Ø  Our vision

"From efficiency to productivity"

Ø  Our mission

To ensure the sustainable, social, economic and cultural development of the people of the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area, we will provide a reliable service to maintain the health, roads, welfare and public utility services at an optimum level with an environmentally sensitive, efficient and efficient utilization of resources.

Ø  Our commitment

We are committed to providing services honestly, wisely, politely, understandingly, subjectively and impartially, transparently, promptly, efficiently and effectively.

Thematic maps
Spatial data on various subjects pertaining to the area are presented here, with latitudinal and longitudinal positioning.
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Demography
A city is a large human settlement. People are the main driving force in a city. The dynamism of a city
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Education
Education has always been a significant element in societal development. The development of education facilities contributes substantially to the
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Transport
Connectivity is central to key GoSL strategic aims: to promote economic growth, and to rebalance growth across the country’s 9 provinces.
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Economy
Cities are the primary drivers of economic development, therefore, Sri Lanka’s cities have a decisive role to play in driving the economy
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Urban Governance
Urban governance can be simplified as “how government (local, regional and national) and stakeholders decide on planning, financing and
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Housing
An important function of Sri Lanka’s cities is to provide housing for the diversity of residents that support urban life. Sri Lankan early
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Municipal Services
Municipal services is one of the key tasks an urban centre carries out fto ensure a functional living condition for its citizens. The access to
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Environment
A city needs to have an environment that is habitable and conducive with appropriate spaces for people who use the city, while also being resilient
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COVID-19 Responses
The rapid spread of COVID-19 and its consequences around the globe has created the conditions for exacerbated fear, uncertainty, and confusion. To
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Health
Health conditions (mortality, morbidity, disability) depend not just on standards of living, but on the actual performance of health systems
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Other
Cities are dynamic engines which are driven on diverse functions and performances. This space is arranged to visualise the diversity which forms the
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Demography
Population
59000
ADMINISTRATIVE AREA
29244.25 ha
Density
1.58 persons / ha

A city is a large human settlement. People are the main driving force in a city. The dynamism of a city is dependent  on people and their behaviour. A preliminary understanding of the composition and diverse capabilities of the populations in a city should be the key to a successful urban study.

This section provides a description of the demographic status and trends in the city, primarily based on 2012 census data, presenting an overall view of the population. Trends and patterns of urban population are discussed including  aspects of demography such as age, sex, ethnicity, education levels; and overall observations with regard to migration patterns, suburban population and gender.

Understanding the demographic and composition patterns of the population within the existing physical boundary will help in planning a livable  city.


 
 
 
 
 

 

Population by ethnicity

Source - District Secretariat - Monaragala

Out of the total population living in the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area, there are 06 ethnic groups living in the area. The majority of them are about 85.70% Sinhalese in the division while the others are Sri Lankan Tamils, Indian Tamils, Moors, Burghers and others living in the area. The area is predominantly Sri Lankan Buddhist, with a Hindu, Muslim, Roman Catholic and Christian minority.

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Population by religion

Source - Resource Profile - Divisional Secretariat, Moneragala

The chart above shows the ethnic groups living in the area out of the total population living in the Moneragala Pradeshiya Sabha area. The majority of them are Buddhists, which is about 85% of the population. Other religions in the area include Hinduism, Islam, Roman Catholicism, Christianity, and the majority of those religions are Tamil Hindus. It is about 13%, and 2% of other religions. Most of the religious people live in the Maduruketiya Grama Niladhari Division where the majority of the people live.

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Population by Age group and Gender

Source - Resource Profile - Divisional Secretariat, Moneragala

There are more women than men in the demographics of the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area. Compared to other cities in the Moneragala division, the female youth population is significantly higher than their male counterparts, and in 2017 alone the age limit was. It has a high male population between 19-40. The proportion of males and females in the total population is 49.30 and 50.70 percent respectively. Overall, a very small number of elderly people live in the Monaragala division. It is about 3.2% of the total population.

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Gender Distribution

Source - Resource Profile - Divisional Secretariat, Moneragala

The above chart shows the details of the population of Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area in the years 2017, 2018, 2019. According to the chart, the population is growing at an annual rate of 27% over the previous year. Furthermore, Maduruketiya Grama Niladhari Division has the largest population of the area and it is 12.33% of the total population. Also, the lowest population of the area lives in the Batugammana Grama Niladhari Division which is 1.55% of the total population.

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Population Map by Local Authority _ DCS

Population in terms of unemployment

Source - Resource Profile - Divisional Secretariat, Moneragala

The above chart shows how the population is in terms of unemployment in the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area. Unemployment has also been identified under three age groups. Most of them are in the age group of 18-40 years. The lowest number of unemployed was reported in the over 60s category. The Grama Niladhari Division with the highest number of unemployed is Maduruketiya Grama Niladhari Division and the Grama Niladhari Division with the lowest number of unemployed is Batugammana Grama Niladhari Division.

Population by employment

Source - Resource Profile - Divisional Secretariat, Moneragala

The above chart shows how the people living in the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area are employed according to their age. Employees have been identified under three age groups, with the highest number of employees being reported in the age group of 41-60 years. The lowest number of employees was reported in the over 60s category. Maduruketiya Grama Niladhari Division has the highest number of employees in the area with 3554 employees. The lowest number of employees is reported from the Debeddekiula Grama Niladhari Division. It is about 512 in size.

