Our Vision

An efficient and effective public administrative service with new technology to the people in the District of Mullaitivu and make Mullaitivu District as a best District.

Our Mission

  • “Co-ordinate district and, guide the activities of the divisions, and district level institutions towards district development and to improve the performance in delivering the services efficiently, effectively and fulfilling the aspirations and expectations of the people in accordance with the government policy”

Location and Area

Mullaitivu District is one of the newly created Districts in Sri Lanka in 1979, which was covered by Mannar, Trincomalee and Vavuniya Districts. This District occupies the Eastern part of the main land of Northern Province.

Mullaitivu District has Kilinochchi district on its Northern border, Trincomalee district and Vavuniya district and part of the Mannar district in the south, Mannar district in the West and the sea in the East. It covers land area approximately 2516.9 sq. Km (including forest area excluding large inland water). This District accounts for 3.8% of the country’s total area.

 Physical Features

The physical feature of Mullaitivu District is flat land, generally sloping to the East and North, in the Western part, towards West and South. This district has 70km of coastal belt and four lagoons viz Kokkulai, Nayaru, Nanthikadal and Mathalan with high potentials for prawn culture. The evaluation varies from sea level to 36.5 meters. Major soil groups are reddish brown earth and red yellow lato soils which are suitable for cultivation.

Land Use

This District consists of different Eco-Systems such as forest land, shrub land, Coconut plantation, Agriculture land and water bodies etc. Total land area (Including forest area and excluding large inland water bodies) is 251,690 hectares. Approximately 167,850 hectares which is 64.1% of the total land area consists of forest, agriculture covers nearly 44,040 hectares (16.9%), range land accounts for 13,650 hectares (5.2%) another 26,150 hectares constitutes of water and homestead and build up land accounts for 5.1%.

The extend of different type of forest in this district is as follows.

 Category In Ha
 Natural Forest  270
 Dense Forest  133,490
 Open Forest  31,620
 Forest Plantation  2,740

Water Resources

This district is bestowed with water recourses, which could be utilized for agriculture development. There are no major perennial rivers that could be tapped to provide irrigation cultivation. The district has three major irrigation tanks with irrigable areas 14536.0 in acre ft, another seventeen Medium tanks with irrigable areas 10594.0 in acre ft, and Minor irrigation tanks numbers 220 were water level with irrigable area 11749 acre in district. Rain water is the only Major source of irrigation for Agriculture.

Administration and Local Government

Administratively this district constitutes part of Wanni Electoral District. The district has six administrative divisions and covers 136 Grama Niladhari Divisions and 624 villages And Four Pradeshiya Sabhas andSix Pradeshiya Sabhas sub Office in this District. 

 NO Divisional Secretariat No of GN Division No of Villages
1 Maritimepattu 46 219
2 Puthukkudiyiruppu  19 179
Oddusuddan 27 114
4 Thunukkai 20 36
5 Manthai East 15  68
6 Welioya 09 18
  Total 136 624



This district had a population of 77,515 as per1981 census. The district had population of 91,947 in 2011, which accounts for 0.4% of the Srilanka total population. The resettled population in this district as at 01.01.2019 was 136,906 Details are as follows.

Divisional Secretariat Resettled Population
No of Families No of Members
Maritimepattu 13,924 42,870
Puthukkudiyiruppu  13,452 40,577
Oddusuddan 6,334 20,101
Thunukkai 4,076 12,501
Manthai East 3,133 9,668
Welioya 3,336 11,189
Total 44,255 136,906


Climate and Soil

Dry Zone – bimodal rainfall pattern. Average annual rainfall varies from 1300mm to 2416mm. Temperature range from 23.0 c to 39.30C


Major portion of the population is engaged in Agriculture sector which includes fishing and livestock, other occupations are in the industrial activities, employment in the government sector and private establishments.


The economy of the district mainly depends on Agriculture and fishing. Livestock and Forestry play a supplementary role in the district Economic activities. Nearly 22963 and 4850 families are engaged in Agriculture and fishing sector respectively.


The Agriculture sector is the main income generating source in this district. Totally 80% Farmers depend in this sectors.

District has 16737 ha of suitable land to undertake the paddy cultivation. Details are as follows.

Major - 7109 ha
Minor - 4050 ha
Rain fed - 5578 ha
03 Major Tanks & 16 Medium Tanks feed the paddy land of 7109 ha and The 220 Minor Tanks feed paddy land of 11749 Ac in this district.


This district has a coastal belt of 70 km and four lagoons namely Mathalan, Nanthikadal, Nayaru & Kokulai which are very suitable for fishing development. These lagoons are famous for crab and prawn cultivation. There are possibilities for inland fishing development in Major Tanks. Fishing sector takes important place in generating employment opportunities and income facilities to considerable number of families in this district. Still deep-sea fishing is not attuned by concerned authorities.


05 MOH Divisions are functioning in the District.04 Preventive care institutions including 67 Gramodhaya Heath centers and 15 Curative care institutions also functioning under the Regional Directorate of Heath Services in Mullaitivu District.


Two Educational Zone (Mullaitivu & Thunukkai) Student populations of 20878 attend in 95 functioning schools with 1429 teachers and Pupil Teachers ratio 14.6 in 2011.

 Name List of The Government Agent's

No. Name From To
1 Mr.Austin Jayawardhana 15.01.1979 27.11.1983
2 Mr.K.K.Gnanachandran 28.11.1983 Feb 1985
3 Mr.T.Senthilnathan Feb 1985 July 1986
4 Mr.K.Ponnampalam July 1986 23.05.1991
5 Mr.R.Tharmakulasingam 24.05.1991 21.08.1999
6 Mr.S.Sundaran 22.08.1999 07.06.2002
7 Mrs.Emelda Sukumar 08.06.2002 13.07.2010
8 Mr.N.Vethanayahan 14.07.2010 10.01.2011
9 Mr.A.Pathinathan 11.01.2011 15.11.2011
10 Mr.N.Vethanayahan 16.11.2011 24.03.2015
11 Mrs.R.Ketheeswaran 25.03.2015 27.01.2020
12 Mr.K.Vimalanathan 29.02.2020