Product Development Technology

The Product Development & Design section is equipped with special workshops which are essential to prepare trainees who are interested in learning fashion designing and pattern construction using state- of -the- art technology. This specialized service of providing comprehensive training programmes to beginners and industry personnel at certificate and diploma level, has gained outstanding recognition by the Sri Lankan textile and apparel industry. All the workshops are fully equipped in keeping with industry standards using both Gerber and Lectra technologies to match needs and preferences.


For nearly half a century, Gerber Technology has been helping companies around the world develop, manufacture and take their products to market smarter, faster and more efficiently.

Today, the company provides integrated software and hardware solutions to more than 78,000 customers in the aerospace, construction, furniture, fashion & apparel, transportation, technical textiles, packaging, wind energy and sign & graphics industries, including over 100 Fortune 500 companies in 130 countries. Drawing on a rich history of innovation, Gerber Technology’s leading-edge systems help customers reach their optimum by maximizing productivity and minimizing errors and waste.

Based in Connecticut, USA, Gerber Technology is owned by Vector Capital, a San Francisco-based, global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector that manages more than $2 billion of equity capital.


Lectra is an industry-leading technology company based in Paris, France.Lectra specializes in CAD and CAM systems for soft material industries and operates 32 subsidiaries around the world.The company develops software, hardware, consulting and associated services for organizations in industries including fashion and apparel, automotive, furniture and others.

Lectra has developed a value proposition aimed at keeping its customers ahead of the competition, all over the world. Its design, collection management and production solutions contribute to the operational excellence of its customers and enable them to maintain their competitive edge.

Lectra has a unique DNA combining expertise, consulting and innovation based on best practices. Experts and consultants draw up strategic recommendations before implementing them within organizations using tried and tested methodologies. In the fashion industry, they support customers who are seeking to change all or part of their business model.


Staff Members

  • Mrs. Rasika Abeywardana
 Chief Technologist

 NDT (Textile & Clothing) /Associate of Textile Institute (ATI) - UK, Licentiate of Textile Institute (LTI) - UK /
  • Mrs. N.W.K. Manoja Badrani
 Senior Technologist  Postgraduate Diploma in Technology (Open University SL),NDT (Textile Tech.)
  • Mrs. R.A.V.W.S. Rupasinghe
  Senior Technologist  M.Sc. (Textile & Clothing Management) , B.Sc. (Eng.) (Chemical Engineering)
  • Mrs. H.T.M.D. Dinesha
 Assistant Technologist
  • Mrs. M.B.A. Chathurika
 Management Assistant
  • Ms. P.A.K.M. Pinnawala
 Workshop Assistant


Department Head Contact Details

Contact PersonMrs.Rasika Abeywardana
DesignationChief Technologist
Direct Numbers+94 11 263 2406
General Numbers+94 11 263 2406