The faculty of social sciences, in terms of student population, is the largest faculty in the University of Kelaniya. Although it was instituted in the academic year 1981/82, its constituted of the University, itself.

At the beginning, the Vidyalankara University, the predecessor of the University of Kelaniya, consisted of several faculties of which the faculty of Arts was divided into two namely, the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Humanities. Owing mainly to their common origin, these two faculties still maintain a close relationship.

The academic staff of the departments represents a fine blend of academicians and professionals. While the traditional disciplines of History, Archeology, Geography, Philosophy, Economics and Sociology strengthen the academic content of the faculty, the new departments like Mass Communication, Library & Information Science and Sport Science & Physical Education have opened their doors to professionals. The Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Kelaniya was the first to house department of Mass Communication and department of Sport Science & Physical Education in a university in Sri Lanka.


Last Updated on Sunday, 22 March 2015 16:47


Latest News

Soorya Mangalaya 2015

Application submission date of examination (M.A/M.Sc) has been extended


Special notice regarding repeat examination for the students (M.A/M.Sc)


Bachelor of Arts (Special Degree Examination - 2014)

The ceremonial academic journal launching of "VISHRA:NTHI" by department of Sport Science and Physical Education is going to be held on 5thDecember 2014 on 10.00 am at Senate room, University of Kelaniya

The ceremonial launching of the Journal of Social Statistics will be held on 20th Nov. 2014, at K003 hall in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Welfare project- Helping Hands for “Koslanda” landslide refugees – By University of Kelaniya.

A series of programmes lined up in concurrence with the Tourism Day

M.A/M.S.Sc NEW  time table

M.A/M.S.Sc time table Archaeology