60th Jubilee Celebrations
50 Jubilee Celebrations

60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Celebration Programs & Events

60th Anniversary of University of Sri Jayewardenepura


17th & 18th February 2019 

20th February 2019

21st February 2019

18th March 2019

27th March 2019

2nd April 2019

3rd April 2019

4th  April 2019

6th April 2019

9th April 2019

30th & 31st May 2019

5th September 2019

60th Anniversary Celebrations – Schedule

60th Anniversary Celebrations – Schedule
Overnight Pirith Chanting

Alms-giving ceremony

International Conference on Oriental Languages (ICOL 2019)

Seminar for Advanced Level Students

Vidudaya Diamond Jubilee Blood Donation Camp – BMICH

Young Research Conference

“Human Library” – University Library Premises

Vidudaya Diamond Jubilee Gee Padura “The Sound of Music of USJP” at University Premises

“Back to Japura” arrival of Japura Alumni

“Bakmaha Ullela” – University Premises

‘Innovation Sri Lanka 2019’ Exhibition at BMICH

Publications: Ceremonial launching of texts in line with the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations – BMICH

The Staging of “Sandeshawali Kawinaluwa” (සන්දෙශාවලි කවිනළුව) at BMICH

‘Innovation Sri Lanka 2019’ Exhibition at BMICH

“Health is Wealth” – Medical Camp – BMICH (Nugasewana)

Mindfulness Program at BMICH (Kamatha Canopy one Canopy two)

Mindfulness Program at BMICH (Kamatha Canopy one Canopy two)

View Larger Version


Vidyodaya Pirivena

Vidyodaya University - University of Sri Jayewardenepura

New main entrance - University of Sri Jayewardenepura

60th Anniversary of University of Sri Jayewardenepura – 1959 – 2019
Download 60th Anniversary Logo

Download PNG | Download SVG

1873 – Origin Vidyodaya Pirivena as a Centre of Oriental Learning –Venerable Hikkaduwe  Sri Sumangala Nayaka Thero

1959 – University status, First VC Venerable Welivitiye Soratha Nayaka Thero

1960 – Introduction of Management degrees to the SL University System

1962 – Establishing the 1st Applied Sciences Faculty in SL University System

1966 – Admission of Female Students to the University

1966 – Reorganization of the Faculty of Arts combining 4 Faculties

1972 – Conversion to Vidyodaya Campus of the University of Ceylon

1972 – Establishing the 1st Management Faculty (FMSC) in SL University   System.

1973 – Converting Faculty of Science to Faculty of Applied Sciences.

1979 – Regaining independent University status and Renaming as USJP

1979 – Establishment of the External Degrees Unit to provide distance education

1986 – Establishment of Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) to offer PG degrees in Business and Public Administration

1993 – Establishment of the Faculty of Medical Sciences to provide degree programs in Medicine, Nursing and Allied Sciences

1996 – Establishment of the Faculty of Graduate Studies as the umbrella organization to offer PG degrees

2011 – Renaming the Faculty of Arts as the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

2011 – Establishment of the External Degrees and Extension Course Unit expanding the scope of activities of the External Degrees Unit

2012 -Becoming the SL University with the largest student population

2016 -Establishment of the Faculty of Technology and Faculty of Engineering

2016 -Upgrading of the Research and Publication Unit to Research Council status

The inauguration ceremony of Vidyodaya University in 1959 by Prime Minister Mr SWRD Bandaranayake

The University of Sri Jayewardenepura celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2009. Highlights of the celebrations,

  • 2-3 Jan, 2009 – Pirith Ceremony and Alms Giving
  • 6 to 12 Jan. 2009 – “Vedasa” Medical Exhibition at the BMICH
  • 18 Feb, 2009 – Golden Jubilee Celebration Ceremony
  • 18 Feb, 2009 – Issuing of Commemorative Stamp
  • 19 to 21 Feb. 2009 – Vidujaya Thun Kal Dekma: ArtsManagement & Science Exhibition at the University premises.
  • 27 March 2009 – Cultural Festival
  • 10 to 12 Dec. 2009 – Academic Conference, Theme: Buddhism, Science and Development

Golden Jubilee Celebrations LOGO