Welcome to the Department of Sinhala at University of Colombo. Established in 1944, the Department is the oldest Sinhala department in the Sri Lankan University system.
The courses offered by the department provide depth in the traditional areas of language literature and related fields.
Both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes leading to BA, BA (Hons), MA, MPhil and PhD degrees in Sinhala language, Linguistics, Literature & Literature Criticism, Folklore and Classical Sinhala Studies are offered. Our faculty members are involved in teaching and research in diverse areas of the above fields. The department also provides structured and tailored services to industry and other institutions.