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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 offices and libraries will be closed to the public. However, some of our services can now be accessed online (stated below), including online events which can be viewed through our website and Facebook events.
- You can now sign-up for an online membership at our libraries and gain access to a wide collection of books, journals and movies. IELTS library members in Colombo now have the facility to borrow IELTS books by placing an online order.
- The Teaching Centres are now conducting online classes, and we will resume some of our face-to-face classes in Colombo with limited capacity in the month of July. 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 Colombo and Kandy with extra measures to ensure your safety. Testing in Kurunegala, Negombo and Galle will resume in August 2020. 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 will resume in July 2020.
- We will commence registrations for the October/November 2020 series of Cambridge Assessment International Education on Friday 10 July 2020. We are consulting closely with both school exam boards on further guidance with regard to the upcoming school examination series and will share more information with our schools and candidates soon. Further announcements will be made and we regret any inconvenience made in this regard.
Latest updates on school examination grading can be found here:
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: