The Department of Physical Education provides a wide range of Sports and Recreation programmes for the benefit of internal students of the University. These activities are supported by some of the best sport facilities in the University System in Sri Lanka.
The main objective of the Department is to promote and improve the student-sporting prowess and provide opportunities to develop team and individual sports.
The Sports Advisory Board consisting of academic staff members functions in the advisory capacity.
The Sports Council appointed annually functions as the students organizing arm of the department.