Department of Economics & Statistics

Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya

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Head's Message

Understanding Economics helps us identify policy measures which encourage prosperity and avoid inefficiency, making it a crucial driver in the search...

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Special Degree in Economics and the General Degree courses that we offer are well renowned both locally and globally…

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We offer various postgraduate degree programmes such as Ph.D., M. Phil., M.A., M.D.P. and PG-Diploma, in collaboration with the PGIHS…

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PIERS 2023

The Peradeniya International Economics Research Symposium (PIERS) is organized by the Department of Economics and Statistics to be held on 1st Sep. 2023...

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Economics Seminar Series
Posted on Feb. 21.02.2024


Undergraduate Dissertation Presentations 2023

Undergraduate Dissertation Presentations 2023

Department of Economics and Statistics at Open Day 2023

Awareness Programme of Mentoring

A discussion on attitude development through positive thinking

"Fort to Pettah" - Poster presentations

Webinar on Entrepreneurship-2023

Welcome to Department of Economics & Statistics

The Department of Economics & Statistics is one of the largest and the oldest Departments in Economics in Sri Lanka.

The vision of the Department of Economics & Statistics is to be a center of excellence for creation and dissemination of knowledge in economics and applied statistics.

The mission of the Department of Economics & Statistics is to advanced knowledge in economics for the betterment of the humankind and its environment, and to produce accomplished graduates who are equipped with relevant economics knowledge, essential skills, values, and attitudes to make outstantding contributions to development.

The Department offers two Bachelor of Arts degree programmes, one leading to a general degree and the other to a special degree. The Department has the largest enrollment in a Special Degree Programme in Economics at any Sri Lankan university.

The Department also offers five postgraduate programmes: Postgraduate Diploma in Economics, Master of Arts degree in Economics, Master of Arts in Applied Economics, Master of Development Practice, Master of Philosophy degree in Economics, and Doctor of Philosophy degree in Economics.

The Department is equipped with well-qualified academic staff numbering 34, of which 25 are in permanent positions and 09 temporary. Of the 25 permanent members, 17 hold PhDs and 8 are MA or MPhil qualified.

First Semester - 2022/2023

Time Table - 2022/2023-S2
Updated on 20.01.2024
Course Offering - 2022/2023
Updated on 02.08.2023
Alumni Association - Department of Economics and Statistics

The graduates passed out from the department are invited to be members of the Alumni Association. The objectives of this association are to promote and enhance networking among alumni members of the department effectively to engage in activities to provide opportunities for our graduates for the advancement of their capacities and capabilities for national development. Also, the members can update their information and interactions in a meaningful way to mutually benefit them throughout their life time.

Therefore, we would appreciate it if you could complete the Google form and send us your details.

The Students can read the department's publications as e-books such as proceeding of the research conferences, Orations, etc.


The documents such as application forms, request letters are available here in Editable and Non-Editable versions for the staff and the students.

DERANA NEWS: Understanding Taxes in Sri Lanka by Prof. JG Sri Ranjith (07/12/2023)

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Contact Details

Department of Economics & Statistics,
Faculty of Arts,
University of Peradeniya
Peradeniya, 20400,
Sri Lanka
Head:+94 (0)81 239 2620
Office:+94 81 239 2621/22
+94 (0)81 239 2620
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