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.

   Dr. Upul Premarathne
B.Sc. (Hons) in Geology (Peradeniya, SL)
M.Sc. (NTNU, Norway)
Ph.D. (Hokkaido University, Japan)
Chartered Geologist (Institute of Geology, SL)
Department of Oceanography and Marine Geology
Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences & Technology
University of Ruhuna
Matara (81000)
Sri Lanka

+94(0) 41 2516200 | +94(0) 2222681 - ext 16200

Latest News

One day workshop on Ornamental Fish Industry

A series of workshop on ornamental fish industry jointly organized by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board, Sri Lanka universities, The Association of tropical ornamental fish exporters and Sri Lanka fish farmers association.

Guest Lecture by Prof. Takeshi Fujino

The guest lecture for "Localizing SDGs for a Hopeful Future abd Vitality" which will be held on 04th Nov 2023 at 11.30-12.30 in FMST Auditorium

UoR Highlights 2023

UoR Highlights 2023 - University of Ruhuna , Sri Lanka

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" 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

* MIND Scholarships for undergraduates 2022 / 2023 [Read More]

* All Island Art Competition 2022 [Read More]

* Online Lecture Series 16 organized by the Cultural Center.
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* Literature Competition Organized by the Faculty of Management and Finance [Read More]



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

Being selected as a student of FMST is the major turning point in my life. Within the premises of FMST, I was provided with myriads of opportunities to explore new horizons and to build up my personality. This is the perfect place to grab the knowledge about Fisheries and Marine Sciences. All academics & extracurricular activities not only widened my knowledge, but also heightened my passion for my future career.

R M K S Gimhani

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