Culture & Arts

Venerable Prof. M. Wijithadhamma, Head of the Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the  University of Sri Jayewardenepura was awarded the prestigious “Buddhist Literary Award-2018’ for his latest work, “Dasa-bodhisattuppatti-kathā Aṭṭhakathā” (දසබෝධිසත්තුප්පත්තිකථා අට්ඨකතා) (Commentary on the Birth Stories of Ten (Future) Bodhisatvas). The award for the Best Academic Research...
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The Annual Drama Festival, one of the main events in the calendar of the Business Economics Students’ Association (BIZCON) was held for the eighth consecutive year successfully. The drama “Puluwannan Allaganna” directed by Mr. Akila Sapumal was staged on the 24th of July 2018 at the Bandaranayake Hall of the University. The drama is organized...
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Sandeshavali Kavi Naluva, a theatrical performance produced by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, was staged at Basha (Bandaranayake Hall, USJ) consecutively on the 11th and 12th of July to a houseful audience which included the Vice Chancellor Prof. Sampath Amaratunge, Dean- FHSS Prof. D.P.S. Chandrakumara, Deans of the other faculties, academics, administrative staff,...
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The inauguration ceremony of the second Vidyodaya Undergraduate Research Day (VURD 2018) “Pathways to Excellence: from student to researcher” organized by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS), University of Sri Jayewardenepura was held on the 10th of July 2018 at the Sumangala Mandiraya.   The purpose of the Conference was to provide an academic platform for final year students...
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The SAARC Exhibition of Paintings 2018 collaboratively organized by the SAARC Cultural Centre, University of Sri Jayewardenepura and the Arts Council of Sri Lanka was held at the Library premises of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura from the 10th to 13th of July 2018. The exhibition showcases 18 works of art from the SAARC Artist camp...
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A Museum Exhibition organized by the Association of History and Archaeology of the Department of History and Archaeology in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences was held on 04th July 2018 at the Sumangala Reading Hall. A rare collection of artifacts related to many fields of history and archaeology were exhibited in this event under the...
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The Department of History and Archeology of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura launched another international level excavation at the Rajagala site from the 21st of May 2018 to the 2nd of June 2018. The excavation was commenced once again in Rajagala upon the success of the joint excavation project with the Department of Archaeology Sri Lanka in...
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Definition for the Marriage Marriage is one of the most important rites of passage in anyone’s life. So many sociologists and anthropologists have launched extensive research on marriage in all types of societies. Even though marriage is a universal phenomenon it does not mean that the customs associated with marriage in all societies are universal....
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Sitarist and composer, Professor Pradeep Ratnayake of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura have been chosen as the musician from Sri Lanka to compose for the Australian saxophone and piano duo HD Duo – Dr. Michael Duke and David Howie for their new ambitious cross-cultural project that will focus on composers of the Commonwealth. These accomplished...
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Sinhala and Tamil New Year Festival ‘Haritha Wasanthaya 2018’ annually organized by the Department of Forestry and Environmental Science of Faculty of Applied Sciences was held on 26th April 2018 at the Department premises. Prof. Sampath Amaratunge, the Vice Chancellor of the University and Prof. Sudantha Liyanage, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences participated in...
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