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Objectives of NIPM

The National Institute of Plantation Management Act No. 45 of 1979 was amended in 1981 by Act No. 76, in 1987 by Act No. 05 and in 2003 by Act No. 38 in order to make the NIPM a more effective and viable statutory body of the government. As per these acts, NIPM is the only organization empowered to award certificates for those who successfully complete training programmes/academic courses and confer professional Membership to eligible plantation executives under three (03) major categories. It ensures the maintenance of a high standard of professional competence of those who work in the Plantation Industry including the Small Holding Sector.

To achieve these objectives, the NIPM conducts various kinds of seminars, workshops, examinations and provides research and consultancy services to public and private sector organizations. It has also the capacity to conduct training programmes for foreign students as well.


To be the centre of excellence in providing training and conducting consultancy and research on plantation management.


To elevate the professional competence of all human assets in the plantation industry towards perfection through quality training.

The objectives of NIPM can be divided into five(05) major categories as follows

Conducting academic courses
Professional programmes (Tea Manufacture, Rubber Manufacture, Coconut Processing and Language Proficiency)
Providing research and consultancy services in Plantation Management and conduct aptitude tests/examinations for selecting and promoting employees to Public and Private Sector Organisations.
Issuing publications (Journal in Plantation Management, Newsletter, Student Manuals of training programmes, text books and other periodicals etc.
Conferring Professional Membership of the Institute to eligible Plantation Executives. (Honorary Member, Fellow Member, Associate Member and Student Member


Chairman of the Board
Mr. B. WijayaratnaChairman, National Institute of Plantation Management
Dr. Prasad DharmasenaDirector, National Institute of Plantation Management
Dr. I. S. B. AbeysingheDirector, Tea Research Institute.
Dr. W.M.G.SeneviratneDirector, Rubber Research Institute.
Mrs. K. N. Kumari SomaratneAdditional Secretary, Ministry of Plantation Industries.
Mr. IndikaPremaratneDirector(Department of External Resources) Ministry of Finance
Mr. A. R. Titus Sunil SilvaChairman / Thurusaviya Fund
Dr. L. C. P. FernandoDirector / Coconut Research Institute
Mr. Arjun DeraniyagalaRepresentative, Coconut Growers' Association of Sri Lanka
Mr. H. W. M. L. K. WeerasooriyaRepresentative, Trade Union
Mr. N. M. R. JayathilakeRepresentative / SLFTSHDS
Mr. Malin GoonathilakeSecretary General, The Planterís Association ofCeylon
Mr. M. M. D. Thilakarathne Representative, Trade Union
Mr. Chandana JayasekaraRepresentative / STFOA
Mr. D. G. MaheepalaGeneral Manager / TSHDA
Miss C. D. Magina ArachchiAsst. Director (Admin) & Secretary to the Board of Governors, National Institute of Plantation Management

Contact List

B. Wijayaratna


Phone No: 011-2798778
Fax: 011-2798446

Prasad Dharmasena

CEO / Director

Phone No: 011-2798790
Mobile: 071-4458752
Fax: 011-2798775

Traning Division

S.N. Illanganthilake

Head - Training

Phone No: 0112-798772
Mobile: 077-6183050
Fax: 011-2798776

P.H. Jayathilake

Training Specialist (Actg. & Fin. Mgt)

Phone No: 011-2798772
Mobile: 0710321860
Fax: 011-2798776

Ruvini N. Lokuhetti

Training Specialist (Mgt.)

Phone No: 011-2798772
Mobile: 071-8025842
Fax: 011-2798776

K.G. Nepala

Associate Officer

Phone No: 011-2798782
Fax: 011-2798776

Mr. P. W. G.N. Chanaka Weerakoon

Training Officer (Management)

Phone No: 0112798772
Mobile: 0719708664
Fax: 0112798776

J. A. D. G. M. Indrani

Programmes Officer ( Exam & Coordinating)

Phone No: 0112798772
Mobile: 0714473186
Fax: 0112798775

Accounts Division

L.D.J. Priyantha


Phone No: 011-2798782
Mobile: 071-4426647
Fax: 011-2798775

Administration Division

M. L. R. Jayantha

Administrative Officer

Phone No: 011 277 0232
Mobile: 071-5614985


Internal Auditor

Phone No: 0112770232
Mobile: 0719708625

N. D. S. B. Tennakoon

Hostel Manager

Phone No: 0112770232
Mobile: 0703455787

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