The concept of Lesson Study was first brought in to Sri Lanka in 2006, through a project conducted at the University of Colombo. The resources person in charge of the project was Dr. Rajee Amarasinghe , Assistant Professor, California State University Fresno, who was spending his sabbatical at the University of Colombo. Dr. Kirthi Premadasa of University of Colombo worked as the Sri Lankan coordinator of the whole lesson study initiative.
To energize Lesson Study in Sri Lanka, a six month startup project was conducted from January to June 2006
An overview of the six month startup project
As first step, with help of the Ministry of Education, 36 teachers were selected from the following districts in Sri Lanka.