Sri Lanka Library Association
Organization of Professional Associations,
Sri Lanka Professional Centre
275/75 Bauddhaloka Mawatha,
Tel. 94-11-2589103, 94-11-2556990
Centres: Kandy, Galle Centre, Batticaloa, Jaffna
The SLLA is a founding and executive member of the Organization of Professional Associations (OPA) of Sri Lanka. It holds membership of the Commonwealth Library Association (COMLA) and the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA).
Professional qualifications and training obtained through the SLLA are recognized by the Government of Sri Lanka as the basic requirements for entry to careers in library and information science. Its professional courses are accepted on par with those of leading international professional associations.
Diploma in Library and Information Science (DIPLIS)
The SLLA course in Library and Information Science, designated Diploma Course in library and Information Science (DIPLIS), is part time and three-tiered. Lectures are on Sundays, three or four Sundays per month
Course on Library Automation
The SLLA conducts a one year course on Library Automation to update knowledge among librarians in utilizing information technologies for dissemination and retrieval of information.