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 offices and libraries will be closed to the public and all events suspended until further notice.

The Teaching Centres will remain closed and we are working towards alternative ways for all students to continue their learning. We are directly in touch with our students on updates regarding delivering our courses online.

All IELTS tests are suspended until further notice and candidates have been directly notified of transfers and refunds. 

We are aware of the latest announcements by both Cambridge and Pearson exam boards not to hold any General Qualification examinations in the May/June 2020 exam series, globally. We are in consultation with both boards on further guidance 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.

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 contact us on 0772521521, e-mail us at or message us via Facebook.

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.