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  • Ceremonial Inauguration of DELT


    The Department of English Language Teaching (DELT), the 9th Department of the Uva Wellassa University was ceremonially inaugurated on October 31, 2018 at the Main Lecture Theater (MLT) . Professor Rajiva Wijesingha, Senior Professor in English graced this occasion as the Chief Guest while delivering a thought provoking speech. Dr. J.L. Ratnasekera, the Vice Chancellor, [...]

  • Poultry Forum – 2018


    Department of Animal Science, Uva Wellassa University organized the 2nd Poultry forum – 2018 (PF-2018) on 28th September 2018 at the University premises under the theme of “Future of the Poultry World: Smarter and Greener Production”. This year the event was co-hosted with Crysbro Group of company and many other well-wishers. Over 250 people including [...]

  • The 8th General Convocation


    The Uva Wellassa University proudly announce the 8th General Convocation of the University that will be held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, Colombo, on Saturday, 11th August 2018 from 1.30 pm onwards. Five hundred and twenty three graduands will receive Bachelor’s Degrees on the and the Degrees will be conferred by the Chancellor [...]

  • DAAD-NSF Scheme for Project-Related Personal Exchange


    To further strengthen cooperation on scientific and academic research between Germany and Sri Lanka, the DAAD and the NSF have launched a new Joint Mobility Program for Project-Related Personal Exchange. Based on an MoU signed earlier this year, the purpose of this new Joint Mobility Program is to promote bilateral scientific cooperation in both countries [...]

  • Exclusive Cricket Match and Cultural Event


    The Welfare Society of the Uva Wellassa University hosted a Cricket Tournament and a Cultural Event for the staff members of the University to mark their third anniversary on 28th June, 2018. The cricket tournament consisted of eleven teams representing all categories of the staff members in the University. The final match of the tournament [...]

  • Bridging ICT Knowledge and Skills Gap


    The Department of Computer Science and Technology conducted a workshop on ‘Computer Networking’ strengthening its long-lasting relationship with the school community, particularly the school students. The target audience, R/Karawita Central College including those of GCE Advanced level students and teachers, was selected with a particular regard to under-resourced schools in Sri Lanka. The workshop, organized [...]

  • Launching of Journal of Agriculture and Value Addition


    Journal of Agriculture and Value Addition (JAVA) was launched on May 31, 2018 as the maiden Research Journal of the Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture and also of the Uva Wellassa University. Launching was undertaken as an amiable ceremony at the Senate Hall of the University. With the arrival of the Vice Chancellor [...]

  • Outstanding Doctoral Thesis award

    2017 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award

    Dr. R.M.S. Indunil Rathnayake attached to the Department of Science and Technology has been awarded 2017 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award: Executive Dean's Commendation Award by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) for her Doctoral thesis on “Synthesis, characterisation and application of inorganic-organic clays for water purification”. Rathnayake, Suramya I. (2017) Synthesis, characterisation and application of inorganic-organic [...]

  • Life Saving Training Camp for UWU Students

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    Venue: @ Sri Lanka Coast Guard Life Saving Training School, Balapitiya Aqua Club of Aquatic Resources Technology Degree Programme, Uva Wellassa University organized a five-day life saving training camp for undergraduates of Uva Wellassa University on 15th - 19th January, 2018 at the Sri Lanka Coast Guard Life Saving Training School, Balapitiya with the collaboration [...]

  • Introductory Session on AHEAD Program at UWU


    The introductory session on AHEAD World Bank funded programme was successfully conducted at University Senate room from 3.00 pm to 5.30 pm on 25th April with the participation of Dr. Harsha Aturupan/ Lead Economist, The World Bank Dr. J.L. Rathnasekara/Vice Chancellor, UWU Prof. Thusitha Abeythunga/Director OMTS, UGC Dr. Romola Rassool/Director OMTS, UGC Dr. Kumudika Boyagoda/Director [...]

  • The 2nd International Research Symposium


    The 2nd International Research Symposium of Uva Wellassa University (IRSUWU 2018) was successfully held on February 1-2, 2018 at Uva Wellassa University Premises. The inaugural session of the research symposium was presided by the Vice Chancellor of Uva Wellassa University, Dr. J.L. Ratnasekara. Mr. H.M.B.C. Herath, Additional Secretary, Mr. P.M. Dharmatilake, Project Director of Ministry [...]

  • Warm Welcome to Newcomers 2018


    The Day 01, “The First Impression”, of the UWU Integration Programme 2018 was held on January 15, 2018 at the University premises of Uva Wellassa University where 758 fresh students got registered for 13 Degree Programmes. There was a Ceremonial Inauguration to welcome the newcomers to UWU family.  

  • Saarkshara 2017


    The Animal Science Society of Uva Wellassa University organized “Saarkshara 2017” as one of their cooperate social responsibility (CSR) activities for the 3rd consecutive year on 21st November 2017 at Malangamuwa Vidyadeepa Primary School in Badulla.  The 3rd year undergraduates of Animal Science degree programme together with their staff members visited the school and donated [...]

  • Sakura Tree Planting Ceremony


    Sakura Tree Planting Ceremony (a Pilot Project in Tourism Promotion in Badulla District) A Sakura (Japanese Cherry) Tree Planting Ceremony was held at Uva Wellassa University in collaboration with Badulla District Secretariat and Meijo University of Japan on 3rd January 2018 in the university premises with the participation of, Honorable. M.P. Jayasinghe, the Governor of […]

  • Awarding Ceremony of the 6th CTHE


    The awarding ceremony of the Sixth Certificate Course in Teaching in Higher Education (CTHE) was held at the Main Lecture Theatre of the University on 24th of October 2017 and the ceremony was graced by Dr. J. L. Ratnasekera, the Vice Chancellor of the Uva Wellassa University, the Deans of Faculties, the Registrar, the Heads [...]

  • The President’s Awards for Scientific Publication


    The President’s Awards Ceremony for Scientific Publications in Science Citation Index Expanded journals with a Sri Lankan institutional affiliation, for the research published in 2015 was held on 06th November 2017, at Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo, graced by his Excellency the President of Sri Lanka and the Hon. State Minister of Science, Technology and Research. […]

  • Uva Wellassa University lightened at CODE COMBAT


    The team “TransCoders”, the students from Department of Computer Science and Technology was able to emerge as 2nd runners up by showing their outstanding performance at the CODE KOMBAT – IFS 20th Anniversary Hackathon which was organized IFS R&D International (Pvt) Ltd held on Saturday, October 28th 2017 at "The Stables", Park Street Mews Colombo. [...]

  • Uva Wellassa University awarded at NBQSA 2017


    The project “Namunu Translator”, offline instant English-Sinhala word translator developed by the students from Department of Computer Science and Technology has been awarded a merit under the category of Tertiary Student Project – Technology at National Best quality ICT Awards Night, Hotel Taj Samudra, Colombo on 06th, October 2017. This event was organized by the […]

  • Session Best Paper Award at International Science Congress, Bangkok, Thailand

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    Mr. A.N.R. Weerawansha, Lecturer (Probationary) attached to the Department of Export Agriculture of Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka was awarded the Session Best Paper in the International Science Congress held at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand. International Science Congress was held from 02nd of October to 06th of October 2017 and it [...]

  • UUW delegates at “BISWAMIL 2017”-International Cultural Extravaganza


    Memorable and unforgettable memories of life are really the hues that upgrade the glistening glory of art of life. The Indian tour to “Biswamil 2017”; the International Cultural Festival organized by O.P. Jindhal Global University, Sonipat, Delhi, India was indeed such a hue. UWU three undergraduates together with Mr. Jagath Kulathilaka, Student Counsellor in Social […]

  • Industrial Awareness Program for CST Undergraduates


    The Department of Computer Science and Technology organized Industrial Awareness Program for 3rd –Year Computer Science and Technology undergraduates in collaboration with three companies ISM APAC (Pvt) Ltd, Pearson Lanka (Pvt) Ltd and Virtusa (Pvt) Ltd on 29th September 2017 at Orion City - IT Building complex, Colombo 09. The program was held with the [...]

  • Malaithendral 2017 – Arts & Cultural Event


    Students of Uva Wellassa University have conducted “Malaithendral 2017″, Arts & Cultural event on 17th of Septemper 2017 at Simon Peeris Memorial Conference Hall, Badulla. “Malaithrendral” event has been organized by the students, for last four years to promote the artistic and cultural values of the students in the university and provides a platform to […]

  • Aurora 2K17 – Annual Food Festival


    The Annual Food Festival organized by the Department of Animal Science was successfully held on August 16, 2017 at Uva Wellassa University. Dr. S.C. Jayamanne, Dean of the Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture and several other distinguished guests attended to the opening ceremony of the event. Aurora is always a highly anticipated event [...]

  • UWU Gaveliers triumphs “Gavels Got Gavel”


    The Gavel Conference of Sri Lanka-2017, was held at the Waymba University of Sri Lanka during the last 5th, 6th and 7th of August. It was organized by the "Gavel Clubs of Sri Lanka", in order to unite all the Gavel Clubs of Sri Lanka, registered under the Toastmasters International, California-USA. Gavel Clubs representing Universities [...]

  • UWU Gavel Club delegation at the National Youth Model United Nations – 2017


    The National Youth Model United Nations – 2017 was held on 25th, 26th and 27th of August at the Colombo University premises. A team of delegation representing the Gavel Club of Uva Wellassa University took part in the event, under the guidance of Dr. J.L. Rathnasekera (Vice Chancellor), Mr. G.H. Abeyweera (Dean, Faculty of Management […]

  • The 7th General Convocation


    The Seventh General Convocation of UWU is  planned to be held at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, Colombo, on Sunday the 6th day of August 2017 at 2.00 pm onwards to acknowledge students’ success before moving on to the next phase of their career. The Chancellor of the Uva Wellassa University, Thripitakacharya Dharma Keerthi Sri Sumangala Rathanapala Dhammarakkhitha, Most […]

  • Workshop on chemistry for ordinary level science students

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    Another CSR activity of Department of Science & Technology, a two-day experimental workshop on chemistry for Ordinary Level Students in under-resourced schools in Badulla district, was successfully conducted for the first time at the main Chemistry Laboratory of Uva Wellassa University on 19th and 20th July 2017. Altogether fifty seven students of grade 10 and [...]

