About Lanka Mineral Sands Limited

ka Mineral Sands Limited which is a company fully owned by the Government of Sri Lanka is the successor to Ceylon Mineral Sands Corporation Which was established in 1957 under the Industrial Corporation act. The functions of the company are to do mining, processing and exporting of heavy mineral beach sands. In 1992 this corporation was converted as Lanka Mineral Sands Limited as a fully government owned company.

This company is controlled by the Ministry of State Resources and Enterprise Development. The company Head office located at Colombo and processing plant is located in Pulmoddai in the eastern coast of Sri Lanka. About six hundred employees work in this company. There are seven departments in the head office. Many welfare facilities given to the employees by the company.

To be one of the leading foreign earners in the country.

To optimize the worth of heavy mineral beach sand and other natural resources accessible to the company.



  • In 1957 Ceylon Mineral Sand s Corporation was established.
  • In 1961 limenite Processing Plant was founded.
  • In 1963 started commercial level production.
  • In 1968 started Rutile & Zircon production.
  • In 1992 this corporation was converted as Lanka Mineral Sands Limited as a fully government owned company.


A Mineral Sands Limited at Pulmudei has been established in 1957 under the Industrial Corporate Act and by now it is in operation for more than five decades. Lanka Mineral Sands Ltd has the most valuable resource in Sri Lanka which could be even compared to petroleum resource in terms of economical value.
Mr. S.S. Miyanawala
Mr. Dishan W. Goonasekara

Tel No : 00 94 11 2883968 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 00 94 11 2883968 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Mobile : 0777 260068
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Mr. H.G. Sirisena


Principle Activities

The objectives in the accordance with the memorandum and articles of association of Lanka Mineral Sands Limited provide the Board Directors.

  • To do mining, separation, refining and processing heavy mineral sands.
  • To do manufacture and sale of any product of commercial or industrial value from heavy beach sands and any product derived there prompt.
  • To manufacture and sale of any by product which may be produced as a result of the refining and processing heavy beach mineral sands.