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Diploma in Laboratory Technology (DLT)


The Diploma in Laboratory Technology  qualification carries much weight as a certificate issued by an incorporated professional body. Further, recognition is given to the Diploma in Laboratory Technology Certificate by some public sector and private sector organizations who pay the fees of their employees and also give increments and other credit for those employees who successfully complete the course.

The Institute of Chemistry Ceylon gives credit for the Higher Diploma in Laboratory Technology Certificate by incorporating into their regulations the following benefits.

These include admission to the Graduateship Programme in Chemistry to all those persons possessing a pass at the DLT Programme in lieu of the normal requirement of three GCE (A/L) Passes

Furthermore, those students who have Honours passes at the overall DLT Examination are entitled to a scholarship to follow the Graduateship Programme in Chemistry. The Scholarship incorporates a waving of the tuition fees of the first two years (Levels 1 & 2) of the Graduateship Programme in Chemistry.

Those who complete the DLT programme are required to become TECHNICIAN members of the Institute for life. They are entitled to use the designation Tech.I.Chem.C. after their names.



The following categories of personnel are eligible to follow the Diploma in Laboratory Technology:

  • Diploma in Food and Material Technology (FMT) and Diploma in Clinical Laboratory Technology (CLT) Stream

1. GCE Advanced Level
2. GCE Advanced Level pass in Chemistry
3. GCE Ordinary Level with Science, Mathematics and English
4. 10 years experience as a Laboratory Technician


  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) Stream

1. Should have passed six subjects with four Credit Passes including Sinhala Language/ Tamil Language, Mathematics, Science at the G.C.E. (O/L) examination in one sitting and should have passed English Language in not more than two sittings.
2. Should have passed any 02 subjects from Physics, Biology, Agriculture, Combined Maths in one sitting with a Credit Pass for Chemistry in one sitting at the G. C. E. (A/L) Examination.
3. Should be not less than 18 years and not more than 35 years of age at 01.01.2020

*Only those who qualify in MLT stream will be eligible to apply for MLT registration.

This programme is carried out entirely in English medium.



Tentative Schedule
First year
Week Day
Monday Full Day (8.00am – 5.15pm)
Tuesday Full Day (8.00am – 5.15pm)

Week End
Friday Full Day (8.00am – 5.15pm)
Saturday Full Day (8.00am – 5.15pm)

Second Year
Saturday Full Day (8.00am – 5.15pm)
Sunday Full Day (8.00am – 5.15pm)



DLT application 2020

DLT Payment details 2020

DLT Announcement 2020



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Last update August 03, 2019