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The Distance Learning Centre Limited is a fully State Owned Institute functioning under the
Ministry of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils, and Local Government (Self
Retaining Institution). It was established in 2002 as a World Bank Project with counterpart
funding from the Government of Sri Lanka. DLC Ltd. has served for over 21 years to impart new
Learning and Knowledge Sharing to both Public and Private Sector Personnel.

Sri Lanka has become the first country in South Asia to be linked with the World Bank’s Global
Development Learning Network (GDLN) with the establishment of a state-of-the-art Distance
Learning Centre in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It has been Instrumental in providing Global knowledge-
sharing experiences, facilitated and influenced many Institutions in Policy Making process, and
Performed many Organizational Changes too. Over the last 21 years, DLC has been able to
deliver all types of Capacity Building Programs, Workshops, Training, and Micro Credentials to
Employees in Government and Private Sector Organizations to increase their Working
Efficiency and Productivity.

The world continues to evolve and adapt to new challenges, and the need for flexible and
accessible Education has never been more evident. The Distance Learning Centre is dedicated
to providing Quality Learning facilities that permit learners to achieve their academic and career
goals on their terms. DLC offers a wide range of micro-credentials and courses designed to
cater to learners’ needs with the aid of online & onsite resources, expert faculty, an innovative
approach, and a commitment to excellence.

DLC is a credible Training Service Provider for Local and International Clients through high
responsiveness, Technical Support, Superior Infrastructure, Client-Focused Hospitality, and
flexible Management Processes to retain credibility and consolidate Service Users.

Distance Learning Centre Ltd. and Saylor Academy have partnered to offer skill development opportunities to Distance Learning Centre Ltd. students. Students can take any Saylor Academy course and earn fully digital, shareable certificates, however, DLC and Saylor Academy have recommended the following courses to help you start on your journey.  

Centre Recommended Courses

Subject Area Course Name
English as a Second Language ESL001: Beginning Lower-Intermediate English as a Second Language
ESL002: Intermediate English as a Second Language
ESL003: Upper-Intermediate English as a Second Language
ESL004:Advanced English as a Second Language
ESL005:Business-Proficient English as a Second Language
Business Adminstration
BUS203: Principles of Marketing
BUS206: Management Information Systems
BUS209: Organizational Behavior
BUS210: Corporate Communication
BUS301: Human Resource Management
Communication COMM001: Principles of Human Communication
Computer Science CS105: Introduction to Python
CS107: C++ Programming
CS250: Python for Data Science
CS302: Software Engineering
CS406: Information Security
Professional Development CUST105: Customer Service
PRDV004: Spreadsheets
PRDV006: Spreadsheets II: Formatting and Functions
PRDV007: Spreadsheets III: Presenting Data
PRDV008: Preparing and Delivering Presentations
PRDV102: Resume Writing
PRDV103: Interviewing Skills
PRVD211: Foundations of Human Communication
PRVD221: Introduction to Management
PRDV212: Interpersonal Communication
PRVD213: Group Communication
PRVD225: Managing Employees
PRVD226: Introduction to Human Resource Management
PRDV401: Introduction to JavaScript I