Events


Opening Ceremony of the AHEAD Building

The AHEAD Building of the Faculty of Management was declared open by the Vice Chairman, University Grants Commission, and the Vice Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya on the 02nd December 2022. The commemorative plaque was unveiled by the Vice Chairman of the University Grants Commission, Senior Prof. Chandana P. Udawatte, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. M.D. Lamawansa, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. W.M.T. Madhujith, the Dean of the Faculty of Management, Prof. E.M.A.S.B. Ekanayake and the distinguished guests.

Management Undergraduate Internship & Research Symposium - 2022

The Faculty Internship Committee and the Undergraduate Research Committee collaboratively organized the Management Undergraduate Internship & Research Symposium – 2022 on 21st of October 2022 at the Faculty of Management. This symposium is a unique event in the Management Faculty’s annual calendar as it creates a great platform to select the ‘Best Intern’ and the ‘Best Undergraduate Researcher’ of the year among the final year undergraduates of Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Honours and Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com) Honours degree programmes offered by the Faculty. Vice Chancellor, Prof. M.D. Lamawansa, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. W.M.T. Madhujith, Dean, Faculty of Management, Prof. E.M.A.S.B. Ekanayake, and the distinguished guests from both industry and academia graced the event.

Seminar for Students of AnuruddaKumara National College, Nawalapitiya- 2022

Student Affairs Committee of the Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya conducted a seminar on for the Advanced Level Commerce stream students of Anurudda Kumara National College, Nawalapitiya on 17th October 2022 at the Faculty Auditorium.
Highlighting the career streams in Commerce stream on Advanced Level students was focused mainly in the seminar which has been recognized as a Faculty CSR initiative while broadening up students’ knowledge and understanding on the discipline.

Talento’2022

The most awaited talent adventure of the year, “Talento’2022” was successfully staged on October 15, 2022, at the E.O.E. Pereira Theatre at the University of Peradeniya for the second consecutive time. “Talento” is the Annual Talent Show of the University of Peradeniya, organized by the Marketing Management Students’ Society in collaboration with the Department of Marketing Management, Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya. “Talento” is one of the most glamorous events in the Faculty of Management and the main purpose of the event was to provide a platform for the undergraduates of the University of Peradeniya to showcase their talents and creativity and to sharpen their event-organizing skills.

Seminar for Students of Nagoda St John de Baptist Maha Vidyalaya

A seminar for the Advanced Level Commerce stream students of Nagoda St John de Baptist Maha Vidyalaya was conducted on 14th October 2022 at the Faculty Auditorium. This was organized by the Student Affairs Committee of the Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya.
A seminar for the Advanced Level Commerce stream students of Nagoda St John de Baptist Maha Vidyalaya was conducted on 14th October 2022 at the Faculty Auditorium. This was organized by the Student Affairs Committee of the Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya. This is a CSR initiative of the Student Affairs Committee, assisting the Advanced Level Commerce stream students in broadening their understanding of the importance of moving their career in the stream of Commerce.

Seminar for Students of St. Anns College, Kurunagala

The Student Affairs Committee of the Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya conducted a seminar for the Advanced Level Commerce stream students of St. Anns College, Kurunagala on 14th October 2022 at the Faculty Auditorium.
Supporting for Advance Level Commerce stream students is one of the CSR initiative of the Faculty Student Affairs Committee while enhancing the understanding of the importance of moving their career in the stream of Commerce.
Dr (Mrs). Sujeewa Kodithuwakku, Head, Department of Business Finance, welcomed the students one behalf of the Faculty.

Memorandum of Understanding between University of Peradeniya and Chartered Financial Analysts Society Sri Lanka

Memorandum of Understanding between University of Peradeniya and Chartered Financial Analysts Society Sri Lanka was signed on 22 nd September 2022, at the Vice Chancellor’s office of University of Peradeniya.

Representing University of Peradeniya and Chartered Financial Analysts Society Sri Lanka Professor M.D. Lamawansa, Vice Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya, Ms. M.G.J.Dharmasiri , Acting Registrar , University of Peardeniya , Mr Aruna Alwis, CEO, CFA Society Sri Lanka and Mr Nuwan Jayawardena, Chairman, University Outreach Committee, CFA Society Sri Lanka signed the MoU.

