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Welcome to the Department of Statistics

The Department of Statistics of the University of Colombo is the first 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 2021 marks a milestone in the history for the Department of Statistics by completing 20 years

Department of Statistics
University of Colombo
PO Box 1490
Colombo 00300
Sri Lanka

Phone : +94 011-259 0111
Email :
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Dr. Rushan A.B. Abeygunawardana
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International Conference in Data Science 2021

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Center for Data Science, 20th anniversary of the Department of Statistics and as part of the centenary celebration of the Faculty of Science, the Center for Data Science jointly with the Department of Statistics, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo has organized the first-ever Data Science Conference in Sri Lanka. This VIRTUAL CONFERENCE is scheduled to be held on 29th and 30th June 2021.

For more information visit, ICDS 2021 Official Website