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Centre for Open and Distance Learning (CODL)


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Centre for Open and Distance Learning (CODL) is the latest initiative of Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka which handles all the External Degree Programmes, Diploma Courses, Certificate Courses and other training programmes offered by the university. The CODL shall be headed by a Director (a Senior Lecturer) appointed by the University Council and three other Deputy Directors for managing, coordinating and guiding for Examinations, Learning resources, and Training for the smooth function of the centre. The entity of the CODL will also comprise a Senior Assistant Registrar, a Senior Assistant Bursar for financial and general administration. For academic administration and also to maintain the quality of the programmes offered by the Centre, a separate Board of Study shall be appointed with the expansion of the centre. The main purpose of establishing CODL is in particular to widen the access to higher education through open and distance learning to the highest number possible at an affordable cost on flexible conditions and make it to be more accessible to students of all age groups. Hence establishing and maintaining the CODL will not be a burden to degree awarding university as all the courses are fee-levying. The most the significant aspect of all these external programmes be it a Bachelor Degree, Postgraduate Degree, Diploma or any other such courses is that they are designed based on market surveys which are approved by the University Grant Commission in Sri Lanka. Hence, the certificate holders of these respective courses shall undoubtedly gain crest recognition at wherever they produce their certificates in seeking employments. Hence, the CODL shall follow the definition ‘Open and Distance Learning refers to providing learning opportunities in an environment where there is a separation of teacher in time and / or place and learning is achieved through the use of a variety of media, including print and electronic media which requires specialized division of labour in the production and delivery of courses. Throughout the learning period, two way communications is maintained allowing learners and tutors to interact with one another on occasional face-to-face meetings. Finally, the learning process and outcome are certified by means of evaluation by a specified institution or agency’ (Source: Quality assurance Toolkit for Distance Higher Education Institutions and Programmes published by the Commonwealth of Learning 2009)


  1. Certificate Course in English for School Leavers
  2. Certificate Course in English for Junior Executives
  3. Certificate Course in Web Design
  4. Certificate Course in Java Application Development
  5. Certificate Course in Plant Tissue Culture
  6. Certificate Course in Agri-Business Management
  7. Certificate Course in Robotics and Ardiuno Programming
  8. Certificate Course in Gem Resources Management


  1. Certificate Course in Mobile Application Development


  1. Diploma in English
  2. Diploma in Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management


  1. Bachelor of Business Management
  2. Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science
  3. Bachelor of Information Technology


  1. Certificate in History for School Teachers
  2. 100 hours short course on Agriculture and Bio System
  3. Teacher Training programme in Science and Technology grade 6-11

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Coordinator: Prof. Imali Fernando 0718304568

Dear Applicant,

You must fill out the online application and send us the hard copy of the completed application that you downloaded/collected from the CODL, together with the required certificates and a Rs. 1500 application fee payment slip.

හිතවත් අයදුම්කරු,

ඔබ විසින් සම්පූර්ණ කරන ලද online අයදුම්පත්‍රය සහ වෙබ් අඩවියෙන් බාගත කරගත්/ CODL වෙතින් ලබාගත් අයදුම්පත්‍රය ඉදිරිපත් කරන්න. අයදුම්පත්‍රය සමග අවශ්‍ය සහතිකපත් සහ රු. 1500 ක අයදුම්පත් ගාස්තු ගෙවීමේ පත්‍රිකාවද අමුණා එවීමට කටයුතු කරන්න.

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Centre for Open and Distance Learning (CODL) Uva Wellassa University Badulla 90 000 Sri Lanka Telephone: +94 55-2226276 Fax: +94 55 2226633