Ranrasu; Festival of Art organized by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences was held on the 16th, 23rd and 30th January 2020 at the Bandaranayaka Hall of the University. This splendorous artistic festival was graced by Prof. Sudantha Liyanage; Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Shitrantha Heenkenda; Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Prof. D. P. S. Chandrakumara, Former Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Prof. Pathmalal Manage; Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, heads of departments and academic and non-academic members. This year’s Ranrasu festival was coordinated by Dr. Nimal Wasantha Mendis, Senior Lecturer of the Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies with the assistant of the secretariate Dr. Neranji Wijewardhane; senior lecturer of the department of criminology. Most experienced and eminent judge panel was included Prof. Mudiyanse Dissanayake, Mrs. Marina Shiranthi, Mr. Layanal Gunarathna, Ms. Samanalee Fonseka, Mr. Roshan Raveendra and Mr. Jananath Warakagoda.
Concurrently to the Ranrasu 2019, the Academic Volume of Ranrasu was launched. This is the largest festival of art conducts by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, aiming to open a platform to display undergraduates talents in various fields such as dancing, singing, announcing, playing, acting, painting, lyrics writing, short story writing, short film making, documentary writing and producing, etc. All the undergraduates in the faculty, academic members as well as non-academic staff members had the opportunity to participate in these competitions and to show their talents and skills and finally to own the victory.
The most competitive event of this whole festival was the inter-department competition. This year, “Award for the Best Department” was acceded by the Department of English Language Teaching Unit for their excellent performance.
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