Saturday, 19 January 2019

A tree plantation programme organized by the undergraduates who follow B.A (special) Degree in Psychology offered by the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya was held on the 16th of November 2018 near the Art Gallery of the university.

The prime objective of this programme which was held in relation to the course unit Environmental Psychology of B.A. (special) Degree in Psychology, was to contribute to take necessary steps to create an environmental friendly society and improve students’ attitudes about environmental education.

More than 50 saplings including Kaluwara, Rathhandun, Dewadara were planted and it is also planned to implement a programme to maintain the plants.

Dr. Mangala Katugampola was assigned as the new Head of the Department of Archaeology of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya. The appointment letter was handed over to Dr. Mangala Katugampola by the Vice- chancellor, Prof. D.M. Semasinghe on the 19th of November 2018 at the Office of the Vice- chancellor. Present at the occasion were Prof. Lakshman Senevirathne, Deputy Vice- chancellor and Ms. Dhammika Ambegoda, Assisstant Registrar- Academic Establishment Division.

Dr. Mangala Katugampola who has obtained his first degree from the University of Kelaniya in 1998 has successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Archaeology from the Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology. Subsequently, he obtained his MPhil Degree from the Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology in 2010 and under that he conducted research on Ancient Settlement Studies and GIS. In 2015 he obtained his PhD from Sichuan University, China and the research pertaining to his PhD is based on Spatial Studies and GIS.

A ceremony for the commemoration of World Philosophy Day 2018 organized by the Department of Philosophy of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya was held on the 15th of November 2018 at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Social Sciences. The prime objective of the celebration which is being celebrated each year the third Thursday of the month of November, was to highlight the current necessity for Philosophy and create accuracy of the human vision.

Prof. Nalin De Silva, a former academic staff member of the Department of Mathematics delivered the keynote speech based on the theme “Western Science Myth and Eastern Science”.

“Aithihaasika Paryaawalokanaya 1818- 2018”: bicentennial celebration ceremony of 1818 rebellion organized by the History Society of the Department of History, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya was held on the 31st of October, 01st and 02nd of November 2018 at the premises of the Faculty of Social Sciences. This occasion which was held in relation to bicentennial celebration of 1818 rebellion, consisted of a research conference, an educational programme, an inter- school quiz competition and a cultural show.

The research conference was held on the 31st of October at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Social Sciences and an academic discourse was also held covering all the fields relevant to 1818 rebellion.

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