Community is a fundamental building block of society. New approaches to strengthen and grow regional and communities are increasingly being explored. The success and sustainability of these approaches can be increased by a community leader’s capacity. Having understood the dire need of knowledge dissemination, the Department of Tourism Studies, Faculty of Management,
Uva Wellassa University has taken several initiatives. Hence, one of the most significant step taken was initiating a Diploma in Community Leadership collaborating with the Centre for Open and Distance Learning at Uva Wellassa University with aims to meet the educational and professional skills needs of those who are tasking with the responsibility of providing effective leadership with local community. The inauguration ceremony of the Diploma in Community Leadership was held on 05th February,2023 at Auditorium of Faculty of Technological Studies, Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka.