The Postgraduate Institute of Science (PGIS) at the University of Peradeniya is a national institute that advances research and education of post-graduate students. Since its establishment in 1996, it has been a center of excellence in providing high-quality education to Sri Lankan and international students, while contributing towards the nationâs development with groundbreaking research.
The Postgraduate Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences (PGIHS) is a national institute of higher learning affiliated to the University of Peradeniya mandated to provide postgraduate instruction and training and engage in research in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences. The PGIHS which is heir to the Postgraduate programme previously conducted by...
In parallel to the program launched to declare the Thripitaka as a world heritage, the University of Peradeniya organized a seminar on Thripitakabivandana introducing Thripitaka and its importance, from 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. on 22.03.2019 at the Senate Room with the participation of the Vice-Chancellor Professor Upul B. Dissanayake.
World Oral Health Day 2019 was celebrated on 21st March 2019, by the Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya in collaboration with the Presidential task force on Drug Prevention, Center for Research in Oral Cancer (CROC), Oral Health Unit of the Office of The Regional Director of Health Services, Central province and Sri Lanka Army.
The Invitational National University Men's Kabadi Championship 2019 commenced for the 2ndconsecutive year at the University of Peradeniya. This Tournament was organised by the Sports Council and the Department of Physical Education and the event was graced by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor S.H.P.P. Karunaratne and the Dean, Faculty of Agriculture Professor D.K.N.G. Pushpakumara as the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively...
On Friday 23rd of February 2019, High Voltage Laboratory of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering was named as Wilfred P Jayasekara High Voltage Laboratory after renovating and refurbishing in the presence of Professor Upul B. Dissanayake, Vice-Chancellor, University of Peradeniya.
Prof. Tone JĂ¸ran Oredalen, Prof. Mona SĂŚbĂ¸ and Ms. Anette Norheim Fredly from USEN visited University of Peradeniya on 01 February 2019. A meeting with Professor Upul B. Dissanayake, Vice- chancellor, University of Peradeniya was held to discuss the possibilities of establishing academic & research collaborations between the two institutions.
H.E. (Ms) Robina P. Marks the High commissioner of South Africa in Sri Lanka made a courtesy visit to University of Peradeniya and met Professor S.H.P.P Karunaratne, Acting Vice-Chancellor, University of Peradeniya, Dr. Shameen Jinadasa, Acting Director International Affairs Office and Dr. Athula Withanawasam, Head, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts at the Vice Chancellorâs office on 12th February 2019.
Emeritus Professor Jayanthi Edirisinghe and Professor Inoka Karunaratne of the Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya along with a nature lover photographer from Ukraine, Mr. Roman Prokhorov authored a coffee table book which was edited by a conservation biologist Dr. Sriyanie Miththapala with a mission- âInsects - Hidden Treasurers of Mahausakandeâ.
Prof. David Damrel, Associate Professor of Religious Studies of the University of South Carolina, Dr. Dixie Damrel, a botanist and the Curator of the Clemson University Herbarium located in Clemson, South Carolina in the USA and Dr. Markus Dettenhoffer, an ERASMUS scholar from Czech Republic visited University of Peradeniya on 28th January 2019.
Species identification is essential for many biological studies. Morphological characters and DNA barcoding are two major approaches used in species identification. The modern system of taxonomy, referred to as âDNA barcodingâ, which is based on molecular techniques, has become increasingly popular as it potentially produces results with very high precision and accuracy within a short period of time, compared to traditional morphology- based taxonomy...
A delegation comprising Dr. Masugi Inoue/ Director of International Research Advancement Office, Global Alliance Department, NICT (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology), Dr.Yasunori Owada/ Senior Researcher, Resilient ICT Research Centre,ă Dr.Goshi Sato/ă Researcher, Resilient ICT Research Cente, Mr.Toru Sanefuji/ Chief Technical Officer, Nassua Solutions, and Mr. Yoshimasa Gunji/ Counsellor, BHN Association visited the office of the Vice-Chancellor on 23rd January 2019 and discussed about the Feasibility Study to Establish a Comprehensive "Sensor Based end to end Early Warning System" for Hydro-Meteorology Induced Disasters in Sri Lanka.