Population according to level of education

Source - Divisional Secretariat - Moneragala

The data chart above shows the level of education of the people living at the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area and it is divided into four sections as Not educated, up to Ordinary Level, Up to Advanced Level and graduates. Most of them are educated up to GCE Ordinary Level and a minimum number of people are recorded as Not educated. Similarly, Viharamulla Grama Niladhari Division represents the highest number of graduates in the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area and Maduruketiya Grama Niladhari Division as a whole can be mentioned as the Grama Niladhari Division where people with low education live. Overall, 68.89% of the total population of the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area has a considerable level of education.

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Population by persons with special needs

Source - Resource Profile - Divisional Secretariat, Moneragala

Here are the details of the people with disabilities living in the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area.

Education

Education has always been a significant element in societal development. The development of education facilities contributes substantially to the development in an urban area.

As a developing country it is crucial to address poverty in order to attain the development goals. Education plays a major role in poverty reduction. Presently, several global cities have been implementing the concept of smart city to improve the quality of life of the society, including in the field of education.

Good educational institutions and coverage enables a population to have decent livelihoods be they self employed or part of the workforce. Understanding how a city provides primary, secondary and tertiary eductional as well as skill development through vocational centres could provide some pointers to how well a city is doing or where it needs to develop further.

1. Educational classification in the area
Educational methodsNumber of locations Number of studentsNumber of teachers
Early Childhood Development Education53197999
School Education
3413252970
Pirivena Education0439853
Dhamma school education286439354
Extra Classes
208749181
Further educational methods111278111

Source - Resource Profile - Divisional Secretariat, Moneragala

Various educational methods have been introduced for the children living in the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area to learn. These are Early Childhood Development Education, School Education, Pirivena Education, Dhamma School Education, Tuition Classes as well as Further Educational Techniques to sharpen the knowledge, attitudes and skills of the children and contribute to the country as perfect children. Higher education methods are referred to as Vocational Training Centers, Technical Colleges, National Youth Services Council, Technical Colleges, Open Universities and Nenasalas.

The chart above shows the number of children educated in the year 2019 under the various educational methods mentioned above and the statistical data of the teachers who are educating the children to come.

2. Early Childhood Development Center

Source - Pradeshiya Sabawa- Monaragala

There are more than 55 Early Childhood Development Centers in operation in the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area, out of which the Early Childhood Development Center of the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha is the foremost Early Childhood Development Center operating in the area under a state institution.
Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha Early Childhood Development Center was established with the financial assistance of the Ministry of Child and Women's Development and Plan Sri Lanka. This is built on a beautiful land above Maragala Oya. There is a teacher training center at the Early Childhood Development Center to provide learning facilities to the children, as well as a teacher training center to train teachers at other Early Childhood Development Centers operating in the area.

Information on Vocational Training / Nenasala Institutions
Num
G.S.Division
InstituteCourses Available
T.P.Number
01Muppane
National Youth Councial
IT Courses
External degree Programe
Vocational trainings
055-2276055
02
Monaragala
Snt Anthonys Vocational training institute
motor bicycle repair
Mechanic
carpenters
plumbers


03weliyaya
Technical College



Open University

National Youth corps
civil engineering
Carpenter
mason

IT and Degree programme

Skill development
IT cource
055-2276168
04
Madururukatiya
Gangarama Vocational Training center
Vocational Trainings

05
Madurukatiya
SOS Vocational Training center
IT and Vocational Trainings
055-2277282

Source - Resource Profile - Divisionala secretarial office Monaragala

There are several Vocational Training Centers in operation in the Moneragala Pradeshiya Sabha area which provide facilities for students who have dropped out of school and appeared for the GCE Ordinary Level and Advanced Level examinations to pursue a higher education course.

Number of students in pre schools

Source - Administration Division - Moneragala Pradeshiya Sabha

There are about 55 pre-schools operating in the Moneragala Pradeshiya Sabha area and the main pre-school operating in the area with the state sponsorship is the Moneragala Pradeshiya Sabha's Early Childhood Development Center in Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha. Located in a beautiful area nearby.The pre-school is equipped with a seating capacity of about 200 children at a time and is staffed by a head pre-school warden and six assistant wardens.

Classification of schools

Source - Resource Profile - Divisional Secretariat, Moneragala

This data details the educational facilities available in the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area. The area has about 970 teachers and a student population of about 15,000. Dispersal of Central Colleges and High Schools in the area can be found covering a radius of 8 km. At least 15% of the total population in Monaragala division is school age.

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Number of school children

Source - Resource Profile - Divisional Secretariat, Moneragala

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Number of Pirivena students

Source - Resource Profile - Divisional Secretariat, Moneragala

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Transport

Connectivity is central to key GoSL strategic aims: to promote economic growth, and to rebalance growth across the country’s 9 provinces. Higher the connectivity to any city, better is the urban growth in that city. 

Detailed information on key transport aspects including bus and rail transport, freight route maps, airports and logistic systems are aspects that should be considered for a city to be properly interconnected within the bigger system. One of the SDG targets 11.2 is about access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems, road safety, public transport, and if we are to move towards being sustainble, these need to be considered in tranpsort planning. Further, the needs of people in vulnerable situations, women and children, persons with disabilities and older persons should also be considered.

ICT coverage is another way of being connected and recent technological advances enable a city to be better connected through its access to ICTs as well.

Roads belonging to the jurisdiction
                     Road typesLength KM
Carpeted roads1.85
Asphalt roads
15
Roads paved with concrete15
Roads paved with gravel820
Roads paved with Kuttigal10
Sand Road188.15
Total
1050

Source - Pradeshiya Sabawa- Monaragala

Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha has 1050 km of rural roads. Of these, 188.15 km are 12 feet and 10 feet wide roads with soil. By the year 2020, 851.85 km of the roads belonging to the Pradeshiya Sabha have been properly developed using carpet, tar, concrete or gravel. At present more than 20 km of roads are being selected and developed under the government's road development programs.

