Annual Education USA University Fair – 2017

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Annual Education USA University Fair – 2017 which is hosted collaboratively by the Education USA Advising Center at the United States & Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission, organized by the Research & Services Centre (RSC) of the Faculty of Science, the University of Kelaniya was successfully held on the 12th of September 2017 at the Faculty Board Room (B1 350). The objective of this programme was to give an awareness of the Degree programmes offered by USA universities for Sri Lankan University students. The participants could gain accurate, comprehensive & current information about the applying methods for USA universities.

This programme was participated by Ms. Mary Parsons- the Associate Director of International Student Affairs at University of Missouri-Kansas City, Mr. Patrick Morrison- Assistant Director- International Student Services University of South Dakota, Mr. Amir Sadafi- the Assistant Director of Graduate International Recruitment at the University of Colorado Boulder, Prof. Susantha Herath of the Department of Computer Science at St. Cloud State University, Mr. Ben Pingar of the University of Wisconsin, Dr. D.M.S.D. Silva, the Director of the RSC of the University of Kelaniya, Prof. S.R.D. Kalingamudali, other academic staff members of the Faculty of Science, undergraduates and postgraduate candidates.

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The Inaugural Ceremony – MBA Kelaniya – 11th Intake

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The Inaugural Ceremony of the 11th batch of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree programme offered by the Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies (FCMS) of the University of Kelaniya was successfully held on the 8th of September 2017 at the Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo. On this occasion, the introductory speech was delivered by Dr. Narada Fernando, the Dean of the Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies and the keynote speech was delivered by Dr. Nayana Dehigama, Founder Chairman, Managing Director, EPIC Technology Group.

The Kelaniya MBA programme was launched in 2005 with the academic support from Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIML), one of India’s leading business schools. Since its inspection, it has striven to develop bold business leaders who can provide an enterprising and entrepreneurial approach to management. The MBA Programme features a series of systematic and innovative courses that take place both inside and outside the classroom, practical activities and international industry visits. This course provides students with real case study of an enterprise.

This ceremony was participated by the Heads of the Departments attached to the FCMS, Dr. Ruwan Abeysekera, the Coordinator of the MBA programme, the academic and non-academic staff members of the FCMS and the new candidates of the MBA-Kelaniya.

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Offering Postgraduate Degree Programs of UoK in Bangladesh

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The Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) has taken the initiative to provide postgraduate degree programmes of the University of Kelaniya (UoK) in Bangladesh through an exclusive corporate partner namely Cambrian Int’l Study Centre (CISC). The CISC is a part of the BSB-Cambrian Education Group, one of the leading private education providers in Bangladesh.

Based on the MoU signed between the two institutions earlier, an agreement was signed by Prof. D.M. Semasinghe, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya and Mr. Ln M K Bashar PMJF, the Chairman of CISC on the 11th of September 2017 in order to strengthen the academic activities. This agreement allows CISC to represent UoK as the exclusive corporate partner in Bangladesh for the purpose of promoting and recruiting students and conducting the postgraduate programmes, offered by Faculty of Graduate Studies, in the UoK in Sri Lanka. Further, UoK provides all curriculums, teaching materials, evaluation procedure of the degree programmes which are conducted in Bangladesh. Finally, the degree and the certificate will be offered from UoK to the students of CISC upon successfully completion of the programme.

Initially, CISC and UoK agreed to conduct three postgraduate degree programmes namely, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Business in Accounting and Finance (MBuS in Accounting and Finance) and Master of Business Management in Marketing (MBM) in CISC for Bangladeshi students. The FGS and program coordinators shall coordinate with CISC in Bangladesh to offer the programs and shall commence the programmes in October 2017. The objectives of this initiative are to increase international students pursuing demand driven programs of UoK using offshore sites, to help promote Sri Lanka as an international destination for higher education in South Asia and to help improving the rankings of UoK.

Mr. Ln M K Bashar PMJFs, the Chairman of the CISC, Capt. Safat Md. Rafsun Juny, the Chief Coordinator of CISC, several journalists of Bangladesh, Prof. J.M.D. Ariyarathne, Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dr. P.N.D Fernando, the Dean of the Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies (FCMS), Registrar, Librarian, Director / International Student Affairs Unit, all the Heads of the Departments attached to the FCMS, the Postgraduate programme Coordinators and Administrative Officers and non-academic staff of FGS graced this memorable and important occasion.

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Mr. Aruna Lokuliyana wins “Best Layout & Interior Design” award at State Literary Awards 2017

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The 60th State Literary Awards Ceremony organized by the Department of Cultural Affairs was held on the 8th September 2017 at the Nelum Pokuna (Lotus Pond) – Mahinda Rajapakse Theatre with the participation of His Excellency the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Mithripala Sirisena.
The award winner for the “Best Layout & Interior Design in 2017” was the Senior Lecturer, Aruna Lokuliyana, the Head of the Department of Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya. The award was received by him for the Best Layout & Interior Design created on behalf of the felicitation volume named “Samprasādana” for Prof. K.M.P. Kulasekara of the Department of History, University of Kelaniya.
In addition, Senior Lecturer Aruna Lokuliyana was awarded for the “Best Cover Design” at the State Literary Awards Ceremony held earlier in 2000 on behalf of the cover design created for the “Jana Kiyaman Potha”- a Glossary of Folklore authored by Emeratus Prof. Sunanda Mahendra.
Furthermore, “Sabaragamuwa Gami Nataka”- a book authored by Mr. Mangala Keerthi De Pasqual, Media Coordinator of the Communication and Media Unit of the University of Kelaniya was nominated for the “Academic and Research publication of the year 2017”

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