A delegation from Essex University, UK comprising Professor Anthony Forster/ Vice Chancellor, Sandeep Sharma/ Director of the Regional Office in India, Sally Day/ International Partnerships Officer and Satha Alaga/ Senior Finance Business Partnering Manager visited the office of the Vice-Chancellor on 11th January 2019 and signed an MoU with the UoP.
The welcome ceremony of the new entrants to the Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya was held at the University Gymnasium, on 02nd January 2019, under the patronage of Professor Upul B. Dissanayake, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya. The inauguration of the Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Full Time) course was held on 2nd January 2019 at the Department of Education, Faculty of Arts.
POMS - USA organized their first Sri Lankan conference on December 14-16, 2018 called POMS 2018 Sri Lanka. The University of Peradeniya was a Technical Sponsor of this event along with the IEEE Sri Lanka chapter, the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL), and the Chartered Institute of Logistics Sri Lanka.
Prof. S.H.P. Parakrama Karunaratne, Senior Professor & Chair of Zoology, and the Deputy Vice Chancellor of University of Peradeniya was awarded the General Research Committee Award at the Inauguration ceremony of the 74th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS) held on 2nd December 2018 at the BMICH under the patronage of Hon. Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Minister of Foreign Affairs.
The 09th Convocation for External Graduands of the University of Peradeniya was held on 06th December 2018 at Mahinda Rajapaksha Auditorium, NICD, Polgolla, Kandy and during the two sessions 1026 Graduands were conferred the Degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Administrations (online).
A leading power and telecommunication cable manufacture in Sri Lanka, Kelani Cables PLC, organized the passing out ceremony for forty Kelani Saviya Students who successfully completed their final examination held recently at the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Peradeniya (UoP).
The inauguration ceremony of the 7th UGIT International Conference organized by the Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya and was held on 24th November 2018 at the PGIHS Auditorium of University of Peradeniya under the patronage of Professor Upul B. Dissanayake, Vice-Chancellor of the University.
Inauguration Ceremony of the Workshop for G.C.E. (A/L) Chemistry Teachers of the Uva Province organized by the Science Education Unit, University of Peradeniya and sponsored by the Uva Provincial Department of Education, was held on 13th November 2018 at the Chemistry Auditorium. Professor Upul B. Dissanayake, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya, participated as the Chief Guest in this event.
The "PGIS Research Congress (ResCon) 2018" organized by the Postgraduate Institute of Science (PGIS), University of Peradeniya was successfully held on the 9th and 10th of November 2018. The congress was a premier event in the academic calendar of scientists in Sri Lanka and provides the opportunity for researchers to disseminate their findings and update their knowledge on the cutting-edge scientific research in Sri Lanka.
The Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya organized the Annual International Economics Research Symposium (PIERS-2018) for the sixth consecutive time. The inauguration of PIERS-2018 was held at the Conference Hall of the Postgraduate Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences (PGIHS) on 8th - 9th November, 2018.
The opening ceremony of Artistic Interspaces of Malaysia Symposium (AIMS 2018) was held on 8th November 2018 at the Faculty Seminar Room, Faculty of Arts. The Symposium was organized by The Department of Fine Arts, University of Peradeniya and The Faculty of Film, Theater and Animation, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.
The 02nd Certificate Awarding Ceremony of the staff development programs was held on 23rd October 2018 at 3.00 p.m. in the Senate room of the University of Peradeniya. One hundred and fourteen staff members who completed following programs conducted by the Staff Development Centre (SDC) received certificates at the event.
A series of hands-on workshops to raise the awareness of 4000 school children on the importance of solar energy utilization and to provide them with hands-on experience working with solar energy driven devices is an intricate part of the âSolar Edu-Trainingâ National project, implemented by the Ministry of Science, Technology...
The Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Peradeniya has organized the âAg Tech 2018â Agricultural Technology Exhibition commencing from 4th to 7th October 2018 at the Mahailupallama sub-campus premises celebrating its 70 years of excellence in higher education in Agriculture and the 50th year of the Mahailupallama sub-campus.
This ceremony was held with the participation of distinguished guests Mr. Yang Zucyuan, Economic & Commercial Counselor, Embassy of the Peopleâs Republic of China to Sri Lanka, Mr. DGMV Hapuarachchi, Secretary, Ministry of City Planning & Water Supply, Professor Upul B. Dissanayake, Vice-Chancellor and other university officials of University of Peradeniya, Prof. WU Yueliang â Vice-Chancellor, University of Chinese Academy of...
With the intention of sharing their expertise with the University on commercialization of our inventions, WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) and the COSTI (Coordinating Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation) facilitated a Workshop on "IP- Based Innovation & Tech Transferâ on 26 September 2018 from 11.00 am- 3.00 pm at the Chemistry Auditorium, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya.
The âBridge to Japanâ workshop organized by the Sri Lanka Japan Study Center and International affairs Office as a prelude to the SLJCR 2018 conference was held on the 31st of August, 2018, at the Postgraduate Institute of Science from 9 am to 12 am. The workshop was aimed at encouraging and providing advice to university academics to form research partnerships with Japanese researchers to produce collaborative research.
About seven years ago, when we were beginning to take a closer look at the vocalizations of frogs, from within the dark forested streams of the highest peaks of the Knuckles mountains, we came across a booming call that we had never hear before. We thought that it was a new species. One of my friends also brought this species to the notice soon afterwards.
President of Niigata University, Japan Professor Sugata Takahashi and his delegation visited to UoP and met the Vice-Chancellor University of Peradeniya and Deans of faculties at the Vice Chancellorâs office on 31st August 2018. After welcoming the delegates Professor Upul B. Dissanayake Vice-Chancellor, University of Peradeniya conveyed his sentiments on the Niigata-Peradeniya Sister Link program.
Emirates Professor Kamala Liyanage received the Japanese Foreign Ministerâs commendation for Promoting Research on Japan in Sri Lanka. The award was presented by the Japanese Ambassador H.E. Mr. Kenichi Suganuma at the awarding ceremony held at Earlâs Regent Hotel on 31st August 2018. The Vice-Chancellor Prof. Upul B. Dissanayake, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor S.H.P.P Karunratne, Deans of faculties and Japanese delegates with academic staff of UoP were present at this occasion.
China - Sri Lanka construction project team and other delegates from University of Chinese Academy of Science of China (UCAS) visited University of Peradeniya on 29th August 2018. The group had a discussion on the commencement ceremony of the Advance Research Laboratory at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya.
Staff Development Centre of the University of Peradeniya commenced the 3rd Induction Program for Technical officers and the staff of Allied Grades of the University on 15th August, 2018. The inauguration was held at the auditorium of the Staff Development Centre and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Prof. Parakrama Karunaratne and Bursar Mr. E.A.R.M. Edirisinghe graced the occasion. Thirty-six staff members of the above categories who had not undergone a similar training were enrolled in this training program.
The Project âMitigation of Pollution at Kandy Lake and Mid Canal Sri Lankaâ carried out under Lien Environmental annual fellowship won the Asian Outstanding Engineering achievement award conferred by the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organization (AFEO) at its 35th annual conference held in Bangkok, Thailand on 18th November 2017.
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A Coffee Table Book titled Garden University of Peradeniya depicting all Halls of Residence, Faculties, places of worship and other scenic beauties of the University and writings of the all those who contributed to the creation of the university is available for sale. You will be able to buy this valuable book at a concession price of Rs. 2500 (though it is priced as Rs. 3000). This Concession price is valid only on the day of convocation.
Those who are interested in purchasing this coffee table book please indicate the number of copies that you wish to buy and inform theâPublic Relations Officer, Senate Building, University of Peradeniyaâ(email- email@example.comâ 081-2392307) not later than 31stof May 2018.