Seminar for Students of K/ Jinaraja Girls’ College , Gampola

Student Affairs Committee of the Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya conducted a seminar on “Career Prospects for Commerce Stream Students” for G.C.E (A/L) Commerce stream students and students who are following Commerce subject for G.C.E (O/L) of K/ Jinaraja Girls’ College , Gampola on 15th September 2022 at the Faculty Auditorium.

Memorandum of Understanding Between University of Peradeniya and Association of Human Resource Professionals

The ceremony to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the University of Peradeniya and the Association of Human Resource Professionals (AHRP) took place on 14th September 2022 in the Senate Room of the University of Peradeniya. Representing the two institutions, this MoU has been signed by Professor M.D. Lamawansa, Vice Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya, and Mr. Roshan Kulasuriya, President, AHRP, and Director, HR and Business Integration at Singer Sri Lanka.

Innovation Day 2022

The Business Incubation and Innovation Ecosystem Services (BIIES) Unit, Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya organized the event “Innovation Day – 2022”. In line with “Innovation Day – 2022”, the New Business Idea Competition and the Business Plan Competition were also conducted on the 06 th of September 2022 to sharpen the undergraduates’ innovative skills. The -undergraduates of the Faculty were present at the New Business Idea competition and Mr. A. Mithursan was able to secure first place by presenting his business idea to academics in the field of entrepreneurship, local authorities, and government agents related to Small and Medium Enterprise Development.

FACULTY WORKING PAPER SERIES - August 2022

The fifteenth session of the “Faculty Working Paper Series” was conducted virtually on August 03, 2022. Ms. Thakshila Kumudumali from the Department of Operations Management, Mr. Ranura Perera from the Department of Human Resource Management, and   Mr. Darshana Bandara from the Department of Marketing Management made the presentation based on the title, "Degree of Effectiveness of Virtual Learning Mode in Sri Lanka: With Reference to State Universities in Sri Lanka".

FACULTY WORKING PAPER SERIES – July 2022

The fourteenth session of the Faculty Working Paper Series was held virtually on July 05, 2022.Ms. Ravini Gunasinghe, from the Department of Human Resource Management, made the presentation based on the title, “Gender Roles in the Career Progression of Women: A Study conducted among Managerial Level Women in the Manufacturing Sector of Sri Lanka”. The paper was reviewed by Ms. Subashini Weerakotuwa from the Department of Human Resource Management. The event was graced by the Dean, Heads of the Departments, and Academic Staff members of the Faculty of Management. A brief abstract of the paper is given below:

FACULTY WORKING PAPER SERIES – May 2022

The thirteenth session of the Faculty Working Paper Series was held virtually on May 27, 2022. Mr. D.I.J. Samaranayake, from the Department of Management Studies, made the presentation based on the title, “New Classical Growth Models: Do Well or Less Well? A Review”. The paper was reviewed by Prof. Malaka Ranathilake from the Department of Economics and Statistics, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya. The event was graced by the Dean, Heads of the Departments, and the Academic Staff members of the Faculty of Management. A brief abstract of the paper is given below:

Launch of “The Essence of Marketing” - E-Magazine

The maiden launch of the Department e-magazine “The Essence of Marketing” is set to take place on the 10 th of May, 2 PM onwards at the Faculty auditorium. The magazine “The Essence of Marketing” is published by the Marketing Management Students’ Society in collaboration with the Department of Marketing Management, Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya with the aim of providing the students with a platform to publicize articles related to Marketing Management, opinion pages, interviews and its insights, or a write up of case studies. The event will take place in the presence of the Dean of the Faculty, all the Heads of Departments, lecturers and students of the Department of Marketing Management.

Seminar for Advanced Level Commerce Stream Students 2022

Students Affairs Committee of the Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya conducted a seminar on “Transportation, Supply Chain and Insurance” for the Advanced Level Commerce stream students of the CP/H/Ambagamuwa Central College on 5 th May,2022 at the Faculty Auditorium. This is a CSR initiative of the Student Affairs Committee, assisting the Advanced Level Commerce stream students to broaden their understanding on the important topics in the GCE Advanced Level syllabi. Mr. Sameera Fernando, Chairman of the Students Affairs Committee welcomed the students and the staff of the CP/H/Ambagamuwa Central College whilst Prof. Athula Ekanayake, Dean, Faculty of Management addressed the students sharing inspirational thoughts. Ms. Yashoda Senevirathne and Ms. Wathsala Niwarthana, the resource persons for this seminar, delivered their speeches on the topics of Transportation and Supply Chain and Insurance respectively.

