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 = 36260.25acres) 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 mentions in following.

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

The boundaries of Pelmadulla divisional secretariat is mention in following

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 to made a name to this area. The temple on denawaka and kehelbaddala river basin was called Dronawakka Viharaya in king I Wijayabahu period. The nampotha (the book written in Kandy period) was mentioned about this temple in a 203rd temple as a Denawaka viharaya. This temple is called Aramunapola viharaya in present. The monks who arrive from Arammanadesh in Myanmar was mattered to name this temple as a Aramunapola viharaya.

Pelmadulla divisional secretariat was established according to the sixth chapter of boundary determine 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. the 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 flow 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]

height (m)

  • kirindi ella 116 m

pulun ella 105m gerandi ella 105m rajana ella 67.5m lihini ella 30m kuda ella 30m hathbili ella 11m marakkala ella 10.5 m

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