I would like to warmly welcome you to the External Degrees and Extension Courses Unit (EDECU) of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. The EDECU was established with the intention of fulfilling a national requirement of distance learning, enabling anyone to have access to quality higher education.
The EDECU functions in line with the University’s vision of prospering lives through education and the mission of developing globally competent citizens through our education for a sustainable future, drawing inspirations from our cultural heritage and wisdom. Therefore, the University of Sri Jayewardenepura will strive to provide a quality educational experience coupled with development of leadership and soft skills. During the last few years, many new courses have been introduced according to the guidelines of the University Grants Commission to fulfill the voids of qualified professionals in society.
With the changing landscape of the higher education sector around the globe, the EDECU has adapted to the recent changes supported by modern technological advancements. EDECU delivers its courses that are rich in content through an outstanding faculty body. The students enrolled at the EDECU benefitted immensely from the switch to online modes of delivering lectures brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. They have been fortunate to have direct contact with the academic staff and develop their knowledge further. I too am happy to provide directions and be involved in the development of EDECU to become a renowned establishment for higher education in Sri Lanka.
By providing students with the higher educational experience similar to that of an internal student enrolled at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, the EDECU provides an alternative solution to pursue higher studies to any student who was unable to attend a state university.
Any student enrolled in the EDECU will be provided with an educational experience that develops their knowledge, soft skills and leadership while providing an educational qualification that can be utilized to pursue a career of their choice.
On a final note, I am sure that you will have a fruitful experience at the EDECU of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
Professor Upul Subasinghe
B.Sc. (Hons), Ph.D.(Wales), C.I.Biol (Sri Lanka)
University of Sri Jayewardenepura