Ministry of Home Affairs has been established under Extra Ordinary Gazette Notification No.1933/13 of the Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, published on 21 September 2016. Being the center of civil administration, facilitation and coordination functions for the related services of the Ministry and its main divisions, namely District Administration, Divisional Administration, Rural Administration, Civil registration and employee welfare, are performed by the Ministry of Home Affairs. In line with the national priorities of the Government and targeting the social and economic development, the Ministry collaborates with number of fields such as implementation of public policies, human resource management, institutional development, application of electronic and technological methods and good governance, for the excellence of administrative performance.


Providing exceptional service towards the Nation’s progress


Assuring an excellent service through an optimum administrative system at national and divisional level with the utilization of human resources endowed with required skills.


  • Establishment of a district, divisional and rural administration mechanism, with a participatory development approach which is closer to general public.
  • Establishment of collective and participatory approach for rural, divisional and overall economic development.
  • Establishment and keeping of integrated approach and a public service, closer to general public.
  • Strengthening of district, divisional and rural administration through novel Information Technology link.   
  • Motivation of human resource in a way that it would develop efficiency, productivity and quality.


  • Simplification and reorganizing of organizational structure of district secretariats and divisional secretariats, ensuring public responsibility and satisfaction.
  • Networking of all District Secretaries, Divisional Secretaries and Grama Niladhari offices under one roof.
  • Development of office structure in a favorable manner allowing clients/users to respond.
  • Empowerment and motivation of employees of all District Secretariats and Divisional Secretariats via, creating an attractive paying procedure in a healthy and progressive working environment.

Main Functions

  • Formulation, following up and evaluation of policies, programmes and projects, related to the subject of Home Affairs in all District Secretariats and Divisional Secretariats.
  • Organizing of public ceremonies.
  • Establishment of District Development and Coordination Boards.
  • Implementation of activities related to all subjects assigned on all district and divisional secretariats.
  • Supervision of all District Secretariats, Divisional Secretariats and Grama Niladhari Offices.