According to the chart above, there are 1.85 km of paved roads, 15 km of paved roads, 15 km of concreted roads and 820 km of paved roads. Of the other roads, 18.87% are paved roads and undeveloped sand roads.

Number of three wheelers registered

Source - Moneragala Pradeshiya Sabha

Registration of three wheelers used for hire in the Pradeshiya Sabha area was started by the Pradeshiya Sabha in the year 2019. 179 three wheelers were registered in the Pradeshiya Sabha in that year and 35 three wheelers were registered in the year 2020 and up to March 2021, 19 three wheelelrs have been registered. Accordingly, 233 three wheelers have been registered in the Pradeshiya Sabha by March 2021.

Number of vehicles licensed by vehicle type

Source - Statistical Handbook - Divisional Secretariat

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Economy

Cities are the primary drivers of economic development, therefore, Sri Lanka’s cities have a decisive role to play in driving the economy forward by catalysing high value-added economic activities, as the country strives to achieve upper middle-income country status.

According the latest Word Cities report, 80 per cent of global GDP is created by cities, despite their accounting for less than 60 per cent of the world’s population (UN-Habitat, 2016).

The Government of Sri Lanka recognizes the role of urban economy in shaping the future of the country. In this respect, Vision 2025 and Public Investment Programme (PIP) 2017-2020 lays out the urban policy priority actions: to promote western region as economic hub of the southern part of the Indian subcontinent, and to promote strategic city development to secondary urban spaces as provincial economic hubs. 

It is also interesting to see how competitive a city is, taking into account current and potential roles of governments, businesses and the private sector in the economic development of the city and urban settlements, best use of human capital,  and labour force participation, and existing skills and the job market etc. within demarcated territory. 

Annual Revenue and Expenditure of Local Authority

Source - Pradeshiya Sabawa- Monaragala

Every local government body has a budget system to achieve the mission of the institution. That is, the ability to spend relative to earned income. It should be estimated at the beginning of the year and presented in a budget. Then at the end of the year, the summary of expenditure according to the income should be submitted as the final account In the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha we have prepared a revenue and expenditure classification for such income and expenses. A comparative look at the revenue and expenditure received according to those classifications shows that the revenue is increasing annually. It is clear that there is no large gap between profit or loss compared to revenue and expenditure, even when expenses are incurred.

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Annual court fine income

Annual gully service revenue

Source - Environment and Health Division - Monaragala Pradeshiya Saba

The chart above shows the annual income generated from the removal of gully waste in the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area.A gully bowser owned by the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha has a capacity of about 4000 liters and Rs. 4250 / = is charged for removing a gully bowser in the pradeshiya saba area. Removal of an outer gully bowser will cost Rs. 5500 / = for the first gully bowser and Rs. 5000 / = for the extra gully bowser and Rs. In both the above cases a labor wage of Rs. 400 / = is charged.

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Annual income from sale of compost fertilizer

Source - Pradeshiya Sabawa- Monaragala

Since the commencement of the production of the compost project of the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha in late 2011, the amount of fertilizer produced from year to year has been increased and it has been converted into a project which will generate additional income for the Pradeshiya Sabha. In the year 2020, in the face of the Cowd 90 disease and condition in the country, the maximum sales of fertilizers were recorded in that year as the people in the houses turned to home gardening.

The main sources of income

Source - Pradeshiya Sabawa- Monaragala

The chart above shows the details of the direct revenue streams received by the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha annually. There are 01 weekly fairs and 01 daily fair in the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area. Of these, the weekly fair is awarded to outside parties on a tender basis. Daily income is collected daily by the Pradeshiya Sabha. Another major source of revenue for the Pradeshiya Sabha is the market, which has 91 stalls and 62 public market stalls at the Moneragala Pradeshiya Sabha new bus stand. The church also has three public toilets in the city.
The urban area belonging to the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha is divided into 06 assessment zones and 394 government properties and 5237 other properties (private / housing) are added annually under the two main categories of assessment tax arrears and incentives.

Anuual Stamp Duty Income

Urban Governance

Urban governance can be simplified as “how government (local, regional and national) and stakeholders decide on planning, financing and managing urban areas”. It involves a continuous process of negotiation and contestation over allocation of social and material resources and political power.

This section provide a snapshot of the emergent contours of urban governance in Sri Lanka, focusing on financial resilience, service provision and economic dynamism.

Information available here are collected and calculated considering secondary data sets, ground level surveys as well as stakeholder discussions. The city governance index has taken many a factor into consideration and provides a valuable way of assessing our cities and how they rank from a governance perspective.

1. Board of Members of Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha

Source - Administration Division - Moneragala Pradeshiya Sabha

The Monaragala District, the second largest district in Sri Lanka and the largest district in the Uva Province, consists of 10 Local Government Institutions. Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area covers an area of ​​255.1 sq. Km and consists of 10 electorates and 26 Grama Niladhari divisions.Monaragala Electorate is a multi-seat division consisting of 04 Grama Niladhari Divisions out of 10 electorates belonging to the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area. Mr. R.M Rathnaweera, who was elected on behalf of the Monaragala Division, is the present Hon. Chairman of the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha. Mr.R.M.Pradeep Sisira Kumara also serves as the Hon. Vice Chairman.

2. Staff of Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha

Source - Administration Division - Moneragala Pradeshiya Sabha

The Moneragala Pradeshiya Sabha has a permanent and casual staff of 135 who are office bearers and field officers under one Secretary. We are working to provide an efficient service to the people in the right direction by properly identifying the objectives of the local government body.

