Centre for Distance and Continuing Education

University of Peradeniya

Centre for Distance and Continuing Education

University of Peradeniya

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Centre for Distance and Continuing Education, University of Peradeniya

The University of Peradeniya is the pioneering institution that initiated offering external degrees in the country since 1964. The Vision of the Centre is to provide equal opportunities for all aspiring to further their career goals. The Centre for Distance and Continuing Education was established on 09th April, 2007 keeping in line with the principles of Open and Distance Learning (ODC). The Centre conducts degree programmes in all three languages (Sinhala, Tamil and English) which caters to the learners of all ethnic groups from all parts of the country. At present, the Centre offers two Degree programmes; General Degree in Bachelor of Arts(BA) (External), Bachelor of Business Management(BBA) (External), three diploma progammes; Diploma in Management and Development, Diploma in Library and Information Services and Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Development and two certificate courses; Advanced Certificate in Laboratory Handling and Certificate Course in Basic Tamil.

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Notice for Bachelor of Arts External New Syllabus Degree Completed Students

ඉහත නම් සඳහන් ශිෂ්‍ය ශිෂ්‍යාවන් ශාස්ත්‍රවේදී සාමාන්‍ය උපාධිය ලබාගැනිමට සුදුසුකම් සපුරා ඇත. එබැවින් උපාධි ලේඛනයෙහි නම සඳහන් ශිෂ්‍ය ශිෂ්‍යාවන් 2023 ජනවාරි මස පවත්වන 200 මට්ටම (200 level) විභාගයට පෙනී නොසිටිය යුතු බව කාරුණිකව දන්වමි. ඔබේ නමෙහි අකුරුවල වෙනසක් ඇත්නම්, 2023-01-31 දිනට පෙර ඒ බව දුරස්ථ හා අඛණ්ඩ අධ්‍යාපන කේන්ද්‍රයට ලිඛිතව දැනුම් දිය යුතුය.

பட்டப்படிப்பினை நிறைவு செய்த இம்மாணவர்கள் 2023 ஜனவரி மாதம் நடைபெறவிருக்கும் 200 வது மட்டப் பரீட்சைக்கு தோற்ற வேண்டாமென கேட்டுக்கொள்கின்றோம். மேற்குறித்த பட்டியலில் காணப்படும் உங்கள் பெயர்களில் எழுத்து வித்தியாசங்கள் காணப்படின் 31.01.2023 ம் திகதிக்கு முன் கடிதம் மூலம் எமக்கு அறிவிக்கவும்.

The above listed, Degree completed students are strictly advised not to sit for the forthcoming 200 level examination which will be commenced on January 2023. If there are any spelling mistakes in your name appears above, you are requested to inform the CDCE in writing before 31st January 2023.

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Diploma in Laboratory Technology - 2022

The deadline for the payments for the above programme has been extended. New deadline is 08 th February 2023. The date of the orientation programme will be informed in due course.

2023-01-26
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DIPLOMA IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES - End of First Semester Examination - 2022 - HELD in May

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2023-01-23 More
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Admission - Bachelor of Arts (New Syllabus) 200 Level Examination - 2022 (held in 2023)

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2023-01-20 More
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Examination Entry Form for Diploma in Library & Information Second Semester Examination – 2022

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2023-01-18 More
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Loan facilities for students who need financial assistance

The CDCE has arranged loan facilities for students who need financial assistance to cover their academic expenses with Hatton National Bank. Therefore, please contact Mr. Indika Ekanayake, Senior Manager, Hatton National Bank, Kandy Branch for more details on 077-354-2597.

2023-01-14 More
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Timetable - Bachelor of Arts (New Syllabus) 200 Level Examination - 2022 (held in 2023)

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2023-01-12 More
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Applications are opened for the Advanced Certificate in Laboratory Handling - 2023

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2023-01-12 More
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Dress Code for Graduands : Convocation Ceremony for External Graduands 2019/2020

Traditionally, the university recommends men to wear western style clothes and for women Sari or Osari on convocation day.

2022-12-02
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Applications for Diploma in Laboratory Technology (Dip in Lab Tech)

Applications are open for Diploma in Laboratory Technology (Dip in Lab Tech). Navigate for more information.

