Department of Buildings DB



The Department of Buildings which was founded as the Government Works Department in the year 1849 was established as an “A” grade department in 1969 and with the abolition of the Government Works Department, it is considered as the sole authority and consultancy institution in the field of construction of government buildings.


To be the technical authority in building works ensuring the public sector organizations possess safe, economical, sustainable and elegantly built environments to deliver high quality services to the nation


To provide excellent services for the development of public sector building works by provision of architectural design, engineering design, construction, maintenance, project management and technical assistance ensuring technical accountability, quality, economy, functionality and soundness for the total satisfaction of the stakeholders by a team of dedicated multidisciplinary professionals

Responsibilities and functions

  • Making estimates for buildings, construction plans and designing connected facilities as per the
    financial provisions allocated through heads of expenditure of government departments and
  • Making estimates and plans of buildings and designing other associated facilities as per the financial
    provisions allocated through heads of expenditure of the Department of Buildings
  • Provision of consultancy and project management services to government institutions in respect of
    construction activities
  • Maintenance activities, extension and upgrading activities of buildings of the government departments
    and ministries
  • Maintenance and operational activities of sewage systems of government hospitals and ensuring their
    proper functioning
  • Maintenance and upkeep of government quarters
  • Ensuring technical accountability of all constructions undertaken by the Department
  • Making engineering contributions to foreign diplomatic projects


Department of Buildings
2nd Floor,
Sri Lanka.
+94 11 2862917 / 2862921 / 2862922 / 2889456

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