CPSC Membership

Partner Ministry/Organization Department of Technical Education and Training (DTET)
Liaison Officer Mrs. P.N.K. Malalasekera
Director General
Department of Technical Education and Training
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Recent Programs Held in the Country 2015: In-Country Program on Institutional Management. December 15-19, 2015.
2013: In-Country Program on Total Quality Management. December 2-6, 2013.
2012: In-Country program on Training Needs Analysis. December 10-14, 2012.
2011: (1) Special In-Country Program on Champion Leaders’ Development Program for TVET Skills for Poverty Alleviation. March 28-April 2, 2011. (2) In-Country program on Research and Development. December 19-23, 2011.
Ambassador H.E. Aruni Ranaraja
Ambassador of Sri Lanka
Address of Embassy/Consulate in Manila No. 505 Rizal Drive
No. 150, 7th Floor, G.C. Corporate Plaza
Legaspi Street, Legaspi Village
Makati City, Philippines


GDP (billions) $82.238 billion (Nominal: 67th, 2016 est.)
GDP Per Capita $3,849 (nominal; 2016)
Currency Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR) = 100 cents
Major Exports textiles and apparel, pharmaceuticals, tea, spices, diamonds, emeralds, coconut products, rubber manufactures, fish
Major Imports textile fabrics, mineral products, petroleum, foodstuffs, machinery and transportation equipment
Major Industries processing of rubber, tea, coconuts, tobacco and other agricultural commodities; telecommunications, insurance, banking; tourism, shipping; clothing, textiles; cement, petroleum refining, information technology services, construction
Major Export Partners United States 26.1%, United Kingdom 9%, India 7.2%, Germany 4.3% (2015)
Major Import Partners India 24.6%, China 20.6%, UAE 7.1%, Singapore 5.9%, Japan 5.7% (2015)
Foreign Exchange Reserves $7.2 Billion
Inflation 6.9%
Population below Poverty Line 4.3%
Gini Coefficient 36.4% (2015)
Competitiveness Rank 71st
Ease of Doing Business Rank 110th (out of 190)
Employment Rate 95.7% (2016, est.)
Unemployment Rate 4.3% (2016, est.)


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Type of Government Unitary semi-presidential constitutional republic
Head of State Maithripala Sirisena (President)
Head of Government Ranil Wickremesinghe (Prime minister)
Legislating Body/Bodies Sri Lankan Parliament

Social Facts


Time zone UTC +5:30
Human Development Index 0.757 (high, 73rdout of 180)
Literacy Rate 92.6% (men, 93.6%; women, 91.7%)
% of people with internet access 29.99% (6,212,431)
Life Expectancy 74.90 years (Males: 71.60, Females: 78.30)
Drives on the Left
Calling code +94
ISO 3166 code LK
Internet TLD .lk