Head's Message - Department of Social Statistics

I am delighted that you are thinking of coming to do your degree at the Faculty of Social Sciences and becoming a part of a department of Social Statistics, a dynamic group of people with leading edge ideas and ready to work in a highly academic, practical and dynamic environment.

We are committed to creating and disseminating theoretical and empirical knowledge related to statistical analysis studies through research, teaching, and various professional and policy contributions. Our department has a carefully designed curriculum which offers a wide range of knowledge (data analysis, research methodology, statistical software as well as economics) aiming at the integrated education and training of future leaders in the private and public sector.

Our graduates learn to analyze how statistics is implicated in a multifaceted range of institutional and organizational processes of calculation, reporting and evaluation. The combination of a dynamic and innovative curriculum that takes advantage of the latest technologies, with the experienced and reputable lecturers of the Department, creates a fertile ground for the effective dissemination of knowledge and the development of the necessary skills for future professional recognition of the Department's students.

In closing, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to everyone for making our department another successful department of Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya.

Dr. K. M. L. M. Manjula Gunarathna
Ph.D (UMS), MSSc. (Kel’ya), B.A. Hons (Kel’ya)

Department of Social Statistics,
University of Kelaniya
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