  • UWU MPhil Student Awarded for Best Conference Paper at IIUPST 2017


    Ms.Kirushanthi Thangavel, a MPhil student in Faculty of Science & Technology, UWU, was awarded the best conference paper in the oral presentation category at the technical session of 3 rd Biennial International Symposium on Polymer Science and Technology organized by Department of Chemistry, University of Sri Jayewardenepura held at Golden Rose Hotel,Boralasgamuwa on 13 th [...]

  • UWU Karate Team claims 3 Bronze medals


    UWU Karate team was able to win three bronze medals at the Inter University Karate Championship which came to an end at the Gymnasium of University of Jayawardhanapura on the 18th of June 2017. Chameera Madushan (captain) in Kumite - Men 50kg category , Jaan Nimeshana in Kumite - Men 84kg category and Chathurika Wasanthi [...]

  • Partnership between CIMA and Faculty of Management


    The Faculty of Management of Uva Wellassa University signed a letter of Intent leading to Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) on May 15, 2017. This partnership aimed at promoting industry-recognized professional qualifications helping students to thus distinguish themselves in the competitive graduate market. Through this agreement, the faculty is [...]

  • A delegation from University of Malaya, Malaysia


    Prof. Abdul Kariem bin Mohd Arof, Head of the Center for Ionics, University of Malaya, Malaysia visited the Uva Wellassa University on 06th March, 2017. During his visit, UWU-ICC organized a meeting with Prof. Arof on 07th March, 2017 at the Board Room of the University which was chaired by the Vice Chancellor of the [...]

  • Motivating Scholars to be Competitive Professionals


    IMPETUS 2K17 is organized by IEEE Student branch of Uva Wellassa University, to give an insight of the modern trends in IT and Mechatronic Technologies to our potential undergraduates. Event will be held on 25th of March 2017 at Main Lecture Theater. Sessions will be started at 8.00 am and continue until 4.00 pm. For […]

  • Uva Wellassa University receives its first Professor

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    Dr. Kolitha Wijesekara, Head Department of Science and Technology, has been promoted as the first Merit Professor of Uva Wellassa University. Professor Wijesekara, who is an old boy of Kingwood Collage Kandy, completed his BSc (Hon.) special Degree (in Botany) and M.Phil. Degree (in Plant Sciences) from the University of Peradeniya. He obtained his Dr. […]

  • UWU takes another step towards fulfilling its CSR


    The Department of Computer Science and Technology of Uva Wellassa University donated a computer laboratory to Alpitiya Nawodya Maha Vidyalaya, Dambagalla, Monaragala on March 6, 2017. This donation was made as a CSR activity of the Department to mark the 10th anniversary of the university. The Departments’ Alumni, Staff Members of Faculty of Science and [...]

  • Appointment of New Vice Chancellor to Uva Wellassa University


    Dr. J. L. Ratnasekera, Senior Lecturer (Grade I) in Chemistry, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka has been appointed to the Post of Vice Chancellor of Uva Wellassa University by His Excellency the President, for a period of three years with effect from January 28, 2017. Dr. Ratnasekera has graduated from People’s […]

  • President’s Awards for Scientific Publication-2014


    Four (04) researchers from the Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture, Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka were awarded at the recently held President’s Awards for Scientific Publication for the year 2014. Dr. W.A.J.P. Wijesinghe, Dr. H.M.S.K. Herath, Dr. E.D.N.S. Abeyrathne and Dr. D.K.D.D. Jayasena received these prestigious awards at a ceremony held at [...]

  • Blood Drive 2016


    Fulfilling one of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, the third year undergraduate students of the Animal Science Degree Programme successfully organized and completed the Annual Blood Donation Programme, ‘Blood Drive 2016’ on November 8, 2016 at the premises of Uva Wellassa University. This event was organized for the 6th consecutive year by the students [...]

  • “Aurora 2K16”


    The Annual Food Festival organized by the Department of Animal Science was successfully held on September 01, 2016 at Uva Wellassa University. Aurora is always a highly anticipated event on UWU’s annual calendar and the event was hosted this time by the third year students of Department of Animal Science under the guidance of Event [...]

  • “Future Dreams 2016″ Science Exhibition


    “Future Dreams 2016” Science Exhibition was organized by the Ministry of Education was held on 08th and 09th of November 2016, at Hali-Ela Central College. The Department of Science and Technology (SCT), at Uva Wellassa University presented a very informative and attractive stall for this exhibition. A few robotic items, some tricks using chemical reactions, [...]

  • CVCD Excellence Awards 2016


    Dr. D.K.Dinesh Darshaka Jayasena, Senior Lecturer of Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture, Uva Wellassa University was awarded the CVCD Excellence Award–2016, for the Most Outstanding Young Researcher in Biological Sciences including Agriculture and Allied Sciences. Dr. Jayasena’s research areas include Study on carcass and eating quality parameters of meat from farm animals, in particular on [...]