Our Vision

"To be the best Divisional Secretariat in the Island by the year 2023"

Our Mission

"Providing th clients with an Efficient Service by using the Available Resources of the Institution and through proper coordination with other Relevent Institutions and, Thereby Developing the whole Division of the Divisional Secretariat and Uplifting the living condition of its people"

History of elahera Divisional Secretariat

There is historical evidence that runs beyond the history that Elahera had far inheritance to mineral technology and also tribal system capable of irrigation system. It bears evidence that a tribe of that type inhibited in here. They greatly inherited to a greatly high standard of culture which is dropped from us.

There were three united governing bodies centred to Anuradhapura. It was subdivided into 108 units. Known as “Three Sinhala”. These divisions were known as countries. Central or Rajarata possessed forty four countries. From forty four countries, third was “Alisara Ratta”. Alisra evolved into Elasera and finally into Elahera. The Alisara country was within the boundaries of “ Sura Ambawana” from West, “Ambawana” from North West, “ Janapada Country” ( colonized country) from North. From there from Alisara Village ( Elagomuwa) to Konduruwa (Konduruwawa) to Ambangnaga Dela came in. Aali village was the main gate of Alisara. Wilgamuwa (Namalath Dura) Dewagiri, Dasgiri were villages belonging to Alisara Country. Some of the names of places from Maya Country to Pulannaru (Polonnaruwa) are mentioned in the Historical Documents. Thalaththalakaththali (Thalagoda) Milana Kaddur (unidentified) Ki Rat (Hiratiya), Uddakurangama Ado kurnagama (unidentified), Haththana Kandwalagama ( Aththanakadwala) are among these places.

The live wire of Alisara is Alisara Casnal. It was a fantastic creation in irrigation technology that runs down the history of the Reign of King Wasabha but factors are found that Alisara cannot run beyond the Reign of King Wasabha. After that in many occasions it was further nurtured by Mahasen, Agbo I , Agbo II , Wijayabahu the Great and Parakramabahu. Thus Alsisara was further developed and made fertile lands from Ambanganga, western banks of Great Waluka River. Historical evidence has found that Alisara Canal, Haththota sluice, Minneriya kawdulla, Kantale to sea was used to sail ships in 12th century.

The down fall of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa colonies were due to invasions of Kalinga Magha.

Role performed at DS

Name From To
Mr.M.P.S.Dammasena 1972 1977
Mr.Palitha Elkduwa 1977 1977
Mr.W.Jayawardhana 1978 1983
Mr. U.D. yapa 1983 1991
Mr.W.M.Gunawardhana (Acting) 1991 1992
Mr .N.B.Udagedara 1992 1993
Mr. J.H.M.Ranaweera 1993 1995
Mr. G.D.K.Gamlath 1995 1995
Mr. P.Rajapaksha 1995 1995
Mr. P.L.Nandasiri 1998 1998
Mr. P.Rajapaksha (Acting)


Mr. W.M.Gunawardhana (Acting) 1999  2001
Mr. L.D.C.Mahanama 2001 2002
Mr. N.G.Panditharathne 2002 2005
Mr. E.M.D.S.Ekanayake 2005 2008
Mr. K.P.Siribaddana 2008 2012.02.01
Mr. .M.U.Nishantha 2012.02.02 2012.09.19
Mr.D.K.A.Premalal 2012.09.19 2015.09.09
Mr. N.A.A.S.Nishshanka Arachchi 2015.09.11 2016.12.09
Mrs. S.M.K.Kumarihamy 2016.12.11 Up To Now

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