Academic & Publications Branch is responsible in preceding the Academic and Establishment related publications, as well as the registration related proceedings of several Postgraduate programs of the University.


The Newsletter is a quarterly publication of the University of Colombo. All academic and other staff, as well as students, are invited to submit news items for publication in the Newsletter under the following headings.

  • Our Strengths
  • Appointments
  • Felicitations
  • Books and Other Publications
  • Strengthening Undergraduate/ Postgraduate Education
  • News and Events

The Strategic Plan is a rolling plan effective for a period of five years.

Features of the Strategic Plan

  • The Vision, Mission Statements and objectives
  • The Corporate Structure
  • Strengths and weaknesses in the organization and the external threats and opportunities (SWOT)
  • Goals, Objectives, Strategies and Activities, with performance indicators and performance targets
  • Financial Plan

Annual Report helps the stakeholders and the general public to draw useful conclusions about operations, prospects and the financial viability of the University. The Annual Report provides a snapshot view of the performance of the enterprise in the past year. It is absolutely essential that it should be prepared in a timely manner, with all relevant disclosures that would enable the public to form a judgment on performance and future prospects of the enterprise.

The Preparation and submission of the Annual Report to the Parliament is a statutory requirement.

The University of Colombo Review, the Journal of the University, is published annually by the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. It is multi-disciplinary in nature.

All correspondence and subscription inquiries could be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief, University of Colombo Review, University of Colombo, No. 94, Cumaratunga Munidasa Mawatha, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka.

  • Subscription Rates | Sri Lanka Rs. 600.00 (per copy), Rs. 1,150.00 (Annual)
  • SAARC counties  | US $ 30.00 (per copy), US $ 55.00 (Annual)
  • Other | US $ 40.00 (per copy), US $ 75.00 (Annual)

University of Colombo Review (Archive)

  • 1981, 1982, 1983,1985 , 1986, 1991 – 1998

University of Colombo Review (New Series)

  • Abstracts of Volume 01. Number 01
  • Abstracts of Volume 01. Number 02
  • Abstracts of Volume 02. Number 01

Ceylon Journal of Medical Science

CJMS Vol. 47 No. 02 2004, CJMS Vol. 47 No. 01 2004, CJMS Vol. 46 No. 02 2003, CJMS Vol. 46 No. 01 2003, CJMS Vol. 45 No. 02 2002, CJMS Vol. 45 No. 01 2002, CJMS Vol. 44 No. 02 2001, CJMS Vol. 44 No. 01 2001, CJMS Vol. 43 No. 02 2000, CJMS Vol. 43 No. 01 2000, CJMS Vol. 42 No. 02 1999, CJMS Vol. 42 No. 01 1999, CJMS Vol. 41 No. 02 1998, CJMS Vol. 41 No. 01 1998, CJMS Vol. 40 No. 02 1997, CJMS Vol. 40 No. 01 1997, CJMS Vol. 39 No. 02 1996, CJMS Vol. 39 No. 01 1996, CJMS Vol. 38 No. 02 1995, CJMS Vol. 38 No. 01 1995, CJMS Vol. 37 No. 02 1994, CJMS Vol. 37 No. 01 1994, CJMS Vol. 35 No. 02 1992, CJMS Vol. 35 No. 01 1992, CJMS Vol. 34 No. 02 1991, CJMS Vol. 34 No. 01 1991, CJMS Vol. 33 No. 02 1990, CJMS Vol. 33 No. 01 1990, CJMS Vol. 32 No. 02 1989, CJMS Vol. 32 No. 01 1989, CJMS Vol. 31 Supplement 1989, CJMS Vol. 31 No. 02 1988, CJMS Vol. 31 No. 01 1988, CJMS Vol. 30 No. 02 1987, CJMS Vol. 30 No. 01 1987, CJMS Vol. 29 No. 02 1986, CJMS Vol. 29 No. 01 1986, CJMS Vol. 28 No. 02 1985, CJMS Vol. 28 No. 01 1985, CJMS Vol. 27 No. 01 & 02 1983, CJMS Vol. 26 No. 01 & 02 1977, CJMS Vol. 25 No. 01 & 02 1976, CJMS Vol. 24 No. 01 & 02 1975, CJMS Vol. 23 No. 01 & 02 1974, CJMS Vol. 22 No. 02 1973, CJMS Vol. 22 No. 01 1973, CJMS Vol. 21 No. 02 1972, CJMS Vol. 21 No. 01 1972, CJMS Vol. 20 No. 02 1971, CJMS Vol. 20 No. 01 1971, CJMS Vol. 19 No. 02 1970, CJMS Vol. 19 No. 01 1970, CJMS Vol. 18 No. 02 1969, CJMS Vol. 18 No. 01 1969, CJMS Vol. 17 No. 02 1968, CJMS Vol. 17 No. 01 1968, CJMS Vol. 15 No. 02 1966, CJMS Vol. 15 No. 01 1966, CJMS Vol. 14 No. 02 1965, CJMS Vol. 14 No. 01 1965, CJMS Vol. 13 1964, CJMS Vol. 09 1958, CJMS Vol. 08 PT. 04 1954, CJMS Vol. 08 PT. 03 1953, CJMS Vol. 08 No. 02 1951

