The vision of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) is based on the purpose of education from ancient times: Natthi vijjaa Sama.m pa~n~naa (Pali), ‘there is no power comparable to knowledge’ or ipsa scientia potestas est [Latin] ‘knowledge is power.’ Therefore, FGS envisages that its graduates will have the knowledge to wield power in different spheres and make the world a better place, through their dedication to research, openness to new ideas, and mastery of analytical skills.



The mission of the Faculty of Graduate Studies is to encourage research and dissemination of knowledge at postgraduate level. FGS works with academic staff, students and administrative staff in all the Faculties of the University of Kelaniya to promote excellence in postgraduate education. Postgraduate education at the University of Kelaniya is a shared experience. FGS works together with academic departments across the university to provide graduate programs at Master’s, MPhil, and PhD levels to create a dynamic intellectual climate for its students.