Distance Education for Public Servants (DEPS) Project initiated the activities of the Centre for Distance Learning under SLIDA. The objective of the Centre is to reach out to public sector personnel working scattered throughout the country who are unable to attend training programs conducted in Colombo. Through adopting the distance learning mode, the enthusiastic public servants are helped to develop their competence in various areas of their choice.
The distance Education Modernization Project of the Ministry of Education has provided funds for the course development activities.
SLIDA has already established Distance Learning Centre in Galle, Kurunegala and Badulla Districts and these Centers have conducted various training programs for a large number of public sector officers.