The Research Council was established in May 2014 with the aim of promoting innovation and excellence in research in the University of Kelaniya. The activities of the Research Council are aimed at encouraging the staff at various stages of their career and disseminating research findings both locally and globally.

The Research Council is the policy making and guiding body for research at the University.


The Mission of the Research Council of the University of Kelaniya is to promote excellence in research to make a significant contribution towards knowledge enhancement and national development for the wellbeing of the mankind through fostering knowledge-based society with better understanding of the environment and conservation of nature for sustainability of economic growth.

It’s all about Research

 image002 Funding Symposia and Conferences   
 image006  Foreign Travel Grants
 image009  Cash Prizes
 image012  Senate Honours


       Progress of University of Kelaniya


     Virtual book of Research Council 

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Message from the Vice-Chancellor

Research and innovations had been one of the major contributory factors for the rapid economic advances of all developed nations. Sri Lanka, in an era of accelerated economic development has also placed a high emphasis on research.



Message from the Chairman of the Research Council

 Research provides a stage for creativity and innovation in our university system. Innovative breakthroughs have happened only because of meticulous and persistent
efforts of the researchers. The University of Kelaniya allocates 2% of the generated funds of the entire..