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.
Mr.M A Thajudeen Chairman SLITA,Add. Secretary, Ministry of Industry & Commerce,
Mr.D.Jeevanadan Acting Additional Secretary Internal Trade Division
Mr.H.P.Jayananda Additional Secretary Ministry of Highways Higher Education and Investment Promotion
Dr.M.E.R.Perera Dept. of Textile & Apparel Technology Open University
Mr.E.A.N.S.Perera Chairman,Textile Manufacturing Association
Mr. W.D.U.Silva Vice President, Textile Manufacturing Associatio
Ms.M.D.M.D.Karunathiklake Director(Development),Ministry of Higher Education
Mr.K.H.Bandula Fernando President,Chamber of SME Garment Manufacturers Association
Mr.Felix A.Fernando
Director,Omegaline Group ,Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association
Mr.Jafar Sattar MD Sumithra Garments, Chamber of SME Garment Manufacturers Association
Dr.U.S.W.Gunasekara Senior Lecturer,Dpt Of Textile & Clothing Technology,University Of Moratuwa.
Ms.R M Jayanthi Director Ministry of Finance
Deshabandu Dr.Ali Asger Shabbir Gulamhusein Group Director,Adam Group of Companies
Mr.A.Robert V Peries Director General
Mr.Vasantha Wijayarathne Director (Operation)
Mr.S. Illangovan Director (Technical & Training)
Conduct Post Graduate and Degree programmes and to provide Diploma level education, training and consultancy and technical services to those in the Textile & Apparel Industry;
Establish national standards in Texitle and Clothing Technology Management and other related areas  and  award certificates in respect of the same;
  Assist the Government in the formulation of a national policy on Textile and Apparel Industry;
Link up with foreign Institutions, industries and laboratories and to provide accreditation and laboratory services and  conduct high level of courses maintaining high standards in respect of the same;
Form affiliations with local and foreign universities and institutions with a view of awarding digress, post graduate degrees, diplomas and certificates in the fields related to the Textile and Apparel Industry.
Carry out research and promote product development in the Textile and Apparel Industry in collaboration with State Institutions, local and foreign academic organizations, institutions and industries.
Offer testing and other related technical consultancy services in fields related to the Textile and Apparel Industry on a fee levying basis to local and foreign Institutions and to local and foreign students.
Conduct  market surveys, technical and economic feasibility studies, project appraisals and valuations on plant and machinery used in the Textile and Apparel Industry.
Maintain a data base containing information relating to the product in, import and export and other technical information relating to the Textile and Apparel Industry;
Issue conformity certificates to those engaged in the Textile and Apparel Industry on international, national and company compliance system standards.