To become one of the best public institutions in the field of divisional administration with a staff enriched with updated knowledge.
To uplift the living standard of the community of the division by providing services and coordinating resources in compliance with the public policies, through well planned , efficient sustainable and community participated development process.
Historical background of the institution.
v In the first step, this office had been a divisional secretariat sub office with a limited staff in a building owned by the department of rubber control since August, 1996. Later it was brought to a rented building close to Rathnapura-Panadura main road.
v The authority of public administration that had then been delegated to the kachcheri had later been decentralized to the divisional secretariats in 1992 under the programme of decentralizing public administration service. Under this programme, large divisional secretariats were splitted into new divisions. Making this programme very meaningful, a part of the large divisional secretariat, Kuruvita, was separated as a new division establishing. The divisional secretariat Kiriella in 27th Octomber1998.
v It was needed a grate enthusiasm to make the preset mission realistic. There was actually a challenge to serve about 32000 population in the division from womb to tomb of their lives. It was a grate target to be achieved with a dedication and high level of public interest.
v It was worthy to be mentioned that; even with the minimum level of facilities, staff and resources; this office were able to carry out all the relevant duties that a divisional secretariat was to be performed except the paying of pensions. It was a remarkable sign of the dedication of the then staff of the office.
v Construction of the new building for the office complex was launched in 29th October 1999, and it was opened in 1st June 2001.
v In 1999 and 2005, two graduate employments schemes were launched and the office got refreshed with new educated staff. The office was able to expand its duties to words several ends with this young blood.
v It was another big challenge to the office, heavy the flood in may 2003 which covered a large area of the division destroying 197 households entirely, damaging 455 households partially and displacing about 1200 families. Following that, there were four flood affects by 2008. In each of such times, the office was able to perform an excellent duty as the main government institution in the area indicating a good skill in the field of disaster management.
v The grate outcome of a long time service earned by the office was the wining of a merit award in the provincial productivity award competition in 2006.
Entering path ways
Rathnapura-Panadura (A8) main road leads to the Kiriella divisional secretariat. The division spreads between 37th k.m post and 63 k.m post from Panadura end. 43 k.m post from Panadura end depicts the main town-Idangoda of the division and near to it, the divisional secretariat is situated. The main road runs from the east to the west directions simultaneously to the river “Kalu”.
Eheliyagoda - Idangoda road grade B directly runs to the Eheliyagoda town.
Eheliyagoda-Idangoda grade B road directly connects the division to the Rathnapura-Colombo (A3) road. (Rathnapura-Colombo high level road). Anyone comes on Rathnapura-Colombo A3 road can get down at the Eheliyagoda town and must pass about 14 k.m to reach Idangoda town. The north end of the division lies at the 5th k.m post on the Idangoda-Eheliyagoda road. Boundary of the Kalu river is the southern end of the division.
Heraniyawaka bridge across the river ‘Kalu” connects the Ayagama division to kiriella division. Idangoda-Ayagama road is another way to reach the kiriella division from Kalawana area.
There are three passenger ports which are situated at the river “Kalu”. These are the other main entrance ways to the division. They are,
- Velamitimulla port - connects Elapatha division to kiriella DS division . through Dambuluvana, Kahawaththa GN division.
- Ketepola port - connects Ayagama DS division to Kiriella DS Division through Epitawala GN division.
- Dumbara port - connects Ayagama DS division to kiriella DS Division through Ellagawa GN division.
In addition to that, the bridge at Ellagawa - Ketepola which crosses the river “Kalu” connects Ayagama DS division to Kiriella.
This bridge is situated at the western end and about 8 k.m.s away from Idangoda main town.
Facts about the location
There are seventeen Divisional secretariats in Rathnapura District. The 16th one is the Kiriella Division which spreads about 7808.2 hectares.
The main boundaries of the Kiriella DS Division are; by North Eheliyagoda and Kuruvita DS Division; by South Ayagama and Elapatha DS Division; by East - Rathnapura DS Division and by West Ingiriya DS Division in Kaluthara District.
The division consists of 17 Grama Niladhari Divisions and 35 rurals. The population is about 32224 which belongs to about 8470 families.
Role performed at DS
|Mr. M.K.G.K. Nemmawaththa||1996.08.01||1998.10.07
|Mr. K.K. Gunapala
|Mr. K.V. Perera||2006.02.15||2006.04.18|
|Mr. M.W. Kulathilaka
|Mrs. I.R.M.P.D. Illukkumbura||2012.05.10|