Education in Colombo

International Schools in Colombo

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International Baccalaureate (IB)

The IB program is offered by a number of private schools. It is taught under the supervision of the International Baccalaureate Organisation. All students study languages, social science, experimental science, mathematics and arts. The IB is divided into three programmes covering the following age ranges:

  1. Primary Years Programme (PYP) ages 3-12
  2. Middle Years Programme (MYP) ages 11-16
  3. Diploma Programme (DP) ages 16-18

Universities in Sri Lanka

The University Grants Commission is the governing body which ensures admission to the university in Sri Lanka. Most courses at university last for four years. For admission to any university course there is the requirement to complete the GCE Advanced level.

There are fifteen universities in Sri Lanka.

Universities in Colombo

  • University of Colombo
  • University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  • University of Kelaniya
  • University of Moratuwa
  • University of the Visual & Performing Arts

Libraries In Sri Lanka

Both public and national libraries are there in Sri Lanka.
The National Library
No 14, Independence Avenue
Colombo 07 Sri Lanka
94 11 2698847

To find more libraries in Sri Lanka, refer to

Update 22/07/2018


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