The Department of Physical Education (DOPE) of RUSL was established on 15th July 1997 and it provides a wide range of sports and recreational programmes for the weal of student community of the University.

Our Goals and Objectives

It is the considered opinion of the Department of Physical Education of the Rajarata University of Sri Lanka that in the education of young people is not only mind and body, which are involved, but also two parts in equal amounts. Department of Physical Education's goal is to awaken within young people the awareness that life-long practice of sports can help in the quest for self-improvement and secondary effect such as better hygiene and health.
The main objective of the Department is to promote and improve the students sporting abilities and provide opportunities to develop individual and team sport and Physical Education of the students of the Rajarata University of Sri Lanka.

The Sports Advisory Board consisting of Academic staff members, Administrative staff members and the staff members of the Physical Education Department functions in the advisory capacity.

The Sports Council appointed annually functions as the students organizing arm of the department.

Director of Physical Education
Mr. E.W.M.S. Wijesinghe