(University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka) Provides grants, program evaluations, statistics, universities admission information, latest news and events. The University Grants Commission (UGC) is the apex body of the University System in Sri Lanka which was established on 22nd December 1978 under the Universities Act No. 16 of 1978. The functions of the UGC are; planning and coordination of university education allocation of funds to Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) maintenance of academic standards regulation of the administration of HEIs and regulation of admission of students to HEIs. University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka.