Technology/ Technical subject stream for GCE A/L

Schools, Technical Degrees 29 20730

Update 2014 April – See New Details on A/L Technology stream and subject combinations:
If you are sitting for the Advanced Level A/L Examinations in 2015, then you have an option of selecting a new stream of study: technological subject stream, according to Education Minister.

Presently, the GCE (A/L) students learn in Physical Science, Biological Science, Commerce and Arts subject streams.

The proposed stream will include technical subjects such as information technology, electronics, civil and mechanical engineering, agriculture, bio-resources and food sciences to give the students a practical knowledge in preparation for employment after school education.

This was announced at a press conference by Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena. He said that the new stream would be named ‘Technology’ stream, mostly based on skills of students. “We will introduce the new stream in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development,” Gunawardena said adding that the preliminary preparations for the new stream had already been completed.

“At the initial stage, the new stream will be available at 50 schools and gradually expanded to cover every secretariat division. The Education Ministry is drafting the text books and teacher guidance for the new stream with the assistance of educationalists, intellectuals and several other resource personnel,” Education Minister Banduala Gunawardena said.

Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Moratuwa, Vidya Jothi Professor Dayantha Wijeyesekera was also present at the briefing, who explained the benefits of the new stream of study. “The subjects include electronics, civil and mechanical engineering, agriculture as well as food sciences and information technology,” he said, adding that enrollment in universities would not be necessary, if this stream of study was followed at A Levels, as students would acquire a very practical knowledge, which would enable them to find employment easily.

However still (2013 April) when we checked the website of National Institute of Education, they have not published relevant syllabuses. Also these subjects are still not recognized by Sri Lankan University system for selection of students to University courses.

Hard and Soft Technology Options

Also way of selection of subjects is also not clear, but based on the available information you can select subjects from following clusters:
A) Hard Technology subjects – Mechanical Technology, Electrical Technology, Civil Technology
B) Soft Technology subjects – Food Technology, Agro Technology, Bio-Resource Technoloyg
C) Other available subjects – These subjects are to be selected along with or as replacement to currently available subjects:
Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Information Technology, Economics, Accountancy, Geography

Update 2014 April – For new information on A/L Technology stream and subject combinations: උසස් පෙළ සඳහා තාක්ෂණික විෂය ධාරාව නවතම විස්තර සඳහා පිවිසෙන්න

Ada Derana News – Technology stream to be introduced to A/L students

Subject Combinations and streams of study proposed in 2011

New Proposed Technological stream

New Proposed Technological stream 11 December 2011 Sunday Observer




  1. Amindi January 16, 2016 at 9:54 pm -  Reply

    Pls tell me, Art, commerce and another subjects have to do 4 subjects.So I want to know how many subjecs do my A/L’s in technology? I will hope to do bio system ,science for technology and English.this subjects are too much? or I will do another one subject. Anyone know pls help me select my al subjects. Email me ( hoping a reply soon.

  2. SHAMALKA January 7, 2016 at 2:32 pm -  Reply

    Can you please tell me the schools which have Technology stream for A/L’s in Wattala or Negombo regions?

  3. jude nickson January 5, 2016 at 10:59 am -  Reply

    i want to study computer science in university so what are the subjects i should select for a/l?. i am just finished my o/l and waiting for results. please send me a e-mail

    • Hiran January 6, 2016 at 10:14 pm -  Reply

      For computer science you need to do Physical science stream.

  4. isthiyak March 28, 2015 at 11:23 am -  Reply

    how to get model papers for this scheme for tamil medium

  5. kanchana March 21, 2015 at 5:55 am -  Reply

    is there have a papers?..can anyone email me papers?

  6. sanjaye March 18, 2015 at 7:12 pm -  Reply

    i want to study this in English medium is it available now

  7. Ashanka January 9, 2015 at 10:58 pm -  Reply

    What are the univercity courses can I do after A/l?

  8. Yathu seetharan December 29, 2014 at 9:42 pm -  Reply

    hello there !!!
    i’m studying engineering technology
    if you have any tamil notes for above subject please contact me in my email address given below,
    please help me.

  9. Saminda November 17, 2014 at 8:20 pm -  Reply

    Can i apply a new school for technology subject with 2013 O/L results for 2017 A/L .

  10. thanu September 24, 2014 at 12:09 pm -  Reply

    i have science technology notes in tamil

  11. Maleesha Randunu August 26, 2014 at 9:40 pm -  Reply

    Please send me notificstions to my email.

    how i got model pepers for this??
    My results are A6 B2 C1…

    meken rata ynna puluwanda??

  12. akil July 10, 2014 at 1:49 pm -  Reply

    i want study the technology in english medium plese can help?

    • Hiran July 11, 2014 at 7:29 pm -  Reply

      Still technology is not offered in English medium.

  13. vithurshan July 3, 2014 at 7:36 am -  Reply

    I Wont to be a A/L technology bio subject deatils

  14. charitha nagasinghe April 30, 2014 at 11:22 pm -  Reply

    Hi Haanya,
    There are no any English medium up to now.