3. Extent of land at Grama Niladhari divisional level (hectare)
Grama Niladhari Divisions
Land area is hectare
Kahambana
2981.62
Marawa
729.04
Thenagallanda
1630.61
Kolonwinna
1587.49
Weheragala
1227.62
Bohitiya
1287.57
Muppane
254.27
Kaudawa
572.97
Monaragala
223.55
Hulandawa
362.39
Hindikiula
925.36
Magandanamulla
216.88
wiharamulla
243.37
Hulandawa Left
449.89
Hulandawa Right
2474.61
Aliyawaththa
1532.71
Batugammana
916.21
Nakkala
285.31
Weliyaya
1058.60
Debeddekiula
413.42
Raththanapitiya
572.60
Tenwaththa
630.04
Guruhela
753.22
Kumbukkana
2712.35
Maduruketiya
1556.04
Horumbuwa
3003.20
Total
28600.94

Source - Resource Profile - Divisional Secretariat, Moneragala

This is the data on the extent of land available at the Grama Niladhari Division level in the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area in the Monaragala District. Accordingly, the largest area of land belongs to Horombuwa Grama Niladhari Division in terms of size and the lowest area belongs to Magandanamulla Grama Niladhari Division.

Human resources of Local Authority

Source - Development Section - Pradeshiya Sabha - Moneragala

The above data can provide a better understanding of the day-to-day human resources of local government bodies. The approved staff and the existing staff for the local government body are given here. The Moneragala Pradeshiya Sabha has more actual staff than the approved staff, but there are vacancies for some posts. For example, although there are redundancies in development officers, there are vacancies for technical officers, health workers and automotive firefighters.

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Workers related to road sector

Source - Administration Division - Moneragala Pradeshiya Sabha

According to the staff report approved by the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha, 15 posts of field workers have been approved and 04 posts of field workers have been approved as per Public Administration Circular 25/2014. There is also one substitute field worker. They cover several areas of duty, including the watchman service.

Workers related to Sanitation sector

Source - Administrative Section - Monaragala Pradeshiya Saba

According to the staff report approved by the Moneragala Pradeshiya Sabha, 18 permanent health workers and 08 substitute workers are employed in the area.10 to 12 tons of garbage is collected daily from the vicinity of Monaragala town and these health workers cover the duties as there are not enough tractor drivers to transport the garbage.

Housing

An important function of Sri Lanka’s cities is to provide housing for the diversity of residents that support urban life. Sri Lankan early urban settlement legacy – histories, patterns, trends including land use and housing and the development challenges that come along with it have shaped the nature of our cities.

The share of housing as a proportion of built-up area across the different cities was considered, and numerous factors affect the figure. e.g. Anuradhapura, has restrictions on residential developments because of its cultural, historical and touristic importance, other MCs include significant social and economic land use, operating as a hub to surrounding suburbs and rural areas with large residential populations.

Housing policy challenges that are encountered by the city administrators relate to tenure systems, the supply of affordable, high quality housing, and difficulties accessing housing finance. 

Housing Classification

Source - Resource Profile - Divisional Secretariat, Moneragala

The above chart shows the condition of the houses for the families living in the Moranagala Pradeshiya Sabha area. According to the chart, the number of permanent and fully upgraded houses will increase by 372 in 2019 over 2018. Similarly, the number of permanent and semi-completed houses shows an increase of 45 houses in 2019 over 2018. According to these data it can be said that the number of permanent housing constructions is increasing annually. Under the category of temporary and other, the houses in our area can be divided into 03 types as temporary houses, shanty houses and no houses. Out of these, the number of temporary houses can be identified as an equal number of 1241 each in both the years 2018 and 2019. Similarly, the number of shanties has decreased by 394 in 2018 and by 82 in 2019. The number of homeless families in 2019 is 16 times higher than the number of homeless families in 2018.

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Information on Elderly and Children's Homes

Source - Resource Profile - Divisional Secretariat, Moneragala

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Municipal Services

Municipal services is one of the key tasks an urban centre carries out fto ensure a functional living condition for its citizens.

The access to municipal services and the quality of their provision strongly influence the social, economic and environmental performance of a city as well as urban development.

Urban centres provide key services that underpin Sri Lanka’s socioeconomic development. Cities provide key government administration functions, such as vehicle registration services, access to social protection schemes, and a range of additional services (explored in detail in Chapter 9, urban governance in the SoSLC Report). Urban centres provide residents with health and education services: providing equitable access to quality healthcare and education. They also include services to facilitate social recreational activities and promote community cohesion, such as libraries, community centres and sports facilities. Ensuring quality services is a crucial component in securing an urban future for all Sri Lankans. 

Availability of Services
Availability of Road Inventory
Yes
Availability of Asset register
Yes
An online system is available for citizen to request services
No
A "reference no" is issued to the citizen requesting services
No
A "Front Office" is available
No
All the services can be accessed at a single location (Front Office) by a visiting citizen
No
Separate Male/Female toilets are available for the visiting citizen
Yes

Source - Pradeshiya Sabawa- Monaragala

This data represent the 2021 records. Services delivered to the citizens by the local authority is very important to measure the functionalities and capacities of the local authority.

Garbage Resource Center

Source - Pradeshiya Sabawa- Monaragala

The Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha has established a Garbage Resource Center with the assistance of the private sector to purchase 16 types of recyclable waste such as glass bottles, pet bottles, plastics, newspapers, iron, tin, aluminum and cardboard generated in the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area. This has given the people of the area the opportunity to add economic value to the garbage dumped by their homes / businesses in the forest and the Moneragala Pradeshiya Sabha has been able to reduce the amount of garbage added to the final landfill nearby to some extent.

Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha Compost Project

Source - Pradeshiya Sabawa- Monaragala

The compost project of Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha was constructed by the Uva Local Government Department with the objective of managing the waste generated in the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area. It was initiated by the National Solid Waste Management Support Center of the Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government in parallel to the Deyata Kirula National Development Exhibition held in the Moneragala District in 2011. Construction was completed in late 2013 and work on the project commenced. The Pradeshiya Sabha started the compost project at Daragoda, Thekkawatta, Horombuwa, where garbage was being dumped at that time.

The compost project of the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha has been able to support the cultivation of organic manure in the area by producing about 02 tons of compost per month and earning additional income for the Pradeshiya Sabha.

Number of assessment units owned by Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha
Division
2018
20192020
1898911916
2786803812
3132013311347
4100210181030
5477485489
6627634643
Government394394394
Total550455765631

Source - Revenue Section - Pradeshiya Saba Monaragala

A property assessment is carried out on private property and government property within the municipal limits of the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area and an assessment tax is levied. The assessment limit of the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area is divided into 06 divisions and the revenue collection is done in this manner. Prior notice will be given by the K form.The number of assessment units in the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area is increasing annually and the number of assessment units has increased from 5504 in 2018 to 5631 by the year 2020. It can be concluded that the number of units is increasing and the population migrating to the city is increasing by dividing the lands within the urban limits of the Pradeshiya Sabha area. The assessment tax money collected by the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha is used for the welfare of the public.

Recyclable Garbage Quantities (Kilograms) Received by the Monthly Garbage Resource Center during the year 2020
Garbage Type
JanuaryFebruary
March
April
May
JuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Total
Paper45006000
0
0
2800
2700
1262
600
865
2400
800
700
22627
Cardboard1200010000
0
0
4100
2315
3100
6340
6680
3200
2100
3000
52835
Coconut Shells20002670
0
0
551
425
820
200
2650
1600
850
500
12266
Polythene (EDP)
840
510
0
0
475
485
480
380
486
800
410
0
4866
Polythene (PP)
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
480
680
281
480
1921
Garment Polythene
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
260
395
450
350
1455
Plastic3000
2850
0
0
1800
1580
795
400
1310
1080
900
500
14215
Pet Bottles
620
700
0
0
1400
600
695
200
985
890
815
500
7405
Tin
4800
4200
0
0
8200
2770
1250
510
580
1190
850
800
25150
Bottle Needles (White)
14000
11200
0
0
16000
7410
6692
21000
8000
11350
5000
5500
106152
Bottle Needles (Color)
1500
1220
0
0
950
820
550
350
600
4150
2000
600
12740
Battery450
106
0
0
89
106
65
68
465
400
810
82
2641
Aluminum350
256
0
0
150
190
97
108
370
250
100
70
1941
Iron2150
987
0
0
796
2165
390
250
1063
675
670
110
9256
Copper180
18
0
0
15
26
7
5
75
215
80
15
636
Chemistry Brass
110
15
0
0

10
38
15
5
86
30
45
28
382
Electronic400
150
0
0
90
85
10
2180
775
385
150
75
4300

Source - Pradeshiya Sabawa- Monaragala

The table above shows the amount of recyclable garbage received monthly by the Garbage Resource Center maintained by the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha. Glass bottles are mostly collected in the area and the volume is about 24 tons. Although the volume of pet bottles generated in the jurisdiction is relatively small, it is very large in terms of volume. The damage to ecosystems can be enormous if the above waste is released to the final disposal without proper segregation.

Solid Waste Management Programme

Source - Pradeshiya Sabawa- Monaragala

The Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area generates between 10-12 tons of garbage per day and the council collects about 10 tons of this garbage daily. Garbage collection limit in the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area is about 16 km from the main road from Horombuwa to Weliyaya on the Wellawaya Pottuvil road and about 05 km from the by road. Within that limit, garbage is collected daily from public and private institutions operating in the city of Moneragala.
Garbage collection area will be divided into 04 zones under two shifts day and night and garbage collection, transportation, management and final disposal will be done as per the Annual Solid Waste Management Action Plan.

Download the 2021 Waste Management Annual Plan here.

Street lighting

Source - Pradeshiya saba Monaragala

Installation of new street lights and maintenance of street lights covering all 26 Grama Niladhari Divisions of the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha.The Pradeshiya Sabha has been installing street lights continuously since 2015 and by the year 2020, nearly 2750 street lights will be installed in the area to provide safety to the people traveling on the roads.

Providing Fire Hazard Prevention Service

Libraries and community centers

Source - Pradeshiya Sabawa- Monaragala

The Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha has one community hall, which is well equipped to accommodate more than 500 spectators at a time. The town hall is leased by the Pradeshiya Sabha to outside agencies and provided free of charge to the public.
Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha has 03 libraries. They have been established in Monaragala, Weliyaya and Kumbukkana. Among them, the Kumbukkana Library was established in the year 2020. The number of users in these 03 libraries is 6033 in 2018, 6215 in 2019 and 6315 in 2020 respectively.

Cremations and burials in Crematoriums and cemeteries (Monthly)

Source - Pradeshiya saba Monaragala

The crematorium owned by the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha was established in the year 2019. Until then there was no crematorium in the Monaragala District and with the opening of the Monaragala Crematorium it has been possible to provide a relief service to the people. A sum of Rs. 7500 / = will be charged for the cremation of a person residing in the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area and Rs. 8500 / = will be charged for the cremation of a person outside the area of ​​jurisdiction. The size of the crematorium is shown in the table above.

