Saturday, 19 January 2019

The Taekwondo Boys’ Team and Elle Girls’ Team from the University of Kelaniya won the Championship of the respective competitions at the Inter- University Games. The winning teams called upon the Vice- chancellor, Prof. D.M. Semasinghe on the 15th of November 2018 at the Office of the Vice- Chancellor.

W.A.D. Isurujith, S.N.W.M.S.T. Weerasekara who won gold medals including the other members of the Taekwondo Boys’ Team who won silver and bronze medals and the Captain of the Elle Girls’ Team, J.D.A. Rajakaruna and the Vice- captain, P.H.D. Dayapathirana including the other team members were present at the meeting.

The first programme of the programme series: “Love and Humanity” organized by the Centre for Gender Studies under the assistance of the Student Welfare Division, University of Kelaniya was held on the 07th of November 2018 at Yakkaduwe Sri Pagnarama Hostel of the University of Kelaniya. The prime objective of this programme which aimed at first year undergraduates, was to develop cooperation among undergraduates through love and humanity.

Mr. Kapila Rathnayake, Founder- Voice of Humans Foundation graced the event as the resource person and he expressed his ideas on how to spend a meaningful university life and how to develop thinking ability. Moreover, it was a novel experience for the first year undergraduates since it was based on several practical activities.

The second session of Chinese Language Teacher Training Programme organized by the Confucius Institute of the University of Kelaniya was held on the 09th of November 2018 at the Confucius Institute of the university. The prime objectives of the programme were to provide an opportunity for the school teachers to solve issues faced by them regarding the curriculum and the teaching process and widen their understanding about the Chinese culture.

Ms. Tang Ying, Lecturer- Confucius Institute and Ms. Li JingJing- Lecturer Conducted the lecture on Chinese Culture while Mr. Li Xiao Tian- Lecturer and Ms. Liang Zheng Ping- Lecturer conducted the lecture on Chinese Opera and Dramas. Ms. Tang Ying- Lecturer also conducted a Thaiji Marshal Art training programme.

The Skill Development Programme oraganized by the Faculty of Graduate Studies of the University of Kelaniya was held on the 04th of November 2018 at Hotel Clarion, Kiribathgoda. The prime objective of this programme was to improve skills of postgraduate (MPhil and PhD) students in Statistical Analysis, Information Literacy, Research Methodologies and Scientific Writing.

The programme was held under two sessions and the sessions were conducted by Prof. P.M.C. Thilakarathne, Director- Centre for Distance and Continuing Education and Dr. W.M.C.B. Wanninayake, Director- Staff Development Centre.

The participants were made aware of the data collection and analysis techniques, technical aspects of empirical research and how to develop through the understanding of fundamental theoretical ideas and logic of research.

Prof. Ariyarathne Jayamaha, Dean- Faculty of Graduate Studies, Prof. Patrick Rathnayake, Dean- Faculty of Humanities, Senior Lecturer Dr. P.N.D. Fernando, Dean- Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, Senior Lecturer Dr. W.V.A.D. Karunarathne, Coordinator of the Skill Development Programme, Senior Lecturer Dr. G.W.J.S. Fernando, Coordinator of MPhil and PhD programmes- Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, Senior Lecturer Dr. D.M.S. De Silva, Director- Research Centre of Faculty of Science, Mr. B.A.N. Krishantha, Deputy Registrar- Exam Branch, Mr. K.B.S.L. Wijerathne, Senior Assistant Registrar- FGS, Mr. H.M.N.C. Herath, Deputy Bursar- FGS graced the occasion which was held under the patronage of Cadre Chair and Senior Prof. N.P. Sunil Chandra, Chairman- Research Council.

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