Background

The Ministry of Housing and Construction has been established in accordance with the Extraordinary Gazette Notification No.1933/13 dated 21/09/2015. Hon.Sajith Premadasa has been appointed as the Minister in charge of the subject of the Ministry as per the Gazette Notification No.1932/07 dated 14/09/2015 and Hon.Indika Bandanaranayake performs the duties as the Deputy Minister.

Earlier, this Ministry was recognized as the Ministry of Housing and Smaurdhi and it is located on the 2nd Floor, Sethsiripaya, Battaramulla. The staff consists of approximately 150 personnel and fulfills an outstanding service in the housing and construction field under the guidance and supervision of the Secretary to the Ministry.

There are 10 government institutions which come under the purview of the Ministry of Housing and Construction. Amongst those, it includes 2 Government Departments and 8 Statutory Bodies such as Government Corporations/Authorities. All the said institutions are as follows.

  1. Department of Government Factory
  2. Department of Buildings
  3. National Housing Development Authority
  4. Urban Settlements Development Authority
  5. Condominium Management Authority
  6. State Engineering Corporation
  7. State Development and Construction Corporation
  8. Construction Industry Development Authority
  9. National Equipment and Machinery Organization
  10. Building Materials Corporation Ltd.

This Ministry plays a vital role in development activities in housing field such as introducing regular housing schemes for the housing requirement of the people, implementing housing financial programmes, guiding rural community on technical methods of housing construction which bring eco-friendly and cost effective benefits and introducing a national housing policy and in parallel to this, it becomes involved in matters that directly influences  the construction field just as formulating a national policy on construction industry, giving directions and guidelines to the construction industry, regulating the activities of construction industry and arranging rules and regulations for the standardization.

  • Gazette Notification which appointed  the Hon Minister -No.1932/07 dated 14/09/2015
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  • Gazette Notification which form the Ministry -No.1933/13 dated 21/09/2015.
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