Rajarata University of Sri Lanka

The Faculty of Agriculture was initiated in 2001 with the aim of developing sustainable agricultural systems particularly focused on the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka by utilizing rural farm settings and natural resources effectively. To achieve this goal, Faculty of Agriculture offers a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (B.Sc. (Agric.) as a special degree, which is a four-year degree programme.

The Bachelor degree programme comprises of semester-based evaluations that consist of eight semesters, during which different courses are offered by the four departments. These four departments are, Agricultural Engineering and Soil Science (ES), Agricultural Systems (AS), Animal and Food Sciences (AF) and Plant Sciences (PS).


Faculty of Agriculture envisions to be a dynamic , innovative and renowned center for excellence in agriculture.


Mission of the Faculty of Agriculture is to produce innovative and dynamic graduates with sound knowledge and requisite skills towards achieving a sustainable development in Agriculture,through creating a conductive environment for teaching ,learning ,research and dissemination of knowledge


Dr. G.V.T.V. Weerasooriya

B.Sc (Agric) (Ruhuna) Sri Lanka, M.Phil. (P'deniya) Sri Lanka, PhD.(P'deniya) Sri Lanka

P: +94 252 221 610

F: +94 252 221 610

E: dean@agri.rjt.ac.lk

News Highlights

31 October 2022

Short Course in Organic Farming

01 September 2022

Deadline extended up to 01st Sep 2022. Call for Applications - Short Course in Agri-enterprise development

16 August 2022

Commencement of Academic Activities for 2020/2021, Faculty of Agriculture, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka

02 September 2022

Short Course in Introduction to Python Programming

01 September 2022

Short Course in Food Processing Technology

31 August 2022

Call for Applications for Postgraduate Programmes - Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Development Deadline extended up to 15.10.2022

15 July 2022

Applications are open throughout the year for Postgraduate Programme - MPhil by Research in Agriculture

31 August 2022

Call for Applications for Postgraduate Programmes - Master of Agriculture Deadline extended up to 15.10.2022

15 July 2022

IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) Webinar

31 July 2022

Short Course - Department of Agricultural Systems

30 June 2022

Short Course on Dairy Product Processing

19 August 2022


30 April 2022

SLJAE calls for applications for the next issue

18 March 2022

Agro Entrepreneurial Experience Sharing Forum 2022

13 March 2022

Short Course on Post-Harvest Technology and Agricultural Food Crops

27 December 2021

Mindspark English e-magazine: Volume I Issue II

08 October 2021

Agro-Entrepreneurial Experience Sharing Forum

09 April 2021

Opening ceremony of Technology Incubation Center at Rajarata University of Sri Lanka

11 March 2020

Inauguration Ceremony for new entrants (2018/2019)