The WRB was established in 1966 by the parliament Act No. 29 of 1964 and presently operating under Ministry of Irrigation and Agriculture
"Adequate access to clean and safe water for all."
Our aim is to conserve and sustainably utilize water resources of the country by using new technologies and management tools. Hence, the services of the WRB extends to develop the water resources to meet the growing demands of the country in domestic, industrial and agricultural sectors.
Although, Sri Lanka is not considered as a water scarce country, in particular to groundwater, quantity, quality and availability of groundwater has started to deteriorate due to increasing human activities. This undesirable groundwater deterioration relates to land subsidence and seawater intrusion; coincides with urban development and excessive groundwater extraction. WRB is dedicated to research and training people to address these groundwater issues in the country.
WORLD WATER DAY - YEAR 2017
World Water Day of year 2017 was celebrated under the theme of 'Sustainable Protection and Conservation of Water ...Read More...
PUBLISHED BOOKS BY WATER RESOURCES BOARD
A limited numbers of printed books are now available free of charge at the Colombo head office of Water Resources Board. Any government organization can collect a printed copy of each book. The books available are as follows.
1. Research Studies Findings & Recommendations (Years 2011 - 2015) - English Version
2. Sinhala Version of Above Book
3. Workshop on " Importance of Groundwater Monitoring in Sri Lanka", Volume - 03
4. Workshop on " ISSUES & SOLUTIONS: Groundwater Resources Management in Sri Lanka", Volume - 02
WORLD WATER DAY AT BMICH
Water Resources Board is going to be held World Water Day Ceremony & Conference at BMICH, Colombo-07 on 22nd March 2017. The Chief Guest for this event is President of Sri Lanka His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena.
Vacancies for the post of Hydrogeologist
Applications are invited from Citizens of Sri Lanka for the Posts of Hydrogeologists at Water Resources Board and more details...Read More...
Sports & Physical Health Promotion Week
The ceremony of the Sports and Physical Health promotion...Read More...
The vacancies for the Posts of Assistant Drilling Superintendents
Applications are invited from the qualified citizens of Sri Lanka for the posts of Assistant Drilling Superintendents at Water Resources Board. Read More...
Chairman at Sirasa TV
Chairman of Water Resources Board - Eng. A.C.M. Zulficar was participated to the Sirasalindaya Programme on 19.01.2017. Click following link to watch the program .
Chairman at a Press Conference
Chairman of Water Resources Board was at a press conference on 18.01.2017. It can be watched clicking following lnk.
Seven day pirith ceremony at Katharagama Kiri Vehera
A seven-day pirith ceremony was held by the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources Management at the Katharagama...Read More...
Chairman at the 'Ayubowan Subha Dawasak' on Rupavahini
The program 'Ayubowan Subha Dawasak' of Rupavahini was telecasted with the participation of Mr. R.M.W. Rathnayake - Secretary of the Ministry of Irrigation & Water Resources Management and Eng. A.C.M. Sulficar - Chairman of Water Resources Board on 25-11-2016. This program can be watched clicking following link.
The Birth Day of Hon. Minister
The Birth Day of Hon. Gamini Vijith Wijaymuni Soyza - the Minister of Irrigation & Water Resources Management falls today (01.11.2016).
To celebrate the birth day of Hon. Minister, employees of Water Resources Board are going to offer an almsgiving on 02nd November, 2016 to the Lorris Children Home which is an orphanage located at the Siridhamma Mawatha, Colombo - 10.
AGM of Seva Vanitha Society
Annual General Meeting of the Seva Vanitha Society of Water Resources Board (WRB) was held at...Read More...
Vacancies to be filled at Water Resources Board
Applications are invited from citizens of Sri Lanka for the following posts in Water Resources Board.
1. Accountant (MM - 1-1) (Post – 01)
2. Engineer (Civil) (MM - 1-1) (Post – 02)
3. Transport Officer (JM - 1-1) (Post – 01)
4. Administration Officer (JM - 1-1) (Post – 01)
5. Accounts Officer (JM - 1-1) (Post – 01)
6. Accounts Assistant (MA - 2-2) (Post – 02)
7. Motor Mechanic (PL - 3)
(Heavy Vehicle & Machinery) (Post – 02)
Clicking following link 'vacancies', further details can be downloaded.
