Our Management

Hon. (Dr.) Ramesh Pathirana

Minister for the Ministry of Industries

The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Hon. Prasanna Ranaweera

State Minister for Small and Medium Enterprise Development

The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Mrs. J.M.T. Jayasundara


Ministry of Industries

Mr. Lasantha Kariyapperuma

Chairman / Director General

National Enterprise Development Authority

Mr. Dhanuka Liyanagamage



Mr. Wasantha Senanayake

Deputy Director (Planning) | dd@neda.gov.lk

Mr. Kapila Liyanage

Accountant  | acc@neda.gov.lk

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Mr. Sashika De Mel

Assistant Director (EP)


Ms. Oshani Bodhiwansa

Assistant Director (IT)


Mr. Nalin Dias

Assistant Director (Admin/EP-II)


National Enterprise Development Authority (NEDA) is a government statutory body which is operating under the purview of the Ministry of Industries. Presently, the office of NEDA is located at No.561/3, Elvitigala Mawatha, Colombo 5.

The NEDA operates from Colombo and connects with its Development Officers at Divisional Secretariat level in all over the country by reaching 288 officers. Apart from that, NEDA has developed and maintained neda.lk website and MSME database to promote its services to Micro, Small and Medium entrepreneurs (MEMEs). Further, NEDA encourages MSME to use IT to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their business undertaking. Therefore, NEDA requires a highly sophisticated IT platform to make NEDA activities efficient as well as improve the smooth flow of activities to needy MSMEs of the country.

The existing website is not properly functioning due to external disturbances. At the same time NEDA had taken initiatives to improve the IT applications in order to serve the MSMEs. Currently, all the IT platforms are not functioning properly. Therefore, NEDA expects to redesign the website as the gateway for NEDA IT platform.

“Creating a dynamic and sustainable competitive Enterprise Sector, this will contribute to the economic, political and social aspirations of the nation”

“To facilitate and proactively support development, growth and competitiveness of NEDA’s Enterprises as an integral part of the national economy of Sri Lanka”

  • Stimulate the growth, expansion and development of Sri Lanka’s economy by encouraging, promoting and facilitating small and medium enterprise development within Sri Lanka.
  • Stimulate and encourage the establishment and operation outside Sri Lanka of enterprises designed with view to Internationalize domestic enterprises capable of penetrating foreign markets for the fulfillment of the objectives of the act of NEDA.
  • Formulate policies, plans, promotional incentives appropriately designed and effectively support and promote trade and development in industry and agriculture.
  • Empowerment of people of human capital development with technical skills as an integral component of enterprise development.
  • Develop infrastructure facilities required to meet the development needs
  • Facilitate the access of entrepreneurs to finances required for enterprise development and operation.
  • Establish a Technology Development Fund to promote research and development in connection with product development, technological enhancement and commercialization of patents.
  • Facilitate regional economic development.
  • Entrepreneur first
  • Transparency in decision making
  • Sustainability
  • Constant Improvement
  • Leadership and Innovation
  • Team work and work collaboratively towards objectives