Watch 84th General Convocation 2022 Videos

Day 1 Session I:
Start at 24th May, 07:00 onwards

Day 1 Session II:
Start at 24th May, 13:00 onwards

Day 2 Session I:
Start at 25th May, 07:00 onwards


Convocation for External Graduands – 25th April, 2024


The Centre for Distance and Continuing Education of the University of Peradeniya is planning to organize its 2023 Convocation for External Graduands on 25th April 2024 at the Mahinda Rajapaksha Auditorium, National Institute of Cooperative Development, Polgolla.

Invitation to 5th Session of Vice Chancellor’s Lecture Series- Scheduled to be held on 17th of April 2024 at 1.00 p.m.


The fifth session of the Vice Chancellor’s Lecture Series is scheduled to be held on 17th of April 2024 at 1.00 p.m. in the Senate Room of the University of Peradeniya.

Please find the attached flyer, which is self-explanatory regarding the program.

We respectfully invite your participation in this event and look forward to witnessing a vibrant colloquium.

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University Explorers Team becomes the First University Team to Reach the Island Peak of the Himalayan Range

Team of six students of the Explorers Club of the University of Peradeniya embarked on the expedition to traverse Himalayan on April 8 th . On Saturday April 27 th the team successfully reached the Island Peak situated 6189 m above mean sea level. This is the 14 th time that a team from Peradeniya trekked Himalayan, however, no university team from Sri Lanka has ever reached this height. The team comprises of J.A. Harsha Dharmapriya (Engineering), H.M.H.R.B. Mannapperuma (Agriculture), W.H.M. Dilshan (Arts), R.M.T.T.B. Samarakoon (Science), H.M.C.S. Madawela (Engineering), and M.A. Sanduni Kanchana (Engineering). This is the first time that a female student joined the Himalayan expedition. The team underwent training at Peradeniya over nearly six months to face severe challenges in trekking the Himalayan range. The students were guided by the Vice-Chancellor, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and the Senior Treasurer of the Explorers Club, Dr. Jagath Gunatilake. The University wholeheartedly congratulates the team.

The Vice Chancellor’s Lecture Series- April 2024
April 26, 2024

The fifth session of the Vice Chancellor’s Lecture Series was successfully conducted on April 17th, 2024, at 1.00 p.m. in...

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Air Rifle Shooting Individual Qualifying Competition-2024
April 18, 2024

The Air Rifle Shooting Competition – 2024 organized by the Academic Air Arms Association affiliated to the Sri Lanka Schools...

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University of Peradeniya Unveils University Calendar 2023/24: A Comprehensive Resource…
April 9, 2024

The University of Peradeniya took a significant step forward on April 9, 2024, as it presented the University Calendar 2023/24...

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The Vice Chancellor’s Lecture Series- March 2024
March 28, 2024

The fourth session of the Vice Chancellor’s Lecture Series was successfully conducted on March 20th, 2024, at 1.00 p.m. in...

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