Invitation for Expression of Interest for Investment in Beach Mineral Sand Based Value Added Products

Lanka Mineral Sands Limited (LMSL), a fully government owned company hereby invites local and international investors who have experience in technology and marketing of beach mineral sand based value added products to forward Expressions of Interest for a direct foreign investment or a joint-venture with LMSL for the following project:

Manufacturing and marketing or value added products (at least but not limited to those mentioned in paragraph 4 of the Information Summary document) and finished products using beach mineral sands such as Ilmenite, Rutile, Zircon etc. available in Sri Lanka.

For further information, please see here.


Handing Over of Chairmanship of the Asia Pacific Group

After completion of a successful term as the Chairperson of the Asia Pacific Group, H.E. Mrs. Priyanee Wijesekara, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in Vienna handed over the Asia Pacific Group Chairmanship to H.E. the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Royal Kingdom of Thailand on 11 July 2017 at the United Nations Headquarters in Vienna.

Prescription (Special provisions) Act No. 05 of 2016

The Prescription (Special Provisions) Act No. 05 of 2016 was brought into operation in April 2016 to provide special legal provisions for persons who were unable to institute court proceedings to recover their immovable property including land, due to the terrorist activities in Sri Lanka during the period from 1 May 1983 to 18 May 2009.

According to the Act, if any person who had a valid legal claim ( as rightful owner of the property) to any immovable property including land was a ‘disadvantaged person’ (the Act defines a" disadvantaged person' as a person who was unable to pursue his rights in a court in which he was by law enabled to pursue such rights, as a result of the circumstances which prevailed due to the activities of any militant terrorist group during the period commencing on May 1st, 1983 and ending on May 18th, 2009) such a person could claim his/her property despite it being possessed or occupied by another person who claims ownership through prescription.
Section 4 of the Act provides that a 'disadvantaged person' is entitled to benefit from the Act within two years after the date of operation. As the date of operation was 26 April 2016 (being the date of the Speaker's certification) the said stipulated time period expires on 26 April 2018.

Therefore, if any person is interested in reclaiming his/her/their property through the provisions of this Act, such claim ought to be brought before 26 April 2018.
Trilingual electronic copies of the Act are available under the following links:

Members of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka too are notified of the contents of this Act. If a person wishes to pursue legal action in terms of this Act, he/she could seek legal advice.


The Cabinet Appointed Negotiations Committee on behalf of the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (GOSL), intends to obtain Expression of Interest (EOI) from National/International Firms/Joint Ventures to shortlist experienced and capable applicants as eligible Investors to submit the Expression of Interest for the construction of Four Lane Elevated Highway from New Kelani Bridge to Rajagiriya with link to Baseline road at Dematagoda.on Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) basis for maximum concession period of 30 years by investing self-financing .The investor is expected to collect toll fee from the users of this highway to recover the investment.

The Length of the proposed elevated highway is 6.9 Km. and need to complete the project within 30 months from the date of letter of award. The lands required for construction is made available to implementer / Investor in phase out basis as per the contract agreement.

The tasks involves in the Project are carrying out Survey and investigation, Designing, Construction, Supervision, Financing, Procurement, Operation, Maintenance and Transfer of Facility.

The interest parties should submit an Expression of Interest as per the format given in the EOI document.Details of Expressways and National Highway network in Sri Lanka are available in and EOI document could be collected from the address given below or downloaded from the above two websites from 13.07.2017 to 23.08.2017.

Project Director
Elevated Highways Project
Road Development Authority
No 200, Pannipitiya Road
Sri Lanka
Contact Tel : +94112882992/ +94112889533
Fax : +94112878019
Email :

In the instance of submission of EOI, on the outer envelope of the EOI application, “Elevated Highway from New Kelani Bridge to Rajagiriya” should be indicated and also the applicants name, address and contact details. The EOI application, in one (1) original, one(1) copy and one(1) soft copy should be delivered on or before 14.00Hrs.on 24.08.2017 to the address given below.

The Chairman
Cabinet Appointed Negotiation Committee
C/O Secretary, Ministry of Higher Education and Highways
8th Floor, Maganeguma Mahamedura,
No 216, Denzil Kobbekaduwa Mawatha
Sri Lanka

The Chairman
Cabinet Appointed Negotiation Committee
Ministry of Higher Education and Highways

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