Director General's Message

Message From Mr. Tharanga Naleen Gamlath

Director General

Sri Lanka Institute of Textile & Apparel (SLITA)


Sri Lanka Institute of Textile & Apparel (SLITA) is the authoritative body representing by merging Textile Training & Services Centre (TT&SC) and Clothing Industry Training Institute (CITI) and coming under the guidance of Ministry of Industries. SLITA was established in 2009 under the provisioning Act No. 12 to safeguard and progressively develop the clothing and textile industry professionals in the country, which has a rich history spanning more than four decades. As the Director General of SLITA, I observed the passion and dedication, that we all have and put our efforts together to nurture professionals into the industry. Considering the future scenario our aim is to emphasize on enduring longstanding solution for the Textile and Apparel industry by moulding the youngsters to optimistically take on the challenges for enhancing the industry. Therefore, the most vital path is to make them equipped with proper education and in order to harness the maximum benefit for students of SLITA offers range of programmes. I believe this will fuel the largest industry to provide more than 350,000 direct employment opportunities and to generate an income for the stabilization of the Sri Lankan economy in upcoming years. We, SLITA take the pride in providing services especially human capital for the development and growth of the textile and apparel industry. Moreover, we will venture into each role and duty to serve students and the industry with much commitment and that will be the pledge of SLITA leadership and its enduring staff.