Activities pertaining to sports and recreation are conducted by the Department of Physical Education. The Department is advised by a sports advisory board, which consists of officials of the department and two academics from each of the faculties. Whenever necessary, external assistance is sought for coaching on part time basis.
There are numerous student sports activities organized by the Department of Physical Education, including both indoor and outdoor sports. A gymnasium with training facilities is located in the Wellamadama University Complex for indoor sports and it is open for the students after 10.00 a.m. on weekdays up to 7.00 p.m. The department has well equipped Strength Training Hall to develop the Physical Fitness for specially Sportsmen/women and other students.
There are annual sports events such as Inter-Faculty and Inter-University tournaments. In addition, Sri Lanka University Games (SLUG) is held at a selected University once in three years. Students are able to participate in the World University Games and Asian University Championships, which are held once in two years. At the end of each two years, Colours Award Ceremony is held and those who excel in these sports activities at Inter University tournaments and meets are awarded colours.
The University provides several facilities for those who participate in sports events. Sports goods are freely available to students who participate in Inter University tournaments/meets and also for practice sessions. A subsistence of Rs. 250.00 is paid per day when a student participates in an event held outside the University. For team events, the required clothing is provided for students at half-price. For practice sessions of Inter University Champianships, the University provides an allowance of Rs.25.00 per day per student to have a nourishment.
We are offering two academic course units for second year students named "Physical Fitness & Health Man- agement" (15 hrs of theory and 30 hrs of practical) and "Health Related Physical Fitness and Welness" (60 hrs of practicle).