Notice Board-Social Studies dept

Updated 21.10.2021

Dear All,
Special Add period for Social Studies programmes to resolve registration matters (including StART@OUSL programme) – stream change/centre change/add courses
Please note that a special Add period has been scheduled for the following programmes from 25.10.2021 to 30.10.2021
Adv. Cert. Social Sciences 2021/22
BA in Social Sciences 2021/22
BA in Youth and Community Development 2021/22
BA in Library information Studies 2021/22

Updated 17.10.2021

OUSL Email Account Activation Guide
Dear Students,
Please follow the guidelines given here in order to activate your OUSL Email accounts. Remember, only when you activate your Email account you receive all the official notifications from the OUSL.

Updated 12.10.2021

Please see below link for contact details of the IT help desk.

Updated 08.10.2021

Message from the Chairman/UGC

COVID -19 vaccination of staff and students below 30 years of age in State Universities 

This is further to my letter dated 5th October 2021 on the above subject.

This is to inform you that the Director-General of Health Services of the Ministry of Health will make arrangements to vaccinate the University Staff (including Temporary, Contract, etc.) and the Students below 30 years of age from all Universities. Therefore, University Staff and Students can get their vaccines administered at the closest University Premises in the areas of their residences (permanent or current residences) from 11th October 2021 -15th October 2021

You are kindly requested to make arrangements to inform the relevant parties. Also please inform them to produce their N.I.C. as well as the University identity Card to

the concerned Health Authorities at the University vaccination centers.

Thank you.
With regards,


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Re- registration & Resumption of Academic Activities of the Department of Social Studies
for 2021/2022 Academic Year

Dear Students,

The Open University of Sri Lanka (The OUSL) is in the process of finalizing the online registration platform identified as the NEW OMIS, that enable students to register for the programmes in the distant mode without physically presenting themselves at the university. The undue delay of this process is beyond our control and the existing pandemic situation and health conditions have badly hampered our level of efficiency in registering the new intake of students. Further if we had not attempted to develop the online platform at this crucial juncture, the entire student registration process would have been on hold until health restrictions are relaxed to meet physically.

The Regional Educational Service (RES) of the Open University or the respective regional centre, which is responsible for the students’ registration activities will get in touch with you in due course. Immediately after the re-registration is over the SSD is ready to start academic activities similarly how we operated during the last academic year.

Kindly note that this notice is applicable for the students who are currently registered for the programmes offered by the SSD that is; Advanced Certificate in Social Sciences, BA in Social Sciences, BA in Youth and Community Development, Higher Diploma in Youth in Development, MA in Development Studies and Public Policy.

We appreciate your patience with regard to the undue delay caused in student registration and commencement of academic activities of the current academic year. Also, the efforts taken on your part to constantly inquire and follow up kept up our spirit to make this almost impossible task a reality. Please always refer to the notice board of the SSD for updates (Notice Board-Social Studies dept – OUSL).

With thanks and stay safe

Department of Social Studies

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Verification of FE Results-ICT Skills
Please note that applications are called for requesting verification of results of Final Examination ICT skills Cycle 2 held on 1st August 2020 for the following course units.
(CSE3213,CSE3110,CSU1152,CSE2153,CSE3153,CSU1149)Applications will be accepted only up to 14th August 2021.Payment per course code per student is Rs.500/=. Please make the payment to the following OUSL account.Bank Name: Peoples Bank
Bank Address : Nugegoda , Sri Lanka
Bank Number : 7135
Bank A/C No : 174-1002-8-0347378
Name of Account Holder : The Open University of Sri Lanka
Address of the Account Holder : Nawala, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
Swift Code : PSBKLKLXScanned Payment Slip/s should be uploaded.
(Please note that the late/incorrect/incomplete applications will be rejected)
The name and photo associated with your Google account will be recorded when you upload files and submit this form the google form:  Google Form
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Re-registration for programmes offered by the SSD

Please note that the deadlines indicated in the previous notice on re-registration activities have been changed due to the existing health condition of the country and please patiently wait until you receive the link for re-registration from the university. This will be applicable for the students currently registered for the following programmes offered by the SSD.
1. Advanced Certificate in Social Sciences
2. BA in Social Sciences
3. BA in Youth and Community Development
4. Higher Diploma in Youth in Development
5. MA in Development Studies and Public Policy
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Important notice – English For General Academic Purpose Course – EGAP LEE 3410 (2021/2022)

The registered students who have not received links for EGAP (LEE 3410) day schools, please contact career guidance unit ( Ms Niluka) with copies of payment vouchers on
Recordings of all 15 sessions will be available for all registered students via learnousl platform soon.

