Course Guide



About the University

The oldest University in Sri Lanka, the University of Colombo is a sprawling complex located in the heart of the capital city of Colombo.

In keeping with its motto “Buddhi Sarvathra Bhrajate”, Sanskrit for “Wisdom Enlightens”, the University of Colombo strives to maintain academic excellence in all areas of study. The University of Colombo has 7 Faculties with 43 Academic Departments, a Campus, a School, 7 Institutes and several Centres and Units. Many undergraduate and postgraduate study courses in the fields of Arts, Science, Medicine, Management, Finance, Law, Education, IT, Aesthetic Studies. Molecular Biology etc are conducted by the University. The University also offers several other services, such as library services, career guidance, and services for differently-abled students.

Student life is enhanced by a plethora of extra-curricular activities offered on campus. The beautiful playground and the modern gymnasium offer sportsmen and women the opportunity to exploit and develop their abilities to the fullest. The New Arts Theatre is often the arena for spotlighting the dramatic/ musical talents of our student population.

Today, the University of Colombo with a proud history of over 115 years continues in its endeavour to meet the challenge of maintaining its position as the “Metropolitan University, Modern and International in Outlook and Character”. The location of the University affords the student population all the advantages of a “metropolitan university”, with easy access to international information/ resource centres, libraries, theatres, sports complexes etc.

Its central location within the City of Colombo provides easy access to a wide range of cultural, entertainment and business facilities.

The University of Colombo has a multi-cultural multi-ethnic student and staff population, fostering social harmony, cultural diversity, equal opportunity and unity.

Why Choose Us?

Our programs are internationally recognised and provide graduates with a competitive edge when searching for employment or when climbing higher in the corporate ladder. Each course is structured to provide you with critical and strategic thinking skills, and contains a greater focus on management. If you are interested in rising to the very top of your field or would like to work overseas, our qualifications will provide you with the skills to get you there.

We build on core units that are multi disciplinary and industry based, and have been customised to reflect managerial skills and knowledge relevant to the industry. Students also receive a strong foundation in general management skills and knowledge. Our teaching expertise is blended by worldwide industry experience and qualifications. We give our graduates the ideal balance of business skills, industry insights and real world experience to take on exciting roles anywhere you choose.

Faculty of Tourism Study Programs

The program is taught by a group of passionate and knowledgable lectueres who strive to provide you with critical and strategic thinking skills and the qualifications to get you where you need to be in the industry.

Industry representatives are on campus regularly engaging in a range of activities, sharing their time and insights into their fields with students in the DTTEHM Program, we have guest lecture series, industry site visits, international visitors, opportunities to gain experience and knowledge.

  • • Prof. Rev. W. Wimalaratana (Ph.D), Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo

  • • Prof. Indralal De Silva (Ph.D), Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo

  • • Prof. K.A.P. Siddhisena (Ph.D), Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo

  • • Prof. P.K.S. Mahanama (Ph.D), , Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa

  • • Prof. S.W. Kotagama (Ph.D), Faculty of Science, University of Colombo

  • • Prof. D.A. Premakumara de Silva (Ph.D), Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo

  • • Dr. Nishara Fernando (Ph.D), Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo

  • • Dr S. P. Premaratne (Ph.D), Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo

  • • Dr. Arosha Adikaram (Ph.D) Faculty of Management, University of Colombo

  • • Dr. Sepalika Sudasinghe (Ph.D) Senior Consultant, SLIDA

  • • Dr.Saman Dassanayake (Ph.D) Faculty of Management, University of Colombo

  • • Dr. Rohantha Athukorala (Ph.D) Former Chairman, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion

  • • Mr. Buddika Hewawasam(MBA)Managing Director, HRD Department of Sri Lankan Airline

  • • Mr. Naleen Gunasekera (MBA), Senior Researcher, Chamber of Commerce

  • • Mr. P.U. Ratnayake (MBA), Director of Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (Former Ceylon Tourist Board)

  • • Mr. T.B.B. Sumith(Bsc, MBM, MMM) Director Praguna Management Consultant (Pvt) Ltd

  • • Mr. Udana Wickrmasinghe (MBA), Director of Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (Former Ceylon Tourist Board)

  • • Mr.S.Kalaiselvam (MA) Former Director General of Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (Former Ceylon Tourist Board)

  • • Ms. A.W. Dilrukshini (MA), Director of Central Bank of Sri Lanka,

  • • Mr. Kasun Abeynayake (Pg.Dtehm) Senior Lecturer/ Academic Consultant, Colombo Academy of Hospitality Management @SLIIT/William Angliss Institute -Colombo

Consultancies done by the Tourism Programs

2015 Key Consultant for Upgrading and Revising the Existing Outcome Based Curriculum – Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Faculty of Management, Eastern University Sri Lanka

2015 Key Consultant for the Gap Analysis for Human Resource Development of Tourism Industry in Sri Lanka, National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka

2014 Key Consultant and Team Leader for Developing Coconut Bungalow Museum and Agro-Park Tourism Project, Coconut Factory in Loluwagoda of Mirigama, S.A.Silva & Sons Lanka Pvt Ltd, Giriulla Mills Factories and Coocnut Estates, Sri Lanka

2013 Key Consultant and Team Leader Research project on a study of Tourism, Income Generation and Business Opportunity Mapping in Batticaloa District, Sri Lanka, Sponsored by USAID

2012 Key Consultant Soft Skills Development Programme at South Eastern University, Sri Lanka

2012 Programme Designer and Consultant Degree Programmes on Tourism Management and Hotel Management Programme of the South Eastern University, Sri Lanka

2010 Team Leader Developing new curriculum for Tourism and Hotel Management programmes at SLITHM under Tourism Resource Improvement Project (TRIP) sponsored by JICA

2010 Principal Consultant Membership Survey, the Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs (COYLE), Sri Lanka

2008 Principal Consultant Research study on the Role of Micro Finance Tools in Disaster Management: A Comparative study in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, coordinated by the Center for Disaster Risk Reduction of Tata Dhan Academy in India

2008 Team Leader of the Consultancy Team Five-Year (2008-2013) Tourism Development Plan of the Western Province in Sri Lanka

2008 Consultant EIA of Bolgoda Lake Development Plan, Western Province in Sri Lanka

2007 Coordinator and Key Consultant Tourism Information System Project, Western Province in Sri Lanka

2007 Member of the Research Team Assessment of vulnerability of tourism industry and resilient building, Stockholm Environmental Institution and Leeds Metropolitan University

2007 Member of the Research Team Poverty and Food Security Survey in Sri Lanka, Sponsored by JICA

2007 Member of the Research Team Local Private Sector Development in Sri Lanka, the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL)

2006 Sri Lankan Coordinator Study on cooperative organizations and poverty alleviation strategies in Sri Lanka, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

2005 Member of the Research Team A UNDP Project on Peoples’ Consultation on Post-Tsunami Relief, Relocation and Reconstruction (RRR) in Sri Lanka

2005 Member of the Research Team A study on the relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction aftermath the Tsunami in Sri Lanka, funded by Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)

2005 Consultant Five-Year Development Plan for North Western Province, sponsored by the North Western Province

2004 Member of the Research Team and Coordinator Evaluation Team of the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV) Urban Poor Unit, Sponsored by JICA, Sri Lanka

2004 Consultant MONDEF Research Project for Uva Province conducted by CUCEC, University of Colombo

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