Moving towards, excellence through service enriched with knowledge and Modern Technology.
To render services in conformity to the Government Policy; to harness resources and to enhance the life style of the people of the division through effective, established and well organized development activities with the participation of the public."
History of Thimbirigasyaya Divisional Secretariat
The Divisional Secretariat Thimbirigasyaya was established on 3rd March 1999, in keeping with the government policy of decentralization and providing a better service to the increasing population.
Before 1999, the whole of the Colombo Municipal Council area was regarded as only one Administrative Division i.e Colombo Division and it was headed by Divisional Secretary,Colombo. Later, this Division was divided into two Divisions; namely, Colombo and Thimbirigasyaya.
The land area of the Thimbirigasyaya Divisional Secretariat is 22 square kilometers. This land areas is sub-divided in to 20 Grama Niladhari Divisions such as:
The population of the area is 235,986. The population is a multi-ethnic, multi-linguistic,multi-religious nature. Population density is 10726 per square kilometer.
Most of the prestige Schools, Maternity Hospitals,Government Ministries and Departments and important Institutions like Rupavahini, Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation, and traditionally important places like Museum, Colombo Municipal Council and Viharamaha Devi Park also situated in this Divisional Secretariat.
The Divisional Secretariat has to carter for nearly 1000 visitors who come for the services such as obtaining birth/marriage/death certificates,for pension payments, obtaining certification for National Identity Cards, authentication of Grama Niladhari certificates, for various licenses. Samurdhi benefits, to obtain social services such as aid for sicknesses and grant for elderly people,senior citizenship identity cards, etc.