SLIATE Higher Education

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SLIATE Higher Education was formed by, As per the recommendations of the Committee appointed by Prof. Wiswa Waranapala, Deputy Minister of Higher Education in 1994, the Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technical Education (SLIATE) was formed in 1995, under the Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technical Education Act No. 29 of 1995, In 2001 the name of the institution was amended to read as Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education, (SLIATE).


It functions as an autonomous Institute for the management of Higher National and National Diploma courses. The main purposes of establishing SLIATE Higher Education were to reform and restructure the entire technical and vocational education system in relation to the changing needs of economic development, to meet manpower requirements of national development strategies, and the promotion of privatization, with special concern for meeting the scarcity of trained technological manpower resources at the technician level.

The SLIATE Higher Education is a statutory body operating under the purview of Ministry of Higher Education and is one of the leading higher educational institutions in Srilanka. It has been focusing on fostering Advanced Technical Education at a post secondary level. It is mandated to establish Advanced Technological Institute (ATI) in every province for technological courses. At present it manages and supervises Twelve  Advanced Technological Institutes and Six Sections.

SLIATE Courses Offering

  • Accountancy
  • Agriculture
  • Building Services
  • Busines Administration
  • Business Finance
  • English
  • Engineering
  • Management
  • Information Technology
  • Food Technology
  • Quantity Survey
  • Tourism & Hospitality Management

Facilities Available

  • Library
  • Wifi
  • Sports
  • Training
  • Laboratory
  • Hostel
  • Mahapola Scholarships
  • Workshop
  • Quality Of Education

Courses Fee

  • Diploma in English

    Free - Rs. 6,000

    Doing diploma to gain basic knowledge of English is very useful for beginners. Because English is everywhere nowadays. Higher National Diploma in English is being conducted as full time and part time with the duration of 2 ½ years and 2 years respectively.

  • Information Technology

    Rs. 10,000

    The Higher National Diploma in Information Technology (HND‐IT) programme at the SriLanka Institute of Advance Technical Education (SLIATE) was developed and commenced in the year 2000 with the objective of producing the middle level IT professional.


What is the main specialty of SLIATE Higher Education Insitute?

SLIATE is only government institute in Sri Lanka functioning under the Ministry of Higher Education and offering Higher National Diplomas in multi-disciplinary areas in English medium for the G.C.E. (A/L) qualified students.

Does SLIATE providing hostel facility for their students?

SLIATE offering hostel only for limited number. The hostel facilities are available for girls in ATI Naiwala/Dehiwala and for girls as well as boys in Hardy Ampara and Mattakkuliya ATI. This facility strictly for the full time students only.



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08:00 - 18:00
  • Monday
    08:00 - 18:00
  • Tuesday
    08:00 - 18:00
  • Wednesday
    08:00 - 18:00
  • Thursday
    08:00 - 18:00
  • Friday
    09:30 - 23:30
  • Saturday
    09:30 - 23:30
  • Sunday
    08:00 - 18:00

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