17th Annual Academic Sessions of OUSL (2019)

Open University Research Sessions in 2019 (OURS 2019) was organized by the Senate Sub-Committee for OURS 2019 chaired by Prof. S.R. Weerakoon, the Chairperson of the Senate Sub-Committee and the Director/ Research.
The Chief Guest for the inaugural sessions was Prof. B.A Hussainmiya, Professor in History who delivered the key note address while the Guest of Honor was Prof. Colvin Goonaratna, the Chancellor, Open University of Sri Lanka. The activities of OURS 2019 commenced on the 30th October 2019 with the inauguration at 9.00 a.m. in the Conference Hall of OUSL. The presentation on “Challenges and Prospects for Higher Education for all” by Prof. B.A Hussainmiya was well received by the audience. Prof. Suresh Canagarajah presented a keynote speech on “Writing on the Wall: Limits of Identity Politics and Multiculturalism” and Dr. Ruwan Ferdinando presented a keynote speech on “From advising towards empathizing: Improving communication skills of health professionals” Both presentations were also well received by the audience.

Prof. Ravindra Kumar Sinha

Key note Speakers
Prof. Ravindra Kumar Sinha, Ph.D. (Patna University, Patna) is presently Vice Chancellor of Nalanda Open University, Patna. He is an internationally acclaimed scientist and Nature conservationist.

Prof. Gananath Obeyesekere

Guest of Honour
Gananath Obeysekere is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University. He received his undergraduate education at University of Ceylon, Peradeniya and then subsequently at the University of Washington.

Prof. Janaka de Silva

Chief Guest
Vidyajyothi Professor Janaka de Silva is the Senior Professor of Medicine at the University of Kelaniya and Consultant Physician, Colombo North Teaching Hospital.

15th Annual Academic Sessions of OUSL (2017)

Open University Research Sessions in 2017 (OURS 2017) was organized by the Senate Sub- Committee of OUSL on OURS 2017 chaired by Prof. G.W.A.R. Fernando, the Chairman of the Sub- Committee and the Director/ Research.

The Chief Guest for the inaugural sessions was Prof Sarath Kotagama, Senior Professor of Environmental Sciences, University of Colombo who gave the key note address while the Guest of Honour was Dr. Chandra Embuldeniya, the former Vice- Chancellor, Uva Wellassa University. The activities of OURS 2017 commenced on the 17th November 2017 with the inauguration at 9.00 a.m. in the Conference Hall of the University.