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Faculty Orientation of the 23rd Batch

With much delight on 22nd August 2022, the Faculty Orientation Ceremony of the 23rd batch was held Physically at the Auditorium of Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna. This is the second consecutive 500+ batch in the history of the faculty.

The orientation ceremony is successfully conducted with invariably leadership of Dr. Chithral Ambawatte, Dean – Faculty of Engineering, and continuous commitment of Dr. Sujeewa Wimalasena, Coordinator – Engineering Education Centre accompanying all academic staff members, all non-academic staff members, and students of the faculty. The ceremony was organized with an insightful welcome speech by Dr. Chithral Ambawatte, the Dean, followed by a refreshing musical cover song by the faculty students and finally a Q&A session with panel of senior lecturers.

As the Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, we warmly welcome the 23rd batch to become successful engineering professionals in the future!

About Us

Overview of the Faculty

The Faculty of Engineering of University of Ruhuna was established on 1st July 1999 at Hapugala, Galle. First batch of students was admitted on 27th March 2000. Admission to the Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, is subject to the University Grants Commission policy on university admissions. The present annual intake to the Faculty is 530. The Faculty of Engineering offers full-time courses leading to the Degree of Bachelor of the Science of Engineering Honors (B.Sc.Eng.Hons.), which is accredited by the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL). Four academic departments in this Faculty are

Civil and Environmental Engineering Electrical and Information Engineering Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Interdisciplinary Studies

The first three departments prepare students for B.Sc.Eng. degree in disciplines as indicated in their titles, while the fourth department offers course modules in areas such as Mathematics, Personal Development, Humanities, Social Sciences, Economics, Finance, Management, and Entrepreneurship, which are considered common to all disciplines. The degree courses have been developed with the aim of building undergraduate education around a central core of Fundamentals of Engineering Science and Technology modules, complemented by a number of General and Technical elective modules which provide the flexibility and adaptability required in a constantly changing world.

Aims of the Faculty

The primary aim of the Faculty is producing engineers of the highest quality who, with experience, should be able to hold responsible positions at the highest levels of the profession,
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To be the centre of excellence in engineering education and research of the nation.


To create opportunities for the benefit of the society in engineering and applied technologies through education, research and associated services.

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Past Achievements

Congratulations to Mr. Lakdinu De Silva for Winning IMechE's Speak Out of Engineers Sri Lanka Finals Competition

It was a moment of pride and triumph as Mr. Lakdinu De Silva, an affiliate member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE, UK), representing the IMechE Ruhuna Student Chapter of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Ruhuna, emerged victorious in the prestigious Speak Out for Engineers (SofE) Sri Lanka final competition as the champion with winning prize of 300£. Organized by the IMechE Sri Lanka section, the event took place on September 2, 2023, at the Renuka Hotel in Colombo.

Congratulations to Mr. Lakdinu De Silva for Winning IMechE's
							Speak Out of Engineers Sri Lanka Finals Competition

Champions of the ‘Glamour Femme 23’ Inter University English Debating Tournament.

“An English Debating Team of the University of Ruhuna comprising of both Engineering and Medical Faculty Students emerged as the champions of the ‘Glamour Femme 23’ Inter University debating tournament organised by the IEEE student chapter of the SLIIT. The team faced two teams from the University of Moratuwa, a team from the University of Jaffna and a team from SLIIT.”

Champions of the ‘Glamour Femme 23’ Inter University English
							Debating Tournament.

2nd Runners-Up of “MORA UXplore 1.0” All Island UI/UX

Congratulations to team 'Bit_Borg' from Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna for their remarkable achievement in the MORA UXplore 1.0, All Island UI/UX Designathon organized by IEEE Student Branch of University of Moratuwa. Among tough competitors, they secured an impressive 2nd Runners-Up position, showcasing their exceptional talent and creativity in UI/UX design. Their innovative ideas and dedication have brought great pride to their university, making them a shining example of excellence in the field of design.

2nd Runners-Up of “More UXplore 1.0” All Island UI/UX

Best Technical Paper and Winner in IET Young Professionals’ Technical Conference 2023

Vidura Bandara Wijekoon, a final year undergraduate student in the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, won the IET Young Professionals’ Technical Conference 2023. His paper, "Critical Assessment of Machine Learning-Based Approaches for Predicting System Inertia in Power Systems," earned him the Best Technical Paper award. Congratulations Vidura, on this well-deserved recognition!

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Programme Review 2022

The programme review of the three degree programmes offered by the Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna was completed with all three engineering programmes receiving a high level of accomplishment of quality with high “A” grades.

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“Ruhuna Debaters” bring home the championship again with the topic “පාර්ලිමේන්තුව විසුරුවා හැර මහාමැතිවරණයකට යාමෙන් මෙරට දේශපාලන හා ආර්ථික ස්ථාවරභාවය ඇති කළ හැකිය / දේශපාලන හා ආර්ථික අස්ථාවරත්වය තවදුරටත් වැඩිවේ.”

“Ruhuna Debaters”, the University of Ruhuna Sinhala Debate team was able to bring home the championship this December when they beat the University of Jaffna C team at the debate “A new Dawn” inter-university debating competition. The debate was organized by the Department of Sociology & Cultural Center of University of Ruhuna. The preliminary rounds were won against Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, University of Jaffna and University of Kelaniya. Topic for the final debate was “පාර්ලිමේන්තුව විසුරුවා හැර මහාමැතිවරණයකට යාමෙන් මෙරට දේශපාලන හා ආර්ථික ස්ථාවරභාවය ඇති කළ හැකිය / දේශපාලන හා ආර්ථික අස්ථාවරත්වය තවදුරටත් වැඩිවේ.” The team was captained by H. H.Avishka Udara from the Faculty of Management and the other team members were: Chamidu Adithya (Faculty of Engineering), Shamith Jayawardhana (Faculty of Humanities and Social Science) and Danidu Demantha (selected to Faculty of Engineering).

Signing of MOU with Sri Lanka Unites (SLU)

An MoU was signed between University of Ruhuna and Sri Lanka Unites (SLU). This MoU envisions to promote Education on Reconciliation and Leadership to the students of the University for the next five years.

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Honorary Invitation Offer for Chaminda Karunasena - Adjunct Professor of QUT

Congratulations to Prof. Chaminda Karunasena, for being appointed as an Honorary Adjunct Professor of QUT in the Faculty of Engineering, School of Mechanical, Medical & Process Engineering for a 2-year period. This award is in recognition of his excellent research and innovation towards the betterment of Science.

Hope this appointment will become a bridging path for international research between Queensland University of Technology and University of Ruhuna.

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