Policy & Strategy Section of the NWSDB is under the Planning Section headed by Additional General Manager (Policy & Planning).

Address : Policy & Strategy Section
National Water Supply & Drainage Board
Galle Road
Tel : +94 11 2626605
Fax : +94 11 2607123
E-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Management of value chain effectively and efficiently for timely delivery of services to the internal and external stakeholders.

Key Functions

  • Drafting Subsidiary Loan Agreements with External Resource Department.
  • Coordination with National Planning Department for Project formulation.
  • Coordination with the Ministry for Project Development and Formulation.
  • Business Plan Development and follow-up of Business Strategies.
  • Donor Coordination, Facilitation and providing secretariat assistance to ERD.
  • Coordination with Conventional Donors (ADB/ AFD etc.)
  • Investment portfolio management
  • Sector policy formulation and Development of Guidelines.
  • Development of Public Private Partnership Models (PPP/ BOT)
  • Coordination with Attorney General's Department with regard to Contract Document finalization.
  • Maintaining and updating Database of priority water supply projects.
  • Coordination of EOI processing.


Priority Projects in Pipeline (Drinking Water Supply) [PDF - 415 KB] [ZIP - 355 KB]
Flow Chart for Processing of EOIs to SCARC Approval [PDF - 149 KB] [ZIP - 129 KB]
Procurement Guidelines [PDF - 52.0 KB] [ZIP - 45.0 KB]
Standard EOI Submission Format [PDF - 1.10 MB] [ZIP - 1.04 MB]
Policy on Siting of High Polluting Industries [PDF - 32.7 KB] [ZIP - 23.4 KB]
Strategies for Sustainable Water Supply Development inline with Mahinda Chinthana The Emerging Wonder of Asia [PDF - 21.9 KB] [ZIP - 15.4 KB]
Water Safety Surveillance Format [PDF - 32.7KB] [ZIP - 23.4KB]


Fund Allocation for Rural Water
Supply & Sanitation (13th May 2011)
[PDF - 31.3 KB] [ZIP - 26.0 KB]
Provision of water for ‘drinking and cooking’ for
chronic kidney disease affected areas (29th May 2012)
[PDF - 28.8 KB] [ZIP - 22.4 KB]


Priority water supply projects in pipe line Click here......