It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Website of Distance and Continuing Education Unit (DCEU), University of Ruhuna. The DCEU is the culmination of the Sri Lanka’s vision of higher education and commitment in establishing a world-class institution of higher learning to spearhead the development and production of highly qualified and technically competent human resource for Sri Lankan economy and the region. The external examination unit (EEU) is the foundation for the DCEU and its origin dates back to 1997. We have come a long way by providing higher educational facilities, especially for the community in the southern region of Sri Lanka and the whole country in general. At this juncture,I'm happy to notice that DCEU is transforming its activities to suit with global needs.
One of the major criticisms of higher education system in Sri Lanka is the admission of 15-20 percent of Advanced Level qualifiers for the university system. DCEU provide adequate service to overcome such a problem in higher education system in Sri Lanka. The DCEU is catering higher education facilities for Sri Lankans to engage with the university system to achieve their life targets in excellence of education. We provide all the educational facilities under well – reputed open and distance learning mode. The next few years will be an exciting period for DCEU as it goes through the process of establishing itself as the Apex for one of the open and distance learning centers in Sri Lanka. In line with the government’s plan to transform external degree programs, DCEU will provide the route and opportunity for all age students in distance learning in pursuing certificate and diploma level studies to pursue applied oriented bachelor programs.
I constantly wish you the success of your life with DCEU of Ruhuna University.
Senior Professor Gamini Senanayake
Vice – Chancellor
University of Ruhuna.