Postgraduate Ceremonial Graduation 2019

Postgraduate Ceremonial Graduation 2019

The Postgraduate Ceremonial Graduation 2019 was held on 27th, 28th & 29th of July 2022 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall for the conferment of Postgraduates Degrees of the University of Colombo. The Vice Chancellor, Senior Professor (Chair) H.D. Karunaratne, the Rector of Sri Palee Campus, Deans of the Faculties, Directors of Institutes, the Heads of departments, the Registrar, Academic, Administrative & non-academic members of the university and other invitees graced the event. Seven Research Awards, one degree of Doctor of Laws, 60 PhD degrees, 489 Doctor of Medicine degrees, 26 Master of Philosophy degrees, 1557 Masters’ degrees and 1731 postgraduate diplomas were conferred during 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 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 achieve 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 part to play a big role. As the Chancellor of the University, it is my pleasure to applaud and wish all the graduands for your great achievement.
You are the future of this nation. Your academic achievements have a great responsibility building that nation for a better tomorrow. You have been educated with the hard-earned money of the taxpayers of Sri Lanka and giving back your service to your country must be your ultimate goal. 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

I am most pleased to share my thoughts on the occasion of the Postgraduate Convocation 2019 of the University of Colombo. 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 policymakers 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 the 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 | Session III
Day 03 – Session I | Session II | Session III | Session IV

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