International Postgraduate Research Conference organized by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya was held on the 05th of December 2018 at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Social Sciences. “Multidisciplinary Research for Sustainable Development: Issues, Challenges and Way Forward” was the theme of the conference which was held with the objective of reducing the gap between outcomes of research and their usage in sustainable development of the country.
Around 205 research papers from multidisciplinary fields that addressed issues and emerging concepts relevant to Science, Social Sciences, Humanities, Medical Science, Commerce & Management Studies and Computing & Technology were presented at the conference
The event which was being organized for the 19th consecutive time, provided a platform for practitioners, academics, policy makers, researchers and postgraduate students to share their experience and expertise by presenting high- quality research.
Dr. Kunihiro Hamada, Vice- Chancellor of the Shinshu University delivered the keynote speech of the conference while the event was graced by Prof. D.M. Semasinghe, Vice- Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya as the Chief Guest. Moreover, Prof. Kiyoshi Tanaka, Deputy Vice- Chancellor of the Shinshu University, Senior Prof. Lakshman Senevirathne, Deputy Vice- Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya, Prof. Ariyarathne Jayamaha, Dean- Faculty of Graduate Studies, Deans of Faculties, Directors of Postgraduate Institutes, Senior Lecturer Ven. Dr. Kapugollewe Anandakiththi Thero, Chief Student Counsellor, Cadre Chair & Senior Prof. N.P. Sunil- Chandra, Chairman- Research Council, Directors, Chairmen & Heads of Units, Councils & Centres, academic staff members, administrative & non- academic staff members, Postgraduate students and researchers were present at the occasion.