University of Sri Jayewardenepura has been home for many distinguished personalities throughout the ages, producing many visionary men and women who’ve brightened the lives of thousands contributing tremendously towards the upliftment of society and the country as a whole. These stars that vivify society have gotten together and formed the Alumni Association of the university in 2008, providing an arm of strength to the university in terms of its continuous improvement and betterment.
The eminent personalities of the Alumni association range from different fields of expertise varying from, academic, research, management, law enforcement, politics, artistic circles, medicine etc. Therefore as the first phase in recognizing their genius and contribution to society, the alumni have decided in awarding a selected few individuals. This selection by no means has been easy since the eligible are in numbers! Therefore since this marks the first of many, they’ve decided on appreciating the service of those involved in Government Service in Sri Lanka.
The 2nd “Sri Jayewardenepura Pradeepa”, Annual Awards Ceremony of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura (UoSJ), was be held on Oct.20 at Waters Edge, Battaramulla and occasion was graced by the President Maithripala Sirisena as Chief Guest. 42 scholars including Ven. Diviyagaha Yasassi Nayaka Thero, Ven. Omalpe Sobhitha Thero, Hon. Ministers S.B Dissanayake and Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, Sunil Handunnetti and Bandula Gunawardhene, members of the Parliament, Reginald Cooray, Governor of the Northern Province and former minister Mahinda Wijesekara were awarded there.
Prof. Sampath Amaratunge, Vice chancellor of the university, W.H.K.H. Vagapitiya, President of the Alumni association of USJP, Secretary of Alumni association, Dr Abeyratne Bandara, national coordinator Mr Ranjith Iddamalgoda and several academic members participated to this event.