The Research Committee of the Faculty of Arts overlooks the progress of research of the Faculty.  Its purview extends to evaluating the progress of individual research projects, grant-related research projects, facilitating the disbursement of faculty and university research grants. The Research Committee is composed of the following members:


Senior Prof Premakumara de Silva – Dean and Chair of the Research Committee

Dr Kaushalya Perera – Convenor; Director of Postgraduate Studies

Dr Gafoordeen – Coordinator,  Arabic and Islamic Civilization Unit

Dr Vijitha Kumara – Dept of Buddhist Studies

Prof Sunethra Perera – Dept of Demography

Prof Amala de Silva – Dept of Economics

Dr Shermal Wijewardene – Dept of English

Dr Laitha Bihimini Abeywickrama – Dept of English Language Teaching

Dr Savithri Ranasinghe – Dept of Geography

Dr Anuththaradevi Widyalankara – Dept of History

Dr Maneesha Pasqual-Wanasinghe – Dept of International Relations

Prof Samantha Herath – Coordinator,  Journalism Unit

Mr D.G.N. Rambukwella – Dept of Political Science and Public Policy

Dr  Premasiri Nagasinghe – Dept of Sinhala

Prof Gameela Samarasinghe – Dept of Sociology

Dr Tharindi Udalagama – Director of Undergraduate Studies

Mr. P.M.S. Bandara – Deputy Registrar

Ms Suramya Kumarihami – Staff of Dean’s Office