Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) is the National Standards Body of Sri Lanka, established under the Bureau of Ceylon Standards Act No. 38 of 1964. The Institution functioned under the name of Bureau of Ceylon Standards until the Act was repealed and replaced by the Sri Lanka Standards Institution Act No. 6 of 1984. The Institution now functions under the Ministry of Technology and  is governed by a Council appointed by the Minister in terms of the above Act.

SLSI by virtue of being the National Standards Body in Sri Lanka is a member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) which is based in Geneva. As members of the ISO, National standards Bodies exchange on reciprocal basis copies of their National standards and is responsible for disseminating information on standards, technical regulations and standards related activities to the community at national level.


To be the premier national organization providing leadership  to uplift the quality of life of the nation, through standardization and quality improvement  in all sectors of the economy.  The organization shall be a model of excellence,  having a self-motivating organization culture  fulfilling the aspirations of the beneficiaries of its services  as well as its employees.


To undertake, promote and facilitate Standardization, Measurement, Quality Assurance and related activities in all sectors of the national economy in order to

  • Related activities in all sectors of the national economy in order to.
  • Increase productivity and maximize the utilization of resources.
  • Facilitate internal and external trade.
  • Achieve socio-economic development.
  • Enhance international competitiveness of products and services.
  • Safeguard the interest of consumers whilst improving the quality of life of employees of the Institution.


  • To formulate National standards required for the development of the National Economy.
  • To promote the use and application of national standards in all spheres of economic and social activity.
  • To promote quality assurance in all sectors of the economy.
  • To promote and disseminate valid measurement practices at national level.
  • To provide consumer education and consumer protection.
  • To educate and train Industry & Service personnel on concepts, practices and techniques of Standardization & Quality Management
  • To provide test facilities and develop the national test capability.
  • To provide documentation and information services on standards, technical regulations & related publications.
  • To participate in international and regional standardization activities to safeguard national interest.
  • To constantly develop and upgrade the Institution and its resources.