The UDA was established by an Act of parliament bearing No 41 of 1978 with a view to promote integrated Planning and implementation of Economic social and physical development of the areas declared by the Minister in-charge of the subject of Urban development. Accordingly UDA has been empowered to function as the key urban planning and implementing agency of the country.

The Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development was established in terms of the provisions Published in the Extra Ordinary Gazette No.1933/13 dated 21st September 2015. The objective of the Ministry is to plan and develop the Western Province of Sri Lanka as a megacity with over 8 million people as a business, communication and logistic hub. For this purpose, government will take actions to ensure the provision of infrastructure, water, sewerage, electricity, housing, and premises for economic, social and religious activities, educational institutions, health services, transport and other essential activities in the province.


JLL is a Professional Services and Investment Management Company specialised in real estate services to clients who occupy and invest in real estate. One of the world’s market leaders, JLL has more than 200 corporate offices in 75 countries. The firm was named ‘Best Property Consultancy’ in three Asia Pacific countries at the International Property Awards Asia Pacific 2013, and won nine Asia Pacific awards in the Euromoney Real Estate Awards 2013.JLL has over 50 years of experience in Asia Pacific, with over 27,500 employees operating in 80 offices in 15 countries across the region.

Pinsent Masons is a full-service global law firm with over 1600 attorneys. The firm ranks amongst the top 75 global law firms and provides a full range of legal services to major international corporations, institutions and public bodies. The firm specialises in providing legal advice to Infrastructure, Energy & Natural Resources, Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Services, and Financial Services Sectors. Pinsent Masons has been active in Asia for over 30 years and has offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore, Doha, Dubai, Istanbul, Munich, and Paris and throughout the UK.
With offices in 158 countries and more than 184,000 personnel, PWC is one of the world’s foremost professional services organisations. PWC is reputed to deliver quality assurance, tax and advisory services and help organisations create the value they’re looking for. In FY13, PWC firms provided services to 421 companies in the Fortune Global 500 and 452 in the FT Global 500.As business advisers, PWC plays a significant role in the operation of the world’s capital markets. PWC takes pride in the fact that their services add value by helping to improve transparency, trust and consistency in business processes.

AECOM is a premier, fully integrated infrastructure and support services company. In terms of revenue, it is ranked #1 among engineering design firms in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings. With a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves with approximately 45,000 employees – a Fortune 500 Company, in Asia alone, AECOM has its presence in more than 50 offices, serving clients in exceeding 150 countries around the world.AECOM already has their feet in Sri Lanka as they led the design of Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport and the Second International Airport of Sri Lanka at Hambantota.

Atkins is one of the world’s leading design, engineering and project management consultancies, spread across the five continents. In terms of ranking, Atkins is the 15th largest global design firm and the 3rd largest multidisciplinary consultancy in Europe.From skyscrapers to upgrading of a rail network, modelling of a flood defence system or improvement of a management process, Atkins plans, designs and enables solutions.

Atkins’ clients, include national and local governments as well as the commercial sector. Atkins views all its projects in the context of the communities in which they are delivered.

Sweco is the Nordic region’s leading consulting engineering company in sustainable engineering and design. Their engineers, architects and environmental experts develop sustainable and value-creating solutions for clients and society.With the market’s widest range of services for urban planning, Sweco has a crucial competitive edge. When planning housing development, their architects have access to leading expertise in areas such as structural engineering and building service systems from the start. A composite approach adopted by them helps produce solutions that are sustainable from an environmental, social and economic perspective.

Sweco contributes expertise through all phases of the client’s project, from a blank slate to the main deliverables.

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