Higher education in Sri Lanka is as old as man; it is a fundamental human right. The literacy rate here is about 92% higher than most of the countries in the third world countries. Education plays a great role both in the heart and culture of the people. Higher education in Sri Lanka started to blossom after their integration into the British Empire. The primary languages used in communication, association and instruction remains Tamil, Sinhala and English. There are 15 public universities and 3 remarkable private universities as well. One thing that is worthy of emulation in this country is that there is accessibility to everyone, irrespective of your gender, ethnicity, caste, religion, social background and class. Presently, there are more than 13,000 international students, but there are minimal work opportunities.
Top universities of Sri Lanka are determined based on the 2017 "Webometrics Ranking of World Universities", an initiative of Spain based research group Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC).
Following is a list of top 5 universities in Sri Lanka. Click on a university to find its detailed information.
There are 15 universities listed in Sri Lanka. Click on a university to find its detailed information including address, phone, website, contact details, other related links etc.