About CGU

The constant and rapid expansion of higher education sector and the changing landscape of the labour market in Sri Lanka and overseas are core concerns of a planned intervention on increasing, among others, the employability of potential graduates of Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Program which is offered with a number of specializations by the Faculty of Management and Finance. Four years of reading for this bachelor's degree creates higher value, when we educate and nurture our undergraduates on job roles in the industry that would fit them, competencies (knowledge, skills, and attitudes) required of each role, expectations of these roles, and matching individual profiles and interests of undergraduates with the said competencies and expectations.

Thus, the underlying rationale of Career Guidance Unit (CGU) in the Faculty of Management & Finance emanates from the clear necessity of preparing proactively our undergraduates to be competitive in the labour market.

This CGU is headed by the Coordinator and equipped with two principal arms for operations, i.e. Career Guidance and Career Counselling. The former caters to the need for creating and maintaining the relevant databases whereas Career Counselling calls for closer interactions between undergraduates and the staff of the CGU enabling the former explore carefully their career choices. Quintessentially, this new unit looks passionately forward to forging and sustaining mutually beneficial collaborations with organizations in the private, public, and non- governmental organization (NGO) sectors. They could be forged through a multitude of interventions including, but not limited to, conducting Assessment centers, FMF Counselling Center, Career guidance workshops, FMF Mentoring programme, FMF sports week, FMF cultural show, Speech craft programme, Soft skills development workshops, Graduate
employability surveys, Awareness programme on stress relief and need for counselling, organizing annually a Careers fair, Enterprise-based project, Community development project, FMF Industry visits programme, FMF Golden speech programme, bringing the corporate sector experts to dialogue with undergraduates and the academic staff on producing employable graduates, and promoting joint research with corporate sector organizations on career guidance and career counselling.

Mr. G. Ranaweerage

Coordinator – Career Guidance Unit

Coordinators-Academic Staff

Mr. G. Ranaweerage

Coordinator – Career Guidance Unit

Ms. S.A.D.K.S. Dissanayake

Programme Coordinator of FMF Effective Career Guidance Workshops

CGU Coordinator of Accounting Department


Mr. Pasan Wijayawardhana

CGU Coordinator of Business Economics Department

Ms.Udeshika Pathirana

CGU Coordinator of Finance Department

Dr. Ruwangi Chandrasekara
CGU Coordinator of Marketing Department

Ms. K. M. M. Methma Karunarathne

CGU Coordinator of International Business Department

Ms. M. Shanika Dilhani Senavirathna

CGU Coordinator of Management and Organization Studies Department


Ms. Asheni De Silva

CGU Coordinator of Human Resources Management Department


Ms. S. D. Salini Nuwanthara

CGU Programme Assistant



Employability Survey 2019

  • Permanent
  • Temporary
  • Self-employed
  • Under employed
  • Not looking for a job
  • Continuing higher education
  • Not employed

Employability Survey 2018

  • Permanent
  • Temporary
  • Self-employed
  • Under employed
  • Not looking for a job
  • Continuing higher education
  • Not employed

Online Job Portal System- UoC

The Online Job Portal is a system introduced by the Career Guidance Unit for undergraduate students of the University of Colombo to find future jobs and internship opportunities.

(Online Job Portal System යනු කොළඹ විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයේ උපාධි අපේක්ෂකයින් සඳහා අනාගත රැකියා අවස්ථා සහ සීමාවාසික (internship) අවස්ථා සොයා ගැනීම සඳහා වෘත්තීය මාර්ගෝපදේශබණ ඒකකය විසින් හඳුන්වා දෙනු ලබන පද්ධතියකි)

You can now register online.

Please drop us a mail to the CGU coordinator@cgum.cmb.ac.lk

Then we will send you the Instruction details.


The objective of this Online Job Portal System (https://cgu.cmb.ac.lk/job-portal/#) is to bridge the gap between Employers and Undergraduates. This operates under three main functions.

  1. Companies can directly recruit undergraduates for permanent jobs, part time jobs and internships.
  2. Companies also can use the Job Portal for their business advertisements.
  3. Undergraduates create a profile with all the necessary information and search/apply to jobs and internship opportunities posted on the site.

Please visit the University Career Guidance Unit, meet Career Adviser- Ms. Udari Withange or Ms. Pawithra Pinnaduwa to create your Job Portal Account.

Also you can check our LinkedIn page https://www.linkedin.com/in/university-of-colombo-80121418/recent-activity/all/ to search and apply for internship and job opportunities.

