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University Grants Commission - Sri Lanka

Commission Circular No: 517

20th May, 1992.



Vice-Chancellors of Universities,
Directors of Institutes.
Directors of Affliated University Colleges



The Commission has decided to permit the Higher Educational Institutions to appoint the present holders of posts of Field Teaching Assistants in the Faculties of Agriculture to posts of Assistant Lecturer as and when they obtain a Master's Degree or an equivalent degree from any recognised University/Institution.

In such instances, the posts held by the Field Teaching Assistants should be suppressed and Assistant Lecturerships should be created instead. Action should also be taken to keep the University Grants Commission informed of such appointments so as to enable the Commission to make the necessary adjustments in the cadre of the respective Universities.

The provisions of this Circular are effective from 1st January 1992.

(Mrs CS Karunaratna - Secretary)


  • Chairman/UGC
  • Vice-Chairman/UGC
  • Members of the UGC
  • Secretary/UGC
  • Deans of Faculties
  • 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 HEIs/Campuses
  • Chief Internal Auditor/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/6/1/144