Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

Wayamba University of Sri Lanka is the thirteenth national university in Sri Lanka. It was established as the Affiliated University College of North Western Province in 1991 and after it was become the Rajarata University of Sri Lanka “Wayamba mandapa” in 1996.It was a full flagged university naming as Wayamba University of Sri Lanka in 1999. The main purpose of the university is offering English-medium degree, diploma and certificate courses (internal and external) in areas such as Agriculture, Applied Science, Management and Technology for students and working professionals. The courses are highly up-to-date and job-oriented.

The Wayamba University of Sri Lanka is headquartered at Kuliyapitiya, Sri Lanka. Its six faculties are in Makandura and Kuliyapitiya. The Faculty of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Business Studies, Finance and Faculty of Technology and Faculty of Medicine were established at Kuliyapitiya. The Faculty of Agriculture and Plantation Management and Faculty of Livestock, Fisheries, and Nutrition are in Makandura.


Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAS)

The Faculty of Applied Sciences of the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka was established with effect from 01st October, 1999 by the Government Notification in the Extraordinary Gazette No. 1093/8 of Tuesday, 17 August, 1999. The Faculty is located at Kuliyapitiya Premises of the University and was assigned with four Departments of Study namely, Computing & Information Systems, Electronics, Industrial Management and Mathematical Sciences.

  • Electronics
  • Computing & Information Systems
  • Industrial Management
  • Mathematical Sciences

Department of Computing & Information Systems

The Department of Computing & Information Systems contributes to the academic programme of the Faculty of Applied Sciences by offering Computing and Information Systems (CMIS) as a major subject for the B.Sc. (General) Degree and the B.Sc. (Joint Major) Degree programmes which fulfills industry needs. From year 2017, they extended their service by offering a B.Sc. (Special) Degree in computer science to cater to the current needs of the industry as well as to ensure a path towards academia.

Presently, the Department offers more than twenty course modules including projects and industrial training. Courses range from introductory level to advanced and high demanding course modules coupled with practical components covering all essential areas for an undergraduate computer science degree.

Students are provided opportunities to gain theoretical knowledge in the major areas of Computer science and acquire practical competence in computer programming, gain hands on experience in using different operating systems and varied software including open source software, and to develop transferable skills; thus laying a firm in IT for career opportunities and for higher studies.

The Department of Computing & Information Systems was established as one of the four Departments of the Faculty of Applied Sciences when the Wayamba University was established in 1999, by transforming the then Department of Industrial Management & Computer Studies of the Wayamba Campus of the Rajarata university into two Departments.

Today the Department is functioning on its own resources, and contributes to the academic programmes of the Faculty by offering above mentioned degrees. As of this year, the Department has seven permanent lecturers and three computer laboratories with 110 networked computers to conduct practical classes and examinations. Measures are also underway to expand the laboratory facilities to meet requirements of the increased student intakes as well as introduce new external and internal study programs.

Vision of the Department

To be a leading higher education institute in Sri Lanka recognized for its outstanding Computer Science programmes, innovative research, scholarship and outreach with the ultimate target of serving the mankind.

Mission of the Department

To develop highly qualified and responsible citizens who contribute to the improvement of society and sustainable development of the country through Computer Science.

Department of Electronics

Electronics is a field, which deals with study, design, and use of devices, that depends on the conduction of electricity through materials. Earlier it was considered as an integral part of Electrical Engineering. However, due to its tremendous advancement in a short period of time, it has achieved its own place in the field of science and technology. Electronics is a field, in which rapid developments are taking place every day. New Electronic devices and gadgets are appearing in the market, and the usage of Electronics is expanding almost every field. Because of the growing applications of this field, students who study Electronics will have good career opportunities.

The Department of Electronics at the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka offers course modules covering various fields of Electronics for three Degree programs – B.Sc(General), B.Sc (Joint Major), and B.Sc (Special) in Applied Electronics. Electronics is a dynamic field of study, where students can find numerous career opportunities with the knowledge, both theoretical and practical, gained through these course modules. Our Department is the only Department of the State University system of Sri Lanka, that offers Electronics as a major subject for physical science or applied science stream.

Most of our past graduates work as Engineers or Assistant Engineers in private sector, while others work in Executive positions and Software Engineers, with good salaries. Majority of industries in Sri Lanka tend to adopt advanced Electronics technology, specially in their production line. One of the major problem they face is lack of experts in the field. Our graduates have good opportunities to cater their demands. Therefore, the graduates with the knowledge of Electronics will have good chance of finding job opportunities.

The Department of Electronics offers Postgraduate research Degrees leading to M.Phills and PhDs. Prospective students can enroll for a research degree in different fields such as Nano Electronics, Polymer Electronics, Embedded Systems, and Antenna Design.

