South Eastern University of Sri Lanka

The South Eastern University of Sri Lanka (SEUSL) was first established as the South Eastern University College of Sri Lanka and commenced to function from 27th July 1995. It was then upgraded to the status of a fully-fledged university, SEUSL, from 15th May 1996. There are six faculties in SEUSL. The Faculties of Arts and Culture, Management and Commerce, Islamic Studies and Arabic, Engineering and Technology are located in the main campus at Oluvil while the Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAS), established in 1997, is located at Sammanthurai.

"An internationally renowned center in South Asia for higher learning and innovations in sciences, technologies and humanities".

"To provide expanded opportunities for higher learning of international standards through generation and dissemination of knowledge and innovations focused on regional and national needs, social harmony and stakeholders’ empowerment and satisfaction".

About the Faculty of Applied Sciences

The FAS consists of three departments, namely Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences and Mathematical Sciences and offers undergraduate programs in Biological Sciences and Physical Sciences. Three year General degrees and four year Special degrees in Applied Biology, Applied Statistics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics are offered. In addition, a four year degree in Applied Sciences is also obtainable.

Our main objectives are to:

  • Be Innovative in Undergraduate Teaching and Learning,
  • Strengthen Research and Graduate Programmes,
  • Enhance the employability of graduates through developing English language, IT skills, soft skills and promoting ethnic cohesion,
  • Be a centre of excellence in the region for community and resource development,
  • Capitalize on Globalization of Education.

These objectives are integrated with the outcomes of the SEUSL Corporate Plan. The faculty plans to introduce a number of new initiatives to achieve the above objectives. The proposed new initiatives include: comprehensive curriculum revisions in all subjects; creating opportunities for enhancement of professional skills of students; efforts to increase research activities; increasing graduate enrolment and strengthening relationships with industries, local and foreign universities.

"To be a world renowned knowledge hub in sciences".

"To produce competitive, creative and skilled human resources through quality undergraduate and graduate science programmes, generate knowledge through research and impact development through outreach programmes in keeping with local and global timely needs".

Graduate Profile


Knowledgeable person in pure & applied sciences and an expert in one subject or a thorough knowledge in selected subjects.
Demonstrates knowledge and skills of the scientific method, science concepts, theories, generalizations, modern methodologies in research, handling modern sophisticated equipment and applying them to scientific investigations and contemporary scientific topics.

Understands the importance of acquiring new knowledge coupled with a commitment to lifelong learning and research.
Demonstrate high standards of performance.

Open minded, intellectual approach to other disciplines, curiosity to understand links between disciplines and a curiosity-driven pursuit for knowledge.

Critical thinker - able to make informed decisions based on analysis, logic and consultation.
Locate, manage and use informational and technological resources for data gathering, data processing/analysis and communication.
An entrepreneur.

Able to innovate and adapt to achieve the best results.


Team player:
Able to work in teams both as a leader and as a member.

Collaborative worker:
Demonstrates communication skills and commitment in pursuing group goals and purposes.

Self-motivated with a proactive approach to work and ability to work independently.

Willing to take responsibility for his/ her own actions.

Hardworking nature combined with good work ethics.

Self confident with the ability to take correct decisions.

Quality contributor:
Contributes to the development of quality ideas, products and performance through learning, talent, creativity, flexibility, critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Effective communicator:
Gathers, analyzes and synthesises information and communicates effectively and appropriately to a given audience.


Sense of community:
Awareness of responsibilities as a member of the community and able to make a positive contribution to the community.

Cultural awareness:
Awareness of own culture while having an appreciation and tolerance of other cultures.

Ethical and respectful citizen:
Acts in caring, principled and responsible ways, respecting the diversity, gender, age, race, ability and cultural heritage of all people and the rights of others to hold different ideas and beliefs.
Understands the social, economical and cultural context of the discipline and be a responsible citizen to the society and nation.

Democratic participant:
As a local and a global citizen, makes knowledgeable decisions and take actions considering the needs of others, historical values and in accordance with the principles, laws, rights and responsibilities of democracy.

Self-directed individual:
Displays strong work ethics with right attitudes, initiative, responsibility and a commitment to lifelong learning in pursuit of personal and career goals.
Demonstrates self-discipline, commendability commitment and self-evaluation in completing responsibilities.