The DSCS was established in 1998. At the beginning, 7 Lecturers, who were teaching
Statistics and Computer Science at the DM, joined the DSCS. Professor R.A. Dayananda, who
was the first professor in Statistics in Sri Lanka, was the first Head of the DSCS. Now it has 14
lecturers. The DSCS has made a significant contribution since its inception. Computer Science
was introduced as a separate subject in to the general degree program in 1998. As a result,
two new subject combinations, containing Statistics and Computer Science, were created and
the student intake was increased by 40. The Special degree program in Computer Science was
started in 2002.