This short course will broaden both theoretical and practical knowledge and upgrade skills in involuntary resettlement operations in development projects. It is designed to meet the needs of government officials working in development project planning and implementing organizations, consultants and others interested in gaining knowledge in involuntary resettlement.


This is a short course with a total of about 150 hours of learning during the training period of three months by attendance at lectures on Saturdays, discussions, group studies and presentations and field visits. The following subject areas are covered: 




Programme Content

      • Legal framework and procedures for land acquisition
      • National Involuntary Resettlement Policy
      • Safeguard polices of donor agencies
      • Assessment of Resettlement impacts and risks
      • Resettlement planing instruments
      • Property valuation principles and procedures
      • Public consultation and information disclosure
      • Judicial process and grievance redress mechanisms
      • Income restoration measures
      • Monitoring and evaluation

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Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Short Programme
Conducted by :
Department of Social Studies
Programme duration :
Three months
Project Management
1. A degree from a recognized university with at least one year of work experience related to project management, involuntary land acquisition and resettlement

2. A minimum of 3 passes at the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level Examination in any subject stream and 5 years of work experience related to project management, involuntary land acquisition and resettlement

3. An equivalent or high academic qualification acceptable to the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Starting date of issuing applications :
31st March 2019
Application closing date :
10th May 2019
Programme commencing date :


Course fee: 40,000/=
This ILAR is conducted by the Department of Social Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Contact the Coordinator, Ms Janani Jayawardena for further details.
Address :
Department of Social Studies, The Open University of Sri Lanka PO Box 21, Nawala, Nugegoda.
Contact :
011 2881427 / 011 2881417
Email :
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