"Mitigating and Reversing Climate Change"

on 2st April, 2024 

An awareness program was conducted with the participation of 153 girls of Ganemulla Hemamali College to reduce and eliminate climate change.

Workshop on Hand Washing and Hygiene

on 1st April, 2024 

Hand washing and hygiene workshop involving managers of UDA flats and active community leaders with resource contribution from UNICEF

"Commencement of duties at Settlement Development Authority 2024"

on 1st January, 2024 

"සියනෑ" children's painting competition

on 07th October, 2023 

With align to World Habitat Day 2023 celebrations “Siyana children’s painting competition” was held on 07th October, 2023 at Gampaha Udugamipala Senarat Paranavitana National School. About 500 children from many schools across the island participated to this competition. Each participating child was given a set of painting equipment.

A scholarship workshop for grade five children

on 19th October, 2023 

Conducting a scholarship workshop for grade five children on 19.10.2023 at the settlement of Kaduwela Boralugoda for 78 students . This was organized on the request of the Community Association.

The selection of the winners of the short video film competition

The selection of the winners of the short video film competition conducted by the authority in conjunction with the World Habitat Day was done by a panel of experts today at the auditorium of the  authority.


The Urban Settlement Development Authority (USDA),which was established in 2008 by Parliament Act No. 36 of 2008, is an institution functioning under the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing. The formulation of national policy in relation to urban settlement development and ensuring implementation of such policy, along with the provision of improvements to the living conditions of people in underserved settlements, are the interconnected twin objectives of the establishment of USDA.


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