Engineering Services

Deputy Municipal Commissioner
(Engineering services)
Eng. L R L Wickramaratne

B.Sc(Eng),C.Eng, M.I.E (S.L),M.I.C.E(London)

  • 011-2696173
  • 011-2696264
  • 0777-313242
Director Engineering Workshop Eng. W M Perera Office : 011 - 2695569
Fax : 011 - 2695718
Mobile : 0777314321
Deputy Director Engineering Workshop Eng. L K Silva
General Office: 175, T.B.Jayah Mawatha, Colombo 10. Tel: (011) 2696161,
(011)2691952
Fax: (11)2695718

Mechanical and Electrical Engineering services for the operational activities of the council are provided by the Municipal Workshop. Maintenance of vehicles and machinery, operation of street lights in the city and steel fabrication work are the main activities of the Municipal Workshop.

Equipment Secretariat headed by the Equipment Manager manages the fleet of vehicles and equipment.

Street lighting in the city is one of the important services provided by the council. Council has planned to convert all manual operated street lights to automatic switching with an aim of power saving and precise time operation. Another two pilot projects have been started to use solar powered street lamps at selected locations and installation of low power consuming LED lamps.

Technical Staff of the Municipal Workshop

Director Engineering (Workshop)
Eng. W M Perera
Tel : 2695569

Tel : 2673686
Eng. A.A.Jayawardene B.Sc(Eng.)
Deputy Director Engineering (Electrical)
Tel : 2683554
Eng. W.M.Perera B.Sc.(Eng.)
Deputy Director Engineering (Maintenance)
Tel : 2674463
Eng. L.K.Silva B.Sc(Eng.), MIE(SL), C.Eng.
Mechanical Engineer (Maintenance I)
Tel : 2693861
Eng. H.M.C.Dedhananda B.Sc (Eng.)
Mechanical Engineer (Maintenance I)
Tel : 227594
Eng.R.M.Jayasena B.Sc(Eng.)
Mechanical Engineer (Production)
Tel : 2678345
Eng.P.G.Liyana Arachchi B.Sc(Eng.)
Electrical Engineer (Street Lighting)
Tel : 2683554
Eng.P.K.Y.N.Kulasekara B.Sc(Eng.)
Electrical Engineer (Building & Motor Winding)
Tel : 2683554
Eng.P.G.Liyana Arachchi B.Sc(Eng.)
Electrical Engineer (Development & Consumer Services)
Tel : 2683554

Technical Staff of the Equipment Secretariat

Eng. W.K.S.Piyatunga B.Sc(Eng.), MIE(SL), C.Eng.
Equipment Manager
Tel : 2696320
Eng. A.N.J.Suraweera B.Sc(Eng.)
Mechanical Engineer
Tel : 2696320

Street Light Help Desk

Should you have any problem about street lighting please contact the help desk.

Tel : 2693427(direct) , 2696161, 2691952 Ext 238

If the complain is not attended within three days please contact the Deputy Director Engineering (Electrical)

Tel: (11) 2683554 / 0777- 313245

Director Engineering (Traffic, Design & Road Safety)
Eng. K A D N Wickramarathne

B.Sc, M.Sc (UK), Highway Engineering, M.I.E (S.L), C.Eng

Deputy Director Engineering (Traffic & Road Design)
Eng P A Chandrapala
  • 011-2665860
  • 011-2686605
  • 077-4217602
Deputy Director Engineering (Planning & Studies)
Eng.(Mrs) G.A.C.R Ganepola
  • 011-2665860
  • 011-2665860
Deputy Director Engineering (Structurlal Designs)
Eng.(Mrs) R.M.D Jayawardana
  • 011-2698397
  • 011-2698397
Chief Architect (Architectural Design)
Mr M.C.L Fernando
  • 011-2686786

TRAFFIC SECTION

The Traffic & Road Safety Division of the CMC is responsible for efficient management of road network & road furniture, facilitating the road safety and minimizing traffic floor in the city

  1. Road Design
  2. Intersection design
  3. Traffic signal design, Installation & maintenance
  4. Lane Marking
  5. Identifying safe locations for Pedestrian Crossings ensuring safety of pedestrians & installation of pelican crossings, marking of pedestrian crossings etc.
  6. Traffic studies
  7. Traffic counting
  8. Road furniture design, installation & maintenance
  9. Road safety education
  10. Street light design, installation & maintenance of a Part of the city
  11. Designing of Road side parking, tendering & management
  12. Private sector participation projects for traffic infrastructure implementation.
  13. Preparation of project proposals for infrastructure development within the city for funding agencies.

