The University of Peradeniya with the generous support given by the Ministry of Women‚Äôs Affairs and child Development and the National Committee for women, conducted the inauguration of the certificate course in Empowering Women in Politics ‚Äď 2016/17,at the gender Education and Women‚Äôs Initiative Unit, Department of Agriculture Extension, Faculty of Agriculture, on the 9th July, 2016.
A delegation from the Australian Institute of International Affairs visited the University of Peradeniya on the 20th July, 2016. Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. R. L. Wijeyeweera, Dr. Nanda Gunawardhana, Director of the International Research Centre represented the University of Peradeniya at the meeting held at the Office of the Vice Chancellor.
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".
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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
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 .
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.
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.