Sri Lanka Association of Printers

Welcome to Sri Lanka Association of Printers

Within this web site you can find information on the latest developments, changes and market trends of the printing industry.

Here you can find a list of our members and information on their respective companies.

Once you’re a member of the Sri Lankan Association of Printers, you can advertise your company, products, equipment and services offered by you.

Information on our members will also be available to local and international buyers.

We offer webmail addresses for our members who wish to use “” as their domain name.

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President’s Message

A Warm Welcome to the S L A P 2015/ 2016 Year!!!

As I salute Mr. Johnny Fernando the outgoing President and his Executive Committee for the outstanding two years of Office (2013 – 2015) as the Board of Directors of the Sri Lanka Association of Printers, I warmly welcome the new Board of Directors and the incoming Executive Committee of the S L A P for the year 2015/ 2016.

It is with a deep sense of joy and humility that I extend a sincere thanks to IPP Mr. Johnny Fernando for the tremendous platform laid to propel the Association and Print Industry in Sri Lanka to the next level of growth as a print hub in the Asian Region. I am humbled by the confidence placed in me by the Nomination Committee representing three Past Presidents and the members of the Association for giving me the opportunity to serve as President of the S L A P.

I am confident that the team work displayed in the last two years will only improve with the participation of every single Board member of my Executive Committee duly elected along with me.

The Calendar Events of the Sri Lanka Association of Printers is full and the Events that will unfold will include COLLATE 2016. The Launch is scheduled for October 23rd 2015, the COLLATE Conference on 17th March 2016 followed by the COLLATE Exhibition from 18th – 20th March with the COLLATE Awards night held on 19th March 2016. In addition the Peduru Party and the Printers Sixes for the 11th year will be organized during the first year of my term of office with my team of EXCO members.

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SLAP Executive Committee 2015/2016

The Sri Lanka Association of Printers (S L A P) 55th Annual General Meeting was held at The Kingsbury Hotel, amidst a distinguished gathering of Past Presidents and members. Read More

President - Veerasamy Kumaran
1st Vice President – Ranjith Fernando
2nd Vice President – Suranjith Premadasa
Secretary – Priyanga Perera
Asst. Secretary – Delan Silva
Treasurer – Gratien Fernando
Asst. Treasurer – Kevin La Faber

Committee Members - Himal Ariyasena, Dhammikka Sriwardhana, Dudley Thambinayagam, D.G. Gunasiri Yapa, Thiagarajh Thayanithi, Chandralal Jayawardena, Selvam Kethees , Rohitha Grero, Zakir H. Kamrudeen, IPP Johnny Fernando

SLAP Executive Committee 2014/2015

SLAP Executive Committee 2013/2014

SLAP Executive Committee 2011/2012

SLAP Executive Committee 2010/2011


The Sri Lanka Association of Printers is a limited liability enterprise set up under the Companies Act No. 17 of 1982. It is the authoritative body representing the interests of the printing community of Sri Lanka. Its members are drawn from the same printing community, and the Association is a non-profit organization.

The S L A P was set up to protect and develop the Printing Industry of Sri Lanka. Consequently it seeks to build goodwill and promote welfare amongst members. It also seeks to develop the industry introducing modern technology and providing employment opportunities particularly to the youth of the country. The Association speaks for the industry in matters of relevant regulatory matters, in dialogue with the country's administrators. Consonantly, it seeks to enter into relevant agreements with government or other authority to obtain for the industry any rights, concessions, licenses and privileges that it perceives to be beneficial to the industry.

Sri Lanka Association Of Printers was established in 1956.

Postal Address: No. 21, Mulleriyawa Road, Thalahena, Malabe, Sri Lanka.

Telephone : +94 (11) 2741979 / +94 (11) 2741982

Fax : +94 (11) 2741899

E-mail :


Light the path for the printing/packaging/graphic media industry in Sri Lanka while helping Sri Lankan printers to be professionals in the global village by providing them with education and awareness of the latest technologies in the field.

Sri Lanka Print Media Academy


The long felt dream of the Sri Lanka Association of Printers is now a reality; after the successful venture into purchasing a plot of land for its’ own secretariat, we have included the facet of training for the industry by incorporating a new entity, the Sri Lanka Print Media Academy.

Launched with financial pledges in the form of Platinum, Gold, Silver and ordinary member subscription from member companies, the building plans are currently being prepared for construction in three phases based on priority.

Once fully commissioned, the facility will house the permanent secretariat of the Sri Lanka Association of Printers along with the Sri Lanka Print Media Academy (SLPMA).

The SLPMA is specially designed to upgrade knowledge and competence via advanced professional programs for print operatives already in the industry as well as provide basic industry training for those entering the noble profession.

Some of the facilities planned to be incorporated within the SLPMA premises are a library, auditorium, computer lab and test facility.

The SLPMA Director’s board that consists of members of the SLAP and reputed suppliers are looking out on the industry for financial aid and sponsorships in order to make this utilitarian project a success.

The official launch of the building and related information will be updated via this website in due course.

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Upcoming Events


Paduru Party
Date : 19th September 2015
Venue : Opulent River Face Hotel, Rajagiriya