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Accommodation is provided for the students in the hostels of the Faculty. Those involved in research projects such as Research Assistants and post-graduate students are also allowed accommodation in the hostels. Six Units with accommodation for 33 each and several renovated buildings are available at present Eight hostel blocks to accommodate 160 students. Several houses in the vicinity of the campus have been also leased to accommodate the increased demand for hostels. The students who wish to find such accommodation may contact Assistant Registrar- Agriculture or Sub Wardens.


For unmarried members of the staff, there are two quarters with a total of 11 rooms. A room in one of the bachelors' quarters is reserved for guests. A housing complex with 15 houses to provide accommodation to deserving academic and non-academic staff was completed in 1999.


Sub Warden for Boys Hostels

Mr Jayantha Vitharana
BSc Agric. (Ruhuna)


Sub Warden for Girls Hostels

Mrs DK Champika
BA Econ(sp) (Ruhuna)
MA Econ (Ruhuna)


Financial assistance to the students entering this University may be categorized as follows:

1. Mahapola Scheme

2. Bursary Scheme

3. Endowed Scholarships and other scholarships

Mahapola Higher Education Scholarship Scheme

Mahapola Scholarships are awarded to students on their performance at the GCE (A/L) Examination on the result of which admissions to the University are based and also on a District basis. Selections are made by the University Grants Commission, which categorizes the awards. Mahapola Trust Fund is responsible for award of these Scholarships. The two categories of Mahapola Scholarships are as follows,

1. Merit Scholarships

2. Ordinary Scholarships


About Counseling

The Counseling Service offers a high standard of service in counseling for those who are finding that their difficulties are hard to manage and/or are affecting their studies/work.  
The Counseling Service is here to enable you to become more effective in your lives and overcome barriers to achieving your full potential.  
Our Counselors aim to help you to explore and understand more clearly the issues that concern you.

The Counseling Team

Our team has a wealth of experience. All counsellors are trained and we arrange a range of workshops of counselling that will sharpen their knowledge and experience.  
The team is headed by the Deputy Senior Student Counsellor.  
The Professional Counsellor is Mr. Miuru Dharmasena.


Sports facilities are provided to the students by the Department of Physical Education located at Wellamadama Campus. Facilities for the following games are available in the University: Athletics, Badminton, Volleyball, Netball, Table tennis, Weight lifting, Basketball, Wrestling and Cricket.

When facilities are not available, the University provides support for students to practice the sport of their preference by providing facilities available elsewhere. A playground has been partly constructed within the Faculty premises. All the necessary assistance is given to students for their training for representing the Faculty and University at sports. There are regular inter-faculty and inter-university games and sports festivals with an annual colours night to recognize the achievements of students at sports and for around of University colours.

Free OPD treatment to the students is provided by the Medical Centre of the Faculty. More serious cases are referred to the Kamburupitiya Base Hospital at Andapana or to the General Hospital in Matara. The students can also consult the University Medical Officers at the main University premises.