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  • Delivers free access to online learning platform for school students, graduates and professionals
  • Extensive library of over 8,000 courses now available
  • Links world-renowned universities such as Harvard and Cambridge offering free courses

Extending higher education facilities designed to enhance employability and opportunity for Sri Lankan youth, philanthropists Dhammika Perera and Priscilla Perera launched DP Digital University, a free online education portal that offers an extensive portfolio of courses from reputed universities and institutions across the world.

Marking an unprecedented milestone in Sri Lankan higher education, the new platform will provide access to over 8,000 courses from over 55 world-renowned universities including Harvard, Cambridge, MIT, IBM and Monash.

Most importantly, majority of these courses are provided totally free of charge for self-learning at your own pace and will be available for every Sri Lankan to access remotely, irrespective of their economic and social statuses.

“For Sri Lanka to reach its fullest potential, it is imperative that our people are equipped with the knowledge and training necessary to take up critical roles in the national workforce. With the launch of this initiative our goal is to democratize education for all Sri Lankans, so that they in turn can empower and enrich themselves, and our nation,” a spokesperson for Dhammika and Priscilla Perera Foundation said.     

DP Digital University offers students free courses covering a broad spectrum of subjects from Accounting & Finance, Business Management, Computer Science, Engineering, to Health & Medicine, Human Resource Management and 40 other categories.

Sharing her learning experience of the digital platform, Nethmi T. Wijesinghe, a student of ‘The Strategy of Content Marketing’ online course offered by the University of California, Davis said - “I enjoyed the online courses I found through DP Digital University as it was exciting and I could work on it at my own pace. It is a great opportunity for self-motivated people to explore and learn new subjects.”

Another student Shithila Mahabaduge who followed the ‘Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Ratio’ course at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology expressed her gratitude to the foundation for providing her with the opportunity to follow her intellectual curiosity and complete a fascinating course which would not have otherwise been easily accessible.

“I recently completed my A/Ls, and I have been following courses on DP Digital University in my free time to enhance my knowledge in preparation for my higher studies,” Dinuk Peiris a student of ‘Introduction to Marketing’ course offered by the University of Pennsylvania said.

DP Digital University is the latest in a series of initiatives from DP Education that leverages digital platforms to deliver free education to empower a new generation of Sri Lankan school and university students, as well as professionals.

For more information, visit the official DP Digital University website at www.dpuni.org or email info@dpfoundation.org.lk.


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  • MILINDA GOMES Monday, 14 December 2020 06:43 PM

    Congratulations!!! Mr. Dammika Perera i like to take software engineer programe pl send me the an enroll information when is ready. thaks milinda gomes owner/ceo Eagle fly investments llc usa

    Wijesinghe Kodippilige wasantha Deshapriya Tuesday, 15 December 2020 10:04 AM

    Education is the most powerful tool to empower a nation. you have done a good job for our children. I don't know, how can I convey my feelings. May you attain nibbana! God bless you! for everything you

    Jayampathi Wednesday, 16 December 2020 02:50 PM

    You are doing great service to our nation. It is the duty of our children to get maximum usage from it. Thank You Mr. Dhammika Perera

    Hola Wednesday, 16 December 2020 09:45 PM

    Honestly this is just a collection point of free courses. Nice but I was thinking they have their own content. It not a university!!!

    Shabir Zainudeen Thursday, 17 December 2020 02:42 PM

    The Initiative is Commendable but who can afford to have DATA PLANS to use these free resources? The government should make free WIFI at least for students or else these initiatives will be futile.

    Shihan Thursday, 17 December 2020 09:02 PM

    Great initiative..

    Nizam Wednesday, 23 December 2020 08:24 AM

    Great of you Sir. Keep it up. While the people have been going on snail speed still sticking to SINHALA


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