Laying of the foundation stone for the New Building for the Department of Statistics and Computer Science of the Faculty of Science was held on 5th
of October 2016 at the auspicious time of 6.22 am by Prof. Upul B. Dissanayake, Vice Chancellor, University of Peradeniya, Prof. S.R. Kodituwakku the Dean of the Faculty of Science, Prof. S.H.P.P. Karunaratne and Prof. Anura Wickramasinghe former Deans of the Faculty of Science and Dr. U.A.J. Pinidiyararchchi Head of the Department of the Department of Statistics and Computer Science . Heads of Departments and members of academic and non-academic staff of the Faculty of Science also attended the event. In addition to the lecture theaters, laboratories and the staff facilities, the building also consists of an auditorium with a seating capacity of 500. The Building is expected to be completed by mid 2018.