Our Vision

“To be the excellent government institution that helps the life styles of the community in a beneficial way to the society“T

Our Mission

"To provide a service in line with the government policies, uplift the lifestyles of the society through a planned, efficient development process consisting of proper co-ordination of resources and participation of the people"
 

 

History

According to the historical evidences the origin of the Divisional Secretariat, Homagama goes up to the independence of the country in 1948. It has been established with the handing over of the local administration by the British government to the Sri Lankans, By the time of British administration, The local units of administration in the country has developed under the authority position called Mudlier. After the independence of the country the name of position changed as the Revenue officer. However the present Divisional Secretariat of Homagama has evolved from the Revenue Officer of Hewagam Korala.

The first Revenue officer of Hewagam Korala was Mr.Peter C.Abeysekara. The office of Revenue officer is said to have held at 5, Mawathgama, Homagama.It was a rented house which is available even today with several modifications in it. Present view of the building is shown below.

Later in 1949 the office has been shifted to a place where presently identified as Silverherstern Estate of Gabadawatta.

Later on the division separated in to two distinct domains called Eastern Hewagam Koralaya based on Hanwella, Padukka and and Avissawella areas and tha Western Hewagam Koralaya based on Homagama area. The office was maintained at 1/1, Katuwana Road, Homagama whera today belongs to Homagama Janadipathi Vidyalaya.A photograph of that old building is shown below.

the bearer of the office of Divisional Revenue Officer in 1963 was one Mr.L.A.Wijerathna. Subsequent office bearers up to 1969 are Mr.Withanachchi, R.A.C.Perera and Mr.Arsakulasuriya, office bearer in 1970 was Mr.J.C.Mahinda.

In 1973 the office was shifted again to 232, Katuwana Road, Homagama where today a business firm called Senavirathna Printers in conducted. Then there were 34 Grama Niladhari divisions in the DRO's area and the population density was comparatively low though the land extent was large. According to the staff members at that time and who are living presently in sorounding areas the work load in the office was not very much.

In 1975 number of changes happened in the public sector. The designation called up to then as Divisional Revenue officer was changed as Assistant Government Agent(AGA). The office name too was called then as Assistant Government Agent's office. Then the Divisional Revenue officer of Western Hewagam Koralaya was Mr.E.Jinadasa and he was subsequently called as Assistant Government Agent of Homagama.

The domain of Assistant Government Agent if Homagama was diminished alittle in 1976 with the attachment of few Grama Niladari Divisions in to Kaduwela AGA division. Later on another few GN Division were attached to Maharagama AGA's division. Inthe same year the office was brough to the present location in Court road, Homagama which was a defunct Rest house at that time. Then the office staff was as follows.

  1. 1. Assistant Government Agent
  2. 2. Chief Clerk
  3. 3. Clerk - (Food control) - 2 (KKS -1)
  4. 4. Clerk - (Permits) - 1
  5. 5. Land Officer - 1 Clerk - 1
  6. 6. Social Service Officer - 1 Clerk -1
  7. 7. Clerk (Micselanious) - 1

As a consequence of tragic incidents experiences over the country in July 1987 the office was set fire by unidentified rioters. Then the AGA was Mr.D.A.Kalubowila and he took necessary actions to reestablish the office at the AGA's quarters where was in the adjoining land.

Anew office complex was built up instead of the fired building in the same place in 1992 and it was opened by Hon.Minister of Environmental and Parliamentary affairs Mr.Vincent Perera and Hon.Minister of Public Administration, home affairs and Plantation Mr.Rathnasiri Wikramanayaka in 2nd of march 1999 and the same building is used up to now. The present staffand the sections are shown in another page.

News & Events

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Aug2018
Blood Donation Camp

Blood Donation Camp

The blood donation camp of the Homagama...

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