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Mar
30

Inauguration Ceremony of the Diploma in Sinhala Programme – 2019, 30th March

The inauguration ceremony of the Diploma in Sinhala programme (8th batch) was held on 30th March 2019 at the M. B. Ariyapala Auditorium, Department of Sinhala. Senior Professor Premakumara De Silva, Dean – Faculty of Arts, chaired the inauguration ceremony and the welcome address was delivered by Professor Sandagomi Coperahewa, Head – Department of Sinhala. Professor Jinadasa Danansuriya, a former Professor […]

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Mar
28

75th Death Anniversary Seminar on Munidasa Cumaratunga – 28th March

To commemorate the 75th Death Anniversary of Munidasa Cumaratunga, eminent scholar, grammarian, writer, poet and journalist of the 20th century Sri Lanka, the Department of Sinhala organized a seminar on 28th March 2019 at the M. B. Ariyapala Auditorium. The Most Venerable Balangoda Sobitha Nahimi Thero – Prinicipal of the Vidyoddaya Pirivena and the Chief […]

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Mar
28

CVCD Excellence Award (2018) to Senior Professor Premakumara de Silva

Senior Professor Premakumara de Silva – Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo was awarded the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Directors (CVCD) Research Excellence Award – 2018, for the Most Outstanding Senior researcher in the field of Social Sciences, Humanities and Aesthetic. Professor Premakumara de Silva is currently the Dean of the Faculty of […]

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Mar
23

Inauguration Ceremony of Master of Arts in Sinhala 2019/20 – 23rd March

The Inauguration Ceremony of the Master of Arts in Sinhala 2019/20 programme was held on 23rd March 2019 at the M.B. Ariyapala Auditorium. Senior Professor Lakshman Dissanayake, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Colombo presided over the function as the Chief Guest and also delivered the Keynote Address.  Senior Professor Premakumara De Silva, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Professor Sandagomi Coperahewa, Head […]

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Mar
12

Undergraduate Research Symposium 2019 – 12th March

The first Undergraduate Research Symposium of the Faculty of Arts was held on 12th March 2019.  Final year B. A. (Hons) Degree students of the Faculty of Arts presented 59 research abstracts in the technical sessions.  The abstracts were based on original research work and all accepted abstracts were published in the Proceedings of the Undergraduate Research Symposium 2019, Faculty […]

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Mar
06

Dean’s Lecture Series –III – 08th March

The 3rd  lecture of the of “Dean’s Lecture Series‘ was held on 08th March 2019, from 3.00 pm onwards at the Board Room, Faculty of Arts. The topic of the lecture was  “The Ambiguity of Voice : the role of ‘storeytelling’.  This was a talk by Sarah Kabir based on her book ‘Voices of Peace’ (2018), along with photographer Munira Mutaher.

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Mar
01

Regional Workshop on External Vulnerabilities in South Asia, 28th Feb – 1st March

As the “Asian Century” unfolds South Asia is expecting to be a major player in driving the future growth. Despite the vast diversity in the region including cultural and economic differences, collaborative actions are required for effective management of future challenges. As the economic growth rates get accelerated; the region’s exposure to external vulnerabilities also […]

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Feb
28

Workshop on ‘Writing Research Abstracts’ – 28th Feb.

A workshop on ‘Writing Research Abstracts’ was held on 28th February 2019 at the M. B. Ariyapala Auditorium, Department of Sinhala. The workshop was a preliminary step to the first Undergraduate Research Symposium, to be held on 12th March 2019. The purpose of the workshop was to give an understanding of how to write a coherent and well-structured […]

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Feb
27

Guest Lecture on “The two types of Saṃskāra-s in Sarvāstivāda Abhidharma” – 27th Feb.

The Department of Buddhist Studies organized a guest lecture on “The Two Types of Saṃskāra-s in Sarvāstivāda Abhidharma” on 27th February 2019, at Room No. 282 from 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm . The lecture was delivered by Ven. Illukewela Dharmarathana Thero, Head – Department of Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, Homagama.

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Feb
16

Certificate Awarding Ceremony – 16th Feb.

The Department of Buddhist Studies, organized a Certificate Awarding Ceremony for the students who have passed theCertificate Course in Introduction to Buddhist Studies (2018) and also to welcome the new batch of students (2019), on 16th February 2019 in the Economics Auditorium, Faculty of Arts. The Vice-chancellor Senior Professor Lakshman Dissanayake, – Emeritus Professor, Buddhist and Pali University Prof. Oliver […]

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