Monday, 10 August 2020

A discussion between the University of Kelaniya and the K.J. Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce, India was held on the 07th of November 2018 at the Office of the Vice- Chancellor. Prof. D.M. Semasinghe, Vice- Chancellor of University of Kelaniya and Dr. Prasad Bhide, Assistant Professor- Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce led the discussion.

The idea of strengthening the relationship between the two universities was emphasized during the discussion.

In relation to the discussion, Dr. Prasad Bhide who visited the university as a senior scholar to the Department of Sanskrit and Eastern Studies was introduced to the Vice- Chancellor. The introduction was done by Senior Lecturer Ven. Walapane Gnanasena Thero, Head- Department of Sanskrit and Eastern Studies.

The inauguration ceremony of the 10th batch of the Diploma in Photography organized by Drama & Theatre and Image Arts Unit of the Department of Fine Arts, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya was held on the 11th of November 2018 at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Social Sciences. This was organized with the objective of providing knowledge to probationers and veterans who have lost the opportunity to gain university education and socializing photography as a subject.

This inauguration was held for the 10th batch of the Diploma in Photography and the batch consists of more than 80 students.

Junior Research symposium on Humanities organized for the 2nd consecutive time by the Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, with the objective of developing research skills of the undergraduates was held on the 31st of October 2018 at Kotahena Sri Pragnakirthi Memorial Hall.

Around 100 research papers under the fields of Sanskrit Studies, Fine Arts, Language and Literature, Language Teaching, Linguistics, Philosophy and Religious Studies were presented at the Symposium. The symposium was conducted under three main sessions and its speciality was the poster presentation session.

Japan- Sri Lanka cultural exchange programme organized by the Research Centre for Japanese Studies of the Department of Modern Languages, University of Kelaniya in collaboration with the Japanese Club of the university was held on the 30th of October 2018 at Kotahena Sri Pragnakeerthi Memorial Hall. This was organized as a practical session for the undergraduates of B.A. (special) Degree in Japanese Studies under the course unit: “Inter- Cultural Communication”.


Two Professors from Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan graced the event as two special guests and they were able to provide an insight into the diversity in Japanese food culture.


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