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As the oldest Government Department of Sri Lanka, established on 2nd August 1800, the Sri Lanka Survey Department (SLSD) is the National Surveying & Mapping Organization pioneering the fields such as Land Surveying, Satellite Remote Sensing (RS),Global PositioningSystem(GPS),Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Land Information Systems (LIS), Airborne Remote Sensing and  Photogrammetric activities in Sri Lanka.Those fields were become more IT contributed fields today as the fast development of technology, and most of them were just theoretical concepts at the last decade of the 20th century.Also the recently established two branches in the SLSD, namely Geo.Names (Geographical names) and NSDI (National Spatial Data Infrastructure) play a significant role to share the land related information cooperating with other interested organizations in the country.Presently, the department is well equipped with latest technology. The strength of the department is exceeding about 5000 staff including technically qualified and dedicated personnel in above fields. Surveyor General is the head of the department and head of the Surveying and Mapping profession. Also Surveyor General is the Chairman of the Land Survey Council (established under the Survey Act No: 17 of year 2002) which is the legally accepted body to regulate private Surveyors in Sri Lanka.
During the last 214 years, under the leadership of 46 Surveyor Generals, as the National Surveying & Mapping organization and as an initiative activator in any land development activity of the country, Survey Department has earned much acclaim for preparation of plans, maps and Land/Geo Information in high quality using up to date technology available.
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Three awards received by the Survey Department in National Productivity Award Competition in 2015.

1.Provincial Surveyor General Office-North Western - 3rd Place

2.Surveyor Generals Office - Special Commendation

3.Institute of Surveying & Mapping - Special Commendation

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Last Upadate: 2014/03/31

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