The Sri Lankan Government is the largest employer in the country. Their employees are selected by competitive examinations and interviews and promotions are made by the Public Service Commission.
Public service is a service intended to serve all people in the country. The Public Services of Sri Lanka are a series of services groups that provide specialized professional services to the Government of Sri Lanka. The most senior of these is the Sri Lanka Administrative Service which is the country's permanent bureaucracy. Other services are Sri Lanka Overseas Service, Sri Lanka Police Service, Sri Lanka Customs Service, Sri Lanka Educational Administrative Service, Sri Lanka Immigration Service, Sri Lanka Inland Revenue Service, Sri Lanka Accountants' Service and etc.