Inauguration ceremony of the TROPIMUNDO Master Degree Programme

    Faculty of Science welcomed the second batch of students for the European Commission-funded TROPIMUNDO Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems. The official ceremony was held on on 09th April 2021 with the participation of the Vice Chancellor, Snr. Prof. Sujeewa Amarasena, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Saman Chandana Ediriweera, the Local Coordinators of the programme, Snr Prof. L. P. Jayatissa and Dr. K. A. Sunanda Kodikara.



    Ruhuna International Science and Technology Conference- RISTCON 2021

    The 8th Ruhuna International Science and Technology Conference (RISTCON 2021), organized by the Faculty of Science was held on 17th of February 2021. Vice Chancellor Snr. Prof. Sujeewa Amarasena and His Excellency, Mr. Eric Livertu. Ambassador of France graced the inaugural ceremony as the chief guest and the guest of honour, respectively. The Keynote Speech of the RISTCON-2021 was delivered by a renowned scientist, Dr. Daniel Gorman, CSIRO, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia. An eminent ornithologist, Professor Ragupathy Kannan, University of Arkansas Fort-Smith, Arkansas, USA delivered a plenary lecture. Around 150 academics, researchers, postgraduates, industry experts and policy makers representing a diverse range of disciplines participated the conference.


    University of Ruhuna Colors Nite 2018/2019

    The biannual Colors Nite of University of Ruhuna for years 2018 and 2019 was held in a glamorous way at Rabindranath Tagore auditorium, University of Ruhuna on 27 th March 2021.The Vice Chancellor Senior Professor Sujeewa Amarasena, grabbed the occasion as the ChiefGuest. Col.(Dr.) Saveen Semage, a proud product of Ruhuna was the Guest of Honor.185 athletes received colors in the evening and 66 athletes were awarded the best player awards.14 athletes who made mother Ruhuna proud nationally and internationally were honored withspecial awards. Miss H.P.A.Jayamini, Faculty of Engineering won the award for the recipient of highest numberof colors. The supreme award of the evening, Most Outstanding Player award has been won by Miss S.U.S.B.Wijewickrama of Faculty of Agriculture.

    Faculty of Medicine Academic Sessions- 2020, February 03rd 2021

    Faculty of Medicine Academic Sessions (FMAS) – 2020 was successfully held on 03rd of February, at T.W. Wickramanayake Auditorium, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna under the theme “Viral Pandemics: A New Beginning”. It was held under COVID-19 regulations. The Chief Guest was Senior Professor Sujeewa Amarasena, the Vice Chancellor, University of Ruhuna. Keynote Address was delivered on “Hopes with COVID-19 crisis. Are there any?” by Dr. Ananda Wijewickrama, Consultant Physician, National Institute of Infectious Diseases. FMAS oration entitled “Institutionalization of Postpartum Intrauterine Device Service: A story of successful Implementation” was delivered by Dr. Lanka Dasanayake, Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna. Dean’s award ceremony was also held in line with the inauguration ceremony and three medical students were offered the Dean’s award for overall good performance in 2020 by the participation of the Vice Chancellor, Senior Professor Sujeewa Amarasena and Prof. Vasantha Devasiri, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna. Morning sessions after the inauguration was enriched with FMAS symposium on “Life in the time of COVID: Winning battles and forging ahead”. Symposium subthemes were “Fresh insights and new directions in university education” by Senior Professor Sujeewa Amarasena, “Role of viral diagnostics in living with the pandemic” by Dr Nayomi Danthanarayana, Consultant Virologist, Teaching Hospital Karapitiya, “Transforming the ETU:Leading the way in making hospital safe for all” by Dr Ganaka Senaratne, Consultant Physician,Teaching Hospital Karapitiya, and “Forging Ahead with COVID-19” by Dr Lasantha Malavige Consultant in Sexual Medicine and Chairman Lassana Group of companies. There were four presentations on completed post graduate research projects. The free paper session included both oral presentations (both open and undergraduate categories) and poster presentations. Best and commended places for oral and poster presentations were selected separately for open category and the undergraduate category. Prof.Vasantha Devasiri, Dean, Faculty of Medicine awarded the certificates to the winners. Prof R S Janaka Lenora and Dr. Pushpika Jayawardena were the Chairperson and Secretary of FMAS-2020.



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