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Acquisition of Lands for Road Development

Land acquisition is a preliminary task of road development projects. For proper highway network, specially for expand the existing roads and construct new roads, highways and expressways, private lands in both sides of the roads should be acquired. The development of highways is highly contributed for the development of the country.

Lands are acquired by the Ministry of Highways as per the Land Acquisition Act No. 09 in 1950 and that is an important sector in the development of the country.

Our aim is to obtain the maximum support of the public for acquiring lands without delay in order to develop roads.  To minimize the loss by granting a fair compensation for the acquired lands is a key function here.

Lands are acquired for number of road projects as follows.


  • Southern Transport Development Project
    • Kottawa to Dodangoda (34 Km)
    • Dodangoda to Kurundugahahetakma (33 Km)
    • Kurundugahahetakma to Pinnaduwa (30 Km)
    • Pinnaduwa to Matara (30 Km)
  • Colombo-Katunayake Expressway Project (25.8 Km)
  • Outer Circular Highway Project  (29.1 Km)
  • Colombo-Kandy Expressway  Project (98 Km)


  • Construction of Baseline Road and other roads
  • Road Projects implemented by RDA
  • National Highways Sector Project
  • Miscellaneous Foreign Aided Project
  • Asian Development Bank Project

In acquisition process of lands and property for road development projects the Government has given the opportunity to appeal for the appeal committees, LARC and Super LARC for the property acquired before 10.09.2008, if the estimated amount of money is not sufficient for their property.  In paying the compensation to the land owners, the payment is made by the Divisional Secretariats and the Project offices together.

Following are the details of persons, contact for further inquiries.

Name of the Project
Name of the Project Director Address Telephone No.
Projects implemented By RDA Mr. M.D. Dayarathne
Director (Lands)
Road Development Authority
"Maganeguma Mahamedura"
4th Floor,
Denzil Kobbekaduwa Mawatha,

Office : 011 2889350
Fax    : 011 2884719
Southern Transport Development Project /STDP
Mr. B.V.D.N. Chandarasiri 3rd Floor, Sethsiripaya, Battaramulla Office : 011 2885803
Fax    : 011 2884719
Colombo-Katunayake Expressway Project / CKE
Mr. M.P.K.L. Gunarathne No. 200, Pannipitiya Road, Battaramulla. Office : 011 2882992
Fax    : 011 2878019
Outer Circular Highway Project/OCH
Phase I & III
Mrs. T.L.M. Fernando No. 21/9, Pagoda Road, Nugegoda Office : 011 2817823
Fax    : 011 2817821
Outer Circular Highway Project/OCH
Phase II
Mrs.T.S.H. Abeywickrama 560/6, Udumulla Rd, Battaramulla
Office : 011 2872576
Fax    : 011 2872577
Colombo-Kandy Expressway  Project/ CKE
S. N.R.De A Samarasinha No.600 C, By Road 02, Subhoothi Mw, Subhoothipura, Battaramulla Office : 011 2878271
Fax    : 011 2879422
Japan Aided Project/ JAP
Baseline Road Project
Mrs. T.P. Wejewardana No.155, Kaduwela Road, Battaramulla Office : 011 2862823
Fax    : 011 2887285
World Bank Funded Road Sector Assistance Project/ WBRSAP Phase II
Mr. M.R.D.A.D. Mudannayake 3rd floor, Sethsiripaya, Battaramulla Office : 011 2869530
Fax    : 011 2884610
National Highways Sector Project/ NHSP
Mr. W.K.Kodituwakku No. 434/2, Denny Hettiarachchi Mw, Ganahena, Battaramulla Office : 011 2884047
Fax    : 011 2884043
Miscellaneous Foreign Aided Project/MFAP
Mrs. M.M.M. Senarath No.161/1, Rajamulwatta Lane, Battaramulla. Office : 011 2862807
Fax    : 011 2887120
Asian Development Bank Funded Road Network Improvement Project/ ADB
Mr. R.M. Gamini
No.74, Kaduwela Road, Battaramulla. Office : 011 2871601
Fax    : 011 2889361
Special Project Management Unit Mrs. T.D. Wijewardena 15/A, Parakum Mawatha,Jayanthipura, Battaramulla. Office : 011 2862823
Fax    : 011 2887285
Chinese Grant Aid Project Mr. S. Chandrapalan No.347,1st & 2nd Floor, Kaduwela Rd,Kossawatta, Battaramulla. Office : 011 2741224
Fax    : 011 2741225
UK Steel Bridge Project/UKSB Mr. R.M. Amarasekara 62B, Parliment Rd, Pelawatta, Battaramulla. Office : 011 2787888
Fax    : 011 2787888
Northern Expressway Project

Mr.L.V.S. Weerakoon,       Acting Project Director

564/1,Jaya Mawatha, Akuregoda Rd, Pelawatta, Battaramulla. Office : 011 2785719
Fax    : 011 2785719
Landslide Mitigation Project Mr. S.N.R.De A. Samarasinghe No.340, Gangoda Rd, Abilmeegama, Pilimathalawa.
Office : 081 2577043
Fax    : 081 2056360
CDB/PRP2 (Northern) Mr. Tharmakulasingham No.39, Sri Subhuthipura, Battaramulla Office : 011 2887224
CDB/PRP2 (Southern) Mr. G.D.Thilakasiri No.911, Electricity Board Avenue, Pannipitiya Rd, Battaramulla. Office : 011 2866795
Fax    : 011 2866795
Conflict Affected Region Emergency Project Mr. L.S. Premathilake 5th Floor, Sethsiripaya, Battaramulla. Office : 011 2741224
Fax    : 011 2741225
SPMU No. 03, Main Jayanthipura Rd, Battaramulla
New Bridge Construction Over The Kelani River Mrs. D.A.S. Jayasekara
LandSlide Disaster Protection Project Mr. K.P. Kodithuwakku
Last Updated on Sunday, 08 May 2016 18:27  

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