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


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

The Action Plan is based on the Corporate Plan (Strategic Plan) which has the Goals, Objectives, Strategies, and Activities, together with the responsible parties for each activity, the estimated budget, and the quarter in the current year during which each activity will be implemented. The Progress Report provides the progress of the past year according to the last Strategic Plan’s activities .Welcome to – your online plain text editor. Enter or paste your text here. To download and save it, click on the button below.

Strategic Plan 2019 – 2023   Strategic Plan 2018 – 2022   Strategic Plan 2017 – 2021   Strategic Plan 2012 – 2016  

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.

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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

This book is comprised of the Information related to the Campus, Faculties, Institutes & School attached to the University of Colombo. It includes information regarding the Undergraduate and Postgraduate student enrollment and Academic & Non-Academic Staff details of the University.

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..


Senate Meeting

Senate Meeting of the University of Colombo is held on the last Wednesday of every month.

Meeting Members

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 a month.


Prof. Chandrika N. Wijeyarathne Vice-Chancellor
Prof. R.C.K. Hettiarachchi Rector/Sri Palee Campus
Prof. D.A.P. de Silva Dean/Faculty of Arts
Dr. L.M.K. Bandara Dean/Faculty of Education
Prof. N. Melegoda Dean/Faculty of Graduate Studies
Prof. W.I. Nanayakkara Dean/Faculty of Law
Dr. M.P.P. Dharmadasa Dean/Faculty of Mgt. & Finance
Prof. Vajira Dissanayake Dean/Faculty of Medicine
Prof. Upul Sonnadara Dean/Faculty of Science
Prof. J.K.D.S. Jayanetti Dean/Faculty of Technology
Dr. S.S.P. Warnakulasuriya Dean/Faculty of Nursing
Mrs. Indrani Weeratunga Council Member
Mrs. Manohari Ramanathan Council Member
Mr. K.A.S. Edward Registrar
Mrs. Rangika Kondaragama Senior Assistant Registrar/Legal & Documentation Branch
Mr. S.M.Shifar Assistant Registrar/Academic & Publications Branch

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 on the second Wednesday of every month.

Committee Members

Types of Research Grants offered by the University,

  1. University Research Grant
  2. University Travel Grant
  3. Foreign Phd Grant
  4. Reimbursement of publication fee

CQA Standing Committee of the Senate

Meetings of the Standing Committee of the Senate of the Center for Quality Assurance (CQA), are included in the University Calendar and the committee is scheduled to meet once a month. The monthly progress of the QA cells in each Faculty/Institute is reported at the meeting of the CQA Standing Committee of the Senate. The progress of the CQA is reported to the Senate by the Director of CQA.

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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 – By Research All Departments
Master of Philosophy – By Research All Departments
Master of Arts – By Research All Departments
Master of Arts Qualifying (MAQ) – By Research All Departments
Master of Arts in Demography Demography
MPhil Degree in Economics leading to PhD Economics
Masters in Tourism Economics and Hotel Management Economics
Masters in Financial Economics Economics
Masters in Economics Economics
Postgraduate Diploma in Economics Development Economics
Postgraduate Diploma (Leading to Masters) in Tourism Ecomonics and Hotel Management Economics
Executive Diploma in Business and Financial Economics Economics
Diploma in Travel Tourism Economics and Hotel Management Economics
Diploma in Microfinance Economics
Master of Arts in English Studies English
Postgraduate Diploma in Environment and Regional Development Geography
Master of Arts in International Relations International Relations
Diploma in Journalism Journalism Unit
Masters in Buddhist Studies Buddhist Studies
Postgraduate Diploma in Buddhist Studies Buddhist Studies
Master of Arts in Sinhala Sinhala
Diploma in Sinhala Sinhala
Masters in Sociology Sociology
Master of Arts in Sociology Sociology
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Sociology Sociology


Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Philosophy
Master of Education (TESOL) Humanities Education
Master of Education (Educational Management) Social Science Education
Master of Education (General) Social Science Education
Master of Education (Educational and Development Psychology) Educational Psychology
Master of Education (Science Education) Science & Technology Education
Postgraduate Diploma TESL Humanities Education
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Teaching of Drama and Teatre) Humanities 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 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
Postgraduate Diploma in Environment Management (PgDEM) Zoology and Environment Sciences
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

Assistant Registrar
Mr. S.M. Shifar
Telephone and Fax: +94 112 586712