The ruins in Sri Lanka, which show a vast diversity of architectural
forms, show how skilled the ancient Sri Lankan people were at building tanks or reservoirs, pagodas (or stupas), bridges, and palaces. Modern technological
theories and practices have been used to create every construction and design created today.
A field trip to Anuradhapura was successfully accomplished to study these amazing technologies on 3rd December 2022 by the Civil Engineering Society, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya.
The Department of Civil Engineering comprising three main divisions, viz., Material and Structural Engineering, Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering offers a broad spectrum of courses in the Civil Engineering Specialization as well as in the General Programme and in the other Specializations in the Faculty of Engineering.
The department offers postgraduate programmes in five areas of specialization. These include taught programmes, viz., PGDip
(by coursework), MEng, MScEng and MSc as well as research leading to PGDip (by research), MPhil and PhD.
The academic staff of the department together with their undergraduate and postgraduate students are involved in a diverse range of research covering a broad spectrum of topics.
Such research is mostly designed to address requirements of the civil engineering practice and the industry.