Education administrators manage the administration, support systems & activities ensuring institutions run smooth.

Department of Education Administration & Development

What we do

Considering the faculty vision, mission and scope of the clientele Department of Educational Administration and Development already has an impressive portfolio of education management programmes. The Department will run five programmes namely, Master of Science in Educational Management, Master of Education in Educational Management, Bachelor of Education Management, Publication of Education Management Magazine “Adyapana Kalamana”, and Principal’s training programme on instructional leadership based on the Secondary curriculum reform.

The Department also conducts Short courses for officers in the Sri Lanka Education Administrative Service (SLEAS) in addition to the long-term induction courses specially designed for new recruits of the SLEAS.


  • To improve the management competencies and relevant skills for education leaders
  • To conduct relevant education management research
  • To conduct education management training programmes for all school leaders by concerning quality, equity and relevant issues with the collaboration of HRD of the Ministry of education
  • To publish education management magazines to provide new knowledge and concepts related to education management
  • To conduct overseas programmes for building the relationship with other countries
  • To get the membership of the international education management organizations or associations for sharing new management concepts and practices


Academic Staff

Dr. (Mrs.) D.D. Lellupitiya
Senior Lecturer
Mr. M. Ananda
Senior Lecturer
Mr. I.D. Mahawaththa
Assistant Lecturer
Mrs. H.M.R. Bhagya
Assistant Lecturer

Non Academic Staff

Mrs. W.J. Jayaweera

Management Assistant - I

Mrs. J.R.K. Perera

Management Assistant - I

Mrs. K.W.D. Wasanthi

Office Aide - III

Mrs. M. Amarawathie

Office Aide - III

Director's Message

Helps cultivate in a child a deep appreciation for the beauty that surrounds them. It helps build a sense of proportion, harmony and beauty with the surroundings as well as higher-order emotions. Plato regarded education as an indispensable part of education in a free man. education is expressed in terms of visual representations, movements, sounds, verbal expression, etc assists in the development of the child’s sensitivity and the child’s personality development. Modern pedagogy empirically proves that each child should have the opportunity to develop their ability to observe, experience, evaluate and create that which is beautiful. This can only be achieved if we offer children a healthy living environment and an active artistic education. It is towards this goal that we strive to teach our future citizens to appreciate and contribute to the rich diversity of nature, culture and heritage of this country.

Mr. D.H. Palihakkara

Director, Dept.Education Administration & Development

Department of Education Administration & Development