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Welcome to the University of Ruhuna.

Thank you for visiting the Web Site of the University of Ruhuna, located in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. The Ruhuna University, one of the leading Universities in Sri Lanka is committed to quality education, research excellence, and strategic partnership with industry and community development.

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The University of Ruhuna operates under the provisions of the Universities Act No. 16 of 1978 and the Universities (Amendment) Act No. 7 of 1985. Accordingly, the university has a Chancellor, a Vice Chancellor, Officers and Authorities to draw plans, make decisions, and monitor the implementation of such decisions in the overall management.


The Council is the chief executive body and governing authority
of the University. The Council consists of the Vice Chancellor, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, the Deans of the Faculties, two elected Senate Members, and outside representatives whose number should be greater than the number of members from the University. A Council Member serves for a period of three years and is eligible for reappointment.


The Senate chaired by the Vice Chancellor is the academic authority of the University. The Senate consists of the following person:

  • The Vice Chancellor
  • Deputy Vice Chancellor
  • Deans
  • Heads of the Departments
  • Permanent Professors
  • Librarians
  • Two permanent lecturers elected from each faculty


The university has the following seven faculties:

  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Fisheries Marine Sciences and Technology
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Management and Finance
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Science

Each Faculty Board consists of;

  • The Dean of the Faculty
  • All permanent Professors
  • All permanent Associate Professors
  • All permanent Senior Lecturers
  • All permanent Lecturers
  • Two student representatives nominated by the Faculty Student Union
  • Three outside members of high academic standing whose expertise is relevant to the faculty


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