Divisional Secretariats of Sri Lanka

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The districts of Sri Lanka are divided into administrative sub-units known as divisional secretariats. These were originally based on the feudal counties, the korale s and ratas. They were formerly known as 'D.R.O. Divisions' after the 'Divisional Revenue Officer'. Later the D.R.O.s became 'Assistant Government Agents' and the Divisions were known as 'A.G.A. Divisions'. Currently, the Divisions are administered by a 'Divisional Secretary', and are known as 'D.S. Divisions'.

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The 331 divisions [1] are listed below, by district:

Divisional secretariats

Province#District#Divisional secretariats
(number of further subdivisions/ Grama Niladharis under the divisional secretariat, are shown in parentheses)
Central 36 Kandy 20
Matale 11
Nuwara Eliya 5
Eastern 45 Ampara 20
Batticaloa 14
Trincomalee 11
North Central 29 Anuradhapura 22
Polonnaruwa 7
Northern 34 Jaffna 15
Kilinochchi 4
Mannar 5
Mullaitivu 6
Vavuniya 4
North Western 46 Kurunegala 30
Puttalam 16
Sabaragamuwa 28 Kegalle 11
Ratnapura 17
Southern 47 Galle 19
Hambantota 12
Matara 16
Uva 26 Badulla 15
Moneragala 11
Western 40 Colombo 13
Gampaha 13
Kalutara 14

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References

  1. "Grama Niladhari Administration Division". Archived from the original on 14 September 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2016.