Arts

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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Jul
11

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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Jul
04

75th Anniversary of Gamperaliya Novel (1944 – 2019)

A seminar to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Gamperaliya novel written by Martin Wickramasinghe was held on 4th July 2019 at 9.30 am – 12.30 pm at the M. B. Ariyapala Auditorium, Department of Sinhala. The seminar focused on socio-political and literary context of Gamperaliya novel. The keynote lecture was delivered by Emeritus Professor Jayadeva […]

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Jun
19

Panel Discussion on ‘How to be a Responsible Digital Citizen?’

The Faculty of Arts organized a panel discussion on ‘How to be a Responsible Digital Citizen ?’ was held on 19th June 2019 at the M. B. Ariyapala Auditorium, Faculty of Arts under the patronage of Senior Professor Premakumara De Silva – Dean , Faculty of Arts. Dr. Harinda Vidanage – Director at BCISLKA, Researcher on […]

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Jun
17

Book Launch “සංහිතා දීපනී“ (Sanhitha Deepanee)

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. This event was chaired by Senior Professor Premakumara de Silva, Dean – Faculty of Arts and  Professor Ranjana  Hettiarachchi, the Rector – Sripalee Campus, Professor Sandagomi […]

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Jun
10

Moral Panics and Migrants: Rethinking Unemployment Insecurities

The Department of Sociology organized the monthly seminar for the month of June, on 10th June 2019 from 3.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. in the Seminar Room of the Department of Sociology.  At this seminar,  Professor Rafal Smoczynski delivered the lecture on “Moral Panics and Migrants: Rethinking Unemployment Insecurities”. Professor Rafal Smoczynski, an Associate professor at Institute of Philosophy […]

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May
10

Extension and Postgraduate Programme Review Workshop – Faculty of Arts

The Extension and Postgraduate Programme Review Workshop 2019 was held under the patronage of Senior Professor Premakumara De Silva, Dean – Faculty of Arts, on 9th – 10th May 2019, in the Faculty of Arts premises. Professor Vipula B. Yapa, Director, Internal Quality Assurance Unit, University of Colombo  and Professor Prasad Sethunga, Director, Internal Quality […]

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Mar
30

Inauguration Ceremony of the Diploma in Sinhala

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. […]

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Mar
28

75th Death Anniversary Seminar on Munidasa Cumaratunga

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, The Principal of the Vidyoddaya Pirivena and the Chief […]

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Mar
23

Inauguration Ceremony of Master of Arts in Sinhala

The Inauguration Ceremony of the Master of Arts Sinhala 2019/19 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 […]

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Mar
19

CVCD Excellence Award 2018

The Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Directors (CVCD) Excellence Awards Ceremony 2018 was held at the President’s House, Colombo on 19th of March 2019. Senior Professor Premakumara de Silva – Dean, Faculty of Arts was awarded for the most outstanding senior researcher in the field of social sciences, humanities and aesthetic. Senior Professor Pujitha Wickramasinghe – […]

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Mar
12

Undergraduate Research Symposium 2019, Faculty of Arts

The first Undergraduate Research Symposium of the Faculty of Arts was held on 12th March 2019. Final year B. A. (Hons) Degree students of the Faculty of Arts presented 59 research abstracts in the technical sessions. The abstracts were based on original research work and all accepted abstracts were published in the Proceedings of the […]

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Mar
08

Dean’s Lecture Series –III, Faculty of Arts

The 3rd lecture of the of “Dean’s Lecture Series‘ was held on 08th March 2019, from 3.00 pm onwards at the Board Room, Faculty of Arts. The topic of the lecture was “The Ambiguity of Voice: the role of ‘storeytelling’. This was a talk by Sarah Kabir based on her book ‘Voices of Peace’ (2018), […]

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