The University of Peradeniya is the heir to a sixty year old University tradition which commenced with the inception of the University of Ceylon, the first institution of its kind established in Colombo on 1 July 1942. It moved to the banks of Mahaweli River, the longest in the Country, in 1952. However the history of its evolution as the oldest and the largest University in the country pass through the following stages.

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Pera holds international conference on humanities

The Peradeniya University recently held a two-day international conference on humanities and social sciences under the theme ‘Development, Diversity and...

05-12-2018

80th Convocation of the University of Peradeniya

The 80th Convocation of the University of Peradeniya (UoP) was held at the UoP Gymnasium, presided over by its Chancellor, on Thursday (5). The late Dr Dharmase...

09-07-2018

Peradeniya, Essex University to sign MoU on post-grad exchange program...

The University of Peradeniya and the University of Essex will sign a memorandum of understanding in January next year to facilitate exchange programmes. A discu...

03-07-2018

QBITS launched at Peradeniya University

An advanced Research and Innovation Lab developed under a Public-Private Partnership (PPP), was made available to the University of Peradeniya (UoP) last week....

17-06-2018