Construction Industry Development Authority

State Ministry of Rural Housing and Construction & Building Materials Industries Promotion

Construction Equipment Operator Training Programs

The Construction Equipment Operator Training College (OTC) is the leading government institute in the field of operator training; having over 35 years of experience, and it is situated at Galkulama, Anradhapura.  OTC is operated by CIDA under the Ministry of Housing and Construction.  A sub centre of OTC is newly established at Weerawila to cater the training requirement of Southern area.


Benefits of having Systematic Operator Training

  • Effective training on correct and scientific operating procedures
  • Increasing productivity
    • Fuel saving and time saving
    • Increasing  durability and reliability of machinery and reducing maintenance cost
    • Consistent service through minimizing breakdowns
  • Internationally recognized certification by Construction Industry Development Authority
  • NVQ Certification can be obtained on request

Basic knowledge on systems of construction equipment and maintenance is included to the training programs and more prioritized on practical operations (70%) in the field. Accommodation and safety overall will be given to the trainees at free of charge.

  Course Name   Duration Days Course fee (Rs.)
01. Basic Construction Equipment Operator Training BaCEM 05 5,000.00
02. Light Equipment Operator Training LEO 06 5,500.00
03. Tractor Operator Training T 05 5,000.00
04. Self Propelled Vibrator Roller Operator Training SPVR 05 15,000.00
05. Backhoe Loader Operator Training LB 10 30,000.00
06. Wheel Loader Operator Training WL 10 38,000.00
07. Hydraulic Excavator Operator Training HE 15 40,250.00
08. Motor Grader Operator Training MG 15 40,250.00
09. Crawler Tractor Operator Training CT 15 40,250.00
10. Mobile Crane Operator Training MC 10 35,250.00
11. Dump Truck Driver Training DT 10 16,750.00
12. Plant Transporter Operator Training PT 10 33,000.00
13. Fork Lift Operator Training FLT 10 16,000.00
14. Skid Steer Loader SL 05 15,000.00
15. Truck Mounted Crane TMC 05 14,750.00
16. Plant Management PM As per requirement


The training programs conducted at OTC, Weerawila,

  • Backhoe Loader
  • Hydraulic Excavator
  • Wheel Loader
Training Application English - Sinhala -
OTC Leaflet


Construction Equipment Operator Training College

Construction Industry Development Authority

Galkulama, Anuradhapura.

025-2050520, 025-2050521





  • Construction Industry Development Authority
  • "Savsiripaya", 123, Wijerama Mawatha,
  • Colombo 07. Sri Lanka.
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