Dear All,

It is with great pleasure and honor that I address you today as the newly elected President of the Sri Lanka Association of Printers. First and foremost, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude for entrusting me with this esteemed position, and I assure you that I am more than happy to serve the printing industry of Sri Lanka with utmost dedication and enthusiasm.

I stand here today with a vision to take the Sri Lanka Association of Printers to new heights, to spread its wings beyond its current boundaries and reach out to the outstations of Sri Lanka. By doing so, we aim to not only expand our presence nationally but also establish a strong foothold in the international printing industry. Together, we will make our mark on the global stage and showcase the exceptional skills and capabilities of Sri Lankan printers.

I want to emphasize that my commitment, as well as that of the entire association, is unwavering when it comes to the welfare and progress of our members and the printing industry as a whole. We understand the challenges faced by our members, especially the SME printers, and I assure you that uplifting them will be one of my top priorities during my tenure. I firmly believe that they possess immense potential, and it is our duty to provide them with the necessary opportunities to conquer the world market.

In pursuit of our shared goals, I will leave no stone unturned to foster an environment of growth, innovation, and collaboration. Together, we will explore new avenues, leverage emerging technologies, and promote sustainable practices within the printing industry. I am confident that by harnessing the collective expertise and passion of our members, we will achieve remarkable milestones and pave the way for a prosperous future.

I extend my heartfelt gratitude to the outgoing president and the executive committee for their invaluable contributions in steering the Sri Lanka Association of Printers thus far. I am fortunate to have a team of dedicated professionals by my side, and together, we will work tirelessly to fulfill the aspirations of our members and elevate the printing industry to unprecedented heights.

I invite each and every one of you to join hands with me and actively participate in shaping the future of the Sri Lanka Association of Printers. Let us build a vibrant and dynamic community that not only serves the interests of our members but also leaves a lasting impact on the global printing landscape.

Thank you for your trust, support, and commitment. Together, we will embark on an extraordinary journey that will redefine the printing industry in Sri Lanka.


Yours sincerely,
Anil Kariyawasam


To be the preferred partner for all printing solutions globally, paving the way towards being the Printing Hub of Asia


To enrich the passage and growth of the Printing, Packaging, Graphic & Media Industry in Sri Lanka through the empowerment of the Sri Lankan Printers to be sought after professionals in the Global Village equipped with the evolving technological advancements, skillful core competencies and talent for innovation creating modern trends


Sri Lanka Association of Printers is the authoritative body representing the interests of the printing community in Sri Lanka who are the members of the S L A P. The association was established in 1956 to safeguard and progressively develop the printing industry of the country. It has a rich history spanning more than half a decade. The association closely works with government and international organizations in order to harness the maximum benefits for our members. Further the association seeks to build goodwill and promote welfare amongst members. It also seeks to develop the industry introducing modern technology, skill development and providing employment opportunities particularly to the youth of the country.

The association represents the printing industry as a whole including Printers, Suppliers to the printing industry and Service Providers. The association always strives to ensure that member aspirations are addressed with priority. The association provides the highest standard of support for printers to grow and develop healthy, sustainable and profitable businesses, aiming to provide an environment geared towards their businesses success.


Sri Lanka Association of Printers was established in 1956. The first president was Mr. M.D.A. Wijesinghe. From there on it has grown steadily from strength to strength over the past 59 years.

The heritage of Sri Lanka Association of Printers is closely linked with past presidents. They have to be thanked and acknowledged by the whole printing fraternity for their yeoman service rendered to the industry during the difficult times. All past presidents have had a hand in the gradual progress of the association handing on the baton to their successors. We are honoured to recognize them as a tribute, being proud of our heritage. 1956 – 2015