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Mandarin Institute of Sri Lanka is a premier institute in Colombo focusing on exclusively teaching the Chinese language. We teach spoken, written Mandarin as well as advanced Chinese to students from all walks of life. Mandarin is the language spoken by 98% of the Chinese population. Proudly, we are pioneering in the effort to coach Sri Lankans a new skill to enhance employability and confidence in dealing with the Chinese counterpart.

We are Sri Lanka's only fully focused Chinese language school, thereby we can coach beginners with full attention and able to provide a comprehensive study plan with undiluted attention towards achieving native fluency. Our courses are thoroughly inspected to assure quality in delivery and the curriculum is set with extreme due diligence. In addition to coaching, our specialization offers us the ability to offer talk shows, get-togethers, movie nights and many more cultural integrating activities to boost student life and develop skill without additional effort by the students.

We at Mandarin Institute of Sri Lanka envision the Sri Lankan future to be prosperous and productive, as we believe a productive economy hedge on profitable interactions and the Chinese role in it, is undeniable. Sri Lankans have academically qualified however their employability is in question because they lack soft skills such as communication which is not given prominence relatively to academic qualifications.


We proactively bridge the future skill gap of Sri Lanka by providing Chinese language classes for all age categories. The Chinese influence in economics and politics is undeniable and important for the future of Sri Lanka.

We at Mandarin Institute of Sri Lanka promote and encourage the acquisition of Mandarin language skills to enhance job and business prospects as well as career growth in the best interest of Sri Lanka. We dislike seeing brain drain hence this school is established in enhancing soft skills for academically qualified and aspiring students who want to contribute productively to the Sri Lankan workforce and its economy. Our effort is to empower Sri Lankans to actively engage in the economic relationship with China and not to be side-lined due to the language barrier.


“If you talk to a man in a language, he understands that goes to his head; if you talk to him in his own language that goes to his heart” - NELSON MANDELA



To facilitate better integration between the people of Sri Lanka and China in terms of social connectivity by developing language and cultural understanding which will positively and profitably enable Sri Lankans to achieve greater heights in socio-economic, political and technological skill transfers. Further, to empower our workforce to work with dignity and be able to stand for justice with the Chinese counterpart.


Encourage Sri Lankans to learn Chinese and assist them in the learning process to confidently and comfortably engage in conversations with the users of the language by providing creative, flexible and up-to-date curriculum with the collaboration of skilful teachers.


Our Academic Staff are all locally headhunted to keep up with our vision to empower Sri Lanka.

Our team shares our vision and passion for empowering the Sri Lankan workforce and educating our students to reach full potential in their careers. Our teachers are extremely friendly and understanding they are well experienced in the corporate and academic disciplines. They boast 30 years of collective living in China where they have mingled with all strata of life and pursued their academic qualifications hence, they are able to coach you in native fluency and in addition to language skill they are able to bring you closer towards the Chinese culture and work life ethics. they share the experience living in China which is invaluable for aspirating students and corporates who work with Chinese stakeholders.


Our lecture panel collectively shares more than 10,000 hours of lecturing experience which will help you in grasp the language without additional effort. Our Academic panel are well versed in Chinese, English and Sinhala. 


Anjula Keshani

Head of Teen Courses

Anjula is a friendly lecturer who’s sought-after by young students. She delivers her lessons structured to suit children and their intellectual capacity. She has her own unique way of coaching children with attention to every student. Anjula is a PhD graduate from Central China Normal University and completed her Masters Degree at Chongqing Normal University. She has many publications under her name.

She is an alumnus of Kelaniya University where she graduated with her Bachelors in languages.

She had lived in China for many years and is well integrated with the Chinese culture, she is well versed in tones and able to pass down invaluable knowledge to the children under her care.

She is attached to Sri Lanka’s most prominent state University and is a visiting lecturer there for the Chinese language and previously attached to Bandaranaike centre of International studies.


Irushi Nagahawatte

Head of Professional Courses

Irushi is an alumnus of Kelaniya university graduating with Bachelors in Arts languages. She was awarded a scholarship by Confucius institute headquarters in Beijing China where she studied the Chinese language at Chongqing Normal University.

She is HSK level 5 qualified and has more than 6 years of experience in teaching Chinese as a foreign language. She is presently attached to Moratuwa University as a visiting lecturer for the Chinese language. She was previously attached to BCIS and has immense experience under her belt in coaching adults and corporates. Her attachments at state University and educational establishment have fine-tuned her ability to reach to mature audience and maintain engagement in classes.


Jingfang Liu

Head of Cultural Activities

Liu is a Mandarin Chinese native speaker who has permanently lived in Sri Lanka for many years. She graduated with a bachelor degree in management from Beijing International Studies University in China and with a master degree from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She has her own fun ways of teaching Chinese and the culture behind it, which always motivates her students.


She is also an entrepreneur in the travel industry in Sri Lanka and with her business background, she has the ability to teach students to use Chinese in different contexts. Currently, she is a senior lecturer attached to NSBM green university town and a visiting guest lecturer here.

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Dhanushka Prasangi

Lecturer - English Medium

Dhanushka is a Graduate from the University of Kelaniya and holds a Masters Degree from Chongqing Normal University. (Major: Teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages). She has also completed a Diploma in Chinese Language at Shenyang University of Technology. Dhanushka worked as an Assistant Lecturer in Chinese at the University of Kelaniya.


Kaushalya Nishshanka

Lecturer - Sinhala Medium

Kaushalya is a Graduate from the University of Sabaragamuwa specializing in Chinese Language. She has perfected Chinese at Chongqing Normal University in 2013 and since then been actively involved in Lecturing Chinese for students all over Sri Lanka. She Heads the Sinhala Medium Program for MISL and shares the Kid’s Program with Lecturer Anjula. Kaushalya has over a decade of teaching experience and is well regarded as a Senior Lecturer in the field.


Nishadi Edirisinghe

Lecturer - English Medium

Nishadi completed her Undergraduate studies at Beijing Foreign Studies University Majoring in teaching Chinese. She studied in China for over 5 years while following her Bachelors Degree and was well exposed to the native Chinese dialects and culture. Her experience of living in China is  reflected in her classroom as she exposes her students to the Chinese lifestyle and its language. Her connection with China is not limited her academics, she is also a National Wushu Champion.


Sun Xun

Senior Academic Supervisor

Sun Xun, is a graduate from Hubei University, majoring in Chinese language and literature.

She is an IPA recognized lecturer (international registered senior Chinese teacher). She has rich experience in lecturing for Students from Germany, Tanzania, Vietnam, Cambodia and America. She is a lecturer at Wuhan’s Kung Fu Chinese Center with over 8 years of teaching experience for students globally.


She is the Senior Academic Supervisor at Mandarin Institute of Sri Lanka. She oversees curriculum and professional development for the school. Every Learning Content gets delivered to our students after diligent supervision by Sun Xun. Moreover, at the end of each level Our students get to interact with her to correct and improve their practical spoken skill.

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Sithumini Gunawardana

Lecturer - English Medium

Sithumini is a Graduate from the University of Kelaniya in Mandarin Chinese, French and English Literature. She has successfully completed the Advance Mandarin Chinese Course at Chongqing Normal University and is currently reading for her Masters Degree in Tourism Management in Chinese Medium at Sichuan University, China. Sithumini is vastly experienced in working as a Chinese Interpreter and is currently working as a Translator and Supervisor of the Sri Lankan Team in a Chendge based Trading Company.

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