University Grants Commission - Sri Lanka

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Commission Circular No: 445

31st July, 1990.


Vice-Chancellors of Universities,
Directors of Institutes.



Having conaidared the recommendation of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Directors (CVCD), the University Grants Commission has decided to grant an additional period of six months full-pay study leave to Aasistant Lecturers/Lecturers (Probationary), who go to non-English speaking countries for their postgraduate degrees, where it is a requirement that such teachers should obtain, proficiency in the language of that country before pursuing their postgraduate studies. This period of study leave should be granted in addition to the length of study leave presently available to such teachers as per Commission Circular No.88 of 10th July 1980. However, they should produce documentary evidence regarding the need for gaining proficiency in the language of fhe country form the, Supervisor concerned.

The Commission has also decided to extend this concession to teachers who go a broad to read for a Doctor's degree after having been confirmed in the post and promoted to the grade of Senior Lecturer, Grade II on the basis of the postgraduate qualifications Obtained locally. The leave granted will be on the same conditions as for Assistant Lecturers/Lecturers(Probationary) explained above.

The Circular is effective as from 1st August 1990.

Please take action accordingly.

( Mrs. C.S.Karunaratne - Acting Secretary)


  • Chairman/UGC
  • Vice-Chairman/UGC
  • Members of the UGC
  • Secretary/UGC
  • Deans of Fulculties
  • Registrars of Universites
  • financial Controller/UGC
  • Bursars of Universities
  • Librarians/SAL/AL of the Higher Educational Institutions/Institutes ;
  • Snr.Asst.Registrars/Asst.Registrars of HEIs /Campuses
  • Snr.Asst.Bursars/Asst.Bursars of HEI a/Campuses
  • Chief Internal Audi tor/UGC
  • Govt. Audit Superintendents of Universities
  • Snr.Asst.Int. Auditors/Asst.Int.Auditors of HEIs
  • Secretaries of Trade Unions
  • Auditor-General

File No: UGC/E/4/8/15


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