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05 January 2017

The President’s Awards for Scientific Publications in 2014 was held on 22 November 2016 under the patronage of His Excellency the President, the Honourable Minister of Science, Technology and Research and the Honourable State Minister of Science, Technology and Research.

Vidya Nidhi Professor Emeritus W P Siripala and Dr K M D C Jayathilaka from the Department of Physics were awarded the President’s Awards for Scientific Publications in 2014.

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17 May 2016

Professor H H Sumathipala has been appointed as the Head of the Department with effect from 6 April 2016.

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17 May 2016

Professor S R D Kalingamudali has been promoted to the post of Senior Professor in the Department of Physics with effect from 10 September 2015.

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23 March 2015

Dr M A Punyasena has been promoted to the post of Associate Professor in the Department of Physics with effect from 06 May 2013.

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06 January 2015

Services/achievements of the following members of the Department of Physics were appreciated at the Annual Awards Ceremony of the University of the Kelaniya, held on January 01, 2014.

  1. Vidya Nidhi Professor W P Siripala, Professor L B D R P Wijesundera and Prof P S Hewageegana were awarded medals for bringing honour to the University of Kelaniya by winning prestigious national awards in 2014.
  2. Professor J R P Jayakody was awarded a Gold Medal and a Certificate of Appreciation for thirty five years of dedicated service rendered to the University of Kelaniya.
  3. Prof P S Hewageegana won the award for the "The Most Outstanding Researcher in the Faculty of Science 2014".
  4. Mr.  K M D C Jayathilaka won the award for the "The Most Outstanding Young Researcher in the Faculty of Science 2014".
  5. Mr. M R L J B Nawarathana and Mr. H H G Premarathna were awarded a Letter In Appreciation for dedicated service provided to the University during the year 2014.

http://www.kln.ac.lk/2015/01/long-service-awards-and-vice-chancellors-awards

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20 November 2014

 

 

Dr P S Hewageegana has been promoted to the post of Professor in the Department of Physics with effect from 27 May 2013.

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17 Octobet 2014

 

 

 


Prof. H H Sumathipala has been awarded a memento and a medal as by president of Sri Lanka on 13 October 2014, an appreciation of the service made to the country being a past student of a central college, at the commemoration of 130th birthday of  C.W.W. Kannangara.

http://www.news.lk/news/

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16 September 2014

Mr N W K Jayatissa has been promoted to the post of Senior Lecturer Grade I in the Department of Physics with effect from 03 May 2013.

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06 May 2014

Dr H H Sumathipala has been promoted to the post of Professor in the Department of Physics with effect from 15 March 2012.

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04 March 2014

Professor S R D Kalingamudali has been elected as the Chairman of the Sports Advisory Board on 28 February 2014.

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28 February 2014

Professor S R D Kalingamudali has been appointed as the Founder Director of the Research Services Centre, Faculty of Science with effect from 12 February 2014.

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28 February 2014

Professor S R D Kalingamudali has been elected as an Executive Committee member of the Sri Lanka Electronics Manufacturers and Exporters Association at its AGM held on 6 February 2014.

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18 January 2014

Advanced research publications of the following members of the Department of Physics were appreciated  at the President's Awards for Scientific Publications-2013, held on January 17, 2014.

Vidya Nidhi Professor W P Siripala, Professor L B D R P Wijesundera and

Dr P S Hewageegana.

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07 January 2014

Services/achievements of the following members of the Department of Physics were appreciated at the Annual Awards Ceremony of the University of the Kelaniya, held on January 01, 2014.

  1. Vidya Nidhi Professor W P Siripala was awarded a Wall Plaque and a Certificate of Appreciation for forty years of dedicated service rendered to the University of Kelaniya.
  2. Professor K D Jayasuriya was awarded a Gold Medal and a Certificate of Appreciation for thirty five years of dedicated service rendered to the University of Kelaniya.
  3. Dr P S Hewageegana won the award for the The Most Outstanding Young Researcher in the Faculty of Science 2013
  4. Mr. P. A. J. C. Miranda was awarded a Letter In Appreciation for Special Skills provided to the University during the year 2013.
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27 November 2013 Dr P A A Perera has been promoted to the post of Professor in the Department of Physics with effect from 09 September 2011.
27 November 2013 Dr L B D R P Wijesundera has been promoted to the post of Professor in the Department of Physics with effect from 05 January 2012.
22 August 2013

Vidya Nidhi Professor W P Siripala was elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka on 16 August 2013.

