Postgraduate Diploma in Labour Relations and Human Resource Management - PG Dip (LRHRmgt) 2023/24 - Online Mode


Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo.   View map

Intake 2023
Closing date of the applications is 16th October 2023

Payment Options

Payment Option 1

Please pay at any branch of the People’s Bank Island-wide using the usual deposit slip. Fill in the slip using the following information and your personal information. Please keep a photocopy/scanned copy of the slip with you before providing it to the university.

Account Number: 318511200005
Account Name:

Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo

Payment Option 2

Please follow the instructions given below.

Those who are unable to pay the application fee to the Bank, they can pay the application fee using the online payment (Pay Online) method of the University of Colombo.

  • Please select “Course Fee – pst grad(FGS/FMF/FOS/Law” for the Fee Type
  • Select Visa or Master
  • Enter your Name, NIC (National Identity Card Number) or Passport Number and LKR 3000/=(Local Students)/ 40 USD (Foreign Students) as the Amount.
  • Type the account number 318511200005 for Payment Reference. Then click the verify button
  • Please add your name instead of Student Reg No.
  • Submit your information.
  • Check and confirm your details.
  • Enter your card details and proceed .

You should submit the online payment confirmation receipt instead of payment slip in addition to the requested documents as mentioned in the advertisement.


The FGS of the University of Colombo is dedicated to promote high-quality Postgraduate education. We provide training, and research in multidisciplinary fields paying special attention to the current needs of developing countries. The Mission: To provide advanced knowledge at postgraduate level and create human capital for growth and development. The Vision: To foster excellence, creativity and innovation in graduate education of Sri Lanka. Keeping an accordance to Sri Lanka qualifications frame work this program consists of 25 Credits, with exit level of 8. The curriculum of the program will treat development issues in a multi-disciplinary manner.

Objective of the program is to provide in depth understanding of development related issues and discourses, both theoretical and practical.

Semester I

PG Dip (LRHRmgt) – 5101 Economics for Managers
PG Dip (LRHRmgt) – 5102 Fundamentals of Management
PG Dip (LRHRmgt) – 5103 Human Resource Management
PG Dip (LRHRmgt) – 5104 Statistical Analysis
PG Dip (LRHRmgt) – 5105 Organizational Behavior

Semester II

PG Dip (LRHRmgt) – 5201 Industrial Relations & Labour laws
PG Dip (LRHRmgt) – 5202 Compensation Management
PG Dip (LRHRmgt) – 5203 Research Methods
PG Dip (LRHRmgt) – 5204 People Management in Global Context
PG Dip (LRHRmgt) – 5205 Seminar in Contemporary Issues in HRM

  • The Postgraduate Diploma PG Dip (LRHRmgt) course consists of ten taught modules. The taught modules are structured around a programme of formal lecture-room instruction, directed reading, participation in seminars, role playing exercises, and classroom discussions.
  • Activities such as seminars with outside speakers, case study,workshops, field study workshops and field study visits designed to bridge the gap between academic work and practical aspects of the subject constitute an essential component of the programme.
  • All taught courses will be assessed by a combination of course-work and an examination.

By-law of PG Dip-LRHRmgt

  • Duration: One year
  • Weekend Programme
  • SLQF level: 8
  • Number of Credits: 25
  • Medium of Instructions: English
  • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University/ Institution relevant to Postgraduate Diploma Program; OR
  • Any other Bachelor’s degree, with prior learning/ work experience relevant to Postgraduate Diploma Program; OR
  • Professional qualification relevant to Postgraduate Diploma Program from a recognized professional body acceptable to the Faculty Board of the FGS and Senate of the University of Colombo with prior learning/ work experience relevant subject area; OR
  • Completion of NVQ level 7 (equivalent to Bachelor’s degree in SLQF) with relevant work experience in relevant subject area as determined by the Faculty Board of the FGS and Senate of the University of Colombo; OR
  • Diploma or Higher Diploma from a recognized institute or university or an equivalent qualification to SLQF Three/ Four (03/04) with Two/ Three (02/03) years’ work experience relevant to Postgraduate Diploma Program as determined by the Faculty Board of the FGS and Senate of the University of Colombo; And
  • A good knowledge of English language and satisfactory performance at a selection test and/ or selection interview.
  • A person who wishes to apply for the FGS programmes shall forward the application to the Senior Assistant Registrar, Faculty of Graduate Studies, No.35/30, Pro. Stanley Wijesundara Mawatha, Colombo 07.
  • Applications can be downloaded from ( the faculty website.
  • The students will be selected through an interview or a placement test or both.
  • The next intake will be announced via the website, at the time of calling for applicants.

Course Fee for Local Students

Application Fee: LKR 3,000/-

Registration Fee: LKR 5,000/-
Course Fee: LKR 150,500/-
Library Fee: LKR 1,500/-
Examination Fee: LKR 18,000/-
(Per one paper 2,000*9)

Refundable Library Deposit: LKR 5,000/-
(Rs. 2,500/= per card)

Course Fee for Foreign Students

Application Fee: 40 USD

Registration Fee: 65 USD
Course Fee: 1942 USD
Library Fee: 19 USD
Examination Fee: 232 USD

Refundable Library Deposit: LKR 5,000/-
(Rs. 2,500/= per card)

  • Professor MPP Dharmadasa
  • Professor KASP Kaluarachchi
  • Professor DTD Kodagoda
  • Professor B Nishantha
  • Dr Rajitha Silva
  • Dr MAYD Madurapperuma
  • Dr WA Sajitha Dishanka
  • A Sarveswaran
  • AMCP Atapattu
  • MRF Ruwaiha

Course Coordinator

Dr Rajitha Silva
PhD in University of Kelaniya

Mobile: (+94)77 363 52 18

Course Assistant

Ms. Rashmi Kumarage

Phone: (+94) 11 205 56 56