Sri Lanka has long gone past the era where it was “get into a public univerity or bust”.
Without a doubt, the free, public universities still attract superb students and offer a great environment producing excellent graduates. However, there are many other options for students now!
Given the strong recognition for Sri Lanka Advanced Level exams, if your family can afford to pay for your child to study out of the country, then (s)he of course has the option of going pretty much anywhere in the world.
However, if you don’t get into the local public universities (or choose not to go), then you have the option of attending a private university in Sri Lanka.
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