Monday, 10 August 2020

“Chiththaavurthi” Classical Ballet organized by Drama, Theatre and Image Arts Unit, Department of Fine Arts, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya was held on the 10th of October 2018 at the Dharmaloka Hall. This event was organized in association with the course unit “Choreography and Stage Performance” which is relevant to final year undergraduates of Bachelor of Arts (special) Degree in Performing Arts.

Senior Prof. Lakshman Senevirathne, Deputy Vice- Chancellor, Ven. Dr. Kapugollewe Anandakiththi Thero, Chief Student Counsellor, Prof. Prashanthi Narangoda, Head- Department of Fine Arts, Heads of Departments, academic staff members, Mr. Chandana Wickramasinghe, Mr. Ravibandu Vidyapathi and several veteran dancers graced this event which was held with the objective of developing and appreciating the skills of the undergraduates.

The Department of Sanskrit was nominated as the “Department of Sanskrit and Eastern Studies”. The name board of the Department of Sanskrit and Eastern Studies was unveiled on the 25th of October 2018 at the entrance of the department.

The event was held under the patronage of Thripitaka Vagishvaracharya, Mahopadhyaya, Pandith, the Most Venerable Welamitiyawe Dharmakirthi Sri Kusala Dhamma Thero, – the Chief Prelate of the Colombo and Chilaw regions and the Chancellor of University of Kelaniya and the Most Venerable Prof. Kumburugamuwe Vajira Thero- the Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Prof. D.M. Semasinghe, Vice- Chancellor of University of Kelaniya, Senior Prof. Lakshman Senevirathne, Deputy Vice- Chancellor of University of Kelaniya graced the event.

The launch of “Kuvenita Liyumak” Poetry Collection by Oshada Dilum, a Kelaniya University undergraduate was held on the 15th of October 2018 at Kotahena Sri Pragnakeerthi Memorial Hall. This is the very first poetry collection of Oshada Dilum who is a third year undergraduate of the Bachelor of Arts (special) Degree in Film and Television offered by the Department of Fine Arts, Faculty of Humanities.

The event was held under the patronage of Prof. Patrick Rathnayake, Dean- Faculty of Humanities. Moreover, Senior Lecturer Mr. Priyanakara Rathnayake, Head- Drama & Theatre and Image Arts Unit, Department of Fine Arts, Senior Lecturer Mr. Chandrasiri Bogamuwa, Senior Lecturer Upul Jayantha Ranepura and the academic staff members of the department graced the event. Many undergraduates also participated in this event which was being made fascinating with the singing by the young musician Mr. Sadara Bandara.

Two academic staff members of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya were appreciated at the 323rd Humanities Faculty Board Meeting which was held on the 04th of October 2018.

Prof. Dilkushi Wettewe, Department of English Language Teaching was appreciated at the Faculty Board Meeting for being recognized and awarded the prestigious ‘Inspirational Woman of the Year’ WIM Award (gold category) for her exceptional leadership in the field of higher education. Moreover, Prof. Kamani Jayasekara, Department of Western Classical Culture and Christian Culture was also appreciated for being awarded with the ‘Godage Literary Award’ at the 20th Godage Literary Awards Ceremony for her excellent service in the field of English Literature.

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