National Physical Planning Department

About Us

About us

Mission

To formulate national physical policies, plans and strategies and to ensure and monitor the implementation of such national policies and plans through regional and local plans with the object of promoting and regulating integrated planning of economic, social, physical and environmental aspects of land and territorial waters of Sri Lanka.


The functions of the NPPD are

  • Formulation of a national physical plan policy
  • Preparation of a national physical plan
  • Formulation of implementation strategy for national physical plan
  • Preparation of physical planning guidelines to be adopted by regional or local physical planning authorities.
  • Preparation of regional and local physical plans or assist Provincial Councils and local authorities to do so.
  • Making recommendations to inter-ministerial co-ordination committee on plans accordance with national physical planning policy for submission to national physical planning council.
  • Reviewing periodically the national physical planning policy, national physical plan and national physical planning strategy and recommend to the co-coordinating committee change in such policy, plan and strategy.
  • Monitoring the implementation of national physical plan.
  • Performing as a secretariat for the national physical planning council and inter – ministerial coordinating committee.
  • Performing any activity as directed by the national physical planning council and inter – ministerial coordinating committee.
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