Political Science has been in the main curriculum in the University
of Sri Jayewardenepura (Formerly known as Vidyodaya
University) since its establishment in 1959 and it has been one
of the most popular subjects among students, especially during
recent years. The Political Science programme had been offered
by the Department of Economics until a separate department,
Department of Political Science, was established in 2009.
The department offers BA (General) and BA (Special) Digree
Programmes in both Sinhala and English mediums.
The department has decided to convert the majority of its
course units into full-year (6-credit) course units from this year,
after observing the weaknesses of the prevalent system of three
credit course units. Therefore, the students of the Department of
Political Science will have more freedom and a friendlier learning
environment and moreover, year-round courses will lead them
to have deeper and long lasting knowledge.