The Skills Development Fund Limited (SDFL) is a collective enterprise of the Government and the Private Sectors established to cater to the needs of the human resource development needs of employers.SDFL was launched on pilot basis in October 1998 with a grant from UNDP / ILO to demonstrate its usefulness to employers. On its success, SDFL was incorporated as a Limited Liability Company in August 1999 with an authorized share capital of 2 billion rupees. The Secretary to the Treasury holds the “Golden Share” with an investment of 100 million rupees that was allocated by the budget 1999. The Employers Federation of Ceylon holds a million rupees worth of shares and another millions of investment by interested parties. This investment signifies the interest of both the government and the private sectors to the worthy cause of human resources development in Sri Lanka.

To develop employees’ leadership and management skills through each training programme and developing strong leaders and managers while identifying the skills that need enhancement in order to achieve the organizational goals. Through quality training we make all endeavour’s to develop regularly and enhance Human Resources in the public and private sectors thus improving productivity in the organizations

To be the Nation’s Leader in Skills Development.

To Enhance Nation’s Enterprise Competitiveness through Skills Development.

The broad objectives of the SDFL as set out in the Memorandum of Association are:
1.Support Job Entry Training, Skills Up-grading and Re-training of employees.
2.Expand and improve enterprise based training to facilitate the development of a highly trained and skilled workforce.
3.Provide linkages between training institutions and the employers.

Maithripala Sirisena


Ranil Wickramasinghe

Hon. Minister

Karunaratne Paranawithana

Hon. Deputy Minister

Dr. Kapila Ranasinghe


Total Solution Package Need to Transform & Change

To increase the collective intelligence and wealth as a training organization we have begun our journey on the need of transformational change of public and private sector organizations by describing the management philosophy of the organization and the new emerging knowledge of economy. We as a learning organization distinguish ourselves from the traditional and authoritarian and controlling organization to a personal mastery, mental models, shared vision, team learning and systems thinking institution. We illustrate and produce people where interactions and the stories of their members make up the company. We offer high quality total solutions by paying great attention to the eligibility, quality and experience of our trainers. This includes an out of the way training which needs analysis done in a highly interactive and productive learning environment using fresh proven and effective methods. This will be conducted by absorbing and understanding the clients business requirements and covering their processes in training and development needs. Our competitive changes will ensure high quality of training as well.

Customized (in house) Training Programmes

These programmes are offered with flexible delivery options. Every aspect of the courses are relevant to the organization’s business and the skills enhancement of the employees. We offer nationally recognized certificates on completion of the courses where the contents are readily related to the job and the working environment of the respective participants.

Language Training

English is used extensively in Sri Lanka as a second language. A working knowledge of English has become a requirement in number of fields. A fair knowledge of English will carry an individual a long way. Where careers are concerned the SDFL offers certificate courses and diploma courses for school leavers and courses on Business English, English for Professionals, and for more advanced students.

Training Of Trainers Programmes

The Skills Development Fund Limited has introduced Training of Trainers (TOT) programmes for the purpose of enhancing productivity of employees in public and private sector organizations. Trainers lay the foundation for any company with their professionalism and knowledge. Trainers create lasting impressions on your employees inculcating in them your company’s values and expectations. Furthermore it ensures that employees have the necessary skills oriented towards success. A motivated and competent trainer can mean the difference between success and failure for your organization as the training for future ability of hundreds of agents is dependant on their time spent with the trainer.We can introduce the Training of Trainer programme as an open workshop or an in-house training if needed and deliver them anywhere in Sri Lanka.Our programmes adopt unique and powerful aspects of accelerated learning and develop corporate education to a new level of excellence.