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Education

Education in Sri Lanka has a long history which dates back two millennia and the Constitution of Sri Lanka provide for education as a fundamental righ

Culture

Esala Perahera ( is the grand festival with elegant costumes held in July and August in Kandy, Sri Lanka. This historical procession (perahera) is hel

HERITAGE

The second most ancient of Sri Lanka's kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated the Chola invaders

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Education

The government of Sri Lanka has given high priority to development of the education sector. This encompasses primary to tertiary education as well as vocational training.

Culture & Heritage

Sri Lanka is a country with a very rich culture and heritage including indigenous knowledge. We are rich in both cultural and natural heritage. 

Social & Natural Sciences

UNESCO promotes sciences in its various forms for a sustainable future. SLNCU works closely with the ministries of Environment & Natural Resources, Technology.

Communication & Info.

UNESCO has a mandate for fostering Freedom of Expression. We strive to support achieving this objective though providing various global standards and norms.

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Sri Lanka National Commission for UNESCO (SLNCU) is the government arm of implementing UNESCO Agenda in Sri Lanka. This Commission established on 14th November 1949, comes under the Ministry of Education. There are 35 members in the General Assembly, including representatives of relevant ministries and national bodies concerned with UNESCO’s fields of competence.