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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 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 Finance […]

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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, Professor […]

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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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Apr
06

President’s Award for Scientific Research 2021

The most prestigious research award ceremony in Sri Lanka, the "President’s Awards for Scientific Research" was held on the 6th of April 2021 as an online event. Awards were given for the best 100 publications made in the year 2018 and the following scientists of the University of Colombo community have won awards. RESEARCH TITLE [...]
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Mar
31

Track & Field and Ground Marking Workshop

A workshop on Track & Field and Ground 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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