Community Development Division
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Embilipitiya Town
 
Embilipitiya is a major city in the Ratnapura District of Sabaragamuwa Province. It is a main agricultural centre of the country and also it can be described as a fast growing city of Sri Lanka.
Embilipitiya is situated about 178 kms away from Colombo, along colmobo-ratnapura-embilipitya main road. It is also situated about 40 kms from Hambantota which is a fast developing city of southern sri lanka.

Surrounding of embilipitiya, there are full of agricultural lands. This area is a leading plantains producer of sri lanka. In addition to that, farmers of Embilipitiya produce Paddy, Vegetables, and fruits.

There are number of tourist attractions close to Embilipitiya. Some of them are, Sankapala Temple, Maduwanwela Walawwa, Udawalawa Reservoir, Chandrika wewa, Udawala Elephant Orphanage, Madunagala Hot Water Spring.

Some major tourist hotels, state and private owned power stations, paper and sugar factories are situated suburbs of Embilipitiya.
Activities & Services done by the Urban Council
 
  Area of the Embilipitiya Urban Council is 509 square miles and within that area there are a population of about 41095 including 26119 registered voters. There are about 09 Gramanilidari divisions within the limits of Urban Council and there are about 7085 tax payers. We have already developed around 250 KM rural roads. We also have 30 shops premises, a library, 7 cemeteries and 7 play grounds and parks, 01 quarters, 01 weekly fair which is opened on Sunday and Wednesday of each week. Programme assistants, Librarian and Library Labours are governed by Community Development Division.
   
Transport
  There is a modern bus stand which is operated 24 hours per day that gives transport facility to every part of Sri lanka.
   
Pre-Childhood Development
  A programme is being prepared to supervise the Preschools that are operated within the limits of Urban Council. We believe , pre-childhood development is a very important task to make a better citizen in the future.
   
Sports Facilities
  We have taken steps to uplift the sports by using playgrounds within the urban council limits. It is proposed to implement a fully equipped gymnasium and it will be catered to both male and female.
   
Other Common facilities
  Embilipitiya Urban Council has established a toilet within the bus stand premises for the use of passengers who come to the city and we daily spend a reasonable amount of money to maintain it. We also have taken steps to implement a programme covering all the cemeteries within the urban council limits.