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Department of Technology Education

What we do

The Department of Technical Education (DoTE) develops curricula for the junior secondary, senior secondary (ordinary level) and senior secondary (advanced level) stages of general education in Sri Lanka. In other words, DoTE offers several subjects from grades 6 to 13 namely Technology for life for grades 6 – 9, Design and Engineering Technology, Agriculture and Food Technology, Home Economics, Design and Artistic Products Technology, and Aquatic Bio Resources Technology for grades 10 – 11. In addition to that, Engineering Technology (ET), Biosystems Technology (BST), Science for Technology (SFT), Agricultural Science, and Home Economics are offered for grades 12 and 13.

The department has five laboratories facilitating practical works of Engineering Technology, Biosystems Technology, Science for Technology, Food Technology, and Home Economics.

The department’s staff in terms of academic and non-academic members who work hard are committed to achieving the aim of the department.


  • The development of 21st-oriented curricula in different disciplines of Technology for junior secondary and senior secondary education in Sri Lanka.
  • The preparation of syllabi, teachers’ guides, students’ modules, and other resource materials facilitates the teaching-learning process.
  • Capacity development of Technical subject directors, In-service advisors, and teachers to enhance their professionalism and be aware of other stakeholders about Technical education of general education in the country.
  • Engaging different kinds of research for Technical curricula from grades 6 to 13 to upgrade the quality of Technical education in Sri Lanka.
  • Extending the responsibilities to other departments of the Institute such as Institutional Development, and Teacher Education in providing academic expertise to develop their technology-related curricula.


  • Proficiency in Technological knowledge such as conceptual knowledge or “know-what” knowledge (explicit knowledge)
  • Competency in procedural knowledge or “knowing how” knowledge (tacit knowledge)
  • Mastering with knowledge of Science
  • Respecting the human aspects of Technology such as its impact on nature, environment, people and society etc.
  • Accepting the value system by exchanging experiences, expressing attitudes, reflecting on activities, communicating with the real-world etc.
  • Development of the capacity to identify, apply and integrate technological concepts to understand complex problems, and generate innovations to solve real-world problems.
  • Understanding the importance of technological innovations in the global economy of the 21st the century.

Academic Staff

Mrs. E. A. C. N. Perera
Senior Lecturer
Dr. L.W.R. De. Alwis
Senior Lecturer
Mrs. G.K. Gamage
Senior Lecturer
Dr. S. M. L. P. Subasinghe
Senior Lecturer
Mrs. P.E. Ilukkumbura
Assistant Lecturer
Mrs. G. R. P. M. Samaranayake
Assistant Lecturer
Mrs. J.H.A.T. Rathnayake
Assistant Lecturer
Mr. P.N.M. Perera
Assistant Lecturer
Mrs. D.S.R.S.S. Gunawardena
Assistant Lecturer

Non Academic Staff

Mrs. K. Ekanayake

Technical Assistant I

Mr. C.M.J.M. Withanagama

Management Assistant II

Mrs. N.W.D.P. Kumarasiri

Management Assistant II

Mrs. S.A.D. Chathurangi

Office Aide III

Director's Message

Dr. Mr. K.G.W.K. Katukurunda

Director, Dept. of Technical Education

Department of Technology Education