about us

The Plantation Human Development Trust (PHDT) was first established on 18th September 1992 as the Plantation Housing & Social Welfare Trust (PHSWT) and incorporated in Sri Lanka under the Companies Act No 17th of 1982. The Organization was later re-named as the PHDT on 10th Oct. 2002.

The PHDT is a Tripartite Organization consisting of the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL), Regional Plantation Companies (RPCs) and Plantation Trade Unions (TU) formed by the GOSL to implement social development programmes to enhance the quality of life of the one million Plantation Community in the Estates managed by the RPCs.

The PHDT functions under a Board of Directors comprised of representatives from the GOSL, RPCs and TUs spearheaded by the Director General who is supported by Internal Directors, Heads of Divisions, Management and the staff attached to the Main Office in Battaramulla. The Main Office team is strengthened by seven (7) Regional Offices located in the Plantation areas with Regional Directors, Management and staff in every office to implement the many initiatives undertaken by the PHDT to improve the quality of life of the Estate worker. Read more…

Annual Report  Awards award

Plantation Human Development Trust was awarded the “Bronze” award  for the Annual Report 2015 at the Annual Report Competition conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, held on 06th December, 2016 at the Waters Edge, Battaramulla.

The Chief Guest of the event was, Hon. Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and on behalf of PHDT Mr. Vadivel Puththirasigamoney – Chairman, Mr.Chanaka Ranasinghe-Senior Director Admin & HRD, Mr. Ranjaka Kulathunga–Director Finance and Mr. P. Senadheera-Senior Accountant were present.

Social Dialogue Excellence Award – 2016sdPHDT Main office was awarded the “Silver” for Medium Scale Service Sector and Nuwara-Eliya Region was awarded the “Bronze” for Small Scale Service Sector at the SD-Excellence Award Ceremony conducted by the Social Dialogue (SD) and Industrial Work Co-operation Unit of the Department of Labour, Ministry of Labour and Trade Union Relations, held on 11th November 2016 at the Sri Lanka Foundation, Colombo-07.

The Chief Guest of the event was Hon. W.D.J. Seneviratne-Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relations and on behalf of PHDT Mr. Vadivel Puththirasigamoney-Chairman, Mr. Chanaka Ranasinghe -Senior Director Admen & HRD, Mr. Hiran Wickremasekera-Manager-TS&P and Mrs. Niroshini Wijekoon – Senior Asst. Manager Admin&HRD were present.