Economics Undergraduate wins the Best Research Paper Award at SAESM – Nepal

13th South Asian Economic Students’ Meet (SAESM) which was held in Kathmandu, Nepal from 29th January to 3rd February, 2017 brought great glory to Sri Lanka and to the University of Colombo with the exceptional performance of young economists.  13th SAESM was very special for Sri Lanka and it stands amongst the best SAESMs for […]


Atomic Metallic Hydrogen was discovered

Atomic Metallic Hydrogen H2(solid), the rarest metal on earth and also the first ever sample of the kind has become a reality thanks to the research activities of Issac Silvera and Ranga Dias of Harvard University. The sample has been created by applying a pressure of 495 GPa (which is over the pressure in the […]


University of Colombo achieves top ranking, BRICS & Emerging Economies 2017

On 30th November 2016, the University of Colombo was ranked among the top 300 in the prestigious Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economics Rankings 2017. The inclusion of the University of Colombo in the BRICS & Emerging Economies ranking is a significant achievement, as it indicates the University’s ranking as one of the top 300 institutions […]


Team “DESTROYER” wins silver award at Sri Lanka Robotics Competition

The team “DESTROYER” from the Faculty of Science, University of Colombo, won the silver award in the university category at the Sri Lanka Robotics Competition (SLRC 2016), organized by the E-Club of the Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering, University of Moratuwa, held on 11th November 2016. The team (Thilina Payagala, Thimira Sanuka, Hasith Perera, […]


Research Forum on Poverty in Sri Lanka : The Challenges Ahead

An inter-faculty research forum was held on 17th October 2016 from 8.45 a.m. – 11.00 a.m. at the Auditorium of Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo.  This event was organized by the Department of Economics and the Department of Demography. The Research Forum was held on the 17th of October, as is […]


UOC dominates the SLUG Hockey arena

University of Colombo men’s and women’s hockey teams went on to emerge as the champions and runners-up respectively at the 12th Sri Lanka University Games hockey tournament held at the University of Peradeniya from 12th – 14th August 2016. The University of Colombo lads and lasses showed tremendous potential backed by unshaken determination and talent […]


World University Web Ranking – July 2016

According to recent (July 2016) Webometric ranking, University of Colombo continues its position as number one university in Sri Lanka. Most importantly, it has improved 146 positions from January 2016 rank and with this improvement, University of Colombo has now become the only university in Sri Lanka which is seen within the top 2000 universities […]


The Department of Economics has won the international Award for the Best IFITT-Talk of the year 2015

The Department of Economics, University of Colombo has won the international Award for the Best IFITT-Talk of the year 2015 from the International Federation for Information Technology and Travel & Tourism (IFITT). The IFITT announced the winning of this prestigious Best IFITT-Talk of the Year Award – 2015 to the Department of Economics. This international award has been bestowed […]