Awarding Medals and Certificates to the Winners of the Undergraduate Research Symposium 2020

The Undergraduate Research Symposium 2020, organized by the Undergraduate Research Committee of the Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya was held on 28th June 2021 via Zoom platform. Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual event organized to select ‘The Best Researcher of the Year’ from the undergraduates of the Faculty of Management. Undergraduate Research Symposium provides a platform for the undergraduates of the Faculty of Management to showcase their research skills through presenting the results they gained through their independent research project/ dissertation.

Awarded Medals and Certificates to the Winners of the Management Internship Diaries 2020

The Management Internship Diaries 2020, organized by the Internship Committee of the Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya was held on 18th June 2021 via Zoom platform. Management Internship Diaries is an annual competition organized to select ‘The Best Intern of the Year’ from those who participated in the Internship Programme in the particular academic year. Management Internship Diaries provides a platform for the undergraduates of the Faculty of Management to showcase their skills through presenting internship experience and the results they gained through the internship project.

Orientation Programme 2022

The Orientation Programme for the new entrants to the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Honours Degree Programme - 2021-2022 Academic Year, Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya was successfully conducted from the 08th of March to the 11th of March 2022. The Inauguration Ceremony of the Orientation Programme was held on the 08th of March at the Gymnasium of the University of Peradeniya with the participation of 171 students together with their parents, adhering to the COVID-19 health guidelines. Professor M.D. Lamawansa, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya was the Chief Guest, and the event was graced by Professor M.D.T. Madujith, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya, Professor E.M.A.S.B. Ekanayake, Dean of the Faculty of Management, Deans of the other Faculties of the University of Peradeniya, Heads of the Academic Departments and Units of the Faculty of Management and the academic and non-academic staff members of the Faculty of Management. Furthermore, Professor Rasnayaka M. Mudiyanse, Director, Staff Development Centre, University of Peradeniya delivered an inspirational speech on “University Life”. He proposed a comprehensive framework for the undergraduates to develop themselves as responsible citizens in the future.

FACULTY WORKING PAPER SERIES January 2022

The eleventh session of the Faculty Working Paper Series was held on January 27, 2022, through the Virtual platform. The presentation was made by Ms. S. Yogendran from the Department of Management Studies on the title, A Study on the Experience of Rural Entrepreneurs’ Competitiveness during the COVID-19 Outbreak: A Phenomenological Study. The paper was reviewed by Ms. R. M. C. Kumari from the Department of Management Studies.

Peradeniya University International Management Research Sessions (iPUMSE) - November 2021

The second Peradeniya University International Management Research Sessions (iPUMSE) – 2021 organized by the Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka was held on 26th November, 2021 via hybrid format amidst the prevailing COVID – 19 pandemic situation. Considering the impact of the pandemic on businesses, theme of the conference was set as “Value Co-Creation in Crisis”. The ultimate aim was to build an awareness among the academia and the industry on how businesses could survive and thrive during crisis situations.

FACULTY WORKING PAPER SERIES September 2021

The Ninth session of the Faculty Working Paper Series was held on September 23, 2021 through the Virtual platform. The presentation was made by Ms. B.T.D.N. Senarath from the Department of Operations Management and Ms. R.A. Bartholomeusz from the Department of Human Resource Management on the title, Empower Green Innovations through Green Transformational Leadership. The paper was reviewed by Mr. G.C.I. Gunarathne from the Department of Operations Management. The event was graced by the Dean of the Faculty, Heads of the Departments and the Academic Staff members. The brief abstract of the paper is given as follows.

MoU between University of Peradeniya and hSenid Business Solutions (Pvt.) Ltd

The ceremony to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between University of Peradeniya and hSenid Business Solutions (Pvt.) Ltd took place on 14th September 2021 in the Senate Room of the University of Peradeniya. Representing the two institutions, this MoU has been signed by Professor M.D. Lamawansa, Vice Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya and Mr. Sampath Jayasundara, Chief Executive Officer of the hSenid Business Solutions (Pvt.) Ltd. Ms. Jayantha Dharmasiri, Acting Registrar of the University of Peradeniya attested the MoU.