Bachelor of Arts External Degree at Sabaragamuwa University 1

Sabaragamuwa UniversityBA General (External) Degree Programme conducted by The Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (SUSL)is specially designed for those who do not get the opportunity to university admission but. This is another great opportunity to obtain a degree form government recognized state university. BA General (External) Degree Programme are done by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (SUSL).The main objective of this degree program is to improve the subject knowledge of those who are employed in different fields to meet the professional demands of their careers by providing an access to the higher education.

Duration of Program

Duration of Bachelor of Arts (External) Degree program is three years and for each year students need to sit for year end exams. Seminars and other educations supportive programs for each course will held at weekends only.

Entrance Education Qualifications for follow B.A External Degrees in Sri Lanka

Applicant need to get passed G.C.E. Advanced Level Exam with “S” pass for any three (03) subjects in any area of specialization.


Study Programs and Course units of the B.A External Degrees at Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (SUSL)


Course Units for First Year

  • Micro economics
  • Macro Economics
  • Approaches to Reading and Writing
  • Introduction to Western Culture and Society
  • Physical Geography
  • Human Geography
  • Elements of Political Sciences
  • Constitution and Political Development in Sri Lanka
  • Approaches to Sinhala Literrature
  • Sinhala Language and Grammar
  • Mathematics for Statistics
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Introduction to Sociology and Anthropology
  • Self, Family and Society

Course Units for Second Year

  • Monitory Economics
  • International Economics
  • Introduction to Literary Genres
  • Sri Lankan and Post- Colonial Writing in English
  • Practical Geography
  • Regional Geography
  • Introduction to Public Administration
  • Drama and Film
  • Political Thought
  • Sinhala Novel and Short Story
  • Theory of Probability
  • Sampling and Analysis of Variance
  • Research Methods and Social Theory
  • Social Stratification

Course Units for Third Year


  • Development Economics
  • Economy of Sri Lanka
  • Literary and Linguistic Theory
  • Literary Classics
  • Environmental Geography
  • Population Geography
  • Politics in South Asia
  • International Relations
  • Principals of Literary Criticism
  • Classical Sinhala Prose and Poetry
  • Statistical Inference
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Development Sociology
  • Sri Lankan Society and Culture

Contact for further Details

Sabaragamuwa university of Sri Lanka is situated about 15 kilometres from the Balangoda area along the Badulla- Colombo main road and this university is is located on the Samanalawewa road, around 500 metres from the Pambahinna junction, situated 162 km from Colombo and 76 km from Badulla.

Centre for Open and Distance learning

Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka,

P.O. Box 02,

Belihuloya, 70140,

Sri Lanka.

Phone Number – 045-2280179 (General)

E mail –


Course Coordinator

  Dr . A. Sarath Ananda

Senior Lecturer

E-mail :

Phone: 045-2280022,  045-5680028



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