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Ministry of Industries   plays a dynamic role in the development of the industrial sector. It is the key Ministry responsible for promoting industrial development in the country within the wide policy framework  by the government. This Ministry which is the policy formulating entity for the industrial sector has taken several initiatives to increase the industrial sector performance with emphasis on:

  • Diversified high value added industry base
  • High economic growth
  • More employment opportunities
  • Environment sustainability
  • Sustainable industrial development
  • Regional industrial development

This Ministry has been assigned the functions of planning, formulating, coordinating, implementing and setting up of the necessary infrastructure for the promotion and development of the industrial sector. Therefore the Ministry has implemented following programmes and projects to establish an industrial sector spread accross the countryIndustrial Estate Programme

  • Gamata Karmantha Programme
  • Thrust Area Development Programme
  • Productivity Improvement Programme
  • Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention in Sri Lanka
  • Industrial Survey
  • Textile Industry Development Programmes


A globally competitive industrial sector in Sri Lanka driven by a vibrant commercial environment


Creation of a conducive environment for sustainable, commercially competitive, manufacturing entities, producing high value-added products and a vibrant commercial regime capable of contributing to the enhancement of living standards of the people


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