The Centre for Language Studies (CLS) at SLIDA conducts Sinhala, Tamil, and English language programs mainly for public servants to develop their proficiency in the official and link languages. Those programs are open to the private sector as well. The official language programs (Sinhala and Tamil) are conducted in collaboration with the Department of Official Languages for participants of the induction training programs of All Island Services.
Located in a serene environment in the bustling city, CLS of SLIDA offers an unparalleled learning experience for adult learners. Academic staff, both internal and external, understand the real necessities of the student participants and they inculcate a sense of self-confidence with which the participants can face challenging situations in their respective careers.