To be the pioneer center of excellence in ensuring the employability of all the graduates who complete their studies at the university.
To develop the necessary skills and professionalism of the undergraduates through counseling, consultation and internship opportunities which will help them secure employment and negotiate the demands of the work place effectively.

The objective of this unit is to prepare the students for their professional life. Making the students aware of employment opportunities available in the country and instructing them about the specific course units they should follow and soft skills they should acquire during their undergraduate life are the broad goals of this unit.

The aim of the Career Guidance Unit is to prepare students for the outside world and to assist them in finding employment.

Currently employers are looking for more attributes than simply the Degree. They are searching for a comprehensive graduate. Further the work life highly search for soft skills such as interpersonal skills, communication skills, presentation skills, time management, teamwork, and organizational abilities. The Career Guidance Unit helps the students of the University of Kelaniya to develop these skills.

This unit gives the chance to the students to identify their goals and to go on that path by providing information, mentoring, advising them, training them and empowering them to achieve their goals.

Creating links between private and public sector institutions with university students, identifying vocational needs and job opportunities of the industry and making students aware of them are the hallmark of this unit. 

Former Directors of CGU


Mr. Jayantha Munasinghe

Senior Lecturer (Grade I) Department of Mathematics 
2019 -2020

Professor (Dr.) A. Chamaru De Alwis

Department of Human Resource Management Cordinator - Master of health service management Vice-Chancellor's Nominee - Research Council 

Professor Prasadini N. Gamage

Senior Lecturer, Department of Human Resource Management 

Dr. P.N.D. Fernando

Dean - Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies

Dr. M. P. Deeyamulla

Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry

Dr. Ajith Medis

Senior Lecturer, Department of Marketing Management
2006 -2010
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