Adisham Bungalow
Rawana Falls

Our Vision

 "The Leader of Regional Administration towards Sustainable Development through Public Delight."
 

Our Mission

 " Efficient fulfillment of public needs ensuring just, fairness and politeness through maximizing the use of available resources complying with the government policies, by means of better coordination among public institutions, enabling the general public contribute in the effort of achieving the district development goals."

Key Activities

- Performing Government functions through efficient coordination with the Ministry of Public Administration, Ministry of Home Affairs and relevant affiliated institutions.


- Execution of Government functions through coordinating all Government Ministries, Departments and other institutions as well.


- Collection of revenue assigned by the Central Government and the Provincial Council.


- Coordination, supervision and administration of all Divisional Secretariats.


- Coordination of activities related to the Provincial Council.


- Entire execution of Election duties.


- Implementation of Development Activities under Decentralized Budget and other allocations provided by various Government Ministries and Departments.


- Conducting the District Coordinating Committee meeting and other coordinating meetings come under the purview of the District Secretary.


- Holding the responsibility of organizing Public, Religious, Cultural and other festivals, at district level.


- Coordinating the public institutions with civil organizations, nongovernmental organizations and the general public and also plays a mediation role in settling certain social issues.

 

Main Activities

- Implementation of Rural Development Projects.
- Implementation of C.B.R Programme.
- Implementation of Pension Schemes.
- Implementation of Samurdhi Programme.
- Implementation of Disaster Management Programmes.
- Activities on Land Acquisitions
- Registration of Births /Deaths/ Marriages
- Land Affairs
- Issuing of Revenue Licenses and related affairs
- Programmes for disable persons.
- Social Service Affairs
- Rural Industries Development Programmes.
- Rural industries and Self-Employment promotion Programme.
- Health Programmes.
- Programmes on Child care and empowering women.
- National Security Programmes.
- Agrarian Programme
- Environmental Conservation Programmes. Including the above,number of programmers were implemented by the district secretariat and the divisional secretariats.
- Village Road Development Programme
- Electricity/ Water Project
- Construction of Buildings
- Other Social Services.

 

A Glimpse of the History

The historical records of ancient Uva reveal that, civilized communities ruled under some sought of well organized structure of governance have had been living in those lands even before this island became under the rule of king Vijaya, who is known to be the first Sinhalese king of Ceylon. The literal history of India provide strong evidence for the famous legend of King" Rawana", who had taken over the area of Rawana ella under his powers 6000 years ago. The famed Indian "Ramayanaya" by "Vaalmikee" is also a composition written about this king Rawanaa. Ancient records further details that a musical instrument called "Rawana Veenava" have had been used by Sri Lankan people.

The most important evidence for the existence of very ancient human habitats of Badulla district is the arrival of Lord Buddha to Mahiyanganaya, in the sake of the well-being of the people lived there at the time and belonged to the tribe called "Yaksha", in 6th B.C., after the 9th year of Lord Buddha's enlightment. This has been recognized as the place where the "Mewgunaseaya" is presently located. And, this been the first visit of Lord Buddha to Sri Lanka, it further clarify the description provided above on the history of Uva.

One community leader called "Sumana", who was enthused by the dharma chant of Lord Buddha, had asked for some memorable sacred thing to be protected and worship. That's how the Stupa of "Mewgunaseaya" was built by "Sumana" placing in it the strand of hair offered to him by Lord Buddha on his request. According to recorded historical data, this dhageba has undergone renovations for several times. Those legends again prove that even in very ancient times of Buddhist era, those communities dwelled here had been a group of civilized and socially developed people with architectural and constructional skills. The legend also says that this "Sumana" later became the "God Sumana Saman" and whom, even today, is being worshiped by the people of Sri Lanka.More over,if not our ancestors had their ability of understanding and intelligence enhanced, they wouldn't have been able to grasp the spirit of a religion such as Buddhist Philosophy, and meanwhile this provides real evidence for their inheritance of a well- developed culture and social behavior.

The third visit of Lord Buddha to Sri Lanka again had been to this area, where the sacred "Muthiyangana Raja Maha Vihara" is located at present, as our history explains. One headman known as "Indika" enthused by the voice of Lord Buddha wanted something to worship in the memory of this very holy visit of Lord Buddha. The annals say that Lord Buddha then had gifted some drops of sweat to Indika, which had immediatly turned in to pearls. This Chief had built a stupa placing these pearls in it, currently known as the famous "Muthiyangana stupa" of Badulla city. "Indika" later had named as the superior to the hills of Namunukula and adored as a God.

The District of Badulla, situated in the hilly parts of the island, and found to be exciting with its beauty, represents an area of 2861 sq.miles bounded by the districts of Monaragala and Rathnapura on the East & South, by Ampara and Kandy districts on the North and by Nuwaraeliya and Rathnapura on the West.

 

Key Location & Geography 

Badulla district is situated in the eastern part of the central hills of Sri Lanka's and it can be described as an area with separate geographical features. The specific and most identical geographicalfeatures of the district are the north and south directing mountain ranges and the wide valleys spreading in between, equal altitude peaks which clearly represent the dry zone of central hills andalso the cumulus clouds are mostly formed above this area of the island.Badulla area is completelysurrounded by a range of mountains and it makes a real "Basin” marking the north boundary by the "Dumbara" ridge, eastern and southern boundaries by high mountain platforms and the western boundary by the ridges of the central hills and the altitude is about 1400m. Special geographical characters are prominently shown in Welimada plateau, Badulla Basin
and east and south platforms of Namunukula and Madulsima ridges. Haputale ridge is located at the southwestern border.

 

Climate

Four climatic seasons can be identified according to rainfall patterns.

1. Summer scattered showers(months of March & April)

2. South-West Monsoons (June- Sept.)

3. Autum,Convectional,Cyclone (End of September to End of January)

4. North-East Monsoons(November to January)

The southern parts of the Uva basin get a rain fall of 1524-1905m.m. per year while the annual average rain fall of the district reaches 1397 m.m. The temperature varies with the elevation respectively. At a height of 200m, the temperature of Namunukula, Diyathalawe and Badulla indicate the values of 20.6 C°, 23.4C° and 25.2C° respectively.