Youths are the lifeline of our nation. Sri Lanka has 5 million youth population amounting to 26% percent of the total population. Each year about 150,000 and 130,000 students leave school education system after sitting for the GCE (O/L) and GCE (A/L) examinations respectively. Hence 92% of the youth is seeking for alternative avenues leading to productive employment opportunities.
The prime responsibility of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development is to formulate national policies and implement youth development programmes to develop youths as future leaders by providing necessary vocational and technical training, developing their entrepreneurial and leadership skills, and enhancing their socio cultural activities. The Ministry has 18 Institutes under its purview to achieve this objective. This website of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development presents useful information to the youth enabling them to choose their career path.