Policy Planning, Research & Human Resources Development

Policy Planning, Research & Human Resources Development

Policy Planning, Research and Human Resources Development Division was established in 2019, amalgamating policy Planning & Research Division & HRD sub Division. Key function of this Division is to develop policy briefs on specific aspects of Sri Lanka’s foreign policy, evaluate and assess the existing policies contributing to the long – term strategic planning of the Foreign Ministry, undertake research, and provide analysis on issues of contemporary global relevance.

The Division is also entrusted with human recourse development of the Ministry, focusing on capacity building and training of Sri Lanka Foreign Service (SLFS) officers with a view to infusing professionalism by transforming the Ministry in to a ‘ learning space ‘ for career development of the SLFS officers and those officers selected to serve in Sri Lanka Mission Abroad.

Points of Contact

Actg. Director General

Name: Ms. Sesath Thambugala
Telephone: +94 11 2 458 276
Email: sesath.thambugala(at)mfa.gov.lk

Assistant Director

Name: Ms. Sachini Dias
Telephone: +94 112 321 897
Email: sachini.dias(at)mfa.gov.lk


Head of Branch

Name:  Ms. K.R.S. Ashani Wijesinghe
Telephone: +94 112 321 897
Email:  hrdd(at)mfa.gov.lk


PA to DG

Name: Vacant
Telephone: +94 112 321 897
Email: dgppr(at)mfa.gov.lk