Heavy vehicles and equipment owned by local authority

Source - Pradeshiya saba Monaragala

Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha Machinery Unit has a 12 foot blade motor grinder, 10 ton rock roll and a backhoe loader.The charges are as follows.

  • Rs.3500.00 per hour for a motor grader and 10 liters of diesel.
  • Rs.2750.00 per hour for backhoe loader
  • Rs.4000.00 per hour for stone rolls

Number of trade licenses issued annually

Source - Revenue Section - Pradeshiya Saba Monaragala

There are about 40 types of businesses operating in the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area and the largest number of businesses are retail and grocery related businesses. After retail and grocery, the largest number of businesses are in the textile and readymade garments category. The third largest number of businesses are in the tea trade / hotel & bakery category.246 medium and large scale enterprises have been activated in the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area in the years 2019 and 2020 and 08 telephone transmission towers have been operational in the year 2019 and 10 in the year 2020.

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Commercial places to buy goods

Source - Development Section - Monaragala Pradeshiya Saba

Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha has 01 public market and 02 retail and wholesale market lands and no economic centers or shopping malls.. The Pradeshiya Sabha earns revenue through retail fairs and wholesale fair leases by calling for tenders annually for the retail fairs and wholesale fairs built through the Nelsip project in the year 2016. From 2.00 pm on Fridays to 6.00 pm on Sundays Fair Trade Community and It is open to the consumer community and benefits about 60,000 people directly and indirectly.

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Solid Waste Management (Annually)

Source - Environment Secsion - Pradeshiya Sabha, Moneragala

Within the city limits of the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area, 16 km of the main road and 8 km of by roads and about 12 tons of garbage are collected daily from government institutions, public shops, the city and the bus stand. Nearly 40% of incoming waste is biodegradable, and part of the above waste is used for animal husbandry and composting. Recyclable waste is further segregated and sent for recycling. The remaining garbage is currently directed to the local council for final disposal on a daily basis.

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Number of Development projects implemented by Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha

Source - Monaragala Pradeshiya Saba

Here are the development projects implemented by Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha during the period 2018-2020. Funds are categorized under type and show the number of projects done yearly and amount spent

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Amount of garbage generated per day in Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area (by type of garbage)

Source - Monaragala Pradeshiya Saba

The amount of garbage generated per day in the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area can be roughly separated as above.

Environment

A city needs to have an environment that is habitable and conducive with appropriate spaces for people who use the city, while also being resilient in the face of increasing climate risk.

Aspects such as a cities’ air and water quality, quality of the built environment as well as the aesthetic and historic aspects in the city are things we need to look at. However, in the light of increasing disaster risk, managing climate change impact in the light of current urbanisation patterns becomes a key concern, and thus land use planning in a city needs to take this into account.

SDG targets 11.4 (safeguarding cultural and natural heritage) and 11.5 (reducing impacts of disasters, especially floods), 11.6 (air quality and waste) and  11.7 (safe, open and green spaces for all groups) all emphasize that for a city to be sustainable, these aspects need to be considered.

Annual average air temperature at observation stations

Source - Department of Meteorology

Here is the change in the annual values of air temprature from 2011 to 2013. According to the Monaragala Observatory station, air temprature in the area is calculated separately for each month and more information can be downloaded from the following detailed statistics.

Download data file here

Monthly Rainfall in District

Source - Department of Meteorology

Monaragala district belongs to the dry climate zone. Monsoon monsoon winds are used to carry out farming activities during the Maha season. The district receives maximum rainfall in March, April, May, July, October, November and December.

Above ground Carbon dioxide emission of the area in mg

Source - Department of Meteorology

Sri Lanka's natural forest cover in 2010 was 3.53Mha and covered more than 54% of the land area. The change in natural forests in 2020 was 11.2Mha, which is equivalent to 2.89 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
According to the Global Forest Watch tool, GLAD uses NASA's Landsat satellites to automatically mark areas where forest canopies are declining.

 

To visit the Global Forest Watch interactive site click HERE

 

Land use pattern (acres)

Source - Resource Profile - Divisional Secretariat, Moneragala

There are about 58000 acres of land in the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area and this chart shows how the lands have been used. Six main types of land use have been identified and the largest number of lands have been reserved. The second largest area of ​​land is illegally acquired and used for cultivation or residence. The area of ​​swamps / lowlands in the area is about 0.55% and the largest acreage is in Viharamulla and Hulandawa South Grama Niladhari Divisions. 

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Information on natural resources

Source - Resource Profile - Divisional Secretariat, Moneragala

The above chart shows the information about the natural resources in the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area. Four main natural resources such as granite, clay, pottery and gems can be identified in the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area. The most important natural resource is gems. It has been identified that it is present in an area of ​​only 407 acres and according to the chart it can be identified that there are many gems in the Maduruketiya Grama Niladhari Division. Kumbukkan Oya flows from the western boundary of Maduruketiya Grama Niladhari Division and it is reported that this natural resource is abundant in the lands near Kumbukkan Oya. It has been identified that there are about 140 acres of granite and the lands where the gneiss exists are mainly government lands.

