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Sep
27

International Tourism Leaders’ Summit and the International Tourism Research Conference

The 7th International Tourism Leaders’ Summit (ITLS) and 6th International Tourism Research Conference (ITRC) were held on 27th September 2020 in parallel to UNWTO World Tourism Day Celebration in the Year 2020 organized by the students and Alumni Association of Tourism Economics and Hotel Management (AATEHM) of the Department of Economics, University of Colombo, under […]

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Sep
25

Farewell of Professor W N Wickremasinghe

Farewell of Professor W N Wickremasinghe, Department of Statistics was held at the Faculty Club on the 25th of September 2020 with the participation of faculty staff and the students of the Department. View more Photos on FOS Media

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Sep
15

Online Learning in Sri Lanka’s Higher Education Institutions during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The temporary closure of educational institutions during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has abruptly transformed the global education landscape in favor of distance learning. This radical shift saw a surge in the use of various digital platforms and applications, including digital learning management systems, collaboration platforms for live-video communication, massive open online courses (MOOCs), and […]

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Sep
05

The Inauguration of the MA in Sinhala Programme – 2020/2021

The Inauguration of the MA in Sinhala 2020/2021 programme was held on 5th September 2020 at the M.B. Ariyapala Auditorium, Department of Sinhala. The Welcome address was delivered by Professor Sandagomi Coperahewa, Head | Department of Sinhala. A special lecture for the new intake was delivered by Professors Ven Agalakada Sirisumana. Emeritus Professors Kusuma Karunarthne, […]

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Aug
28

Inauguration of MA in Buddhist Studies Program

Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies 2019/2020 program offered by the Department of Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Arts was inaugurated via zoom on 28th August 2020. Senior Professor Premakumara de Silva, Dean, Faculty of Arts attended as the Chief Guest and expressed his greetings for the Program and appreciated the Head of the Department’s contribution […]

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Aug
27

Launching Ceremony of the Collected Papers of Emeritus Professor Asanga Tilakaratne

The launching ceremony of the Collected Papers of Asanga Tilakaratne was held at Lotus Hall, BMICH, Colombo on 27th August 2020 at 4.00 pm onwards. In this great occasion, three volumes in Sinhala; Buddhist Philosophy and Ethics, Studies on Buddhist Modernity, and Buddhist Literature and Culture, and five volumes in English; Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhist Ethics, […]

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Aug
26

Second Donation of Anti-pandemic Supplies by the Bank of China Colombo Branch

On 26th August 2020, Bank of China again prepared 20,000 masks (10,000 for Faculty of Arts) and 20 thermometers for the University of Colombo (UoC) to prepare together with the University for the overall resumption of classes. Assistant Country Manager Yang Lixin handed over the materials to Senior Professor Chandrika N Wijeyaratne, Vice-Chancellor, University of […]

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Aug
20

38th Annual General Meeting of Alumni Association

The 38th Annual General Meeting of the Alumni Association of the University of Colombo was held at the Senate Hall of the University of Colombo with the participation of the Vice-Chancellor, Senior Professor Chandrika N Wijeyaratne who is also the Ex-officio Vice President of the Association and other Office Bearers and Members. Several Constitutional Amendments [...]
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Aug
14

Psychological Understanding of the Impact of Covid-19 in Sri Lanka

The 4th lecture of the Dean’s Lecture series in Sinhala medium Psychological Understanding of the Impact of Covid-19 in Sri Lanka (ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ කොවිඩ් 19 හි බලපෑම පිළිබද මනෝවිද්‍යාත්මක අවබෝධය) was held on 14th August 2020 at 3.00 pm via zoom facility under the patronage of Senior Professor Premakumara de Silva, Dean – Faculty of […]

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Aug
07

Special Dialogue – Women’s Leadership at the University

"Special Dialogue - Women’s Leadership at the University". The Global Virtual Conference on  ‘Reimagining & Transforming The University: Confluence of Ideas during and beyond the COVID-19 Disruption’ was held on 6th-7th August 2020.
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Jul
31

University of Colombo’s path towards a sustainable, carbon neutral green university

The University of Colombo is on the verge of becoming a sustainable, green, and carbon-neutral university. The university has plans to become a greener, carbon-neutral university through enhancing greenery, shifting to more renewable energy sources, and minimizing the waste on campus, while promoting recycling and its contribution to a circular economy. The University has planned […]

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Jul
31

University of Colombo as a Polythene- Free Zone

The Center for Environmental Initiatives (CEI) of the University of Colombo implemented a policy on reducing the use of single-use polythene and plastic products inside the University since September 2017 to be in line with the government regulations on banning the use of single-use plastics and Polythene. The Center for Environmental Initiatives has conducted awareness […]

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Jul
31

No. 1 among Sri Lankan Universities in the Webometrics Ranking 2020

The University of Colombo is pleased to announce that it has placed first among Sri Lankan Universities in the Webometrics Ranking July 2020. MESSAGE FROM THE VICE-CHANCELLOR   Dear members of staff and students, The University of Colombo is pleased to announce that it has placed first among Sri Lankan Universities in the Webometrics Ranking […]

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Jul
26

The 15th Annual District Conference Leo District 306 C1 – Leo Club

‘Forerunner’ the Annual District Conference for the Leo District 306 C1 was held on 26th July 2020 at Renaissance hotel Malabe as glamorously as ever. As the chief guest, the District Governor Lion Mahinda Perera MJF MAF JP graced the event. The guest of honour for the evening was the District Governor elect Lion Chethiya […]

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Jul
25

Oration 2020 -The Legendary Speech Competition for People Willing to Push the Envelope

For about five years, the Gavel Club of the University of Colombo has conducted weekly meetings where people are encouraged to stand up in front of a crowd and speak for one minute, where undergraduates from all the faculties make lifelong friends from different faculties and where members gather to celebrate everyone’s success. Within a [...]
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Jul
24

Undergraduate Research Symposium 2020 – Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts organised their 2nd Undergraduate Research Symposium – Humanities and Social Sciences 2020 on 24th July 2020 via zoom. It is the first attempt to host an undergraduate research symposium virtually in the University of Colombo and possibly in Sri Lanka. The Vice-Chancellor, University of Colombo, Senior Professor Chandrika N Wijeyaratne was […]

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