Department of Industrial Management

The Department of Industrial Management has become a legatee of producing competent and quality graduates in Industrial Management by widening the horizon of theoretical knowledge in social, economic and managerial disciplines as well as industry oriented analytical and practical skills.

Industrial Management came under the preview of the Department of Industrial Management & Computer Studies in the Faculty of Applied Sciences of Wayamba Campus established under the Rajarata University, before becoming a single Department of the Wayamba University. The Department of Industrial Management attempts to blend its output with the existing industry requirements by carrying out the necessary adjustments of the curriculum in a timely manner and encourages the students to involve in a variety of extra-curricular activities through interdisciplinary and outreach events. The department offers a number of course modules not only to gain the conceptual knowledge but also have hands on experience in all aspects of information system development with exposure to business problem analysis and problem solving too.

The graduates who are majoring Industrial Management mark almost l00% employability where career opportunities mainly exist in manufacturing industries while there are so many other paths to make their careers as well. At present, many of our graduates live in foreign countries for their career development and higher studies. The Department of Industrial Management has gained its present success through the worthy support of its academic staff. The Department is composed of multi-disciplinary skilful and knowledgeable work force in different disciplines. Also the academic staff members have obtained their postgraduate qualifications from internationally recognized universities.

To become a centre of excellence for the development of human resources in the field of Industrial Management to match the national and global trends.

To provide undergraduates with education, research facilities and outreach programmes in the field of Industrial Management to enable them perform effectively and efficiently in the manufacturing and service industries.

Department of Mathematical Sciences

The Department of Mathematical Sciences was established first in 1996 at the Faculty of Applied Sciences I of then Wayamba Campus of the Rajarata University of Sri Lanka. With Wayamba University established 3 years later in 1999, the Department retained the same name, thus becoming the oldest academic department in the Faculty of Applied Sciences with a history of 25 years as of 2021.

The Department offers course modules in two subject streams, Mathematics & Mathematical Modelling and Statistics, for 3 degree programs namely, 3-year B.Sc. (General), 4-year B.Sc. (Joint Major), and 4-year B.Sc. (Special) in Mathematics with Statistics. Our teaching staff comprise of a number of Ph.D., M.Phil. and Masters Degree holders in diverse areas to deliver these modules in the highest standard with novelty. We are particularly keen on making Mathematics and Statistics very useful but less stressful to the students.

Mathematics and Statistics are two essential subject areas in any degree program available for the students progressing through the Advanced Level Physical Science Stream because it is beneficial to the career of a physical science graduate in many aspects. Learning Mathematics and Statistics will develop many skills in students including independent and logical thinking and working with challenges. It provides students with an opportunity to understand real world problems and to make the world a better place through mathematical and statistical modelling and reasoning.

The Department takes special care to develop logical and independent thinking with analytical skills in undergraduates to face novel and autonomous situations encountered in real life and thereby open many career opportunities after graduation. A significant portion of each degree program is facilitated by practical work in our computer laboratories exposing students to several mathematical and statistical software. The competitive special degree program provides the students with a good platform for higher studies in sub-areas of applied and pure mathematics, statistics, and actuarial science leading to postgraduate qualifications.

The graduates with mathematical and statistical competencies are readily employable because the scope of these subject areas is particularly relevant to boost employability in banking, insurance, engineering, actuarial science, quantitative/ risk analysis, business & economics, operational research, project management, teaching etc. All our programs are standardized periodically with inputs from stakeholders including potential employers from the above sectors. It is a pleasure to note that many of our alumni are successfully employed in these sectors and performing well.


We have set our vision to become a centre of excellence in the Mathematical Sciences to match the national and global trends.

Our mission is to provide an undergraduate education rich in mathematical & statistical theory and supplemented by applications in the real world that creates a sound academic background for research and produces competent innovative graduates, who could perform effectively and efficiently in any field related not only to Mathematics and Statistics but also in other disciplines requiring a rigorous mathematics skills.

Faculty of Business Studies & Finance (FBSF)

The faculty of Business Studies and Finance (FBSF) was established on 01 October 1999 by the Government Notification in the Extraordinary Gazette No.1093/8 of Tuesday, 17 August 1999 and remains as the fastest growing faculty of the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka.

The faculty is located at Kuliyapitiya premises of the Wayamba University and consists of four departments of studies, namely, Department of Accountancy and Finance, Department of Banking and Finance, Department of Business Management and Department of Insurance and Valuation.

About Our Faculty

VISION : To be the center of excellence in management education.

MISSION: To develop intellectual, ethical and socially responsible human capital through management education, innovative research and outreach programmes to the sustainable development and the wellbeing of the society.

