Policy and Planning Branch


Create appropriate planning culture and the policy framework to ensure equity, equality and efficiency in the General Education System of Sri Lanka

Identifying active policies which ensure equity, equality and efficiency according to the government policies related to the general education system and designing appropriate plans for long & medium term programs and projects that are successfully implemented

Functions of the branch

  • Analyzing and describing of existing education policies:

Developing, justifying and identifying the amendments of the policies on equity, quality and efficiency and analyze policies to eliminate the identified disparities exist mainly

  • Obtaining and investing foreign funds through discussing local and foreign partners to enhance the investment for general education system and preparation of education policies on investments
  • Assisting policy and planning recommendation committee participated by Ministry of Education and Provincial Education Authorities
  • Improving decisions on norms of the school structures, establishing criteria to grant resources to the schools and making suggestions to develop efficient school net work
  • Providing recommendations (to Research & Development branch of Ministry of Education, Universities and National Institute of Education) on research requirements of policies to identify the learning outcomes of the students.
  • Maintain formal mechanism to obtain the stake holders’ suggestions and comments in order to identify the quality of the service delivery of education system and changes of related policies
  • Develop short term, medium term and long term strategic plans (with the integration of National and Provincial institutions) for the benefit of education system based on the state policy statements national educational policy and legal framework and policies identified by the Ministry of Education
  • Prepare result based plans on the sector development approach or the project approach (when necessary) in order to invest the foreign funds received for the education system in an efficient way
  • Preparing medium term and annual implementation plan for the Ministry of Education
  • Encouraging use of appropriate technical methodologies, scientific analysis on existing data and making projections to assist the preparation of plans
  • Developing and implementing of education policies, plans and programs by evaluating of students’ achievement levels, launching with the integration of university system and making aware the system on the related decisions
  • Join together with the Monitoring and Performance Review branch when implementing amended/ developed plans based on the requirements and assisting relevant partners on implementation


Staff details

Designation Telephone No. Fax e-mail
Direct Extension
Director of Education 011-2786182 1327    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Deputy Director of Education   1329    
Assistant Director of Education   1377    
Assistant Director of Education   1357    
Assistant Director of Education        
 Branch 011-2786182 1377/1389/1328   d

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