Objective Restructure of Local Authority activities and improvement of infrastructure facilities within 186 sub projects of 108 backward Local Authority areas.
Funding Agency Asian Development Bank
Project Duration 2011 - 2016
Project Area Western, North Western, Southern, Sabaragamuwa, Uva, Central, North Central Provinces.

In addition policies of Pradeshiya Sabhas have been reformed by improving infrastructure, simplifying the procedures of levy of assessment tax and other procedures of issuing license and make transparent the method of giving approval for them  in order to make efficient the service delivery of Local Authorities while machinery is also divided among Local Authorities.

Nawagaththegama Weekly Fair
Naula Multi-purpose building

Greater Colombo Waste Water Management Project  

Objective To create a healthy environment for the residents of Colombo city and suburbs by providing them a proper drainage system through rehabilitation of Waste Water system in Colombo city.
Funding Agency Asian Development Bank, Government of Sri Lanka.
Project Duration 2010 - 2020
Project Area Colombo Municipality

This project has been formulated with the purpose of providing better status of life for the people around 838,000 residing in Colombo and suburbs through creating a convenient and healthy environment and 2.5 Mn of public in Colombo are beneficiaries of this project.

It is implemented by Colombo Municipal Council while it is administered by the Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government. The project has been designed on investing prioritized basis of the technical, institutional, management and operational issues.

Major Activities

  • Renovation of the waste water pump houses within Colombo Municipality.
  • Renovation of waste water drains with less capacity. Renovation of the major drainage lines that release waste water to deep sea.
  • Provision of necessary machinery and equipment required for the maintenance of waste water drainage system.
  • Institutional and capacity development of staff of the waste water division of Colombo Municipal Council.

Expected results

  • Creating an urban environment friendly for living though the improvement of waste water management.
  • Providing better live status for the public within Colombo city and the suburbs.
  • Improve the quality of marine and land water.

Greater Colombo Waste Water & Waste Water Management Improvement Investment Programme - Project 2 & 3   

Objective To provide Efficient and Continuous water supply and proper waste water service  within Colombo municipality.
Funding Agency Asian Development Bank, Government of Sri Lanka.
Project Duration

Project 2: 2014 - 2019
Project 3: 2016 - 2020

Project Area Colombo Municipality

The Investment Project on Greater Colombo Waste Water Project has been formulated with the aims of Efficient and Continuous water supply and proper waste water service within Colombo municipality.

It is expected to continue the repairs of Colombo Waste Water Drainage Project being implemented under multi-purpose development investment project of Asian Development Bank and establishment of a waste water drainage project as suitable for the future development activities of Colombo South through the financial provisions made for the improvement of water and waste water facilities in Colombo region, establishment of a waste water drainage project for the areas that don’t have that facility and to refine water before releasing to sea. Government of Sri Lanka obtains supplementary fund for this project from European Investment Bank (EIB).

Northern Road Connectivity Project (Original)

Objective Improvement of the relationships within the province by upgrading the road network of the two districts; Vavuniya and Mannar in Northern Province and strengthening the Northern Provincial Road Development Department.
Funding Agency Asian Development Bank
Project Duration

2010 - 2016

Project Area Northern Province

On the request made by the Government of Sri Lanka, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has provided a loan equivalent of US$ 173 Million to the Government of Sri Lanka for rehabilitation of both National and Provincial roads in the Northern region. Under Provincial Component, with a loan provision of US$ 24.4, it is expected to rehabilitate approximately 142km of provincial roads and enhanced project management capability of Northern Provincial Road Development Department (NPRDD) achieving efficient project implementation.

Implementing Agency

Provincial Road Development Department of Northern Province

Physical Progress

08 contracts of roads and 01 building contract of Northern Province has been granted under the provincial component of this project. Among them 06 road contracts and the building contract has been finished. The remaining 02 road contracts are on progress.

