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Urban Development Division

Objective of the division

Formulation of policies and strategies related to urban sector. Co-ordination of all development activities and land allocation matters with regard to UDA and SLLRDC.

Functions of the division

  1. Formulating Policies & Strategies related to Urban Development Sector.
  2. Preparation and submission of Cabinet Memorandums related to Town Development Plans including alienation of lands.
  3. Operationalize Town Development Plans and major development projects in the urban sector, implemented by the UDA.
  4. Co-ordination of Planning and development activities of UDA
  5. Publish gazette notifications for declaration of Urban Development Areas under section 3 of UDA act and declaration of wetlands, canal and water bodies under section 2(b) 1, 2(b), 4(a) of SLLRDC Act.
  6. Formulating policies related to alienation of lands of Urban Development Authority and SLLRDC.
  7. Preparation of Cabinet Memorandums for Hon. Minister’s approval with regard to land allocation of UDA and SLLRDC.
  8. Obtaining Hon. Minister’s approvals under section 18(1) of UDA Law for allocation of lands and under section 14(2) B of UDA Law to initiate legal actions for unauthorised construction and unauthorised occupation.
  9. Coordinating and monitoring of alienation of UDA and SLLRDC lands.
  10. Handling the Public requests/petitions of land matters and unauthorized construction with regard to UDA and SLLRDC, referred to Hon Minister and the Secretary.
Structure of the division