International Women’s Day 2021

International Women’s Day 2021

University of Colombo celebrates International Women’s Day 2021 under the theme “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world” on March 08, 2021, at the Auditorium, Faculty of Graduate Studies. Ms. Kimarli Fernando, the Chairperson, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau was the chief guest and Ms. Bimshani Jasin Arachchi, the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Police Ombudsman Range at Sri Lanka Police was the guest of honour. The keynote address at the occassion was delivered by Professor Arosha S. Adikaram, Acting Director of the Center for Gender Equality at the University of Colombo. Vice Chancellor Professor Chandrika Wijeyaratne, the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies; Professor Nayani Melegoda addressed the gathering. Sri Lanka’s own Soprano Ms. Kishani Jayasinghe performed at the occassion. The University academic and executive staff members were invited to the event.

Ms. Kimarli Fernando
Chairperson, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau

Ms. Kimarli Fernando
Chairperson, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau


Professor Nayani Melegoda
Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies


Professor Arosha S. Adikaram
Acting Director, Center for Gender Equality


Ms. Bimshani Jasin Arachchi
DIG of Police, Police Ombudsman Range
Sri Lanka Police


Dr. Asha L. Abeyasekera
PgDGWS & MGWS Coordinator Faculty of Graduate Studies


Dr. Pavithra Jayawardena
PgDGWS & MGWS Co-Coordinator Faculty of Graduate Studies

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YES FM Interview "International Woman's Day 2021" with the Vice-Chancellor Professor Chandrika Wijeyaratne