Sri Lanka

Year Joined: 1966

APO Director Padmasiri Jayamanna Secretary, Ministry of Public Administration, Management and Law & Order
APO Alternate Director P.G.D. Pradeepa Serasinghe Additional Secretary, Ministry of Public Administration, Management and Law & Order
NPO Head W.M.D. Suranga Gunarathne Director, National Productivity Secretariat
APO Liaison Officer W.M.D. Suranga Gunarathne Director, National Productivity Secretariat
Contact details National Productivity Secretariat (NPS)
10th Floor, Sethsiripaya 2nd Stage, Baththaramulla, Sri Lanka

    • 94-11-2186026 / 2186030
    • 94-11-2186025 (temporary)


National Productivity Secretariat (NPS)
NPO Established: 1966

Sri Lanka joined the APO in 1966, and the Management Development and Productivity Center under the Ministry of Industries was established in 1968. It later became the National Institute of Management, and then the National Institute of Business Management. In 1994, the Ministry of Industries felt the need to strengthen the NPO and speed up the dissemination of productivity promotion techniques throughout the island. Hence, the National Productivity Secretariat (NPS) was set up as a separate unit.

In 2001 the function of the National Productivity Secretariat were transferred to the Ministry of Employment and Labour, which deals with the total workforce in Sri Lanka. After the transfer, the NPS was upgraded and a new office established. From the end of 2002, the NPS has functioned as the implementing organization of the national productivity policy. Very recently the present government has established the Ministry of Productivity Promotion, and the NPS is working under that ministry as the implementing arm of the productivity drive in Sri Lanka.


To be the center of excellence in productivity promotion in Asia by 2016.


To enable Sri Lanka to face international competitiveness through the promotion of productivity, contribute to national development, and assist in the enhancement of the standard of living.


  • Develop human capital and organizational excellence for building a knowledge-based society through training, systems, and process development and sharing best practices
  • Measure, evaluate, and improve the productivity of various economic sectors
  • Establish national productivity standards and targets
  • Assess new policy initiatives of other ministries and agencies to advise on policy adjustments required to ensure their maximum compatibility with the productivity movement
  • Inculcate productivity consciousness and an innovative and creative culture through productivity and quality promotion and partnership programs



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