"The Open University of Sri Lanka" is a national university in Sri Lanka. It is unique within the Sri Lankan national university system for being the only university to offer programs of study leading to Certificate, Diploma, Degrees and Postgraduate degrees up to PhD level through the Distance Mode Learning. The degrees awarded by the university are treated as equivalent to degrees awarded by any other Sri Lankan University under the preview of the University Grants Commission.Put Travel First Sri Lanka into our Colombo road trip site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Colombo.
The OUSL Main Campus is located in Colombo in Nawala, Nugegoda. There are 5 regional centers in addition to main campus at Nawala. They are; Kandy Regional Center - Polgolla, Kandy Matara Regional Center - Nupe, Matara Jaffna Regional Center - Kokuvil, Jaffna Anuradhapura Regional Center - Jayanthi Mawatha, Anuradhapura Batticaloa Regional Center - 23, New Road, Batticaloa.
The Open University of Sri Lanka is currently ranked as No.7 among Sri Lankan Universities and No. 6353 among international Universities.
The concept of establishing the Open University of Sri Lanka was by Dr. Nissanka Wijeyeratne the Cabinet Minister of Education & Higher Education at the time.
The University was set up by the Government of Sri Lanka under the Universities Act No. 16 of 1978, for the purpose of providing higher educational opportunities to working adults – providing them the road to success, surpassing age, vocation, gender, race, ethnicity and religion. The OUSL has the same legal and academic status as any other national university in Sri Lanka.
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