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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
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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Apr
08

පරිත්‍රාණ ධර්ම දේශනය “Parithrana Dhamma Deshana”

The “Parithrana Dhamma Deshana” organized by the Department of Chemistry, was held on 8th of April at the NCLT Premises. More photographs on FOS Media

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Mar
31

Track & Field and Grounds Marking Workshop

A workshop on Track & Field and Grounds Marking was held on the 30th and 31st of March 2021 at the University of Colombo ground premises. This workshop was conducted by Mr Palitha Jayathilaka, Senior Technical Official at the Sri Lanka Athletic Association, to update our staff members on the new methods and changes in […]

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Mar
26

Annual Planning Workshop 2021 – Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science successfully conducted its 2nd Annual Planning Workshop on March 26, 2020, at the Auditorium of the Information Learning Centre, Faculty of Science. The main objective of the workshop was to develop a 3-year Action Plan based on 8 key areas including Undergraduate/ Postgraduate/ Distance Learning/ Research & Innovation/ IT Resources & […]

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Mar
26

Social Sciences and Humanities in the Digital Age and in Pandemic Times – Annual Research Symposium 2021

The Department of Sociology, University of Colombo is a department with a proud history of 50 years of teaching and learning in the social sciences. The Department offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the field of Sociology as well as Social Work, Anthropology and Psychology. The Annual Research Symposium organized by the Department of […]

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Mar
24

Train the Trainer – Behavioral Skills Development Program

The Career Guidance Unit conducted a “Train the Trainer” Staff training program on 22 – 24 in March 2021 at the University Premises as a part of the Behavioral Skills Development Program (BSDP). The objective of the program is to train the staff members of the University to improve the behavioral skills and professional skills […]

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Mar
17

The Commonwealth Futures Climate Research Cohort 2021

Two academics from the University of Colombo are among the 26 members of the Commonwealth Futures Climate Research Cohort Dr. Kokila Konasinghe Dr. Iroja Caldera The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the British Council have partnered to establish the Commonwealth Futures Climate Research Cohort, supporting 26 researchers to bring local knowledge to a global [...]
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Mar
14

Research Ethics in Surveys – Postgraduate Seminar 4

The focus of this seminar was on ethical concerns related to the analysis and interpretation of survey results, an area that is infrequently discussed. Our sole panelist was Senior Professor Athula Ranasinghe, Department of Economics, with Dr Kaushalya Perera, Director of Postgraduate Studies chairing the discussion after the presentation. This is the fourth in the […]

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Mar
13

36th National Rowing Championship

University of Colombo rowers won 5 medals at the 36th National Rowing Championship which was held on the 12-13 March 2021 at Diyawannawa Rowing Center. In the Open Category (Women’s), Ms Ranmalee Nanayakkara and Nadani Mendis won the Silver medal in the Open Double scull, Ms Nadani Mendis and Upuli Edirisingha won the bronze medal […]

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Mar
08

International Women’s Day 2021

University of Colombo celebrates International Women’s Day 2021 under the theme “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world” on March 08, 2021, at the Auditorium, Faculty of Graduate Studies. Ms. Kimarli Fernando, the Chairperson, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau was the chief guest and Ms. Bimshani Jasin Arachchi, the Deputy Inspector [...]
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Feb
27

Research Ethics in Surveys, Postgraduate Seminar 3 – Faculty of Arts

This seminar focused on the ethical concerns related to a very common data collection method – surveys. Panellists Prof. Amala de Silva (Department of Economics) and Prof. Sunethra Perera (Chair, ERC and faculty member, Department of Demography) spoke on this, and the discussion was moderated by Dr. Kaushalya Perera (Director of Postgraduate Studies). This is the [...]
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Feb
23

Tropical Medicine Research Center (TMRC) Project

Epidemiology and transmission of Leishmania donovani infections in Sri Lanka and Bhutan Parasitic Diseases Research Unit, Department of Parasitology Faculty of Medicine The Tropical Medicine Research Center (TMRC) project is financially supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA through a TMRC Award (Grant No. U01AI136033). [...]
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