Department of Oceanography and Marine Geology is a multidisciplinary department dedicated to discover and disseminate knowledge on coastal zones, oceans, ocean floor and atmosphere and marine resources. The Department provides knowledge related to processes and interactions among oceans, atmosphere, biosphere and geosphere by collecting, analyzing, and modeling large data sets to solve important complex problems of short, medium and long-term concern to the society. Students access the opportunity to learn marine issues in classroom and to develop their skills by engaging in research conducted in inshore, ashore and offshore. Our mission requires action in three principal roles, teaching, research and outreach.

The Department conduct interdisciplinary research in the ocean and on its boundaries, maintain advanced library and laboratory facilities and sound collaborations with various universities and marine science institutes all over the world. Outreach: The Department serve its constituents by providing, education and guidance about the ocean environment, awareness programs for the community and by enhancing the general economic and intellectual well-being of society.

   Prof. P Mangala C S De Silva
B.Sc. (Ruhuna, SL)
M.phil (Bergen, Norway)
Ph.D (Amserdam, The Netherlands)
Department of Oceanography and Marine Geology
Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences & Technology
University of Ruhuna
Matara (81000)
Sri Lanka

+94(0) 41 2227026 | +94(0) 2222681 - ext 5112

We Are

" National centre of excellence for fisheries and marine sciences "


To be the centre of excellence for Fisheries Science, Marine Science and Water Technology education and research in Sri Lanka.


To produce outstanding, internationally accredited graduates in the fields of Fisheries, Aquaculture, Limnology, Water Technology, Oceanography and Marine Geology.


All Recent News & Events

* Academic Calendar for the Academic Year 2019/2020

* Online lecture ( Speaker - Mr. Jayalal Rohana) on 21st January 2021 from 8.00pm to 10.00pm - organized by Cultural Center, University of Ruhuna.
Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 647 9183 9616
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* Logging Information of the LMS for New Intake (2019) [Read More]

* Message from the Vice Chancellor [Read More]

* Inter-Faculty ompetition in Instrumental and Vocal Music (ICIVM) 2020
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To me,FMST is the ideal place to study about the Marine Sciences in Sri Lanka.FMST helped me grow and excel as a student,all the while nurturing my love for the ocean, backed by some of the best academics in this field.

S K Edirisinghe ( FM/FW/2017/050 )

My journey started as a bio student. But I late found out I was more passionate about software engineering. I got selected to the FMST amidst my revelation. Though in mind I knew it was impossible to do a math-based subject as a bio student , something within these premises changed me. Now I'm a proud inventor, a software designer passionate to contribute to our country all because of the guiding light of the FMST.

V Brabaharan ( FM/FW/2016/002 )

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