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CECB provided multi disciplinary engineering consultancy services for water resources development projects and was at the forefront of some of the major development projects in Sri Lanka.

During 1973 -1977

Investigations of Kandakadu scheme, Kothmale hydropower project and MaduruOya reservoir project.

During 1977-1988

CECB served as a key institution in the implementation of the Accelerated Mahaweli Ganga Development Programme (Objective - increase the agricultural production and hydro-power generation by implementing five major projects, namely the Maduru-Oya, Kotmale, Victoria, Randenigala and Rantembe).�

CECB provided counterpart services in the implementation of these major multi billion rupee schemes and the Bureau was associated with international consultants such as Sir William Halcrow and Partners, Messrs Kennedy & Donkin, Sir Alexander Gibb and Partners in the United Kingdom, Salzgitter Consult GmbH, and Hydrotechnik Gmb in Germany, Electrowatt Engineering Services Ltd. Switzerland. CECB developed strong engineering competence and expertise through these associations.

The Bureau was also responsible for the design and supervision of all project related infrastructure (access roads, bridges, buildings and water supply) associated with these major hydropower and Irrigation projects.

Water resources planning studies of comprehensive nature for Menik Ganga Diversion project, Uma Oya multi-purpose project, Yan Oya Reservoir Project and Kalu Ganga reservoir project.


The Bureau is a highly respected and well established institution with a solid long term record in the planning and execution of water resources development projects.

The implementation of the current Projects like Upper Kotmale Hydropower Project, Feasibility Study (including EIA studies) of the Moragolla Hydropower Project, Consultancy services for Deduru Oya Small Hydropower Project and Basnagoda Reservoir Project continues to ensure the dominant role of the CECB in the field of Water Resource Development.

We have now entered to regions beyond our Sri Lankan borders and provide consultancy services in East Africa (Rwanda, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda).

Staff Officers incharge of the Service
Addl. General Manager
Deputy General Manager
Eng. T.D. Wickramarathne
Eng.(Ms.) P.S.F. Siriwardane
Water Resourses
Water Resourses

Organization Information

Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau

No. 415,

Bauddhaloka Mawatha,

Colombo 07.

Eng. K.L.S. Sahabandu
Fax Nos:011687369

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