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."

BasicAppliedProblem OrientedProblem SolvingQualitativeQuantitative Research.

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 More info..

Message from the Chairman of the Research Council

The Research Council of the University of Kelaniya was established in 2014 and it is the first such research supporting body in the Sri Lankan university system. The Research Council has played a major role in fostering the research culture in the university through various grant and award schemes. More info..

Latest Research- Won Senate Honours -


Special Notice: Research Council's Policy related to Redundant Publications

 "Duplicate publication, multiple publication, or redundant publication refers to publishing the same intellectual material more than once, by the author or publisher. It does not refer to the unauthorized republication by someone else, which constitutes plagiarism, copyright violation, or both"

The Plagiarism detection system of the Research Council of University of Kelaniya - Sri Lanka is now in use. The Research Council might discard any grant applications with such publications to protect the IP rights and will inform the researcher personally. The researcher will have to take the whole of responsibility of such publications already published.


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