Update as of 06 July 2021

The health of our colleagues, students and customers is our priority throughout this rapidly evolving situation. We are strictly following local government and health authority guidance in this regard.

Customer Services

Our Customer Services in Colombo, Kandy, and Jaffna are open for all walk-in customers.

You may contact us on e-mail, Facebook or call us on 070 7521 521 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday to Saturday)


We are testing in all locations, with strict health and safety measures. We will continue to stay in touch with our registered test takers via email/SMS if there are any new updates.

School exams - Cambridge

Registrations for October/November 2021 exam series will be open from 25 June 2021 to 09 August 2021. You can find more information here. All exams will be held as planned under strict health and safety measures and we will stay in touch with our registered candidates via email/SMS if there are any new updates. 

Teaching centre 

Teaching Centres will continue to deliver courses online until further notice as a result of the current situation, in line with government directives. We recommend that you contact customer services for further details of the classes available. 


The libraries in Colombo, Kandy and Jaffna will remain temporarily closed to the public until further notice. The collections in Colombo, Kandy and Jaffna may be accessed via the Online Book Ordering facility we have made available to our Library members.

You may also renew your membership online

You can still sign-up for an online membership and gain access to a wide collection of books, journals and movies.     


Most of our events will be delivered online and can be viewed through our website and Facebook events

We remain committed to ensuring people all over the world can connect through English language and culture. In the coming weeks that is likely to be predominantly on digital platforms.


We offer a large number of online resources which you can use, to learn English and to prepare for your exams and access our digital libraries.

For enquiries please call us on +94 (0)70 7521 521, e-mail us at info.lk@britishcouncil.org or message us via Facebook.