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Book Launch – “සංහිතා දීපනී“ (Sanhitha Deepanee) – 17th June

The book “සංහිතා දීපනී“  (Sanhitha Deepanee) authored by Dr. Ranjith Senanayake (Senior Lecturer, Department of Sinhala) , was launched on 17th June, 2019  at the M. B. Ariyapala Auditorium, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo. This event was chaired by Senior Professor Premakumara de Silva, Dean – Faculty of Arts and  Prof. Ranjana Hettiarachchi, Rector – Sreepali Campus, Prof. Sandagomi Coperahewa, […]

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Mar
30

Inauguration Ceremony of the Diploma in Sinhala – 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, […]

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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
23

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

The Inauguration Ceremony of the Master of Arts 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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Oct
23

Launch of Sinhala Akuru Puranaya (සිංහල අකුරු පුරාණය) (Chronicle of Sinhala Letters) – 23rd Oct. 2018

The launch of Sinhala Akuru Puranaya සිංහල අකුරු පුරාණය ( Chronicle of Sinhala Letters) written by Professor Sandagomi Coperahewa, Department of Sinhala, University of Colombo was  held on 23rd October 2018 at 3.00 pm at the M.B. Ariyapala Auditorium , Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo. Emeritus Professor J. B. Disanayaka chaired this session and Professor Ven. Agalakada Sirisumana (University of […]

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Oct
17

8th Annual Sinhala Studies Symposium (සිංහල අධ්‍යයන සැසිය) – 17th Oct. 2018

The 8th Annual Sinhala Studies Symposium organized by the Department of Sinhala, University of Colombo, was held on 17th October 2018 ​from 9.00 am – 6.00 pm at the Department of Sinhala. This year, the conference theme was “Sinhala Studies at Crossroads” and the event was extended through following sub-themes enabling a participation of wide range of scholars from both academic and non-academic research […]

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Sep
21

Drama Festival : 17th – 21st Sept. 2018

The Annual Drama Festival – University of Colombo was held on 17th September to 21st September 2018 at the New Art’s Theater from 3.00 pm onwards.  This Festival was organized by the Department of Sinhala and sponsored by the Arts Council, University of Colombo.

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Sep
20

Launch of Ediriweera Sarachchandra Birth Century Volume – 20th Sept.

Launching of Ediriweera Sarachchandra Birth Century Volume edited by Prof Ven. Agalakada Sirisumana and Prof. Sandagomi Coperahewa was held on 20th September 2018 at 10.00 am in the M. B. Ariyapala Auditorium, Department of Sinhala. Emeritus Professor K.N.O. Dharmadhasa and Mr Gamini Sumanasekara delivered speeches and Ms. Lalitha Sarachchandra presided the event.

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Jun
12

75th Anniversary of ‘Guththila Geethaya’ (ගුත්තිල ගීතය) – 12th June

A seminar was held on 12th June 2018, at 09:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in M.B. Ariyapala Auditorium, Department of Sinhala to celebrate the 75thAnniversary of “Guththila Geethaya” (ගුත්තිල ගීතය) authored by Martin Wickramasinghe. This seminar was organized by the Department of Sinhala in collaboration with Martin Wickramasinghe Trust. Prof.  Rev. Agalakada Sirisumana Thero, Head – Department of Sinhala – Dr. Latha Gurusinghe, Prof. […]

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