Two Sri Lankan universities are appeared among the top 1,000 universities in global university rankings according to the latest university rankings released. The government’s objective is to add more local universities among the top 1,000 universities list in the world.

As part of Sri Lanka’s aim to become a knowledge hub for Asia, Sri Lanka has 2 universities in the overall “Times Higher Education” World University Rankings. The TOP highest-ranking university in Sri Lanka is University of Peradeniya, which is ranked at number 401–500 range while University of Colombo ranked at 1001+range.

Peradeniya University has been included for the first time in the prestigious The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020, with a ranking between 401-500. The Rankings include 1,400 universities in 92 countries. The rankings, released, placed the University of Colombo at 1,001, which was last year in the 801-1000 category. These are the only two Sri Lankan universities in the list, which placed the University of Oxford, UK at the number one position.

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Meanwhile “Webometrics” new university ranking released. Webometrics also released 2021 /2022 Sri Lankan state & Private Universities, Campuses and Higher Education Institutes World Rankings new edition.

According to the newly released 2021 / 2022 edition, Colombo University has again become Sri Lanka’s best university again passing Peradeniya University. Colombo university is ranked 1692 th place in the world. Few years ago, Colombo University and Moratuwa universitiy dominated the point tables but last three years Peradeniya campus topped the ranking table.

This year Peradeniya Uni secured second place while Ruhuna University listed as 3rd place. Kelaniya University number 4th. Moratuwa Campus dropped to number 5 & Sri Jayewardene University (Japura Campus) dropped to No: 6th place while Kelaniya University jumped to 4th Place. Jaffna University has ranked as 7th Place.

When compared to world ranking, we are still far away (1692) but improved than last year.