Kahatowita is administrated by the Attanagalla Divisional Secretariat. Attanagalla Divisional Secretariat is the one of electorate division which is administered under the Gampaha District. Kahatowita village is divided into two groups of "Grama Niladari" (Village officer) divisions. They are Kahatowita and Kahatowita South. These Grama Niladari divisions administer the village under the Attanagalla Divisional Secretariat.
The first mosque was built near to the attanagalla oya in 1688. Often this mosque was damaged by flood. For that reason, the mosque replaced to another area. Now this mosque called as Kahatowita Muhiyiddeen Jumma mosque. Muhiyiddeen Jumma mosque used for every day prayers and other religious activities. The second mosque Masjidun Noor built in 1975. And the third majidh was Tawheed masjid built in 2003. The majority of the residents of Kahatowita follow Sufi Tariqas. There are three Tariqas followed by the people: Qadiriyatun Nabawiyya, badheebiyyatul Qadiriyya, and Shaduliyah.
Assayed Ahmed Mubarak, scholar from Hadramaut, Yemen who introduced Qadiriyatun Nabawiyya tariqa, came to Kahatowita in 1857. As sheikh Abdullah Ibn Umar Badeeb al Yamani, a scholar from Hadramaut, Yemen came to the village In 1859. He introduced badheebiyyatul Qadiriyya tariqa. He established a takkiya, near to Muhiyiddeen Jumma mosque and formed rathib majlish (zikr majlish). He founded Kahatowita Al-Badriya Maha Vidyalaya, the first school in Kahatowita in 1891. He was also a founder of Zahira College, Colombo. The people who followed Shaduliya tariqa was brought to the village by As sheikh Ibrahimul Makki in 1928. He opened a zaviya in Kahatowita.
There are two government school in Kahtowita. They are Al-Badriya Maha Vidyala and Kahatowita Muslim Balika Vidyala. Al- Badriya Maha Vidyala founded in 1891 by As sheikh Abdullah Ibn Umar Badeeb al Yamani. It was became a government school in 1920. Al-Badriya Maha Vidyalaya provide education up to GCE Advanced Level.
Kahatowita Muslim Balika Vidyalaya was established in 1946. Muslim Balika School provides education for Muslim girls up to GCE Ordinary Level. Badeebiyya Arabic school is a Non-governmental Collage which situated in kahatowita. Badeebiyya Arabic collage provides Islamic religious education as well. Muaskarurrahman Ladies Arabic collage provides Islamic religious education to Muslim women. Mustafawiyyah Ahadiya school (Daham Pasala) established in 2006 provides basic Islamic education for student. Kahatowita has 98% literacy rate. Most people who studied up to GCE Ordinary Level.