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Obtaining Permit for Mineral Exploration

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  • Be a Sri Lankan
  • A foreigner who invests in Sri Lanka (having a registered company in Sri Lanka)
  • Should not be a government officer.
  • Should not be a mentally retarded, disable,or a person convicted by a court of law.

Process of Submitting Application

Places from where Application can be Obtained

Head office

Fees Payable for Obtaining Application

Applications issued on free of charge.

Time at which Application should be Submitted

During working hours.

Fees Payable for Obtaining the Service

Depend on numbers of metric grid unit.

Time taken to Provide the Service (Ordinary Service and Priority Service)

Depends on time taken to furnish documents.

Supporting Documents Required

1. A project Proposal.
2. Professional / Technical credentials of project
3. Metrict designation of area requested team.
4. Proof of financial capability to carry out explorations.

Officers in Charge of the Service

Designation Name Division Telephone Fax E-mail
Deputy Director (Excavation)


De Silva

Mining +94-11-2886270 +94-11-2886269
Chief Mining Engineer Mr.L.A. Fernando Mining +94-11-2886290 +94-11-2886269
Registrar Ms. K.A.P.H. Liyanarachchi Mining +94-11-2886288 +94-11-2886269
Registrar T. Dahanayake Mining +94-11-2886289 +94-11-2886269

Exception of Instances Out Side the above Requirement and Special Information.

Format of Application

Form 2.1 (regulation 4.1)

Form 2.3 (regulation 4.3)

Filled Application Form


Organization Information

Geological Survey and Mines Bureau

No 569

Epitamulla Road




Mr. T. Dhanayake
Telephones:+94 11 2886289/2886290/2887820/2887821/2887822/2887823
Fax Nos:+94 11 2886273

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Last Updated On: 2017-05-08 10:56:42
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