The Open University of Sri Lanka turns 40 years today. A media release made by the OUSL said “As Sri Lanka’s premier and pioneering Open and Distance Learning institution, the OUSL has offered yeoman service to the nation by offering opportunities for higher education and thus transforming the lives of thousands of Sri Lankans. While circumstances might have restricted many people from accessing the benefits of higher education, the OUSL has overcome those obstacles and opened up learning for all.
"The university is one of the pioneers who popularised the model of online learning and such initiatives played a crucial role in disseminating learning during the current Covid-19 crisis"
“The OUSL is not a cosmopolitan phenomenon but has a wide reach through its Nine Regional Centres and 19 Study Centers in many localities. This makes learning flexible and accessible.
“The university is one of the pioneers who popularized the model of online learning and such initiatives played a crucial role in disseminating learning during the current Covid-19 crisis.
“The OUSL is the first and only university in the Sri Lankan university system which provides UGC- approved degree programs in the Open and Distance Learning mode. And the university looks forward to enhancing and consolidating this position,” the OUSL said.