Mr. Ranjith Chandrasekara

State Secretary

About Division





Branches under this

National Colleges of Education Branch


Organization of programs for educational quality development of national schools and the formulation and implementation of policies necessary for proper management of physical and human resources

Identify the requirements of national schools based on the timely changes and formulate the policies to fulfill them

Proper placement of the national school staff and formulate the policies necessary for the efficiency of them and implement those policies


Identify the physical and human resource requirements of the national schools and formulate the plans to fulfill them

Planning a mechanism to maintain updated student particulars

Analyzing the examination results of the national schools and planning a methodology for increasing the results

Take necessary action to identify the special features of each national school and prepare plans to develop them

Identify the issues arising in national schools and prepare plans to resolve them

Plan to conduct series of seminars annually to increase the results of G.C.E. (O/L) and (A/L) examinations

Preparation of plans on the admissions to fill the available vacancies in national schools from grade 1 to 11 (except grade 6) and provide recommendations to the secretary of education

Plan to fill and balance the teacher vacancies in the national schools

Preparation of plans necessary for updating the filling of principal vacancies in the national schools and informing the additional secretary (education quality development) and the additional secretary (education service establishment) about these vacancies before six months

Planning and organizing the national school principals’ meeting every two months

Inquire about the complaints against the national school teachers and principals and forwarding these complaints to the investigation division for proper investigation and take necessary actions to minimize these events

Conducting the public day in a planned manner and find solutions to the problems of the people


Maintain a proper coordination with the other branches of the ministry of education in order to implement various educational programs

Maintain a good coordination with the staff of the National Institute of Education, zonal, provincial and national schools in the implementation of national school programs

Maintain a proper coordination with theother sections of the ministry of education and the department of examinations in the activities related to the seminars for government examinations

Develop the national schools through maintaining a positive relationship with the government organizations and the non-governmental organizations in line with the government policies

Capacity Building

Organizing and implementing the training programs for developing the management skills of the teachers, assistant principals, deputy principals and the principals of national schools

Organizing training sessions for the improvement of teaching learning process

Arranging training programs for the non - academic staff


Monitoring the school supervision programs conducted at the zonal, provincial and the ministry levels with the help of the director of management and quality assurance branch

Monitoring the management programs and the performance achievement of the principals of the national schools

Monitoring the annual and five year plans of the national schools

Monitoring the performance of the staff of the national schools branch

Monitoring activities of the financial management of the national schools

Vision & Mission


Create children to the world with self esteem and Sri Lankan identity


Directing students on sound personality by developing their skills through identifying their potentials

Main Functions

Encouraging co-curricular activities in the school system such as Boys Scout, Girl guide, Cadet & etcImplementing guidance and counseling, vocational counseling in the school system