Sunday, 01 November 2020

Felicitation Ceremony for Prof. Mapa Thilakarathna and launch of ‘Thilaka Lakuna’

‘Piyahasara’- a Felicitation Ceremony to appreciate the great service rendered by prominent Prof. Mapa Thilakarathna, Department of Mass Communication, Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Kelaniya was successfully held on the 15th of September 2020 at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University. At this ceremony, Prof. Mapa Thilakarathna was honoured for his contribution to the university, field of media and the entire society during his tenure as an academic staff member of the university.

Concurrently, ‘Thilaka Lakuna’ - a Felicitation Volume as a tribute to Prof. Mapa Thilakarathna was also launched at the ceremony.

The ceremony was held under the patronage of Cadre Chair & Senior Prof. Nilanthi de Silva, Vice- chancellor, University of Kelaniya while Emeritus Prof. Sunanda Mahendra graced the event as the Guest of Honour.

In addition, the event was graced by Prof. M.M. Gunathilaka, Dean- Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Ariyarathna Jayamaha, Dean- Faculty of Graduate Studies, Senior Prof. S.R.D. Kalingamudali, Dean- Faculty of Science, Senior Lecturer Sudath Senarath, Dean- Faculty of Humanities, Senior Prof. Ariyarathna Athugala, Chairman- Art Council, Senior Prof. Anura Manathunga, Director- Centre for Heritage Studies, Senior Lecturer Aruna Lokuliyana, Head- Department of Mass Communication, Heads of other Departments & other academic staff members, Senior Lecturer Dr. Tudor Weerasinghe, Sri Palee Campus, University of Colombo, Dr. Mahinda Pathirana, Chairman- Sri Lankan Press Council, non-academic staff members, members alumni of the Department of Mass Communication and many undergraduates.

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