University of Peradeniya

University Profile

University of Peradeniya strives to offer globally recognized knowledge and education to knowledge seekers at undergraduate, postgraduate and non-graduate levels and deliver education, training and research programs by conducting professional and curriculum-based teaching and learning and conduct high quality research for national, regional and global needs whilst maintaining highest levels of efficiency, effectiveness, integrity and transparency in contributing to the development of a knowledge-based society. The University of Peradeniya thrives to be a center of excellence in higher education with national, regional and global standing. The university values highest standard of teaching, learning & research with academic freedom, Integrity and transparency in all its functions and respects the cultural diversity.

The University of Peradeniya aims to provide quality and relevance in all undergraduate & postgraduate programs in the University, enhanced to achieve international recognition in Higher Education. Develop resources to enhance the quality of research contributing to the national and international requirements. The university also focuses on opportunities to increase a wider range of educational programs to contribute to the development of a knowledge- based society and generate physical and human resources to offer a conducive and aesthetic environment for academic enhancement.

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Dr. Walter Senevirathne

Dr. Walter Senevirathne is Senior Lecturer in Education and Physical Education in postgraduate and undergraduate Programs, Department of Education, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya (UOP) in Sri Lanka. He obtained his Bachelor of Science (Bio science) from University of Peradeniya; Masters of Philosophy (Physical Education) and PhD in Physical Education from UOP. His research interests include health related physical Fitness among secondary school children, Sports psychology, Recreational Games, Measurement and Evaluation, Curriculum Studies, Action Research in Education and Teacher Education.

Dr. Walter Senevirathne has been invited as a keynote/ symposium/invited speaker at various national and international conferences. To date, he has obtained 10 research grants as the principal or co-investigator. His academic work includes 20 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He was a former Rugby Football coach and administrator and Co-founder of the Central Province Schools Rugby Football Association in Sri Lanka and produced international level Rugby players.

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