Arts

Nov
03

Certificate Awarding Ceremony of Vocational Chinese Language Program for Sri Lanka Police

The Certificate Awarding Ceremony for Vocational Chinese Language Program for Sri Lanka Police conducted by the Confucius Institute was held on 3rd November 2022, successfully. The Vice Chancellor Senior Professor (Chair) H.D. Karunaratne, the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Senior Professor Lasantha Manawadu, Counsellor Chinese Embassy Mr Wang Keqi , Deputy Inspector General of […]

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Nov
01

“සුපෝෂී ව්‍යාපෘතිය” Suposhi project – Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Arts in partnership with Sarvodaya and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) launched the ‘Youth Wellness Program’ to support undergraduates to improve their well-being during these crisis times. The first project “සුපෝෂී” (Suposhi) under this program to distribute free glasses of milk among undergraduates of the faculty, was launched on the 1st of [...]
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Oct
17

Launch of Kolamba: Peer-reviewed Sinhala Journal of the Faculty of Arts

The launching ceremony of Kolamba: Peer-reviewed Sinhala Journal of the Faculty of Arts was held on 17th October 2022 at the Board Room of the Faculty of Arts with the presence of the Vice Chancellor,  Senior Professor (Chair) H.D. Karunaratne. Kolamba is an annual peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary Sinhala journal to foster high-quality Sinhala research papers in [...]
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Oct
04

50th Death Anniversary Seminar of Professor Senarath Paranavitana

The Department of Sinhala organized a Seminar on 4th October 2022 at the Senate Hall, College House to commemorate the 50th death anniversary of Professor Senarath Paranavithana with the presence of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Colombo. The students following the MA in Sinhala program, Sinhala Honours degree program and other invitees from […]

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Sep
22

Annual Research Session 2022 | Department of Sinhala

The 11th Annual Research Symposium on Sinhala Studies organized by the Department of Sinhala was held on 22nd September 2022 at the New Arts Theatre (NAT) with the presence of the Vice Chancellor Senior Professor (Chair) H.D. Karunaratne and other invitees, scholars, and students. This year’s symposium was held under the theme of Critical Discourses […]

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Sep
16

Inauguration Ceremony of Short Course on Parliamentary Functions and Procedures

The Parliament of Sri Lanka and the Department of Political Science & Public Policy University of Colombo jointly initiated a short course on parliamentary functions and procedures for the first time in history. The inaugural ceremony of the course was held on the 16th of September 2022 at the University of Colombo with the participation [...]
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Sep
16

Department of English launches a Digital Humanities Laboratory (DHLab)

The Department of English of the Faculty of Arts successfully launched a digital humanities laboratory (DHLab) on the 16th of September, 2022 as a hybrid event for on-site and online invitees. Gracing the occasion was the Acting Dean of the Faculty, Professor Chandana Aluthge who is also the Director of the University’s AHEAD Operational Technical […]

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Aug
25

Diploma in Sinhala Awards Ceremony 2022 – Faculty of Arts

The Awards Ceremony of the Diploma in Sinhala programme ( 2019 and 2020 batches) conducted by the Department of Sinhala, Faculty of Arts was held on August 25, 2022, at the New Arts Theatre of the University of Colombo. The Vice Chancellor Senior Professor (Chair) H.D. Karunaratne graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The […]

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Aug
25

Inauguration of the New Honours Degree Programme in Communication and Creative Arts

The inaugural ceremony for the first batch of students of the honours degree programme in Communication and Creative Arts, offered for the first time in a Sri Lankan university was held on 25 August 2022 at the auditorium of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The Vice Chancellor Senior Professor (Chair) H.D. Karunaratne graced the occasion […]

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Aug
22

Introducing Blind Cricket to visually impaired students

For the first time in the Sri Lankan University Sports history, the University of Colombo took the first step to introducing Blind Cricket to visually impaired students. This initiative will encourage and empower the visually impaired students to explore fresh avenues of extended co-curricular activities in the university. Blind Cricket at the University of Colombo […]

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Aug
14

Road to Chinese: Light Day Salon 2022 – Confucius Institute

Confucius Institute gave a hand to Chinese language undergraduates on the experience of Chinese culture “Road – to – Chinese: Light Day Salon” on 14th Aug 2022.   46 undergraduates were actively consulted by Sri Lankan lectures and Chinese experts from the Confucius Institute. Prof. Wimal Hewamanage, Sri Lankan Director of the Confucius Institute at the […]

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Jun
20

Awarding Ceremony of the 21st “Chinese Bridge” Competition

The Awards Ceremony of the 21st “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for undergraduates in Sri Lanka was successfully held on 20st of June 2022 in the boardroom, Faculty of Arts under the patronage of his excellency Mr. Qi Zhenhong-Ambassador, Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka, Senior Professor H. D. Karunaratne, Vice Chancellor of the University of […]

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Jun
10

Chinese Cultural Counsellor visited the University of Colombo

Mr Zhang Yingbao, Chinese Cultural Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka and Mrs Li Qingyui, First Secretary paid a visit to the Confucius Institute at University of Colombo (CIUC) and met the Vice-Chancellor Senior Professor (Chair) H. D. Karunaratne on 10th June 2022. He extends his warm welcome while the two parties exchanged […]

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Jun
08

The launching ceremony of  the Sarasa Journal, Department of Sinhala

The launching ceremony of the ‘Sarasa’ Journal of the Department of Sinhala was held on 8th June 2022 at the M.B. Ariyapala Auditorium, Faculty of Arts.  The Vice Chancellor Senior Professor (Chair) H. D. Karunaratne graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and Senior Professor Lasantha Manawadu, The Dean/Faculty of Arts, Senior Professor Sandagomi Coperahewa, […]

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May
24

College House – The Cradle of Sri Lanka’s University Education

Published by University of Colombo, 2021, 192 pages (with colour photos and illustrations) ISBN 978-624-5873-20-3 For over a century, College House has been a site of higher learning and intellectual activity for scholars who disseminated knowledge for the academic advancement and national development of Sri Lanka. College House is perhaps the oldest university building in [...]
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Mar
19

Inauguration Ceremony of MA in Sinhala Programme 2021/2022 – Faculty of Arts

The inaugural ceremony of the Master of Arts in Sinhala 2021/2022 programme conducted by the Department of Sinhala, Faculty of Arts was held on 19th March 2022 at the New Arts Theatre. Professor Lasantha Manawadu, the Dean of Faculty of Arts graced the occasion as the Chief Guest, and Dr. Mohammed Mahees, Senior Lecturer, Department […]

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