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The Urban Development Authority (UDA) was established under the Law No. 41 of 1978 to promote integrated planning and implementation of economic, social and physical development of certain areas declared as urban development areas.

At present, the Urban Development Authority is committed to achieve the vision, ‘Towards a Planned, Sustained and Adored Urbanization’ and the mission to ‘Promote integrated planning and implementation for the economic, social, environmental and physical development of the declared Urban Development Areas.

The Urban Development Authority is equipped with necessary systems and tools, modern technology and efficient and effective strategies as well as proficient and contented human resources with an emphasis to provide improved services and key development outcomes into the future.

Major Duties and Function of Urban Development Authority

  • Carrying out integrated planning and physical development within declared areas and coordinating and implementing related programs of development activities and services.
  • Completing the abounded development projects
  • Formulating and Implementing capital investment promotion programs
  • Formulating and implementing an urban land use policy
  • Developing environmental standards and prepare schemes for environmental improvements
  • Carrying out buildings, engineering and consultancy operations in connection with the development of urban areas
  • Planning and executing projects in pursuance of the development plans
  • Undertaking completion of the approved development projects in default
  • Acquiring and disposing immovable or movable property for the urban development of the country
  • Preparing, implementing housing improvement projects and removing the undeserved settlements and development of the land which undertake said settlements in declared urban areas
  • Preparing, coordinating, implementing and monitoring development planning proposals and projects for the government institutions and government representing agencies.
  • Providing technical planning service for the need of other government institutions

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

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Hon. Prasanna Ranatunga, M.P.

Chairman's Message

Nimesh Herath

With its unique geo-strategic location, touristic appeal, skilled human resources and huge untapped growth potential, Sri Lanka is a preferred investment destination in Asia. Sri Lanka has always provided & will continue to provide attractive incentives and profuse policies for vast investment opportunities in many sectors of the economy both for foreign and local investors.

The Urban Development Authority (UDA), the apex planning authority of the country empowered by Act No. 41 of 1978 to facilitate integrated planning and implementation of economic, social, and physical developments within declared areas will dedicate its self to facilitate sustainable development under urban sciences.

Our team of professionals consisting of Planners, Architects, Engineers, Quantity Surveyors and Supporting Staff will commit themselves to improve infrastructural facilities of the country through systems, processes, tools, technologies, efficient and effective strategies suited to the modern world.

Further, we will vigilantly strive to improve policies & procedures involved to enhance the ease of investing / doing business in Sri Lanka not only for foreign investors but also those local investors who are determined to contribute to the country’s economy.

We are focused on making Sri Lanka a hub for global business activities across diverse sectors, and are excited to invite investors to make their businesses a success in one of the most lucrative investment destinations of the world.

Nimesh Herath

Director General's message

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Working Director's Message

Secretary's Message

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Mr. W.S. Sathyananda

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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