One of the major constraints in setting up industries in the rural sector has been the difficulties experienced in finding suitable locations to set up industries and the needs to incur heavy capital expenditure initially on land and infrastructure facilities which are basic requirements for starting up industries. In order to facilitate them, Industrial Estates have been already set up throughout the country under the Industrial Estates Division with infrastructure facilities such as:

  • Developed plots & readymade building
  • Internal roads
  • Water storage and distribution system
  • Internal electricity distribution system
  • Telecommunication
  • Sewage and Industrial waste water disposal system (drains, manholes, pumping stations etc)
  • 24 hours security service

Existing Industrial Estates and Sites in under the Industrial Development Board

Present Position of the Industrial Estate
Industrial
Estate
District Total
Units/Plots
No. of
Plots Occupied
No. of
Plots Vacant
No. of Industries
Projects
No. of Industries
Functioning
No. of
Employed
No. of Industries
not Functioning
Factory Units
Ekala Gampaha 44 44 - 36 36 761 -
Pallekelle Kandy 36 36 - 24 23 840 1
Sub Total 80 80 - 60 58 1591 1
Developed Plots
Panaluwa Colombo 28 28 - 24 22 282 2
Ekala Gampaha 46 46 - 31 24 1675 8
Horana Kalutara 70 70 - 17 13 1334 8
Wavulugala Kalutara 13 13 - 13 13 205 -
Baddegama Galle 16 16 - 15 7 22 8
Beliatta Hambantota 18 18 - 14 11 425 3
Pussella Rathnapura 29 29 - 14 8 103 8
Buttala Monaragala 22 17 5 17 7 78 10
Kotagala Nuwara Eliya 55 48 7 12 6 88 17
Galigamuwa Kegalle 14 11 3 9 7 101 2
Pallekelle Kandy 71 71 - 45 42 1262 5
Kaludewala Matale 45 45 - 22 18 220 5
Mihintale Anuradhapura 35 35 - 35 4 20 31
Negampaha Anuradhapura 44 8 36 7 1 3 7
Pannala Kurunegala 34 33 1 21 17 173 8
Lunuvila Puttlam 18 18 - 14 11 274 4
Poonthottum Vavuniya 64 54 10 26 16 60 23
Atchchuvely Jaffna 23 14 9 9 5 82 6
Sub Total 647 558 71 337 226 6454 155
TOTAL 725 654 71 405 291 8008 156

Selection of Entrepreneurs

Since the entrepreneurs are not necessarily motivated by profit but regard it as a standard for measuring achievement or success, the Industrial Estates Division allocates developed plots and readymade buildings to prospective entrepreneurs considering the points obtained at the interview along with the recommendations given by the Panel of Interview following a standard rule.

Considered,

  • Focuses on recognizing a business opportunity, starting a business based on the recognized opportunity, and operating and maintaining that business.
  • Improving employability
  • Export-oriented industrialization following the trade, economic, exporting etc
  • Using technology to maximize business productivity
  • Increasing Profits and Enjoyment with Value-Added Products (Eco-friendly Products etc)
Allocation of readymade buildings and land plots

The IDB under its conditions of which plots of lands or buildings are allocated for the entrepreneurs for setting up of their industries by signing of Lease Agreements with the tenants as mentioned below,

Leasehold rights

  • Readymade Buildings - 20years
  • Plots of lands - 30 years
  • Monthly or yearly rental will be fixed on the basis of Government Chief Valuer's valuation
  • Extent of the land depends on the particular industry
  • Obtaining environmental approvals for projects

Contact - Director (Industrial Estates)


: +94 112 632 157
: idbestate[at]gmail.com

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