The University of Peradeniya was built with the goal of providing an environment suitable for the intellectual, emotional and personal development of students. The unique setting and infrastructure of the university together with the diverse student population creates a opportunity for a fulfilling lifestyle.
Students of the Faculty of Science are afforded all of the services and opportunities of the University of Peradeniya.
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.
For recreation, facilities such as playgrounds, tennis courts and a cinder running track are located within the University premises. Students can participate in a variety of team and individual sports including cricket, rugby, soccer, hockey, tennis volley-ball, athletics etc. A modern gymnasium is situated about 500 meters away from the faculty equipped for badminton, basketball, netball, volleyball, table-tennis, trampolining, weight lifting, etc.
Department of Physical Education/Gymnasium
Director - 2164 (intercom)
Office - 2162 (intercom)
Swimming Pool - 2163 (intercom)
(opening hours 7.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.)
The Faculty of Arts Theatre often screens cinematic films of international renown, which are usually free for students. The Sarathchandra open-air amphitheatre is a land mark of the university, where most dramas performed in the university are staged.
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.
Chief Medical Officer - 081 238 8152 (direct), 2024 (intercom)
Office/Lab - 2028
Female wards/ Pharmacy - 2022, 2026
The Faculty Computer Centre is located at the ground floor of the administrative building. The centre is open to all science faculty students where computers with most current software and broadband internet facilities are available.
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.
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.
A Sub Post Office and the University Telephone Exchange are located on the hill opposite the New Arts Theatre.
These are available in the Students' Centre and at the Peradeniya town
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.
Office - 081 239 2423, 2423 (intercom)
Chief Marshal - 077 599 6290
Office - 081 238 9182
Chief Security Officer - 2134 (intercom)
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.
A Buddhist Temple, a Hindu Telllple, a Mosque, a Christian church and a Catholic Church are available in the premises of the University.