Archt. Sarath Fernando AIA ( SL )

Director General
National Institute of Business Management

Sri Lankan Textile and Apparel industry is growing  into new heights with the latest developments of the industry. With changes of industry-driven policies under a fresh outlook, after the recovery stage of the pandemic,   I am privileged to take the lead role as the Director General of the institution.  I am proud to mention that SLITA is a self -sustained  organization and its service delivery is aimed at a demand driven industry sector. As  the pioneer training institution in the country, we have capabilities and capacities to cater to the industry demand, arising in the contemporary market. 

SLITA is happy to work with the  pulse of the industry and through this,  we are seeking  to update the standards of institution in order to meet the requirements of the industry.  This is a better chance for SLITA to introduce, latest developments in technology to the textile and apparel industry and very soon, industry can be powered with technologically advanced production facilities to survive, in ever challenging competitive markets. Advanced countries, like Japan, Korea and western countries adopt technology driven production facilities in sewing industry and SLITA is, now, ready to take up the challenge of gaining advantages over the other countries in textile and apparel sectors.  This situation is  of immense benefit to the industrialists to go beyond the boundaries and in the Asian regions, Sri Lankan industry can emerge prominent with the advancement of technological applications. This paves the way for our country to stand out as the regional hub of training in textile and apparel studies and  testing services  and thereby, we, as a nation, see a remarkable growth in the national economy.

I wish the institution a good luck in its every endeavour and  wish  a prosperous future. 

Thank you!