Enhancing the quality of life and bringing dignity to the plantation community
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 25th October 2002.
The PHDT is a Tripartite Organization consisting of the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL), Regional Plantation Companies (RPC) and Plantation Trade Unions (TU) was formed by the GOSL to co-ordinate and facilitate programmes to enhance the quality of life of the one million Plantation Community.
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 for the benefit of the Estate Workers.
The PHDT functions under the Board of Directors which comprises representatives of 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 strengthen 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 Plantation Sector.