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 Professor L. Manawadu – Dean – Faculty of Arts

Dr Kaushalya Perera – Convenor; Director of Postgraduate Studies

Dr Gafoordeen – Coordinator,  Arabic and Islamic Civilization Unit

Dr Vijitha Kumara – Department of Buddhist Studies

Prof Sunethra Perera – Department of Demography

Prof Amala de Silva – Department of Economics

Dr Shermal Wijewardene – Department of English

Dr Laitha Bihimini Abeywickrama – Department of English Language Teaching

Dr Savithri Ranasinghe – Department of Geography

Dr Anuththaradevi Widyalankara – Department of History

Dr Maneesha Pasqual-Wanasinghe – Department of International Relations

Prof Samantha Herath – Coordinator,  Journalism Unit

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

Dr  Premasiri Nagasinghe – Department of Sinhala

Prof Gameela Samarasinghe – Department of Sociology

Dr Pavithra Jayawardena – Director of Undergraduate Studies

Mr. P.M.S. Bandara – Deputy Registrar

Ms Suramya Kumarihami – Staff of Dean’s Office