National Institute of Education (NIE)

  • Founded:

The National Institute of Education (NIE), Sri Lanka is the prime institute in the country responsible for providing leadership for the development of general education with quality, equity and relevance in a pluralistic society. The Institute is mandated to:

  • design and develop curricula for general and teacher education.
  • provide professional development of educational community.
  • spearhead change through research and innovation.

The National Institute of Education (NIE), Sri Lanka was established in 1986. The main purpose of creating the NIE was to establish a unique institute for capacity building of educational managers, teacher educators and teachers, design and develop school curricula and conduct policy research on education. The NIE was mandated to advise the Minister of Education on matters related to the development of education in Sri Lanka.

Countries served: 
Sri Lanka
Library staff total: 


Books and documents: 

2 Million

Periodicals p.a.: 


Multimedia / Audiovisual Material: 

302 videos, 198 audios, 242 microfiches, and 25 CD-ROMs.

Other material: 

13,378 reports

Services and Special Activites

Information Services Provided: 

Ready and quick reference sources,, bibliographies (education index, selected bibliographies), and abstracts.

Publications Produced: 

Handbooks, newsletters, and acquisitions lists.

Contact Information

PO Box 21, High Level Road
Sri Lanka

Tel.: (+94-1) 12 85 13 01
Fax.: (+94-1) 12 85 13 00


URL: www.nie.lk
Contact language: English, Sinhala, Tamil

Contact Person

A.C.L.S. de Silva
Chief Project Officer

Head Person

Prof. J.W. Wickramasinghe
Director General

Area of specialization

Adult education
Information and communication technologies

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