New university rankings are released. Sri Lanka has 2 universities in the overall “Times Higher Education” World University Rankings. The TOP highest-ranking university in Sri Lanka is University of Peradeniya, which is ranked at number 401–500 range. University of Colombo 1001+.

Peradeniya University has been included for the first time in the prestigious The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020, with a ranking between 401-500. The Rankings include 1,400 universities in 92 countries.

The rankings, released, placed the University of Colombo at 1,001, which was last year in the 801-1000 category. These are the only two Sri Lankan universities in the list, which placed the University of Oxford, UK at the number one position.

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Meanwhile “Webometrics” new university ranking released. Webometrics also released 2020 /2021 Sri Lankan state & Private Universities, Campuses and Higher Education Institutes World Rankings new edition.

According to the newly released 2020 / 2021 edition, Peradeniya University has become Sri Lanka’s best university again passing Colombo University. Peradeniya university is ranked 1896 th place in the world. Few years ago, Colombo University and Moratuwa universitiy dominated the point tables but last three years Peradeniya campus topped the ranking table.

Colombo Uni secured second place while Moratuwa University listed as 3rd place. Ruhuna dropped to number 4 & Sri Jayewardene University (Japura Campus) dropped to No: 6th place while Kelaniya University jumped to 5th Place. Jaffna University has ranked as 7th Place.

When compared to world ranking, we are still far away (1896) but improved than last year.

Sri Lanka University Rankings 2020/ 2021 edition released.

SL RankingWorld RankUniversity Name
11896University of Peradeniya
22113University of Colombo
32189University of Moratuwa
42504University of Ruhuna
52743University of Kelaniya
62808University of Sri Jayewardenepura
74128University of Jaffna
84227Rajarata University
94460Open University of Sri Lanka
104609Sabaragamuwa University
115303Eastern University of Sri Lanka
125528Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology
136778General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University
147902South Eastern University of Sri Lanka
158019National Institute of Fundamental Studies Sri Lanka
168171Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
179783Uva Wellassa University
1810406Industrial Technology Institute
1913519ESOFT Metro Campus
2013951National Institute of Education Sri Lanka
2115022University of the Visual & Performing Arts
2215524National Institute of Business Management
2315556Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Sri Lanka
2415680Informatics Institute of Technology Sri Lanka
2516255(3) Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture University of Peradeniya
2616756Colombo International Nautical and Engineering College
2717640Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education
2817783Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration Colombo
2917972Arthur C Clarke Institute of Modern Technologies
3018326Sri Lanka Institute of Architects
3118534University of Vocational Technology Ratmalana
3218542Horizon Campus
3318661ANC Education
3418927Buddhist & Pali University of Sri Lanka
3519159IDM University
3619232American College of Higher Education
3719474NSBM Green University Town
3819481South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine Malabe
3919496Sri Lanka Press Institute
4019626Australian College of Business and Technology
4120052BMS Business Management School
4220798Kaatsu International University Sri Lanka
4321091Institute of Engineering Technology
4421333Royal Institute of Colombo
4522154International Institute of Health Sciences
4622678Imperial Institute of Higher Education
4722689Aquinas College of Higher Studies Colombo
4823266Sri Lanka Technological Campus
4923602Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka
5024249IDM Nations Campus
5124330Northshore College
5224340Ocean University of Sri Lanka
5324914(3) Postgraduate Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences University of Peradeniya
5425082Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy SIBA
5526056Nagananda International Institute for Buddhist Studies
5626431Hardy University College Ampara
5726744National Institute of Social Development
5826988IESL College of Engineering
5927868IUHS Campus
6028175Slintec Academy
6128434SLIIT Academy
Sri Lanka University Rankings 2020 /2021 Edition

Sri Lanka government has allowed foreign university students to apply for state universities. Travel and tourism sector is developing in Sri Lanka. Recently Sri Lanka has won many awards and achievements in year 2020 and 2019.



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