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Prof .Sampath Amaratunge assumed duties as the new Vice Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura today (16th November 2017) morning amidst invoking blessings by the Maha Sangha headed by Ven. Prof. Bellanwila Wimalaratana thero, Chancellor of the university. Prior to the Induction ceremony Prof. Sampath Amaratunge observed the five precepts in front of the University Budu Madura and obtained blessings from Reverend Weliwitiye Sri Soratha Thero and most venerable Reverend Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala Thero.
After the ceremony Prof. Sampath Amaratunge told Japura Media that “This is the largest University in Sri Lanka with seven faculties including recent Engineering and Technology Faculties. My Aim is to convert this largest University in to the best University of Sri Lanka by further strengthening the research culture of the academics and student’s welfare facilities and there will be new Faculties for Quantity Survey and Pharmacy, and a Post-graduate Institute for Buddhist and Pali in the near future”.