About Us


‘vijja upp thathan settha’

‘විජ්ජා උප්ප තතං සෙට්ඨා’

(‘among all that rise knowledge is the greatest’)


Develop globally competent citizens through our education for a sustainable future, drawing inspirations from our cultural heritage and wisdom

අපගේ සංස්කෘතික උරුමයන්ගෙන් ප්‍රබෝධයට පත් වෙමින් ජාතියේ සෞභාග්‍යය උදෙසා දැනුම උත්පාදනය කිරීම සහ ව්‍යාප්ත කිරීම

Misson of the Faculty 

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is committed to the development of the community and the nation at large through the dissemination and enhancement of knowledge enriched with the country’s cultural heritage.

Graduate Profile

A student who completes an undergraduate degree at the Faculty of Humanities  and Social Sciences of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura acquires a advanced level of education–subject specific knowledge, life skills and general aptitude and intellect — that equip him/her for employment, social responsibility, personal development and for lifetime continuous learning.


The Department of Economics came into existence with the establishment of the University in 1959 and since then thousands of skilful graduates have been produced for a period of more than 60 years. At present, the Department offers a wide array of courses through which students are provided with subject-specific knowledge and skills and the soft-skills needed to build up as economics graduates who can serve in a wider range of careers. Furthermore, the department provides opportunity to the students to have an experience as an intern in a wide range of reputed organizations of the country.

The Department offers courses for three year (Bachelors) and four year (Honours) degree programs as well. This is a subject that deals with some of the most challenging issues of the world. As consumers, workers or citizens of a country, people are affected by decisions on taxation and spending on education, health, and other services, etc. As earth-dwellers they are affected by the extent of trade, the amount of carbon emissions due to economic activities, amount and quality of food, etc. Economics is being expanded day by day accumulating more and more issues and analytical methods into the scope. All these decisions are crucial for the well-being of the society. The Department of Economics updates the curricula continually to keep up with new practices and new teaching methods. In addition to the undergraduate degree program, the department conducts post-graduate, diploma and certificate courses with the participation of academics and the practitioners from other organizations as well.

Strategic Aspiration of the Department

The Department operates according to the vision, mission and the strategic goals and objectives of the corporate plan of the university and dedicates to excellence in teaching and research.