33rd general meeting and the get together of the Alumni Association of the University of Kelaniya was held on the 15th of September 2018 at the Dharmaloka Hall. The meeting was organized with the objective of discussing about the future plans of the association and strengthening the bond among the Kelaniya University alumni.
The meeting was held under the patronage of Thripitaka Vagishvaracharya, Mahopadhyaya, Aggamaha Pandith, Saddhammajothika Dhaja the most Venerable Welamitiyawe Dharmakirthi Sri Kusala Dhamma Thero, – the Chancellor of University of Kelaniya and the Advisor of Alumni Association and Ven. Prof. Kumburugamuwe Vajira Thero. Prof. D.M. Semasinghe, Vice- Chancellor of the university, Senior Prof. Lakshman Senevirathne, Deputy Vice- Chancellor of the university, Mr. Gotabhaya Jayarathne, Chairman- Alumni association and its officials, academic staff members and members of the Alumni Association were present at the meeting.
Ven. Welamitiyawe Dharmakirthi Sri Kusala Dhamma Thero, Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya, Ven. Kumburugamuwe Vajira Thero and the retired academic staff members of the year 2018 received awards at the meeting. Cadre Chair and Senior Prof. M.J.S. Wijayarathne, Former Vice- Chancellor of the university, Senior Lecturer R.R.D.P. Perera, Senior Prof. A.A.D. Amarasekara, Prof. D.B. Nandadewa, Prof. S.J. Yogaraja also received the awards.
Moreover, Prof. D.D.S. Kulathunga, Senior Lecturer Dr. G.A.S.I. Abeygunawardhena, Prof. Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa, Senior Lecturer Dr. Nihal Welikala, Senior Lecturer Dr. L.D.J.F. Nanayakkara and Senior Lecturer R.A. Kulasekara were not present at the occasion although the arrangements had been made to present them with awards.