To be the premier body in education research and evaluation in Sri Lanka and a key enabler for education and evaluation.


To promote research and evaluation of education and testing its achievements, through taking the leadership and guiding other institutions and interest groups engaged in the field , thus enabling research and evaluation to be an integral part of all activities initiated and conducted for educational development.

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Prof. Lakshman Wedikkarage obtained his Ph.D. in Education from the University of Oslo, Norway, and joined the Department of Social Science Education of the Faculty of Education, the University of Colombo on 26-11-2008 as Senior Lecturer (Grade ii) in Comparative Education. He was promoted to the Post of Professor with effect from March 2021.  Prof. Wedikkarage has represented the Faculty as coordinator for the ethnic cohesion programme conducted under the Higher Education for the Twenty-First Century (HETC) project. In the year 2012, he was offered a staff mobility grant by the European Union enabling him to teach as visiting scholar in the international Master’s programme in life-long learning conducted by the Faculty of Education of the University of Deusto in Spain. Moreover, Prof. Wedikkarage has also served as visiting scholar at the Faculty of Education of the University of Pune in India and the School of Education of the University of Tampere in Finland teaching Master’s students in both universities. Prof. Wedikkarage is a member of the editorial board of the University of Colombo Review (UCR) and the editor of the Sri Lanka Journal of Education published by the NEREC of the Faculty of Education of the University of Colombo.