Message from the Department Head..

It is my honour to welcome you to the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Technology of Wayamba University of Sri Lanka. The Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Technology started its functions in year 2018 and has developed its human and other resources to a remarkable state within a few years. At present, the maximum of 40 undergraduate students are admitted to the Department each year.

The Department offers the Bachelor of Engineering Technology Honours in Mechanical and Manufacturing Technology. The degree program mainly covers the technology and engineering subject areas of mechanical, manufacturing, and automobile. The degree also covers many other knowledge areas such as management, computing, and soft skill development in order to create marketable graduates.

The discipline of mechanical and manufacturing technology belongs to one of the broadest engineering disciplines in the world. It includes a number of subject areas that are common to other study streams and therefore the Department runs its degree program in collaboration with the Department of Construction Technology and the Department of Electrotechnology by sharing some common Course modules.

The Department has developed the resources to train undergraduates with modern technologies and design tools such as computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufacturing (CAM). Its laboratories are equipped with modern and sophisticated design software and manufacturing capabilities for students to develop skills and hands on experience during their undergraduate period. The course module related to automobile technology and modern vehicle technology provide students with exposure to present and future vehicle technology trends.

Students of the Department are given various opportunities to acquire additional qualifications and credentials in order to be competitive in the job market by the time of graduation. The Department also encourages students to develop entrepreneurship and leadership skills in order to prepare for leading roles in the society.

The Department promotes students to build a close relationship with the staff in order to receive full benefits of their free education opportunity. Volunteer learning and training opportunities at the laboratory available on demand. The comprehensive student handbook available in the Faculty website gives a complete information on the degree program and the facilities.

Finally I thank you for visiting our Department website and I invite you to contact us if you need any further information. You will be updated on our journey forward through our webpage.

Degree Programmes


The Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Technology in Wayamba University of Sri Lanka commenced its journey in  2018 and is located at Kuliyapitya premises of the University. 

The Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Technology offers the Bachelor of Engineering Technology Honours (BETHons) degree with the duration of four academic years (Level 1 – 4). The undergraduate degree programme is designed with a minimum of 120 credits and placed at level 6 of the Sri Lanka Qualification Framework (SLQF). Each academic year normally consists of two semesters (Semester I and II). The medium of instruction is English. The Department is currently working towards meeting the accreditation requirements by the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL), according to the Sydney Accord for Engineering Technologists.

The degree programme consists of theory course units, practical course units, group design projects, individual research projects and industrial training etc. The individual research project should be started during the industrial training period and completed by the end of Level 4 Semester II. The Department updates the curriculum based on the industry requirements and also directs students for entrepreneurship.

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Physics Laboratory

The Engineering Physics laboratory provides students with opportunities to perform engineering physics experiments.


Manufacturing Laboratory

A modern Manufacturing Laboratory has a CNC Milling machine and a 3D Printer for academic activities and student projects.

Drawing office

Engineering Drawing office facilitates students to practice engineering drawings.


The workshop facilities cover heavy machine equipment such as Lathe, Milling, Shaping, Welding, Fitting and Carpentry equipment. The facilities are used for mandatory practical class and are also available for students on request to practice freely and to use for their projects. Non – academic staff is available for students to get access and help for using the facilities with the approval from the Head of the Department

Student’s Project room

There is a dedicated project room for students to work after hours on their projects. The facilities are available on request at least by 5 students at a time.

Academic Staff

Dr. Manjula Wicramasinghe

Head of the Department, Senior Lecturer Gr. 1
Ph.D. (2012) (Texas Tech University)

M.Sc. (2008) (Texas Tech University)

M.Phil. (2006) (University of Peradeniya)

B.Sc.Eng. (Hons) (2001) (University of Peradeniya)

Mr. Manoj Priyankara

Lecturer (Probationary)
MSc. (Eng.) – Sustainable Manufacturing: Reading

BSc. (Eng.) – Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Ruhuna: 2018


Mr. Kapila Elkaduwe

Lecturer (Probationary)
M.Phil.(Reading) (University of Peradeniya)

 B.Tech. (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (MNNIT Allahabad, India)

Mr. Pasan Sanjeeva

Lecturer (Probationary)
B.Sc.Eng. (Hons) (University of Moratuwa)

Mr. Lakshitha Meragalge

Lecturer (Probationary)

M.Phil.(Reading) (University of Peradeniya)

B.Sc.Eng. (Hons) (University of Peradeniya)

Ms. U. H. P. Kumarihami

Lecturer (Probationary)

B.Sc. Eng. (Hons.) in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering (University of Ruhuna)

Mr. Charaka Jayathunga

Lecturer (Probationary)

B.Sc. Eng. (Hons.) in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering (University of Ruhuna)

Academic Supportive Staff


B.Sc (Eng) Mechanical -University of Moratuwa

Certificate on Micro controller and Industrial Automation -University of Moratuwa

12+ years of experience as an Engineer

Non-academic Staff


Technical Officer (Training)


Lab Attendant


Lab Attendant