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Our Vision

Towards a planned, Sustained and Adored Urbanization

Our Mission

Promote Integrated Planning and implementation for the economic, social, environment and physical development of the declared urban areas.

අපගේ දැක්ම

"සුසැදි, සුරැකි, සොඳුරු නාගරීකරණයක් කරා"

අපගේ මෙහෙවර

නාගරික සංවර්ධන බල ප්‍රදේශයන් සඳහා ආර්ථික, සමාඡීය, පාරිසරික සහ භෞතික වශයෙන් ඒකාබද්ධ සංවර්ධන සැළසුම් සකස් කිරීම, ක්‍රියාත්මක කිරීම හා ප්‍රවර්ධනය කිරීම


திட்டமிடப்பட்டு, தாங்கக்கூடியதும் சிறப்பானதுமான நகரமயமாக்கலை நோக்கி.


பிரகடனப்படுத்தப்பட்ட நகர பகுதிகளின் பொருளாதாரம், சமூக, சுற்றாடல் மற்றும் பௌதிக அபிவிருத்தியின் அமுலாக்கலுக்கு ஒன்றிணைந்த திட்டமிடலை மேம்படுத்தல்.

Hon. Minister's Message

Hon. State Minister's Message

Chairman's Message

Our country is expected to step forward with the fulfillment of national requirements those which have been identified through ‘Saubagye Dakma’ for the coming years. We as the apex planning authority in the country responsibly involve in achieving the policy of the government to introduce a “New Approach in National Spatial System”, with the objective of building a prosperous Sri Lanka as expected by the general public.

It should be noted that we have not forgotten that our path to achieving the envisioned spatial development in the country is a complex endeavour. Nevertheless, the Urban Development Authority’s capability backed by necessary legal provisions, modern technologies and a capable staff together with its strong focus on community engagement and collaboration across local and international institutions ensures it is perfectly positioned to face those challenges and uncertainties and offer the right change for the next generations of the urban areas.

The Urban Development Authority will work vigilantly to facilitate the proposed spatial changes for a sustainable era along with clarity of our vision, the true sense of purpose, inclusiveness and unity. I look forward to working with all staff and the external stakeholders to achieve great things for our country.

Director General's message

Since the Urban Development Authority’s establishment under the provisions of the Urban Development Authority Law: Act No.41 of 1978 as the key planning and implementation body in the country, it has been at the forefront of social, economic, environmental and physical progress and offered excellence service towards the betterment of the urban development for over four decades.

I emphasize that the Urban Development Authority throughout its journey, has dedicated towards uplifting the quality of living of the urban communities of our country through effective enforcement mechanisms and sustainable strategies, while conforming to the government policies. Today we are equipped with novel technologies, effective tools and methods and hold absolute transparency in completing our duties towards the general public.

Our authority has great optimism for the future. We strive to grasp today’s and tomorrow’s opportunities while acting together with our resources to enhance our operations and deliver high quality, sustainable and innovative services to the wider community in order to achieve a Planned, Sustained and Adored Urbanization.

Working Director's Message

Corporate Endevour

Urbanization is an inevitable force and the world is rapidly urbanized. It is expected that a 60% of the world’s population will be ‘urban’ by 2030.

Urban areas, especially the cities, are the engines of the economic growth and they also are the giants of consumption and the hearths of greenhouse gas emissions.

Sri Lanka has not escaped from this inevitable force of urbanization. Urban Development Authority (UDA) endeavored to meet the challenges surging from such urbanization process and envisions planned, sustained and adored urban environments in the island Sri Lanka.

UDA’s mission is to promote and to regulate the urban development process in order to facilitate the growth of the economy, protecting the natural and built heritage and improving the quality of life of all inhabitants. It has launched the mission through its island wide service centers, state-of the-art practices and the dedicated staff.

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