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Vice Chancellor’s Message


Professor Jayantha Lal Ratnasekera

The Uva Wellassa University (UWU) was established in June 2005 with a vision to be the Centre of Excellence for Value Addition to the National Resource Base of Sri Lanka.
All academic programmes of the UWU are aimed at producing well-rounded and employable graduates, with the attitudes, skills and knowledge necessary to make an outstanding contribution for the sustainable development of the country. As an entrepreneurial university, we would like to see our graduates as job providers rather than job seekers.
We consider ourselves, the students and staff, as the UWU Family. Respect & Tolerance, Goal Orientation, Equal Opportunity, Discipline and Entrepreneurship are the core values of our family.
During the short period of our existence, we have proved that the UWU graduates are of exceptional quality, and the high employability rates of UWU graduates is a clear evidence for it.
The UWU will become the Centre of Excellence for Value Addition respected by all, and will continue to produce graduates, not only endearing for employers, but also who themselves will become the employers!