University Grants Commission - Sri Lanka

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Commission Circular No: 822

13th March 2003.


Vice-Chancellors of Universities,
Rectors of Campuses,
Directors of Institutes.



Your kind attention is drawn to page 5 and 9 of Commission Circular No.636 dated 14.07.1995 with regard to payment to examiners for marking of Reports, Essays and Dissertations submitted for Undergraduate Examinations and for the marking of Dissertation/Thesis in the Postgraduate examinations respectively.

The University Grants Commission at its 625 th meeting held on 09.01.2003 decided to amend the circular No. 636 in the following manner.

(i) (Page 5) - Reports, Essays, Dissertations etc. submitted for undergraduate examinations
Delete the words "Internal & Extemal Examiners" and substitute with :
Special : Internal & External Examiners attached to the same University or other local University - Rs. 100/-per Report / Essay / Dissertation
(ii) (Page 9) - Reading of Dissertations / Thesis
Include a new column as "External Examiners attached to the same University or other local University" in between Local Examiners and Foreign Examiners columns as follows :


Local Examiner (University or Non-University) Extemal Examiner attached to the same University or other local University Foreign Examiner
For degrees of one year's duration Rs.400/- Rs.400/- £30
For degrees of two year's duration Rs.600/- Rs.600/- £50
For degrees of three year's duration Rs.800/- Rs.800/- £75

The above amendments with the revised rates of payment are effective from 01.01.2003.

(Prof. B.R.R.N Mendis- Chairman)


  • 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/HR/2/9/86


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