Department of Textile and Apparel Technology of the Open University of Sri Lanka offers a wide variety of programmes and courses in the fields of textiles and apparel, from Certificate to the Postgraduate levels. As these courses are conducted using Distance and Open Learning methodologies, they are ideally suited for those who are employed and those who wish to pursue lifelong learning. The department is also involved in extension activities to the industry in the form of short courses and consultancies. It is prepared to undertake tailor made courses for the individual needs of particular organisations and industrial institutions. The department is endowed with differently qualified staff with wide experience in various fields of studies. The department is also involved in research activities in textile, apparel and distance education fields.