The main objectives of this programme are to

  1. Transact indefatigably and preserve the vitality of the traditional Hela Angampora martial art which embellishes the fading local pride
  2. Pass on this martial art to the new generation according to the rules and regulations of itself.
  3. Produce well qualified “Angam” teachers to teach Angampora martial arts at school levels.


SLQF        Level 1

NVQ         Level 3

Programme Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to

  1. Identify the local identity associated with declining Sri Lankan Angampora martial art and preserve the ancient theories of itself without allowing them to be distorted by other foreign martial arts.
  2. Demonstrate skills in the field of research at the University through exploring new dimensions of historical books and writings on the historicity of Angampora martial art.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to master the physical exercises and mental meditation techniques required for emotional control in a conflicted youth community.

Description of the Course

It would not be an exaggeration to say that the Lakdiva Hela Martial Arts, now known as Angampora Martial Arts, is one of the oldest martial arts in the history of world martial arts.  Angam martial arts have a long history compared to martial arts such as Kung Fu, Wushu, Wing Chun, and  Tai Chi  in China, Karate in Japan, Taekwondo in Korea.  It is said that Hela Angam martial art originated from King Mahasammata Manu, who is said to be the first king of the world to descend to Lanka 33,000 years ago. It is said that King Ravana, who conquered three worlds (Divya, Manushya, Asura) further developed this martial art by combining many arts.

Angampora martial art, which has spread throughout the country since then in the face of various obstacles, is still alive and well among a very small number of people. This course is not only for local Angampora martial arts but also for other anthropological subjects such as astrology, indigenous medicine, Mantra Shastra, and local dance traditions. Angampora Certificate Course is conducted for beginners to help them gain a better understanding of martial arts and its basic nature. University of Sri Jayewardenepura has the ability to conduct Angampora Martial Arts course, which is now a National Heritage because   under the auspices of the Cultural Center of USJ,  Angampora teaching has been conducted to academic and non-academic staff since more than 12 years.

Course Structure

Subject Code

 Name of the Subject

No. of lecture hours


CANG 1110

Origin, evolution, and basic techniques of Angampora



CANG 1120

Angampora and its related disciplines



CANG 1130

Angampora, Ilangampora combat training and exercises



CANG 1140

Students practical activities