Applications are called for the Higher National Diploma and National Diploma Courses conducted by Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education (SLIATE) for those who have successfully completed the new or old syllabuses of the GCE (A/L) Examination in or before year 2006,.


All duly filled applications prepared according to the specimen application form appeared below should be directed to the relevant Advanced Technological Institute/Section mentioned in the section “A”, under a registered cover with a receipt obtained by crediting of Rs.250/- to the SLIATE account No. 0025-100133397613 at Peoples Bank, Park Street Branch (Colombo) or any other branch of the Peoples Bank in Sri Lanka. The ”course applied” should be clearly stated on the top left hand corner of the envelope. .

Candidates wish to apply for more than one institute should submit separate applications for each institute applied, while attaching separate receipt worth Rs 250/- for each of those. Applications of which the money is credited to some other account numbers other than the account number mentioned above will be rejected.

The applications received after the closing date will not be entertained.

Addresses of the Advanced Technological Institutes/ATI Sections as well as the courses conducted of those are available in the section ‘A' and the applicants should select their academic programs from the list given in section ‘B' according to their qualifications.


Day/Full time Courses : During weekdays, daytime

Part Time Courses : During Week ends, day time

: Part time courses are confined for those who employed in relevant fields.



No course fees are levied for Day Courses. Course fees for part time students will be Two thousand Rupees (Rs. 2000/-) per a Semester (two semesters per year) and it is subjected to be revised annually.



Short listed applicants will have to either sit for a written test and / or face an interview for the selections. The Selections of students will be based basically on the Z-Score or the Aggregate marks of the Advanced Level Examination. Date, time and venue of interview and the necessary documents to be submitted in the interview, will be notified in writing. When the original documents are not available, certified photocopies will be accepted with the agreement of your submitting the originals at the time of registration for the academic program.



Limited number of hostel facilities are available for girls in ATI I Naiwala / Dehiwela and for girls as well as boys In Ampara Hardi ATI. This facility is only for the full time students and the selection criteria is based on the distance between the institute and the residence of the student.

Section "A ”

  • Name of the courses and the code numbers of the Institutes
  •   Name of the Courses
    Duration in year
    Institutes where courses are conducted
    1 Higher National Diploma in Accountancy
    (HNDA) –Day/Full tune
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,9,11,12, 16, 17
    1.1 Higher National Diploma in Accountancy
    (HNDA)-Part time
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,9, 11, 12, 13,
    14, 15, 16,17
    2 Higher National Diploma in Management
    (HNDM)-Day/Full time (English Medium)
    1, 2, 3, 5, 6
    3 Higher National Diploma in Information Technology (HNDIT)- Day/Full time (English Medium)
    2 1/2
    3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,10
    4 Higher National Diploma in Technology–Agriculture (HNDT -Agri)-Day/Full time (English Medium)
    7 ,8, 10
    5 Higher National Diploma in English
    (HND in English)-Day /Full time
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8
    5.1 HigherNational Diploma in English
    (HNDE in English)-Part time
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8,9, 11, 12, 14, 15 , 16,17
    6 National Diploma in Business Studies
    (NDBS)-Day /Full time
    1, 2, 3, 5, 6
    7 National Diploma in Business Finance
    (NDBF)-Day/Full time (English Medium)


  1. Syllabi of all academic programs are being revised. Some academic programs will be commenced in 2008 according to the revised syllabi and the duration of those courses also may be changed.
  2. Medium of instruction of the Higher National Diploma in Accountancy program (Day/Full time) is Sinhala or Tamil for the first and second years and conducted only on weekdays. Third and fourth years of this academic program are conducted in weekends and the medium of instructions of it is English.
  3. The first and second years of the Higher National Diploma in Management (Day/Full time) course will be conducted during day time of the weekdays and the third year will be conducted during the weekend.
  4. A pass in the General Paper is compulsory for the applicants qualified in the GCE (A/L) new syllabus.
  5. It is considered the Z-Score or aggregate marks of the GCE (A/L) Examination as the selection criteria to select for each and every academic program.
  6. Preference will be given for the candidates passed in subjects or in the field relevant to the academic program.
  7. For day courses, it will be given preference for those who are under 22 years.
  8. Those who are registered as an internal student, in any University of Sri Lanka/Affiliated University College , Technical College , College of Education/Teacher training College or any other Advanced Technological Institute will not be eligible to register as a Day/Full time student in Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education. If any student is found following a full time course at any said government institution concurrently, their registrations in the Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education will be cancelled .
  9. For what ever the reason no student will be transferred to any other Advanced Technological Institute after their selecting for a full time course in particular ATI or ATI section.

Section "B"

Note :

  1. Tamil medium academic programs are available in Advanced Technological Institutes of Jaffna, Trincomalee, Sammanthurai, Batticaloa & Dehiwala.
  2. Higher National Diploma in Accountancy Certificate is validated by the circular No 46/90 of 30 th October 1990 as equivalent to the Bachelors Degree in Commerce ,(Ordinary Pass) awarded by a recognised University.
  3. In Advanced Technological Institutes, Dehiwala, & Kandy conducted the Higher National Diploma in Accountancy part time program in Sinhala, Tamil & English mediums.
  4. Your order of preference for the academic programs have to be indicated on your choice to be considered for the admission based on your qualification.

Please note that the decision of the Director-General SLIATE will be the final decision on the admission of students to Advanced Technological Institutes/ Sections for the academic year 2008.

This notice will be published in the Government Gazette on 05-10-2007 .


H.T. Kamal Pathmasiri

Director General

Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education

18/2, Ward Place ,

Colombo 07

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