Friday, June 3, 2011

Public Seminar in Kandy - a Huge Success

I am glad to informyou that the public seminar on ‘SarasaviEduru Satana Kumakda? Kumakatada? (What is the Trade Union Action ofUniversity Teachers all about?) was very successfully held on June 1stin Kandy with the participation of nearly 1500 attendees. Among theparticipants were staff members from Peradeniya, Colombo, Moratuwa, SriJayawardenapura, Ruhuna and Rajarata Universities.

Follow the proceedings by clicking on this link.

The following speakers graced the occasion.

1. Rev. Prof.Hanguranketha Dheerananda Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya

2. Rev. Dambara Amila, Faculty of Arts, University of Sri Jayawardenapura

2. Prof. NavartnaBandara, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya

3. Prof. H.M.N.Bandara, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya

4. Dr. Nirmal RanjithDevasiri, President of FUTA, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo

5. Prof. V.Nandakumar, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya

6. Prof. Gamini Keerawella, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya

7. Prof. Sumanasiri Liyanage, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya

8. Dr. Prabhath Jayasinghe, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Colombo

9. Dr. Prasanna Gunawardhana, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya

10. Dr. Ruwan Jayasnighe, Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya

On behalf of theFederation of Peradeniya University Teachers’ Associations I would like tothank the following members and organizations

1. Dr. Nirmal RanjithDevasiri, President-FUTA, Prof. Neville Warnakulasooriya, GeneralSecretary-FUTA, Dr. Prabhath Jayasinghe, Assistant Secretary-FUTA and otheroffice bearers of the FUTA.

2. Speakers fromPeradeniya, Colombo and Sri Jayawardenapura universities

3. Staff members fromPeradeniya, Colombo and Sri Jayawardenapura, Rajarata, Ruhuna and otheruniversities

4. All distinguishedguests, participants and university students

5. All media personnel

6. PeradeniyaEngineering Faculty Teachers’ Union for their technical support

7. Officers of thePost office Complex, Kandy and many others who extended their support.

Finally, I wish tothank Dr. Liyanage Amarakeerthi of Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniyawho master minded the event and his team of the Action Group of the Federationof Peradeniya University Teachers’ Associations for their marvelous job. Special thanks go to Mr. Bharatha Dodankotuwa who did a splendid work in compering and other logistic work.

Dr. Terrence Madhujith


Federation ofPeradeniya University Teachers’ Associations

Dr. AnandaJayawickrama & Dr. Renuka Karunagoda

Joint Secretaries

Federation ofPeradeniya University Teachers’ Associations


Please follow the web cast of todays (01/06/2011) Public Seminar in Kandy @ 4:00PM at the Postal Auditorium

Today's seminar in Kandy was very successful. The The web-cast is now offline.We'll upload the video shortly.