Construction of a Deep Tube Well at the Kochchipathana Viharaya, Sithulpawwa
Construction of a deep tube well was ceremonially initiated by Hon. Gamini Vijith Wijayamuni Soyza - the Minister...Read More...
Rehabilitation Works conducted at the Flood Affected Areas
Large nos. of water wells and blocked water ways were cleaned and cleared by Water Resources Board last few days...Read More...
Two nos. of videos under the Flood Disaster Rehabilitation Project
Various jobs carried-out by Water Resources Board under the Flood Disaster Rehabilitation Project were...Read More...
A Special Project for Flood Affected Areas
The Flood Disaster Rehabilitation Project was launched by the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources...Read More...
Opening Ceromony of the Northern Provincial Office at Jaffna
The Northern Provincial office of Water Resources Board was ceremoniously opened by the Minister of Irrigation and Water ..Read More...
The Foundation Stone Laying Ceremonies at Anuradhapura, Vavuniya and Omanthai and a video of Chairman's Speech
The Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony for a new laboratory building at the northern central provincial office...Read More...
The 50th Anniversary Celebration and Videos
The 50th anniversary of Water Resources Board was held at BMICH on 21st March, 2016...Read More
Messages for the 50th Anniversary of Water Resources Board
Messages received from the Hon. Minister, Hon. State Minister, Secretary and Chairman of Water Resources Board...Read More
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Water Resources Board (1966-2016)
With the participation of His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena, the 50th Anniversary of Water Resources Board (1966 -2016) is going to be held at BMICH Read More...
Poison-Free Agricultural Trade Exhibition at BMICH
The Poison-Free Agricultural Educational Trade Exhibition organized under the programme “Toxin Free Nation” was being held ...Read More
Sports & Physical Health Promotion Week
The ceremony of the Sports and Physical Health promotion programme organized by the Water Resources Board (WRB) held...Read More
Opening of Deep Tube Well at Gurugammanaya
A deep tube well was opened by Hon. Gamini Vijith Wijayamuni Soyza - Minister of Irrigation & Water Resources Management ...Read More
Hon. Minister's Arrival
Hon. Gamini Vijith Vijayamuni Soyza - Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management attended to the simple ceremony...Read More
Almsgiving to the Orphanage
To celebrate the birth day of Hon. Gamini Vijith Vijayamuni Soyza - the Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management...Read More
Awareness Program at Badulla under Dam-Safety and Water Resources planning Project
Under Dam Safety and Water Resources Planning Project-Additional Financing (DSWRPP-AF), Water Resources Board...Read More
Workshop on “Importance of Groundwater Monitoring in Sri Lanka”: Third National Water Resources Management Workshop
Third National Workshop on “Importance of Groundwater Monitoring in Sri Lanka” under...Read More
Several Programs Attended by Hon. Minister
Hon. Gamini Vijith Wijayamuni Zoysa, Minister of Irrigation attended to several programs...Read More
New offices of Water Resources Board
New offices of Water Resources Board were ceremonially opened by Hon. Gamini Vijith Wijayamuni Zoysa, Minister of Irrigation...Read More
National Workshop : “The Importance of Groundwater Monitoring Network in Sri Lanka”
Third national workshop on “The Importance of Groundwater Monitoring Network in Sri Lanka” is going to be held at BMICH on 17th July 2015 and its program...Read More
Project areas under additional funding of groundwater monitoring component under DSWRPP – component 02
Groundwater monitoring network was established at several identified Divisional Secretariat areas in the districts of Anura...Read More
Vacancies for the posts of Hydrogeologist, Technical Assistants (Civil), Motor Mechanics and Heavy Machinery Mechanics
Applications are invited from Citizens of Sri Lanka for the following Posts in Water Resources Board and more details...Read More
New Chairman and Directors
Mr. A.C.M. Zulficar assumed duties as new chairman of Water Resources Board on...Read More