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 English for General Academic Purposes (EGAP) timetable 2021/22

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Important Notice

Re-Registration for 2021/2022 for Programmes offered by Department of Social Studies  

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 Re-registration of the Academic Programmes offered by SSD

Please note that the re-registration of the following programmes offered by the Social Studies department will be held in the month of August if the existing travel and work restrictions are lifted by the state health authorities.
1. BA in Social Sciences (All levels)
2. BA in Youth & Community Development (All levels)
3. Advanced Certificate in Social Sciences
The re-registration will take place online via New OMIS platform. You will be notified about the re-registration activities in advance by the Regional Educational Services of the university. Always visit the notice board of the SSD webpage for updates.

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Social Science programmes 2021/22 – New Registration Deadline – EXTENDED
Adv. Cert. in Social Sciences 2021/22
BA in Social Sciences 2021/22
BA in Youth & Community Development 2021/22
MA in Development Studies and Public Policy 2021/22
As per the requests made new registration deadline of above programmes has been extended till 30th June 2021.

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Revised Dates of the Registering Students for Short Course in Tourism and Hotel Operation

Application Issued from 19th March to 20th June 2021
Register on or before:  28th June 2021
Course commence : 4th July 2021

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FAQ’s relevant to the current context for the students registered in the Department of Social Studies

Q: How to apply for re-scrutiny and if so how?

A: You may apply for re-scrutiny incase if you are not happy with the grade obtained for the final assessment or if you have obtained “RX” status having submitted the final assessment.  The application for re-scrutiny is uploaded to the department webpage. Once you duly complete the application and make the payment to the bank and kindly email the same to the and copy the same to the module leader as well.

If you are unable to do the payment due to the prevailing restrictions, still you may send the re-scrutiny application and payment can be settled later.

Q: When will the re-registration take place for next level of academic activities?

A: When the prevailing restrictions are lifted the University will reschedule the re-registration dates. However, this depend on the UGC decision on when universities will be re-opened to students and according to the health and safety advice from the government. We will inform you in advance with regard to re-registration schedule.

Q: Will I be informed of updates from the Department and if so how?

A:  Yes you will. However, with the prevailing situation there are limitations in sharing the updates in MYOUSL. We are working on this matter. Meantime you will receive updates via SMS’s, emails and through the Department website.

Other than these you can always contact course leaders for course related matters. Their contact details are already with to you. For general inquiries regarding your study programme you can contact the programme/level coordinators. Their contact details are as follows:

Short Course in Tourism and Advanced Diploma in Tourism Operations:

Mr. Nizam Lantra –

Advanced Certificate in Social Sciences:

Dr. Thiwankee Wickramasinghe –
Ms. Janani Jayawardena –

Higher Diploma in Youth Development:

Ms. Udeni Herath –

BA in Youth & Community Development:

Ms. Udeni Herath –

BA in Social Sciences:

Level 3- Ms. Lekha Karunadasa –
Level 4- Dr. G.T.Madhubhashini
Level 5- Ms. Dulanii Liyanahetti-

MA in Public Policy and Administration:

Level 09- Dr. Athulasiri Smarakoone-
Level 10-Dr. Thiwankee Wickramasinghe-


Please take care and keep safe.
Department of Social Studies- The Open University of Sri Lanka

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After releasing the final examination results many students have shown their interest to apply for verification of their results. If you feel to do so, please send an application to Assistant Registrar of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) via an email  The “Application form for Verification of Examiners Marks & Grades” is available in the HSS webpage,


The hard copy of the application too should be posted to the Dean, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda.

In the meantime, you also can notify your concerns/issues of the final examination results to the attention of the relevant module leaders. Please do not share your Alternative Final Examination answer scripts with anybody other than the relevant module leaders. The SSD has not requested for students to submit their Alternative Final Examination answer scripts to any email address or google drive presently. The SSD expect all the students to behave systematic and responsible manner when our service is limited and complicated due to the crisis created by Covid-19 pandemic.

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Special Notice

Appeal to Students to Resubmit Alternative Final Examination Submissions for the Mentioned Courses   

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Announcement- Guidelines for final examinations semester 2 – 2019/2020  

——————————————————————————————————————————————Updated 22.11.2020

Announcement- DSU5361 and DSU5362 

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Notice to Students 


Advanced Certificate in Social Sciences 2019/2020 – 2nd Semester TMA Guideline  L 1 & L 2


Higher Diploma in Youth Development – Day School Timetable


BA in Youth and Community Development (BAYCD)  2019/2020 Information to students and semester 2 time table 


BA in Social Sciences(BASS) 2019/2020 Information to students and semester 2 time tables

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