Where can you take IELTS in Sri Lanka or the Maldives?

You can find convenient British Council IELTS exam dates in sixteen official IELTS text centres across Sri Lanka. You can choose to take your IELTS test on paper or on a computer. Whichever you prefer, you need to come to a test centre to sit your test.  

IELTS Tests we offer in Sri Lanka IELTS Test Fee from 1 Jan 2024 Special price for registrations in  June - July
IELTS Academic and General Training - in centre (on paper) LKR 75,500 LKR 68,000
IELTS Academic and General Training - in centre (on computer) LKR 70,000 LKR 63,000
IELTS Academic Online - Remote (on computer) LKR 70,000  
IELTS Academic and General Training for UKVI - in centre (on paper) LKR 83,500 LKR 75,500
IELTS Academic and General Training for UKVI - in centre (on computer) LKR 78,000 LKR 70,500
IELTS Life Skills (A1 and B1) - in centre (on paper) LKR 62,500 LKR 56,500

Test centres offering IELTS on paper in Sri Lanka

  • 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 
  • Nugegoda: Saegis Campus, No 135,S. De S. Jayasinghe Mawatha, Nugegoda
  • Kandy:
     - Sinhaputhra Finance building - 4th Floor (Conference Hall), No 11, Hill Street, Kandy
     - Australian College of Business and Technology (ACBT), Peradeniya Road, Kandy
  • Kurunegala: Nations Victory Campus, Colombo 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 in Sri Lanka

  • Colombo
    - British Council Colombo, 49 Alfred House Gardens, Colombo – 03
  • Batticaloa: Headway School of Languages (Pvt) Limited, No.12, Thamaraikerny Road, Arasady, Batticaloa   
  • 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
  • Kurunegala: Nations Victory Campus, Colombo Road, Kurunegala

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

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

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

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

Find British Council IELTS exam dates 

Use the dropdown to select your preferred location and see upcoming IELTS test dates in Sri Lanka as well as fees for the IELTS exam.

IELTS registration in Sri Lanka is easy. See more dates and book.

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

IELTS exam schedules and timings in Sri Lanka

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. 

If you take IELTS Online, the Speaking test will usually be before your Listening, Reading and Writing. It could be on the same or a different day.

Choose your IELTS Speaking test slot

You can choose your IELTS Speaking test slot in Sri Lanka whether you take IELTS on a computer or on paper. If we need to change your slot due to unavoidable unforeseen reasons, we will notify you by email or phone.

Your IELTS on computer test report form
If you have taken IELTS Online or IELTS on computer, you will receive your results electronically only. You can download the electronic version (eTRF) from the Test Taker portal 3-8 days after your test. We will not issue an additional paper Test Report Form. You can print your electronic Test Report Form (eTRF) to send it to the organisations you are applying to, or you can send it via email. Alternatively, you can send your results directly to the organisation through the Test Taker portal.