Master Programmes

  • Master of Public Management – M PM
  • Master of Science in Public Policy and Management – MSc (PPM)


The Master of Public Management Degree programme is designed, for those who are aspiring a career in management in  government and non-government sectors.

The Degree allows students to enhance their understanding of the theory and practice of Public Management and hopes to boost their performance as a manager / an administrator in their organizations. The programme is offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies through the Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.

Objectives of the programmes

  • To enhance knowledge, competencies and nurture positive attitudes in the spheres of Public Management and Public Policy.
  • To sharpen the expertise in managing resources, adopting innovative and effective service delivery mechanisms to improve the public sector productivity with a strong sense of public purpose and integrity.
  • To assist government officers who are anticipating career promotions and career progression.

Target Group

Managers, Administrators, Executives
Policy Analysts, Policy Practitioners, Academics and Researchers

Length of the Master Programmes

01 year programme consisting of 30 credits
02 years programme consisting of 60 credits

Applying Method – For both M PM & MSc (PPM) Programmes


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Post Submit duly filled applications downloaded from the website with relevant documents before 15th March 2024
To Coordinator M PM/ M Sc(PPM), Department of Public
Administration, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Gangodawila, Nugegoda(The correct name of the degree programme should be indicated at the top left corner of the envelope)
Application Fee LKR. 1000
Account Number 033010003326  (Any Branch of People’s Bank)

Other Important Info


Contact Details

R.Lalitha S. Fernando (Senior Professor & Chair)
Coordinator – M PM Programme & MSc (PPM) Programme,
Department of Public Administration,
Faculty of Management Studies & Commerce,
University of Sri Jayewardenepura,
Gangodawila, Nugegoda,
Sri Lanka.

Tel: +94 718289575 / +94 112802006

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