STRUCTURAL DESIGN SECTION

The Structural Design Division manages the preparation of Working Structural Drawings, Bills of Quantities (BOQs) for construction services and provides construction inspection services for ongoing projects. The Design Division, Performs many services throughout the year as listed below.

  1. Liaising of soil investigation
  2. Structural designs of buildings
  3. Service designs of buildings such as electrical, water supply, sewer etc.
  4. Preparation of Bills of Quantities for new buildings, renovations and improvements
  5. Preparation of specifications
  6. Preparation of Departmental Estimates
  7. Preparation of structural and service drawings.

ARCHITECTURAL SECTION

The Architectural Design Division manages production of Architectural Plans for buildings and landscaping services.

  1. Site inspection
  2. Preparations of conceptual plans
  3. Building designing
  4. Construction detailing
  5. Assist Drafting
  6. Check B.O.Q.s

IMPROVEMENTS OF PEDESTRIANS SAFETY BY INTRODUCING PELICAN SIGNALS WITH MODERN FACILITIES OF PEDESTRIAN DETECTIVE CAMERA, SIREN & COUNTDOWN FOR DISABLES PEOPLE

Director Engineering Project
Eng. U A Leelananda

B.Sc (Eng), S.L. M.Sc (Birmingham), C.Eng, M.I.E (SL)

  • This division co-ordinates and manages all construction work for the Council let under contracts. The work includes contract administration and supervision of Construction Projects.
  • Management and construction of pre-selected Council projects under direct labour basis is also a part of the responsibilities of the division.
  • This division also coordinates all projects proposed under allocations of Municipal Councillors and projects referred to C.M.C by the Western Provincial Council and Members of Parliament under Decentralized Budget.
  • Should you have any inquires about these works, you should, in the first instance contact the Director of this Division, Director Engineering (Projects).
  • Contact Details

    DESIGNATIONNAMECONTACT DETAILS

    Deputy Director Engineering(Constructions)

    Eng. V P NanayakkaraTele : +94 11 2675591

    Deputy Director Engineering(Contracts)

    Eng M T A HafeelTele : +94 11 2694573
    Mobile : +94 77 7537895
    E-mail :0777-537896

    Engineer (Constructions)

    Eng. M.T.A. HafeelTele : +94 11 2678426
    Mobile : +94 77 7537896

    Engineer (Constructions)

    Eng. (Mrs.)H.E.I.KarunarathnaTele : +94 11 2694573
    E-mail : erashakaru@yahoo.com

    Engineer (Constructions)

    Eng. H.A.Sena Tele : +94 11 2681120
    E-mail : senaudu@yahoo.com

    Engineer (Constructions)

    Eng. R.I.G.SamaranayakeTele : +94 11 2681120
    Mobile : +94 71 8147025
    E-mail : srandika85@yahoo.com

    Engineer (Constructions)

    Eng. G.S.UdayangaTele : +94 11 2681120
    Mobile : +94 773353990
    E-mail : gsudayanga@gmail.com

    On Going Projects

    Contract No. Project Name Contractor's NameContract Value (Rs.)
    ME/SR/BN/97/2008Construction of Gymnasium Building
    at Land Mark, Wanathamulla,
    Colombo - 08.
    Engineering (Pvt.) Ltd.12,881,042.65
    ME/PH/BN/95/2009Construction of Pest Control Office at
    Maligakanda.
    Ruwan Trade Center25,127,053.13
    ME/PL/BR/70/2010Proposed Amendments to Change
    the Elevation of the Public Library at
    Colombo - 07.
    Sadhana Construction (Pvt.) Ltd.9,812,264.00
    ME/PH/BR/36/2010Balance Work of
    St. Paul's Maternity
    Home at Gintupitiya,
    Colombo - 12.
    Techno Build11,851,916.75
    ME/VS/BN/86/2010Balance Work of Office Building,
    Dog Pound at Borella.
    Ruwan Trade Center10,609,350.14
    ME/HC/BN/23/2011Improvements to Thimbirigasyaya
    Dispensary Complex at Colombo - 05.
    Techno Build3,405,828.89
    ME/VS/BR/31/2011Repairing Roof and Ceiling
    at Kolpity Super Market,
    Colombo - 03.
    I.B.V. Realty & Constructions (Pvt) Ltd5,096,728.56
    ME/PH/BR/113/2011Fixing of Partitions at 2nd Floor Level
    of Maternity Home
    at New Bazzar, Colombo - 14.
    Ramesh Construction1,295,694.40
    ME/SR/BR/19/2011Renovation of Existing
    Community Center
    at Kuppiyawatta West
    Nisi Construction20,022,290.28
    ME/PH/BR/10/2012Refurbishment to Maternity and
    Child Health Welfare Section of
    Public Health Department at Deans Road
    Office Complex
    Nipuna Enterprises(Pvt)Ltd1,397,020.24
    Director (City Planning) / Chief City Planner
    Eng. (Mrs.) S D N P N De Peris

    B.Sc(Eng.), C.Eng., M. I. E. (S.I.)

    • 011-2692738
    • 011-2692738

    Organizational Structure

    Contact Details

    Eng (Mrs) H E I Karunarathna

    Office : 0112-695914
    Fax : 0112-692738
    DesignationNameContact Details

    Director ( City Planning )

    Eng.( Ms) Priyantha De Peiris (Acting)

    Office : 0112- 692738
    Fax : 0112-692738
    Email : dircp@sltnet.lk

    Deputy Director (Colombo North)

    Senior Planning Officer

    Plnr. D.T .Perera

    Office : 0112-690055 Fax : 0112-692738
    Email : daya_sp_cmccp@yahoo.com

    Architect

    Arch. S Vivekananthan

    Office : 0112-675996
    Fax : 0112-692738

    Engineer ( Building)

    Eng. Anuja Mendis

    Office : 0112-682124
    0112-691191- Ext 296
    Fax : 0112-692738
    Email : anuja_oic_cmccp@yahoo.com

    Engineer ( Planning 1)

    Eng. V P Nanayakkara

    Office : 0112-675985
    0112-691191- Ext 394
    Fax : 0112-692738
    Email : cmcdovpn@gmail.com

    Engineer ( Planning 2)

    Eng. Samith Amarasinghe

    Office : 0112-675983
    0112-691191- Ext 393
    Fax : 0112-692738
    Email : samith_oic_cmccp@yahoo.com

    Officer in Charge 1

    Mr.Nihal Fernando

    Office : 0112-675983
    0112-691191- Ext 387
    Fax : 0112-692738
    Email : nihal_oic_cmccp@yahoo.com

    Officer in Charge 2

    Mr. D.P.R.Pathishantha

    Office : 0112-675983
    Fax : 0112-692738
    0112-691191- Ext 285
    Email : ps_oic_cmccp@yahoo.com

    Officer in Charge 3

    Mr.A.Uruthirananthan

    Office : 0112-675983
    Fax : 0112-692738
    0112-691191- Ext 295
    Email : un_oic_cmccp@yahoo.com

    Chief Buildings Draftsman

    Ms.K. Malani Wijaylatha

    Office: 0112-691383
    Fax:0112-692738
    0112-691191- Ext 286

    Services Provided by the City planning Division.

    • Issuance of Preliminary Planning Clearance
    • Approval of Land Sub-division or land Amalgamation
    • Approval of Building Application / Development Permit
    • Renewal of Development Permit
    • Issuance of Certificate of  Conformity ( COC )
    • Issuance of Street line & Building Line Certificates
    • Issuance of Certified Copies
    • Issuance of Machinery Permits
    • Trade License Recommendation
    • Appeals in respect of all applications

    The City Planning Division is opened for the public on Mondays and Fridays between 2 p.m to 4 p.m and on Wednesdays between 8.30 a.m 4.00 p.m .Lunch time is 12.30 1.00 p.m

    Any development activity within the city of Colombo shall be carried out or engaged only, after obtaining a formal Development Permit obtained after having the approval from the City Planning Division.