  • Accountancy
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Management
  • English Language Teaching
  • Insurance & Valuation

Department of Accountancy

Welcome to the Department of Accountancy

The department of accountancy, one of the key player in academic accounting education in Sri Lanka, offers a sparkling prospects for those who follow a career in accounting and its disciplines. With a short history dating back to 2001, the department is full of remarkable accomplishments which have redefined and prolonged the frontiers of accounting education in Sri Lanka.

The comprehensive methodology to accounting education by Department of Accountancy brands its graduates knowledgeable with not just technicalities of accounting but also wider developmental in sprouting socio-economic contexts. Furnished with the latest advances in Accounting,IT and other related felds, Department of Accountancy is dignified to discover new arenas to produce creative and enriched graduates with KAS( knowledge, Attitudes and Skills) for employment, both locally and globally  while providing thought leadership in accounting education in Sri Lanka.

Department of Banking & Finance

Welcome to the Department of Banking and Finance

The Department of Banking & Finance is one of pioneer academic departments in the Faculty of Business Studies and Finance, which offers the B.Sc Banking and Finance (Special) degree programme every year to the undergraduates of the faculty since 2001. The Department of Banking and Finance is committed to providing a well-rounded banking and finance education and co-curricular experience to all its students. The department is basically focused on the subject areas of Economics, Bank Management, Investments, Financial Markets and Institutions. The primary focus of the department is to enhance undergraduate and postgraduate learning and knowledge by teaching particularly in Banking & Finance and technology, and in close association with industry and commerce.

Department of Business Management

Welcome to the Department of Business Management

Welcome to the Department of Business Management (DBM), Faculty of Business Studies and Finance. At present, in the competitive and globalized world, having professionalism and specialized education in Management has become an imperative for success not only in managing organizations of any type and any of the scope but the personal and career life also. We, the Department of Business Management (DBM), Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, are committed to providing academic excellence in the fields of Management by envisioning “to be the best and the most preferred academic Department for Management Studies” and perusing the mission of “committing to produce excellent graduates well equipped with thorough knowledge and skills in management and positive mind-set, while continuously engaging in Management Research and Development.”

For aligning with this vision and mission, the DBM opens avenues for prospective students by offering a wide range of diplomas, Higher diplomas, undergraduate, postgraduate Diploma, Master level and other outreach programmes. The programmes offered by DBM

  • Diploma in Business Management (DBM)
  • in Business Management (Special) Degree
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Offering these programmes, the top-grade education is delivered by an experienced and well-qualified academic staff who brings intellectual rigour and competencies in practical focus to students. The DBM strives to continuously improve the programs with the aim of staying at the forefront of higher education in the field of Management by attributing the

DBM graduates with;

  • An in-depth understanding of management concepts both from theoretical and practical perspectives.
  • The modern academic knowledge, skills, abilities and insights into the current practices of management in business organizations
  • The leadership, entrepreneurial skills and skills of communication and presentation
  • A range of competencies in the understanding of and dealing with management issues in modern organizations
  • A firm base for further study in the field of Management

Eventually, we assure all current and prospective students a bright future based on acquiring the management competencies and human values required to meet the demands of modern organizations as well as society as a whole.

Department of Insurance and Valuation

Welcome to the Department of Insurance & Valuation

The Department of Insurance and Valuation is committed to enhance the education in the field of Insurance and Finance by introducing undergraduate, diploma and higher diploma programmes with skills, capabilities and competencies to meet the real world requirement through interaction with public and private sector organizations. It is also committed to pursuing the excellence in teaching and learning in Insurance and Finance by conducting research and community service while making all efforts to contribute to the vision of the Faculty of Business Studies and Finance.

The Aim of the Degree Programme
This programme aims to set Risk Management, Insurance and Finance in a broader social science framework to:

  • Prepare graduates with sound theoretical and practical knowledge and skills required to perform in the disciplines of Risk, Insurance, Finance and related fields.
  • Empower the graduates to apply the knowledge by concentrating on research work and by providing a practical focus in professional settings in the field of Risk, Insurance, Finance and related fields.
  • Equip students with the all-around knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the constantly evolving fields of Risk, Insurance, Finance in Sri Lanka and the global context.
  • Prepare undergraduates for challenging carrier in Risk, Insurance, Finance and related fields, as well as for higher degrees/research.
  • Prepare responsible and effective graduates in the fields of Risk, Insurance, Finance and related fields with ethical competency and lifelong learning for the betterment of society.

