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Jul
28

No. 1 among Sri Lankan Universities in the Webometrics Ranking – New edition: July 2021

The University of Colombo is pleased to announce that we have retained the top position among Sri Lankan Universities in the July 2021 edition of Webometrics Ranking. This classifies university visibility, transparency and indicators of excellence, which illustrates the teaching commitment, research results, the perceived international prestige and links with the community, industrial and economic [...]
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Jul
11

World Population Day 2021

The modern world blending with technology creates pathways to boost the human population. This creates many problems and in attempts to find solutions, we try to control nature. But don't forget we are only a part of this natural system. Let's not try to control nature and go beyond. It's always the other way around. [...]
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Jun
25

Sri Lankan Bats and Bat-Coronaviruses

ENGLISH සිංහල தமிழ் New Scientific Finding by the Scientists of the University of Colombo; Sri Lankan Bats and Bat-Coronaviruses "Corona" has been a word that tormented a whole world for more than a year since the end of 2019. What is this Corona? It created a global level pandemic by infecting more than 180 million [...]
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Jun
24

Danno Budunge “දන්නෝ බුදුන්ගේ” – Virtual choir arrangement by Euphony

In honour of the Poson Poya Day which marks the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Euphony, the Official Choir of the Faculty of Science, University of Colombo proudly presents their virtual choir arrangement of "Danno Budunge".
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Jun
05

World Environment Day 2021

World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5th to raise awareness of the environment and enhance the attention and action towards protecting it. The theme of World Environment Day 2021 is Ecosystem Restoration. Unless we come up with effective remedies to the wounds of nature that man has already inflicted, the survival of [...]
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Jun
04

Sri Lanka’s chemical cargo shipwreck could become an “intergenerational” disaster

An Interview with Dr. Kokila Konasinghe by the ABC (Australian National Television) TV Following the devastating environmental catastrophe caused by the fire which erupted onboard the MV X-Press Pearl, ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) TV interviewed Dr. Kokila Konasinghe, Director of the Centre for Environmental Law and Policy (CELP) of the University of Colombo, regarding the [...]
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Jun
02

THE Asia University Rankings 2021

On 2nd June 2021, the University of Colombo was ranked 301-350 among 551 Universities in Asia by Times Higher Education World University Ranking Asia Category. Reaching this higher position in the league table during the year 2021, reflects cohesive dedication and commitment of a large group of stakeholders. This upscaled ranking, of the only metropolitan [...]
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May
21

Local Chinese Teachers’ Training in Sri Lanka

The Confucius Institute, University of Colombo together with the National Institute of Education successfully conducted the “Local Chinese Teachers’ Training in Sri Lanka 2021” on 20th – 21st May 2021. This event was carried out in the form of online via zoom platform. Fifty-three Chinese teachers from various schools across Sri Lanka participated in this […]

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May
20

Webinar on Climate Change and its impact on Sri Lanka

Department of Geography organized a webinar on Climate Change and Its Impact on 20th May 2021. Mr. Sarath Premalal, – former Director General, Meteorological Department, Sri Lanka, Dr. Senaka Basnayake – Director, Climate Resilience Unit, Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre, Bangkok, Dr. B. V. R. Punyawardhane – former Director, Meteorology Division, Natural Resource Management Centre, Peradeniya, […]

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May
17

Workshop on Effective Proposal Writing and Thereafter…

First in a series of workshops organized by the Research Committee, Faculty of Science The Research Committee of the  Faculty of Science plans to organize a series of workshops, in order to strengthen and promote a sound research culture in the faculty. The first such workshop titled “Effective Proposal Writing and Thereafter…” was held on May [...]
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Apr
30

No. 1 among Sri Lankan Universities in the SCImago Institutions Rankings (SIR) 2021

The University of Colombo is pleased to announce that it has retained its top position among Sri Lankan Universities in the SCImago Institutions Rankings (SIR) 2021. This is a classification of academic and research-related institutions ranked by a composite indicator that combines three different sets of indicators based on research performance, innovation outputs, and societal […]

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Apr
23

Opening of the New Building of the Department of Statistics

The New Building of the Department of Statistics was ceremonially opened on 23rd of April 2021 by the Chief Guest Senior Professor Chandrika N Wijeyaratne, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Colombo, Guest of Honour Emeritus Professor Lakshman Dissanayake, Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Colombo, Mr. S. R. Attygalle, Secretary to the Treasury, Ministry of […]

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Apr
20

Microscopes donation by CUFSAA to the Department of Zoology and Environment Sciences

Highlighting the opportunity and responsibility of past students to serve their Alma mater, Colombo University Faculty of Science Alumni Association (CUFSAA- NA) officially handed over ten bright field light microscopes (Olympus CX23) and one dissection microscope (Olympus SZX7) to the Department of Zoology and Environment Sciences. The event was graced by the Vice Chancellor, Senior […]

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Apr
15

Climate Literacy Conclave for South Asia

'Climate Literacy Conclave for South Asia' was a 2-day webinar held on April 15 and 16, 2021, with the programme of Day 1 targeting policymakers and Day 2 targeting youth voices. The event was organized jointly by The Climate Reality Project India, Earth Day Network, and Mobius Foundation to mark the anniversary of Earth Day [...]
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Apr
10

Transgenic mosquito resistant to multiple serotypes of the dengue virus

Transgenic mosquito resistant to multiple serotypes of the dengue virus: Development of the first transgenic Animal in Sri Lanka Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo in collaboration with the Molecular Medicine Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya The dengue virus causes epidemics in more than 100 tropical and sub-tropical countries, where [...]
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Apr
09

‘Aluth Awurudu’ Festival – Faculty of Arts

The ‘Aluth Awurudu Festival’ organized by the Faculty of Arts and the Department of Geography under the patronage of the Dean, Faculty of Arts – Senior Professor Lasantha Manawadu, was held on 09th April 2021 at the Faculty of Arts premises. The Vice-Chancellor, University of Colombo – Senior Professor Chandrika N Wijeyaratne, was the Chief […]

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