Lanka Education and Research Network

The Lanka Education And Research Network is the NREN (National Research and Education Network) of Sri Lanka, which interconnects Educational and Research institutions across the country, and provide network related services to them.

We currently interconnect all of the UGC funded state universities, a number of public universities under other ministries , the University Grants Commission, the Ministry of Higher Education, and a number of national research institutions including the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Our network is an advanced network supporting IPv6 and multicast. It currently includes optical fiber links ranging from 500Mbps to 10Mbps to most campuses, and 2 Mbps links to universities at distant locations where optical fiber is not available. Smaller institutions/ campuses are connected with links ranging from 2 Mbps to 128kbps.

At present our international connectivity include a 1.65Gbps link to the commodity Internet and a 45Mbps link to the academic/research Internet through the TEIN4 network.

We also have direct connections to SchoolNet, the network connecting secondary schools and Local Government Network (LGN), the network connecting government institutions in Sri Lanka.