Where can you take IELTS in Sri Lanka?

We offer a range of convenient test dates in sixteen official IELTS test centre locations across Sri Lanka. You can choose to take your IELTS test on paper or on a computer. Whichever you prefer, you will need to come to a test centre to sit your test. Find out more  



Test we offer Fee from 1 Jan 2023
IELTS Academic and General Training - in centre (on paper) LKR 65,000
IELTS Academic and General Training - in centre (on computer) LKR 60,000
IELTS Academic for UKVI - in centre (on paper or computer) LKR 59,000
IELTS General Training for UKVI - in centre (on paper or computer) LKR 59,000
IELTS Life Skills (A1 and B1) - in centre (on paper) LKR 41,000

Test centres offering IELTS on paper

  • Colombo:
    - Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo – 07
    - Australian College of Business and Technology (ACBT), No 32 C, Dickman’s Road, Colombo – 05 
    - ICBT Colombo Campus, No. 36, DeKretser Place, Colombo - 04 
  • Nugegoda: Saegis Campus, No 135,S. De S. Jayasinghe Mawatha, Nugegoda
  • Kandy: Sinhaputhra Finance building - 4th Floor (Conference Hall), No 11, Hill Street, Kandy
  • Kurunegala: Kandyan Reach Hotel, Kandy Road, Kurunegala
  • Negombo: Nations Victory Campus, No. 148, Greens Road, Negombo
  • Gampaha: Manchester International, 269/B, Kidagammulla, Gampaha.
  • Batticaloa: Headway School of Languages (Pvt) Limited, No.12, Thamaraikerny Road, Arasady, Batticaloa
  • Matara: Sigeo Resort, 102, Polhena Road, Polhena, Matara
  • Jaffna: Public Library - Jaffna

 Test centres offering IELTS on computer

  • Colombo
    - British Council Colombo, 49 Alfred House Gardens, Colombo – 03   
    - Oasis International School (OIS), No. 9, M. D. Gunasena Mawatha, Colombo 10
  • Dehiwala: LPF Academy, 224/A, Quarry Road, Dehiwala
  • Malabe: Future Labs, Level 2, No. 387, Athurugiriya Road, Hokandara North
  • Negombo: Nations Victory Campus, No. 148, Greens Road, Negombo
  • Kandy: Australian College of Business and Technology (ACBT), 670/5 Peradeniya Road, Kandy

We are testing in all locations, at the above centres with extra measures to ensure your safety.

If you wish to take your test in the Maldives, please click here.  

Looking to work, study, or live in the UK?

If you need a visa for working or studying in the UK, then in some cases you may need to take IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration or IELTS Life Skills.

Find IELTS test dates

Use the dropdown to select your preferred location and see upcoming test dates.

The test fee includes free exclusive preparation materials, practice tests and much more.

Test schedule / timings

Your Listening, Reading, and Writing sections of the test will be completed on the same day with no break in between. We are running tests in the morning and in the afternoon. All sessions allow social distancing. Morning sessions are usually between 9.00 am and 12.30 pm. Afternoon sessions are usually between 1.00 pm and 4.30 pm. On selected days we have an evening session between 5.00 pm and 8.30 pm.

If you take IELTS on paper, your Speaking test will take place on a different day to the other sections of the test, in a 7-day window before or after the main test day. You will receive an email confirming your Speaking test date 48 hours in advance. 

Choose your Speaking test slot

You can choose your Speaking test slot whether you take IELTS on a computer or on paper. If we need to change your slot due to the pandemic, we will notify you by email or phone.