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No: 275 , Bauddhaloka Mawatha , Colombo 07
IHRA was initially started with the purpose of provide facilities for comprehensive higher- level education of accepted quality to all categories of workers enabling them to develop skills, leadership qualities and understand their responsibilities as a workers so that they can make an effective contribution in their work place and mainly offered Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree until 1983 however, in1986 IHRA started offer degree programme namely Bachelor of Labour Education (BLE). During 2007 IHRA expanded its academic activities and also began to offer Masters degrees. In 2006 the Institute of Workers Education was renamed as IHRA.
IHRA is looking forward to become an institute of excellence totally committed to advance the human resource as mature, intelligent 'knowledge-users' equipped to face challenging global situations and fortify the human foundation of our national development. Towards this end, IHRA is going through a major transformation while consolidating rich academic tradition and high academic standards inherited from University of Colombo. This transformation aims at obtaining local and global accreditations for its academic programmes, meeting standards of good governance, to become most after sought employee brand and a socially responsible public institute. We see IHRA as a full pledge public higher learning institute offering certificates to higher degrees for all category of workgroups in 2022. We see IHRA as a regionally competitive higher learning institute located in Colombo-the most dynamic mega police in the South Asia in 2022. We see that students and alumnus of IHRA is effectively contributing to transform Sri Lanka as a progressive society.
While IHRA engages in developing human talents for a progressive society, it values freedom of education, thus actively engages in expanding the accessibility of higher education for all.
EDip in DAM programme helps in strengthening of the capacity of individuals to reduce the impact of disasters through enhancing their knowledge and skills to promote and adopt disaster reduction practices.
The Diploma in Health Promotion is specially designed for workers in health and health related government institutions and nongovernmental organizations.
A Diploma Course and a Certificate Course - especially for SAARC and other Asian countries. Conducted in collaboration with the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board (NDDCB) of Sri Lanka.