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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Postgraduate Diploma Awards Ceremony 2019

The 1st Postgraduate Diploma Awards Ceremony of the Postgraduate Institute of Humanities & Social Sciences (PGIHS) was held at the Faculty of Arts, Univer...

27-02-2019

Peradeniya Medical Students hold ‘White Coat Ceremony’

Medical Students of the University of Peradeniya (UoP) recently held their traditional ‘White Coat Ceremony’to re-emphasise the responsibilities a...

18-02-2019

Colours Nite for Peradeniya Undergrads

Colours Awarding Ceremony of the University of Peradeniya (UoP) for 2017 & 2018 was held on February 1, at the UoP Gymnasium, under the patronage of UoP Vic...

07-02-2019

Career Fair 2018 at Pera Engineering Faculty

The annual Career Fair of the Peradeniya University's Faculty of Engineering was held on January 26 at the Faculty premises. Nearly 70 representatives fro...

05-02-2019

‘CDGeo 2018’ Successfully Concludes…

7th International Conference of the Union of Geographic Information Technologists (UGIT) jointly organised by Department of Geography, University of Peradeniy...

11-01-2019

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