Achievements

Mar
26

UoC Team advances to the Semi-Final of the Jean Pictet Competition 2022

The Jean-Pictet Competition enables students to become better acquainted with international humanitarian law, using simulated events and role-playing based on fictitious situations of armed conflict. The prestigious competition is significantly different from other international law competitions as it aims to take the ‘law out of the books’. This year, the team representing the Faculty of […]

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Mar
21

An Asteroid Named to Honour University of Colombo

On March 21, 2022 the International Astronomical Union (IAU) officially named an asteroid to honour the University of Colombo. The University of Colombo alumnus, Dr Nalin Samarasinha, and fellow astronomer, Dr Tod Lauer, discovered this asteroid in 2000 from the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona, USA. Recently, after its orbit was well established, the […]

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Jan
22

University Karate (Kata) team shines at the National Karate Championship – 2021

National Karate (Kata) Championship – 2021 was organized by the Sri Lanka Karate-Do Federation, on 22nd and 23rd of January 2022 at Bandaragama Indoor Stadium. The event was held with the participation of almost 200 athletes representing the clubs in all parts of the country. University Karate (Kata) team five medals including one gold, three [...]
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Dec
22

University Karate (Kumite) team shines at the National Karate Championship – 2021

National Karate Championship – 2021 was organized by the Sri Lanka Karate-Do Federation, on 22nd of December 2021 at Bandaragama Indoor Stadium. The event was held with the participation of nearly 500 athletes representing the clubs in all parts of the country. University of Colombo Karate (Kumite) team won eleven medals including six golds, four […]

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Dec
19

Canekeratne Prize for General Merit – Ceremonial Graduation 2019 | Mr. U.M.S. Wijesinghe

Mr. U.M.S. Wijesinghe was awarded the Canekeratne Prize for General Merit in the Ceremonial Graduation 2019 for completing his BSc Honours Degree in Applied Statistics, showing excellence in his academic studies, sportsmanship, cultural activities, and proven leadership. Mr. Sahan was the recipient of University Colours for Cricket for four consecutive years, being part of the […]

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Dec
19

Canekeratne Prize for General Merit – Ceremonial Graduation 2019 | Mr. Y.R. De Silva

Mr Yasitha Rangana De Silva was awarded the Canekeratne Prize for General Merit in the Ceremonial Graduation 2019 for completing his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Honours) Degree in International Business with a Second Class (Upper Division) in the Faculty of Management & Finance. Aside from his academic qualifications, Mr Yasitha is an accomplished professional […]

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Dec
19

Student of the Year – Ceremonial Graduation 2019 | Mr. H K D K Fernando

Mr. H K D K Fernando the Student of the Year in the Ceremonial Graduation 2019, completed his Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in International Business degree with First Class Honours Faculty of Management and Finance in 2019. In the year 2018, he was appointed as the Vice-Captain of the University Rugby team, which became […]

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Aug
23

FIDE Online Chess Olympiad 2021 & Asian University Chess Championship 2021

Mr. Minul Sanjula Doluweera Faculty of Medicine Ms. Yasasmi Umarusiru Gamage Faculty of Arts The UoC is proud of our own students who will represent our country at the FIDE Online Chess Olympiad 2021, conducted by the International Chess Federation (FIDE), between 14th August and 15th September 2021. With more than 160 countries participating this [...]
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Apr
06

President’s Award for Scientific Research 2021

The most prestigious research award ceremony in Sri Lanka, the "President’s Awards for Scientific Research" was held on the 6th of April 2021 as an online event. Awards were given for the best 100 publications made in the year 2018 and the following scientists of the University of Colombo community have won awards. RESEARCH TITLE [...]
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Mar
13

36th National Rowing Championship

University of Colombo rowers won 5 medals at the 36th National Rowing Championship which was held on the 12-13 March 2021 at Diyawannawa Rowing Center. In the Open Category (Women’s), Ms Ranmalee Nanayakkara and Nadani Mendis won the Silver medal in the Open Double scull, Ms Nadani Mendis and Upuli Edirisingha won the bronze medal […]

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Feb
22

2nd Runner Up – The Public Sector Best Annual Reports & Accounts Awards

The University of Colombo is pleased to announce that we are the 2nd Runner Up in Best Annual Report & Accounts Awards 2020 organised by the Association of Public Finance Accountants of Sri Lanka (APFASL), the Public Sector Wing of CA Sri Lanka. The award ceremony was held on 22 February at the BMICH under […]

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Feb
19

Strengthening research collaboration with down under

Prof. Preethi Udagama, Cadre Chair and Senior Professor, Department of Zoology and Environment Sciences, Faculty Science, University of Colombo, has been effectively collaborating with Prof. Chamindie Punyadeera, Head,  Saliva and Liquid Biopsy Translational Laboratory, School of Biomedical Sciences of the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia on cancer research since 2006. Prof. Chamindie has won […]

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Dec
11

CIMA Excellence Awards 2020 – Prof. Tharusha N Gooneratne

Professor Tharusha N Gooneratne of the Department of Accounting of the Faculty of Management & Finance was one of the four award winners of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Research Excellence Award. She received the award at the first Global CIMA Excellence Awards virtual ceremony held on 11th December 2020 for her distinguished […]

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Aug
20

38th Annual General Meeting of Alumni Association

The 38th Annual General Meeting of the Alumni Association of the University of Colombo was held at the Senate Hall of the University of Colombo with the participation of the Vice-Chancellor, Senior Professor Chandrika N Wijeyaratne who is also the Ex-officio Vice President of the Association and other Office Bearers and Members. Several Constitutional Amendments [...]
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Dec
10

University of Colombo students won medals in SAG 2019

Four University of Colombo students won medals for Sri Lanka in the 13th South Asian Games 2019 in Nepal. Ms NIS Mendis, Department of Plant Science-Faculty of Science won the female individual Poomsae-bronze medal, Female team Poomsae-bronze medal and the Pair Poomsae-Gold medal in the age category 17 to 23. Ms RDMT Jayaweera, Department of […]

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Nov
26

Inter Faculty Freshers’ Tournament 2019 – Closing Ceremony

The Closing Ceremony of the Inter-Faculty Freshers’ Tournament 2019 was held on 26th of November 2019 at the New Arts Theatre. University of Colombo School of Computing emerged as the Champions and the Faculty of Science became the 1st Runner-up. The 2nd runner-up was the Faculty of Management & Finance. View more Photos in FOS […]

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