About Language Centre



The Centre offers a range of quality programmes including general languages courses, competency based courses and professional skills development courses in Sinhala, Tamil and English languages.

SLIDA has been introducing English language courses for managerial level officer’s in the public sector Sri Lanka through its centre for language studies (CLS). Currently CLS offers a wide range of short-term and long term courses for developing English language of both managerial and non-managerial level officers. Sinhala and Tamil language programmes have been design for officers of All Island Services aimed at knowledge and skills development required for efficient service delivery by public sector officers. These programmes considers building competencies required for the efficient performance of with regard national language policy obligations.



The Centre offers five types of programmes. They are as follows.


a) General Language Programmes,            
e)  CERTIFICATE COURSE IN SPOKEN CHINESE LANGUAGE  [Download Application] [Download Brochure]


The language programmes of b and c categories are free of charge. Other programmes are fee-levying which include the SLIDA Diploma in English (SDE), SLIDA Diploma in Tamil (SDT) for managerial level officers, and Certificate in English for Employment Purposes (CEEP) for non-managerial officers. Generally, two batches are enrolled annually for each of these courses.

Also, SLIDA offers customized language programmes to both public and private sector. The Centre high quality ensure learning and comfortable environment under professionally qualified staff. All participants enrolling for language programmes will be provided access to other facilities at SLIDA.