The event, organized by University of Peradeniya, was held online 13th May 2021, 10.00-15.00 (GMT+5.30). 49 participants were involved in lively discussion on the desirable features of the TEAL2.O platform and the challenges and future of online higher education in the country.


  • Welcome speech – Opening remarks and introduction to TEAL2.O
  • Speech by the Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya
  • Speech by the Vice Chancellor, University of Peradeniya
  • Motivation, need, and overview of the project, TEAL2.O
  • Video/slideshow of what we have done so far
  • Interactive Activity & Discussion
  • Speech by Director Centre for Distance and Continuing Education, University of Peradeniya
  • Concluding remarks and vote of thanks

The following external organizations were represented and provided valuable feedback:

  • Ministry of Higher Education
  • University Grants Commission
  • ESOFT Metro Campus- the largest, private sector, higher education network in Sri Lanka, with 40 centers in the country, and with over 30,000 students every year.
  • Lanka Education and Research Network (LEARN) – the NREN (National Research and Education Network) of Sri Lanka, which interconnects Educational and Research institutions across the country, and provides network related services to them
  • Open University of Sri Lanka
  • South Eastern University of Sri Lanka
  • University of Jaffna
  • NSBM Green University
  • University of Colombo School of Computing
  • University of Sri Jayawardhanepura, Sri Lanka
  • Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka
  • Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
  • Dialog Axsiata (private company)