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Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka (from the Sanskrit for "Venerable Island"), officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Tamil: இலங்கை; known as Ceylon before 1972 and as Taprobane in ancient times), is an island country in South Asia, located about 31 kilometres (19.3 mi) off the southern coast of India. The population of Sri Lanka is 20,000,000. Its capital city is Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte but the largest city is Colombo. Sri Lanka is divided into 9 provinces and 25 districts. Each province is administered by a directly-elected provincial council.

Further information

For further general information see Wikipedia:Sri Lanka.

Education in Sri Lanka

For a general description of education in Sri Lanka see Education:Sri Lanka.


For a description more focussed to e-learning see E-learning:Sri Lanka.

Quality procedures

Internet in Sri Lanka

Internet in Education

Copyright law in Sri Lanka

Copyright law in Education

OER Initiatives in Sri Lanka

National OER initiatives

Regional OER initiatives

Institutional OER initiatives


  • Blended learning in distance education: Sri Lankan perspective, by T.R. Liyanagunawardena (University of Reading, UK), A.A. Adams

(Meiji University, Japan), and N. Rassool and S.A. Williams (University of Reading, UK), International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT), 2014, Vol. 10, Issue 1, pp. 55-69 -


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