RPCs are important contributors to the Gross Domestic Product in Sri Lanka through their tea and rubber plantations. They account for a high consumption of biomass resources for energy and should align gradually to maintain their own fuel wood bank. RPCs experience a long process in receiving approvals for harvesting of timber and fuel wood at present. Hence as a commercial sector, RPCs are hesitated to invest in ground to develop the fuel wood sector. To address the issues faced by the RPCs, Plantation Management and Monitoring Division (PMMD) of the Ministry of Plantation Industries organized a residential stakeholder workshop under the GEF/UNDP/FAO funded project ‘Promoting Sustainable Biomass Energy Production and Modern Bio-Energy Technologies in Sri Lanka’ on Citrus Hotel, Hikkaduwa on 28th – 30th November 2016. The objective of the workshop was to obtain inputs on the shortcomings of the current Forest Management Plan and to propose effective implementing and monitoring arrangements to ensure smooth implementation of commercial/conservation forestry management in the plantation sector. A draft circular and a guideline were prepared which are to be finalized by the Secretaries of the relevant ministries in order to be issued as a joint circular.