SPS Activities

School of Postgraduate Studies (SPS)


School of Postgraduate Studies (SPS) was set up in 2003 to undertake all the Postgraduate degree awarding activities of SLIDA and accordingly SPS embarked on conducting Master of Public Management (MPM) courses from the year 2004.  This two year programme has been designed to cater to the increasing demand of both public and private sector organizations for innovative and entrepreneurial managerial cadre for fast changing and challenging job opportunities.  This MPM course is among the most sought after postgraduate management courses in Sri Lanka due to its uniqueness in course content, applicability, theory as well as practical exercises, contribution of resource persons and course fees etc.  following main functions are carried out by the MPM.

  • New Intake of MPM

At present the 18th batch of the MPM course 2019-2021 is being conducted and the Academic Sessions commenced from the 29th August 2020 at SLIDA.

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  • Public Lecture Series

A series of public lectures are arranged targeted at the MPM postgraduate course participants and others to enhance their knowledge on current topics.

Facilitating Entrepreneurial Orientation in Sri Lanka

Mrs. Nirmali Perera, Head of HR & Administration – SDB Bank

Mr. Premachandra Wickramasinghe, Head of SME – SDB Bank

 * Administrative Decision Making – Human Right Perspective 

Dr. Prathibha Mahanamahewa, Professor of Law, Dean Law, Faculty of Law, University of Technology Jamaica, West Indies

Leadership in Practice

General Daya Ratnayake (Retd.)

* Private sector best practices: Lessons for public sector

Mr. Thilak Piyadigama, Chief Executive Officer, SDB bank

A Culture of  “Working for the Country”

Prof.(Dr.).DA.C.Silva, University of Colombo