Faculty of Science

University of Peradeniya

Faculty of Science

University of Peradeniya

Welfare Service


The University provides accommodation to the students in the Halls of Residence situated within the University premises. The basis on which the students are allocated to Halls of Residence may change from time to time, depending on the number of vacancies available in the Halls of Residence.

Sports and Recreation

For recreation, facilities such as playgrounds, tennis courts and a cinder track are found in the University premises for the students to participate in outdoor sports like cricket, rugger, soccer, hockey, tennis volley-ball, athletics etc. A well equipped gymnasium is situated about 500 meters away from the faculty in which students could participate in indoor games such as badminton, basket-ball, table-tennis, weight lifting, etc. A theater for screening of films, documentaries, etc. and an open air theater for dramas are also available in the University premises.

Medical Centre

The University Health Centre is open to all students during week days in two sessions (morning and afternoon) per day. During the weekends and public holidays, only emergency cases are treated. University Medical Officers are on call to attend to any emergencies.

Student Counseling

The faculty of Science maintains a student counseling service to assist and guide students who have problems pertaining to academic, social and personal matters. These services are offered by senior members of the academic staff.

Banking Facilities

The People's Bank and the Bank of Ceylon have their sub-branches in the University premises in addition to the main branches at Peradeniya. Mahapola scholarships to students are paid through the Bank of Ceylon, campus branch, which is located in the students centre.


The University maintains a canteens in each of the Halls of Residence. In addition, the Science Faculty has its own canteen at ground floor of the Science Education Building. The students' Centre which is situated near the Gymnasium also houses a canteen for students.

Post Office and Telephone Exchange

A Sub Post Office and the University Telephone Exchange are located on the hill opposite the New Arts Theatre.

Barber saloon, Laundry and Tailoring Shop

These are available in the Students' Centre and at the Peradeniya town

Police and Security Service

The closest police station is situated on the Kandy-Colombo road near the Peradeniya Teaching Hospital.

Any incidents regarding the security of University property or any incident of breach of law may be reported to the security personnel in the security posts at the faculties and the senate building. The main Security Office is located near the New Arts Theatre.

Book Shops and Grocery Shops

The faculty book shop is situated at the extreme left corner of the Chemistry building facing the Galaha road. The main book shop is situated in the Students' Centre. University publications can be purchased from the sales Outlet at the Senate building. Groceries are available in the cooperative store at the North End (known as USO), and at Peradeniya town.

Places of Worship

A Buddhist Temple, a Hindu Telllple, a Mosque, a Christian church and a Catholic Church are available in the premises of the Universit.