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84th General Convocation 2022

Developing Inclusive Education for Students With Disabilities (SWDs) in Sri…
March 20, 2023

The Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania is a partner university of the Erasmus+ CBHE project “Developing Inclusive Education for  Students...

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The Inter-Faculty Freshers Meet 2023
March 17, 2023

The Inter-Faculty Freshers Meet 2023 was successfully conducted from 16th February to 02nd March 2023 at the University of Peradeniya. Nearly 90% of the...

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The meeting with the delegation from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,…
March 16, 2023

Dr. Mohd Farhan Hanif Reduan, Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) visited the University of...

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Pera Tech Disrupt Competition Masterclass Series
March 13, 2023

The Business Linkage, Innovation, Incubation and Technology Transfer Office (BLII-TTO) of the University of Peradeniya in collaboration with the International...

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International Conference on Mathematics and Mathematics Education ICMME 2023


Jointly organized by the Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, together with the Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka, the ICMME 2023 will commence on the 14th and 15th of July, 2023.

World Meteorological day, Environmental Awareness Week Organized by the Centre for Environmental Sustainability


To commemorate the World Meteorological Day, the Centre for Environmental Sustainability (CES) of the University of Peradeniya is hosting a webinar on “Extreme weather events in the recent past, climate change and global warming: Are they connected?” on March 23, 2023, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sri Lanka time (GMT +5:30).

World Water Day, Environmental Awareness Week Organized by the Centre for Environmental Sustainability


To commemorate the World Water Day, the Centre for Environmental Sustainability (CES) and Postgraduate Institute of Science (PGIS) of the University of Peradeniya is hosting a scientific discussion  on “Ancient Irrigation Systems: Lessons from the Past” on March 22, 2023, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the PGIS auditorium.

Workshop “Genomic Approaches in Understanding Vector-Borne Parasites”


International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology workshop will be held on 22nd – 24th of March 2023, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

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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 Program (Course-based) · Faculty of Management. Master of Business Administration (MBA.). MSc. in Management (Coursework + Research). MSc. · 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.