To ensure that all Sri Lankans benefit from the petroleum resources of the country by managing the industry in an equitable, safe and environmentally sustainable manner.


Design and monitor fiscal regimes that meet the country's evolving economic needs, matching them with a stable, efficient regulatory framework that attracts investment and encourages knowledge transfer, until the last economic reserves are produced.


The Petroleum Resources Development Secretariat (PRDS) was established under the Petroleum Resources Act, N0 26 of 2003. The mandate of the Secretariat includes discharge of such functions as are to be assigned to it from time to time, by the Cabinet of Ministers. The Secretariat shall also act for and on behalf of the State for all purposes related to Petroleum Resources Agreements entered into with the State. The PRDS has also been assigned much of the functions of the Petroleum Resources Development Committee (PRDC) which it is directed to assist through the Act.


Petroleum Resources Development Committee formulates policies and prepare plans for promoting the development of Petroleum Resources in Sri Lanka.

Mr. Sunil Hettiarachchi - Chairman

Secretary, Ministry of Highways & Road Development and Petroleum Resources Development

Dr. R.H.S. Samaratunga - Member

Secretary, Ministry of Finance & Mass Media

Mr. Hemasiri Fernando - Member

Secretary, Ministry of Defense

Dr. B.M.S. Batagoda - Member

Secretary, Ministry of Power, Energy and Business Development

Mr. Anura Dissanayake - Member

Secretary, Ministry of Mahaweli Development & Environment

Mr. K.D.S. Ruwanchandra - Member

Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Development