Thursday, 21 March 2019

A Sangagatha Dakshinawa jointly organized by the Department of Sports Science and Physical Education of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya and the undergraduates who follow B.A. (Special) Degree in Sports and Recreation Management was held on the 28th of November 2018 at the premises of the Department of Sports Science and Physical Education.

The ceremony was held in order to mark the new appointment of Senior Lecturer Mr. Jayantha Kalansooriya. Eight monks participated in the ceremony which was held wishing the goodwill of the department.

A collaborative project involving the University of Kelaniya, Otto-Friedrich University of Bamberg in Germany, the Central Cultural Fund, and the Department of Archaeology documenting the world famous paintings at Sigiriya using 3-D mapping technologies was successfully concluded recently. This was the first campaign of a multi-year collaborative project between the four institutions that envisaged to document more heritage sites of Sri Lanka using the same or similar mapping technologies. The project that commenced on 12th October was concluded on the 7th November.


Senior Lecturer Mr. Jayantha Kalansooriya was assigned as the new Head of the Department of Sports Science and Physical Education. The appointment letter was handed over to Mr. Jayantha Kalansooriya 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 Senior Prof. Lakshman Senevirathne, Deputy Vice- Chancellor and Ms. Dhammika Ambegoda, Assistant Registrar- Academic Establishment Division.

Mr. Jayantha Kalansooriya has obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kelaniya and has followed the Postgraduate Diploma in International Affairs from BCIS.

He has obtained his MA in Japanese Studies from the University of Colombo and M. Com from the University of Kelaniya. He is currently reading for his PhD at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.


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