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Higher Education Policy

There are various dimensions of higher education policy in any country let alone Sri Lanka. Among these dimensions, one important aspect undoubtedly is what the policy makers think on the issues of higher education and related matters. The aim of this NCAS webpage on "Higher Education Policy" is to provide information to scholars, practitioners and administrators of higher education, particularly in Sri Lanka, to have access to what the ‘thinking is' and ‘thinking behind' the current higher education policy in the country. The information we believe could be used for research as well as for further policy purposes.

We are pleased to begin this webpage by posting the Speeches of the new Minister of Higher Education, Hon. S. B. Dissanayake, while keeping some of the important speeches by the former Minister. The speeches are posted beginning with the recent most one backwards. Also posted are imprtant sections of Mahinda Chintha relevant to higher education. We sincerely acknowledge the cooperation of the Minister in this endeavour and hope to incorporate more and additional useful information on this page in the future.


Speeches of the Minister

"Producing a New Generation of Young Who Could See the World over the Horizon" Hon. S. B. Dissanayake, Minister of Higher Education, 03 May 2010.  

Speeches of the Former Minister

"Re-thinking is Necessary on External Degree Programmes of the Universities in Sri  Lanka" Prof. WISWA WARNAPALA, Minister of Higher Education, 19 September 2008.

“The Concept of the Entrepreneurial University and Sri Lanka,”  Prof. WISWA WARNAPALA, Minister of Higher Education, 27 March 2008.

“Social Work"  Prof. WISWA WARNAPALA, Minister of Higher Education, 15 March 2008.

"Importance of The National Online Distance Education Service" Prof. WISWA WARNAPALA, Minister of Higher Education, 26 February 2008.   

"Technical Education and Its Advantages." Prof. WISWA WARNAPALA, Minister of Higher Education, 15 February 2008. 

"Re-Clinical Medical EducationProf. WISWA WARNAPALA, Minister of Higher Education, 14 February 2008.

“The Importance of Vocational Education"  Prof. WISWA WARNAPALA, Minister of Higher Education, 30 November 2007.

“Convocation of the Sliate"  Prof. WISWA WARNAPALA, Minister of Higher Education, 23  November 2007.

“Graduation Ceremony of the Institution of Incorporated Engineers"  Prof. WISWA WARNAPALA, Minister of Higher Education, 17 October 2007.

“University of Wayamba - Makandura Campus"  Prof. WISWA WARNAPALA, Minister of Higher Education, 03 October 2007.

“Anagarika Dharmapala Speech"  Prof. WISWA WARNAPALA, Minister of Higher Education, 17 September 2007.

“Launching of the Ministry of Higher Education Website"  Prof. WISWA WARNAPALA, Minister of Higher Education, 23 August 2007.

“Development of policies in higher education "  Prof. WISWA WARNAPALA, Minister of Higher Education, 11 August 2007.

“Institute of Engineers’ Graduation Ceremony"  Prof. WISWA WARNAPALA, Minister of Higher Education, 27 July 2007.

“Post-Graduate education has been  neglected in the Universities of Sri Lanka"  Prof. WISWA WARNAPALA, Minister of Higher Education, 25 June 2007.

“Role of the professional Librarian in the intellectual life of the Universities"  Prof. WISWA WARNAPALA, Minister of Higher Education, 08 June 2007.

“Sri Lanka needs a more global-oriented higher education policy"  Prof. WISWA WARNAPALA, Minister of Higher Education, 04 May 2007.