EDBWP was incorporated on 01st of July 2011 by the Western Province Economic Development Bureau Statute, No 09 of 2010 under the purview of Western Province Chief secretary’s Office . The first board of directors under the leadership of Chairperson Mr Asela Perera and the Director/CEO Mr Janaka Kolonnage being a tower of strength gave a noteworthy contribution to the daunting task of shaping the future of Bureau admist many challenges and over a short time span EDBWP has been able to register a renowned name in the sphere of Western Provincial Council.
Strong economic growth is the key to shared prosperity and alleviation of poverty. So the main effort of the Bureau would be to ensure the wellbeing of people by developing and expanding economic & social infrastructure , contributing to promote production and providing all services, and thereby generating employment opportunities in the Western Province.
At present strengthened by the support and guidance of Ministry of Local Government, Economic Promotion, Power & Energy, Environmental Affairs, Water Supply & Drainage and Tourism of Western Province, the Bureau continues to play its visionary role with the concerted support of all other stakeholders and has been able to generate over 600 employment opportunities so far from the projects it is currently operating.