Monday, 10 August 2020

KELF 2018 (Kelaniya English Literary Festival) organized by the Department of English, University of Kelaniya was held on the 04th of December 2018 at the Kotahena Sri Pragnakeerthi Memorial Hall. The festival was organized with the objective of celebrating life and work of late Chair Professor Manique Gunesekera.

The event also featured a panel discussion on “creativity and publishing in contemporary Sri Lankan English writing” with writers Vivimarie VanderPoorten, Nayomi Munaweera, and Ameena Hussein. The main speaker of this session was Professor Carmen Wickramagamage of the University of Peradeniya

“Thaa 2018” cultural show jointly organized by Visual Arts, Design & Performing Arts Unit of the Department of Fine Arts, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya and Performing Arts Students’ Association was held on the 21st of November 2018 at Dharmaloka Hall. Developing and appreciating the creative skills of the students were the prime objectives of the show.

“Thaa 2018” which is being organized in relation to course units of undergraduate degree programmes relevant to Performing Arts was made more fascinating by the novel creations of the undergraduates.

 

3rd International Conference on Sanskrit and Eastern Studies organized by the Department of Sanskrit and Eastern Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya was held on the 08th of November 2018 at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Social Sciences. This conference was held for the 3rd consecutive time, with the objective of improving undergraduates’ knowledge on Sanskrit and Eastern Studies.

Dr. Prasad Bhide, Assisstant Professor of the Department of Sanskrit of K.J. Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce affiliated to Mumbai University delivered the keynote speech of the event, based on the theme ‘Assimilation and Dissemination of Knowledge in Indian Tradition’.

Junior Academic Research Symposium organized by the Staff Development Centre of the Faculty of Humanities was held on the 14th of November 2018 at the Board Room of the Faculty of Humanities. The prime objective of this symposium which was held for the first time was to develop research skills of the probationary lecturers of the Faculty of Humanities.

43 nationally important research papers out of 60 research studies conducted by the probationary lecturers of the Faculty of Humanities, were presented at the Symposium. A journal that includes all the research papers presented at the Symposium was also launched on the same day.

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