Sarasavi Aavarjana “සරසවි ආවර්ජනා” – Retrospection of 100 Alumni of the University of Colombo
Sarasavi Aavarjana “සරසවි ආවර්ජනා” (Retrospection of 100 Alumni of the University of Colombo) is a publication containing concise descriptions of 100 graduates passed out from University of Colombo during the 1960s. The launching ceremony was held on 18th September 2022 at the New Arts Theatre under the patronage of the Vice Chancellor, Senior Professor (Chair) H.D. Karunaratne. The articles include the background of writers, the way they enjoyed university life at that time and about their work life. They do not confine to autobiographies of the writers alone, but greatly emphasize their commitment and dedication to serving the masses of this country as prime products of the free education system.
The articles also demonstrate the writers’ valuable contribution to nation-building in various capacities ranging from school teachers to the head of the state of the country. There is a historical value to the book as it well illustrates the educational standards maintained by the students and the staff enjoying the least facilities during the period. It also gives fairly interesting information related to the socio-economic and political conditions that strongly influenced the university system a few decades back. The Alumni believe that the lessons learned from these interesting stories would help guide the careers of present and future generations of the university. Hard copies of the publication are available for reference in the university libraries.