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Welcome to Department of Economics

With a legacy dating back to 1959, our department has consistently produced highly skilled graduates for over six decades. We are dedicated to providing a comprehensive education that equips students with both subject-specific knowledge and essential soft skills, preparing them for success in diverse career paths.

Our department offers a diverse range of courses designed to foster a deep understanding of economics under two study programs: Economics and Financial Economics. These programs combine theoretical foundations with practical applications, empowering our students to excel in various professional fields. Moreover, we take pride in offering internship opportunities that allow our students to gain valuable real-world experience in renowned organizations across the country.

At our department, we cultivate a dynamic learning environment where students can engage in intellectual discourse, collaborate with their peers, and benefit from the guidance of our experienced faculty members. As you embark on your educational journey with us, we encourage you to embrace the exciting opportunities that lie ahead and make the most of your time in the Department of Economics.

Prof. Gamini Weerasinghe
Head of the Department

Message of the Head

Established in 1959, our department has been committed to offering undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs that specialize in Economics, and Financial Economics. Our aim is to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to understand the role of economists in a dynamic economic environment and shape their future accordingly.

At the Department of Economics, we recognize the need to ignite our students’ passion for contributing to the economic growth of society. We strive to enrich their academic knowledge, provide a platform for sharing their learnings, and cultivate expertise in economics for sustainable economic development. We also emphasize the development of employability and leadership skills, ensuring our graduates are well-prepared for the challenges of the professional world.

The Department of Economics offers courses leading to Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Economics and Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Financial  Economics…

Department of Economics offered Ph.D., M.Phil. leading to Ph.D., M.Phil., MSc., MEcon degrees in Economics as the postgraduate degrees. Postgraduate programs offered..

Department of Economics offers Diploma in Development Policy Analysis with the aim of improving the skill requirement of potential workers for the labor market…