To be a World Class Engineering Organization
Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau (CECB) was established as a state enterprise by the Government of Sri Lanka in 1973. Presently it is attached to the Ministry of Irrigation.
We have been operating as a self financed State Corporation since inception and are primarily involved in providing Engineering Consultancy, Construction and related services. Our Clients include both Public and Private Sector Institutions. Since 2016, Construction Services are being undertaken by a fully owned subsidiary Central Engineering Services (PVT) Limited (CESL).
We have provided services internationally and have operated in the Maldives, India, East Africa and UK.
Today we have a total staff strength of 1200 of which nearly 900 are in technical trades. Among them are 460 Graduate Engineers.
Our areas of specialization include Hydro Power & Water Resources, Buildings, Health Sector Infrastructure, Roads Bridges & Railways, Ports & Coastal Projects, Environmental Studies. Feasibility Studies and Airports.
CECB has a fully equipped laboratory for testing engineering materials and a Geological Investigations Unit.
“To be a World Class Engineering Organization”
“To be a World Class Engineering Organization, acquiring excellence in Engineering, Architecture and Quantity Surveying, utilizing state of the art technology, with a highly motivated, trained and skilled workforce rewarded appropriately for their contribution in the optimum use of resources for the maximum benefit to mankind”
CECB Corporate Profile
Hydropower & Water Resources
Laboratory Investigation Services
Natural Resource Management & Laboratory Services
Coastal & Marine
Water Supply & Drainage
At the time of its formation, the objective was for CECB to function exclusively as an organization providing consultancy services for large scale water resources projects identified and pursued by the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) mainly based on the Water resources Development Plan of 1959 and the UNDP/FAO Master Plan of 1968.
During its early years CECB was called upon to prepare studies for several of these reservoir projects including Samanalawewa which were given priority.
In 1970, GOSL embarked on the ambitious plan to develop the Mahaweli river basin for hydropower and irrigation over a period of 30 years. In 1978, GOSL decided to accelerate the Mahaweli Development Plan and sought to complete it within a period of 06 years. It required construction of many large reservoirs such as Kothmale, Victoria, Randenigala , MaduruOya and Rantembe in parallel, within a short period.
CECB was called upon to serve as the local counterpart to a diverse group of International Consultants and Contractors mobilized for the accelerated project. It completed this task successfully and received commendations from the Government. Through this involvement CECB was endowed with a well experienced human resource base.
With the completion of accelerated Mahaweli Development programme, CECB embarked upon diversification into sectors other than Water Resources. During the last two decades it gained specialization in Buildings, Roads and Transportation, Ports, Coastal, and Irrigation.
Services provided by CECB were further expanded with the establishment of an engineering laboratory and a geological investigations unit.
The Act of Incorporation of CECB was amended in 1995 for CECB to engage in Design-Build and Turn Key services. Many landmark projects have been completed by CECB since then on Design-Build basis.
The Act of Incorporation was further amended in 1998 allowing CECB to form Limited Liability Companies for specific purposes. In 2003, a fully owned subsidiary company, Central Engineering Services (Pvt) Limited (CESL) was formed. Since 2016, CESL has been tasked with construction services.
Board Of Directors
Board Of Directors
AGM (SPECIAL PROJECTS-1)
Eng. I.R.P. Gunathilaka
BSc Eng., CEng., FIE(SL), MEng (Geotechnical Engineering), Meng (Hydraulics & Environment) M.A. (Archeology), MBA (Management Technology), MSSE (Sri Lanka)
Tel : +94718071056
E-mail :firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
AGM(BP & PM) / AGM (Agri, Land & Water Productivity Enhancement)
Eng. J.A.D.R. Sujith Kumara
B.Sc. Eng., C.Eng., MIE(SL), M.Sc. (Project Management), PG.Dip. (Construction Adjudication) Tel: +94 71 830 1328 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Eng. S. Wijesinghe
BScEng., CEng., MIE(SL), PG.Dip (Archaeology),
MEng (Foundation Engineering & Earth Retaining Systems)
Tel : +94773678314
Eng. N.K. De Silva
B.Sc. Eng. CEng, MIE(SL), M.Sc.(Municipal waste & Infrastructure), PG. Dip (Structural)
Tel: +9477 390 9470
E-mail : email@example.com
Eng. T.N. Thewarapperuma
BScEng., CEng., MIE(SL), PG.Dip (Building Services Engineering)
Tel : +94776281447
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Eng. N.R. Pothuwila
BScEng., CEng., MIE(SL), MSc (Water Resources Management)
Tel : +94777885716
E-mail : email@example.com
Eng. H.R.W.K. Heendeniya
B.Sc. Eng., CEng, MIE(SL)
Tel: +9471 230 0051
BLE,PG.Dip (LR & HR Mgt.) AN.Dip (HRM),AMIMSL,AMCIPM
Tel: +9470 270 3277
Chief Internal Auditor
Tel: +9476 693 7616
Tel: +9471 496 2564
Attorney-at-Law, Notary Public, Company Secretary, Commissioner for Oath LL.B (Sri Lanka), LL.M (Colombo), BSc. (Business Administration)