103rd General Convocation of the University of Kelaniya

The 103rd General Convocation of the University of Kelaniya was held on the 23rd of November 2018 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH).

During the first session, thirty- three graduates of Master of Science in Management & Administration of Ayurveda Institutions, thirteen graduates of Master of Science in Kayacikitsa, ten graduates of Master of Science in Pancakrma and fifty-one diploma holders of Postgraduate Diploma offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies were awarded the degrees. Hundred and seventy-six graduates of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Degree, one graduate of Bachelor of Health Sciences (General) Degree, twelve graduates of Speech and Hearing Science (Audiology) Bachelor of Sciences (Special) Degree, thirty-nine graduates of Speech and Hearing Science (Speech and Language Therapy) Bachelor of Sciences (Special) Degree and hundred and seventy-five graduates of Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery Degree offered by the Faculty of Medicine were awarded the degrees.

A special speech on the theme “Humanism and Science” was delivered by Prof. Susirith Mendis, Former Vice-Chancellor (University of Ruhuna) and Academic Staff Member of General Sir John Kotalawala Defence University based on the citation by Cadre Chair and Senior Prof. P.S. Wijesinghe, Dean- Faculty of Medicine.

During the second session, five graduates of Doctor of Philosophy Degree, three graduates of Master of Philosophy Degree, twenty-nine graduates of Master of Science Degree, three graduates of Master of Arts Degree, Hundred and four graduates of Bachelor of Science (Special) Degree, fifty-six diploma holders of Postgraduate Diploma in Archaeology offered by the Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology were awarded the degrees. Thirty-one graduates of Bachelor of Science (Special) Degree in Management and Information Technology, ten graduates of Bachelor of Science (Special) Degree in Environmental Conservation and Management, two hundred and forty-four graduates of Bachelor of Science (General) Degree, thirty-six graduates of Bachelor of Science Degree, one graduate of Bachelor of Science (General) Degree in Management and Information Technology, twenty graduates of Bachelor of Science (General) Degree in Environmental Conservation and Management, six graduates of Bachelor of Science in Environmental Conservation and Management Degree offered by the Faculty of Science were awarded the degrees.

An important speech, emphasizing on the skills to be developed through university education and the current professional status of the graduates was delivered by Dr. P. Nandalal Weerasinghe, Senior Deputy Governor (Central Bank of Sri Lanka) based on the citation by Prof. Bimali Jayawardena, Dean- Faculty of Science.

Thripitaka Vagishvaracharya, Mahopadhyaya, Pandith, the most Venerable Welamitiyawe Dharmakirthi Sri Kusala Dhamma Thero, – the Chief Prelate of the Colombo and Chilaw regions and the Chancellor of University of Kelaniya presided over the event. Prof. D.M. Semasinghe, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya, Senior Prof. Lakshman Senevirathne, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya, Mr. W.M. Karunarathne, Registrar, Deans of Faculties, Directors of Postgraduate Institutes, Directors of Institutes, Heads of Departments, academic staff members and parents were among the participants of this special ceremony.