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The Cultural Centre of the University of Ruhuna is devoted for promoting and facilitating creative and artistic talents of the university community and for uplifting academic work in the fields of Arts and Culture. The Cultural Centre comprises two sub sections namely the Aesthetic Unit and the Research Unit.

Aesthetic Unit offers following courses:



Oriental Music                       


Western Music                       

Paintings and Sculptures 

Students can get the registration for any of the above courses and no pre -requisites are required.

Major Areas of the Research Unit:

1.    Conducting research on literature, Folklore, Anthropology and Traditional Arts and Crafts.

2.    Publishing research and academic works

3.    Producing audio and video documentaries related to art and culture

Other Activities:

1.    Courses in Fine Arts for Members of the Academic and Non-academic Staff

         Painting and Sculpture

         Violin Music

         Eastern Classical Music

         Western Classical Music

         Literary Arts and Composition of Lyrics

         Upcountry Dance

         Low country Dance

         Upcountry Drumming

         Low country Drumming


        Acting and Theater

2.     Drama Festivals

3.     Film Festivals

4.     Annual Cultural Festival

5.     Traditional Cultural Festival

6.     Organizing seminars, lectures on culture and arts

Coordinator/ Cultural Center

Mr. AP Shanthasiri

BA, MPhil.  (Peradeniya)

Advisory Board

Prof. RM Ranaweera Banda

Dean/Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Prof. Saman Wimalasundera

Faculty of Medicine

Ven. Dr. Beligalle Dhammajoti

Department of Pali & Buddhist Studies

Dr EA Gamini Fonseka        


Dr. MG Vinitha Wickramasinghe

Department of Zoology

Dr. WTS Dammini Premachandra

Department of Zoology

Dr. PWA Perera

Faculty of Agriculture

Mr. NSBM Atapattu

Faculty of Agriculture

Mr. Jayantha Amarasinghe

Department of Sinhala

Ms. S Wijerathna

Department of Geography

Mr. Sugathapala Punchihewa

Department of Sinhala

Ms. SN Malkanthi

Faculty of Engineering

Mr. WD Prasad

Faculty of Engineering