    All applications and plans to be prepared in accordance with the Planning and Building Regulations of the Urban Development Authority ; City of Colombo Development plan (Amendment) - 2008 ,Revised Regulations to City of Colombo Development Plan (Amendement) 2008 City of Colombo Development Plan 1999; Town and Country Planning Ordinance , Municipal Council Ordinance and other relevant laws and Enactments.

    All applications and plans to be submitted to the Receiving Counter of the City Planning Division. A reference number and a list of name of the officials attending to process the application will be given by the receiving officer after accepting the same.

    Downloads


    Director Engineering - Works
    Eng. M A C M Fazal

    B.sc (Eng), (MIE) (SL), C (Eng)

    Sub Divisions under Works Division are

    • 06 District offices
    • Central Road Maintenance Unit
    • Premix Plant and Pre cast Concrete yard
    • Materials laboratory


    There are 06 District Offices in Works Division

    District Offices in Colombo North

    Eng. R.A.T.P Ranawaka

    Deputy Director Engineering (Works- North)

    • 011 - 2323489
    • 077 7514651
    District Office Address Contact Numbers
    District 01 63, Mahakumarage Mawatha, Office: 0112399586
    District Engineer Colombo -14 Mobile: 0777313246
    District 02A 163, Mihindu Mawatha Office: 0112431694
    District Engineer Colombo-12 Mobile: 0777313249
    District 02B 37, Sri Jinarathana Mawatha, Office: 0112329283
    District Engineer Colombo 02 Mobile: 0777313248

    District Offices in Colombo South

    Eng (Mrs) R M L D Bandara

    Deputy Director Engineering (Works- South)

    • 011 - 2672274
    • 0777 537895
    District Office Address Contact Numbers
    District 03 Community Centre Building, Campbell Park, Office: 0112674340
    District Engineer Borella, Colombo -08 Mobile: 0777537895
    District 04 Robert Gunawardena Mawatha, Kirulapone, Office: 0112514845
    District Engineer Colombo-12 Mobile: 0777313250
    District 05 66, Manning Place, Colombo 06 Office: 0112582778
    District Engineer Mobile: 0771093129

    Responsibilities of a District Engineer (Works)

    • Construction & Periodic Maintenance of Road network within the District area.
    • Issuing road cutting permits.
    • Maintenance of Buildings of Colombo Municipal Council within the District.
    • Implementation of projects under Decentralized Budget , Western Provincial Council funds Municipal Council Members allocation .( DCB., PCB & MMC)
    • Implementation of Special Programs and the Programs of Central Government entrusted.
    • Administration of district office.
    • Removing and preventing unauthorized construction within the District.

    Major projects undertaken

    MATERIALS LABORATORY

    Eng. D.J.C.R. Perera

    Deputy Director Engineering (Materials Laboratory)

    Research & Development
    Eng. K. Ramesh

    Deputy Director Engineering (Asphalt Plant Yard & Materials Laboratory)

    • 011 2523549

    Material Laboratory is situated at Madampitiya was opened in 1988 in order to maintain the quality of the construction work carried out by the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC).

    Main functions are
    • Testing of Materials supplied for producing asphalt.
    • Quality control of asphalt produced by CMC.
    • Field testing of asphalt surfaces.
    • Quality control of precast concrete items.
    • Site investigations and field testing of construction work.
    • Testing of construction materials and products supplied to CMC.
    • Research & Development work related to the construction work (specially, for road construction work).

    At present about 400 laboratory tests are done per month to control the quality of asphalt and precast items and other construction work carried out by CMC and contractors. Mainly these tests are related to Asphalt Concrete tests, Bitumen tests, Aggregate tests, Concrete tests, Thermo plastic test and Research & Development work related to the construction work etc.

    PHOTOS OF TESTS BEING CARRRIED OUT

    ASPHALT PLANT & PRECAST CONCRETE YARD

    Eng.K Ramesh

    Depot Engineer

    Madampitiya Depot was established in 1988 in order to construct asphalt paved roads in the city. It produces asphalt concrete and cement concrete paving slabs and other precast concrete road furniture necessary for highway construction work.

    Some of its main functions are

    • Production of Asphalt Concrete.
    • Laying of Asphalt Concrete in Colombo city roads and Cold Asphalt milling.
    • Production of Precast Concrete items.