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Information on plantation crops (acres)

Source - 2018,2019 Resource Profile - Divisional Secretariat, Moneragala

Agriculture is the main livelihood of the people living in the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area. Rubber, paddy, coconut, pepper, cinnamon, sugarcane, coffee and fruits as well as other crops such as groundnut, pumpkin, cocoa and lime are widely cultivated in the area.
Of these, rubber is cultivated in the largest area of ​​the jurisdiction and coffee is cultivated in the lowest area. Paddy cultivation is very successful in both the Yala and Maha seasons in the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area and pepper, banana, coconut and other economic crops are also cultivated to a considerable extent throughout the area.

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COVID-19 Responses

The rapid spread of COVID-19 and its consequences around the globe has created the conditions for exacerbated fear, uncertainty, and confusion. To face  the pandemic updating covid 19 related activities at ground level is really importent.

Covid 19 Control Unit

Source - Monaragala Pradeshiya Saba

A special disinfection unit has been set up on the instructions of the Hon. Chairman of the Moneragala Pradeshiya Sabha, RM Ratnaweera, to control the Covid-19 corona disease which has become a global epidemic.The unit disinfects public places in Moneragala such as bus stands, public markets, fairgrounds, car parks, parks and public and private institutions on demand, as well as homes and areas of Covid-19 infected and quarantined associates. Established quarantine centers continue to be disinfected by this unit.The cremation of Covid is also being carried out at the Moneragala Pradeshiya Sabha crematorium.

Covid Vaccination Programme

Source - MOH office monaragagala

Covid vaccination Programme  in the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area have already commenced. Under the first phase, vaccinations will be given to senior citizens over 60 years of age and arrangements will be made to do so in the next few days in all Grama Niladhari Divisions under the Supervision of the Medical Officer of Health.

The Grama Niladhari of your area has been given the consent form for the vaccine, certified by the Medical Officer of Health stating the date and time of your visit.
Arrive at your local vaccination center on the same day and time the leaflets are filled out at home.
If you have trouble getting the required leaflets, please contact the Medical Officer of Health at 0552276178 for advice.

Covid cremation by Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha

Source - Pradeshiya Sabha - Moneragala

The number of covid deaths cremated by the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha is as above and the cremation in the year 2020 was done at the request of the Divisional Secretary of Moneragala at the expense of the government.

Number of Disinfections carried out 2021

Source - Pradeshiya Sabawa- Monaragala

As a Local Government Institution in the face of the covid 19 Epidemic, we are carrying out the sterilization process for the health of the people in the Monaragala Pradeshiya Saba Area.Under it, government institutions, schools, places of worship and other public places are disinfected.

Number Of PCR Done at Monaragala MOH area

Source - MOH office Monaragala

The above chart shows the number of monthly PCR tests conducted in the year 2021 in the Monaragala Medical Officer of Health Division in connection with the control of Covid 19 .

Number of Covid cases in Monaragala MOH area

Source - MOH office- Monaragala

The above chart shows how Covid patients have been reported in the Monaragala Medical Officer of Health Division. Accordingly, it appears that the third wave of Covid which affected Sri Lanka in April 2021 has had a severe impact on the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area as well.

Number of persons quarantined in Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area 2021

Source - Office of Medical Officer of Health Monaragala

This shows the number of people quarantined in the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area.

Health

Health conditions (mortality, morbidity, disability) depend not just on standards of living, but on the actual performance of health systems themselves.

Information on health and sanitation facilities
Methods of providing
health and sanitation facilities
Number established
in the area of jurisdiction
WestAyurvedaMIx
Government and private hospitals03020100
Dispensary17170000
Pharmacy09050202
Maternity and pediatric clinic/
Multiple clinics
21200001

Source - Resource Profile - Divisional Secretariat, Moneragala

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Household access to toilets

Source - Resource Profile - Divisional Secretariat, Moneragala

This chart illustrates the sanitary facilities of the people in the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area (First graph 2018 data, second graph 2019 data). The number of toilets with proper sanitation facilities has shown an increase annually. Similarly, the number of toilets will decrease in 2019 as compared to 2018. Considering the 26 Grama Niladhari Divisions in the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area, most of the toilets with facilities are in Maduruketiya Grama Niladhari Division and most of the families without toilets live in Hulandawa Grama Niladhari Division. Also, out of the 26 Grama Niladhari Divisions in our area as a whole, Kolonwinna and Rattanapitiya Grama Niladhari Divisions can be mentioned as the Grama Niladhari Divisions with the highest level of sanitation facilities considering the highest number of family units.

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Information on drinking water facilities (Number of families)

Source - 2018,2019 Resource Profile - Divisional Secretariat, Moneragala

The above chart shows how the people in the 26 Grama Niladhari Divisions in the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area get drinking water facilities. According to the above data, piped water is the main source of water for the people of the area. Piped water supply is mainly provided by the Water Supply Board and piped water is also provided to the people through several rural water supply schemes. Accordingly, in addition to the Water Supply and Drainage Board, 12 rural water supply schemes are in operation in the area.
Most of the people who consume ground water using tube wells live in the Maduruketiya Grama Niladhari Division and most of the unsafe wells have been reported from the Guruhela Grama Niladhari Division. Overall, with the growth of the population, the number of households accessing drinking water has increased in all sectors, from which the percentage of access to piped water through water supply will increase significantly in 2019 as compared to 2018.

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Other

Cities are dynamic engines which are driven on diverse functions and performances. This space is arranged to visualise the diversity which forms the city.

Citizens' Charter
අනු අංකය
සිදු කරනු ලබන සේවාවාන්
ඉලක්කගත කාල සීමාව
රැගෙන පැමිණිය යුතු ලියකියවිලි
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වීථිරේඛා හා නොපවරා ගැනීමේ සහතික නිකුත් කිරීම

Source - Pradeshiya Sabawa- Monaragala

The Citizens' Charter is a set of procedures designed to ensure that the functions performed by a government agency are performed efficiently and accurately in the shortest possible time. This shows the citizenship charter of the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha.

