About NPS

National Productivity Secretariat is a government institute established under the Ministry of Skills Development, Employment and Labour Relations, in order to promote productivity in Sri Lanka.


Sri Lanka entered the path of productivity with different strategic plans after joining the Asian Productivity Organization in 1966.

Naming 1997 - 2006 time period as the “productivity decade”, National Productivity Secretariat did a pioneering service to develop a locally unique productivity culture.

National Productivity Secretariat was established under the Ministry of Labour, introducing National Productivity Policy to the public and private sectors in 2002. Activities including productivity awareness programs, award ceremonies, competitions, building model companies and uplifting small & medium entrepreneurs were carried out island wide in public, private, school & community sectors.

In 2010, National Productivity Secretariat was restored under the Ministry of Productivity Promotion and in 2015, secretariat has broadened its context under the Ministry of Public Administration and Management.

National Productivity Secretariat, which acts as the Sri Lankan representative for Asian Productivity Organization (APO), organizes different productivity promotional programs in collaboration with the APO.


"To be the Centre of Excellence in Productivity Promotion"


“To enable Sri Lanka to face the International Competitiveness through Promotion of Productivity and contribute to the National Development and enhancing standard of life”

Functions of NPS

  • Conducting Productivity Promotion Programs
  • Conducting Productivity Training Programs
    • Productivity Diploma
    • Productivity Certificate courses
    • Short courses
  • Productivity Consultancy Services (Public & Private Sector)
  • Conducting Productivity Projects
    • Kaizen Projects
    • Community Development Projects
    • Knowledge Management Projects
    • GP Cell
    • Lean hospital Projects
  • International Relations (Conducting APO workshops, e-Learnings, TES programs)
  • Special Programs
    • 5S Certification Program
    • Sectorial Productivity Development Programs
    • ICT Programs
  • Media and Propaganda (Conducting Media Programs, Launching Publications)
  • Research & Development (Productivity Data book & Newsletters)
  • National Productivity Competition & Awards Ceremony