SLTDA
Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority

Agencies Represented at OSU

Representatives from the agencies listed below can assist you in your dealings with UNIT. Contact UNIT for further details:

UNIT     (+94) 11 3135006.         investment@srilanka.travel
Video conferences via Skype can also be arranged (Skype ID: nimalkcmb).

 

SRI LANKA TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, established under Section 2 of the Tourism Act (No. 38 of 2005) and its scope varied from identifying and developing tourist specific, unique products and services, formulating and implementing the legal and administrative process for new product and service development. Specifically Sri lanka Tourism Development authority is committed to approve the projects in total and compliance of relevant standards and provide information and guidance to the prospective investors with regard to the proposed project.

www.sltda.gov.lk

Address:
Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, 1st Floor, No. 80, Galle Road, Colombo 03.
Telephone : (+94) 11 313 5006
Fax : (+94) 11 242 6986/ (+94) 112332132
 
Mr. P.U. Rathnayake   (Director-Tourism Development & Planning )
(+94) 718108410 / (+94)11 242 6900 (ext 331/203)
ratnayake@srilanka.travel
 
Mr Suranga Liyanapathirana   (Assistance Director)
(+94) 71 805 8991 / (+94) 11 242 6900 (ext 321)
surangap@srilanka.travel

 

BOARD OF INVESTMENT OF SRI LANKA

Board of Investment is established under section (4 of 1978) and its committed to widen and strengthen the base of the economy, diversify the sources of foreign exchange earnings and to increase the export earnings; encourage and foster the establishment and development of industrial and commercial enterprises within the Republic. Particularly BOI approve the foreign investment and granting of fiscal incentives to the projects satisfying eligibility criteria.

www.boi.lk

Address:
Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, World Trade Center, Level 26, West Tower Echelon Square, Colombo 01.
Telephone : (+94) 11 2427060, (+94) 11 2434403 - 5
Fax : (+94) 11 2422407
 
Mr. Nishantha Dissanayake   (Deputy Director / Tourism Sector)
(+94) 11 2380185 / (+94) 712781234
dissanayakemn@boi.lk
 
Mr. Duminda Ariyasinghe   (Executive Director / Tourism Sector)
(+94) 11 242 7407 / (+94) 773580018
dumindaa@boi.lk

 

URBAN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Urban Development Authority established under section 41 of 1978, is committed to Carrying out integrated planning and physical development of declared urban areas, Formulating and submitting development plans, including capital investment plans, Undertaking the execution of development projects and schemes. Formulating and implementing urban land use policy. Developing environmental standards and preparing schemes for the environmental improvement of urban areas, Providing technical planning services.

www.uda.lk

Address:
Urban Development Authority. 6 & 7 Floors, Sethsiripaya, Battaramulla
Telephone : (+94) 11 2875916 - 20
Fax : (+94) 11 2873637
 
Mr G.W.G. Abeygunawardena   (Director Enforcement)
(+94) 77 777 2970 (+94) 11 287 2616
enfoc@uda.lk
 
Mr M.H.V.R. Kumara   (Assistance Director)
(+94) 71 321 3691 / (+94) 11 287 5923
 
Mrs Anuja Pieris   (Assistance Director)
(+94) 77 028 6512 / (+94) 11 287 5923

 

CENTRAL ENVIRONMENT AUTHORITY

The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) was established in August 1981 under the provision of the National Environmental Act No: 47 of 1980.Mission of the organization is to protecting and managing the quality of the environment by promoting public participation, enforcement, advanced tec protecting & managing the quality of the environment by promoting public participation, enforcement, advanced technological interventions & environmental education.

www.cea.lk

Address:
Central Environmental Authority. No. 104, Denzil Kobbekaduwa Mw, Battaramulla.
Telephone : (+94) 11 7877277
Fax : (+94) 11 2872347 / (+94) 11 2872296
 
Ms. Kanthi de Silva   (Director Environmental Impact Assesstant)
(+94) 71 816 3372 / ((+94) 11 2876643
kanthides@cea.lk
 
Mr.Kandasamy Pirapaharan   (Senior Environmental Officer)
(+94) 11 2876643 /(+94) 71 4402365
pirapaharan@cea.lk

 

COAST CONSERVATION DEPARTMENT

Coast Conservation Department, established under the Coast Conservation Act No. 57 of 1981, with the aim to improve, develop & manage status of coastal environment and to improve the living standards of coastal communities and promote and facilitate economic development based upon coastal resources. It is compulsory to obtain a coast conservation permit for any development activity within the coastal zone. Set back lines are specified in the Coastal Zone Management Plan of 1997 according to the Coast Conservation Act No 57 of 1981.

www.coastal.gov.lk

Address:
Coast Conservation Department. P.O.Box. 556, New Secretariat, Maligawatta, Colombo 10.
Telephone : (+94) 11 2449754
Fax : (+94) 11 2449754
 
Mr. Gamini Hewage   (Deputy Director)
(+94) 77 7308008 / (+94) 11 2472623
hewage.gamini@yahoo.com
 
Mr. K.H.Ruwan Sriyantha   (Field Officer)
(+94) 71 8100339 / (+94) 11 2449754
khrsriyantha@yahoo.com

 

DEPARTMENT OF FOREST CONSERVATION

The Forest Department (FD) was established in 1887 and it functions under the Ministry of Environment at present responsible for forestry in Sri Lanka. Its mission is to “Conserve and Develop Forest Resources for the Prosperity of the Sri Lankan Community”. Tourism can be undertaken within the forest areas depending on its conservation status and if any tourism establishment, must be agreed upon by the Conservator General of Forests within the Legal framework. Allowance for such a project may depend on the activities proposed in new projects.

