Welcome to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS) – the first faculty of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. The FHSS is proud to be the forerunners of the legacy of its founders – Most Venerable Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala Nayaka Thero and Most Venerable Welivitiye Soratha Thero. As the as the University of Sri Jayewardenepura celebrates its 60th anniversary (1959-2019), the FHSS too warrants the celebration of its 60 years of invaluable academic service to the nation of Sri Lanka as a nexus of traditional cultural heritage and modern scholarship. The FHSS is committed to its mission to develop the community and the nation at large through the dissemination and enhancement of knowledge enriched with the country’s cultural heritage.
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has been a center of learning that offers a wide range of fields of study in the university system in Sri Lanka. At present, students have access to degree programmes in Economics, English Language, English Literature, Teaching English as a second Language, Information and Communication Technology, Geography, History, Archaeology, Music and Cultural Studies, Dance and Cultural Studies, Hindi, Sanskrit, French, Political Science, Pali, Buddhist Civilization, Buddhist Philosophy, Philosophy and Psychology, Sinhala, Mass Communication, Social Statistics, Management and Information Technology, Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology and Criminal Justice which are offered by fourteen Departments of the Faculty. Plans are in place to introduce new and more learning opportunities for the students in modern fields of study in order to meet the changing trends in higher education and research.