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Dec
11

CIMA Excellence Awards 2020 – Prof. Tharusha N Gooneratne

Professor Tharusha N Gooneratne of the Department of Accounting of the Faculty of Management & Finance was one of the four award winners of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Research Excellence Award. She received the award at the first Global CIMA Excellence Awards virtual ceremony held on 11th December 2020 for her distinguished […]

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Dec
08

UI GreenMetric Award 2020

The University of Colombo has been ranked the fourth place in the UI GreenMetric Award 2020 among the Sri Lankan Universities. The University applied for this award at the first time through the Center for Environmental Initiatives under the supervision of Prof. Erandathie Lokupitiya, the Director CEI. The Center for Environmental initiatives (CEI) of University [...]
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Dec
06

Development of a genetic barcode for surveillance and malaria parasite tracking in Sri Lanka

Parasitic Diseases Research Unit, Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo in collaboration with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, USA Sri Lanka was certified as a malaria-free nation in 2016, but imported malaria cases continue with a persistent risk of re-emergence of the disease in the country Genetic information of [...]
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Nov
29

No. 1 among Sri Lankan Universities in the SCImago Institutions Rankings (SIR) 2020

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) 2020. 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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Nov
24

International Research Symposium (DemARS 2020)

The First International Research Conference of the Department of Demography, University of Colombo took place virtually on the 24th of November 2020 via Zoom. This was also the inaugural international edition of the 7th Annual Research Symposium of the Department of Demography under the theme of "Population and Sustainable Development" with a number of national [...]
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Nov
23

Three UoC researchers rank among the World’s top 2% in Stanford University list

Three academics from the University of Colombo have been ranked among the top 2% of scientists around the world in a recent paper from Stanford University, published in the journal PLoS Biology. This study has classified the scientists based on their career-long citation impact until the end of 2019. A total of 15 scientists from [...]
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Nov
22

Annual Conference on ‘International Relations & the Bystander Effect”

The First Annual Conference of the Department of International Relations (INCOIRe) was held during 21st -22nd November 2020. This year’s theme was ‘International Relations & the Bystander Effect’. The Conference began with the Department of International Relations’ a capella group ‘19-65 Chorus’ rendering of the national anthem. Dr. Maneesha Wanasinghe-Pasqual welcomed all to the Conference [...]
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Nov
03

University of Colombo Alumni of NSW establishes Self-Sustainable Scholarships

The University of Colombo Alumni Association of NSW (UCAANSW), the first-ever in the state of NSW, was established in 2016 with a vision to encourage and promote close links between the University and alumni, as well as strengthen old and foster new friendships amongst the alumni. Since then, UCAANSW has organised many welfare activities and […]

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Oct
31

An Environmentally Friendly Instrument Used for Chasing Elephants Using an Infra Sound Technique

Infrasound frequencies for which elephants are sensitive are generated by an automated system that has been developed to chase elephants with no physical harm to the animal. The system comprises a PIR sensor coupled with a GSM model powered with a battery charged by a solar panel. These units are assembled as a single unit […]

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Oct
29

4th Global Animal Welfare Awards 2020

The WVA and Ceva Animal Health have announced the winners of the 2020 Global Animal Welfare Awards on 29th October 2020. This award recognizes the individuals and institutions for their outstanding work and dedication to promoting animal welfare. Dr. Tharanga Thoradeniya, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka is recognized as one of the […]

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Oct
28

University of Colombo ranks in the THE Subject ranking 2021

The University of Colombo has reached a higher ranking in the World University Ranking systems during the year 2020. This reflects improved quality of learning and teaching methods, enhanced research and development entwined with innovation and commercialization, constant monitoring and evaluation of the administration, and the commitment & dedication of all members of staff of […]

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Oct
27

SDC Awards Ceremony 2020

The Awards Ceremony of the Staff Development Centre of the University of Colombo was held on the 27th of October 2020 as an online event, under the patronage of the Vice-Chancellor, Senior Professor Chandrika N Wijeyaratne. The event, which saw sixty-six participants from universities across the country receive their accreditation as teachers in higher education [...]
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Oct
15

Fun with A capella

“Life is for the living…Let life be like music” It’s been months since we first heard of COVID-19 and the pandemic has altered our passions while changing our styles of life as well. No matter what changes the times have brought amidst the global pandemic situation, choristers of Euphony made quarantine full of rhythms. Thus, […]

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Oct
08

Faculty of Science Receives a Bus Donation

Mr. Thilak Karunaratne, a past President of the AAUC, an Alumnus, and a Council member of the University of Colombo donated a Bus to the Faculty of Science to promote field-based research work. The formal handing over of the bus was done on 8th October 2020 at the College House premises with the participation of […]

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Oct
04

Academic Staff Training Workshop – Confucius Institute

Aiming to build a high-level Confucius Institute of corresponding academic ability in addition to its Chinese language education, the Confucius Institute, University of Colombo (CIUC) initiated the first Academic Staff Training Workshop for CIUC and the Teaching staff from 2nd – 4th October 2020. The Dean, Faculty of Arts – Senior Professor Premakumara de Silva, […]

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Sep
30

Farewell of Professor K A I L Gamalath

Farewell of Professor KAIL Gamalath, Department of Physics was held at the Faculty Club on the 30th 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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