Admission to Sri Lankan Universities for Children of Migrant Workers

The Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) established by Government of Sri Lanka has pointed out the importance of providing the opportunity for Sri Lankan migrant workers returning Sri Lanka after completion of their overseas employment with their children to enroll their children to the Government Universities in Sri Lanka.  In this regard, the Bureau of Foreign Employment of Sri Lanka, the institution coming under the purview of the Ministry of Telecommunications, Foreign Employment and Sports in consultation with the Ministry of Higher Education of Sri Lanka is now in the process of finding the actual requirement to develop required infrastructure in Sri Lanka to plan the future university admissions giving priorities for the children of migrant workers to enroll into the Government Universities.

Therefore, the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment has sought the assistance of Sri Lankan Missions/ Posts overseas to collect   information of migrant worker’schildren who are   expected to be enrolled into the Government Universities  for their higher education during  the next two years.

Therefore, the High Commission of Sri Lanka in Canberra requests the Sri Lankan migrant workers in Australia who are planning to return  to Sri Lanka  with their children to submit information  on their children ( including the  full name of the student  and name of the degree etc.)    who are  expected to be enrolled into Government Universities in Sri Lanka.

Further information in this regard could be obtained from this Mission



High Commission of Sri Lanka


29 August 2019

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The Sri Lankan High Commission in Canberra would like to keep in touch with Sri Lankans and persons of Sri Lankan origin living in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and other Pacific Islands as well as Sri Lankan community organisations in those countries.

If you are a current/former Sri Lankan or an office bearer of a Sri Lankan community organisation we invite you to register with the High Commission.


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