National Housing Development Authority NHDA


During the latter half of the decade of seventy, Sri Lanka’s housing problem was at its most acute. The government at the time launched one million housing drive as one of its flagship programmes and the government needed a formidable institution to carry out this programme efficiently and rapidly. Accordingly, the National Housing Development Authority was incorporated by the National Housing Development Authority, Act No. 17 of 1979.

The Authority which is under the purview of the Ministry of Housing and Construction carries out its activities on an islandwide basis through a network of 25 district offices and 02 metropolitan offices in addition to the head office in Colombo.


An adequate house with basic amenities for every family in Sri Lanka.


The National Housing Development Authority works towards creating national interest, facilitating and coordinating the fulfillment of housing needs of low income groups who do not have income source of their own and thereby improving their living standard and enabling them to achieve economic prosperity


  • To directly engage in the construction of flats, houses and other living accommodations or buildings
  • To formulate schemes to establish housing development projects in order to alleviate the housing shortage.
  •  To cause the clearance of slums and shanty areas and the redevelopment of such areas.
  • To promote housing development
  • To develop or redevelop land for the carrying out of any of the objectives of the Authority.
  • To make land available to any person for housing development.
  • To provide financial or other assistance to persons engaged in any activity which is similar to any of the objects of the Authority.
  • To conduct, promote and coordinate activities in relation to all aspects of housing development,
  • To do all such other acts as may be necessary or conducive to the attainment of any or all of the above objects.

Act & Regulation

National Housing  Development Act.



National Housing Development Authority
Sir Chitampalam A Gardiner Mawatha,
P.O Box 1826,
Colombo 02,
Sri Lanka.
(94)-11-2431932, 2431722,  2431707, 2421748

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