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 2020

The Peradeniya International Economics Research Symposium (PIERS) is organized by the Department of Economics and Statistics to be held on 10th Dec. 2020...

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Economics Seminar
Posted on August 30th, 2022

The Department of Economics and Statistics has organized an Economics Seminar on "Investment in Stock Market and Fixed Income Markets" on 9th September 2022 from 10.00 am onwards at the Faculty Seminar Room.

We are cordially inviting you to take part in this event.

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.

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The new students can join the Whatsapp Group of the Department for latest news, announcements or any inquiry on study

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

First Semester - 2021/2022

Course Offering - 2021/2022
Updated on 01.06.2022
Time Table - 2021/2022-S1
Updated on 15.06.2022


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

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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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