The Colombo District Low- Lying Areas Reclamation and Development Board was established in 1968 by Act No. 15 of 1968 with the twin objectives of To reclaim and develop marshy and low – lying areas declared under Section 2 of the Act No. 15 of 1968. To retain the custody, management and control of such vested lands This was amended by Law No. 27 of 1976 strengthening the organization with the power to sell such reclaimed lands. In 1979, the activities of the organisation which had been limited to the Colombo District since its inception, extended beyond Colombo District extending the benefits of planned reclamation to the whole island. The organisation was re-designated as “Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation.” With the amending Act No. 52 of 1982 to the Colombo District (Low Lying Areas) Reclamation and Development Board Act No. 15 of 1968, the scope of activities was extended to include construction work and consultancy services in the field of engineering. As per the recent amendment to the Act, by Act No.35 of 2006 the Corporation will be empowered to take legal action against unauthorised reclamation activities and pollution of water bodies, the penal provisions incorporated under Sections 20C & 22A. The main objectives and powers of the Corporation 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.
Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation
- Sri Lanka Land Reclamation & Development Corporation P.O.Box 56, No.03, Sri Jayewardenepura Mw, Welikada, Rajagiriya. Sri Lanka.
- 011 286 8002, 011 286 7369