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Sri Lanka Education

Map of Sri Lanka Schools, Colleges and Universities

Sri Lanka always valued the importance of learning. As a consequence Sri Lanka was a home to great learning centers.
However due to foreign influence the former Sri Lanka education system deteriorated and the contemporary system of education emerged.
Sri Lanka is also making significant developments in the world of Information Communication Technology. Even the remote villages in Sri Lanka have cyber cafes. The contemporary Sri Lanka education system owes its origin to the British colonists. The education is imparted through Sri Lanka colleges. The mode of education in Sri Lanka schools is imparted through the primary, lower and high secondary schools. The language followed is either Tamil or Sinhala. After completing six years in the primary school the students sit for a scholarship to pursue junior secondary education. After completing this the students sit for G.C.E. Those qualifying the government conducted examination, pursue Senior Secondary Education for two years . At the commencement of two years they give the G.C.E. Advanced level examination. The qualifying students go to universities for further studies. Those failed to qualify the university entrance test either go for vocational training or seek admission under open university. The government of Sri Lanka provides books and uniforms to the students without any charge.

  List of Schools, Colleges and Universities in Sri Lanka  
1 Thurstan College Pedris Rd, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka Samanala Wewa, Sri Lanka
3 University of Colombo Cumaratunga Munidasa Mawatha, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
4 National Institute of Education 61 Maharagama 10280, Sri Lanka
5 University Grant Commission Colombo, Sri Lanka
6 The Institution of Engineers Colombo, Sri Lanka
7 Informatics Institute of Technology 57 Ramakrishna Road, Colombo 06 Marine Dr Colombo, Sri Lanka
8 Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology Malabe - Kaduwela Rd Malabe Sri Lanka
9 Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technical Education New Kandy Rd, Malabe, Sri Lanka
10 Sri Lanka Institute of Architects Vidya Rd, Colombo, Sri Lanka
11 Post Graduate Institute of Management Colombo, Sri Lanka
12 Auston Institute of Management Galle Rd, Colombo, Sri Lanka
13 Informatics Institute of Technology 57 Ramakrishna Road, Colombo 06 Marine Dr Colombo, Sri Lanka
14 Overseas School of Colombo Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, Sri Lanka
15 Colombo International School Colombo, Sri Lanka
16Lyceum International School Colombo, Sri Lanka
17 St John's College Jaffna, Sri Lanka
18 Prince of Wales' College Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
19 Alethea International School Colombo, Sri Lanka
20 Saiva Mangayar Kalaham Hindu Ladies College 23 Rudra Mawatha, Colombo 00600, Sri Lanka
21 Hindu College Puttalam, Sri Lanka
22 Trinity College 262 D S Senanayake Veediya Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
23 Vidura College Samagi Mawatha Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, Sri Lanka
24 Wesley College Karlshrue Gardens, Colombo, Sri Lanka
25 Zahira College Orabipasha St Colombo 01000, Sri Lanka

The Sri Lanka Schools and universities follow the rules laid by the Sri Lanka Education Ministry. Some of the Sri Lanka schools are:
  • Colombo International School
  • Dharmaraja College Kandy
  • Ananda College Colombo
  • St. Thomas College Colombo
  • Trinity College Kandy

The Sri Lanka University is the highest institution imparting education. To name a few of the Sri Lanka universities are:
  • University of Moratuwa
  • University of Kelaniya
  • University of Colombo
  • University of Ruhana
  • The University of Peradeniya
Sri Lanka also has a open university conferring degrees and diplomas to the students. The Open University of Sri Lanka was established in the year 1980. The Sri Lanka literacy rate is calculated by the annual school census.

Though Sri Lanka had great learning centers, yet it has made remarkable progress in the field of contemporary education.

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