UCR was established under the legal provisions provided by the clause 5(e) of the University of Vocational Technology Act No.31 of 2008. The UCR is operating under an Ordinance made by Board of Governors of the University of Vocational Technology (UVT) in aligning with the section 20 of aforesaid Act. Accordingly, UCR is operating as an autonomous body with Administrative and Financial powers.


“The most sought after provider of education in tertiary and vocational training with direction and dedication”.


  • To provide the best training opportunities for our students
  • To inculcate a research culture concerning industrial innovation in order to facilitate a fully-fledged workforce
  • To address demands and issues caused by rapidly changing social, economic and technological trends in education and training


Message from the CEO/Director


“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”  – Nelson Mandela

It is deemed virtuous to serve seekers of knowledge and as educators, it is in the ethos at University College to empower every learner who chooses to enter our portals. Driven by our founding philosophy of ‘Knowledge is power’, we believe in building a community of perpetual learners by enabling them to look beyond their abilities and achieve what they assumed impossible.

For any University college, the structure of excellence lies in the transitional abilities of its faculty.  I’m always in awe of the efforts that our academic board puts in to develop the team of subject matter experts at University College Ratmalana,  It may understand our core vision of empowering our future generation to be Vocationally, ethically, morally and intellectually elite. They practice the art of teaching with a student-centered and transformational approach. The excellent infrastructure at the University College, both educational and extra-curricular, magnificently demonstrates the importance of ambiance in facilitating focused learning for our student.

I invite you to prepare yourself for the opportunities of the new millennium at our institute, with its mix of academic offerings and qualifications in established as well as emerging areas.I feel we have learned well to provide an optimum mix of competitive academic inputs, open-mindedness, and learner-focused setup. It is, therefore, very essential that you choose a program, which meets your aptitude, capability, and capacity.

In today’s transcending world, the function of education has changed from teaching to learning which casts a mutual responsibility upon the institution as well as students to make education a cannon loaded with power and progress.

I would like to express my great appreciation to the “Board of Management” for the benefits which it brings to the University College and to the wider community.

Welcome to University College Ratmalana – we have set for ourselves a high benchmark, not just in terms of academic standards, but also in transparency, accountability, and governance to serve as an essential stepping stone to a fulfilling life and career.

Malinda Wijenayake

CEO/ Director

University College Ratmalana