Annual Research Symposium

The Research Symposium of the University of Colombo is a unique event in the calendar of the University. The Annual Research Symposium was initiate as a regular event in 2008. The main objective of the Annual Research Symposium is to disseminate new knowledge acquired through research conducted by the academic community of the University. The symposium also promotes healthy interaction between the Faculties and Institutes of the University of Colombo. Each year the abstracts of papers presented at this Symposium is published as ‘Proceedings of the Symposium”. This represents the bulk of research work carried out in the University in that particular year. Read more..


Legislation Committee

The Legislation Committee looks into the Legal aspects of the By-Laws and prospectus of various academic programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and the extension programmes of the University, The Campus the institutes and the School referred to it by the Senate and makes it recommendations to the Council for its approval. The Legislation Committee also considers the By-Laws and constitutions of the Centres and Societies and makes its recommendation to the Council for its approval. The Directors of the Institutes/ School and the Co-ordinators of the programmes could attend the meetings on an invitation when matters relevant to them are considered by the Committee. The legislation Committee meets once in two months.

Research & Development Committee

The Research and Development Committee engages in, evaluation of research projects submitted by the University academics, provides support for the development and implementation of the university’s research, work related to research grants and research conferences and any other matters pertaining to research. The Research & Development Committee meets once a month.

Student Registration

We are in charge of the registration related proceeding faculty Postgraduate Course. Prospective students are invited to contact us to obtain updated information about the Postgraduate Courses.

Doctor of Philosophy Economics
Master of Philosophy Economics
Master of Arts in Sociology Sociology
Master of Arts in Political Science Political Science & Public Policy
Master of Arts in Sinhala Sinhala
Master of Arts Economics Economics
Master of Arts in Financial Economics Economics
Master of Arts in International Relations History & International Relations
Postgraduate Diploma in Economics Development Economics
Postgraduate Diploma in Travel Tourism Economics & Hotel Management Economics
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Sociology Sociology
Postgraduate Diploma in Environment & Regional Development Geography
Diploma in Travel Tourism Economics & Hotel Management Economics
Diploma in Sinhala Sinhala
Diploma in Journalism Journalism Unit
Diploma in Micro Finance Economics
Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Philosophy
Master of Education (TESOL) Humanities Education
Master of Education (Management) Social Sc. Education
Master of Education (General) Social Science Education
Master of Education (Psychological) Educational Psychology
Master of Education (Science Education) Science & Technology Education
Postgraduate Diploma (Week End) Science & Technology Education
Postgraduate Diploma (Week End) English Medium Educational Psychology
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Full time) Social Science Education
Postgraduate Diploma TESL Humanities Education
Postgraduate Diploma in Community Development Social Science Education
Postgraduate Diploma in Counseling Educational Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Philosophy
M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry Chemistry
M.Sc. in Applied Organic Chemistry Chemistry
M.Sc. in Chemistry Education Chemistry
M.Sc. in Industrial Chemistry Chemistry
M.Sc. in Applied Electronics Physics
M.Sc. in Physics Education Physics
M.Sc. in Atmospheric Physics Dynamical Meteorology & Natural Disaster Preparedness Physics
M.Sc. in Environment Science Zoology
M.Sc. in Plant Cell & Tissue Culture Plant Sciences
M.Sc. in Agriculture Microbiology Plant Sciences
M.Sc. in Plant Pathology Plant Sciences
M.Sc. in Medical Physics Nuclear Science
M.Sc. in Nuclear Science Nuclear Science
M.Sc. in Applied Statistics Statistics
M.Sc. in Financial Mathematics Mathematics
M.Sc. in Mathematics Education Mathematics
Diploma in Corporate Finance Mathematics
Diploma in Chemical Analysis Chemistry
Diploma in Biodiversity Management Zoology and Plant Sciences
Diploma in Microbiology Techniques Plant Science
Diploma in Radiation Protection Nuclear Science
Certificate in Bioinformatics (online) Plant Science

By-Laws & Guide Lines Affecting To Student Activities

Adopted by the Senate on 28th March 2001 and Council on 9th May 2001 under Section 135 of the Universities Act No.16 of 1978 as amended by the Universities Act No.7 of 1985. These By-Laws may be cited as the Student Discipline By-Laws No.1 of 2001 and shall come into operation on 1st June 2001 replacing the By-Laws on Student Residence and Discipline of the University of Colombo No. 1 of 1986.  Read more..

Senior Assistant Registrar
Ms. T.D.D. Pathiranage
Telephone and Fax: +94 112 586712