The Inauguration of the Postgraduate Diploma in Education.  

The inauguration of the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Full Time) course was held on 2nd January 2019 at the Department of Education, Faculty of Arts. This programme has been conducted annually for more than a half century. Seventy-five teachers were selected from a competitive examination conducted by the Ministry of Education.

The chief dignitary was the present Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Upul B. Dissanayake. Through this programme, the Department of Education produces well-trainned teachers with knowledge, skills and attitudes. The Vice-Chancellor stated that this institute plays a vital role in the process of the development and upliftment of the education sector of the country.

Dr. Jayantha Balasooriya the Director of Education, Ministry of Education stated that courses of this nature are essential to create high caliber teachers, Principals and Administrators for the changing society.

The Director of PGIHS Professor Ananda Jayawickrama, Professors and lectures of the Department were the other dignitaries who were present at this occasion.