Arts

Jan
16

Dean’s Lecture Series – Faculty of Arts

Under the patronage and guidance of Senior Professor Premakumara de Silva, Dean Faculty of Arts, and in collaboration with the Centre for Disability Research Education and Practice (CEDREP)- Faculty of Arts, the sixth lecture on the Dean’s Lecture Series of the Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo was organised to be delivered by Prof Tom […]

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Jan
14

Closing Ceremony of the First Vocational Chinese Training Program

The closing ceremony of the first Vocational Chinese Training Program conducted by the Confucius Institute, University of Colombo, in Sri Lankan Customs was held on 14th January 2020, at the Wonder Hotel in Colombo. Dean of Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo, Senior Professor Premakumara de Silva, Deputy Director of Sri Lankan Customs, M.S.A. Hassan, […]

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Dec
19

Annual Meeting of the Board of Management, Confucius Institute

Annual meeting of the Board of Management, Confucius Institute, University of Colombo was held on 19th December 2019. Senior Professor Chandrika N Wijeyaratne – Vice-Chancellor, University of Colombo, Senior Professor Premakumara de Silva – Dean, Faculty of Arts, Dr. L. M. Kapila Bandara – Dean, Faculty of Education, Senior Professor L. Manawadu – Head, Department of […]

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Dec
13

Professor Liujin Yang of Honghe University, China visits University of Colombo

Professor Liujin Yang and Professor Qinghua Long from Honghe University, Yunnan Province, China, visited the University of Colombo on 13th December 2019 and shared their research in the Mang people of Bulang ethnic group. Senior Professor Premakumara de Silva, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Dr. Ven Uduhawara Ananda, Head of the Department of Buddhism […]

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Dec
04

Inauguration Ceremony of the Annual Sinhala Studies Symposium 2019

The Inauguration Ceremony of the Annual Sinhala Studies  Symposium 2019 and 75 years Anniversary Celebrations of the Department of Sinhala, University of Colombo was held on 4th December  2019 at the Professor VK Samaranayake Auditorium, UCSC under the theme “Sinhala Studies: Past, Present & Future”.  The Chief Guest of the Ceremony was Senior Professor Chandrika […]

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Nov
14

Corpora, Archives & Performance: Sri Lankan Languages and Literature

Corpora, Archives and Performance: A Conference on Sri Lanka Languages and Literature” organised by the Department of English, Faculty of Arts, was recently held with the participation of Vice-Chancellor Senior Professor Chandrika N Wijeyaratne, Senior Professor Premakumara de Silva, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Dr. Shermal Wijewardene, Head, Department of English. Day One included an […]

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Nov
06

Conference on ‘Discovering Central Europe and the Asia-Pacific’

The Departments of International Relations and Economics from the Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, University of Warsaw, Republic of Poland held a two day conference titled: ‘Discovering Central Europe and the Asia-Pacific: Harnessing the future of Poland-Sri Lanka Relations through multi-track […]

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Nov
01

Dean’s Lecture Series – Faculty of Arts

The 5th lecture of the Dean’s lecture series in the Faculty of Arts was held on 1st November 2019 at the Faculty Board Room. Professor Suresh Canagarajah (Edwin Erle Sparks Professor, Pennsylvania State University, USA), delivered the lecture on ‘Post-colonial English Language Curriculum Practices in South Asia’  and  Dr. Wenura Palihawadana (Consultant Psychiatrist, Base Hospital, […]

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Oct
25

Confucius Institute Day – Chinese Culture Event

Confucius Institute Day, the annual Chinese culture event, organized by Confucius Institute of the University of Colombo Sri Lanka(CIUC) was organized on 25th October 2019, from 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm in the Yellow Tables Area, Faculty of Arts. Venerable Professor Medawachchiye Dhammajothi Thero, Local Director of CIUC, delivered the welcome address to all invitees […]

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Oct
24

Post-war Tamil Politics in Sri Lanka: Sovereignty, Nationalism and the problem of peace

The Department of Sociology organized the monthly seminar for the month of October, on Thursday 24th October 2019 from 3.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. in the SPARC Conference Room. At this seminar, Dr. Bart Klem delivered the lecture on “Post-war Tamil Politics in Sri Lanka: Sovereignty, Nationalism and the problem of peace”. The speaker is […]

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Sep
09

Dean’s Lecture Series – Faculty of Arts

Under the patronage and guidance of Senior Professor Premakumara de Silva, Dean Faculty of Arts, the fourth lecture on the Dean’s Lecture Series of the Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo was organised to be delivered by Professor Bob Simpson, Durham University, UK. The Lecture titled ‘Managing the Pious Cadaver: Whole Body Donation and Anatomy […]

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Sep
05

Cultural Workshop on Chinese Tea

The Confucius Institute at University of Colombo, co-organized a Cultural Workshop on Chinese Tea named as “The Taste of Chinese Tea from the Beautiful Yunnan Province” on 5th September 2019 in the Green Table area, Faculty of Arts. Venerable Professor Medawachchiye Dhammajothi Thero, the Local Director of CIUC, gave a welcome address to all invitees. […]

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Sep
05

Godage National Literary Awards – 2019

Emeritus Professor of Sinhala J B Disanayaka and Professor and Head/Department of Sinhala Sandagomi Coperahewa received awards at the Godage National Literary Festival held on 5th September 2019 at the SLFI Auditorium. Professor Disanayaka received the Godage Lifetime Award for his contribution towards Sinhala language and literature and Professor Coperahewa received an award for the […]

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Sep
03

International Symposium on ‘Sociology for Everyday Life’

The International Research Symposium of the Department of Sociology organized in celebration of its fiftieth milestone, with the theme ‘Sociology for everyday life‘ was held successfully on the 3rd and 4th of September 2019 at the University of Colombo premises. The inauguration ceremony was held on the 3rd of September at the College House Auditorium. The Chief […]

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6th Annual Research Symposium (DemARS 2019) Department of Demography

The 6th Annual Research Symposium of the Department of Demography, University of Colombo was held on 11th July 2019 under the theme of “Population and Sustainable Development” highlighting the significance of the World Population Day. Dr. Sunethra Perera, Head, Department of Demography welcomed the distinguished invitees. The occasion was graced by the Senior Professor Chandrika […]

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Jul
08

Cinema-Going on the Railway Tracks

Professor Ravi Vasudevan delivered a talk titled ‘Cinema-Going On the Railway Tracks: Transportation, Circulation and Exhibition of Information Film in Colonial India’ at the Department of English, University of Colombo on Monday 8 July 2019 at 3 pm. Professor Ravi Vasudevan co-directs the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) media and urban studies programme […]

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