Annual Research Conference 2021

Annual Research Conference 2021

Annual Research Conference 2021

FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
UNIVERSITY OF COLOMBO

The Annual Research Conference of the Faculty of Graduate Studies were successfully held on 20th August 2021, under the theme of “Global Cooperation: Reimaging Multiculturalism” with the participation of Admiral Jayanath Colombage, Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs as the Chief Guest and with the presence of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Colombo, Senior Professor Chandrica N Wijayaratne. The Guest of Honour and Keynote Speaker was His Excellency Tareq Md Ariful Islam, High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Sri Lanka. Senior Professor Nayani Melegoda, Chair of the conference and Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies  delivered the welcome speech.

THE CHIEF GUEST

Admiral Professor
Jayanath Colombage
Secretary,
Foreign Ministry of Sri Lanka

THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER

His Excellency
Tareq Md Ariful Islam
High Commissioner of
Bangladesh to Sri Lanka

THE VICE CHANCELLOR

Senior Professor
Chandrika N Wijeyaratne
Vice Chancellor
University of Colombo

THE CONFERENCE CHAIR

Senior Professor
Nayani Melegoda
Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies
University of Colombo

The Technical sessions were held under the following sub-themes:

  • Track 01

Global Solidarity: COVID 19/WHO/Global Response

Chairperson – Senior Professor Priyadarshani Galappatthy


  • Track 02

Our Planet: Challenges to Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Chairperson – Senior Professor K. R. Ranjith Mahanama


  • Track 03

Sustainable Development Goals: Acceleration of Progress

Chairperson – Professor M. P. P. Dharmadasa


  • Track 04

Multilateralism in International Relations

Chairperson – Dr. Maneesha S. Wanasinghe-Pasqual


  • Track 05

Global Cooperation: Ensuring Peace and Security

Chairperson – Senior Professor Nayani Melegoda


As per the webinar report, 447 participants (including two hosts) registered for the inauguration session online, whilst 439 participants attended the inauguration session.

Parallel to the Webinar stream, the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) streamed the session via Facebook live (Official Social Media Page of FGS – https://www.facebook.com/fgsuoc), and the recording was uploaded to Facebook.

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