Governance in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka provides free primary and secondary education through a network of around 10,000 schools. The Sri Lankan Ministry of Education is charged with developing and implementing education policy at the national level. Each of the country’s nine provinces also has a Ministry of Education, headed by a Minister of Provincial Education. Provinces are further divided into zones which are headed by a Zonal Director of Education. The Ministry of Higher Education is responsible for the development and implementation of policy and funding for the country’s higher education sector. It also helps to procure foreign scholarships for Sri Lankan students to study overseas. The Department of Examinations is tasked with maintaining an efficient and effective examination system in Sri Lanka.


Ministry of Education
Battaramulla
Tel: +94 11 278 4832
Email: bandulagunawardana@yahoo.com
Minister: Bandula Gunawardena
Secretary: Anura Dissanayake

Ministry of Higher Education
Colombo
Tel: +94 11 268 8776
Minister: S B Dissanayake
Secretary: Thamara Dissanayake

Governance in Sri Lanka
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