Ratnapura regional centre is one of the premier educational institutes in the Sabaragamuwa province. The centre nestled in the heart of ancient city of gems, blessed by the sacred Sri Pada (Adams peak). The name ‘Ratnapura’ means the “city of gems” which is the centre of precious stone mining. A unique variety of gems are produced such as Rubies, sapphires, Topaz, tourmalines, Zircon etc. Gem mining is the main income generation of the area. The sacred Sri Pada/Adam’s Peak adds value to Ratnapura. The city is located in the south-western part of Sri Lanka, the so-called wet zone. Sinharaja Forest Reserve listed as UNESCO world heritage site, Udawalawe National Park, Kitulgala are especially popular among tourists.

The centre was established in 1996 as a study centre and upgraded to a regional centre in September 2017. Since its inception the centre caters for the educational needs of regional community. Hundreds of students in and around Ratnapura as well as from distance places like Rakwana, Godakawela, Niwithigala, Kalawana, Balangoda are getting benefitted by our academic programmes. Our staff is always willing to provide the best student support services. We offer variety of programmes starting with Certificate level programmes and leading to the Postgraduate level. Many of the programmes of all five faculties are available at the centre. The centre determined to become a fully equipped academic institute in near future by further enhancing its’ physical and human resources.

Rathnapura Regionla Centre

Map Ratnapura

Faculty of HSS

    • LLB Degree Programme
    • BA Degree in Social Sciences
    • Advance Diploma in Youth in Development Work
    • Advance Cert. in English for professional & Business Communication (Stage I/Stage II)
    • Tamil Programme (Beginner/ Basic)
    • Advance Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
    • Foundation in Engineering/Science

Faculty of Education

    • Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Sinhala & Tamil medium)
    • Certificate in Pre School Education

Faculty of Engineering

    • Bachelor of Technology in Engineering (several Day Schools of Level 3)
    • Computer Literacy Programme

Short Courses

    • Effective Use of AutoCAD for Engineering Drawing
    • Human Resource Management
    • Listening & Speech (English)
  • Lecture Room 1 (Seating capacity: 45 ,Multimedia available)
  • Lecture Room 2 (Seating Capacity: 42 ,Multimedia available)
  • Lecture room 3 (Seating capacity: 18 ,Multimedia available)
  • Lecture room 4 (Seating capacity: 15 ,Multimedia available)
  • Engineering Drawing Room (Seating capacity: 20 ,Multimedia & drawing instruments available)
  • Examination hall/ Auditorium (For examinations seating capacity: 50 ,Auditorium seating capacity: 100)
  • Computer Lab (Capacity: 18 students)
ADAssistant Director
Dr. (Mrs.) Nilusha Wanigasekara
Phone : 045 2228660
Fax : 045 2228660
Email : adrat@ou.ac.lk
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