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Center for Contemporary Indian Studies

 New Dean

 Professor Nayani Melegoda assumed duties as the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies on 22nd January, 2016

 Professor Melegoda is formerly the Head, Department of International Relations, Faculty of Arts.  She is a Senior Fulbright Fellow  and a Japan Foundation Fellow. She obtained her Ph.D from the University of Leeds UK in 1989. She graduated with First Class Honours in Bachelor of Arts in History from the Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo.

 The Faculty of Graduate Studies appreciate the contribution, time and effort given by the Acting Dean, Professor Athula Ranasinghe, Dean of the Faculty of Arts during the transition period.

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Professor Nayani Melegoda, Professor in International Relations, receiving  the status of

“Honorary Citizen of Nebraska”

from Nebraska (USA) Secretary of State, John A. Gale on June 10th 2016

Professor Nayani Melegoda with “South Asian Women Administrators” meeting 

the Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs - Nisha Desai Biswal

of the Department of State, USA on June 16, 2016


Annual Research sessions 2016

Guidelines for Preparation of Abstracts



Launch of the Volume “Anagarika Dharmapala and India – Sri Lanka Relations” held on 11th February 2016

The Centre for Contemporary Indian Studies (CCIS) launched the volume titled Anagarika Dharmapala and India - Sri Lanka Relations edited by Professor Sandagomi Coperahewa, the Director of CCIS. Hon. Dr. Sarath Amunugama, the Minister of Special Assignments graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour. Mr. Arindam Bagchi, the Deputy High Commissioner of India, Senior Professor Lakshman Dissanayake, the Vice Chancellor were among the distinguished guests. 


International Women’s Day at the Faculty of Graduate Studies

The Faculty of Graduate Studies celebrated the International Women’s Day on Tuesday, 8th March from 11.00 am to 12.30 pm at the FGS Auditorium. Her Excellency Joanne Doornewaard Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherland in Sri Lanka was the Chief Guest.  Vice Chancellor of the University of Colombo, Senior Professor Lakshman Dissanayake and Alain Sibenaler, Country Representatve of the United Nations Populations Fund were the Guests of Honour. The Panelists Dr. Harini Amarasuriya, and Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri  spoke on Women in the Higher Education Sector.

 The event was organized to celebrate International Women’s day as well as 25 years of Women’s Studies Programme now offered as Women and Gender Studies’ programme at the Faculty of Graduate Studies.  The experiences of the progamme were highlighted by Umanga Settinayake and Inoka Priyadrshini. This event was coordinated by Dr. Asha Abeysekara.


M-Phil in Clinical Psychology Programme Review

The Dean, Professor Nayani Melegoda of the Faculty of Graduate Studies under the direction of the Vice Chancellor, Professor Lakshman Dissanayake has invited Professor William Yule (Emeritus Professor of Applied Child Psychology, Department of Psychology, Kings’ College, UK) and Adjunct Professor, Dr. Shamil Wanigaratne College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of UAE (Clinical Psychologist) to review the M. Phil in Clinical Psychology Programme with the Course Coordinator Mrs. Rekha Aththidiye (Clinical Psychologist) at the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo from 01st February to 05th February 2016.


Internal Review of MPhil/PhD Programme 2016-18

Faculty of Graduate Studies

The Faculty of Graduate Studies inaugurated its MPhil-PhD programme for the year 2016 on the 20th of January 2016. The new batch of MPhil-PhD students consists of employees from both Government and Private/Corporate sector as well as Intergovernmental and Nongovernmental organizations with multidisciplinary backgrounds.

The new Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Professor Nayani Melegoda has invited a team of senior academics from the University of Colombo to internally review the MPhil/PhD programme. The objective of this exercise is to ensure that the programme meets the Sri Lanka Quality Standards and for future accreditations by the Sri Lanka Quality Assurance and Accreditation Council. The internal review will be conducted by Professor Sharya Scharenguivel of the Faculty of Law, Professor Raveen Hanwella of the Faculty of Medicine, Professor Jayadeva Uyangoda of the Faculty of Arts and Dr. Pavithra Kailasapathy of the Faculty of Management and Finance.



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