Ambanpola Divisional Secretariat

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Ambanpola Divisional Secretariat
Divisional Secretariat
CountryFlag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka
Province North Western Province
District Kurunegala District
Time zone Sri Lanka Standard Time (UTC+5:30)

Ambanpola Divisional Secretariat is a Divisional Secretariat of Kurunegala District, of North Western Province, Sri Lanka, which provides developmental planning to the Kurunegala District.

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North Western Province, Sri Lanka Province in Sri Lanka

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The stated mission of the Ambanpola Divisional Secretariat is to

"upgrade the living standard of the people through efficient, Sustainable and planned development process with people

participation and providing government services according to the government policies." [1]

Main Services Provided

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References

  1. "Ambanpola Divisional Secretariat - Home". ambanpola.ds.gov.lk. Retrieved 2016-04-29.