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2nd international conference on ‚Äúoral cancer, smokeless tobacco and areca nut‚ÄĚ



2nd international conference on ‚Äúoral cancer, smokeless tobacco and areca nut‚ÄĚ organized by the centre for research in oral cancer (CROC) was successfully completed on 2nd July 2016 at the CPC hall, Faculty of Dental Sciences. The theme of the event was ‚Äúcombat oral cancer ‚Äď preserve lives".

Student Representation at the Asia-Pacific Youth Parliament for Water (APYPW), Korea



Mr. Asanka Wijesekara, one of the final year students of the Faculty of Agriculture represented Sri Lanka at the Asia-Pacific Youth Parliament for Water (APYPW) which was held from 4th to 7th July 2016 at the Daegu Gyeong-buk Institute of Science & Technology (DGIST), Daegu, Republic of Korea.

University of Peradeniya entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Honghe University



University of Peradeniya entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Honghe University on 3rd July 2016 with the aim of enhancing educational and academic cooperation between the two Universities.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed among the University of Peradeniya (Faculty of Agriculture), Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka and Coconut Research Institute (CRI)



A Memorandum of Understanding was signed among the University of Peradeniya (Faculty of Agriculture), Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka and Coconut Research Institute (CRI) on 28th June 2016 at 10 am at the Vice Chancellor’s Office to commemorate the launching of a Joint Fodder Research Project.

Dengue Prevention Shrmadhana Campaign- Faculty of Allied Health Sciences



Dengue Prevention Shramadhana Campaign was carried out in the premises of the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences on 28th June 2016 from 8.30 am onwards. All academic staff, non-academic staff and students of the faculty got together for this endevour.

Annual ‚ÄúPirith Deshanaya‚ÄĚ at Sir Ivor Jennings Hall



A ‚Äú Pirith Deshanaya‚ÄĚ was held in Sir Ivor Jennings Hall on 15th June 2016 with participation of warden, Dr RMC Deshapriya, Accommodation Director Mr Siriwardena, Sub-warden Mr. Wickramarathna and Several other wardens , sub-wardens and students. This is an annual event which is organized by students of the hall committee and staff, expecting blessing to the Late Sir Ivor Jenning and to the students and the staff of the hall.

Veterinary White coat ceremony 2016 held at Auditorium on 17th June 2-16 from 9.00am to 11.00 am.



Above function was held, Vice-Chancellor as the chief guest and Dr RM Mudiyanse of Faculty of Medicine as the guest of honor. Out of 79 undergraduates 61 was eligible to obtain their white coat at the ceremony. Students had to pass previous examinations (maximum number of referred subjects that can be carried over is 1) and they must not have had any report on misbehavior as an undergraduate.

The Joint Academic Meeting between College of Medical Educationists and Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya



A joint Academic meeting between College of Medical Educationists (CME) and the Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya was successfully held on 15th June 2016. It was held from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm at the Board Room, Faculty of Medicine, Peradeniya.

The conference on Knowledge for Development 2016 organized by NORAD from 6 ‚Äď 9 June 2016 in Oslo, Norway.



The Vice Chancellor Professor UpulDissanayake ,WaSo-Asia Norad Project Coordinator Prof.S.B.Weerakoon and Dr Shameen Jinadasa from the Faculty of Engineering represented the university in the conference organized for NORAD grant recipients.

University of Peradeniya Won the Outstanding IEOM Student Chapter Gold Award at the IEOM Conference 2016, held in Malaysia March 2016



The Student Chapter of IEOM (Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, USA) at University of Peradeniya has won the Gold Award at the 6th IEEE IEOM International Conference held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 7th to 10th of March, 2016.

Thirty First Annual General Meeting of the Marrs Hall Alumni Association.



The thirty first Annual General Meeting of the Marrs Hall Alumni Association was held on June 05, 2016 at the Marrs Hall of University of Peradeniyia. This is the second consecutive time the AGM was held at the Marrs hall with participation of over thirty five alumni, mostly graduated in sixties and early seventies.

Helping Victims of Aranayake



Staff welfare Association of the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya donated nearly Rs.175, 000.00 (One hundred and seventy-five thousand) worth dry rations, cooked food and clothing items to the victims of Aranayake area on 20th May 2016.

Launching SLT Wi-Fi Hotspots at University of Peradeniya



The official launching and Signing of the Agreement for the provision of the first phase of SLT Wi-Fi Internet facility to the University of Peradeniya was held on the 27th of May 2016 at the Senate Room presided by the Vice Chancellor Professor Upul B. Dissanayake and the Chairman of Sri Lanka Telecom Mr. P. G. Kumarasinghe.

