The Department of Physical Education was established in 1996 and comprises of an advisory board, representing diverse fields in the University. The board is under the patronage of the Vice Chancellor, and is headed by a chairman out of the academic staff. The director, currently Mr Lalith Rohana (acting) acts as the chief administrative officer in the department.
University makes provision for sports for their members through amalgamated facilities. University possesses one of the best gymnasiums and international level swimming pools in Sri Lanka, giving ample opportunities for enhancing students' sporting abilities. The University Gymnasium is also used for Karate, Weight Lifting, Badminton, and Table Tennis. In addition University consists of flood-lit tennis courts, basketball court, and volley ball court. In future we have decided to add base-ball and archery.