Ministry of education, cultural affairs, sports and youth affairs

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Tel: +94-21-221 9259
Fax: +94-21-222 0794
Mobile: 0773868565


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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Designation Name  Telephone Number  Email
Secretary Mr. L.Ilaangovan Direct : +94-21-221 9259
Mobile:  077 386 8565
 Senior Assistant Secretary Mrs .A.Santhaseelan  Direct :+94-21-222 9673
Mobile:  077 648 3985
 Chief Accountant Ms M. Sivakumary  Direct :+94-21-222 2283
Mobile:  077 959 5689
Director of planning Mrs.T.Jeyarajah  Direct :+94-21-222 2237
Mobile:  077 116 3703
Accountant Mrs.Mary Vathsala Mohanachelvan  Direct :+94-21-222 2283
Mobile:  076 875 1381
Assistant Secretary Mrs.S.Sivapriya  Direct :
Mobile:  077 736 0783
Assistant Secretary Mr.S.Surendran  Direct :+94-21-222 2203
Mobile:  077 591 3125
Deputy Director of Education (Administration) Mrs.P.Abiramy  Direct :+94-21-222 0037
Mobile:  077 991 1757
Administrative Officer Mr. P.Rameshwaran  Direct :021 222 0039
Mobile:  077 651 1267