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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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The Center for Data Science jointly with the Department of Statistics, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo is organizing the second international Data Science conference in Sri Lanka.

The International Conference in Data Science (ICDS 2023) will be held on 19th and 20th December 2023 as a hybrid conference under the theme “Data Science in the Age of Artificial Intelligence”.