The development of the higher education sector is of central importance to enable Sri Lanka to develop from a Lower-Middle Income Country (LMIC) to an Upper Middle-Income Country (UMIC). Recognizing this, the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) and the World Bank have agreed, as part of the Bank’s Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) FY17-FY20, to support the higher education sector through a Bank funded Accelerating Higher Education Expansion and Development (AHEAD) operation.

List of Faculties and Departments already applied for the ELTA – ELSE grant of the AHEAD project


  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Science – (FHSC) – Coordinator Prof. T.M.S.P.K. Thennakoon
  • Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce- (FMSC)-Coordinator Dr. S.T.W.S. Yapa
  • Faculty of Applied Science –(FAS) – Coordinator  Prof. W.A.D.Mahaulpatha


  • Department of Marketing – FMSC – Coordinator Dr. M. A. Asoka Malkanthie
  • Department of Accounting – FMSC – Coordinator Mr. M.A.N. Rangajeewa Herath
  • Department of Decision Science – FMSC– Coordinator Mss. N.P.Parameswara
  • Department of Sociology – FHSC – Coordinator Dr. Rasanjalee Perera
  • Department of English and Linguistics- FHSC – Coordinator Dr. Chitra Jayatillake
  • Department of Languages- FHSC – Coordinator Dr.K.R.Priyantha Thilakasiri
  • Department of History & Archaeology- FHSC – Coordinator Ven. Dabara Amila Thero
  • Department of Geography- FHSC – Coordinator Prof. G.M. Bandaranayake
  • Department of Anthropology –FHSC – Coordinator Prof. Charmalie Nahallage
  • Department of Statistics – FAS – Coordinator Prof. B.M.S.G.Banneheka
  • Department of Sport Science – FAS – Coordinator Dr. S. Weerasinghe

Proposal submission decline for Development Oriented Research (DOR) is 31st July 2018.

Proposal submission decline for Department Level ELTA –ELSE grant due on 31st August 2018.

Invitation for Bids – Supply, Delivery, Installation and Maintenance of Medical Equipment

Bid No. USJP/AHEAD/STEM/MED/GOODS/2018/01 – Bid closing date 13th August 2018 at 2.30pm