The Physics Education unit was established in order to enhance the Physics education in Sri Lanka. The purpose of the unit is to uplift the level of education of Physics teachers in the secondary and tertiary levels. However, the services are designed to give a broad basis for Physics teaching professionals in general. The research carried on within the unit will mainly guide towards Physics education especially focusing on Physics teacher education. On this basis, innovative and successful solutions for Physics teacher education will be developed. Furthermore, the centre will investigate ways that teachers can enhance student understanding by promoting active learning in the classroom and pursuing strategies that meet the needs of diverse students.