Three Sri Lankan universities are appeared among the top 2,000 universities in 2023 / 2024 global university rankings according to the latest university rankings released. The government’s objective is to add more local universities among the top 2,000 universities list in the world.

“Webometrics” new university ranking released. Webometrics released 2023 Sri Lankan state & Private Universities, Campuses and Higher Education Institutes World Rankings new edition.

According to the newly released 2023 edition, Colombo University has again become Sri Lanka’s best university again passing Peradeniya University. Colombo university is ranked 1485 th place in the world. Few years ago, Colombo University and Moratuwa university dominated the point tables but last three years Peradeniya campus topped the ranking table.

This year Peradeniya University secured second place while Sri Jayewardenepura University listed as 3rd place. Moratuwa University ranked as number 4th. Ruhuna Campus dropped to number 5 & Kelaniya University dropped to No: 6th place while Rajarata University jumped to 7th Place. Jaffna University has ranked as 8th Place.

When compared to world ranking, we are still far away (1485) but not improved than last year.

Sri Lanka University Rankings 2023 – 2024

Sri Lanka Ranking  World RankUniversity Name and Website
11485University of Colombo
21885University of Peradeniya
31944University of Sri Jayewardenepura
42219University of Moratuwa
52336University of Ruhuna
62971University of Kelaniya
73020Rajarata University
83633University of Jaffna
94379Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
104590Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
114621Eastern University of Sri Lanka
125140Open University of Sri Lanka
136657Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology
147267General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University
157311Uva Wellassa University
167709South Eastern University of Sri Lanka
1711448National Institute of Fundamental Studies Sri Lanka
1811944International Institute of Health Sciences
1912443National Institute of Education Sri Lanka
2012510Industrial Technology Institute
2113253Informatics Institute of Technology Sri Lanka
2213348Sri Lanka Technological Campus
2313516NSBM Green University
2414608CINEC Campus
2514841ESOFT Metro Campus
2615384National Institute of Business Management
2715491University of the Visual & Performing Arts
2815680Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education
2916325SLIIT Academy
3016804Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Sri Lanka
3117309Horizon Campus
3217389ANC Education
3317866Australian College of Business and Technology
3419259Arthur C Clarke Institute of Modern Technologies
3519322Buddhist & Pali University of Sri Lanka
3619322University of Vocational Technology Ratmalana
3719621Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration Colombo
3819759Sri Lanka Institute of Architects
3920233Royal Institute of Colombo
4020581American College of Higher Education
4120581Ocean University of Sri Lanka
4220670IDM University
4320853BMS Business Management School
4421409Sri Lanka Press Institute
4521581Aquinas College of Higher Studies Colombo
4621680Institute of Engineering Technology
4721989IDM Nations Campus
4822404Imperial Institute of Higher Education
4922855Kaatsu International University Sri Lanka
5022910Nawaloka College of Higher Studies
5123507National Institute of Social Development
5223575Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka
5324503Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy SIBA
5424671Saegis Campus
5525484Northshore College
5627182(1) Nagananda International Institute for Buddhist Studies
5727890(3) Postgraduate Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences University of Peradeniya
5829228IESL College of Engineering
5929228IUHS Campus

* Lower is better