As a global organisation, we connect with 80 million people in 100 countries through activities including arts programmes, English language teaching, and exams.
The health of our colleagues, students and customers is our priority throughout this rapidly evolving situation. We are following local government and health authority guidance in this regard.
The British Council Sri Lanka Customer Services will now be open for a limited number of customers for selected services through prior appointment. Please book your appointment by clicking here. We will be open Monday–Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
We will be open to all students of the teaching centres and exam candidates daily. Students and exam candidates will be informed of this and other relevant health and safety guidelines and procedures. Some of our services can now be accessed online (stated below), including online events which can be viewed through our website and Facebook events.
The libraries will continue to be temporarily closed to the public until further notice.
- You can now sign-up for online membership at our libraries and gain access to a wide collection of books, journals, and movies. Library members in Colombo now have the facility to borrow books by placing an online order.
- The new term for the Teaching Centres started on Tuesday 25 August and we resumed face-to-face and online classes in all our centres. We recommend that you contact customer services for further details of the classes available. Please note that road-side parking will not be available during this time period.
- We have resumed IELTS testing in all locations. Click here for the latest updates on test schedules. IELTS delivery in the Maldives remains postponed until further notice.
- We have resumed all professional and university examinations with extra measures to ensure your safety. Cambridge English examinations resumed in July 2020.
We commenced registrations for the October/November 2020 series of Cambridge Assessment International Education on Friday 10 July 2020. Registrations for the October/November 2020 series of Pearson Edexcel commenced on Friday 14 August 2020.
Latest updates on school examination grading can be found here:
If you are a school candidate and need help to understand your results, we recommend you to contact your school, for more information please visit this page.
If you are a school candidate and need support to understand your results, we recommend you to contact your school, for more information please visit this page.
Please find below a series of frequently asked questions for Private Candidates with Cambridge IGCSE, O level, and AS level entries in June 2020 via British Council centres: