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.

What is Research

Research comprises "creative and systematic work undertaken to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of humans, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications."

Message from the Vice-Chancellor

The mandate of any university worthy of that name must include both the dissemination of knowledge (i.e., teaching) as well as the generation of new knowledge (i.e., research). As a leading national university in Sri Lanka, the University of Kelaniya seeks to conduct high quality research in all academic disciplines offered by the University, and to support all members of the University community in this endeavour. More info..

Message from the Chairman of the Research Council

The Research Council of the University of Kelaniya was established in 2014 to promote excellence in research and make significant national and international contributions to the well-being of humanity and the sustainability of economic growth. The Research Council has played a substantial role in fostering the research culture at the university over the years through various grant and award schemes. More info..

Latest Research

- Won Senate Honours -