Commemorating the 93rd birthday of one of the most acclaimed Sri Lankan linguists in Sinhala Language Prof. Wimal G. Balagalla; a pioneer professor of the Department of Sinhala and Mass Communication, in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Alumni Association of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura organised an Academic Discourse. This event was held on 24th November 2017 at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) at 4.00 pm.
Prof. Venerable Bellanwila Wimalarathana Thero, Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayawardhenepura, Prof. Sampatha Amaratunge, Vice Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Prof. Wimal G. Balagalla and Mrs. Balagalla, Mr. W. Wegapitiya, President of the Alumni Association (USJP), Mr. Ranjith Iddamalgoda, National Organizer of the Alumni Association (USJP), the Honorable, Bandula Gunawardane, Member of the Parliament, Prof. Sunil Ariyarathne, Prof. J. B. Dissanayake, Dr. Nanda Malini, Prof. D. P. S. Chandrakumara, Dean Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, many academics and undergraduates of the University of Sri Jayewardhenepura and alumni members of the Alumni association of the University participated to this academic discourse.
Concurrently to the academic discourse the novel book “Viyath Silumini Balagalle (වියත් සිළුමිණි බලගල්ලේ)” written by, Ms. Hansamala Ritigahapola, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sinhala and Mass Communication in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences was launched and first copies of these book was awarded to Prof. Balagalle by the author.