Distance Learning Diploma in Human Rights and Democracy is conducted for people who are otherwise unable to access Human Rights education owing to educational, social, economical and geographical boundaries.

Applications are called for the above one year programme. The objective of this programme is to provide academic understanding of the core principles of Human Rights and Democracy with unique consideration to current the trend. Distance mode of education will enable participants who are working at the grass root level to enhance the necessary skills to further their profession, towards making a positive impact on the protection and promotion of Human Rights and Democracy in the wider society.


(a) at least six passes at the G.C.E. (Ordinary Level) Examination or its equivalent with at least three years’ work experience in the field of Human Rights and /Democracy, OR

(b) 3 passes at the G.C.E. (Advanced Level) examination or its equivalent, with at least one year’s work experience in the field of Human Rights and /Democracy, OR

(c) A person who has work experience in the field of Human Rights and / Democracy for a period of over five years provided that she/he has obtained recommendation of the Head of any such institution in which she/he works or has worked.

Medium: Sinhala and Tamil

Course Fee: Rs. 35, 000/-

Applications can be obtained from CSHR or can be downloaded from the HERE. Alternatively, applicants who wish to get the applications by post should send a self addressed stamped envelope (9″x4″) to CSHR.

Application fee of Rs.500/- should be paid to the ‘University of Colombo – Main Collection Account’ at any branch of People’s Bank, Account No. 335024400014. Completed applications along with the paying voucher of Rs.500/- should be submitted by post or hand delivered to the following address;

The Director, Centre for the Study of Human Rights,
Faculty of Law, University of Colombo,
94 Cumarathunga Munidasa Mawatha, Colombo 03

Tel : 011 2500879/2503017, Fax : 011 2598462
Email: cshr.humanrightscentre@gmail.com | cshr@sltnet.lk