Department of English Language Teaching

Welcome to the Department of English Language Teaching

The Department of English Language Teaching offers a wide range of forward-looking courses to enhance the English language proficiency of the undergraduates and the outside community. The Department demonstrates excellence in teaching through innovative, authentic and communicative pedagogical methods leading to mastery of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills of English as a Second Language. The students will be supported to become knowledgeable and creative graduates with greater confidence in themselves to perform as successful professionals and critical thinkers in the evolving job market.


At the undergraduate level, we offera variety of forward-looking courses in the six faculties as follows;

Faculty of Agriculture & Plantation Management

B.Sc. (Agriculture) degree programme:

  • Academic English I
  • Academic English II
  • Business English I
  • Business English II

(BST) degree programme:

  • Foundation English
  • English for Technology
  • Business Communication Skills

Faculty of Applied Sciences

  • English Language Proficiency Course 1
  • English Language Proficiency Course 2
  • Business English
  • Advanced English Proficiency Course

Faculty of Business Studies & Finance

  • English I – Grammatical Foundation
  • English II – Composition
  • Business Communication I
  • Business Communication II
  • Certificate Course in Business English – for the Department of Business Management
  • English for Careers – for the Department of Banking and Finance

Faculty of Technology (FOT)

The Faculty of Technology of the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka was established with effect from 21.09.2017 which is located at Kuliyapitya Premises of the University and consists of four Departments of Studies. This Faculty was established as the sixth Faculty of the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka. Phase 1 of the proposed new building complex has been constructed at Kuliyapitiya Premises of the University and some of the academic activities are conducted at the new building. Rest of the academic activities and administration activities are still conducted at the premises of Faculty of Applied Sciences.

The Faculty conducts the Bachelor of Engineering Technology Honours (BETHons) degree programme in the following four specialization areas.

Four-year BETHons degree programmes are conducted in English medium. Engineering Technology degrees are well-recognized around the world and designed to produce Technologists who fit in between Engineers and Technicians. Technology degree programmes will be internationally accredited according to the Sydney Accord. The Engineering Technology degree programmes offered by the Faculty of Technology will also be evaluated for granting the accreditation under the Sydney Accord in due course by the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka. The curriculums of the degree programmes have been developed to satisfy the requirements specified in the Accreditation Manual of the Sydney Accord and Sri Lanka Quality Assurance Frame Work. All four degree programmes have been designed to meet the requirements of SLQF Level 6.

Department of Construction Technology

Welcome to the Department of Construction Technology at Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

The Department of Construction Technology is one of the four departments offering specialization degree programmes for the students enrolled to the Faculty of Technology, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka. After successful completion of the four year degree programme at the Department, the graduands will be conferred the degree of Bachelor of Engineering Technology Honours in Construction Technology. The annual intake for specialization in the Department is presently about 40 undergraduates and it will be increased to 50 undergraduates from 2019/2020 academic year.

The curriculum offered by the Department is well designed by the experts in the respective subject specialties considering the current and future demands in construction industry for technology graduates and has been reviewed by an independent expert and has been approved by the relevant approving authorities. Furthermore, the curriculum satisfies the requirements for obtaining the accreditation under the Sydney Accord. The Department offers several optional course units with an objective to enhance the employability of graduates. The curriculum is delivered by highly qualified very dynamic academics from the Department, other Faculties, other Universities, and Industry.

The Department has all essential laboratory and field testing equipment and provides hands on training for all undergraduates following the degree programme to ensure gaining necessary technical skills. In addition, the undergraduates will have opportunities to improve their soft skills during four year period to be competent and versatile graduates.

Please explore the webpage to discover more about the Department and the degree programme.

Department of Electrotechnology

Warmly welcome to the Department of Electrotechnology at Wayamba University of Sri Lanka!!

Bachelor of Engineering Technology Honours in Electrotechnology degree program is offered by the Department of Electrotechnology program in collaboration with the Department of Construction Technology and the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Technology. The degree program comprises courses from the subject areas of electronics, electricity, machines, power and energy, instrumentation, and communication with the supporting courses from the fields of Mathematics, Computing, and Management.

Throughout the degree programme, undergraduates will be given the opportunity to improve their practical skills, soft skills, and attitudes.  The program structure was designed satisfying the requirements of the Sydney Accord and SLQF guidelines. The Department consists of essential laboratory facilities and provides the undergraduates with hands-on training in order to enhance the employability of graduates. Moreover, the four year degree programme includes a research project to analyze and solve real world technical problems. Further, an industrial training module is offered during the final semester to get experience of the real working environments at an external organization.  Undergraduates of the department are engaged in inventions, research, and design projects during the undergraduate period. Furthermore, the department offers valuable opportunities to develop their leadership qualities by engaging with professional societies and associating with experts in the industry. 

