Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration

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Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration
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Established1982
MissionDeveloping and improving public service administration in Sri Lanka
Director generalWasantha Perera
Key peopleJ.J. Rathnasiri
Chairman, Governing Council
OwnerGovernment of Sri Lanka
Formerly calledAcademy of Administrative Studies
Location
28/10 Malalasekara mawatha
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Coordinates6°53′56″N 79°52′18″E / 6.898965°N 79.871755°E / 6.898965; 79.871755Coordinates: 6°53′56″N 79°52′18″E / 6.898965°N 79.871755°E / 6.898965; 79.871755
Websiteslida.lk

The Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී ලංකා සංවර්ධන පරිපාලන ආයතනය; Tamil: அபிவிருத்தி இலங்கை நிர்வாக நிறுவனம்) (also known as SLIDA) is a research and training institute focusing on public policy and public administration in Sri Lanka. It is operated as a government-operated company through the Ministry of Public Administration and Management and is located in Colombo.

History[edit]

The training and development of the Sri Lankan civil service before 1966 came under the purview of the Organization and Methods Division of the Treasury.[1] The 1961 Wilmot A. Perera commission (also known as the 1st Salaries and Cadres Commission) and 1965 Committee for Administrative Reforms both made recommendations that led to the establishment of a dedicated government institute for the purpose in 1966- the Academy of Administrative Studies at Glen Aber Place, Kollupitiya.[1][2]

The Academy was renamed the Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration in 1979, and was incorporated as a state-owned company through the Sri Lanka Institute Of Development Administration Act, No. 9 of 1982.[1]

Directors general[edit]

Director general Term[1]
Academy of Administrative Studies
H.S. Wanasinghe 1966 – 1971
B.H. de Zoysa 1971 – 1972
Eric. J. de. Silva 1972 – 1973
Raja. G. Gomez 1973 – 1975
V.C.B. Unantenne 1975 – 1979
Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration
V. T. Navaratne 1979 – 1987
Eric. J de Silva 4 November 1988 – 12 November 1990
M. Somasunderam 2 October 1991 – 11 September 1995
P. B. Wanninayake 12 September 1995 – 15 January 1997
Dixon Nilaweera 15 January 1997 – 31 September 1997
A. S. Gunawardena 1 October 1997 – 30 May 1998
Sanath J. Ediriweera 1 June 1998 – 20 July 2001
S. Ranugge 23 July 2001 – 20 December 2001
T.M.K.B. Tennakoon 7 February 2002 – 12 November 2007
W.M. Bandusena 1 August 2008 – 10 January 2010
B. Wijayaratne 11 January 2010 – 31 December 2013
J. Dadallage 2 January 2014 – 19 January 2015
Wasantha Deshapriya 9 February 2015 – 11 September 2015
M. Thilakasiri 18 September 2015 – 15 December 2016
Wasantha Perera 19 December 2016 – 28.09.2018[3]

SLIDA[edit]

The institute's main purpose is to train public service officers of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service, Sri Lanka Overseas Service and other government agencies. SLIDA is governed by an 11-member Governing Council under the direction of the Ministry of Public Administration and Management, and engages in postgraduate education (via a Master of Public Management), consultancy services and research, and offers training programs that includes diploma-level studies.[4][5][6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "History". Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration. SLIDA. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Appreciations: Kairshasp Nariman Choksy". sundaytimes.lk. The Sunday Times. 1 March 2015. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  3. ^ "New Director General Assumes Duties". Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration. SLIDA. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Governing Council". Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration. SLIDA. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  5. ^ "About Us". Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration. SLIDA. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Learning and Development: Introduction". Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration. SLIDA. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Introduction of School of Post graduate studies". Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration. SLIDA. Retrieved 27 February 2018.

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