Student Accommodation

The Accommodation Division is a part of the University of Peradeniya. It provides a comprehensive service to all the students of the University by administering and allocating 19 hostels in the University, with the aim of supporting the student experience by providing efficient and effective accommodation services and facilities. Providing residential facilities for Undergraduate Students and recovering hostel fees and fines for damages from accommodated students are the main responsibilities of this division within the University of Peradeniya. Our objective is to support students in the following ways :
  • By providing accurate information and advice regarding the accommodation application/allocation process
  • By recognizing applicants as individuals with their own requirements at all times. (Ex. Disability students)
  • By allocating students into halls with the aim of providing balanced effective communities.
  • By providing hostel facilities for low-income family members where appropriate.
  • Efficiently and effectively respond to student issues and concerns.
  • Liaise/mediate/coordinate with other University departments to provide optimum support to residents.
  • By Seeking students’ opinions, analyzing trends, and recommending developments to the facilities and services provided to students.
  • By supervising and helping maintain the standards of food hygiene and sanitary services provided at the residence halls.
Our Student Accommodation Policy : University hostel facilities are provided on the basis of distance from the residence of the Students. Accordingly.
  • For 1st year students
    • over 50km
  • For 2nd year students
    • over 40km
On the basis of vacancies existing in the halls during the academic year.
  • For 3rd year students
    • over 30km
  • For 4th year students
    • over 20km
  • For 5th year students
– All students And
  • We Also provide residential facilities for Captains and Vice Captains of Sports Teams.
  • Differently abled students.
  • On medical grounds if recommended by the University Chief Medical Officer.
  • Students who are facing dire financial difficulties, On the recommendations of the GS and AGA, Director Student Accommodation, Vice-Chancellor or Deputy Vice-Chancellor.
The University of Peradeniya aims to provide residential facilities to all its undergraduate students in the future. Unfortunately at this moment, it is limited to about 65% of the student population. There are nineteen halls of residence in the University Our Student Accommodation Policy :
  • We opened three new halls of residence in 2015, Ediriweera Sarachchandra, Gunapala Malalasekara, and Senaka Bibile.
  • Fulfiled all the requirements of Ediriweera Sarachchandra Hall and accommodation already provided to students.
  • The Gunapala Malalasekara hostel has already been furnished for accommodation.
  • Completed the construction works of Mahailluppallama hostel and Sarasavi Uyana Hostel.
  • We were able to accommodate all the relevant students according to the guidelines of the Accommodation Policy.
Future Plans :
  • We are planning to furnish the newly constructed Sarasavi Uyana, Senaka Bibile and Mahailluppallama hostels to accommodate students very soon.
  • Hoping to build another couple of hostels to provide future accommodation to all the students.


Halls of Residence



Akbar Nell Hall 590


Arunachalam Hall 78


Ediriweera Sarachchndra & Gunapala Malalasekera Hall 647


Hilda Obeysekera Hall 656


Hindagala Hostel & AQ 40 57 & 30


Ivor Jennings Hall 520


James Peris Hal 93


Jayathilake Hall 186


Lalith Athulathmudali Hall 380


Mahailuppallama/Male 100


Mahailuppallama/Female 198


Mahakanda Hall 340


Marcus Fernando Hall 246


Marrs Hall 234


New Akbar Hall 138


Ramanathan Hall 1210


Sangamitta Hall 502


Sangaramaya & Kehelpannala Bhikku Hostel 123


Sarasavi Medura Hall 752


Sarasavi Uyana Hall 752


Senaka Bibile Hall 300


Wijewardena Hall 937
Click here to visit official website of the Student Accommodation Division.