An award ceremony for the avid readers who borrowed the highest number of books from the main library of the University of Kelaniya in 2016 was held on the 2nd of August at the Library Auditorium under the patronage of the Vice-chancellor. Accordingly, P.N.T. Kamalaweera (HU/2011/402), W.G.S. Lakmali (HS/2013/486) of the Department of Sinhala of the Faculty of Humanities and U.N.N.C. Navarathna of the Department of History of the Faculty of Social Sciences received awards.
Prof. D.M. Semasinghe, the Vice-Chancellor while appreciating the book readers at the event, stated that the good students like these do a valuable contribution to the society with their knowledge and experience. Moreover, he stated that these three undergraduates would be given free lifetime library membership. The undergraduates who received the awards stated that they had the lowest library facilities during their school days. Furthermore, they stated that they had a great opportunity to read various kinds of books with the entrance to the university.
Prof. D.M. Semasinghe, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Lakshman Senevirathne, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Patrick Ratnayake, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities Prof. Ariyarathne Jayamaha, Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Prof. P. N. D. Fernando, Dean of the Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, Prof. P.M.C. Thilakarathne the Director of the Centre for Distance & Continuing Education, Cadre Chair Senior Prof. N.P. Sunil Chandra, Chairman of the Research Council, Mr. W.M. Karunaratne, the Registrar, Ven. Malwane Chandraratana Thero, Head of the Department of Sinhala, Prof. Uda Hettige, Head of the Department of Archeology, Prof. Ranjani of the Department of Finance, Mr. L.A. Jayatissa, the Librarian, Ms. H.K.D.W.M.S.K. Hapuhinna, Deputy Registrar, Mr. K.D. Jayanayake, Assistant Registrar (Library Services) and staff members of the library attended the event.