Faculty of Science

University of Peradeniya

Faculty of Science

University of Peradeniya

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Career Guidance Workshop for Final year Peradeniya Undergrads


A successful Career Guidance 1-day workshop on “Positive Thinking and Personal Development” for Final year Science Faculty undergraduates was held on October 21 at the Chemistry auditorium of the University of Peradeniya (UoP).

This was jointly organised by the Alumni Association of University of Peradeniya (AAUP) and the AAUP Colombo Chapter (AAUPCC). 

Prof A.D.L. Chandani Perera delivered the ‘Welcome” address. UoP Deputy Vice Chancellor Prof S.H.P.P Karunaratne and Dean of the Faculty of Science, Prof Saluka Kodithuwakku highlighted the importance of CG workshops of this nature to improve soft skills of students and thanked both the AAUP and AAUPCC for organizing it. AAUP members and the AAUPC General Secretary Priyath Cabral and Treasurer Akmeemana participated.

The Resources personnel were Nivantha Kanuwana and V. Abeysinghe. The following topics were addressed in their presentation. How to brand yourself in the job market, interview facing skills, dining etiquette, innovation, creative thinking and stress management with music therapy. According to the feedback and comments, it was understood that the audience considered the training programme to be useful and of immense value for future job prospects. 

The participants were awarded certificates. The programme was organized by the AAUPCC Chairperson of Student Welfare, Mrs. Sujatha Karunaratne, and coordinated by Prof Chandani Perera of AAUP.

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Saving the Next Generation: Restoration of degraded sites at the Knuckles Forest Reserve FIELD VISIT


An awareness program for local villagers about the reforestation program was conducted at the Malakotuwa Sri Sumana Maha Vidyalaya on the 14th of July 2018. Mr. B.G. Chandrarathne Bandara (Principal of the school), Dr. Thilanka Gunaratne (University of Peradeniya), Mr. Ananda Subasinghe (Noritake Porcelain (Pvt) Ltd and Mr. Kingsley Illukumbura (Forest Department) and Mr. Ruwan Wijerathne (Village Coordinator) spoke about their role in the project. The members of the Botanical society of the University of Peradeniya collected information from villagers on uses of forests, native plants for reforestation, enrichment of home gardens, environmental issues in the area and recommendations in order to address their suggestions/needs in the project.

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The new entrants for the academic year 2015/2016


The new entrants for the academic year 2015/2016 of Faculty of Science will be enrolled on 4th of January 2016.

  • An orientation programme will be conducted for four weeks for them. This programme comprises lectures by officers of the University, senior academic staff members, other guest speakers from industry and eminent alumni of the University.

  • Chief Medical Officer, Librarian and Director of Physical Education will address the new entrants making them aware of the facilities available at the University for their professional development. 

  • University Proctor will emphasize on the rules & regulations and student By-Laws of the University. 

  • There will be a programme to make students aware of the student counseling service available at the University. 

  • Student societies will be introduced to new students as participation at society activities will make student enriched with soft skills such as communication skills, team work and collaboration, interpersonal skills, leadership and flexibility. 

  • During this period, English and other foundation courses (Biology for Physical Science students and Mathematics for Biological Science students) will be conducted and they will be continued during the first semester. All students will also be following a basic course in Computer Science.

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