Electrotechnology graduates are expected to be working as technologists, and become resourceful, committed and accountable professionals in local and foreign industries. They will be able to apply their knowledge, skills and values acquired as undergraduates for the economic development of the country.

Thank you for visiting the web page of the Department of Electrotechnology. You are invited to explore the website to discover more about the Department and the degree programme.

Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Technology

Welcome to the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Technology at Wayamba University of Sri Lanka.

It is my honour to welcome you to the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Technology of Wayamba University of Sri Lanka. The Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Technology started its functions in year 2018 and has developed its human and other resources to a remarkable state within a few years. At present, the maximum of 40 undergraduate students are admitted to the Department each year.

The Department offers the Bachelor of Engineering Technology Honours in Mechanical and Manufacturing Technology. The degree program mainly covers the technology and engineering subject areas of mechanical, manufacturing, and automobile. The degree also covers many other knowledge areas such as management, computing, and soft skill development in order to create marketable graduates.

The discipline of mechanical and manufacturing technology belongs to one of the broadest engineering disciplines in the world. It includes a number of subject areas that are common to other study streams and therefore the Department runs its degree program in collaboration with the Department of Construction Technology and the Department of Electrotechnology by sharing some common Course modules.

The Department has developed the resources to train undergraduates with modern technologies and design tools such as computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufacturing (CAM). Its laboratories are equipped with modern and sophisticated design software and manufacturing capabilities for students to develop skills and hands on experience during their undergraduate period. The course module related to automobile technology and modern vehicle technology provide students with exposure to present and future vehicle technology trends.

Students of the Department are given various opportunities to acquire additional qualifications and credentials in order to be competitive in the job market by the time of graduation. The Department also encourages students to develop entrepreneurship and leadership skills in order to prepare for leading roles in the society.

The Department promotes students to build a close relationship with the staff in order to receive full benefits of their free education opportunity. Volunteer learning and training opportunities at the laboratory available on demand. The comprehensive student handbook available in the Faculty website gives a complete information on the degree program and the facilities.

Finally I thank you for visiting our Department website and I invite you to contact us if you need any further information. You will be updated on our journey forward through our webpage.

Department of Nano Science Technology

Welcome to the Department of Nano Science Technology at Wayamba University of Sri Lanka.

As the Head of the department, my vision for the BET- Material and Nano Science Technology degree programme is to produce enthusiastic, creative and highly motivated Product Designers with a great degree of knowledge of Nano science technology. They possess the aptitude, attitude, and skills necessary for the continuous pursuit of knowledge throughout life and are equipped to be genuine problem solvers with the ability to come up with innovative solutions to produce the most appealing Nano-flavoured products of all disciplines in the market in support of the sustainable economic growth of the country leading to a better Sri Lanka.

Welcome to the Department of Nano Science Technology at Wayamba University of Sri Lanka.

As the Head of the department, my vision for the BET- Material and Nano Science Technology degree programme is to produce enthusiastic, creative and highly motivated Product Designers with a great degree of knowledge of Nano science technology. They possess the aptitude, attitude, and skills necessary for the continuous pursuit of knowledge throughout life and are equipped to be genuine problem solvers with the ability to come up with innovative solutions to produce the most appealing Nano-flavoured products of all disciplines in the market in support of the sustainable economic growth of the country leading to a better Sri Lanka.

Faculty of Agriculture & Plantation Management (FAPM)

Here at The Faculty of Agriculture and Plantation Management, we are committed to achieving excellence through student-centred teaching and a gamut of outcome-based pedagogies. Equipped with a wide array of programmes facilitated by a vibrant teaching-leaning environment, the best educators and welfare support, we are focused on enriching the student experience at the faculty. Strengthened with a highly trained staff who are equipped with state-of-the-art technologies and competent in modern and innovative methodologies, we take pride in developing the next generation of agricultural leaders and holistic agripreneurs with a sense of belonging, social responsibility and transversal abilities. Our alumni have made us proud with significant national and global contributions and accomplishments in a variety of fields. Through our research-led culture, innovations and strong industry and alumni networks, our highly dedicated staff are prepared to meet the needs of the country through community, national and global contributions with a clear vision for the future


The Faculty of Agriculture and Plantation Management offers two degree programs, the Bachelor of Science Honours (Agriculture) and Bachelor of Biosystems Technology Honours. Additionally, an External Degree in Agriculture and Plantation Management, and a Master in Agri Enterprise Technology Management (M.AETM) is offered by the Faculty. There are two Diploma level courses offered: Diploma in Food Business and Marketing and Diploma in Agriculture and Plantation Management. The Faculty consists of five departments of study: Agribusiness Management, Biotechnology, Bio Systems Engineering, Horticulture and Landscape Gardening and the Plantation Management.

