Peradeniya University

University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, 20400, Sri Lanka

The University of Peradeniya has a University tradition commencing from the inception of the University of Ceylon in 1942. Located in one of the most picturesque settings touching the lower slopes of the lush Hantana mountain range and by the banks of the Mahaweli river it spans 700 hectares and hosts nine faculties and four postgraduate institutes. Sir Ivor Jennings the first Vice-Chancellor, on his first visit to the campus site in 1944 with the site plan of the architect Sir Patrick Abercrombie's, has written, "No University in the world would have such a setting". The grand university buildings are inspired by traditional Sri Lankan architecture and it’s elements and compliments generously to the beauty of the this grand institution.

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