With the establishment of the Faculty of Agriculture in 2001 at the Puliyankulama premises, the English Language Teaching Unit was, too, established to offer a short intensive course of English to the new entrants. Currently two instructors work both in the intensive and the ongoing programme and when the need arises, more instructors are called upon from the mother unit at Mihintale.
The English Language Laboratory, which comprises ten computers, a mega television and other audio video equipment, was opened in January 2007 and students are free to use the facility for self study to uplift their knowledge of English. Audio-video cassettes, DVD’s are often used for this purpose.
The staff of the ELTU is always at hand to support the undergraduates to enhance their knowledge of English.