Vision:“Achieve excellence in agricultural education, research, technology, and training for developing human resources to meet regional, national and global needs.”
“Develop innovative, skilled, trained manpower and their capabilities in Agriculture to fulfill national and global needs through undergraduate and postgraduate education, research, and outreach programmes.”
  • Agribusiness Management
  • Biotechnology
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Horticulture & Landscape Gardening
  • Plantation Management

Department of Agribusiness Management

Department of Agribusiness Management was established in 1996 as an academic department in the Faculty of Agriculture and Plantation Management with the intention of providing quality education, capable of meeting the career aspirations of graduates and the needs of the local employers. Courses are designed to provide the students an integrated conceptual and empirical framework within which to understand generic areas of agribusiness management and to enhance the students’ ability to evaluate practical business experience from a more academic perspective. We strive to achieve excellence in teaching and research through a wide variety of novel techniques.  Our staff works closely with the students to produce research outputs with significant national and global contributions. Equipped with highly skilled staff and a conducive learning environment, we specialize in socio-economic research in a variety of disciplines from agriculture, food, natural resources to health economics. It is expected that awareness will be developed of the changing local and international business environment through industrial placements to provide experience on the real- world basis in which agribusiness operations are organized. Our academic teaching reflects this broad scope and is on par with global standards. We also offer related services to governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as to corporations and the wider society in various capacities.

Department of Biosystems Engineering

With the rapid economic advancement, the country needs graduates with sound theoretical and practical knowledge and also with rigorous technical skills in environmental and biological systems. At the Department of Biosystems Engineering we explore interactions between soil, plants, animals, environment, climate and humans in systems for sustainable production of food and renewable raw materials. Our teaching and research deal with questions about sustainable and efficient use of limited resources for production in agriculture and combine detailed studies in biology and technology of production systems with systems analyses and cross-disciplinary syntheses. The Department has a broad competence in agricultural and horticultural crop science, bio-energy, technology, animal welfare, resource use efficiency, environmental impact and food safety. We deliver research-based knowledge in teaching at basic and advanced levels and through collaboration with society, and contribute thereby to innovations, advisory services and decision making for solving complex problems.

Department of Biotechnology

Biotechnology is a broad discipline on technologies based on biology that improve human lives and health of the environment. The subject area covers principles and applications on how organisms, cells or cellular components and biological processes are utilized to develop new products and technologies in food manufacture, health industry, agriculture, energy production, industrial manufacture and remediation of polluted environment.

The Department of Biotechnology of the Faculty of Agriculture and Plantation Management was established in 2001. The first batch of biotechnology specialization students (15) graduated from the faculty in 2006. Biotechnology laboratory established in 2001 with minimum facilities and now it is well-equipped with adequate facilities for conducting practical sessions and research in the fields of molecular biology, microbiology and plant tissue culture.

At present, the Department of Biotechnology consists of seven permanent academic staff members (6 PhDs and 1 MPhil) who are well-trained experts in the fields of molecular biology, genetics and plant breeding, genetic engineering, microbiology, biochemistry and plant tissue culture. Five academic support and four non-academic staff members support to strengthen the service of the department. The department has produced a total of 174 biotechnology specialized graduates during the last 12 years and currently, 38 undergraduate students are specializing in biotechnology discipline and. Department engages in postgraduate education via research studies and 1 PhD and 3 MPhils have been completed another two postgraduate students (2 PhDs and 1 MPhil) are progressing in their postgraduate research studies.

Department of  Horticulture and Landscape Gardening

Horticulture is an integral part of agriculture and it is the science and art of producing fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs, and ornamental plants, improving and commercializing them. The diverse range of horticultural crops help enhance the quality of life by providing nutritious food, improving the beauty of communities and reducing the carbon footprint.

Having recognized the demanding values of the modern horticulture industry, the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Gardening has designed its undergraduate curriculum to produce skilful graduates with scientific knowledge, practical know-how and the correct mind-set to cater to the regional, national and global needs. The department offers two specialization modules, namely Horticulture and Landscape Gardening, and Postharvest Horticulture. The undergraduate courses cover the areas of commercial fruit and vegetable production and floriculture, cereals and other field crops production, commercial nursery management, plant tissue culture, landscape horticulture and design, postharvest technology, food science, processing, preservation and value addition, safety and quality management, plant pathology and pest management, apiculture, and emerging technologies in horticultural crop production. Students improve their research and analytical skills by carrying out a full time research project under the supervision of our expert academic staff. The industry exposure provided during the latter part of the programme equip students with hands-on experience in horticulture and food industries. While developing academic skills, we take a holistic approach to strengthen our graduates with transferrable skills (soft skills) via a series of tailor-made programmes organized by the department.

