Achievements

Sep
15

International University Staff Cricket & Badminton Tournament

The 1st International University Staff Cricket & Badminton Tournament was held on 14th & 15th September 2018 at the University of Colombo premises with the participation of University of Colombo, University of Kelaniya, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, University of Moratuwa, University of Visual and Performing Arts and PES University, Bangalore. The Vice Chancellor Senior Professor […]

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Jul
11

Inter-Departmental Cricket Tournament – Dean’s Trophy

The Faculty of Arts with collaboration of the students who are following the Sports and Physical Activity Course, organized the inaugural Inter-Departmental Dean’s Trophy Cricket Tournament for Dean’s Trophy,  under the patronage of Professor Premakumara de Silva, the Dean – Faculty of Arts.  This tournament was held on 11th July 2018 from 8.00 am onward at the main university ground. The main objectives of this […]

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Jun
03

The Highest Level International Recognition of an Invention

Two Sri Lankan Inventors, Dr. Mahesh Edirisinghe a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Physics and Mr. Thimira Sanuka Thilakarathna who was an undergraduate at the Department of Physics and currently working as a Temporary Demonstrator in Physics have been achieved a highest level international recognition for their newly invented medical device. This invention was […]

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Apr
15

Global University Medical Challenge (GUMC)

Team from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo placed 3rd and was awarded a cash prize of US$ 750 in the Global University Medical Challenge (GUMC) 2018, which was held in the International Medical University (IMU), Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, 14-15 April 2018. Chirath Madurapperuma (Final year), Wasana Kodithuwakku (4th year) and Hiruni Udara (2nd […]

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Apr
01

Asia Pacific Moot Court Competition 2018

The “Shri N J Yasaswy Memorial Asia Pacific Moot Court Competition 2018”, hosted by The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, Hyderabad, India. The Competition was held from 29th March to 1st April 2018 and ten teams took part in the said competition including university teams from India, Sri Lanka and Nepal. The team from Faculty […]

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Nov
23

Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Research Excellence 2016

Postgraduate Institute of Medicine Prof. Senaka Rajapakse Senaka Rajapakse is Professor in the Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Colombo, and Honorary Consultant Physician, National Hospital Colombo. He graduated with First Class honours from the University of Colombo in 1993, winning many awards and distinctions. He has the MD and MRCP(UK), and is a Fellow […]

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Feb
03

Economics Undergraduate wins the Best Research Paper Award at SAESM – Nepal

13th South Asian Economic Students’ Meet (SAESM) which was held in Kathmandu, Nepal from 29th January to 3rd February 2017 brought great glory to Sri Lanka and to the University of Colombo with the exceptional performance of young economists.  13th SAESM was very special for Sri Lanka and it stands amongst the best SAESMs for […]

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Feb
02

Atomic Metallic Hydrogen was discovered

Atomic Metallic Hydrogen H2(solid), the rarest metal on earth and also the first ever sample of the kind has become a reality thanks to the research activities of Issac Silvera and Ranga Dias of Harvard University. The sample has been created by applying a pressure of 495 GPa (which is over the pressure in the […]

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Dec
07

University of Colombo achieves top ranking, BRICS & Emerging Economies 2017

On 30th November 2016, the University of Colombo was ranked among the top 300 in the prestigious Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economics Rankings 2017. The inclusion of the University of Colombo in the BRICS & Emerging Economies ranking is a significant achievement, as it indicates the University’s ranking as one of the top […]

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Nov
18

Team “DESTROYER” wins silver award at Sri Lanka Robotics Competition

The team “DESTROYER” from the Faculty of Science, University of Colombo, won the silver award in the university category at the Sri Lanka Robotics Competition (SLRC 2016), organized by the E-Club of the Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering, University of Moratuwa, held on 11th November 2016. The team (Thilina Payagala, Thimira Sanuka, Hasith Perera, […]

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Oct
17

Research Forum on Poverty in Sri Lanka : The Challenges Ahead

An inter-faculty research forum was held on 17th October 2016 from 8.45 a.m. – 11.00 a.m. at the Auditorium of Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo.  This event was organized by the Department of Economics and the Department of Demography. The Research Forum was held on the 17th of October, as is […]

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Aug
30

UOC dominates the SLUG Hockey arena

University of Colombo men’s and women’s hockey teams went on to emerge as the champions and runners-up respectively at the 12th Sri Lanka University Games hockey tournament held at the University of Peradeniya from 12th – 14th August 2016. The University of Colombo lads and lasses showed tremendous potential backed by unshaken determination and talent […]

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Aug
08

World University Web Ranking – July 2016

According to recent (July 2016) Webometric ranking, University of Colombo continues its position as number one university in Sri Lanka. Most importantly, it has improved 146 positions from January 2016 rank and with this improvement, University of Colombo has now become the only university in Sri Lanka which is seen within the top 2000 universities […]

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Apr
28

The Department of Economics has won the international Award for the Best IFITT-Talk of the year 2015

The Department of Economics, University of Colombo has won the international Award for the Best IFITT-Talk of the year 2015 from the International Federation for Information Technology and Travel & Tourism (IFITT). The IFITT announced the winning of this prestigious Best IFITT-Talk of the Year Award – 2015 to the Department of Economics. This international award has been bestowed […]

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Apr
01

University of Colombo Team wins third place at the International Olympiad in Theoretical Physics

The University of Colombo is one of the best and oldest institutions for higher studies in the South Asian region and has Alumni serving at top scientific and industrial positions around the world, from scientists at NASA to scientists working on the LIGO project which recently discovered experimental evidence of gravitational fields. A team of […]

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Nov
26

Asiri Wijesinghe won a Merit Award at the Asia Pacific ICT Awards 2015

Asiri Wijesinghe from the UCSC won a Merit Award for this final year individual project at the Asia Pacific ICT Awards 2015.

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