Career Opportunity

Ministry of Industries

National Enterprise Development Authority (NEDA)


Applications are invited from qualified Sri Lankan citizens for the following vacancy of the National Enterprise Development Authority (NEDA).

Director - 01

Key responsibilities,

  1. Responsible for all operational, administration and financial activities of the Authority.
  2. Helps the Board of Directors to assess NEDA values, mission, vision, and achieve short and long-term goals.
  3. Direct and supervises all SME development and promotional activities that are carried out nationally and internationally.
  4. Coordinates all works connected with legal matters and represents the institute in the Court of Law/ Labor Tribunal as and when required
  5. Informs the Board and its committees about trends, issues, problems, and activities to facilitate the formulation of policies.
  6. Any other work assigned by the Chairman/Director General from time to time.  

Qualifications & Experience

External Candidates ( 1 or 2 below )

  1. A Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Management/Science/Agriculture/ Commerce/ Business Administration / Engineering which is recognized by the U.G.C.


A Postgraduate /master’s degree in the relevant field or Associate Membership of a recognized professional Chartered Institute which is related to the subject scope of the post.


Minimum of 15years’ experience at a “Managerial Level “in a corporation, Statutory Board/ Institution or a reputed private institution.

  1. Full Membership of a recognized professional Chartered Institution in a related field to the post


Minimum of 15years’ experience at a “Managerial Level “in a corporation, Statutory Board/ Institution or a reputed private institution.

Internal Candidates (1 or 2 below)

  1. Having obtained the qualifications as given in the external candidate’s category.


  1. Completion of minimum five (05) years satisfactory service in a manager category (MM - Grade I), in the subject area of the post.


Age should be not less than 35 years and not more than 55 years. The upper age limit will not be applicable internal candidates.

Salary scale

HM 1-3-2016 - 86,865- 15 x 2,270- 120,915

Other remunerations

Vehicle allowance up to Rs. 50,000/- & Fuel allowance etc.

Terms and Conditions of Service

All recruitments to this category and the promotions should be strictly in compliance with the provision of Scheme of Recruitment of NEDA.

Selection Criteria

  • Recruitment will be done after a structured interview conducted by a panel appointed by NEDA.
  • The applicant, based on his/her outstanding qualifications, experience and the performances that demonstrate at the interview will be selected for the post.

Duly filled application, along with copies of all educational and career experience certificates should be reached the below reference on or before 29th October 2021 under registered post. Any Application received after the above date shall not be accepted. Applicants from Government Institutions/State Corporations/Statutory Boards should be forwarded through their respective Heads of the Institutions with their recommendations. Additionally, the post applied should be indicated on the left-hand corner of the envelope.

Chairman/ Director General

National Enterprise Development Authority

No. 561/3, Elvitigala Mawatha,

Colombo 05.