A Foundation Stone was laid for the New Mechanical Engineering Building on 1st August 2017 by Prof. Upul B. Dissanayake, the Vice-Chancellor, University of Peradeniya accompanied by the Dean/ Faculty of Engineering and the Head/Dept. of Mechanical Engineering at the premises of the Faculty of Engineering.
The Chinese Ambassador, His Excellency Mr. Yi Xianlang visited the University of Peradeniya to inspect the proposed site to build an Advanced Water Testing laboratory and Research Centre with the collaboration of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, and the Ministry of City Planning and Water Supply.
Launching of a Research collaboration on Dengue to study generic determinants was held at 9.30 a.m. at the Senate Auditorium on 7/7/2017 between CRTM ‚Äď Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science, Institute of Tropical Medicine & International health, University of Berlin Germany.
As per a request from the Court No. 2 of Hultsdorf addressd to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya to investigate the reasons for the failure of the Meetotamulla Garbage Dump, a team of experts from the University of Peradeniya who studied the pros & cons of the disaster produced a comprehensive report which was submitted to the environmental police division on the 6th of June, 2017.
The inauguration of the Study Abroad Training Program on ‚ÄúSustainable Tropical Agricultural Systems‚ÄĚ was held on 12th¬†May 2017 at the Board Room, Faculty of Agriculture. 14 students from Michigan states University including 04 students from University of Peradeniya had been enrolled to this program.
Dr. S. A. H. A. Suraweera of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering has been named a co-recipient of the 2017 IEEE Communications Society Leonard G. Abraham Prize for co-authoring the research paper titled ‚ÄúMultipair Full-Duplex Relaying with Massive Arrays and Linear Processing‚ÄĚ. Abraham Prize is the IEEE's
A delegation from the French Embassy in Sri Lanka comprising the Cultural Attach√©, Mr. Jean-Philippe Gavois, the General Delegate of the Alliance fran√ßaise Network in Paris, Mr. Francis Cappe and the Director of the Alliance Fran√ßais in Kandy Mr. Mickael Langlet paid an official visit to the University of Peradeniya on 25th March to meet with the Vice Chancellor.
In 2014, an MOU was signed between the UOP and the University of Brescia, Italy to initiate a staff / student exchange program under the Erasmas Mundus project. This year, five staff members and five students were selected to attend different teaching / training/ research programs at the University of Brescia.
The first lecture of the Vice Chancellor‚Äôs lecture series on ‚ÄúAgro-Climatology, Rainfall Anomalies and Sri Lankan Agriculture‚ÄĚ by Dr. Ranjith Punyawradena, a Senior Research Officer, Natural Resources Management Centre, Department of Agriculture was held on 22 February 2016 at the Art Theatre, Faculty of Arts.