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Apr
07

No. 1 among Sri Lankan Universities in the SCImago Institutions Rankings (SIR) 2022

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) 2022. 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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Mar
26

UoC Team advances to the Semi-Final of the Jean Pictet Competition 2022

The Jean-Pictet Competition enables students to become better acquainted with international humanitarian law, using simulated events and role-playing based on fictitious situations of armed conflict. The prestigious competition is significantly different from other international law competitions as it aims to take the ‘law out of the books’. This year, the team representing the Faculty of […]

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Mar
25

Group visit by Indian Institute of Madras, India

A group led by Professor Preeti Aghalayam- Faculty Advisor, Global Academic Activities, Indian Institute of Madras, India visited the University of Colombo and met Professor M.P.P. Dharmadhasa, the Acting Vice Chancellor on 25 March 2022. During the meeting, both parties discussed the potential avenues of cooperation between the two universities where Professor Aghalayam was accompanied […]

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Mar
21

An Asteroid Named to Honour University of Colombo

On March 21, 2022 the International Astronomical Union (IAU) officially named an asteroid to honour the University of Colombo. The University of Colombo alumnus, Dr Nalin Samarasinha, and fellow astronomer, Dr Tod Lauer, discovered this asteroid in 2000 from the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona, USA. Recently, after its orbit was well established, the […]

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Mar
21

Visit of former chief justice of Bhutan to Faculty of Law

Hon. Chief justice (former) of Bhutan, Sonam Tobgye visited the faculty of law on 21st March 2022 during his visit to the Nagananda International Institute for Buddhist Studies. President’s Counsel Prashantha Lal de Alwis took charge of coordinating the event. Prof. Sampath Punchihewa, the Dean of the Faculty of Law, warmly welcomed the former Chief […]

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Mar
21

The issuance of Circulation Standard Commemorative coin to mark the 150th Anniversary of the Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo or ‘the Colombo Medical School’ was established in 1870 by the then Governor Sir Hercule Robinson. The faculty is the second oldest Medical College in South Asia which served as the single pioneer center in the field of medical education for more than a century in Sri Lanka. […]

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Mar
19

The Inauguration Ceremony of MA in Sinhala Programme 2021/2022 – Faculty of Arts

The inaugural ceremony of the Master of Arts in Sinhala 2021/2022 programme conducted by the Department of Sinhala, Faculty of Arts was held on 19th March 2022 at the New Arts Theatre. Professor Lasantha Manawadu, the Dean of Faculty of Arts graced the occasion as the Chief Guest, and Dr. Mohammed Mahees, Senior Lecturer, Department […]

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Mar
15

Opening of the Digital Wall, Library

The official unveiling of the digital wall of the Library, the University of Colombo was declared on the 15th of March 2022. The digital wall was created and displayed with the assistance of the British Council of Sri Lanka which enables readers to access the digital collections of the British Council by scanning the QR […]

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Mar
11

Long Service Awards Ceremony 2020/2021

The Long Service Awards Ceremony 2020/2021 of the University of Colombo was conducted ceremonially on 11th March 2022 at the New Art Theater of University of Colombo under the leadership of Vice-Chancellor, Professor Chandrika N Wijeyaratne, Registrar, Bursar and other honored guests. One hundred and ninety-three members of the Academic, Academic Support, Administrative and Financial, […]

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Mar
09

Orientation Programme for New Entrants 2022 – Faculty of Law

The Student Welcome Ceremony, which inaugurated the Orientation Programme for New Entrants to the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, was held on 9th March 2022. In a world with many online gatherings, it was wonderful to be able to meet physically at the New Arts Theatre to commemorate this momentous occasion. The ceremony opened […]

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Mar
08

‘It’s a Gift of Life’ – Blood donation campaign

A blood donation campaign ‘It’s a gift of life’ was organized by the Netball team of the University of Colombo in collaboration with the Central Blood Bank, Sri Lanka on 8th of March 2022 to commemorate International Women’s Day. The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Chandrika N Wijeyaratne, and the Chairman of the Sports Advisory Board, Dr. Kapila […]

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Mar
08

The agricultural symbol of Sri Lanka for global recognition

“We explored the unseen nutritional world of Sri Lankan rice varieties with a positive impact of cultivation seasonal variation” Every person needs to get a nutritional and healthy diet for their growth and development. But, in present nutritional properties or dietary requirements is being decreased from the main diet due to various anthropogenic activities. Rice […]

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Mar
05

448th meeting of the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Directors (CVCD)

The 448th meeting of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Directors (CVCD) was held on 5th March 2022 at the Senate Hall, College House of the University of Colombo. A presentation was made on the current status and future plans for LEARN by Professor Chandana P. Udawatte, Vice Chairman, UGC and Chairman of the LEARN Board […]

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Feb
18

Lantern Festival Celebration 2022

The “Chinese traditional lantern festival” which is held annually by the Confucius Institute, University of Colombo dawned on 18th February 2022, with the participation of Professor Lasantha Manawadu, Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo (UoC) as the Chief Guest, and honored guests followingly, Professor Sumedha Jayaneththi, Dean – Faculty of Technology, (UoC), Dr. Rev. […]

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Feb
17

Opening Ceremony of the Refurbished Pavilion

The Refurbished Pavilion of the University of Colombo was declared open on 17th of February 2022 by Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena, Minister of Education and Hon. Namal Rajapaksa, Minister of Youth and Sports. This pavilion, originally established in the 1930s, was refurbished under the patronage of Sri Lanka Cricket. The function was also graced by Professor […]

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Feb
17

The University of Colombo Commences the Operation of Smart Class Room

The University of Colombo is proudly announcing the opening of its Weidong Smart Classroom on the 17th of February 2022. The Smart Classroom was implemented in collaboration with the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTec) and the International Centre for Higher Education Innovation under the auspices of UNESCO (UNESCO-ICHEI), and it was sponsored by […]

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