Carrier Guidance


Career guidance for undergraduates in universities has been recognized as a matter of policy by the Government of Sri Lanka. At the University of Ruhuna, the Career Guidance Unit was set up in March 2000 to provide career guidance services to the undergraduates. Since then, the unit has organized various types of events including workshops and training sessions to develop the attitudes and skills of the undergraduates to motivate them perform smart and manage their academic life and personal life.

Meanwhile, many training sessions are being regularly conducted to make them ready for the industry and be best suited to capitalize the career opportunities in the industry. The unit has developed a wide range of network and industry links with many private sector organizations and government institutions to facilitate productive interaction between the undergraduates and such institutions with the purpose of providing industrial training and career opportunities for the benefits of the undergraduates.

The staff of Career Guidance Unit

This unit compromises of a Director, Faculty Career Advisors and Career Guidance Counselors as mentioned below.

Dr. Thusitha Gunawardana
Senior Lecturer
Faculty career advisor, FAHS
Dr. Sewwandi Subasinghe
Senior Lecturer
Department Pharmacy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
Mobile – 0714230898
Faculty Career Counsellor
Ms.Vindya Welihena
BMS (Hons.) OUSL, Dip. In Mgmt-OUSL, Ad.Cer in Counselling Psychology
Mobile – 077-3838663
Other Career Guidance Counsellors
Mrs. Sujeewa Dilrukshi Vidanagamage
BA (Hons), MA (Sociology), PGD (Counseling), Dip. In Coun.(IPC). MPC
Tel. Office: 041-2222681, Ext: 2132, Mobile: 071 4475666
Mrs. Pubudu Mallawarachchi
B.Sc.(Hons) (Ruhuna), Dip in Counseling (Ruhuna), Industrial Training (Korea)
Tel. Office: 041-2222681, Ext: 2132, Mobile: 071 8359365
Email  –
Ms. R.M.A.S. Rathnayaka
BA (Image Art), Dip. In Career Guidance, Dip. In Photography
Tel. Office: 041-2222681, Ext: 2132, Mobile: 071-0473119
Mr. W.P. Nilanka Srinath
Mobile – 071 4395787
Computer Application Assistant
Mr. N.B.R. Madhushanka
Office Assistant
Mr. R. Wasantha


Special programmes conducted by the Career Guidance Unit for the students is catering to the students with many interesting and worthwhile programmes to groom students as well demanded citizens by the corporate sector. There are different programs offered time to time as:

  • Certificate Course in Soft Skills development
  • Outbound and leadership training sessions
  • Table etiquettes and etiquette training sessions
  • Art/drama therapies and photography for personal development
  • Personal branding and business etiquettes sessions
  • Career Fair in supporting students’ internships and employment opportunities
  • Industry forums
  • Workshops for professional CV writing and mock interview rounds
  • Career related personalized counseling
  • Various Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects

Despite of the above, there are many more attractive opportunities for the students who wish to work with the University Career Guidance Unit. The students are warmly welcome to the unit or contact faculty coordinator to get frequent updates about the on-going programs