"Our Vision"

To be a people friendly Divisional Secretariat


"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.

Our History

The Mahawewa has a span of a recorded history of roughly around 700 years and dated back to king Weera Prakrambahu the 8th of Kotte. It is said that the Prince Thaniya Wallabha has been sent by his father to expel the marauding gangs of Mukkaru. These Mukkarus were South Indian invaders who roamed in search of things to steal or people to attack in the surrounding area, at that time this was the main concern of the people to be solved forthwith.

As expected the prince, an expert warrior, conquered the invaders and established the harmony throughout the community. To the next step prince contribute in great manner to developed the area to be self sufficient in food by constructing several man made reservoir and expanding the extent of paddy fields.

Prince Thaniy Wallabha, beside his talents in Martial arts, proved himself as a devoted statesman. First he developed the means of livehood and next dedicated to enhance the spiritual value of community by supporting the improvements of Buddhist culture in many ways.

Mahawewa is one of the important reservoirs build under the direct supervision of the prince. The legends indicate that the prince who sat under the shades of a giant Madan tree and led the construction process under his personnel supervision.

The historical Madan tree is still can be seen in very good condition on the bunt of reservoir. We can proudly pronounce as the only Madan tree in the Sri Lanka with the recorded history  behind.

The people of the area was so greatfull and the Prince Thaniya Wallabha was respected as "Thaniya Wallabha Deviyo" after his demise. There is a small shrine which the prince is worshipped by the people as divine, close to the historical Madan tree which held the royal armaments of the Thaniya Wallabha Devioyo.

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