The department of Public Administration has built up strong links between both government and private sector leading institutions in the country and specially with regional foreign institutions as well.

Professional links within the country

The Department has strong relationships with professional and regulatory bodies in the country such as the Ministry of Public Administration, Ministry of Planning and Implementation, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of  Provincial Councils and Local Government, Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Department of National Planning, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute, Rural Development Training and Research Institute, the Open University of Sri Lanka and the University of Moratuwa, etc.

Professional links overseas

Membership of NAPSIPAG

(Network of Asia-Pacific Schools and Institutes of Public Administration and Governance)

The Department of Public Administration was granted institutional membership of NAPSIPAG for ten years with effect from the year 2013. The objective of NAPSIPAG is to enhance the quality of governance and public administration in the Asia-Pacific region by building the capacities of its national governments to promote good governance, through practical, relevant, and responsive training, education, and research.