The Council is the executive body and governing authority of the University and comprised of the Vice Chancellor, who is the ex-officio Chairman, Deans of the three Faculties, two elected representatives of the Senate and distinctive persons in Educational, Professional, Commercial, Industrial, Scientific and Administrative spheres who are appointed by the University Grants Commission (UGC) in such numbers as to exceed the aforementioned membership from the University by one.

Name Position
 Snr. Prof. Rohana P Mahaliyanaarachchi Vice Chancellor (Chairman of the Council)
Mr. Gunasena Thenabadu Member – Appointed by the UGC
Mr. Lakshman Abeysekara Member – Appointed by the UGC
Mr. Ranjith Liyanage Member – Appointed by the UGC
Mr. T. Dharmarajah Member – Appointed by the UGC
Mr. C. Maliyadda Member – Appointed by the UGC
Prof. Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa Member – Appointed by the UGC
Prof. Kusuma Karunaratne Member – Appointed by the UGC
Prof. Nimal Keerthi Dangalle Member – Appointed by the UGC
Dr. P.K.S.P. Rathnakumara (Snr. Lec.) Dean/ Faculty of Music
Dr. Indika Ferdinando (Snr. Lec) Dean/ Faculty of Dance & Drama
Mr. Jagath Raveendra (Snr. Lec) Dean/ Faculty of Visual Arts
Prof. Kolitha Bhanu Dissanayake Dean/ Faculty of Graduate Studies
Dr. Tharanga Dandeniya (Snr. Lec.) Senate Nominee
Mr. B.M. Dayawansa Registrar (Secretary to the Council)