31 July 2013

Professor K D Jayasuriya of the Department of Physics has been appointed as a Member of the Board of Management of the National Science Foundation for 3 years with effect from 8 July 2013.

26 June 2013

Professor K D Jayasuriya has been promoted to the post of Senior Professor in the Department of Physics with effect from 01 June 2009.

27 May 2013

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05 April 2013

Following staff members of the Department of Physics have been elected to the Council of the Institute of Physics (Sri Lanka) (IPSL) with effect from 1 April 2013.

Professor S R D Kalingamudali (Immediate Past President), Dr L B D R P Wijesundera (Vice President), Dr H H Sumathipala (Treasurer), Mr N W K Jayatissa (Assistant Treasurer), Professor K D Jayasuriya (Editor in Chief & Council Member), Dr P S Hewageegana (Copy Editor).

15 March 2013

Dr M A Punyasena has been appointed as the Head of the Department with effect from

15 March 2013.

11 Oct 2012

Following staff members of the Department of Physics have been elected to the Council of the Institute of Physics (Sri Lanka) (IPSL) with effect from 31 March 2012.

Professor S R D Kalingamudali (President), Dr L B D R P Wijesundera (Vice President), Dr (Mrs) W J M Samaranayaka (Joint Secretary), Dr H H Sumathipala (Treasurer), Mr N W K Jayatissa (Assistant Treasurer), Professor K D Jayasuriya (Editor in Chief & Council Member), Professor J R P Jayakody (Council Member), Dr (Mrs) U K Abeywarna (Council Member), Dr P S Hewageegana (Copy Editor).

09 Oct 2012

One of our teams which developed a Railway Information and Communication System for online tracking for cargo and issuing tickets won the 2nd place at the Grand Finale of the “Inter-University Enterprise Mobility Solutions Development Competition 2012” organised by the Motorola Solutions and Sri Lanka Association of Software & Services Companies (SLASSCOM). Read more...

26 Sep 2012

Professor K D Jayasuriya was elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka on 23 March 2012.

26 Sep 2011

Professor J R P Jayakody has been appointed as the Head of the Department with effect from 01 September 2011.



16 Aug 2011

Following staff members of the Department of Physics have been elected to the Council of the Institute of Physics (Sri Lanka) (IPSL) with effect from 26 March 2011.

Professor S R D Kalingamudali (President), Dr L B D R P Wijesundera (Vice President), Professor J R P Jayakody (Treaurer), Mr N W K Jayatissa (Joint Secretary), Professor K D Jayasuriya (Editor in Chief).



06 Jan 2011

Digital Dreams 2011 competition: Application form



20 Oct 2010

Professor S R D Kalingamudali has been awarded the grade of Fellow of the Institute of Physics (FInstP), United Kingdom with effect from 15 October 2010.



23 Aug 2010

Digital Dreams 2010 competition was held at University of Kelaniya on 23 August by Department of Physics, University of Kelaniya, to demonstrate the talents of young undergraduate students who are following courses in the Electronic stream. The main objective of this project was to provide an opportunity for our students to apply their theoretical knowledge for real world practical experience in mechanics, engineering and electronics that involves a display of remote control devices. View media coverage: Sirasa, ITN


14 Jun 2010

Dr J R P Jayakody has been promoted to the post of Professor in the Department of Physics with effect from 18 December 2008.



19 Apr 2010

Professor S R D Kalingamudali has been admitted to the Fellowship of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET), United Kingdom with effect from 12 April 2010.



03 Apr 2010

Dr P A A Perera has been appointed as the Head of the Department with effect from 3 April 2010.



03 Apr 2010

Professor S R D Kalingamudali has completed his second 3 year term as the Head of the Department on 2 April 2010.



01 Jan 2010

Dr J R P Jayakody has been awarded a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of the dedicated services rendered to the University over a period of 25 years.



14 Sep 2009

Dr (Mrs) W J M Samaranayaka has been awarded the IOP-PPCF Prize for Best Poster for experimental and numerical work on the investigation of ozone production in a plasma discharge for environmental and medical applications by a young researcher in connection with the 2009 Summer College on Plasma Physics held at the ICTP from 10 to 28 August 2009.



04 Jun 2009

The Elementary Physics Laboratory of the Department has been named as "Professor C Dahanayake Laboratory", and a portrait of Professor C Dahanayake was unveiled inside the Laboratory on 25 May 2009, who was the founder Professor of Physics and founder Head of Department of Physics, University of Kelaniya. View the Photo Gallery of the event.



