About the Department

The main purpose of the department is to provide student based education for sport and recreation management undergraduates. The sport and recreation management degree programme consists of eight terms spread over four years. This programme consists of management based sport and recreation theoretical modules. In addition to educating, the department also participates in various extracurricular activities of the University of Kelaniya such as “Vishranthi Chaaya”, “Kelani Sarasavi New Year Festival”, “Fun Run” and “Vishranthi Chathurya” to enhance management skills of our undergraduates. The main research interests are related to contemporary sport management, strategic marketing in sport and recreation industry, sport economics, sport history, communication for sport and recreation, sociological issues in sport and recreation industry, psychology in sport and recreation, sport and recreation organizational behavior, IT based solutions for sport and recreation, facility management in sport and recreation, policy and policy development for sport and recreation and human resource management for sport and recreation etc.

Head Message

The Department of Sport Science and Physical Education of the University of Kelaniya provides a multi-faceted environment that delivers high quality education for those aspiring to join the sport and recreation industry. Our staff members provide student centered education through well-arranged student centered learning materials. Our academic staff members also engage in a range of basic, exploratory and explanatory research activities, often with both national and international collaboration and publication in high impact sport and recreational journals. All of these contribute towards creating an extremely conducive student centered learning environment for undergraduates who looking forward to the sport and recreation industry.


Charika Wickramarathne


Department of Sport Science and Physical Education.

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