Digamadulla is an ancient colonization.According to the history of Wansha, this colonization made a strong political leadership.Anuradhapura was named as capital by King Pandukabhaya, the son of Diagagamini. Since then, Digamadulla was brought as a administrative region of kingdom of Anurapura and it become a grain store of the kingdom. When the Polonnaruwa fell down,It the political power set off to southwest area,it started to grow jungle in Digamadulla.Then, Digamadulla was brought under the administration of king of hill country and ruled by British authority in 1815.Digamadulla was given lower concern under the rule of British. As a result of this,bushes grew rapidly in this area.However, after the inland people had entered in to the administration at the end of British rule, the government focused on Digamadulla with regard to uplift the agriculture. Finally, the Galoya development scheme was started in 1949 under the administration of independent Sri Lanka.Though this area was developed within a short period under the proper plan,this area was declared as a district of proper administration on the name of Ampara in the year 1961.After some time, this district was declared as a electorate district according to the 13 chapter of 1978 constitution.
Ampara is the town of the district administration which gives full support for the development of agriculture in the eastern province of Sri Lanka.It is a significant point that there are three rivers and wildlife area within the surrounding of the town.
The total population of the district is about 648,057 according to 2012 census. It consist of 43.58% Sri lankan Muslim,38.73% Sinhalese and 17.39% Sri Lankan Tamil.
Ampara district consists of 19 divisional secretariat division and a assistant government agent Division.
There are plate land in the Ampara district according to the geological figure and there are many places with hills.The surface of Ampara district is 4415 square kilometers with consist of water area of 193square kilometers.
Boundary of Ampara District
North - Edge of Batticaloa and Pollonnaruwa District boundary
East - Indian Ocean(Bengal Sea)
south - Hambanthota District
West and Southeast - Monaragala District
Northwest - Badulla and Mathale District
The mean temperature is 30oC. Highest temperature is 36oC.The lowest temperature is 24oCdurng December and January periods. Annual rain rainfall is 1400mmand it rains during monsoon time. Dry season from March to September.The rainy period falls from October to February.