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Welcome to Department of Economics

The Department of Economics is one of the oldest Departments in the University of Kelaniya. Having been established in 1959, it had the fortune of producing some of the well-known economists in the country. It has contributed effectively in promoting teaching and research within and outside the University. Moreover, its reputation have spread beyond it's ability of teaching Economics and served as a breeding ground for other related disciplines in Social Sciences.

The Department of Economics offers two undergraduate degree programs: the Bachelor of Arts degree program with Economics as a subject and the Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) degree program in Economics. All of the course units of the Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) degree in Economics are offered in both English and Sinhala mediums from the academic year 2017/2018.

Two Master’s degree programs are also offered by the Department of Economics. The Master of Arts (MA) in Economics has been designed to be completed within a year through course work. The other, the Master of Social Science in Economics (MSSc.), is a two-year research-based degree. In addition, our Department also offers M.Phil.and Ph.D. degree programs in Economics for potential candidates.

Head's Message

Professor. M.M. Gunathilake
Professor. M.M. GunathilakeHead of the Department

Welcome to the Department of Economics

Our Department is one of the oldest Departments in the University of Kelaniya given that it was established in 1959 along with the establishment of the University. Since then, the Department has continued to produce skillful graduates needed to serve public, private and international institutions.The Department of Economics has also produced some well-known economists who have gone on to serve the country as well as international organizations.We welcome learners, scholars and experts from diverse social, cultural, and religious backgrounds, accept their valuable contribution to academia and help them to fulfil their scholarly endeavors.

I invite you to explore our achievements and contribution to academia both locally and internationally and hope that your support will be with us during the course of this academic journey. I look forward to welcoming all of you to any of the degree programs offered by the Department of Economics which earns your interest.

Prof. M.M. Gunathilake assumed duties as the new Head of the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya.

The appointment letter was handed over to Prof.

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“ARTHIKAVIDYA” (ECONOMICS) is the annual Academic Journal published by the Economics Students’ Society of the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya.

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“ARTHIKAVIDYA” (ECONOMICS) is the annual Academic Journal published by the Economics Students’ Society of the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya.

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