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Notice for Students

The number of "D" results obtained for completing BA (External - New Syllabus) Degree Programme does not matter(except for FNDE courses) as long as the student has achieved a GPA value of 2.00 or more.

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Timetable and Seating Arrangements - General Degree Examination in Arts (External) (Old Syllabus)

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2022-11-30 More
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300 LEVEL EXAMINATION IN BACHELOR OF ARTS - 2022

Results of the 300 LEVEL EXAMINATION IN BACHELOR OF ARTS - 2022 is now released. Navigate to view.

2022-11-25 More
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Convocation Ceremony for External Graduands 2020

The Center for Distance and Continuing Education is organizing its 2020 Convocation Ceremony for External Graduands at the Mahinda Rajapakshe Auditorium, National Cooperative Development Institute, Pologolla on 12th December 2022. 

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Orientation Programme for the BA 200 Level Students (2019 Batch)

There will be an orientation programme for the BA 200 level students on 17th December 2022. The Centre will provide all the details to registered students on selecting courses and other matters pertaining to the programme. For the morning session, we will invite Sinhala medium students and Tamil students for the afternoon session. There will be a nominal fee that students have to pay for reading material and other documents.

2022-11-10
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Diploma in Management and Development - End of 1st Semester Examination - 2021/2022

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OBTH EXAMINATION - 100 LEVEL EXAMINATION IN BACHELOR OF ARTS - JULY 2021

Results of the OBTH EXAMINATION - 100 LEVEL EXAMINATION IN BACHELOR OF ARTS - JULY 2021 is now released. Navigate to view.

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Orientation Programme for BA 200 Level Students

The Centre for Distance and Continuing Education Conducted an Orientation Programme on 200 level course selection for the students on 17th Dec.2022.


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The External Convocation 2019-2020 of the University of Peradeniya

The Centre for Distance and Continuing Education (CDCE) of the University of Peradeniya held its 2019-2022 convocation for external graduands at the Mahinda Rajapaksha Auditorium of the National Cooperative Development Institute, Polgolla, on 12th December 2022. This was the eleventh convocation that the CDCE organized for its external graduands. This year 505 and 69 graduands have conferred the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Business Administration Degrees respectively. Professor GH. Peiris, the Chancellor of the University, Professor MD. Lamawansha, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor TWM. Madhujith, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University and the Deans, the Director of CDCE and all the Administrative Officers of the University of Peradeniya and all other invitees graced this graduation ceremony.


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Orientation Programme for Diploma in Computing and Electronics

The CDCE organized an orientation programme for a selected group of students in the Walapane area to provide training for them in Diploma in Computing and Electronics. This was organized in collaboration with World Vision Lanka and the Faculty Science of the University of Peradeniya as a community outreach programme.


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Workshop on Maintaining Health after the Covid 19th

The Centre for Distance and Continuing Education Conducted workshop on maintaining health after the Covid 19th on 9th Nov. 2022. Dr. Nimal Karunasiri, former Commissioner of Ayurveda Western Province conducted the workshop.


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MOU Signing between the University of Peradeniya and World Vision Lanka

The Centre for Distance and Continuing Education entered into a memorandum of understanding between the University of Peradeniya and World Vision Lanka to help the youth in the Walapane area to provide training in Computer and Electronics on 30 th Sep 2022. The acting Vice-Chancellor, professor Athula Ekanayake, Director CDCE Professor Abey Rathnayake, Dean Faculty of Science, Professor Sanath Rajapaksha, Professor Authula Perera,Mr. Prabath Gunathilake from the University of Peradeniye and Mr. Shiron Perara and Mr. Anthony Lawarance participated from World Vision Lanka in the ceremony.
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The Diploma and Certificate awarding Ceremony 2022

The Centre for Distance and Continuing Education of the University of Peradeniya, Conducted a Diploma and Certificate awarding Ceremony for Diploma in Management and Development and Advanced Certificate Course in Laboratory Handling on 3 rd November 2022 at the Centre for Distance and Continuing Education. The Centre awarded Diploma and Certificate to 66 students who completed the respective academic programmes.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya Prof. M.D. Lamawansa and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Prof. Terrance Madhujith graced the occasion as chief guests. Also, the Deans and Academic members of the Faculty of Management and the Faculty of Science, Director and administrative officers of the CDCE participated in this event. The CDCE congratulates the awardees on their achievement.