Download the full citizenship charter of the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha here.

Download - Uva Song

Source - Pradeshiya Sabawa- Monaragala

Veteran lyricist Ratna Sri Wijesinghe has included a critique of this song that can consolidate Uva's glory and historical values and take Uva proud with pride.

Downloads - Application Forms
Downloads - LDSP Project

Source - Pradeshiya Sabawa- Monaragala

Includes development proposals for the development of the Local Government Representatives, Public Officers and the public in the 10 Local Government Electorates in the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area to be implemented through the Regional Development Assistance Project (Local Development Supportive Project) implemented by the Provincial Councils and the Provincial Ministry with the financial assistance of the World Bank Five year divisional development plans have been prepared. The divisions that prepared the plans are Batugammana division, Bohitiya division, Horombuwa division, Hunladawa division, Kahambana division, Maduruketiya division, Magandanamulla division, Monaragala division, Muppane division and Nakkala Division.

Subsequently, the Local Government Institutional Participatory Development Plan was formulated to be implemented over a period of 05 years, prioritizing the return development proposals to be implemented on the various financial allocations received by the Local Government over the next 05 years.

Local Government Institutions Four Year Revised Plan

 

Downloads - STSDP Project

Source - Pradeshiya Sabawa- Monaragala

Feasibility Studies prepared by the Consultative Staff for the city of Moneragala which was proposed to be developed as a second city in the Monaragala District under the Secondary Sustainable Urban Development Project proposed to be implemented by the Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government in 25 major cities in Sri Lanka. Reports, Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan, Community Counseling Procedures, Standard Procedures for Estimation of Projects, etc. can be applied in the planning activities carried out in any Local Government Institution. Download the plans here.

1. Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan

2. Standard methods of preparing estimates

3. Community counsuilation

4. Feasibility study reports

5. Need analysis and Development proposal

Historical and Tourist places of interest in the Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area
Serial number
G.N.Division
Name Of the Place
Shortest root to reach
01
Kahambana
Thislen Ancient temple

Warahitiya Mountain
13 Km from court junction to Kahambana road
02
Kolonwinna
Ganulpatha Rajamaha viharaya
2 km from 37 junction of Siyambalanduwa Ampara road
03Aliyawaththa
Maragala mountain range and Jeelon bungalow
10  Km from Monaragala town to
Maragala road
04
Viharamulla
Muppane Rajamaha viharaya
Seetha kanda Aranya Senasanaya
2 Km from Monaragala town to Weheragala
05Weliyaya
Mauragiri Ancient temple
02 Km from Monaragala Town to Ampara road
06Guruhela
Sumeda wewa
03 Km from Monaragala town to Magandanamulla Road
07Horombuwa
Pokunugala ancient temple
01 Km from Hulandawa Junction to Wellawaya road
08Madurukatiya
Therapuththabaya ancient rock curve temple
05 Km from Kumbukkana Junction to Nakkala via Kalawal aragama

Source - Resource Profile - Divisionala secretarial office Monaragala

Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area is a historical and culturally valuable area that is very close to the Kingdom of Ruhuna and some of the places of tourist and historical value are listed below.

Thematic maps

 

Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha area: Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha covers an area of 29244.25 hectares. (Data Source _ Survey Department)  Download Map Here            Download Data Layer Here   

 

Distribution of Grama Niladhari Divisions in Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha: Further details related to its 26 Grama Niladhari Divisions can be seen by downloading the map. (Data Source: Survey Department)  Download Map Here                        Download Data Layer Here

 

Road Map of Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha: The road map for Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha shows information on the road classifications. Road names are visible in the detailed layer which can be downloaded. This has been updated in 2020.(Data Source _ Openstreetmap) Download Map Here         

 

 

            

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Proper management of land, a scarce resource, can bring about many benefits. This is of great importance especially in urban areas.

 

It is timely to figure out how land is allocated and being used for what purpose in our cities today. In order to create well planned cities with a futuristic vision, having a better understanding of current land use is imperative.

 

Land use maps are categorized into 36 sub-categories under two types – built-up and non built-up. The extent of land in each of these sub categories are indicated below.

 

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Built-Up
Total
Built-Up
7554.06 (ha)
  • Low Rise
    • 7528.22
  • Factory
    • 15.07
  • Playground
    • 10.77
Non-Built-Up
Total
Non-Built-Up
33302.59 (ha)
    • 13628.29
    • 1040.61
    • 15786.46
    • 42.55
    • 1923.35
    • 881.33

 

In all of the cities it can be identified that the higher densities are concentrated in the city centres and the expansion is taken place along the roads. The expansion pattern is shaped by the geography of the surrounding area.

 

The selection of the area for the urban expansion analysis was followed by several preliminary studies. Initially, the urban index values which was identified using the remote sensing information were studied in the respective municipal areas including a fringe area.
Before selecting interested area for the expansion analysis it should consider following facts
- Municipal boundary
- At least 2-3 km buffer around Municipal boundary
- Rough boundary where the physical urban character disappearing

 

In the remote sensing discipline, the values higher than 0 represent the built-up areas.The boundary for the fringe area was identified by getting the extent of urban expansion as well as a fine boundary where the high-density expansion become insignificant. The identified boundaries were projected on to the latest satellite images to assure the identified urban index values are in line with the existing building densities.

 

 

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Monaragala Pradeshiya Sabha ( km 2 )
Overall Growth rate 1995 - 2017 %
Urban change 1995 - 2017
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