    At present, two asphalt mixing plants are operated and monthly average asphalt production is about 5000 Metric Tons. Out of this monthly production about 4000 Metric Tons are laid in city roads by the laying gangs of the Depot. The balance quantity of the production is used by other road maintenance gangs of the works division.

    The monthly Precast Concrete production is about 4750 No.s of items including hume pipes, road kerbs, reinforced concrete culvert slabs, paving slabs, gully covers, guard posts etc.


    CENTRAL ROAD MAINTENANCE UNIT

    Eng. (Mrs.) T.D. Abesuriya

    Deputy Director Engineering

    Road Construction Engineers

    • 011 - 2691941, 011 - 2691191-278
    • Fax. 011 - 2691941
    • 293, Madampitiya Rd , Colombo-14
    • 077 - 1093124

    Main Responsibility of this division is to maintain and rehabilitate the Main roads within the city of Colombo while improving the aesthetic appearance. The division is responsible in maintaining the above said roads minimizing the inconvenience to the motorists and pedestrians. Rehabilitation and improvement of selected roads are carried out by this division every year. This included the improvements to footwalks by laying new kerb lines, providing underground ducts for future developments, making overhead street light cables underground, paving footwalks with decorative pavings, landscaping …etc

    Road cutting permits for providing utility services are issued by this division and the division expects the fullest cooperation from the utility agencies to maintain a good road network within the city of Colombo. It is necessary to obtain the prior permission from this division for any kind of excavation work within the road network. Though the permission is granted, it is necessary to inform the division the exact date of excavation in order to reinstate immediately after the excavation.

    Eng . M I M Saleem
    Director Engineering (Water Supply & Drainage)

    B Sc(Eng), P.G.D.(Tech.), C.Eng, M.I.E(SL)

    • 011 - 2692696
    • 011 - 2692696
    • 077 - 1093123

    Water Supply Division

    The main activities of the Water supply Division of Colombo municipality are,

    1. Supply of water, by tanks and bowsers, when necessary
    2. Maintenance of water services lines

    Supply of water tanks and water bowsers

    • For state functions
    • For religious ceromonies
    • For sports events

    Maintenance of water service lines in

    • Municipal Council buildings, such as
      1. Office buildings
      2. Dispensaries & Maternity Homes
      3. Markets etc;
    • Municipal Council parks

    Drainage Division

    Drainage division has six district offices for operation and maintenance of sewerage system and storm water lines in the city of Colombo. The six District Engineers (Drainage) are responsible for the routine maintenance of sewerage and storm water lines in their respective districts.

    Duties of District Engineers

    Sewer lines

    01. Receiving complaints from citizens in their respective districts and attending to them.

    02. Carrying out preventive maintenance.

    03. Attending to the breakdowns of sewer lines.

    04. Attending to the minor constructions of sewer lines

    Storm Water lines / open drains
    1. Attending to periodic cleaning of gullies and storm water lines.
    2. Attending to minor constructions of drains
    District Office Engineer Address T.No. Mobile Nos
    District 1 Eng.C.K. Weerawardana 63, Mahakumarabe Mawatha, Colombo 14. 2399586 O777-514627
    District 2A Eng.E.M.S.K. Edirisinghe 163, Mihindu Mawatha, Colombo12 2431694 0777-514648
    District 2B Eng.B.M.C.J. Kumara 37, Sri Jinarathna Mawatha, Hunupitiya 2307710 0777-537894
    District 3 Eng. S.P.C. Illukkumbura Community Centre Building, Campbell Park, Borella, Colombo 08. - O777-322113
    District 4 Eng. (Mrs) L.U. Preerthika Robert Gunawardana Mawatha, Kirullopone, Colombo 06 2512596 0777-580635
    District 5 Eng (Mrs) S M Kawitha No.66, Manning Place, Wellawatte, Colombo 06 2362205

    Drainage House Connection Unit

    Drainage house connection unit of the Colombo Municipal Council is the authorized party for new house connections in sewered areas within the Colombo Municipal Council limits. There are about eighty registered drainage contractors who have authority to carry out drainge connections. The main task of this unit is to authorize the property connections to main public sewer. Unsewered areas are mainly depending on septic tanks and soakage pits. It is the responsibility of this unit to facilitate the resident in the Colombo Municipal Council city limit by providing the maintenance and disposal of sewer and strom water drainage.

