19th Annual Academic Sessions of OUSL (2021) ONLINE

Open University Research Sessions 2020 (OURS 2020) is an annual event conducted by OUSL. This year made this event even more special and memorable as it was hosted as a fully online conference.

Originally, OURS 2020 was planned as a face-to-face conference to be held at the OUSL main campus in Nawala. However, due to the current health situation and the health guidelines issued by the state for Covid 19, the conference was moved to a fully online platform making a historic event in OUSL’s 40th year of service to the nation. For OURS 2020 the online platform was Zoom.

18th Annual Academic Sessions of OUSL (2020) ONLINE

Open University Research Sessions 2020 (OURS 2020) is an annual event conducted by OUSL. This year made this event even more special and memorable as it was hosted as a fully online conference.

Originally, OURS 2020 was planned as a face-to-face conference to be held at the OUSL main campus in Nawala. However, due to the current health situation and the health guidelines issued by the state for Covid 19, the conference was moved to a fully online platform making a historic event in OUSL’s 40th year of service to the nation. For OURS 2020 the online platform was Zoom.

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.

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.

14th Annual Academic Sessions of OUSL (2016)

The OURS 2016 was commenced on Thursday 17th November with the inauguration at 9.00 a.m. and continue until 18th November 2016 at the Open University premises. This volume contains the abstracts that were accepted for presentation and publication in the proceedings. In addition to this publication, the authors will be provided with a compact disc containing the extended abstracts accepted for presentation.

Chancellor of OUSL, Prof. Colvin Goonaratna is gracing this occasion as our Chief Guest. We are indeed happy and honoured by his presence.

13th Annual Academic Sessions of OUSL (2015)

The 13th Annual Academic Sessions of OUSL was held at the Open University of Sri Lanka on 19th and 20th November 2015. It was organized by Senate Sub-Committee of OUSL Chaired by Prof. G. M. Kamal Bandara Gunaherath (Chairman, Senate Sub-Committee on Annual Academic Sessions 2015).