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The “Manual for Review of Undergraduate Study Programmes of Sri Lankan Universities and Higher Education Institutions” issued by the University Grants Commission emphasises the need for each Faculty in the Sri Lankan University system  to establish an Alumni Association. Therefore, the Quality Assurance Cell of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science (FVMAS), under the direction of the Dean, was exploring possibilities of fulfilling this requirement. Accordingly, a Working Group for Forming an Alumni Association (WGFAA) for the FVMAS was established in November 2018.

The WGFAA held several meetings, consulted widely with alumni in Sri Lanka and abroad, examined the Constitutions of the Alumni Association of University of Peradeniya and several other Faculty Alumni Associations, and prepared a Draft Constitution. The Inaugural Meeting of the Veterinary Alumni Association of Peradeniya (VAAP) was organized by the WGFAA on 19th July 2019. The meeting was attended by 46 alumni, who approved the Constitution and elected the First Executive Committee (Ex-Co) of VAAP.

Subsequently, the First Ex-Co obtained the services of a legal consultant specializing in matters relating to the Registration of Companies. Based on his recommendations and in accordance with the requirements of the Companies Act No.07 of 2007 for registration of an Association as a Company Limited by Guarantee, the ‘Constitution’ was re-formulated as ‘Articles of Association’. This document was presented and approved at the First Annual General Meeting of VAAP held on 20th March 2021, and the Second Ex-Co was elected.


  1. Encourage, foster and promote a close relationship between the Veterinary Faculty and its alumni, and also among the alumni themselves;
  2. Offer constructive suggestions, guidance and support towards achieving academic excellence and to promote literary, recreational and cultural activities of the Veterinary Faculty;
  3. Promote a close relationship between alumni and students of the Veterinary Faculty to support student welfare programmes;
  4. Assist and support the efforts of the Veterinary Faculty in obtaining financial and other support both locally and internationally, by encouraging alumni and well-wishers;
  5. Guide and assist alumni who have recently completed their courses of study to pursue higher education, obtain employment, and to engage in productive pursuits useful to society; and
  6. Pursue any other activities consistent with the above objects of the Association.


General Secretary, VAAP
c/o Office of the Dean
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya
Sri Lanka

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