Our highly qualified academic staff members possess a diverse array of expertise and they utilize in their research, teaching and outreach programmes. The department contributes its expertise to three undergraduate degree programmes, namely BSc Hons. (Agriculture), B Biosystems Technology and BSc Plantation Management (External). While conducting MPhil and PhD degrees by research we contribute to Master of Agri-Enterprise and Technology Management by offering the Lifestyle Agriculture Concentration.

Department of Plantation Management

The objective of this specialization programme is to provide the graduate with scientific knowledge and practical know-how in agronomic and manufacturing processes in plantation agriculture and inculcate managerial skills and confidence in decision making with respect to resource allocation in plantations. The course will impart skills in agronomy, farm management, business skills, personnel management and elements of accounting. It is expected that the trained graduates will be able to manage the plantation industry, so vital to the economy of the country.

Faculty of Livestock, Fisheries & Nutrition (FLFN)

Since its inception in 1999, the Faculty of Livestock, Fisheries & Nutrition has been a beacon of excellence in the Sri Lankan tertiary education system. The Faculty offers three degree programmes namely BSc(Hons) in Food Science & Nutrition since 2001, BSc(Hons) in Food Production & Technology Management since 2008 and BSc Food Quality Management (external) since 2021. All degree programmes are distinctively formulated to create a unique graduate profile, offered in the English language.

I’m proud to say that all degree programmes of the Faculty are designed in a way to offer advanced knowledge, cutting-edge skills and training, work attitudes, and socio-emotional and metacognitive skills for our graduates to meet the local needs for higher education in the relevant sectors including food science & technology, applied nutrition, aquaculture & fisheries, livestock & avian sciences and food quality management. Also, we equip our graduates with all the necessary skills they’d need to survive and thrive in the subsequent world of work after graduation.

The Faculty has fully pledged strong research backdrop and community & outreach programmes that will contribute to producing capable and prolific graduates for the development of the aforementioned sectors in Sri Lanka. The Faculty has a staff comprised of veteran and young academics who have the best educational and professional qualifications completed in well-reputed universities worldwide. Our staff is comprised of internationally recognized researchers and academicians which is a key to our ever-growing student population and student academic success. The Faculty attempts to amalgamate real-life experiences, everyday scenarios and workplace requirements into the classroom to facilitate authentic and lifelong learning outcomes of the students while providing them with a competitive advantage to continue to exceed in their respective fields.


To achieve the excellence and recognition in higher education, research and development of technologies in its mandated areas.


To produce graduates with knowledge, skills and competence to meet urgent national needs in the important field of food & nutrition and to develop research and outreach programmes.

  • Applied Nutrition
  • Aquaculture & Fisheries
  • Food Science & Technology
  • Livestock & Avian Sciences


In the Applied Nutrition specialization, students will take a holistic look at nutrition. They will explore the nutrients in food and learn about the behaviors and social factors behind the dietary choices we make. They will learn and create healthy meals, study how food can help prevent chronic diseases and have the chance to assist people across the lifespan who want to improve their overall health.


Department of Aquaculture & Fisheries (DAF) was established in year 2001 with a mission, to be the leader in tertiary education, research, skill development and outreach in the fields of aquaculture and fisheries production, product processing and allied sectors that would ensure an environmental friendly fisheries and aquaculture sector.

In terms of academic programme, the course modules which are conducting by the DAF are designed to be target oriented and blended for industry demand which is reflect by the very short period of waiting time for jobs, by the graduates upon completion of their degree. Despite the success of the course modules introduced with the time, the DAF has been continuously making amendments to the curricular to promote the relevance of education and enhance the quality.

The Department is aiming to attain the discipline and allied science related skills through the practical, hence all most all of the modules are practical based which some are conducting both the laboratories & field, aquaria, ponds and research hut. Facilities at the department are used in developing students’ soft skills and further opportunities are provided for students to get exposure and work at laboratories at national research stations, industries and other reputed laboratories during their outdoor training. These include in-house trainings at Fish breeding and training center Rambodagalla of National Aquaculture Development Authority (NAQDA), NAQDA regional aquaculture development center at Dambulla, National Aquaculture Research and Development Agency (NARA), etc. For Environmental and field based studies, students get the opportunity of visiting all major environments of Sri Lanka (Coastal zones, lagoons, rivers, shrimp/ lobster/ mollusk culture sites and it includes real sea experiences in cruise as well). In-plant training and Research at the final year gives an ample opportunity for the students to horn their subject specific skills as well as soft skills in reputed establishments.

