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

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University of Peradeniya is ranked the # 01 in Sri Lanka by the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Ranking 2023 for the 4th consecutive year. The THE impact ranking is based on Sustainability Development Goals. The University of Peradeniya stands within the best 400 universities in the world. The university having being ranked the number one in the country indicates the commitment of the university to the sustainability.

The Closing Ceremony of the JICA CHAIR Programme 2023
February 26, 2024

The Closing Ceremony of the Japan’s Modernization Studies - JICA CHAIR Programme of the year 2023 was held in full...

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First CTHE Programme 2024 – Staff Development Centre (SDC), University…
February 12, 2024

The first programme of the Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education in 2024 was started on 05 th February, 2024....

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Visit of Professor Anna Förster from the Sustainable Communication Networks
February 12, 2024

Professor Anna Förster from the Sustainable Communication Networks, Faculty of Physics and Electrical Engineering, University of Bremen, Germany recently visited...

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“Medura” Night – 2024
February 9, 2024

Sarasavi Medura Hall University of Peradeniya is delighted to share the success of its first hall night held on the...

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Partnership between Career Guidance Unit and Sarvodaya
January 31, 2024

We are pleased to share a momentous occasion at the University of Peradeniya as the Career Guidance Unit formalized a...

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Third session of the Vice Chancellor’s Lecture Series is scheduled to be held on 21st of February 2024 at 1.00 p.m.


The third session of the Vice Chancellor’s Lecture Series is scheduled to be held on the 21st of February 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.

Welcome Ceremony for the New Intake – (Batch of 2022)


The Welcome Ceremony for the New Intake (Batch of 2022) will be held on 14th February, 2024 at 8.30am at the Faculty Auditorium.

46th Annual Academic Sessions


The Inauguration Ceremony and KSM Oration 2024 by Dr. Damsara Nandadeva, Senior Lecturer, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya on Autonomic and Vascular Function in Cardiovascular Health with Insights from COVID-19 is scheduled to be held on 07th February.

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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.