (105 m)
  • Rajana ella (67.5 m)
  • Lihini ella (30 m)
  • Kuda ella (30 m)
  • Hathbili ella (11 m)
  • Marakkala ella (10.5 m)
  • ballan damana ella

References[edit]

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