IAU Member

Sri Lanka

top General Information




Province:Western Province


Institution Funding



Founded 1875 as Vidyalankara University of Ceylon and became Vidyalankara Campus of University of Sri Lanka 1972. Acquired present title 1978.

Academic Year

October to September

Admission Requirements

General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced level in 3 approved subjects



Student Body


top Officers

Head : Nilanthi de Silva

Job title:Vice-Chancellor

Senior Administrative Officer : W.M. Karunaratne

Job title:Registrar

International Relations Officer : Neelakshi C. Premawardhena

Job title:Director, Centre for International Affairs

top Divisions

Centre : Asian Studies

Fields of study:Asian Studies

Centre : Open and Distance Learning

Fields of study:Distance Education

Faculty : Commerce and Management

Fields of study:Accountancy, Business and Commerce, Finance, Human Resources, Management, Marketing

Faculty : Computing and Technology

Fields of study:Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology

Faculty : Graduate Studies

Faculty : Humanities

Fields of study:Asian Religious Studies, Christian Religious Studies, Classical Languages, Design, English, Hindi, Indic Languages, Linguistics, Modern Languages, Performing Arts, Sanskrit, Theatre, Visual Arts

Faculty : Medicine

Fields of study:Anatomy, Biochemistry, Community Health, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Health Education, Medicine, Microbiology, Paediatrics, Parasitology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Public Health, Surgery, Tropical Medicine

More details:Ragama

Faculty : Science

Fields of study:Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Environmental Management, Industrial Management, Information Sciences, Mathematics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Physics, Plant Pathology, Statistics, Zoology

Faculty : Social Sciences

Fields of study:Archaeology, Economics, Geography, History, Information Sciences, Library Science, Mass Communication, Philosophy, Sociology, Sports, Sports Management

Institute : Archaeology

Fields of study:Archaeology

More details:Postgraduate

Institute : Ayurveda Studies

Fields of study:Ayurveda

More details:Gampaha Wickramarachchi

Institute : Pali and Buddhist Studies

Fields of study:Asian Religious Studies

More details:Postgraduate

top Degrees

Bachelor's Degree

Fields of study:Accountancy, Arts and Humanities, Botany, Business and Commerce, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Management, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Management, Marketing, Mathematical Physics, Mathematics, Medicine, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Physics, Software Engineering, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Statistics, Zoology

Master's Degree (by coursework)

Fields of study:Accountancy, Archaeology, Ayurveda, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Christian Religious Studies, Civil Security, Computer Science, Dance, Economics, Environmental Management, Finance, Fine Arts, Fishery, Geography, History, Human Resources, Indic Languages, Industrial Chemistry, Information Technology, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Mass Communication, Microbiology, Music, Nutrition, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Public Health, Sociology, Theatre

Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma

Fields of study:Ayurveda, Human Resources, Industrial Management, Information Technology, Marketing, Mathematics, Regional Planning

Master of Philosophy

Fields of study:Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences


Fields of study:Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

top Academic Periodicals


Journal of Science

Journal of the Faculty of Humanities

Journal of the Faculty of Social Sciences

Kalyani - The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

Updated on 25-05-2018