In addition to undergraduate teaching, the department is involved in various outreach activities including consultancies for EIAs, curriculum development for National Institute of Education, teacher, farmer, school children trainings etc. Similarly, the active research conducted by the staff members and students (binding to the reputed local and international academic institutions) have helped in disseminating new approaches to managing environmentally friendly aquaculture and Fisheries sector in Sri Lanka.


The Vision of the Department of Aquaculture & Fisheries is to achieve excellence in tertiary education, research, skill development and outreach in all aspects of aquatic environment, aquaculture and fisheries sciences and allied sectors.


The mission of the department is to be the leader in tertiary education, research, skill development and outreach in the fields of aquaculture and fisheries production, product processing and allied sectors that would ensure an environmental friendly fisheries and aquaculture sector.


Department of Food Science and Technology (DFST) works with the mission of contributing to the society through the pursuit of education in Food Science and Technology in learning, disseminating knowledge and meeting international standards in research and teaching at the highest level of excellence.

Having realized the qualities and skills required from a food technologist by the food industry today, DFST has designed its syllabus to provide students with a sound theoretical knowledge in food science & technology as well as hands-on experience through practical training in food processing, product development and quality control. Department has already produced 66 graduates in its continuous process of producing skilled graduates to cater the demand in the food industry. Practical component of the degree program includes routine laboratory exercises conducted in the departmental laboratories, and field visits to reputed food processing plants.

DFST is the major contributor to the four year degree, during the first two years, students are taught some basic courses in food science & technology and several courses in related disciplines such as human nutrition, animal science and aquaculture & fisheries and general courses ie. Mathematics & statistics, Information technology, English offered by the other departments of the faculty. During the third year, students follow specialization courses on highly subject specific topics. In the first semester of the final year students are guided to carry out mini research project and in the second semester, the students are assigned to a food processing factory to undergo intensive in-plant training. Or else student can carry out research projects where they can integrate knowledge in the identification, description, analysis and solution of problem with in their specialization.


Together with the improvement in the standards of living in developing countries, the demand for livestock products has increased dramatically in recent years.  This trend is expected to continue such that by the year 2020 the value of animal products will be equal to those from all crops. 

Sri Lanka has shown, for example, by more than 600% growth in poultry meat consumption over the last 15 years.  Clearly, there will be an increasing demand for trained personnel to serve in the animal production sector, both locally and abroad.  Such demands will be not only for primary animal production at farm level but in areas such as post-harvest handling and processing, aspects in which skills are presently lacking in Sri Lanka.  These areas include the primary and further processing of milk and meat, good manufacturing practices, quality control and inspection, packaging, storage and transport. 

There are several animal-related technologies such as animal feed manufacture and hide & skin technology in which there are no properly trained personnel available at present. In addition, the students will be exposed to the skills, knowledge and experience of scientists available in Research Institutes, Government departments, other universities and the livestock industry to supplement the teaching.  Since the university is located in an area with a high concentration of livestock farms, a strong outreach program will be developed to benefit both farmers and student

Faculty of Medicine (FOM)

The Wayamba University is located at Kuliyapitiya Electorate of Kurunegala District in the North Western Province having over 2.3 Mn. population, which accounts for about 11.6 % of the total population in Sri Lanka.

Establishing a new Faculty of Medicine at a distant  University needs to meet certain basic criteria in view of the scope for medical education such as availability of patients, reasonably developed hospitals for clinical training, a passage between faculty premises and the hospital, recruitment and retention of qualified staff and room availability for sustainable development in future.

The Wayamba university is fortunate in having access to two most developed hospitals in the North Western Province viz. the Teaching Hospital, Kuliyapitiya and the General Hospital, Kurunegala. The faculty is established in a 28 acre land in Labuyaya area on the  Kuliyapitiya –Kurunegala main road.

It would be possible for the Kuliyapitiya Base Hospital to provide clinical training for about 120 medical students during the first 2-3 years until the Professorial Unit is set up and facilities of the hospital are upgraded to that of a teaching hospital so that the latter half of the programme can also be conducted at Kuliyapitiya Hospital itself.

There are fifteen (15) Departments of Study offering 5 year MBBS course. The Departments are: Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, Community Medicine & Family Medicine, Forensic Medicine, Microbiology, Parasitology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Psychiatry and Medical Education.


In order to fulfill its mission and achieve its vision the graduate is expected to have the following values

  1. Commitment to advancement and excellence
  2. Leadership and teamwork
  3. Respect for diversity
  4. Commitment to social and public health
  5. Effective collaboration and communication
  6. Ethical Behavior and Professionalism
  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Community Medicine & Family Medicine
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Medical Education
  • Medicine
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgery

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