The inauguration ceremony of the Diploma in Development Policy Analysis (DPA-2019 batch), organized by the Department of EconomicsFaculty of Humanities and Social Sciences was held on 16th February 2019 at the Thilakarathna memorial of the Department of Economics.

Prof. Sampath Amaratunge, Vice Chancellor of the University 0f Sri Jayewardenepura, Prof. D. P. S. Chandrakumara; Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Prof. Shirantha Heenkenda; Course coordinator of DPA, Prof Gamini Weerasinghe; Head of the Department of Economics, Prof. R.M.K. Rathnayake ; Head of Department of Geography, Prof. Mayura Samarakoon ; Head of Department of Sociology; Mr. Pradeep Yaserathna; Chief Secretary of Western Province, Ms. Hemanthi Goonasekera; Chief Executive Officer at Federation of Sri Lankan Local Govt. Authorities, Mr. Rohana Hettiarachchci :

Executive Director of Peoples Action for Free and Fair Election and other academic staff members of the department of economics presided the occasion.

Officers and members of local government authorities and ministries were among the diploma candidates.