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Ampara District (Tamil: அம்பாறை மாவட்டம் Ampāṟai Māvaṭṭam, Sinhala: අමිපාර දිස්ත්‍රික්කය) is one of the 25 administrative districts of Sri Lanka. The district is administered by a District Secretariat headed by a District Secretary (previously known as a Government Agent) appointed by the central government of Sri Lanka. The headquarters is located in Ampara town. The district was carved out of the southern part of Batticaloa District in 1958.

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