Construction of Mahilankulam - Pallaimadu Road Bridge work Mahilamkulam Pllaimadu Road

Madukanda - Iratperiyakulam Road Construction of culverts Uilankulam - Manakulam - Nanaththan Road

Northern Road Connectivity Project (Additional Financing)

Objective Improvement of the internal relationships within the province through the enhancement of the road network in Killinochchi and Mullaitivu districts in Northern Province and Anuradhapura District in North Central Province and strengthening Provincial Road Development institutes.
Funding Agency Asian Development Bank
Project Duration

2013 - 2019

Project Area Northern and North Central Provinces

Because of better performance of the original project and with the request made by the Government of Sri Lanka, the Asian Development Bank decided to provide additional Financing to Northern Road Connectivity project of 68 million for rehabilitation of both national roads and provincial roads out of which US$ 30 million was allocated for rehabilitating further 125 km of provincial roads in Killinochchi, Mullitivu Districts in Northern Province and Anuradhapura District in North Central Province in addition to the capacity building of two provincial road agencies established under the two provincial councils.

Implementing Agency

Northern Provincial Road Development Authority and North Central Provincial Road Development Authority.

Physical Progress

05 road contracts in North Central Province and 04 road contracts in Northern Province have been granted under additional financing. Among them all 05 contracts in North Central Province and 02 contracts in Northern Province have been completed. Further, the contractors will maintain the roads for five years continuously. The remaining two contracts are on progress in Northern Province.

Kennadi Road Oddusuththan - Pudukudirippu Matalan Road

Jaffna - Kilinochchi Water Supply and Sanitation Project

  • Improvement of water supply service in Jaffna and Kilinochchi Districts
  • Strengthening of the programmes on sanitation infrastructure in of the public within Jaffna Municipality and water supply in Jaffna peninsula.
Funding Agency Asian Development Bank
Project Duration

2012 - 2017

Project Area Kilinochchi District

The Purpose of this project is to complete the broadened and rehabilitated Iranamadu reservoir and lift irrigation system rehabilitated under Iranamadu reservoir.

This project would benefit 10,000 farming families and the agro area is 8455 ha. Although 447 of lands could be cultivated under Thiruvaiaru lift irrigation scheme it hasn’t been implemented since the period of war. It has been calculated that this project would increase the paddy cultivation of 4000 Acres in Yala season.

Second Health Sector Development Project

Objective Enhancement of the public health facilities enabling to face the challenges related to nutrition and non-communicable diseases successfully.
Funding Agency World Bank
Project Duration

2013 - 2018

Project Area Entire island

Project Activities

  • Taking measures to prevent and control non- communicable diseases
  • Taking measures for maternal and child health and nutrition.
  • Taking measures to prevent and control communicable diseases
  • Improvement of health systems
  • Training sessions, researches and surveys

Construction of Rural Bridges Project

  • To increase the mobility and enhance the quality of living standards of the Sri Lankan population with the aim of increasing economic growth of the communities and the country
  • To increase public safety in rural communities
  • To utilize the untapped and unexploited resources in villages and the use of indigenous knowledge of the rural communities for new production opportunities ultimately resulting betterment of living standards for these communities.
Funding Agency
  • Stage I - United Kingdom
  • Stage II - United Kingdom (Enhansment)
  • Stage III - Netherland
Project Duration


  • Stage I  : 2013 - 2015
  • Stage II : 2014 - 2020
  • Stage III: 2014 - 2020


Project Area Entire island

First stage of this project has been completed. Construction works of 329 incomplete bridges under the second state and 353 incomplete bridges under the third stage are in progress.

Before After
Kuragammana Hapolagama Bridge - Bibila, Moneragala


Cross bridge of Handugala Jabaraketiya

North and East Local Services Improvement Project (NELSIP)

Objective To assist Local Authorities in Northern and Eastern Provinces and their adjoining provinces Uva, North Western and North Central to deliver their service and regional infrastructure to the public in a a responsible and accountable manner.
Funding Agency World Bank, Australian Government and Government of Sri Lanka.
Project Duration 2012 - 2017
Project Area
  • All the Local Authorities in Northern and Eastern Provinces - 79
  • Local Authorities in North Central Province - 12
  • Local Authorities of Moneragala District in  Uva - 03
  • Local Authorities in Puttalam District in North Western Province - 07

Key Components

Infrastructure Service Delivery

To improve the service delivery of Local Authorities quantitatively and qualitatively.

