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Postgraduate Unit

Rasanga Samaraweera

Dr. Rasanga Samaraweera Director (PGU)

Considering the emerging trends in the context of current scientific, technological, economic and socio- cultural conditions of the regional and global eduspheres, UWU realized the essentiality of an academic wing for the postgraduate education. The Postgraduate Unit (PGU) has taken basement strategies to carry out the tasks with the collaborations of the current Higher Degree Committees which are attached to the faculties of the university. It currently performs as a fully-fledged separate unit of the university and is governed by the Board of Graduate Studies. All Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas, Master’s Degrees and Doctoral Degrees are formulated in accordance with the Sri Lanka Qualifications Framework by relevant Boards of Studies.

About the FHDC

Upon the approval of University Grants Commission, Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture in year 2017, established the Faculty Higher Degree Committee in order to launch postgraduate degrees. The Faculty Higher Degree Committee of Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture, currently have around 14 postgraduate students enrolled to undertake their MPhil by Research Degrees

Board of Studies

 Board of Study in Agricultural Production and Processing
1 Prof. D.K.D.D. Jayasena Chairman
2 Dr. P.E. Kaliyadasa Member
3 Dr. S.R.W.M.C.J.K. Ranawana Member
 Board of Study in Economics, Extension and Agribusiness Management
1 Dr. M.G.P.P. Mahindarathne Chairman
2 Dr. R.P.D. Gunathilaka Member
3 Dr. N.M.N. Nambapana Member
Board of Study in Aquaculture and Fisheries
1 Mr. N.P.P. Liyanage Chairman
2 Ms. G.G.N. Thushari Member
3 Mr. J.A. Athula Member
Board of Study in Food Science and Technology
1 Dr. D.C. Mudannayake Chairman
2 Prof. E.D.N.S. Abeyrathne Member
3 Dr. G.A.A.R. Perera Member

Available PG Degrees:

MPhil by Research and PhD


Physical Resources, FASEA

The Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture currently comprised of 22 well equipped, state-of-the-art laboratories which facilitate practical and research opportunities with respect to different disciplines at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The laboratories belonging to the two departments of Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture are given below.

Laboratories belongs to Department of Animal Science, FASEA

  • Dairy Processing and Research Laboratory
  • Meat Science and Research Laboratory
  • Protein Chemistry Laboratory
  • Sensory Evaluation Laboratory
  • General Laboratory
  • Aquaculture Laboratory
  • Feed and Nutrition Laboratory

Laboratories belongs to Department of Export Agriculture, FASEA

  • Advanced Microbiology Laboratory
  • Food Science Laboratory
  • Agriculture Chemistry Laboratory
  • Palm Technology Laboratory
  • Spice Technology Laboratory
  • Tea Process Technology and Tasting Laboratory
  • Postharvest Technology Laboratory
  • Agriculture System Laboratory
  • Biotechnology Laboratory
  • Crop Protection Laboratory
  • GIS and Remote Sensing Laboratory
  • Horticulture and Crop Physiology Laboratory
  • In-vitro Propagation Laboratory
  • Latex Technology Laboratory
  • Palm Technology Laboratory
  • Post-harvest Technology Laboratory
  • Soil and Water Laboratory
  • Spice Technology Laboratory
  • Tea Product Development Laboratory
  • Tea Technology Laboratory

Proposed MScprogrammes

  • Master of Science in Crop Production Technology
  • Master of Science in Food Quality Management
  • Master of Science in Agribusiness Management and Applied Economics

Board of Study in Computer Sciences
Dr. E.M.U.W.J.B. Ekanayake Chairman/Faculty Higher Degrees Committee Chairman, BOS/ Computer Sciences
Dr. K.P.P.S. Pathirana Member, BOS/Computer Sciences
Dr. M. Ramashini Member, BOS/Computer Sciences
 Board of Study in Earth Sciences
Dr. A.M.A.N.B. Attanayake Chairman, BOS/Earth Sciences
Dr. J.T. Cooray Member, BOS/Earth Sciences
Dr. N.P. Premachandra Member, BOS/Earth Sciences
 Board of Study in Life Sciences
Prof. P.B. Ratnaweera Chairperson BOS/ Life Sciences
Dr. I.D. Singhalage Member, BOS/ Life Sciences Academic Coordinator – MSc in Environmental Technology & Management Degree Program
Prof. E.P.S.K. Ediriweera Member, BOS/ Life Sciences
 Board of Study in Physical Sciences
Asc.Prof. K.W.S.N. Kumari Chairperson/BOS/Physical Sciences
Dr. M.A.S.R. Senevirathna Member, BOS/Physical Sciences
Dr. T.G.N.D. Karunaratne Member, BOS/Physical Sciences
 Secretary to the Board
Mr. Eranga Basnagala Secretary/Assistant Registrar of the Faculty

Available PG Degrees:

  • MPhil by Research and PhD
  • MSc in Environmental Technology and Management
  • Master of Information Technology

 Board of Study – Faculty of Management
1 Prof. J.P.R.C.Ranasinghe Chairman (Head/ Dept. of Tourism Studies)
2 Dr. K.M.M.C.B.Kulathunga Head/ Dept. of Management Sciences
3 Ven. P.Wachissara Thero Head/ Dept. of Public ADministration
4 Ms. H.H.S.U.Samarakoon Actg. Head/ Dept. of English Language Teaching
5 Dr. N.P.R.Deysahppriya Internal Academic Member
6 Ms. A.C.I.D.Karunarathna Internal Academic Member
7 Mr. G.H.Abeyweera Dean, Faculty of Management (On Invitation)
8 Prof. P.I.N.Fernando Professor, Dept. of Management Sciences (On Invitation)
9 Ms. W.G.S.R.Wijesundara SL (Gr.II), Dept. of Tourism Studies (On INvitation)

Available Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy {PhD} – Enrolments throughout the year
  • Master of Philosophy {MPhil} by Research – Enrolments throughout the year
  • Master of Business Administration {MBA} – Course Work with a Research Component – Enrolments on October Semester


Educational facilities include buildings and equipment necessary for the effective and efficient operation of the study programs, such as classrooms, libraries, discussion rooms, space for physical education, restrooms, and specialized laboratories such as tourism laboratories, cafeterias, and media centres available for postgraduate studies at Faculty of Management.

Specific Details about higher degree culture

Graduate programmes being designed for students to undertake research, and to provide continuing education. BOS of Management Faculty successfully out reach of these activities to the highest standards, fostering and developing academic excellence across a wide range of management subjects.

Forthcoming programmes

  • MBA – First batch of students to kick-off – December 2020

 Board of Study – Faculty of Technological Studies
1 Dr. K.H.I.K. Hewavitharana Chairperson/Faculty Higher Degree Committee
2 Dr. K. G. C. Senarathna Head/ Department of Biosystems Technology
3 Dr. (Eng.) H.M.C.M. Herath Head/ Department of Engineering Technology
4 Dr. N.M.C. Nayanakantha Member/ Faculty Higher Degree Committee
5 Dr. (Eng). G.W.R. Keerthiwansa Member/ Faculty Higher Degree Committee
6 Dr. Y. N. S. Wijewardana Member/ Faculty Higher Degree Committee
7 M. Thananthika Secretary/ Faculty Higher Degree Committee

Available PG Degrees:

  • MPhil by Research and PhD