SLIIT is a pioneer institute in the field of education. It is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC), Sri Lanka. It has a student population of 5000, distributed among the 2 campuses in the metropolitan and 3 centers in the region. It has 3 main faculties: Faculty of Computing, Faculty of Business and Faculty of Engineering in offering programs starting from Under Graduate Level to Post Graduate Level and all the programs are conducted in English.
SLIIT already has articulation agreements with 22 partner universities in Australia, UK, and US which allow students direct entry into the 3rd year of the respective degree programmes overseas. Furthermore, SLIIT conducts several offshore degree programmes under license from Sheffield Hallam University, UK and Curtin University, Australia.