www.forestdept.gov.lk

Address:
Department of Forest Conservation. No. 82, Sampath Paya, Battaramulla.
Telephone : (+94) 11 2866631-32
Fax : (+94) 11 2866628
 
Mr Mahinda Senevirathne   (Senior Deputy Conservator of Forest)
(+94) 71 446 5922 (+94) 11 286 6634
mahindasenevi@gmail.com
 
Mr. Mohan Heenatigala   (Assistant Conservator of Forest)
(+94) 711863348 (+94) 112866634
mohanhee@gmail.com

 

DEPARTMENT OF WILD LIFE CONSERVATION

The Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) was established in 1949 and entrusted with the overall conservation of fauna and flora of the country and the maintenance of its diversity. The functions of DWLC are largely governed by the Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance (F&FPO) of Sri Lanka and Wiidlife Conservation Policy.

www.dwc.gov.lk

Address:
Department of Wild Life Conservation. No. 811 A, Jayanthipura Road, Battaramulla.
Telephone : (+94) 11 2888585
Fax : (+94) 11 2883355
 
Mr. Manjula Amararathna   (Deputy Director-/Natural Resource Management)
(+94) 11 2888585 / (+94) 71 4428858
manjulaamararathna@yahoo.com
 
Mr.Channa Suraweera   (Assistant Director-/Natural Resource Management)
(+94) 718181030
channasuraweera@yahoo.com

 

DEPARTMENT OF ARCHAEOLOGY

Department of Archaeology, is the apex regulatory body in Sri Lanka for the management of its Archaeological heritage. Department of Archaeology is responsible for regular maintenance and security of the Archaeological reserves and the protected monuments. It is the main regulatory body of Antiquities Ordinance of 1940 (Revised in 1956 & 1998) and Cultural Property Act 1988.

www.archaeology.gov.lk

Address:
Department of Archaeology. Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha, Colombo 07.
Telephone : (+94) 11 2692840-1
Fax : (+94) 11 2692644
 
Mr. A.L. Thilakawardena   (Acting Assistant Director)
(+94) 71 864 5959/ (+94) 11 269 6514
 
Mr Priyantha Kappagoda   (Exploration Officer)
(+94) 72 4432190
kappagodapri8@gmail.com

 

DEPARTMENT OF IRRIGATION

Department of Irrigation, which was established in 1900, is a principal Government organization responsible for the regulation and control of inland water. It is responsible for planning, design, construction, operation and management of all major and medium Irrigation schemes and works related to flood control, drainage and salinity extrusion. it is the main regulatory body for implementation of Irrigation ordinance, Technical Guidance circulars of Irrigation Department and flood protection Ordnance.

www.irrigation.gov.lk

Address:
Department of Irrigation, No. 230, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07.
Telephone : (+94) 11 255 5647
Fax : (+94) 11 255 5647
 
Mr.G.Gnanadasa   (Senior Irrigation Engineer)
(+94) 71 802 537
gnanadasawg@yahoo.com
 
Ms. P.M. Jayadeera   (Chief Engineer/ Environmental Studies branch)
(+94) 71 685 5709
idenv.studies@gmail.com

 

SRI LANKA LAND RECLAMATION AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation which is established under the Colombo District (Low Lying Areas) Reclamation & Development Board Act No. 15 of 1968, is the State agency which grants permission for the public to fill marshy land subject to provision of storm water drainage as per designs prepared by SLLR&DC. However, no permission granted for filling the marshy lands at present, unless it is a state land. If any new tourism establishment constructed in low level land, SLLR&DC permit need to be obtained. The powers of the SLLR&DC, are specified in section 8 and 9 of the Act No. 15 of 1968 and as amended by Law No. 27 of 1976, Act No. 52 of 1982 and Act No. 35 of 2006.

www.landreclamation.lk

Address:
Sri Lanka Land Reclamation And Development Corporation, No. 03, Sri Jayawardenapura Mawatha, Rajagiriya.
Telephone : (+94) 11 2692840-1
Fax : (+94) 11 2692644
 
Dr. N.S. Wijeratne   (Assistance General Manager/ Special Projects)
(+94) 71 9659773
 
Mr. Hemantha Kamalasiri   (Manager)
(+94) 11 2862152
hemanthakamal@hotmail.com

 

DEPARTMENT OF EXCISE

Excise Department has been established under the Excise Ordinance No 8 of 1912 and its committed to Collect and protect of revenue from liquor and tobacco, enforcement of the Excise Ordinance and the Tobacco Tax Act. The Excise department is responsible for effecting of Poisons, Opium and Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, and it has the National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol. Excise licences are issued to Tourist Board approved establishments, under the Excise Notification No 902 published on 10th April 2008 in the Extra Ordinary gazette No. 1544/17.

www.excise.gov.lk

Address:
Excise Department of Sri Lanka, No. 353, Kotte Road, Rajagiriya.
Telephone : (+94) 11 230 0171
Fax : (+94) 11 2300185
 
Mr. A. Bodaragama   (Deputy Commissioner of Excise)
(+94) 77 7809128 / (+94) 11 2300167
abodara123@gmail.com
 
Mr. D.G.M.V. Hapuarachchi   (Commissioner General of Excise)
(+94) 11 232 6606
dgmvasantha@gmail.com