The National Institute of Education (NIE), Sri Lanka is the prime institute in the country responsible for providing leadership for the development of general education with quality, equity and relevance in a pluralistic society. The Institute is mandated to:

  • design and develop curricula for general and teacher education.
  • provide professional development of educational community.
  • spearhead change through research and innovation.

The National Institute of Education (NIE), Sri Lanka was established in 1986 under the provisions of the National Institute of Education Act No. 28 of 1985 and commenced operations at No. 255, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07 and No. 21, High Level Road, Maharagama. The main purpose of creating the NIE was to establish a unique institute for capacity building of educational managers, teacher educators and teachers, design and develop school curricula and conduct policy research on education. The NIE was mandated to advise the Minister of Education on matters related to the development of education in Sri Lanka.

Our Vision

To be a centre of excellence in providing leadership for quality education in a pluralistic and dynamic society.

Our Mission

To provide quality education for all, by developing curricula, enhancing professionalism and engaging in research to empower learners in order to realize their potential to build a humane society.

Educational Links

Director General - Dr. Sunil Jayantha Nawaratna

Dr. Darshana Samaraweera Mr. Ranjith Padmasiri Mrs. M.P.R. Dhanawardhana Mr. K.W.B.M.P. Wijesundara

Deputy Director General
Language, Humanities & Social Sciences

Deputy Director General
Science & Technology

Deputy Director General
Teacher Education & Alternative Education

Deputy Director General
Research, Planning & Development

Deputy Director General
Education Leadership Development & Management

Deputy Director General
Administration, Finance & Support Services