About Us

Peradeniya Engineering Faculty Alumni Association

PEFAA Colombo Chapter

Our Goal

Open the door for the graduates to become entrepreneurs or find jobs in private sector moving away from the traditional thinking and dependence on government for jobs.

Continual Plans

The Colombo chapter would focus towards facilitating industrial training opportunities in western province and also finding accommodation facilities for the undergraduates to have wider exposure to the changing trends. This method would, in addition, avail opportunities for the undergraduates and the staff to attend conference in Colombo. Student will be encouraged to partake in innovative research competition and encourage the industry to partner with the faculty for research and development.

Immediate Plans

Identify one or more projects that will benefit the faculty and take ownership to implement in consultation with the faculty.

Action Plan

  • To conduct a workshop at the university to provide some insight about the growing market segments in the country.Assess student employability qualities, skills and interests and advise on the culture of the workplace to make student referrals for job placement appropriately.

  • Working with campus career specialists, other referral advisory committee members.

  • Create a job board or website that contains updateable job contacts and employer and career information.

  • To help support develop BSc/MSc courses for UOP to cater industry needs(Resource personal from the industry through Colombo chapter)

  • Provide a digital space for students of UOP, webinars/podcasts on relevant topics.

  • Encourage retired staff participation in research and development presentations.


PEFAA Mother Chapter

The Peradeniya Engineering Faculty Alumni Association (PEFAA), formed in September 1991, is a government registered charity organization. Its main objectives are to encourage, foster, and promote close relations between the Faculty and its alumni and among alumni, and also to assist and support, financially and otherwise, the Faculty and its students and alumni. Any person who has completed an undergraduate or postgraduate course in the Faculty or has been a member of the academic staff of the Faculty can be a Life Member of PEFAA. Here 'Faculty' means the Engineering Faculties of the University of Ceylon, the University of Sri Lanka (Peradeniya Campus), and the University of Peradeniya. The present membership is around 4500.

PEFAA supports needy students of the Faculty by giving financial assistance through its Needy Students' Fund, and its Benevolent Fund helps needy alumni. It also helps the undergraduates through orientation programs and by organizing lectures and seminars on industry related topics. PEFAA also supports industrial training of undergraduates and collects material for the Faculty library and laboratories through its members. In the recent past, PEFAA has been involved in administering a number of scholarships to undergraduates, granted by alumni.

In addition to the Annual General Meeting, PEFAA organizes trips, visits and get-togethers for its members to meet and exchange ideas both formally and informally. A quarterly newsletter (PEFAA News) keeps members informed of PEFAA activities.

In 1997 PEFAA embarked on its most ambitious project, setting up of the Engineering and Technology Centre (ET Centre). The main objective of the ET Centre is to educate, entertain and inspire people of different backgrounds by making Engineering and Technology accessible to them at their own level. The location for the proposed ET Centre is directly opposite the Faculty, across the Upper Gampola Road. The estimated cost of the project is about Rs. 120 million. Due to lack of sufficient funds this project is now stalled.

In last AGM it was decided to use the collected funds for ET center for PEFAA activites. If any donor has any concerns they were requested to inform the secretary PEFAA before 31 March 2018. Since there were no objections, the Ex-Co decided to open a Fixed Deposit whose interest (75%) will be used for the PEFFA activities. Remaining 25% will be capitallized.

The Peradeniya Engineering Faculty Alumni Association (PEFAA), formed in September 1991, is a government registered charity organization. The present membership is over 3000.

To encourage, foster, and promote close relations between the Faculty and its alumni and among alumni.

To assist and support, financially and otherwise, the Faculty and its students and alumni.

  • Any person who has completed an undergraduate or postgraduate course in the Faculty.
  • Any person who has been a member of the academic staff of the Faculty can be a Life Member of PEFAA.

Here 'Faculty' means the Engineering Faculties of the University of Ceylon, the University of Sri Lanka (Peradeniya Campus), and the University of Peradeniya.

  • Support given to the students and the Faculty of Engineering.
  • Providing loans and bursaries through its Needy Students' Fund.
  • Administrating scholarships and bursaries and awards given to undergraduates, granted by alumni, either individually or as a group.
  • Administrating donations to improve infrastructure facilities of the Faculty, granted by alumni.
  • Providing drawing instruments on loan.
  • Partly funding overseas travel for the students who represent the university at international seminars or sports competitions.
  • Partly funding innovative activities organised by the faculty.
  • Contributing to the annual 'Industry Day', an open day where personnel from the Industry are invited to the faculty to interact with the students and vice versa.
  • Organizes a Seminar Series conducted by leading personalities in many different spheres sharing their experiences.
  • Supports industrial training of undergraduates
  • Collects material for the Faculty library and laboratories through its members.
  • Annual Industrial visit.
  • Annual excursion with family members.
  • Annual get-together with family members to meet and exchange ideas both formally and informally.
  • The Benevolent Fund to help needy alumni.
  • Organizes or facilitates Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programmes through the Engineering Design Centre (EDC).
  • Issuing quarterly newsletter (PEFAA News) that keeps members informed of activities of PEFAA, and the achievements of its members.