An Excellent public service for the, People of Gonapinuwala Division.
To ensure an excellent, Public, Service, through Sound, Divisional Level, and Administrative System with Competence Human Resources.
The Gonapinuwala Divisional Secretariat is situated in Ambalangoda electorate which is in Galle District in Southern Province. It was first established under the leadership of Mr.Shan Vijayalal De Silva Who Hon. Chief Minister for Southern Province as a new Administrative unit in a rented building which was situated at junction of four roads which 4 KM away from the Kumarakanda Junction in Galle- Colombo Main Road.
The Gonapinuwala Divisional Secretariat as a mixture of rural and urban economical structure. It seems that it was prosperous are in economical, sociological and religious aspects. It was revealed that Tibatan Rev. S.Mahinda thero lived in Abhinawarama Vihara at Gonapinuwala by Historical Sources. These it gives a sense about what contribution was given for religious palingenesis in the area.
When it is considerate historically the Village name was given as a “The Stream that a sambur swam”. The folklores indicate when a hunter followed a sambur , it saved life by swimming across a stream. So the name Gonapinuwala derived due to that incidence.
According , with regard to this Village name, it can be considered as this area was a attractive region beautified with wild animals, Any how with the Portuguese and Dutch invasion of Coastal area and the economical and social framework introduced subsequently might destroyed the attractive wilderness in Gonapinuwala. Predominantly, extinction of sambur like animals might be due to the extension of Cinnamon Cultivation on these lands by Portuguese.
Twenty Five Thousand eight Hundred And Eighty nine People live in the Land area which extends through out two Thousand three hundred thirty seven Hectares.
Being the ever greenness dut to the area with Fertile Paddy fields and gardens, Cattle farmers, export crops like Pepper and Cinnamon it is very special of the Contribution of the Agricultural Development.
Role performed at Divisional Secretary
|Mr. Nimal Gunawardhana
|Mrs. Damayanthi Paranagama||2013-08-29||2014-01-12
|Mrs. Priyantha Dissanayaka||2014-01-13|