Land Survey Council


This page provides Registered Surveyors and Trainee Surveyors with links to forms, various publications and a host of other useful information as well as providing links to relevant legislation.

Historical Documents

1. The proclamation made by the then Governor Fredrick North to establish the Survey Department of Ceylon in 1800.
2. The Surveyors ordinance No. 15 of 1889 now superseded by Survey Act No. 17 of 2002
3. A list of all past Surveyors General from 1800.

Accredited Surveyors

A list of all Registered Surveyors and Registered Licensed Surveyors who are accredited to do surveys under Title Registration Act. (Link to Survey Department Website page for Accredited Surveyors)

Past Question Papers

Past question papers of exams regarding Registration and Licensing.

On-line forms

Plan Issuing Register and Field Book

The Registered Licensed Surveyors who wish to purchase Plan Issuing Register and Field Books could order them from the LSC (Not ready yet).


Reciprocating Surveying Institutes/ Associations

Universities/ Institutions


1. Registration FeeRs. 5,000/-
2. Annual Practising Licence FeeRs. 3,800/-(including Rs. 300/- Stamp Duty/Tax)
3.Licence Renewal FeeRs. 3,800/-(including Rs. 300/- Stamp Duty/Tax)
4.CPD Course FeeRs. 2,500/-(For each course)
5.Plan Issuing RegisterRs. 500/-(*First time issuing free)
6.A bundle of 06 Field Books
(with 28 pages in each for EDM or conventional)
Not ready(including Postage)

LSC Circulars

  1. Circular No 1/2015
  2. Circular No 1/2016
  3. Circular No 1/2017
  4. LSC Circular No 2/2017
  5. LSC Circular No 3/2017
  6. LSC Circular No 4/2017
  7. Guideline to Registered Licensed Surveyors (English Version)
  8. Guideline to Registered Licensed Surveyors (Sinhala Version)
  9. Circular No: 1/2018
  10. Circular No: 1/2019
  11. Circular No 1/2020
  12. Guide line for applying APL-2021
  13. Circular No 1/2021
  14. Guide line for applying APL-2022