Postgraduate Degrees by Research (M.Phil./Ph.D.)

Faculty of Applied Sciences, Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka offers postgraduate research degrees leading to the award of Degree of Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) and Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). The programs mainly involve research in a wide variety of disciplines.


MPhil Graduates of the Faculty


Board of Study-Life Sciences

  1. Ms. J.M.N.M. Jayasundara
  2. Mr. T. Lakkana
  3. Mr. C.H. Bandara

Prospective Students


We welcome your interest in the M.Phil/Ph.D. program at the Faculty of Applied Sciences, Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka. We encourage students from all backgrounds to apply if UWU is a good fit for your intellectual and professional goals. All are welcome to apply, without regard to citizenship, socioeconomic level, race, religion, gender identification, sexual orientation, disability, etc. We are certain that you will find us provide a stimulating and supportive environment for exciting research in a wide variety of fields. Our broad training will prepare you equally well for careers in industry as well as for academia.

Research Disciplines

  • Biotechnology
  • Computer Science
  • Environment Science
  • Forest Ecology
  • Material Science
  • Microbiology
  • Mineral Science
  • Nanotechnology
  • Natural Product Chemistry

Current Students

    • Ms. K. Thangavel
    • Ms. M. L. Rathnayake
    • Ms. V. M. R. Swarnamali
    • Mr. P. N. Dissanayaka
    • Mr. M. N. T. Nandasena
    • Mr. W. A. P. P. Christopher
    • Ms. M. D. M. Nayanakanthi
    • Dr. M. M. M. G. P. G. Manthilaka
    • Mr. D. S. Wijewardana
    • Ms. T. D. U. Wijewardhana
    • Ms. G. J. M. S. R. Jayasinghe
Mangala

Mrs. M.D. Mangala Nayanakanthi
BSc (Hons) in physics (USJ)
Master of Philosophy (reading )
Research Discipline: Energy Storage Technology

Christopher

Mr. W.A.P.P. Christopher
Bsc (Uva Wellassa University)
Master of Philosophy (2 years/ full time)
Research Discipline: Landslide characterization
for mitigation

Rajindra

Ms. V.M. Rajindra Swarnamali
BSc (Uva Wellassa University)
Master of Philosophy (2 years/full time)
Research Discipline: Mineral Science

I enrolled as a postgraduate student in materials physics at Faculty of Applied Sciences, UWU in pursuit of a career in academic research. My interest is on rechargeable battery technology in the field of materials physics and very much enjoying research. Laboratories equipped with modern high-tech instruments and proper guidance help me to accomplishment of research activities of M.Phil degree. My fascination with research will provide me with the necessary ambition to success in M.Phil programme at UWU, while my extensive coursework and research preparation will provide me with the necessary skills to succeed in the postgraduate program. Finally I would like to express my gratitude to Dr. H. M. J. C. Pitawala and Prof. J. L. Rathnesekara, my supervisors for their patient guidance, encouragement and useful critiques in keeping my progress on schedule.

I consider myself privileged to have the opportunity to carry out my postgraduate research in my alma mater where I earned my Bachelors. The familiar surroundings and facilities made the environment conducive towards my studies and pushes me to test my limits in the field of research. Furthermore, the reputation of the university and the intellectuals was favorable in securing collaborations with government organizations such as Geological Survey and Mines Bureau and National Building Research Organization. I would like to appreciate and thank all the members of the Faculty Higher Degree Committee for the prompt behavior in administration and documentation which surely would pave the way towards timely completion of our research studies. Hoping to successfully complete my studies in due time to build my career as a lecturer in UWU.

I am so privileged to have been enrolled for an MPhil degree at UWU as a postgraduate student and the knowledge expansion as a researcher is the best achievement of my academic life. The perfect environment of UWU facilitates high-tech laboratories that have made my research activities smooth. The outcome of my MPhil degree focuses on the value addition to Sri Lankan mineral resources thus strengthening the vision of UWU. The innovative products through value addition directly address the local and foreign industry hence opening new pathways for career opportunities. I am so honored to have been supervised by experts in  research field and I take this opportunity to pay gratitude to my supervisors, Dr. T. H. N. G. Amaraweera, Dr. M. M. S. N. Premetilake, Dr. H. W. M. A. C. Wijayasinghe, and Dr. N. W. B. Balasooriya for being the massive pillars of success behind this research study.

Faculty Higher Degrees Committee

Chairperson/ Board of Study Life Sciences

Prof. Pamoda B. Ratnaweera

Department of Science and Technology
Faculty of Applied Sciences,
Uva Wellassa University,
Passara Road, Badulla.

Email : pamoda@uwu.ac.lk, pamoda.b@gmail.com
Phone: (+94) 55 355 9113 (Department)
Phone: (+94) 55 222 6673 (Faculty)

Chairperson/Board of Study Physical Sciences

Prof. Sandya Kumari

Department of Science and Technology
Faculty of Applied Sciences,
Uva Wellassa University,
Passara Road, Badulla.

Email : sandya@uwu.ac.lk
Phone: (+94) 55 355 9113 (Department)
Phone: (+94) 55 222 6673 (Faculty)

Chairman/Board of Study Computer Sciences

Dr. Jayalath Ekanayaka

Department of Computer Science and Informatics,
Faculty of Applied Sciences,
Uva Wellassa University,
Passara Road, Badulla.

Email : jayalath@uwu.ac.lk
Phone: (+94) 55 355 6669 (Department)
Phone: (+94) 55 222 6673 (Faculty)

Chairman/Board of Study Earth Sciences

Dr. Nishantha Attanayaka

Department of Earth Sciences
Faculty of Applied Sciences,
Uva Wellassa University,
Passara Road, Badulla.

Email : attanayake@uwu.ac.lk
Phone: (+94) 55 355 9113 (Department)
Phone: (+94) 55 222 6673 (Faculty)

Secretary/Boards of Study

Mr. E. Basnagala

Assistant Registrar,
Faculty of Applied Sciences,
Uva Wellassa University,
Passara Road, Badulla.

Email : eranga@uwu.ac.lk
Phone: (+94) 55 222 6673