Ministry of education, cultural affairs, sports and youth affairs

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Mr.L.Ilaangovan Tel: +94-21-221 9259 Fax: +94-21-222 0794 Mobile: 0773868565 Email:


Creation of new generation with the correct values, knowledge, innovation, discipline, attitudes and skills to meet the challenges existing in the Northern Province.


“Formulating policies to ensure co-ordination and guidance regarding activities relating to Education, Cultural Affairs, Sports & Youth Affairs and ensuring the building of the latent potentials in every Individual and creating a society with a balanced personality in the Northern Province.”


 The Objectives of the Ministry of Education, Cultural Affairs, Sports and Youth Affairs are summarized below.
  • To provide Education facilities for all children with school going age and ensure physical, mental, moral, cultural and social growth and development of them.
  • To provide them with appropriate Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes expected in life.
  • To increase the rate of school enrolment by giving effect to the “Education for All” policy prevailing in Sri Lanka.
  • To promote life by educating the School – leavers through programmes of Non-formal Education and other related activities.
  • To promote the Moral and Spiritual development of Youths and inculcate in them the values conducive to Communal Amity, Peace and Good Citizenship.
  • To promote and preserve the Cultural Heritage of all communities in the Northern Province.
  • To give encouragement to youths in the participation of all sports activities this will contribute to their Physical Development and Social behaviour.
  • To develop youth’s personality and skills to participate fully in socio- economic development of the country.
  • To improve quality and relevance of the vocational and technical training sector for creating a globally employable workforce.
  • To enhance opportunities for youth to being a sustainable livelihood by creating an entrepreneurial culture among youth.

Contact Details

Postal Address : Chemmany Road, Nallur, Jaffna

General Telephone: +94-21-223 1343, +94-21-3202704

Fax No. : +94-21-2220794

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DesignationName Telephone Number Email
SecretaryMr. L.Ilaangovan+94-21-221
 Senior Assistant SecretaryMrs .A.Santhaseelan+94-21-222 9673 
 Chief AccountantMr.N.S.R.Sivaruban+94-21-222 2283 
Director of planningMrs.T.Jeyarajah+94-21-222 2239 
Director of School WorksMr.T.Sureskumar+94-21-312 0681 
Deputy Director of Education (Administration)Mr. N.Kanthathasan+94-21-205 4093 
Deputy Director of Education (Planning)Mr.T.Gananasundaran+94-21-222 2239 
Assistant Director of Education (ECD)Miss.J.Thambiah+94-21-320 2251 
Assistant Director of Education (Research & Dev)Mr. T. Balasubramaniyam+94-21-205 4093 
Administrative OfficerMr. L. Viswanathan+94-21-205 4092