The University of Moratuwa, situated 18 km south of Colombo is the Centre of Excellence for engineering, technological and architectural studies in Sri Lanka. The Department of Textile and Clothing Technology of the University is one of the Departments in the Faculty of Engineering and is the first of its kind in the Sri Lankan University system.
The Department of Textile & Clothing Technology came into being as a fully fledged Department in 1985, with the launch of the BSc Engineering Degree Program with the assistance of the Textile Department of the University of Leeds and the Manchester Metropolitan University. In 2001 the Bachelor of Design course came into being, with collaboration from the London College of Fashion of the University of Arts London, a specialist in fashion design education. The Department is currently the only Department in the Faculty of Engineering to run two degree programs.