Foundation stone laying ceremony of the new building proposed for the pioneering faculty of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura; the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences was held on 17th July 2020 with the participation of the Senior Professor Sampath Amaratunge, Chair of the University Grant Commission (former Vice Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura), Prof. Sudantha Liyanage; Vice Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and Prof. Shirantha Heenkenda; Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. In addition most honorable Mahasangha, former deans of the faculty of humanities and social sciences; Prof. P. Athukorale, Mr. C. L. K. Nawarathnaa, registrar of the university Mr. Gnanasiri Brito, heads of departments, academic and non-academic staff members participated in this auspicious event.
This event marked another milestone of the faculty of humanities and social sciences. The new building will provide space and other facilities for the departments, lecture halls, staff rooms, etc.
The new building is located inside the university premises in between the faculty of graduate studies and the faculty of applied sciences.