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 closed for all walk-in customers until further notice. However, we will continue to provide our services online. Please leave us your details via our contact us form and we will reach out to you at the earliest.
If your enquiry is urgent please contact us on on 07 07 521 521 or email us on info.lk@britishcouncil.org or message us via Facebook between 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (Monday to Saturday)

Exams 

IELTS

We are testing in all locations with additional measures to ensure your safety. Please visit this page to book a test online.

School exams 

Cambridge

Cambridge International have decided to switch from exams to school-assessed grades (SAGs). We are currently working with Cambridge on finding alternatives for private candidates to help them progress in their education journey. Please watch this space for updates. Additionally, we will stay in touch with our registered candidates via email/SMS if there are any new updates. If you are a school candidate, please contact your school for information on the next steps.

Edexcel

Pearson Edexcel IAL examinations will be held as scheduled, with additional measures to ensure the safety of our candidates. Registrations for January 2022 series are now open. Please visit this page to find more information about registering for your exam. Normal registrations close on 13 October 2021. 

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. 

Library 

The libraries in Colombo, Kandy and Jaffna will remain temporarily closed to the public until further notice. We will keep you updated on the dates of the reopening of our libraries – and regret that at this time, we have temporarily suspended our Online Book Ordering facility until further notice. We hope that you and your families remain safe and well during these times. 

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.     

Events 

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.