Sri Lanka Institute of Textile & Apparel has been established after merging the two Institutes Textile Training & Services Centre and Clothing Industry Training Institute by Parliament Act No.12 of 2009. New Institute “SLITA” delivers study programmes that are being complied with the need of students in the Sri Lankan context at the same time keeping the Industry relevance. SLITA comes under the purview of Ministry of Industry & Commerce under the new Act is empowered to award diploma, degrees at graduate and postgraduate level.
SLITA will provide fast track and cutting edge education to professionals for managing the Apparel Industry in a competitive era. The institute has entered into Memorandum of Understanding leading Industries (MOU) such as North Carolina State University, Bunka Fashion College, Japan. SLITA is committed to prepare its students for technical and managerial positions in Textile and Apparel Industry and strive to deliver quality education through a system of effective pedagogy and continuous industry interaction with students. With synergy of new technology and the knowledge from the industry, Institute mandate is to create of technical and management professional who can understand the dynamics of global business environment for Textile & Apparel Industry.