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…

 PHDT bags Gold at the 50th CA Awards -2014


Wins Gold Award at 50th Annual Report Awards Organized by Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka

The Plantation Human Development Trust (PHDT) bagged the Gold Award under NGO/NPO category at the glittering 50th Annual Report awards organized b y the Charted Accountants of Sri Lanka held on 9th December 2014 at the Nelum Pokuna, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Read more…

Social Dialogue Excellence Award


Nuwara Eliya Region, Kegalle Region and Main Office won Awards at the SD Excellence Award 2015

PHDT was recognized with Awards at the SD Excellence Award 2015 held on 17th December 2015 at Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre, by the Social Dialog & Industrial Work Cooperation unit under the Department of Labour, Ministry of Labour & Labour Relations. Read more…