The Department of Political Science and Public Policy is a relatively new academic department in the University of Colombo. It was established in October 2001 by bifurcating the Department of History and Political Science. The Department’s vision is “Cultivating Critical Knowledge for Constructive Social and Political Change.” Currently, Mr. Mahesh Senanayake serves as the Head of the Department.

The Department conducts undergraduate programs in Sinhalese and Tamil medium. English medium students are encouraged to write their examinations, assignments etc. in the English medium. We collaborate with the Department of Sociology, Department of History, and Department of International Relations in offering some of our course modules.