In the inner circle of the University Coat of Arms, are the rising sun in the background with an opened book on it and in the bottom is the crescent. The rising sun is symbolic expression of the radiation and dissemination of knowledge. It also represents the east in which region the university is located. The opened book represents learning and the crescent is symbolic of Islamic Culture. The paddy gains on the outermost circle not only signifies prosperity but also the South Eastern region which is reputed for being the breadbasket of the country. The inner and outer circles in the Coat of Arms are symbolic of the unity of the country and the lion with a sword represents the Sri Lankan nation.