Forest Department (Sri Lanka)



The Forest Department (FD) is a government agency under the Ministry of Environment. Its functions are organised under six technical divisions: Forestry Inventory and Management, Environment Management, Social Forestry and Extension, Research and Education, Forest Protection and Law Enforcement, and Planning and Monitoring. The functions of the department are largely governed by the Forest Ordinance and the National Heritage and Wilderness Areas Act. Forest areas administered by FD include forest reserves, conservation forests, multiple use forests, sparse forests, mangroves and plantations. FD is presently the focal point for REDD in Sri Lanka.