Postgraduate Convocation 2020

Postgraduate Convocation 2020

The Postgraduate Convocation 2020 was successfully held on the 11th & 12th of October 2022 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall for the conferment of Postgraduates Diplomas, Degrees and Research Degrees of the University of Colombo. The Venerable Chancellor, Sasana Keerthi Sri Buddha Sasana Shobhana Venerable Muruththettuwe Ananda Nayaka Thero, with the Vice Chancellor, Senior Professor (Chair) H.D. Karunaratne, Rector, Deans of the Faculties, Directors of the Institutes, Registrar, Bursar, Acting Librarian, Deputy Registrar Examinations, Heads of the Departments, Academic, Administrative staff graced the event. 06 Vice Chancellors Awards for Research Excellence, and a total of 2623 Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters Degrees and Research Degrees were conferred at this Convocation.

Message from the Chancellor

I take great pleasure extending my heartiest congratulations to all the graduands on their remarkable achievement. It is the culmination of years of labor, dedication, and perseverance. You are achieving a greater height in your journey with a postgraduate degree from the oldest and the highest ranked university in Sri Lanka. Even though I have not officially graduated from a university, years of experience and hard work for the nation as a Buddhist monk has given me wisdom that one cannot be achieved easily. That is the life of a Bhikku and I wish to remind you as a part of the society you, graduands also have a duty to play a responsible role.
As the Chancellor of the University, it is my pleasure to applaud and wish all the graduands for your great achievement. Your academic achievements have a great responsibility towards building a better tomorrow for this Island Nation. Finally, I wish you all the best and trust you have the capacity and capability as the graduands to take this nation to greater heights

Sasana Keerthi Sri Buddha Sasana Shobhana
Venerable Muruththettuwe Ananda Nayaka Thero
Chief Sanghanayake Western Province
Chancellor, University of Colombo

Message from the Vice Chancellor

It gives me great pleasure to share my thoughts on the occasion of the Postgraduate Convocation 2020 of the University of Colombo. First and foremost I extend my warmest congratulations to all the awardees on achieving your degrees and higher diplomas from your esteemed study programmes. The University of Colombo aims for the highest academic goals and is considered a benchmark in many fields of learning at national and regional levels. I believe that the learning and research experience that you have gained is of excellent in-depth knowledge with specialized skills which will prove highly beneficial for your own career path, as well as the society at large.
The University of Colombo remains committed to developing a high-quality learning environment in many fields of study, in line with the visionaries and policy makers of our university. This commitment has led to the establishment and maintenance of highly valued MA, MPhil and PhD programmes. Therefore, your choice of a study program that attracts a large number of applicants can be seen as the epitome of recognition of your ability to enter postgraduate study and graduate as a well-equipped professional. I am sure your learning experience has been the most fulfilling and satisfying. Without a doubt, it is an honour to receive a globally recognised degree from the number 1 university in Sri Lanka.
As alumni of the University of Colombo, I hope you will treasure the trove of expertise you gained from our institution to help you broaden your horizons. I’m certain that our University has helped nurture and develop each of you as responsible professionals for our beautiful country. I wish you all the very best wishes for your great achievement.

Senior Professor (Chair) H.D. Karunaratne
Vice Chancellor, University of Colombo

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Day 01 – Session I | Session II | Session III
Day 02 – Session I | Session II

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