Education System in Sri Lanka - An Overview
Sri Lanka is a prosperous nation in Asia, having the highest literacy rate in Asia, which is more than 97%. Educational administration comes under the purview of various government ministries.Ministry of Education looks after schools, pirivenas (Schools for Buddhist priests), Teachers Training Colleges and Colleges of Education. It also includes the Department of Examination, which is a National Evaluation and Testing Service.
Further, the Ministry of Higher Education manages University Education system. Ministry of Education Services is responsible for resources required for General education in Sri Lanka. Moreover, the Ministry of Vocational and Technical Training is responsible for vocational Education and Technical colleges in the country.