University of Moratuwa

University of Moratuwa

The University of Moratuwa (UoM)-Sri Lanka, located at the heart of a vibrant and geographically well-connected city in the backdrop of a vast expanse of shimmering waters of the picturesque Bolgoda Lake, is the only Technological University in the country. The university presently caters to a total undergraduate population of approximately 6000 students and about 1200 postgraduate students and prides itself in having an excellent Engineering Faculty and being the only University in Sri Lanka to have Faculties of Architecture and Information Technology.

The UoM has a well-earned reputation for providing a satisfying student experience, academically and culturally. It admits outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate students for its academic programmes. UoM offers Sri Lanka’s exclusive Engineering, Architectural, Quantity Surveying, Facilities Management, Town and Country Planning, Fashion Design and Product Development and Transport and Logistic Management degree programmes. The UoM is one of the highest internationally ranked universities in Sri Lanka and the undisputed leader in engineering, architectural and technological education.

The vision of UoM is “to be the most globally recognised Knowledge Enterprise in Asia.” Within this vision, the immediate focus is to produce world class graduates at the UoM. Hence, the aim of the University is to produce academically sound, self confident, flexible and internationally recognized quality graduates who are able to hit the ground running from day one, and who can realise their true potential by studying together and thereafter working together as professionals in Sri Lanka or any other international environment.

Being the largest Faculty, the Faculty of Engineering enforces the University mission by focusing to be the leading Knowledge Enterprise for technological and related disciplines in Asia by:

  • Providing transformative education that nurtures the inquiring mind and develops skills for a diversity of challenges;
  • Carrying out nationally/internationally relevant and high-impact research to expand the boundaries of knowledge;
  • Promoting entrepreneurship and facilitating technology transfer;
  • Providing expert services to the State, Industry and Society as an Internationally positioned National University; and
  • Contributing to the sustainable, scientific, technological, social and economic development of Sri Lanka.

At the UoM, a student becomes part of a wonderful fraternity of talented youth, from all walks of life, diverse ethnicities and backgrounds, who are the best young minds in the country. While a student’s stay at the University will be academically challenging, the student will have a truly rewarding experience with numerous opportunities for social, cultural and sports activities within a stimulating and supportive environment to learn.

The University of Moratuwa welcomes students to an educational experience that is truly unique!

The message of the Vice Chancellor

It is a proud moment for me to give this message to mark the commencement of the fulltime International Master’s Degree program in Water Resources Engineering and Management. The Water Engineering Division of the Department of Civil Engineering which started the first Postgraduate Degree Programme of Moratuwa University is again leading from the front with a breakthrough effort to ensure yet another milestone. This program is the first of its kind in the entire higher education system of our country.

In the years to come, the Department of Civil Engineering and its untiring staff would contribute to our nation and neighboring nations by disseminating our strengths in water and irrigation. This indeed is another huge stride by the University of Moratuwa towards the national development vision of Governmental Sri Lanka. The efforts of the University are substantially supported by the South Asia Foundation and the work commenced with the Late Hon. Lakshman Kadiragarmar inviting our university to submit a proposal for funding. The South Asia Foundation consented to provide full scholarships to SAARC country students. UNESCO goodwill ambassador Late Shri Madanjeet Singh from his personal funds donated a new building for the regional center to house this Master’s degree program, water management, related research and training programs.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who worked untiringly towards achieving this goal and those who supported me with finances and goodwill. I wish the program and the UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Center for South Asia Water Management success in the years to come.

Professor Ananda Jayawardena


University of Moratuwa