Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya

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Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya
Established 1947
Type Public
Dean Dr. K Samarasinghe
Academic staff
Students 1303
Undergraduates 839
Postgraduates 464
Location Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Campus Subrban
Website www.pdn.ac.lk/agri

Coordinates: 7°15′15″N 80°35′48″E / 7.25417°N 80.59667°E / 7.25417; 80.59667 Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya is one of the eight faculties of University of Peradeniya and the oldest agriculture faculty in Sri Lanka. It conducts undergraduate programs and the Post-graduate Institute of Agriculture, which is affiliated to the faculty conducts the graduate programs in the field of agriculture.[1]

Faculty operates in two locations as main administration buildings are situated in the main campus of University of Peradeniya and a separate sub-campus is located in Mahailuppallama, North Central province of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1947 with an initial batch of 16. Mahailuppallama sub campus was established in 1968.


  • B.Sc. Degree in Agricultural Technology & Management
  • B.Sc. Degree in Food Science & Technology
  • B.Sc. Animal Science And Fisheries


  • A livestock field station is located at Mawela, about 1.5 km from the faculty. It serves undergraduate training and research. The station maintains European dairy cattle, buffaloes, broilers, swine, ducks, goats, rabbits, guinea pigs and micro livestock.
  • An experimental station is located at Dodangolla, 20 km from the faculty. This farm occupies 83 hectares of productive land.
  • The Department of Agricultural Engineering maintains a farm at Meewathura, by the Mahaweli River.


  • Agribusiness Centre (AbC)
  • Agricultural Biotechnology Centre (AgBC)
  • Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Study Centre
  • Soil Survey Laboratory & SRICANSOL Resource Centre


  1. ^ "History of the Faculty". University of Peradeniya. 2008. Retrieved 2011-01-08. 

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