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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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 in higher education with national and international standing.

The mission of the Department of Economics & Statistics is to strive to produce graduates, who can think critically and engage themselves in issues that confront society at large, and to create knowledge in economics as well as disseminate it to a wider audience.

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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First Semester - 2020/2021

Course Offering - 2020/2021
Time Table - 2020/2021-S1
Updated on 05.05.2021


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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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