Institutionalization Accountability

To ensure responsibilities of Local Authorities, to conduct social and technical auditing for public places, design public projects, conduct follow ups and monitoring.

Capacity Building

To strengthen the service delivery systems at regional level and building capacities of the Local Authority’s to deliver their mandated services as well as strengthening the monitoring capacities of the provincial and national level institutions.

Evaluation and Assessment

To support a range of analytical and advisory activities aimed at strengthening the ability of central government to make effective policies related to Local Government.

Project Management

To support agencies at the central and provincial levels that are involved in the day to day management of the project to procure necessary consultant and equipment support for the smooth implementation of the project.

Construction of Buttala Public Library Rs. Mn.21.4
Making a passanger transport boat for Delfts Rs. 150 Mn.

Construction of drainage system, Nagasena
Mawatha, Anuradhapura - Rs. 39.95 Mn.

Construction of Ampara Bus stand Rs.280.0 Mn.

Transforming School Education as the Foundation of a Knowledge Hub Project (TSEP)

Objective To enhance access to, and quality of, primary and secondary education to provide a foundation for the knowledge‐based economic and social development of the country.
Funding Agency World Bank
Project Duration 2012 - 2017
Project Area Entire Island

Education is the foundation of the development of a country. Economic and social improvement of a country could be achieved through education. Therefore this project facilitates to empower citizens as academics. School based improvement improvement of teachers, improvement of bilingual education, establishment of school development committees and school management committees at every school, development of education in the country and strengthening the education management of the countries are expected by this project.

Home Economic Unit - Eriyagolla Maha Vidyalaya
- North Western Province

Nuwaraeliya Divisional Education Office
- Central Province

Iranamadu Irrigation Development Project

Objective Improving irrigation infrastructure for an effective and sustainable management and improving the productivity of water and land in a sustainable manner.
Funding Agency International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Project Duration 2012 - 2017
Project Area Kilinochchi District in Northern  Province (Irrigation of 390 Km)

Project Activities

  • Infrastructure development
    • Rehabilitation of irrigation
    • Development of other infrastructure facilities
  • Promotion of manufacturing and marketing affairs
  • Project management
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Rural Infrastructure Development Project in Emerging Regions (RIDEP)

Objective To raise living standards and to develop  livelihoods of local people through basic infrastructure such as Rural Roads, medium and small size irrigation and potable water supply facilities in Northern, Eastern North Central and Uva Provinces thereby contributing to development of rural economics and reducing regional disparities in the country.
Funding Agency Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Project Duration 2017 April - 2021 July
Project Area Northern, Eastern, North Central, and Uva Provinces

Project Activities

  • Sub Projects - 524
  • Rehabilitation of rural roads - 275
  • Construction of Irrigation Facilities and Rehabilitation - 151
  • Drinking Water Supply - 98

Activities in 2016

  • Fact finding Mission visited in September 2016 its report was signed by all the relevant parties
  • Loan appraisal Mission will be visited in December
  • Procurement will be from April to September 2017
  • Due date of commencement of civil works - October 2017

Emergency Disaster Responsive Network Improvement Project - Stage III

Objective To assure the public safety through minimizing the damages due to accidents and disaster by providing improved fire prevention facilities for LAs.
Major Activity Provide fire extinguishers and Ambulances for LAs
Implementing Area Colombo MC, Matale MC, Jaffna MC, Vavuniya UC, Ampara
Funding Source Netherland Fund Loan

Establishment of Fire Brigade Units

In addition to to the assistance of Netherland Loan Fund for the stages of I & II of Emergency Disaster Responsive Project in 2015 to Local Authorities, measures were taken to give away of fire extinguishers to Matale MC, Vavuniya UC and ambulances to Colombo/ Matale/ Jaffna  MCs Vavuniya/ Ampara  UCs and develop other required infrastructure.

The keys of Fire extinguishers and Ambulances were handed over by H.E. the President at the Presidential Secretariat on 22nd July 2016. Hon. Minister Fizer Mustafa, Hon. State Minister Piyankara Jayaratne and the Mr. Kamal Pathmasiri,  Secretary also participated in this occasion.