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A Museum Exhibition organized by the Association of History and Archaeology of the Department of History and Archaeology in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences was held on 04th July 2018 at the Sumangala Reading Hall. A rare collection of artifacts related to many fields of history and archaeology were exhibited in this event under the...
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Ranrasu; Festival of Art organized by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences was held on 20th November 2017 at the Bandaranayaka Hall of the University. This splendorous artistic festival was graced by Prof. Sampath Amaratunge, Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. D. P. S. Chandrakumara, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Dr. S....
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K. A. Dharmasena Senior Lecturer
The University of Sri Jayewardenepura wishes to express its deepest sympathy in regards to the death of  Mr. K. A. Dharmasena, Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Statistic, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Mr. K. A. Dharmasena was first appointed as a lecturer to the Department of Economic in the year 1995 and joined to the...
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Kala Suri Dr. Praneeth Abheysundara, Senior Lecturer at Department of Sociology and Anthropology with Japura Media have produced series of short videos on introducing concepts behind upcoming Sinhala and Tamai New Year to Young Generation. What is New Year – කලාසුරී ආචාර්ය ප්‍රණීත් අභයසුන්දර According to Astrology the house of Pisces is the twelfth and...
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In the first part of this post we discussed Sinhala and Hindu New Year as Traditional and Cultural Festival. In this post we discuss Sinhala and Hindu New Year Rituals. New Year Rituals Amunugama (1990) divides the New Year rituals for four different parts. The old year The interim period between the ‘Old’ and the ‘New’...
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Haritha wasanthaya new year
The Sinhala and Hindu New Year has been one of the annual and seasonal events but the exact beginning of it is buried in the history. History of Sinhala and Hindu New Year In 1885 the British Colonial rulers have announced this as a holiday. Science then, even though there were many successive administrative changes,...
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New dean
Ceremonial Induction of New Dean, FHSS Dr. D.P.S. Chandrakumara was appointed as the new Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenpura by the Council of the University. He assumed duties on 2016.07.01 at Ceremonial Induction at 8.00 a.m. at Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Dr. Chandrakumara graduated from...
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irchss 2016
We are delighted to announce the fifth International Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences-2016 (IRCHSS-2016), to take place at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, on 10th and 11th November, 2016. Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Professor David Amigoni, Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor in Victorian Literature, University of Keele, UK Professor Scott McCracken, Research Director/ Faculty of...
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The new batch of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences were welcomed by the faculty on 17th February 2016. The orientation program for this batch also commenced on this day and will go on till the 28th February. Vice Chancellor Prof.Sampath Amaratunge, Faculty Deans, Registrar and the academic staff of the faculty were present at the...
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In a new move, the 4th International Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) conference took two divisions as parallel symposia, on Reconciliation and on Pali. The IRCHSS  was held at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura on 3rd December 2015. It was organized by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and featured both...
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