Galle Municipal Council – Laws and Regulations

04. Registration of Business Names within Galle Fort (Rules and regulations applied by the Divisional Secretary’s Office, Galle Four Gravets)

Rules and Regulations imposed by the Divisional Secretary’s Office, Galle Four Gravets in  regard to Registration of Business Names, Renting of Grounds and Constructions and Development Activities within Galle Fort


  1. When applications are received for registration of business names within Galle Fort, such applications are referred for approval to the Galle Heritage Planning Sub-Committee by the Divisional Secretary.
  2. If the land to be rented is either state land or land, the possession of which has been handed over by State for some purpose, the Divisional Secretary should be informed and he will take further action in terms of relevant circulars and due process.
  3. If it is intended to carry out construction or development on a state land, it should be land the possession of  which has been handed over according to due process.  If it is land which has not been handed over according to due process, action will be taken under Repossession of State Lands Act No. 07 of 1979, to take back possession of such land. 
  4. In regard to development proposals within Galle Fort, such proposals should be submitted to the Divisional Secretary after obtaining the approval of the Galle Heritage Planning Sub Committee.


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