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  The New Deputy Vice-Chancellor 2012-09-10
  Prof. Shantha K. Hennayake, Head of the Department of Geography was appointed as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor with effect from August 7, 2012. More..
  1966 Batch Alumni Meeting the Vice-Chancellor and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor 2012-09-10
  A team of 1966 Batch Alumni led by Prof. Nihal Hettiarchchi (Former Professor at Cornel University, New York, USA) and Mr. Mayadunne (former Attorney General) met the Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and some council members at the Upper Hantane Univerisity Circuit Bangalow on September 8, 2012. More.
  1962 Batch Alumni Meeting the Vice-Chancellor and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor 2012-09-10
  A team of alumni of 1962 led by Mr.A.D.D. Akmeemana met the Vice-Chancellor and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the Vice-Chancellor’s office on September 8, 2012 and offered 62 scholarships to the needy final year students for the coming academic year. They further agreed to support other activities of the University as well. They were subsequently taken on a tour through the natural forest to the Upper Hantane Training and Conference Center. More..
  Assumption of Duties as the Vice Chancellor 2012-08-02
  Professor A. Senaratne, the newly appointed Vice Chancellor, assumed duties in his office today, as the 20th Vice Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya. More..
  University Football Championship 201 2012-07-20
  University of Peradeniya has clinched the prestigious champion’s trophy of the Inter University Football Championship 2012 which was organized by the Eastern University of Sri Lanka, by defeating University of Sri Jayewardenepura to a final score of 1-0. More..
  A Google Team Visits UoP 2012-07-09
  A team from Google visited Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya and met with the Dean of the Faculty and the members of the staff of the Department of Computer Engineering. More..
  Chevalier dansl’ordre des PalmesAcadémiques award 2012-05-24
  Prof. Veranja Karunaratne of the Department of Chemistry of the Faculty of Science was awarded the honourable distinction of Chevalier dansl’ordre des Palmes Académiquesby the French Government. More..
  Book titled “ Smart Grid – Technology and Applications” co-authored by Prof. K.M.Liyanage, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2012-05-24
  Release of this book has once again proved the high academic standard of the staff at the Department of Electrical and electronic Engineering. Today the Department has over 20 PhDs leading researchers, who are practicing with cutting edge technologies and sharing their knowledge through high standard publications. One of the other authors, Dr. Janaka Ekanayake too is a visiting faculty member of the department and was a Professor in the Department till 2008. More..
  Society for Social Management Systems International Symposium Paper Award won by the paper based on the research by Ms. G.M.P.R. Weerakoon 2012-05-15
  The paper titled "An approach for Small Community Waste Water Management Using Constructed Wetlands" based on the research of Ms. G.M.P.R. Weerakoon won the Society for Social Management Systems International Symposium Paper Award. She received the award on 3rd May at an event held in Taiwan. The paper was co-authored by K.B.S.N. Jinadasa, R,Sasitharan and M.I.M. Mowjood.  
  A book titled Wetlands for Tropical Applications co-authored by Dr Shameen Jinadasa 2012-05-15
  A book on wastewater treatment using constructed wetlands entitled Wetlands for Tropical Applications was recently published by Imperial College Press, UK with Dr Shameen Jinadasa of the Environmental Engineering Division as one its co-editors along with Prof Norio Tanaka (Saitama University, Japan) and Prof Wun Jern Ng (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore). More...
  Vice-Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya Prof. SBS Abayakoon was recently awarded the “Amity Global Academic Excellence Award” by Amity international Business School ,Noida, India, on the occasion of the 14th international Business Horizon INBUSH2012 More...
  Students of Department of Computer Engineering for the Google Summer Code finals 2012-05-15
  Number of students of Department of Computer Engineering have been selected for the Google Summer Code finals in the department's maiden attempt this year.
The department representations won almost all the international competitions surpassing all other state universities and private institutions in the last few years. Last year, they won Motorola Enterprise Mobility software competition and represented Sri Lanka in Microsoft Imagine Cups world finals.
  Teacher training programme - Science Education Unit, Faculty of Science 2012-04-30
  A three-day Training Programme for GCE (A/L) Chemistry teachers of the Uva Province was successfully conducted by the Science Education Unit, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya. Seventy teachers from the schools of the Uva Province participated in this training programme which was held in the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya from 26th April 2012 to 28th April 2012.. More....
  Amity Global Academic Excellence Award 2012-04-25
  Vice-Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya Prof. SBS Abayakoon was recently awarded the “Amity Global Academic Excellence Award” by Amity international Business School ,Noida, India, on the occasion of the 14th international Business Horizon INBUSH2012. More....
  Master's degree in Development Practice (MDP) 2012-04-25
  Applications are now open for the second batch of students to follow the Master's degree in Development Practice (MDP). This programme is part of a global network of MDP programmes in 24 universities across 16 countries managed by a global secretariat at the Earth Institute, Columbia University. The University of Peradeniya received a MacArthur Foundation Grant to fund teaching infrastructure and curriculum development in preparation for this programme. Classes will start in June 2012. More.
