A ceremony for the commemoration of World Philosophy Day 2018 organized by the Department of Philosophy of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya was held on the 15th of November 2018 at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Social Sciences. The prime objective of the celebration which is being celebrated each year the third Thursday of the month of November, was to highlight the current necessity for Philosophy and create accuracy of the human vision.
Prof. Nalin De Silva, a former academic staff member of the Department of Mathematics delivered the keynote speech based on the theme “Western Science Myth and Eastern Science”.
Moreover, the journal “Daarshanika Lipi” and the two magazines “Sankraanthi” and “Achirawathee” were also launched at the ceremony and Ven. Prof. Kandegoda Wimaladhamma Thero conducted a critical analysis on the journal and the magazines. Senior Lecturer Dr. Tudor Weerasinghe- Sripali Campus, University of Colombo delivered a special lecture on “The Usage of Media in the Modern Society”.
The event was held under the patronage of Prof. A.H.M.H. Abayarathne, Dean- Faculty of Social Sciences. Senior Lecturer Dr. Tharanga Daraneeta, Head- Department of Philosophy including its academic staff members and undergraduates graced the event.