Coalition for Education Development (CED)

Coalition for Education Development (CED) is a consortium of organizations involved in the education sector at national provincial and local levels in Sri Lanka.

We have an island wide membership network encompassing 57 organizations actively engaged in the field. Since inception in 2004, CED has been involved in promoting civil society participation in formulating and implementing policies related to education in Sri Lanka.

CED is committed to steer the Civil Society participation as a vital part in the achievement of goals and targets of EFA,MDG and SDG declarations. Since SDG 4 goals provide the guideline for new vision for education by 2030, CED has already addressed the issues of promoting civil society involvement in education development tasks of Sri Lanka.

CED developed a strategic plan in 2015 for three year period (2016 -2018) and for the time being we are implementing the activity plan for 2018. We have commenced setting up Provincial Educational working groups comprising of Political representatives, Provincial Educational officers, Civil Society organizations and members of the general public. We have conducted number of capacity building programmes for our member organizations, teachers and parents and involved school children in several activities. We expect to work with other segments of society such as media, parents associations and professional bodies at the district and provincial level in the future. We are conducting studies on drop-
out children with the non-formal education unit of the ministry of education. In addition we are involved In assessing the quality of the ECCD sector in Sri Lanka




Sri Lanka response to Covid 19

COVID Awareness Stickers

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Due to the pandemic situation, the authorities decided to close all the educational institutes in March 2020. As  a result of this thousands of learners  had to stay home and…

කොරෝනා වෛරසය හේතුවෙන් අධ්‍යාපන ක්ෂේත්‍රය තුළ මුහුණ දීමට සිදුවන අභියෝග

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චීනයෙන් ආරම්භ වූ කොරෝනා වෛරසය මුළු මහත් ලෝකවාසීන් භීතියට පත්කරමින් ලෝකයේ රටවල් 106 ක පමණ පුද්ගලයින් මිලියන දෙකකට වැඩි පිරිසකට ආසාදනය වී ඇති අතර ඉන් ජීවිතක්ෂයට පත් වූ පිරිස ලක්ෂ…

Education in Sri Lanka – Are we on the right track

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All the schools including private and international schools were closed on 10 of March. Ministry of education informed that schools will be reopening on 26 of April. However later in…

Sri Lanka response to Covid 15 May

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The decision made by the state in 1947 to provide free education to all was a pivotal point in social transformation in Sri Lanka. It made education the vehicle of…

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CED GAWE project- Advocacy Initiatives 2023

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Under the Global Action Week for Education (GAWE) campaign 2023, CED Member organization had met number of Parliamentarians in different locations of the country and submitted a Civil society proposal…


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Global Action Week for Education (GAWE) is one of the most important events for the education movement worldwide. The GAWE is celebrated annually, and in this year the campaign completes 20 years, embracing…

Sustainable Development Goals

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With the purpose of enhancing the knowledge and awareness on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the general public specially among the youth, parents, teachers and other education stakeholders in…

SDG Booklet

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Mobilizing youth, students, parents and other stakeholders who are actively engaged in the education sector to achieve the Sustainable education goal and its 7 targets is one of the top…