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Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Women Child Development Affairs - 2022

The Center for Distance and Continuing Education signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Women Child Development Affairs of the Government of Sri Lanka on 29th August 2022 and this enables the students who follow the Diploma Programme in Early Childhood Care and Development to receive financial assistance to complete their academic programme.


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Awareness Programme for the Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Development Programme 2022

The CDCE organized an awareness programme for the resource persons of the Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Development at the Department of Education, University of Peradeniya on 11th June 2002. The Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Director/ CDCE, Head/Education, professor Mudiyanse Rasnayake, Unicef Officer and other staff members of the Department of Education and resource persons participated in this programme.


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Orientation Programme - Diploma in Management and Development- 2022/23

The CDCE organized an orientation programme for the Diploma in Management and Development course 2022/23 via zoom on 10th June 2002. The Director CDCE/ Dean/Management and other resource persons and CDCE staff participated in this event.


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Orientation programme for the Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Development Programme 2022

The CDCE organised an orientation programme for the Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Development on 27th May 2022 at the Centre's Main Hall. The Vice-Chancellor of the university of Peradeniya, professor M.D. Lawansa participated as the chief guest of the event. In addition, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, the acting Dean/Faculty of Arts, Dean/ Managemengemt, Dean/Science, Head and the academic staff of the Department of Education, CDCE administrative staff and students from many parts of the island participated in this event.


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Tree Planting Activity on the National Independence Day 2022

The CDCE conducted a tree planting activity to mark the National Independence Day, 4th February 2022. The Director and Staff participated in this event.


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Pirith Chanting Ceremony for the New Year 2022

The Centre for Distance and Continuing Education organized a pirith chanting ceremony to bless the year 2022.  


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Q&A Session - Orientation Programme of the the Bachelor of Business Administration - 2021

Ms. S. Yamuna the Coordinator of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA Online) conducting the Q&A session of the Orientation Programme of the the Bachelor of Business Administration - 2021 held on 14th November 2021 through Zoom technology.


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Orientation Programme - Diploma in Library and Information Services – 2021

CDCE organized an orientation programme for the newly registered students for the Diploma in Library and Information Services – 2021 on 31st October 2021 at Examination Hall, CDCE. Deputy Vice-Chancellor University of Peradeniya Professor Terrence Madhujith graced the occasion. Dean Faculty of Arts Dr. EMPCS Ekanayake, Dean/Faculty of Science Prof. SR Kodithuwakku, Librarian Mr. R Maheshwaran, Director/CDCE Dr. Rathnayake M Abeyrathne, Deputy Director/ Learning Resources Prof. Chandima Wickramasinghe, Deputy Director Training/ Dr. S Maheswaran, Deputy Director/Examination Dr. Manoj Alawathukotuwa, Programme Coordinator- Dr. Menaka Hindagolla, SAR/CDCE-Mrs. Irani Pathirana, AR/CDCE-Ms. Lasni Jayasooriya and staff of the CDCE also participated in this event.


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Assumption of the Duties of the New Director, CDCE

The University of Peradeniya appointed Dr. Rathnayake M. Abeyrathne the new Director of the Centre for Distance and Continuing Education. While adhering to Covid 19 health guidelines, he assumed duties in his post on the 4th of August 2021. He is a Senior Lecturer and a Medical Anthropologist and former Head of the Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya. At the brief meeting, he mentioned that the vision for the Center during his tenure is to develop it as one of the Centers of excellence in Distance and Continuous Education in the country.


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The Three days Online Workshop on Open Book Take Home Examination organized by Centre for Distance & continuing Education (CDCE) collaboration with the Commonwealth Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA)

Online workshop on setting Open Book Take Home Examination organized by the Centre for distance & Continuing Education (CDCE) in collaboration with the Commonwealth Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) was conducted successfully for 3 days from 06.01.2021 to 08.01.2021.


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