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Message from the Head of the Department

Welcome to the Department of Sociology of the University of Kelaniya. The Department of Sociology has a 30 year long history and is a dynamic and fully fledged department in the university. The subject of Sociology was initially offered for the BA degree programme by the Department of Economics in the early eighties and the Department of Sociology was first established as a new academic department in the year 1991. Currently, the Department of Sociology is offering both internal and external degree programmes for undergraduates. The Department of Sociology is the largest academic department in the Faculty of Social Sciences in terms of the number of students registered for both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. The Department of Sociology conducts undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in Sinhala medium as well as in English medium. In addition, the Department also conducts a diploma programme in correction and rehabilitation for prison officers.
This website provides you an overview of the academic programmes, research activities, available research facilities, student activities, and the academic and research profiles of staff members. I cordially invite you to go through this website to obtain more information.

Wish you all the success,



Head, Department of Sociology,

University of Kelaniya.


Department of Sociology 

Faculty of Social Sciences

University of Kelaniya


TP : (+94) 011 2903939





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