Workshop on “Writing Research Abstracts”, Faculty of Arts
A workshop on ‘Writing Research Abstracts’ was held on 28th February 2019 at the M. B. Ariyapala Auditorium, Department of Sinhala. The workshop was a preliminary step to the first Undergraduate Research Symposium, to be held on 12th March 2019.
The purpose of the workshop was to give an understanding of how to write a coherent and well-structured abstract suitable for presentation at a conference. The resource persons, Emeritus Professor Jayadeva Uyangoda and Senior Professor Premakumara de Silva, conducted an immensely helpful session on writing abstracts, motivating student interest for engaging in research. Students who made submissions were able to revise their abstracts, incorporating ideas and suggestions discussed at the workshop. The objective of the Undergraduate Research Symposium, a brainchild of Senior Professor Premakumara de Silva, Dean, Faculty of Arts, is to develop and promote a culture of research among the undergraduates of the Faculty of Arts.