Higher Education & Universities

Higher Education in Sri Lanka

University of Sabaragamuwa

University of Sri Jayawardenapura

University of Colombo

University of Moratuwa

University of Kelaniya

University of Peradeniya

University of Ruhuna

Eastern University,  Sri Lanka

South Eastern Univesity of Sri Lanka

Rajarata University of Sri lanka

University of Jaffna

Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

University of the Visual & Performing Arts

Uva Wellassa University

The Open University of Sri Lanka

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Education, in any given country, plays a key role in social and economic development. Sri Lanka has had a comparatively stable system of education in which all three sectors, primary, secondary and tertiary made considerable progress as a result of the introduction of the Free Education Scheme in 1945. This means that we have a well developed human resource base which could be effectively utilized for further development of the country. Education and knowledge have become the key for development in the 21st century and the prosperity of the next generation depends to a great extent on education. Higher education can be considered as the key to economic prosperity in a country as human capital has been recognized as the key element in the process of development.

Higher education institutions, therefore, need to be transformed in such a way so as to ensure that they become great partners in development. It is on this basis that the Ministry of Higher Education proposes to formulate a new development-oriented Higher Education Policy.

Sri Lanka has already reached a remarkable benchmark in Information Communication Technology. Our launching of the web site of the Ministry of Higher Education today would facilitate the Government’s endeavor towards achieving sustainable development.

In this google pages we give you important information about gvernment universities in Sri Lanka.