  15. Haanya Zulkar April 30, 2014 at 7:00 pm -  Reply

    I studied in English medium,but am interested in doing this technical stream so i thought of studying in Tamil take down notes in English but can I write the exam in “English” as I am not,that much fluent in Tamil for writing exams?Please give me a reply……..

    • sujail November 4, 2015 at 10:52 pm -  Reply

      How to help you plz tell me

  16. Fazil Ahamed April 22, 2014 at 8:26 pm -  Reply

    Tell me about the Technology Stream subject……?????

  17. charitha nagasinghe April 16, 2014 at 1:27 am -  Reply

    Hi Dharshana,
    There are no any English medium up to now. If you want Sinhala or Tamil medium A/L Technology Schools check or inbox

    Hi Nishad,
    Minimum requiremets are…
    Six Passes including Maths, Science and mother tongue and three credits for any subjects.

    Hi Hiran Sir,
    Salute you for the great work.

    Charitha Nagasinghe(BCSc)

  18. Dharshana April 11, 2014 at 10:05 pm -  Reply

    If the technology subject in Tamil medium???

  19. Hiran April 11, 2014 at 7:04 pm -  Reply

    Still Technology stream is NOT conducted in English medium.

  20. Nishad April 8, 2014 at 10:55 am -  Reply

    My o/l results is
    english B
    Tamil C
    health science C
    maths S
    islam S
    commerce S
    art S can I do technical stream for A/L?

  21. Sachin November 24, 2013 at 8:15 am -  Reply

    Give me a AL subjects

  22. shareek September 28, 2013 at 4:34 pm -  Reply

    is it better to select this technological stream by leaving commerce? can u gurantee the job opportunities in SL? and cnt follow english medium in this stream?

  23. Deepal April 17, 2013 at 9:59 pm -  Reply

    Be careful in selecting these new courses. Politicians are introducing all sorts of courses but finally you cannot even go to campus. See this student followed Civil Technology described above and became island 1st. But she couldn’t enter even to Arts Faculty,
    Read this:
    උසස්‌ පෙළ කලා අංශයේ ප්ර’ථමයාට සරසවි වරම් අහිමි වෙයි
    නිලන්ත මදුරාවල

    පසුගිය වසරේ අධ්යපයන පොදු සහතික පත්රය උසස්‌ පෙළ විභාගයට කලා අංශයෙන් පෙනී සිට දිවයිනෙන්ම ප්රගථම ස්‌ථානයට පත්වූ කෑගල්ල ශාන්ත ජෝශප් බාලිකා විදුහලේ සචින්තනී කෞෂල්යාශ ශිෂ්යාදවට මොරටුව විශ්වවිද්යා ලයට ඇතුළත් වීමට නොහැකි වීම නිසා මෙවර (2012) යළි විභාගයට පෙනී සිටියි.

    එම විශ්වවිද්යාමලයේ ගෘහ නිර්මාණ ශිල්පය හැදැරීම සඳහා සිසුවිය අපේක්ෂා වෙන් සිටි නමුත් ඇය පෙනී සිටි භූගෝල විද්යායව, චිත්ර් හා සිවිල් තාක්ෂ ණය යන විෂය සංකලනය අනුව එම පාඨමාලාව හැදැරීම සඳහා ඇතුළත්වීමට නොහැකි වී ඇත.

    සිංහල, සංස්‌කෘත හා පාලි වැනි විෂයයන්ගෙන් උසස්‌ පෙළට පෙනී සිටි සිසුන්ට පවා ගෘහ නිර්මාණ ශිල්පය හැදැරීම සඳහා මොරටුව විශ්වවිද්යා ලයට ඇතුළත් වීමට හැකි වුවත් එම පාඨමාලාවට සමීප විෂය ක්ෂේරත්රුයක්‌ වන සිවිල් තාක්ෂැණය හැදැරුවකුට ඒ සඳහා ඇතුළත් වීමට නොහැකි වී ඇතැයි උසස්‌ අධ්යාීපන ඇමැති එස්‌. බී. දිසානායක මහතා පැවසීය. මොරටුව විශ්වවිද්යාතලයේ එම පාඨමාලාවට ඇතුළත් වීම සඳහා ප්රාියෝගික පරීක්ෂකණයකට පෙනී සිටිය යුතු යෑයිද සිසුවිය විභාගයට පෙනී සිටි සිවිල් තාක්ෂඑණ විෂය ප්රාියෝගික පරීක්ෂකණයට පෙනී සිටීම සඳහා සුදුසුකමක්‌ නොමැති බවද කී දිසානායක මහතා විවිධ පාඨමාලාවලට ඇතුළත් කර ගැනීම සඳහා ප්රා යෝගික පරීක්ෂුණයන්ට පෙනී සිටීමට සිදුවීම සිසුන්ට හිසරදයක්‌ මෙන්ම අසාධාරණයක්‌ බවද කීවේය.

  24. Yashika Pathirana April 17, 2013 at 9:56 pm -  Reply

    Which university courses can you do after following this technical stream for A/L

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