Hilda Vesak Dansala



The Students and the Staff of Hilda Obeysekara Hall organized their annual ‚ÄúVesak Dansala‚ÄĚ on 21st May 2016 as part of Vesak Poya Programmes. The Vice chancellor of the University of Peradeniya, Prof. Upul B. Dissanayake declared open the event on the invitation of the Warden of Hilda Obeysekara Hall, Prof. Mallika Pinnawala, Sub Warden Mrs. Malini Silva and students of the Hall.

Students Come Out to Assist the Victims Affected by Extreme Weather



Students of the Faculty of Agriculture donated dry rations worth of over Rs. 75,000.00 to the Delthota Divisional Secretariat on May 29th to be distributed among displaced by recent earth slips caused by extreme weather conditions. Students visited few camps where the displaced are currently housed and distributed food items among them.

Sri Lanka Presidential Sports Awards



Dr. Samantha Nanayakkara, Lecturer in Department of Education won the most outstanding academic award at the Sri Lanka Presidential Sports Awards.

Faculty of Allied Health Sciences felicitated by the Society for Medical Laboratory Sciences on the World Medical Laboratory Sciences Day



The Society for Medical Laboratory sciences commemorate the world medical Laboratory Day on the 27th April 2016 at the Mount Lavenia Grand Hotel in the presence of his Excellency the president and the Hon. Minister of Health.

University of Peradeniya Shuttlers Shine at the 01st Edition of the PERA BATTLE FIELD 2016



University of Peradeniya Boys Badminton team and University Staff team clinched the champion’s trophy in the men’s double events while University Girls team secured the runner-up trophy in their category at the 01st edition of the PERA BATTLE FIELD 2016 open badminton tournament.

Organizing of attitude development program for the statff of the University of Peradeniya



A program has been launched in view of developing attitude of the staff members of the University of Peradeniya jointly by the Public Relations Office and Marshals Unit of this university under the direct supervision of the vice-chancellor, Prof. Upul B Dissanayake .

Workshop on ISO14001



The university administration has taken a decision to convert the university in to an eco- campus by proactive interventions to conserve resources and the environment. As a part of the process, a proper environmental management system will be established in accordance with ISO 14001. The Centre for Environmental Studies (CES) of the University of Peradeniya

Green Legacy



The eco systems of the world are dying out and the environment is under constant threat. As Rotaractors we believe it is our responsibility to make an impact. So rekindling the hope of a greener tomorrow, the Rotaractors of the university of Peradeniya hosted this joint venture together with the Rotaractors of University of Moratuwa and University of Kelaniya .

Indeewari - 2016



The mega musical evening 'Indeewari - 2016' was staged on May 3rd at the University Gymnasium. Veteran singers Somathilaka Jayamaha, Samitha Erandathi Mudunkotuwa, Namal Udugama and Romesh Sugathapala made legendary performance along with the music directed by Manoj Peiris.




‚ÄúNURTHI PRATHIBIMBA‚ÄĚ directed by Dr. Leena Seneheweera and Organized by the students of the department of Fine Arts , Faculty of Arts , University of Peradeniya was staged at the Ediriweera Sarachchandra Open ‚Äď Air Theater on 4th May 2016 from 7.00 onwards.

Appointment of a new Dean - Faculty fo Science



Prof. S. R. Kodituwakku of the Department of Statistics and Computer Science has been appointed as the Dean of the Faculty of Science for a period of three years with effect from 27 April 2016.

‚ÄúKelani Saviya‚ÄĚ Passing Out Ceremony



Kelani Saviya passing out ceremony was held at Kelaniya on 20th April 2016 and twenty three students of the 7th batch received certificates from the cheif guest, Vice Chancellor of University of Peradeniya, Prof. Upul B. Dissanayake.

University of Peradeniya Signed an MoU with South Asian University, India



University of Peradeniya and the South Asian University (SAU) have a long record of collaboration including the number of academics from the University of Peradeniya who visit the South Asian University annually.

The Department of Agricultural Extension of the Faculty of Agriculture moved to the Left Wing of the Administrative Building



The Department of Agricultural Extension of the Faculty of Agriculture, moved to a new premise located in the left wing of the main administrative complex of the faculty. An official ceremony was planned by the staff and the students of the Department on 21st of March, 2016 to commence work. Prof. Upul Dissanayake, the Vice Chancellor of the University, graced the opening ceremony as the chief guest.

Shramadana  Campaign at the University Buddhist Temple




Students Launch a Newsletter


The Student Union of the Faculty launched a Newsletter detailing student activities carried out in the past year at a function organized by the students on March 31, 2016. The event was attended by Professor Gamini Pushpakumara, Dean of the Faculty, Professor K. Samarasinghe, Former Dean of the Faculty and Academic staff members.

New Discoveries and bizzare development :two papers, same journal ,same day


Two papers on tadpole development and discovery is published in PLoS One by a team of Scientists from the University of Peradeniya, the University of Delhi, Harvard University and Gettysburg College.

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