Humanities and Social Science

The Dean’s Award for the Community Leader 2021 is intended to recognize the leadership qualities of the undergraduates in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS). The whole process was jointly organized by the FHSS and the Career Guidance Unit (CGU) of USJ. An open invitation was sent to the FHSS students for registration. Three workshops were organized to give a sound understanding of a community project, portfolio writing and to enhance their presentation skills. Dr. Janaka Fernando, Senior Lecturer, Department of Business Economics conducted the workshop on ‘How to manage a successful community service project’, Mrs. Chathurangani Thennakoon, Career Advisor, CGU conducted a workshop on ‘Portfolio Preparation’ and Mr. Sameera Jayawardene, Career Advisor, CGU conducted a workshop on ‘Presentation Techniques’. Eight portfolios were selected for the final competition. The final selection was done by Dr. Janaka Fernando, Senior Lecturer, Department of Business Economics with the presence of Prof. Shirantha Heenkenda, Dean, FHSS, Prof. Sudath Amarasena, Director, CGU, Dr. Nelum Kanthilatha, Coordinator of the event, and Dr. Tharaka Ananda, Compere of the event. Congratulations to the 2021 Community Leaders of the Faculty.
Mr. Pubudu jayasundara (1st Place), Ms Amanda Fernando (2nd Place) and Mr Danuja Nimesh (3rd Place) was announced by The Dean’s Award for the Community Leader 2021  Ms. Amasha Sirimanna, Mr. Chamath Gunarathna, Ms. Janithi Wickramathilaka, Ms. Oshani Kosala, Ms. Shanali Abeysinghe were announced as certificate holders from the competition. The competition was jointly organized...
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The human skeletal remains that were excavated from Fa Hien Cave in 2012 and taken to Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Germany for further studies, were brought back to Sri Lanka by Dr. Oshan Wedage, Senior Lecturer, Department of History and Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sri...
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Understanding the necessity to broaden the horizons of learning opportunities of the undergraduates, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences reached another significant milestone on the 17th February 2022 with the inauguration of the new degree programme; Bachelor of Arts Honours in Japanese. It has been a focal point in the strategic goals of the...
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The grand opening of the Sri Sumangala Auditorium aka Sri Sumangala Sabha Sadaya was held on 17th February 2022. The renovation of Sumangala reading hall as an auditorium was funded by the AHEAD project of the World Bank. The event was graced by Mrs.K.D.R.Olga, the Secretary of the Ministry of Energy, Mr.W.K.H.Wagapitiya, the president of...
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Applications are now called for the Diploma in Buddhist Counselling conducts by the Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Apply on or before: 28th February 2022 Download application>>
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The University of Sri Jayewardenepura situated in the heart of Colombo possesses a long and glorious history. Having been established in 1959 at Gangodawila, its roots can be traced back to the Vidyodaya Pirivena established in 1873 by Most Ven. Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala Thera at Maligakanda. Today the University pays homage to 60 years of...
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Inauguration Ceremony of VURD –  5th Vidyodaya Undergraduate Research Day of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences – 2021 was held on 14th December 2021 at the auditorium of the Faculty. The Keynote Speaker, Rev. Snr. Prof. M Dhammajothi, Director, Post Graduate institute – Pali and Buddhist Studies of the University of Kelaniya, asserted that...
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Applications are now called for the Diploma in History conducts by the Department of History and Archeology of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, USJ. Application Deadline: 15th January 2022 Download the Application Doc>> Download the Application PDF>>
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Prof. Y. K. Weerakoon Banda has received the SUSRED Award at the NSF Awards Ceremony held on 16th November 2021 at the BMICH. SUSRED (Support Scheme for Supervision of Research Degrees) is a NSF (National Science Foundation) award given to supervisors of postgraduate research degrees and to the Departments/Divisions/Units of institutions that support postgraduate research...
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