The Department of Statistics of the University of Colombo is the only statistics department in a faculty of science in a Sri Lankan University. It has a rich history of teaching, research, and consulting, spanning over several decades. The department is a small cohesive unit with a supportive atmosphere.
The vision of the department is to produce quality graduates who are employable and capable of using statistics in many fields, and also able to do research for the development of its own discipline as well as in other disciplines. The department’s graduates are in demand in the job market and have attained levels of recognition at many universities, research institutions, and corporations.
Our programs give a solid foundation in statistics and computational skills with an introduction to different fields of applications. The year 2011 marks a milestone in the history for the Department of Statistics by completing 10 years and the department is currently in the process of organizing a series of events to commemorate this occasion.