    House Connection Unit

    Drainage and Storm Water Clearance

    • Subdivision amalgamation and Buliding Plans
    • Detailing only

    House Connection Work

    • New house connection
    • Repair work
    Issuance of Clearances for Sub Division /Amalgamation and Building Plans

    One of the clearances to be obtained from CMC drainage division before submitting the building plan to planning division

    Required the following documents

    1. The dully filled application form
    2. Original copy of the related survey plan
      • Original (6 Copies)
      • Photo copies ( 06 Copies)
      • Scale 1 : 1000 or 1 chain to 1 inch
        or Building Plan 07 copies
    3. Request letter
    4. Application processing fee receipt (Rs 200 + Taxes)
    Obtaining new water/ storm water connection or Repair / re-lay existing water/ storm water connection

    Required documents

    1. The dully filled application form submit through a registered CMC contractor in triplicate
    2. Approved building plan
    3. Development permit
    4. Water sanction letter
    5. Recently paid water/ electricity bill
    6. Receipt application processing fee

    Sewerage Pumping Stations

    Colombo Municipal Council

    The sewerage system of the Colombo city is operated by the Water Supply and Drainage Division of the Colombo Municipal Council. This system consists with 15 nos of sewerage pumping stations working continuously, which collect the residential and industrial waste water and, pump out to the deep sea by two sea outfalls.

    Sewerage pumping station network of Colombo City


    • Over 80% of the city is covered with a sewerage network constructed in the year 1902
    • Over 250Km of gravity lines are collected at 15 pumping stations
    • 15 pumping stations are connected with a network of force mains to take sewerage to two sea outfalls
    • Both outfalls are gravity type fitted with diffusers to achieve adequate dilution, and transport sewerage to the deep sea
    PUMPING STATIONS CONNECTED TO NORTHERN OUT FALL
    PUMPING STATIONS NO OF PUMPS
    Madampitiya 05
    Vystwyke 03
    Harbour 04
    Maligawatta 04
    Wanathamulla 02
    CS3 04
    Achilon Square 03
    PUMPING STATIONS CONNECTED TO SOUTHERN OUT FALL
    PUMPING STATIONS NO OF PUMPS
    Borella 04
    Kirula 03
    Polwatta 04
    Bambalapitiya 03
    Slave Island 03
    Wellawatta 04
    Peterson lane 03
    Vauxhall Street 02
    Director Engineering
    Eng (Mrs) R M D Jayawardena

    B.Sc (Eng).,C.Eng, M.I.E.(SL)

    • 011- 2695475
    • 011- 2695475
    • 077- 0865035
    • dhammikajayawa@yahoo.com
    Deputy Director Engineering
    Eng.(Mrs.) T. Gunaweera
    • 011- 2675987
    • 011- 2675987
    • 0777-580724
    • tgunaweera@yahoo.com
    Engineer
    Eng.(Mrs.) A.R.N.Jayasuriya
    • 011- 2675987
    • 011- 2675987
    • 071-8659427
    • arnjayamc@gmail.com
    Land Officer(Land Management Consultant)
    EMr.T.R.De.Zoysa
    • 011- 2686955
    • 011- 2675987
    • 071-8190775
    Officer-in-Charge(Vihara Maha Devi Park )
    Mr. M. S. Thilak Weerasooriya
    • 011- 2692583
    • 071-4270220
    Officer-in-Charge(Crow Island Beach Park )
    Mr.D.V.Piyal Laksiri
    • 077-7689094
    Work Supervisor (Tree Maintenance)
    Mr. S.A. Rodrigo
    • 072 - 5366378
    Work Supervisor (Tree Maintenance)
    Mr. S.P. Paranavithana
    • 011- 2692583
    • 072 - 3294261

    Service Rendered by the Lands and Environmental Development Division

    Land Section
    • Surveying and setting out of street lines
    • Computing and corresponding land acquisition work.
    • Surveying of sites for in-house architectural plans
    • Surveying for road widening work
    • Surveying for new roads
    • Maintaining a list of Municipal lands on lease

    Tree Maintenance Unit
    • Pruning and balancing of roadside trees.
    • Cutting and removing dangerous branches and dead trees
    • Removing fallen trees during inclement weather.
    • Cutting and removing of trees and branches on request of government and private organizations on payment.

