This prospectus is published for the new entrants to the Faculty of Arts intake 2015/2016 for academic year 2016/2017, University of Colombo. It provides undergraduates with information on the academic programme for the first year, Study Streams, the Course Unit System, examination procedures, scholarships and prizes, and facilities and services available in the Faculty of Arts. You are advised to read this prospectus carefully. If you need clarification on any subject dealt with in this prospectus, or any other information, you should not hesitate to contact the relevant officers and authorities in the Faculty of Arts. Information on academic staff members contained in this prospectus reflects the situation as at 31 December 2016.