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The faculty of arts resumes its academic program on November 14th. The academic program was temporarily suspended nearly two months ago in the aftermath of a clash between two student groups.


Nine Researchers from the University of Peradeniya among the Top 2% of World Scientists

Nine researchers from the University of Peradeniya are among the top 2% of world scientists based on the ranking by the September 2022 edition of Stanford University. The University of Peradeniya is proud to be the university with the highest number of world 2% researchers in the country.

September 2022 edition of the top 100,000 scientists by c-score or a percentile rank of 2% or above in the sub-field published by Stanford University and Elsevier BV is out now.

Condolence Message
November 29, 2022

 DEEPEST SYMPATHIES The University of Peradeniya expresses its heartfelt condolence on the demise of Professor BL. Panditharatne, one of the...

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Program on “Ensuring an Informed and Responsible Society for Environmental…
November 29, 2022

 The Center for Environmental Sustainability (CES) in collaboration with the International Relations Office (InRO) of the University of Peradeniya launched...

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International Week 2022 – University of Peradeniya
November 25, 2022

The International Relations Office, University of Peradeniya has organized International Week 2022 with the purpose of expanding international collaborations, exposing university...

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“Heading Towards Sustainability: Is University of Peradeniya on the Right…
November 23, 2022

Center for Environmental Studies (CES) and International Relations Office (InRO) of the University of Peradeniya are hosting a webinar on...

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Platinum Jubilee of the Faculty of Arts


Being the heart of the University of Peradeniya, the Faculty of Arts is proud to celebrate her PLATINUM JUBILEE this year. To remark on this prestigious occasion “සරසවි ගීතාවලිය”, an evening of the commemorative music program is to be held on the 1st of December 2022, at 18:30 onwards at the Arts Theatre.

Romanian Traditional Music and Dance Festival 2022


“A Glimpse of Romania Through Music” Students from the Faculty of Music, University of Transilvania, will perform a Romanian Traditional Music and Dance evening on 29th of November 2022 at E.O.E Pereira theatre from 18:00 onwards.

International Week 2022



The International Relations Office of the University of Peradeniya is planning to conduct the International Week- 2022 of the University of Peradeniya at the end of November 2022.

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During the last 75 years of its existence at Peradeniya, the University has developed into the largest and most comprehensive university in Sri Lanka. However, its developmental trajectory has traversed a rugged terrain at times. While the challenge of planning, building and moving into a new university in the formative years was met with categorical success, its results could not be achieved fully, mainly due to developments that transpired over the years. The University of Peradeniya has currently emerged as a leading global centre of excellence in education, training, research and outreach. The challenge ahead is to tap this great source of creativity and energy associated with entrepreneurial activity, but in a way that preserves our fundamental mission and values. We need to encourage our tradition of natural evolution, but to do so with greater strategic intent. Instead of continuing to evolve as an unconstrained transactional entrepreneurial culture, we need to guide this process in such a way as to preserve our core missions, characteristics, and values.


The University offers a broad based undergraduate curriculum to its students. The available undergraduate programmes are of either three years (General Degree) or four/Five years (Special Degree) duration. 


Masters Programme (Course based) · Faculty of Management. Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.). M.Sc. in Management ( Course work + Research). M.Sc. · PGIA.

Distance Education

The University of Peradeniya is the pioneering institution that initiated offering external degrees in the country since 1964. 


Our students create a vibrant and inclusive community

The University Experience

The University of Peradeniya is heir to the  University of Ceylon which was established in 1942.  It is the largest and best-endowed university in Sri Lanka. It has eight faculties (schools) and 72 academic departments, an undergraduate enrolment of approximately 9000 and a postgraduate enrolment of approximately 2000. It has a diverse student body with students representing all geographic regions and ethnic communities of the country, as well as several international students.