Our Organisation

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.

The PHDT works in close collaboration with the relevant Government Ministries, Trade Unions, Regional Plantation Companies, INGO’s, NGO’s and the Public/Private Sector Organizations in conducting the many infrastructure and social development programmes in the Plantation sector, including  the core activities of Housing & Infrastructure, Water & Sanitation, Health & Nutrition, Child Care & Development, Estate Worker Housing Cooperative Societies, Training & Development and Sports & Welfare.

We are proud of our dedication and excellence in service for the last two decades to uplift the living conditions of this captive community now citizens of Sri Lanka and thereby ensure the sustenance of this industry so vital for the economy of our country.

The Plantation Human Development Trust is an ISO 9001:2008 certified Organization, winner of Gold Award at the National Business Excellence Awards in 2011 and recipient of Annual Accounting Awards presented by the South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL). In addition PHDT won awards presented by the Project Management Institute, Ministry of Labour and Labour Relations, Institute of Construction, Training and Development (ICTAD) etc…

Our Vision

“To be the leading human development Organization trusted for excellence, providing sustainable development programs to continuously improve the quality of life in the plantations”

Our Mission

“To improve;

* Integrated services beneficial to plantation sector and its environs
* Social economic and spiritual well being
* Knowledge and self confidence
* Occupational health and safety dimensions
* Talents and capabilities of the beneficiaries by bench marking against the best practices
* Productivity of the sector”


We will adopt an open door policy
We will ensure equity and fairness to our stakeholders
We will make people feel valued and demonstrate integrity
We will promote our team work through dedication and active listening
We will work and achieve our objectives as one family
We will ensure the stakeholder satisfaction through our dedicated activities

Quality Policy

We as an organization facilitating services to the Plantation sector are committed to;

Ensure that our organization be customer oriented in providing a quality service and enhance the quality of life in the plantations while adhering to the applicable guidelines and regulations.

Motivate our staff by developing their skills and competencies whilst promoting teamwork.

Use ISO 9001:2008 standard as our guideline to continuously improve all our activities and functions.