    Beautification

    Beautify surrounding areas like roundabouts and Centre Islands in collaboration with Private sector involvement.

    Organizing tree planting programmers


    Vihara Maha Devi Park

    The Vihara Maha Devi Park (Formerly known as the Victoria Park) is the largest, oldest and most colourful park situated in the heart of Colombo, just opposite the colonial style Town Hall building.

    The park was built during the British rule of Sri Lanka as Victoria Park and remained as Vihara Maha Devi Park, in honor of a famous historical Sinhalese queen, mother of the hero of the nation, king Dutugamunu. This is the largest & most attractive greenery in Colombo and best visited from March to May before the monsoon when most of the flowers are in full bloom. It has well landscaped gardens with a variety of trees, flowers, ponds, fountains , golden image of Buddha, large Statue of Queen Vihara Maha Devi and suspension bridge. On the southeastern side of the park is a special section for children. This park is a perfect place to relax, for shady walks, picnics and most all a great place to spend your time with your family. The land extent of this park is 45 acres.

    The Open Air Theater (OAT) in Viharamahadevi Park is a venue for concerts and public events.






    Facilities available in ViharaMaha Devi Park
    • Free WI-FI Zone
    • Aquarium
    • Pedal Boat Service
    • Mini Train Service
    • Water Play Feature
    • Kids Play Feature
    • Pony Ridding
    • Bicycle Ridding
    • Swing Units
    • Mat Slides
    • Summer & Picnic Huts
    • Walking ways

    Crow Island Beach Park

    The Crow Island Beach Park is a Public Park Located in Colombo – 15. This Park is developed under the Metro Colombo Urban Development Project funded by the World Bank. The main objective of this development is to improve the quality of the beach for recreation while preserving its natural scenic beauty & to provide ancillary facilities for users. The land extent of this park is 17 acres.




    Facilities available in Crow Island Beach Park
    • Beach Park
    • Restaurant & Resting Pavilions
    • Kiosks
    • Summer and Picnic tables
    • Open Air Theater
    • Board walk & viewing decks
    • Viewing tower
    • Balance Beam
    • Rock Climbing area
    • Log Climbing area
    • Rat run tunnel
    • Children play features
    • Swing units
    • Pony Ridding
    • Walk Ways

    This Division is the custodian of Council lands and handles acquisition of lands, payment of compensation and leasing. In respect of your building plans contact this division for demarcation of street lines, building lines, arcade lines, fire gap lines. Please get ascertained the street lines before purchase of any land. Never build without demarcating the street line.

    Director Engineering (Solid Waste Management)
    Eng (Mrs) Y Sylvester
    Deputy Director Engineering (Solid Waste Management)- North
    Eng (Mrs) S M Mysan
    • 011-2691194
    • 011-2674314
    Deputy Director Engineering (Solid Waste Management) South
    Eng (Mrs) S M Mysan
    • 011-2693045
    • 011-2674314
    Head Office
    • Solid Waste Management Division
      Municipal EngineersDepartment
      Colombo Municipal Council
      Town Hall, Colombo 07.

    Colombo has a resident population of approximately seven hundred thousand. In addition to this an estimated six hundred thousand people from various part of the Island coming to the City daily, for commercial, employment, school, hospital, tourism and other purposes. All of these people contribute to the Solid Waste Collected in Colombo City.

    As an average, seven hundred Tonne (700 T) of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is collected daily from Colombo City. This Division is responsible for the collection, transportation and disposal of this Municipal Solid Waste. The Solid Waste Management division, being the pioneer institution introduced the best Solid Waste Management practices in Sri Lanka, has been adopting various methods and practices such as Recycling, Home composting, Eco-School project, Eco-Kiosk Centers for the implementation of 3R on Solid Waste and in the leading from to adopt first ever Waste to Energy solution for the Solid Waste disposal problem in Sri Lanka. Household waste is collected free of charge from the citizen. However, a fee is charged for the collection of tree cuttings, debris and other non hazardous Solid Waste.

    The Management unit is situated at the Town Hall and the operations are carried out through the Six District Offices.

    Premises to Premises Collection and transportation of Municipal Solid Waste in District 2B, District 3 and District 4 are done by employees of the Council.