  Drivers’ Awareness Programme: Center for Distance & Continuing Education 2012-04-20
  The Centre for Distance and Continuing Education (CDCE) and the Corporate Management Division of the University of Peradeniya jointly organized a one day workshop for University Drivers titled 'Riyaduru Dathata Diribalayak' held on 04th April 2012, at the CDCE Auditorium.More....
  6th Annual Research and Achievers Colloquium 2012 2012-04-02
  The 6th Annual Research and Achievers Colloquium 2012 Of the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka (ULA) was held at the Postgraduate Complex of the Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniyaon 23rd March 2012. Over 50 librarians from 11 universities participated and nine presentations were made More....
  A tiny lost shrub frog species found after 100 years 2012-03-12
  A research team from the Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya lead by Dr. Madhava Meegaskumbura, a Senior Lecturer in Zoology has rediscovered a tiny frog species (Pseudophilautus semiruber) that was thought to have been lost, for nearly hundred years. More....
  Australian Alumni Excellence Awards 2012 2012-03-08
  Prof. Ranjith Dissanayake, Professor in Civil Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering was selected by the Australian Trade Commission as winner in the category of ‘AEI Australian Endeavour Award Alumni’ and was honoured at the Australian Alumni Excellence Awards 2012.More....
  MOU was signed between the University of Peradeniya and the World Bank 2012-03-08
  MOU was signed between the University of Peradeniya and the World Bank to cover cooperation and joint research activity between the parties for the creation, organization and operation of Physical and Virtual World Bank Information Space (WBIS) in the University of Peradeniya located at a “Development Resource Center” (DRC) to be set up in the Department of Economics and Statistics of the University of Peradeniya. More....
  Presidential Award for the Best Invention for 2010 - 2012-03-01
 
Dr. Shantha Lenadora, an alumnus of the University of Peradeniya won the Presidential Award for the Best Invention for 2010 for his invention on “Pneumatic Self-retaining Surgical Retractor System”. Senior lecturers, Mr. Sarath Seneviratne and Dr. Manjula Sandirigama of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya collaborated with Dr. Lenadora for the development and patenting of the device.
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  Co-winners of the first Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property 2012 - 2012-03-01
  Senior Lecturers of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Dr. Manjula Sandirigama and Dr. Roshan Ragel are the co-winners of the first Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property 2012 Essay Competition in Sri Lanka sponsored by the University of New Hampshire School of Law.
  Two new lichen species described -2012-02-15
  Prof. Veranja Karunaratne and Dr. R. G. U Jayalal of the Department of Chemistry along with Dr. Siril Wijesundera of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya have described two lichen species new to science (Anzia mahaeliyensis & Anzia flavotenuis) from the World Heritage Site, Horton Plains National Park. Their new findings were reported in The Lichenologist. More...
  Coconut research/ demonstration production unit 2012-02-14
  Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya and Coconut Research Institute established a collaborative coconut research/ demonstration production unit at the University Experimental Station, Dodangolla
  Workshop on "Management of Departmental Inventory" 2012-01-12
  Staff Development Centre has successfully conducted a workshop on "Management of Department Inventory " on 9 th & 10th January 2012. This workshop was conducted by Mr. S.C Mayadunne and Mr. N.G.K.K. Seneviratne. More....
  Faculty of Engineering won the best paper award at the 10th Annual Technical Conference of IET-YP 2012-01-05
  The research paper titled “ Design of a Sensor System for Non Invasive Cross-sectional Imagining using Electric Capacitance Tomography “ from the students of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya won the first place in the 10th Annual Technical Conference of IET-YP “ Present around the World “ , held on 17th December 2011at University of Moratuwa . The winning team will represent Sri Lanka at the South Asian Contest. More....
  A Tamil Language Learning Programme 2012-01-15
  Under the sponsorship and supervision of Gangawata KoraleDivisional Secretariat, A Tamil Language Learning Programme was launched by the Cultural Centre affiliated to the Department of Fine Arts of the University of Peradeniya More
  Remarkable achievements of the Faculty of Engineering students in Year 2011 -2011-12-2
  Peradeniya Engineering Faculty Alumni Association (PEFAA) hails the remarkable achievements of the Faculty of Engineering students in Year 2011 More...
  General Research Committee life time award of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science for 2011 - 2011-12-22
  Prof. Savitri Gunatilleke, Emeritus Professor in Botany, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya was awarded the General Research Committee life time award of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science for 2011 in recognition of her exceptionally high quality and high impact research conducted towards conservation of natural ecosystems of Sri Lanka. More....
  Faculty of Engineering students win the Manamperi Award of the SLAAS for the best undergraduate project in engineering - 2011-12-16
  The Manamperi Award of the SLAAS for the Best Final Year Undergraduate Project in Engineering for the Year 2010 was awarded for the undergraduate student research project on “Study of effects of bio-mass based pozzolanic material on chloride ion penetration in concrete” More....