16 Feb 2009

Professor Emeritus C Dahanayake (Founder Dean of the Faculty of Science, and Founder Head and Professor of Physics of the Department of Physics) has passed away on 14 February 2009 (appreciation in English and Sinhala).



15 Jan 2009

Mr P S Hewageegana has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on 15 December 2008 from Georgia State University, USA.



02 Jan 2009

Vidya Nidhi Professor W P Siripala has been awarded a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of the dedicated services rendered to the University over a period of 35 years.

Professor K D Jayasuriya has been awarded a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of the dedicated services rendered to the University over a period of 30 years.



19 Dec 2008

Professor C Dahanayake gold medal, awarded by the Department of Physics to the BSc (General) degree student with the best performance in the subject Physics, was awarded to Mr W D D P Sumathipala (academic year 2006/2007) at the General Convocation held at BMICH on 15 December 2008.



03 Dec 2008

SLAAS awarded the Physical Sciences Award 2008 (PHYSICS) to Miss R A C R Rupasinghe at the 64th Annual Sessions of SLAAS held on 1 December 2008 at the BMICH for her final year research project submitted to the BSc (Special) Degree in Mathematical Physics - 2006/2007 of the University of Kelaniya.



11 Nov 2008

Dr L B D R P Wijesundera has been promoted to the post of Senior Lecturer Grade II in the Department of Physics with effect from 1 December 2005.



05 Nov 2008

Dr (Mrs) W J M Samaranayake has been promoted to the post of Senior Lecturer Grade I in the Department of Physics with effect from 2 April 2007.



01 Jul 2008

Mr K M D C Jayathilaka and Mr A L A K Ranaweera have been appointed as Lecturer (Probationary) with effect from 1 July 2008.



5 June 2008

Dr S R D Kalingamudali has been promoted to the post of Professor in the Department of Physics with effect from 10 September 2007.



26 Mar 2008

Mr L B D R P Wijesundera has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Science on 25 March 2008 from Kyushu University, Japan.



13 Dec 2007

Professor C Dahanayake gold medal, awarded by the Department of Physics to the BSc (General) degree student with the best performance in the subject Physics, was awarded to Miss H N C Gunawardana (academic year 2005/2006) at the General Convocation held at BMICH on 13 December 2007.



03 Dec 2007

SLAAS awarded the Physical Sciences Award 2007 (PHYSICS) to Ms K W P B Senevirathne at the 63rd Annual Sessions of SLAAS held on 3 December 2007 at the BMICH for her final year research project submitted to the BSc (Special) Degree in Mathematical Physics - 2005/2006 of the University of Kelaniya.



05 Oct 2007

Vidya Nidhi Professor W P Siripala has been promoted to the post of Senior Professor of Physics with effect from 4 May 2006.



06 Aug 2007

Quality Assurance & Accreditation Council of the University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka conducted a Subject Review of the Department from 1-3 August 2007.



05 May 2007

Prize awarding ceremony for the Science Fiction Competition, organized by the Physics Students’ Society of the University of Kelaniya, in collaboration with the Department of Physics and the Ministry of Education, to commemorate the World Year of Physics, 2005 was held on 3 May 2007. Hon. Minister of Education Mr. Susil Premajayantha attended the occasion as the chief guest.



19 Jan 2007

Vidya Nidhi Professor W P Siripala delivered a special lecture titled "NANOTECHNOLOGY: THE KEY TECHNOLOGY OF THE 21ST CENTURY" on 18 January 2007. This lecture was organized by the Physics Students' Society of the University of Kelaniya.



16 Dec 2006

Professor C Dahanayake gold medal, awarded by the Department of Physics to the BSc (General) degree student with the best performance in the subject Physics, was awarded to Mr KAGK Gunaratne (academic year 2004/2005) at the General Convocation held at BMICH on 14 December 2006. View the Photograph



11 Nov 2006

The winners of the of the Science Fiction Competition, organized by the Physics Students’ Society of the University of Kelaniya, in collaboration with the Department of Physics and the Ministry of Education, to commemorate the World Year of Physics, 2005 have been selected. You can save in PDF or view the list of winners.



30 Mar 2006

A portrait of Professor Emeritus C. Dahanayake, who was the founder Dean of the Faculty of Science, founder Professor of Physics and founder Head of Department of Physics, University of Kelaniya was unveiled at the Department of Physics on 28 March 2006. View the Photo Gallery of the event



10 Jan 2006

Professor W P Siripala has been honoured nationally with the title "Vidya Nidhi", in November 2005, by Her Excellency the President of Sri Lanka in recognition of the excellence in his research works in Solid State Physics.