On 30 June 2012 ISURU Linux was introduced to Sri Lankan schools by The Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka. It is an effort of the ICT Branch of Ministry of Education, Teachers, as well as the Sri Lankan Open Source Community.
The first release was ISURU Linux 12.04. The second edition was ISURU Linux 14.04. From the experience gain from the previous versions, ISURU Linux 16.04 “change” (“For a Difference”) was released on 30 April 2016.
ISURU Linux is used for teaching Sri Lankan GCE O-level and GCE A-level “Information and Communication Technology” subjects.