A Glimpse of Service Years in a Glance


To be the Business Intelligence hub for Strategic Planning and process improvement


We are committed to deliver high quality analytics to the University to implement effective data-driven policies and strategies to become a top-ranked contender in the region.

Our Values

  • We are flat, and we work as a team
  • We do things right, first time
  • We serve our customers, both internal and external, with respect and on time
  • We continuously learn and innovate
  • We adopt technology rapidly to make a difference

Who are we?

The Centre for Strategic Planning & University Statitics is the key administrative entity which is permited to collect, maintain and store up-to-date statistics and information related to the University. Apart from that, the CSPS conducts all the official surveys of the University. One of the main tasks of the unit is to conduct the annual information survey of the university and compile the annual report which is submitted to the Ministry of Higher Education and the Parliament of Sri Lanka.

Furthermore, the unit conducts several other surveys including graduate employability survey, student satisfaction surveys on welfare facilities and ICT facilities, staff satisfaction surveys on infrastructure facilities, and feedback surveys and assists other centres and units to obtain relevant information about the university. The CSPS also plays a key role in obtaining the Asia and World University Rankings for the University of Kelaniya.

The CSPS is capable of providing theoretical knowledge and practical exposure to statistics and data analysis. The CSPS is looking forward to providing research opportunities to students and researchers at the University of Kelaniya.


The Centre for Strategic Planning & University Statistics was established per a decision taken by the former Vice-Chancellor, Senior Professor, Mr Sunanda Maddumabandara at the management committee of the Internal Quality Assurance Centre (IQAC) of the University of Kelaniya driven by the need raised by the former Director of IQAC, Senior Professor, Mrs NR De Silva.   
Accordingly, establishment of the USDMU occurred on July 22, 2015, with two staff members, late Mr. D Amarasinghe, the consultant Statistician and Ms. Gayanthima Weerarathne, the Statistical Assistant. The prime objective of the establishment of the Unit was to align the staff information of both Academic Staff and Non-Academic staff and update regularly.
After six months of the establishment of the CSPS, since the management committee of the IQAC decided to demerge the unit to work independently, Senior Lecturer, Dr. Manjula Gunaratne was appointed as the Director of the Unit from January 2016. Thereafter, the CSPS has enhanced their working capacity and started several annual surveys and started to prepare statistical reports on key indicators of the University.
After assigning a permanent Statistician to the Unit in July 2016, the CSPS handles all the statistical requirements of the University. From 2016 onwards, CSPS is working as the key administrative entity for collecting information of the University for the annual Information for Higher Education Survey conducted by the UGC. Also, from 2018, the Annual Report of the University is prepared by the Unit. Apart from data collection and working as the central hub of information for the University, the CSPS also conducts customized surveys to measure key performing indicators of the University.
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