Diamond Jubilee celebrations

" A diamond thus far and beyond "

The year 2017 mark the 75th anniversary of the University of Peradeniya established as the University of Ceylon in 1942. Throughout the years our university has advanced in wisdom and age. It has developed in the establishment of new faculties, the courses offered and it has greatly increased the intake of students.

Since its inception the University of Peradeniya has been a great seat of learning for thousands of undergraduate and postgraduate students from all corners of the country and for a considerable number of international students from different parts of the world.

Over the years, it has produced renowned personalities in the fields of education, science, fine arts, agriculture, engineering, health sciences, economics, politics etc., who were able to uplift the image of this beautiful country globally and to contribute to its future development.

The university has organized a series of activities from January 2017 to highlight its accomplishments. A range of outreach programmes are being planned in all parts of the country in the fields of education, science and technology, health sciences and the fine arts to enable the general public to benefit from our achievements.

This is the time to reflect on our past and assess our achievements with a view to further improvement. We cordially invite our alumni, present academic and non academic staff, students, and also general the public to join us in our diamond jubilee celebrations.


Inauguration of Diamond Jubilee celebrations ÔĽŅ

Inauguration of Diamond Jubilee celebrations Program


Date:             Tuesday, 10th January 2017
Venue:           Gymnasium, University of Peradeniya.

  08.50 - 09.20 Refreshments
  09.30 - 09.40¬† Arrival of special Guests
  09.40 - 09.50 Traditional lighting of the oil lamp
  09.50 - 09.55¬† University Song
  09.55 - 10.10 Welcome speech and declaration of inaugural opening of Diamond Jubilee celebrations - by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. U.B. Dissanayake
  10.10 - 10.25 Speech by the Chancellor ‚Äď Prof. P.W Epasinghe
  10.25 - 10.35 Milestones of the University - Video
  10.35 - 10.55 University of Peradeniya in retrospect ‚Äď by Prof. (emeritus) B.L. Panditharatne, former Vice Chancellor, University of Peradeniya
  10.55 - 11.10¬† University of Peradeniya from the eye of a custodian ‚Äď by Mr. M.B. Adikaram, former Registrar, University of Peradeniya
  11.10 - 11.25¬† Dancing performance ‚Äď by Students of the University of Perdaeniya
  11.25 - 12.05 Diamond Jubilee Oration ‚Äď by Dr. Jayantha Dhanapala, eminent Alumnus and Senior Special Advisor on Foreign Relations to the H.E. President.
  12.05 - 12.10 Awarding token of appreciation to three invited speakers ‚Äď by the Vice Chancellor
  12.10 - 12.20 Cultural event (Sinhaya) ‚Äď by a academic staff member of the Faculty of Arts
  12.20 - 12.25 Vote of Thanks ‚Äď by Prof. Sunethra Rajapakshe, Co-chair/Diamond Jubilee Organizing Committee
  12.25 - 12.30 National Anthem