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External Agencies

In addition to representatives at OSU, the following departments may be of assistance for any further queries. Please contact OSU for any further clarifications.

 

SRI LANKA TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

SLTDA is tasked with the overall responsibility of overseeing project approval and compliance of relevant standards.SLTDA also provides 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)
upalir@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

BOI oversees and approves foreign investments 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

The UDA carries out integrated planning and physical development of declared urban areas, and undertake the execution of development projects and schemes. They are also involved in formulating and implementing urban land use policy and provide technical planning services.

www.uda.gov.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 CEA is tasked with protecting & managing the quality of the environment by promoting public participation, enforcement, advanced technological interventions & environmental education. They also provide guidelines, and assessments to prevent the destruction of sensitive environments through development.

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 Assistant)
(+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

It is compulsory to obtain a coast conservation permit for any development activity within the coastal zone.

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

Tourism can be undertaken within forest areas depending on its conservation status. However, all tourist activities in such areas must be agreed upon by the Conservator General of Forests, and must be within the legal framework.

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 WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

The functions of DWLC are largely governed by the Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance (F&FPO) of Sri Lanka and Wildlife 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.

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 is responsible for the regulation and control of inland water, including planning, design, construction, operation and management of all major and medium irrigation schemes. They are also involved with flood control, drainage and salinity extrusion.

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 has the authority to grant permission for the public to fill government owned marsh land subject to provision of storm water drainage as per designs prepared by SLLR&DC. Tourism projects constructed in low lying areas must obtain a SLLR&DC permit.

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

The Excise department is responsible for administering the 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