Dear Students,

I congratulate you and warmly welcome you to the academic year 2021/2022 of the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce (FMSC), University of Sri Jayewardenepura. It is with great pride that I state only the best of the best, with determination, commitment and forbearance while obtaining the highest results at the G.C.E. Advanced Level examination in the commerce stream, are capable of overcoming this challenge to enter our Faculty.

I, thus, welcome you to a prominent faculty of a prestigious university. The FMSC of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura is the first management faculty in Sri Lanka. During the period of more than six decades, as the pioneer and the Center of Excellence in Management Studies, the Faculty has produced many renowned graduates. It is with great pleasure that I mention of our alumni who have brought fame and prestige to our university, both locally and internationally. My faculty and I sincerely hope and wish that you too will rise up to this distinguished community of graduates.

During your stay at the Faculty, you will not only receive academic knowledge but you will also obtain skills, positive attitudes as well as training to apply the theoretical knowledge in practical scenarios. Furthermore, you will gain much experience that will nurture your entire life.

As a fulltime undergraduate of the FMSC, which functions through the tax paid by the people of Sri Lanka, the foremost attitude that you should possess is ‘this is my faculty, this is my university; this is my country’. The priority of your hierarchy of needs should be to obtain the greatest possible advantage of the University while studying to the best of your ability. You should never forget that your prime responsibility is to become an outstanding graduate of this esteemed Faculty and carry forward its honor and greatness.

I sincerely wish you perseverance and determination to reap the best out of this golden opportunity to realize your and your parents’ dream and as well as the expectations of the taxpayers of the country.

Prof. P.D. Nimal
Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce