Invitation for Bids – Hiring a Resource Person
Bids are called from recognized Institutions/ persons of Sri Lanka for the purpose of conducting a Report Writing Training Program for the staff officers. Following ares should be covered by the Training Program.
  • Writing project Reports
  • Writing Journal Articles and Policy Papers
  • News Articles
  • Improving professional English Language Competencies
Bidders should forward their bids by clearly mentioning the consultation fee and the duration under registered cover to be reached the Chairman, National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka,354/2, 7th floor , “Nipunatha Piyasa” , Elvitigala Mawatha, Colombo 05 on or before 24th May 2018.

National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka,
354/2, 7th Floor, “Nipunatha Piyasa”,
Elvitigala Mawatha,
Colombo 05.
Contact No. - 011-3443169

Session on strategies for improving workforce productivity on 7 June

The National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka (NHRDC) together with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CASL), Association of Human Resource Professionals (AHRP) and the International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka, will organise a session on strategies to foster a culture of engagement and boost employee productivity on 7 June at 9:30 a.m. at the Auditorium of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, Malalasekara Mawatha, Colombo 7.

Minister of Science, Technology and Research, Skills Development and Vocational Training Dr. Sarath Amunugama will be the Chief Guest. Seelan Singham, a Senior Partner at McKinsey, a co-leader of McKinsey’s Public Sector Practice, and the Chairman of its Malaysian practice with 24 years of experience at McKinsey & Company, will deliver the keynote address. The session will conclude with a panel discussion on how to improve HR practices in the public sector, moderated by NHRDC Chairman Dinesh Weerakkody.

Guidelines handbook launched on good governance for state enterprises

The government yesterday launched the official “Handbook on Good Governance for Chairmen and Boards of Directors Public Enterprises" as a guideline to be followed by Chairmen and Directors running state enterprises.
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya who attended the Official Launch at the CA Auditorium in Colombo 7, said it was a timely directive by the Prime Minister given to NIHRDC to develop this Handbook of Good Governance in collaboration with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.
Public Enterprises in Sri Lanka refer to public corporations, boards or bodies which are established under any written law including companies incorporated under the Companies Act No. 7 of 2007 in which, the Government or a public corporation or local authority directly or indirectly holds fifty percent or more of the shares of that company. This includes institutions converted under the conversion of Government Owned Business Undertakings into Public Corporations Act No. 22 of 1987 and conversion of Public Corporations or Government Owned Business Undertakings into Public Companies Act. No. 23 of 1987.
Public enterprises play a vital role in the public delivery system and are major contributors to the national economy and their development expenditure essentially reflects the government vision and the public investment strategy, said the Speaker. Since Enterprises are established under statutes, their performance has to be in compliance with such statutory requirements subject to the provisions of the Constitution and other laws as may be applicable. Hence these enterprises should be professionally managed, he added.
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CASL-NHRDC panel discussion highlights importance of good governance

Highlighting the importance of good governance, the launch of the Handbook on Good Governance for Chairmen and Board of Directors of Public Enterprises invited an expert set of panellists to share insights and their viewpoints.

The event invited NHRDC Chairman Dinesh Weerakkody as the moderator and CASL Public Sector Wing V.Kanagasabapathy, Auditor General’s Department Auditor General Gamini Wijesinghe, Sri Lanka Institute of Directors President Preethi Jayawardena, Central Bank of Sri Lanka Bank Supervision Additional Director Roshan Perera and CASL Vice President Manil Jayasinghe as panellists.

Kanagasabapathy said: “The lack of professional management is the problem; not only in the board but in the senior level management as well. There must be a continuous monitoring of the operations. These problems can be solved by introducing good governance.”
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A discussion forum on “Engage Three – Wheeler drivers into the skilled jobs for economic development of Sri Lanka”

The National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka (NHRDC), functioning under the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs has conducted a research on “Engage Three – Wheeler drivers into the skilled jobs for economic development. Purpose of this research was outlining a workable strategy to get our youth who are engaged in driving three – wheeler into well earn and low stressed productive jobs in the industries.

The discussion forum was held on 04th January 2018 at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute and the findings of the research was discussed. The session continued with focus group discussions based on the survey findings.

The purpose of this forum was to gather the views, data, information from professionals to find the strategies in order to attract youth into the main streams and also identify mechanisms to train three wheeler drivers particularly on the hygiene side and channel them into the professional line.

There were more than 100 participants from various government organizations and private institutes including the central Bank of Sri Lanka, Department of Census and Statistics, Sri Lanka Police, Pickme Company, Budget Taxi Company, University of Moratuwa, Ministry of Women and Child Affairs and Ministry Social Services.
Speech Hon. Ranil Wicramasinghe
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National Human Resources Development Council
Nipunatha Piyasa, 7th Floor,
No.354/2, Elvitigala Mawatha,
Narahenpita, Colombo 5


Mr.K.A Lalithadheera
TEL :011 2595679

Mr.S. Thanigaseelan
Assistant Director (Research)
TEL :011 3443509

Assistant Director (Development)
TEL: 011 3443508