Water Safety Plan (WSP) targets minimization of risks to the safety of drinking  water from catchment to consumer. This is achieved by imposing barriers to the threats of pollution. Barriers could either be physical or administrative. 


Milestones of WSPs in Sri Lanka

  2004   Tsunami Related Water Quality Surveillance
  2009   WHO Manual on Urban WSP
  2013   WHO TOT program for Sri Lanka and  Development of 6 WSPs (Thuruwila, Kandy-South, Paradeka, Eheliyagoda, Akurana and Greater Kandy)                  
    2014   WHO TOT Program for Sri Lanka
  2014   WSP National Consultation Workshop
  2014   International WSP Assessment Program (Eheliyagoda and Kandy)
  2014   WHO Master 2 Tier Training Programs in Bangkok and Nagapur
  2014    Establishment of WSP Committee
  2015   WSP Advocacy Session and Rural WSP Workshop                                                 
  2015   WSP Bi Regional meeting was attended by NWSDB
   2015   Urban WSP Training programs were conducted in five provinces by the Man Power Development Section of NWSDB
   2015 October   WSP Auditing brief and RWS tool by WHO
   2015 November   WSP Impact Assessment Training
   2015 December    WSP Audit Training Program by WHO
   2016 January   Special session on WSP under 6th International Conference on Student Engineering and Construction Management (ICSECM), University of Peradeniya
   2016 January    Mission on Rural WSP by WHO
  2016 February     WSP TOT Program 
  2016 March   External Informal Audit Program by WHO
  2016 July - August                               

WSP Auditing and Audit Training Program.  24th July to 8th August 2016 (covered Konduwattuwana, Murunkge, Kandana,Matugama,Panadura Zone 1, Galle, Haliela,Kelumpokuna and Kandy South)

WSP COMMITTE OF THE NWSDB                                                      Emergency Response  Plan Committee of NWSDB
Mr. J.R.B. Nedurana, Addl.G.M. (Sew.)    
Mr. S. Sumanaweera, DGM(Production)    Mr. D.U. Sumanasekera, G.M.
Mr. R.P.N. Ratnayake, AGM(WT-Specialist)    Mr.W.B.G. Fernando  Addl. G.M. (CS)
Mr. D. Seneviratne, AGM(Sociology)    Mr. J.R.B. Nadurana, Addl. G.M. (Sew.)
Mr. A. Amarakoon, (CLS)    Mr. B.S. Wijemanna Addl. G.M. (W)
Dr. S.K. Weragoda, (CE - Dambulla)    Mr. D. Thotawatta, Addl. G.M. (F)
Mr. N.I. Wickramasinghe (Snr. Sociologist)    Mr. S. Sumanaweera, DGM (Production)
Mr. L. Weerasekera (Snr. Chemist)    Mr. B.L. Gunaratne, DGM(M&E)
Mr. M. Rajapakse (Snr. Hydrogeologist)    Mr. A. Amarakoon, CLS
WSP Progress  

 WSP Reporting System

Rural WSP Training Module  
  • Rural WSP Template
  • Rural WSP Steps for Sri Lanka 

 English      Sinhala   

  • Rural WSP Format


  • CBO Survey Form

 English      Sinhala  

  • Consumer Satisfaction Survey Form
 English       Sinhala      
  • Consumer Satisfaction Data Tabulation form 
 English      Sinhala  
Urban WSP Training Module  
  • WHO WSP Manual
  • Sample Water Safty Plan
  • Participant's Hand Book
  • Assessment Template
  • Common Introduction
  • NWSDB risk matrix for WSP
  • Capacity Training on Urban Water Safety Planning - Training Modules

 Download Link (PDF)

Water Quality Surveillance   
  • Testing Sample Circular
  • Policy of High Polluting Industries
  • Drinking Water Quality Surveillance
Cabinet Paper on Water Quality Surveillance   
  • Cabinet Memo 2009 (1)
  • Cabinet Memo 2009  (2)
Gazette (Government Notification)  
  • Catchment Policy 1894 -3_E(2)
  • 1894-3_S(1)
  • 1894-3_T(1)
Catchment Protection   
  • Stream Reservation and Guideline for River  Reservation
Climate Related Policies   
  • National Climate Change Policy in Sri Lanka
  • National Land use Policy of Sri Lanka
  • Draft Cabinet Memorandum on CCA                  
Well Cleaning Guideline   Download  
Incident Reporting Format   Download  


Emergency Response Plan (ERP) is a major component of disaster preparedness. NWSDB has initiated ERP with respect to Water Quality under recent twinning program with Yarra Valley Water, Melbourne, Australia. Refer the following documents for details

1. Basic ERP -       Download

2. ERP flow chart (Sinhala, English) -  English      Sinhala

3. Reporting  Format  For Damages  & Losses  -     View//(PDF)Download     Download (word)


  Kandana WSP  Download
  Konduwatawana WSP (1) Download
  Matugama WSP (1) Download
  Murukkan WSP (1) Download
  Panadura Zone (11) Download