The Education Ministry has announced that school applicants, who qualified for 2019/2020 university entrance, would be able to certify their university admission applications on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday May 20-22. It said every head of schools had been advised in this regard. The certifying of university admission application process had been stopped due to coronavirus pandemic in the country. The application certifications should be done by the Principals and the Vice Principals of schools following the health care procedures recommended by the Health authorities.

The deadline to accept application for university admission extended two weeks after re-opening schools. Schools are planning to re-open probably in June. Hence the new deadline will be a date in June or July.

Universities will be reopened after evaluating the current situation says President’s Media Division. Higher Education Ministry has advised universities officials to discuss with UGC and take a decision over re-opening dates.

The deadline to accept applications for University Admission for the Academic Year 2019/2020 will be extended until two weeks after the re-opening of schools for the 2nd term. New deadline has not yet announced.

Earlier Sri Lanka University Grants Commission UGC has decided to extend university online registration and submitting campus handbook application till April 9. But due to ongoing curfew, students are unable to post their applications. “We are monitoring the situation, if curfew continuous, we will extend the deadline again” UGC Chairman told. Hence he requested students not to panic.

University Admission Handbook for the new 2019/2020 Academic year already released and deadline was earlier on March 26. Later it was extended to April 9th. The new deadline is two weeks after re-opening schools. As the coronavirus is spreading Sri Lanka, UGC and Higher Education Ministry has decided to extend the deadline time to time.


  1. I haven’t applied yet online for university admission for the academic year of 2019/2020. Mr.Bandula Gunawardana said that the deadline will be after 2 weeks from the reopening date for the 2nd Term.Schools reopened for the 2nd Term on 10th August. But the website says that the deadline was on July 2nd.. I can’t apply now..What can I do ??


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