A meeting with the Vice Chancellor

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Prof. Durga Prasad Singh, appointed Visiting Professor in Hindi for 2 years by the Indian government (Indian Council for Cultural Relations) for the Department of Hindi of the University of Kelaniya met Prof. D.M Semasinghe, the Vice Chancellor on the 2nd of August 2017 at the Vice Chancellor’s Office. Prof. Durga Prasad Singh is a professor of the J.N.V. University, Rajasthan, India.

It is hoped that this will provide a good opportunity to enhance the diplomatic relations between the two countries and to exchange experiences. The discussions were held on the measures taken to improve the coexistence between India and Sri Lanka’s educational systems and to improve the Hindi language in Sri Lanka.

This event was attended by Prof. D.M Semasinghe, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya, Prof. Durga Prasad Singh, Visiting Professor in Hindi and Senior Prof. Upul Ranjith Hewavithanagamage of the Department of Hindi.

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The 2nd Kelaniya International Conference on Advances in Computing and Technology (KICACT) – 2017

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The Second Kelaniya International Conference on Advances in Computing and Technology – (KICACT) – 2017, organized by the Faculty of Computing and Technology (FCT), University of Kelaniya was successfully held on the 28th of July 2017, at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Commerce and Financial Management Studies. The theme of the conference was“Contributing Computing and Technology to achieve Sustainable Development Goals”. The Chief Guest of the conference was Prof. Lakshman Senevirathne, the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya.

The keynote speech on “Sustainability through Cloud Computing” was delivered by Prof. Subarna Shakya of Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal. Technical sessions consisted of 44 international and local oral presentations and 17 poster presentations on following themes; Industrial Technology, Intelligent system, Theoretical computing, Material technology, Applied computing and E-learning technology. In addition, there was a tech talk on “Ensure to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern technology for all” by Eng. (Mr.) Ananda Devasinghe, the president of the Private sector Engineers’ Society, Sri Lanka.

Cadre Chair & Senior Prof. N.P. Sunil Chandra, the Chairman of the Research Council, Dr. Gamini Wijayarathna, Dean of Faculty of Computing and Technology, Dr. Asanka Pallewatta of the FCT, the Conference Chair, Dr. Thilini Rupasinghe of the FCT, other academic staff members, national and international scholars, industrial experts and the undergraduates participated in this conference.

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A new era of excellence – “Unique Multi–Storey Building Complex”

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The “Unique Multi-Storey Building Complex Project” is an approved project by the cabinet of Ministers of Sri Lankan Government for strengthening the Institutional capacity of all the faculties of the University. It plans to facilitate infrastructure, which includes the multipurpose building complex to aim at connecting the University to an extended stakeholder Community. The plans are under way to construct the “Unique Multi–Storey Building Complex” at the current premises of Sri Dharmaloka Convocation Hall. The construction will commence by the end of 2017 and it is expected to complete by the end of 2020.

Accordingly, the Alumni Association, Management Committee and the Task Force of the University of Kelaniya organized the First Meeting to fundraise for the construction of the “Unique Multi–Storey Building Complex” on the 19th of July at Senate Room. At this event, a Savings Account was opened to raise and deposit money for the construction of the Building Complex.

The cost of the construction is estimated to be Rs. 1600 million and the Government will co-share 50% of it. Prof. D.M. Semasinghe, the Vice Chancellor of the University allocated a sum of Rs.200 million from the Vice Chancellors’ Fund and the Alumni of the university including Dr. Udaya Basnayake, Mr. Gamage, the owner of Irosha Shopping center, Mr. Sanjeewa, the Manager of the Sandagiri Institution, W. Weeraratne, the Coordinator of the project donated a sum of Rs. 100,000 (each one) for the Building Complex Project.

Make a donation to:
Bank – People’s Bank
Name – Construction of the Unique Multi–Storey Building Complex
Branch – Dalugama Branch
Acc. No – 055-1-001-4-0036795

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Kelani Cables PLC & “Shello” Cosmetics Co (Pvt) Ltd provided sponsorships for the UoK Volleyball men & women teams – 2017

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Kelani Cables PLC and “Shello” Cosmetics Co (Pvt) Ltd provided sponsorships for the University of Kelaniya Volleyball men and women teams for the year 2017. This is the fourth time that the volleyball team has been sponsored by Kelani Cables PLC. The sponsorship of Kelani Cables PLC was officially awarded on the 14th of July 2017 at the Vice Chancellor’s Office. Accordingly, playing kits were presented to the players of the Volleyball team (men). The sponsorship of “Shello” Cosmetics Co (Pvt) Ltd was officially awarded on the 19th of July 2017 at the Vice Chancellor’s Office. At this event, playing kits and cosmetics were presented to the Volleyball players (Women). These sponsorships are awarded with the intention of encouraging the Volleyball players.

Mr. Anil Munasinghe, the General Manager Marketing of Kelani Cables PLC, Mr. Channa Jayasinghe, the Manager Brand Development of Kelani Cables PLC, Mr. Gihan Vidanagama, the HR Manager of Kelani Cables PLC, Mr.Vipula Gunarathne, Chief Executive officer of “Shello” Cosmetics Co (Pvt) Ltd, Prof. D.M. Semasinghe, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya, Prof. Lakshman Senevirathne, the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya, Prof. S.R.D. Kalingamudali, the President of the Sports Advisory Board, Dr. Ajith Dissanayake, member of Sports Advisory Board, Mr. G.G.U. Saman Kumara, the Acting Director of Physical Education of the University of Kelaniya, the members of the Volleyball teams were present at these events.

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