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Extended of closing date for calling Application for recruit panel members (Expression of Interest) until 31st August 2018




New Secretary Assumed Duties Today


Mr. J. J. Rathnasiri assumed duties on 16th May, 2018 as Secretary of Ministry of Higher Education & Cultural Affairs in the Secretary's office at No. 18, Ward Place, Colombo 07.

Check the Status of the Application for Students Loan Scheme



Check the Status of the Online Application for Students Loan Scheme


Third Phase of the Project for Construction of Hostels at Universities Commences.



 In order to implement the proposal No. 324 of the Budget Proposals - 2016 submitted by the new government under the standardizationof universities, Mr.D.C.Dissanayake, Secretary, Ministry of Higher Education and Highways signed the contracts with the respective contractors, on 17.11.2016, for constructing of 24, four storied hostels with 100 rooms that would provide hostel facilities for 9,600 students at once. By the year 2018, hostel facilities would be provided to all the male and female students studying at universities who are in need of hostel facilities through these constructions. 60 hostels were constructed under the Stage 1 & 2 of this project, and 24,000 students were provided with hostel facilities through that. The Director of the Expeditious Hostel Project, Mr. P.G. Jayasinghe - Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Higher Education and Highways stated that action had been taken to deliver the hostels that would be constructed under the Stage 3, specially, to Sri Jayewardenepura, Colombo, Wayamba, Ruhuna, Jaffna, South Eastern, Eastern and Rajarata universities, which would admit students to technological faculties in the years 2016 &2017,and in addition to the Sri Lanka Bhiksu University at Anuradhapura to provide hostel facilities for student monks. He further stated that accordingly, all the university students who required hostel facilities would be provided with that facility through that effort and the Stage 3 of that project which was commenced on a special request of Hon. Lakshman Kiriella, Minister of Higher Education and Highways, would be implemented under the complete supervision of Hon. Mohan LalGrero, State Minister of Higher Education. 

State Secretary Assumed Duties Today


Mrs. Jayanthi Wijethunga assumed duties on 21-09-2016, as State Secretary of State Ministry of Higher Education at Ward Place, Colombo 07.

New Minister Assumed Duties Today


Hon. Dr. Wijayadasa Rajapaksa assumed duties on 2nd May, 2018 as Minister of Ministry of Higher Education & Cultural Affairs in the Minister's office at No. 18 Ward Place, Colombo 07.

Laptop Launching Program

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The Inauguration of Providing Laptops for University Students on Interest Free Loan Facility Under The Implementation Of Budget Proposal - 2016 On May 26,2016.



A significant day which is engraved in golden letters on the book of Sri Lankan university history was marked recently. It is the occasion of providing laptops for university students under an interest –free loan scheme. We are, precisely, aware that the university is the most appropriate and exact place to discover new trends of the world while engaging in a shoulder –to- shoulder competition with the expedition of the Technology, to deploy innovations for the development of the country, and to create innovative products. A massive step for the onus of bestowing the university students, who is the most intellectual group among the intelligent youth of the country, armed with technological knowledge was commenced ceremonially at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall on May 26, 2016, which was presided by Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. A set of distinguished guests including Hon. Lakshman Kiriella, Minister of Higher Education & Highways, Hon. Mohan Lal Grero, State Minister of Higher Education, Mr. D.C. Dissanayake, Secretary of the ministry, Prof . Mohan de Silva Chairman ,UGC ,Mr. P.G. Jayasinghe, Additional Secretary and Vice chancellors of all the universities were graced the occasion.

Change of the Ministry Name

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Name of the Ministry of Higher Education & Highways has been change as Ministry of Higher Education  & Cultural Affairs since May, 2018.

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