  • Title:   Investment Week 2023 
  • Date:  24th October
  • Location:  Dharmaloka Hall, University of Kelaniya
  • Time:  9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Investment Week 2023 is a flagship event aimed at strengthening financial literacy in Sri Lanka. The Investment Trade Show will be open to the general public. It presents an opportunity for key figures and experts from the financial industry to discuss relevant topics, trends, and challenges. Various Financial Institutions from the industry will be present at the event to provide guidance on legal and ethical concerns related to investments in order to educate the public.
  • All undergraduates are invited to participate in Investment Week. This event will offer you a unique opportunity to explore the exciting world of investment opportunities and strategies.


The Career Guidance Unit of Faculty of Management and Finance of University of Colombo is organizing a series of knowledge sharing sessions for new academic staff members with the aim of providing knowledge on developing the career and familiarizing them with their academic activities.


The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step


Discovering Yourself with Peter De Almeida

A GLIMPSE FROM THE HISTORY OF BE YOU BE YOU- a leadership and communication skills development programme.  


FMF Golden Speech Programme 2023

FMF Golden Speech Programme 2023 was completed successfully.

MOU between HSBC and UOC

Union Assurance Internship Programme

An awareness campaign was launched at the Faculty on this programme.


The aim of the Golden Speech is to inspire and motivate the undergraduates while   enhancing their soft skills.
It was focus on the below mentioned areas;
  • The importance of soft skills to undergraduates in shaping their image
  • Career development, how to face challenges, how to build up an entrepreneurial mindset quoting practical examples of your own life/ examples from the industry 
  • What is the industry expectation from young undergraduates
  • Motivate students to look into the future in a growth mindset and to think big about their potential


SMARTStart Career Guidance Bootcamp

The objective of our SMARTStart Career Guidance Bootcamp is to equip undergraduates with the essential skills and knowledge necessary to embark on successful career journeys. We believe that one of the foundational aspects of career preparation is crafting an effective CV, which is why we have dedicated this session to CV writing. By attending this session, undergraduates will gain valuable insights and practical tips that will set them on the right path to professional accomplishment.

Recent Events


FMF Mentoring programme

Corporate Etiquette workshop by Unilever held on 30th March 2023

Career Fair - 2023

Career Fair 2023 was jointly organized with the Rotaract Club of Faculty of Management and Finance of University of Colombo and it was held on May 19,2023 at the faculty premises.

Success Story sessions conducted by Unilever Sri Lanka

Webinar on CV Writing and Interview facing skills 2022, jointly with Rotaract club of FMF

Carrer Expo 2022, jointly with Rotaract club of FMF

Golden Speech with Peter Almida

Carrer Fair 2015

Knowledge Sharing Sessions conducted in 2022


Session 01

  1. Session title: “The impact of the Sri Lankan economic crisis on international businesses and the way forward”
  2. Date: 20th of October 2022 (Thursday)
  3. Time: 5 pm to 7.30 pm
  4. Resource person: Mr. Ushan De Silva, Head of Shipping (Imports and Exports), Unilever Sri Lanka Limited

Session 2

  1. Session title: Managing an Organisation in a Turbulent Time Period
  2. Date: 03 November 2022 (Thursday)
  3. Time: 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon
  4. Resource person: Mr Tharindu Atapattu, Chief Executive Officer, Swisstek Aluminium, Sri Lanka

Session 3

  1. Session Title: Project Management in times of Crisis
  2. Date: Wednesday, 02nd of November 2022
  3. Time: 9.00 am to 11.00am
  4. Name of the Resource Person: Mr. Prashan Costa
  5. Designation: Head of Marketing, CEAT Kelani Holdings (Pvt) Ltd

Session 4

  1. Session Title: An overview of Sri Lanka’s taxation framework
  2. Date: 24th October 2022 (Monday)
  3. Time: 3.30 – 5.30 pm
  4. Resource Person: Mr. Brayan De Soyza, Tax Consultant, MAS Holdings

Session 5

  1. Session Title: HR Role as a practitioner
  2. Date: 28th October 2022
  3. Time: 3.00PM – 5.00PM
  4. Resource Person: Ms. Thrimuthi Dhanushka, Group Manager Human Resources, Ideal Motors Group.

Session 6

  1. Topic: “Corporate Sustainability: a fad or science?”
  2. Resource Person: Mr. Nishantha Hevawithana, Senior Vice President, Research and Strategy, Colombo Stock Exchange
  3. Date: Nov 17, 2022 10.00-12.00 Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Contact Information

Tel: 011 25 06 354 

Career Guidance Unit

Faculty of Management & Finance

University of Colombo Colombo 03

Sri Lanka

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