Faculty of Agriculture & Plantation Management

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History & overview

The Faculty of Agriculture and Plantation Management (FAPM) was established in 1st October 1999, when the Wayamba Campus of the Rajarata University was elevated as the thirteenth national University of Sri Lanka as the Wayamba University. Then Faculty of Agricultural Sciences originally belonged to the Wayamba Campus evolved as the Faculty of Agriculture and Plantation Management and established on 25 acres of land at the former In-service Training Institute of the Department of Agriculture, at Makandura, in a rural agricultural setting bordering Negombo-Kurunegala (B 308) road.

The FAPM offers the B.Sc. (Agriculture) degree programme which is of four years duration. The current intake of students for this programme is 150. From 2014, a revised curriculum of the B.Sc. (Agriculture) is adopted to accommodate the new developments in the job market and students have the option of selecting seven specialized areas in four departments: Plantation Management, Horticulture and Landscape Gardening, Agribusiness Management and Biotechnology. The research project and the in-plant training, each of one- semester duration included in the curriculum provide an advantageous position for the graduates in the job market. The faculty also offers an external degree programme of three years duration i.e. B.Sc. (Plantation Management). This is a unique programme designed to fulfill the needs of the professionals in the plantation sector.

Vision of the Faculty:

Achieve excellence in agricultural education, research, technology, and training for developing human resources to meet regional, national and global needs.

Mission of the Faculty:
Develop innovative, skilled, trained manpower and their capabilities in Agriculture to fulfill national and global needs through undergraduate and postgraduate education, research, and outreach programmes.

Our Departments

Agribusiness Management

DABM was established on 1996 as an academic department in the FAPM with the intention of providing a quality education, capable of meeting the career aspirations of graduates and the needs of the local employers. 

Horticulture and Landscape Gardening

DHLG in general, encompasses the growing of fruits, vegetables for food production and flower and foliage plants to beautify the environment. 

Biosystems Engineering

With the rapid economic advancement, the country needs graduates with sound theoretical and practical knowledge and also with rigorous technical skills in environmental and biological systems.

Plantation Management

DPM is to provide the graduate with scientific knowledge and practical know-how in agronomic and manufacturing processes in plantation agriculture and inculcate managerial skills and confidence in decision making with respect to resource allocation in plantations.


Biotechnology is a broad discipline on technologies based on biology that improve human lives and health of the environment

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Dean’s Message

Prof. JC Edirisinghe,
Dean / FAPM

Here @ The Faculty of Agriculture and Plantation Management, we are committed to achieving excellence through student-centred teaching and a gamut of outcome-based pedagogies. Equipped with a wide array of programmes facilitated by a vibrant teaching-leaning environment, the best educators and welfare support, we are focused on enriching the student experience at the faculty. Strengthened with a highly trained staff who are equipped with state-of-the-art technologies and competent in modern and innovative methodologies, we take pride in developing the next generation of agricultural leaders and holistic agripreneurs with a sense of belonging, social responsibility and transversal abilities. Our alumni have made us proud with significant national and global contributions and accomplishments in a variety of fields. Through our research-led culture, innovations and strong industry and alumni networks, our highly dedicated staff are prepared to meet the needs of the country through community, national and global contributions with a clear vision for the future

Faculty of Agriculture and Plantation Management, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, Makandura, Gonawila (60170).

Tele :
+94312299704 (Office)
+94312299875 (Assit. Registrar)