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Oct
17

8th Annual Sinhala Studies Symposium (සිංහල අධ්‍යයන සැසිය)

The 8th Annual Sinhala Studies Symposium organized by the Department of Sinhala, University of Colombo, was held on 17th October 2018 ​from 9.00 am – 6.00 pm at the Department of Sinhala. This year, the conference theme was “Sinhala Studies at Crossroads” and the event was extended through following sub-themes enabling a participation of wide range of scholars from both academic and non-academic […]

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Oct
16

Dean’s Lecture Series–II, Faculty of Arts

The 2nd lecture and the panel discussion of the of “Dean’s Lecture Series‘ was held on 16th October 2018, from 2.30 PM to 4.30 PM at the Board Room, Faculty of Arts. The topic of the lecture was  “Humanities and Its Discontents in Higher Education Today” and was delivered by Professor Saugata Bhaduri, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and Professor […]

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Oct
13

Award Ceremony and the Inauguration Ceremony

The Award Ceremony of the first batch of students and the Inauguration Ceremony of the second batch of students of the ‘Certificate Course in Communicative Arabic’, conducted by the Arabic and Islamic Civilization Unit, was held on 13th October 2018. The award ceremony was presided by Professor Premakumara de Silva, Dean – Faculty of Arts,  Dr. N. Gafoordeen, […]

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Oct
10

Human Library

The Main Library organized a Human Library programme, parallel to the National Reading Month, where the readers were able to meet Subjects Experts, on 10th October 2018 at 10 am. to 12.00 noon at the Main Library premises. The Vice Chancellor Senior Professor Lakshman Dissanayake, Professor Samantha Herath, Coordinator of the journalism Unit, Professor Sandagomi […]

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Oct
09

Workshop by Prof. Mallika Rajaratnam for the Students/Staff of the Sri Palee Campus

Professor Mallika Rajaratnam, Department of Philosophy of the University of Peradeniya conducted a workshop to the Students of the Sri Palee Campus , University of Colombo themed on, Philosophy of Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy’s Indian Art, Comparative Aesthetics and Cross – Cultural Understanding, Immanuel Kant and Rabindranath Tagore on Philosophy of Beauty and Rabindranath Tagore and […]

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Oct
09

Workshop on Blended Learning for Education

Workshop on Blended Learning for Education organized by Dr. Y S G Wimalasiri, Coordinator of the Learning management system, Institute of Indigenous Medicine was held on 09th and 12th October 2018 from 9.30 am to 12.30pm at the Information Technology Lab, IIM. Mr. W D Nilantha Prasad, Senior Lecturer Department of Information Technology, Faculty of […]

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Oct
09

Inauguration Ceremony of M.Phil/Ph.D

The inauguration Ceremony of M.Phil /Ph.D programme of the Faculty of Education was held on 09th October 2018 at the Faculty of Education premises. The chief coordinator of the programme, the Dean, Professor Manjula Vithanapathirana and the co-coordinator Mr.Kapila Bandara were present to welcome the students. The first ever international student for the M.Phil programme […]

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Oct
06

Catalyst for Experiential Learning for International Scholars: Creating a Niche in Tourism Industry by IHRA

The Institute of Human Resource Advancement (IHRA), University of Colombo works closely with the University of Malaya, Malaysia to provide first-hand knowledge about global learning and knowledge which propels students to accept and understand an array of different cultural and community perspectives. The Programme is a five-day visit to Sri Lanka based International Students Visiting […]

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Oct
05

Counseling Workshop for Teachers in the Negombo Educational Zone

Dr. Samudra Senarath, Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education, Ms. Savitri Dias, Department of English Language Teaching, Faculty of Arts and Nirosha Kulasekera, Assistant  Student Counsellor, Student Counselling Centre, conducted a workshop  in student counselling for teachers in the Negombo Educational  Zone, on the invitation of the Acting  Zonal Director of Education, Negombo. It […]

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Oct
04

Library Science Training for ‘Pirivena’ Directors

A three-day workshop was held for Pirivena (Buddhist Monastic) Directors at the NILIS, University of Colombo from 2nd to 4th October 2018. It was the first stage of the Formalizing Program of Buddhist Monastic Libraries organized by the Ministry of Education in Sri Lanka and NILIS. Twenty-three participants attended the workshop. Retired Senior Lecturer of […]

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Sep
29

University of Colombo wins recognition at “Seminar 2018 for University Lecturers in Changchun, China”

Two Academic staff members, Dr. Latha Gurusinghe from the Department of Sinhala and  Ms. Savitri Dias from the Department of English Language Teaching, participated in ‘The Seminar  2018 for University Teachers from Developing Countries & Countries and Regions Included in Belt and Road Initiatives‘  held in Changchun China from  September 9th to September 29th 2018. It was […]

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Sep
29

Inauguration Ceremony of Diploma in Journalism

The inauguration ceremony of the Diploma in Journalism course which is conducted by Journalism Unit, was held on the 29th September 2018 at 9.30 am in M. B. Ariyapala Auditoriuum, Faculty of Arts. Professor Premakumara de Silva – The Dean, Faculty of Arts, Professor Samantha Herath – Coordinator – Journalism Unit, Professor Emeritus J. B. Dissanayaka, Dr. Edwin Ariyadasa, staff of Journalism Unit […]

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Sep
28

The 18th International Conference of Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions

The 18th International Conference of Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer2018) was held from 27th to 28th September 2018 in the University of Colombo School of Computing auditorium.  The conference included several pre and post-conference workshops on the 26th and 29th of September, conducted by top experts in the cutting edge areas of Computer Science and Information and Communication Technology. […]

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Sep
28

Guest Lecture and Panel Discussion on “Maritime Security”

The Department of International Relations, University of Colombo, with collaboration of the Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka, organized the First Guest Lecture and the Panel Discussion under the theme of “Maritime Security” for Semester II of academic year 2018/19 on 28th of September 2018. The Keynote Speaker/Chief Guest was Professor Atsuko Kanehara from the […]

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Sep
26

Launch of the Train-the-Trainer Blended Leaning Workshop at the Faculty of Law

The ubiquitous use of technologies in our daily lives has profoundly changed not only the way we live but also the construction, distribution and reconstruction of knowledge. Therefore, many higher education institutions have adopted a blended learning approach to enhance the quality of learning and teaching in their institutions. The Faculty of Law, University of […]

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Sep
26

Employability Skills Development Workshop

The Career Guidance Unit organized an Employability Skills Development Workshop in Collaboration with Nestle Lanka PLC. The workshop was held at the Faculty of Arts Board Room on  26th September 2018 from 9.00 am to 12.15 pm. The Program NERI (Nestle Education Responsibility Initiative) was helpful for students to understand how to present themselves professionally, […]

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