2024 New Year started with the inaugural ceremony at the University Premises

The University of Sri Jayewardenepura held an inaugural ceremony to mark the beginning of 2024 on January 1, 2024. The ceremony commenced at 8.45 a.m. at the University Vihara Mandiraya.

The ceremony was inaugurated by the current Vice Chancellor, Senior Prof. Pathmalal M. Manage, in the presence of Maha Sangharathna, Deans of faculties of the university, university academicians, and staff.

The attendees paid their respects to the Sri Sumangala Maha Thero statue and the Sri Soratha Maha Thero statue in the Buddha Mandiraya on the campus after the religious rites. The national flag, the Buddhist flag, and the university flag were then hoisted to mark the beginning of the new year. This was followed by New Year rituals and the Vice Chancellor delivering his New Year compliments and greetings.

The ceremony concluded with the staff proceeding with the oath or affirmation of the public service for 2024 and the Registrar of USJ giving the vote of thanks.

The University of Sri Jayewardenepura hopes that the ceremony marks the beginning of a prosperous and successful year for the university.

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