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Department of Commerce

Center of Excellence in Commerce Education

Department of Commerce was established in 1972 at the very outset of the Faculty of  Management Studies and Commerce. It offered the prestigious B.Com (special) degree in English medium. The Department of Commerce has recognized its strategic aspiration to be the Center of Excellence in Commerce education at the University level in Sri Lanka by producing competent graduates to enrich the Business and Commerce in Sri Lanka. Department endeavors to ensure the highest standard of learning, teaching, promotion of scholarship and research, and integration of theory and practice by encouraging and facilitating industrial placements in public and private sectors, and working closely with the corporate sector and wider civil society.

The aim of the Department is to be the vanguard of the Commerce and Management education in Sri Lanka. Our aim is to produce graduates with appropriate and sufficient managerial skill, knowledge and experience, who are competent to support and augment the economic development of the country by generating and imparting scientific knowledge with the aid of different and most relevant modes of delivery.

Our Strengths

· Internal and visiting academic staff with the highest academic qualifications and extensive exposure and experience.

· Over twenty five years of experience in teaching, learning and research in the field of Commerce

·  First ever Department in Commerce to be founded in the university system in Sri Lanka

· Being under a Faculty of high demand from the students qualifying G.C.E. Advanced Level in Commerce

·  First preference of the students selected to purse study program in Commerce

·  Strong rapport and professional links with the industry

·  Degree program with a fine blend of subjects covering wide spectrum

·  High incident of employability after graduation with least searching time for most graduates


 B.Com (General) External Degree Program

The department commenced an external degree program in Commerce for externally registered students and offered a four year B.Com (special) external degree program in 1975. Later in 1996, B.Com (special) external degree program was replaced by a three year general external degree program in Commerce including fifteen (15) subjects.

With the emerging requirements of the society particularly in higher education sector, the department identified that the program needed to shape and align with the emerging realities in wider society. The department revised existing degree program in 2012 and the revised curriculum consists of eighteen (18) compulsory courses and one (01) non-credit course. The department provides a highly reputed and successful B.Com (General) external degree program in Sinhala and English mediums.


Course Coordinator: Ms. Vilani Sachitra

Department of Commerce

Contact: 011 2758302 / vilani3164@gmail.com


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