Introduction of About Us


Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration (SLIDA) is the premier public sector training organization in Sri Lanka, for the development of knowledge and improvement of skills in Public Administration and Management.  In addition to management training activities the SLIDA also undertakes Management Consultancy Services and Research to develop identifiable functional areas of management as well as review and improve organizational systems. This is a body corporate established under the Parliamentary Act No. 09 of 1982.

The main objectives of the institute constitute.

  1. Development through Training, Knowledge, skills and behavior in public officers.
  2. Organizing training courses in the fields of management and public administration and award certificates/ diplomas.
  3. Developing a competent cadre of supervisory staff throughout public service.
  4. Assisting public sector agencies in reviewing and improving their organizational management systems.
  5. Undertaking consultancy assignments and research activities etc.

In order to carry out these functions, we have a highly competitive, and trained team of experts specialized in different fields of management skills.  As such SLIDA is in a unique position in the areas of training, management consultancy and research activities.


The Governing Council is the apex body of the organization where all policy matters are decided. The Director General assisted by three Additional Directors General form the executive arms of SLIDA.  The Additional Directors General are directly responsible for;

  1. Training, Research and Consultancies.
  2. Post Graduate studies.
  3. Corporate Affairs.

Consultants with specialization on subject mattes are grouped into centers and each center functions under a Head, In conducting training programs, management consultancies or research studies, the required specialists are chosen from the respective centers to carry out the required task.

In addition the services of external resource persons too are obtained depending on the professional skills and subject specializations.

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