Department of Civil Engineering


Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, with a history of 65 years, is the oldest of its kind in Sri Lanka. Of the 420 students, who are currently admitted to the Faculty of Engineering annually, about 150 students specialize in Civil Engineering from their second year of study. In addition to the conduct of Civil Engineering programme, the department contributes to teaching of all engineering undergraduates in the first year and also conducts Civil Engineering oriented courses for other engineering programmes from the second year onwards. The department has a strong relationship with the industry and utilizes their services in curriculum development and the teaching programme in order to produce Civil Engineering graduates of the highest standard...

Notice Board


Senior Lecturer Dr. U.I. Dissanayake appointed as the New Head of the Department of Civil Engineering -07th February 2020.

Advances in Concrete Technology, Structural Engineering and Design (ACTSED) Dedicated to Helarisi Abeyruwan - 13th August 2019

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Mr. Helarisi Abeyruwan, Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, is to retire from the university towards the end of 2019

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Appointment to NSF Research Advisory Board
Prof. J. J. Wijetunge has been appointed as a member of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Advisory Board for the period from June 2019 to December 2020.

Soceity of Structural Engineers Sri Lanka - Annual Sessions 2019 on 20th August 2019

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iPURSE ( Peradeniya University International Research Sessions ) to be held on 11th and 12th September 2019

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The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka - Annual Sessions 2019 "Call For Papers"

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Our News and Events

RMIT starts joint Ph.D programme with Peradeniya and Moratuwa Universities

The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT University) in Melbourne


Knowledge Sharing for Sustainable Solid Waste Management between India and Sri Lanka

President's Award for Scientific Publications

Dr. K.G.N. Nanayakkara of the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya received the President's Award for Scientific Publications


Prof. J.J.Wijetunge received the National Science Foundation Research award-2017

Prestigious Engineering Award for the Faculty of Engineering

The project “Mitigation of Pollution at Kandy Lake and Mid-Canal, Sri Lanka” has been awarded the Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award (PEAA) by the Institute of Engineers, Singapore (IES)

Research opportunities

The department offers full-time and part-time opportunities for research leading to PG Diploma, and MPhil and PhD degrees

Our Programmes

For Undergraduates

The department of Civil Engineering comprising of three main divisions, viz. Material and Structural Engineering, Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering offers diverse courses not only in the ...

For Postgraduates

The department has been providing research supervision for higher degrees such as PGDip, MSc and MScEng in Civil engineering and related fields.This year the Department of Civil Engineering will commence five Postgraduate Programmes

Research Areas

The department has a diverse range of exciting and innovative research programs in undergraduate and postgraduate levels, making student more ingenious. These diverse engineering disciplines are encapsulated...

Department of Civil Engineering