The map was released by the Survey Department in the presence of the Minister of Lands and Parliamentary Reforms Gayantha Karunathilake.
A new map of Sri Lanka is being released after nearly 20 years.
Survey General of Sri Lanka P.M.P. Udayakantha said that the new map encompasses the Chinese built port city project and the Hambantota port.
The port city and the Hambantota port have changed the look of Sri Lanka and required a new map.
The port city, a new city under construction, seeks to reclaim 269 hectares of land adjacent to the Galle Face.
Land reclamation for the project is expected to be completed next year before construction begins on the new city.
Udayakantha said that the new map produced by the 1:500 ratio also includes the Moragahakanda reservoir and the new highways in Sri Lanka.
He said that the new map will see more changes over the next few years as the landscape of Sri Lanka continues to change with major development projects underway. (Colombo Gazette)
Report by Indika Sri Aravinda