The Department of National Planning as a part of the apex Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs committed to policy development, planning and implementation, to accelerate Sri Lanka's economic growth and social progress. This Department provides a national perspective to policies, programmes and projects, in contrast to the sectoral or regional perspectives of other institutions. It is located in the Ministry of Finance Secretariat, which helps maintain close interaction with the Treasury and its Departments.
To be most competent development advsior and facilitator to the nation.
Stimulate Socio-economic development by guiding the public sector for appropriate policies, programmes and strategies and provide enabling enviroment for the private sector incorporating adequate safeguard to ensure equity and improve living standards.
This end, the highest level of professionalism will be developed and maintained through continuous upgrading of skills and knowledge.