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History of Sammanthurai Divisional Secretariat

It was formed as a DRO office in 1944.Mr.I.Mohaiyadeen was the first DRO. And also it was upgrated as a AGA office in 1972 and Mr.B.P.Tambinayaham was the first AGA. Thereafter it was chanched as a Divisional Secretariat in 1993 and Mr.A.mansoor was the first DS.It was formed as a DRO office in 1944.Mr.I.Mohaiyadeen was the first DRO. And also it was upgrated as a AGA office in 1972 and Mr.B.P.Tambinayaham was the first AGA. Thereafter it was chanched as a Divisional Secretariat in 1993 and Mr.A.mansoor was the first DS. 

Sammanthurai Divisional Secretariat is situated at East of Ampara town, 19 km distance. It is boundary of North of Navithanvelli Divisional Secretariat, South Irakkamam Divisional Secretariat, East of Karaithivu and Ninthavur Divisional Secretariats, and West of Ampara and Uhana Divisional Secretariats. The total area of this division is about 123.02 squares km. consists of 51 Grama Nildhri divisions. The population as per the statistics report of 2017 , 72,217  members from 19,923 families, this is made up of Muslims 86% ,Tamils 13% Sinhalese 0.13%, Burger 0.16%  and others 0.71%, and over 64% of families are famers.

Sammanthurai Divisional Secretariat is situated in Ampara district of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka.   This Village was a main trade center for the south Eastern and Kandy merchants in the early history. It was the border of the Batticaloa region.Sammanthurai Divisional Secretariat is situated in Ampara district of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka.   This Village was a main trade center for the south Eastern and Kandy merchants in the early history. It was the border of the Batticaloa region.Arabs and Eastern trades arrived the south eastern region for their business purposes earlier then the Porthugees and Holland’s. There so many evidence about their invasion. In the early, Hindu- Muslim traders called “Sammakatharar”, arrived by the Baticaloa Lake from the bay of the Bangal. They camped there and used the region as their main trade route and they export and import their goods.The direct translation of the word for goods is in tamil “Samaan” and port is Thurai ‘the region which used for their tade purposes “Sammanthurai” . Later It was named as Sammnathurai and called Granary of east. It was famous for paddy cultivation and produced a type of rice called “samba”. This name was another reason for the village. It was called “sammanthurai”those days. When the time changed the name was fixed as sammanthurai. Sammanthurai Divisional Secretariat division is situated in Ampara district of the Eastern Province, Sri Lanka.   It is one of The DS Divisions out of 20 divisions in Ampara district and it contains a large extend of land with the huge population.

The early Sammanthurai was 248.37 sq km extent of land and divided in to 83 GN Divisions.  Irakkamam village Which was Under the Sammanthurai DS Division upgraded as Separate Divisional Secretarial including 6 villages later  Navithanvali area was upgraded as Separate  Divisional Secretariat including 4 villages with 20 GN Divisions.After that the remaining area is contained 123.02 sq km extent of land and it included 23 villages with 51 GN Divisions. The latitude of the Village is 7’20’ north the longitude is between 80” – 45”. The average temperature is 27’C to 30’C for the year. And it has a continuous rain falls between 1500 mm to 2225mm for the year.Sammanthurai is a situated in the eastern part of Indian ocean of Sri Lanka and locates.  and west of the coastal village. The low level of the ground is 09 m hight from the sea level and it increases up to 27 m height. And the village consist a flat land, Mullurian mixed ground and rock hills about 50m height in several places there.

Role performed at DS

Name From To
Mr. A. Mansoor 1991.04.19 1994.10.18
Mr. MI. Ameer 1994.10.10 2002.06.30
Mr. AHM. Ansar 2002.07.01 2002.12.04
Mr. MM. Nazeer 2002.12.05 2006.06.06
Mr. ALM. Thaseem 2006.06.07 2007.07.01
Mr. A. Mansoor 2007.07.03 2017.03.15
Mr. MM. Aseek (Acting) 2017.03.16 2017.05.31
Mr. SLM. Haniffa 2017.06.01 to date

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