The World Town Planning Day Event 2021 and the Launching of the 40th Anniversary Celebrations

The World Town Planning Day Event 2021 and the Launching of the 40th Anniversary Celebrations of ITPSL was held as a hybrid ceremony on 6th November 2021. The Physical event was held at the Grand Oriental Hotel, Colombo. The event emphasized the committed efforts of planners to re-orient the role of town planners being imaginative, path-breaking, socially responsible to face the future with confidence. The ceremony featured Keynote and Guest Speeches, launching of Corporate Plan making, ITPSL Awards and other 40th Anniversary activities, Awarding membership to newly elected Corporate Members and Entertainment events by Young Planners Forum. More than 170 members participated via Zoom Platform, not only members from Sri Lanka but from all over the world. The main sponsors for the event were the Urban Development Authority, Mireka Homes, Prime Lands Home Lands, Thudawa Brothers, Sathuta Builders, Span Towers and J A S Group.


The Institute of Town Planners Sri Lanka (ITPSL) was established in 1982 and incorporated under the provisions of Parliament Act No 23 of 1986 is the professional body responsible for enhancing the Town Planning Profession in Sri Lanka.

The Institute was brought into existence to promote the profession of Town & Country Planning in Sri Lanka and to enhance the standard of the profession in the country in keeping with global trends and developments in this field.

The Institute also plays a lead role in expressing its professional opinion on matters, directly and indirectly, concerned with the urban and regional development of Sri Lanka and has offered its advice and services to the Government, Semi-Government Institutions, and Provincial and Local Authorities.


The Institute of Town Planners’ Sri Lanka (ITPSL) established the young planners’ forum of Sri Lanka (YPF) in 2004, which is the unique affiliated body of the institute that provide professional guidance to the upcoming planning graduates and young planners who are the future strength of national planning development.