Global University Medical Challenge (GUMC)

Team from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo placed 3rd and was awarded a cash prize of US$ 750 in the Global University Medical Challenge (GUMC) 2018, which was held in the International Medical University (IMU), Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, 14-15 April 2018. Chirath Madurapperuma (Final year), Wasana Kodithuwakku (4th year) and Hiruni Udara (2nd […]


Asia Pacific Moot Court Competition 2018

The “Shri N J Yasaswy Memorial Asia Pacific Moot Court Competition 2018”, hosted by The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, Hyderabad, India. The Competition was held from 29th March to 1st April 2018 and ten teams took part in the said competition including university teams from India, Sri Lanka and Nepal. The team from Faculty […]


Economics Undergraduate wins the Best Research Paper Award at SAESM – Nepal

13th South Asian Economic Students’ Meet (SAESM) which was held in Kathmandu, Nepal from 29th January to 3rd February, 2017 brought great glory to Sri Lanka and to the University of Colombo with the exceptional performance of young economists.  13th SAESM was very special for Sri Lanka and it stands amongst the best SAESMs for […]


Atomic Metallic Hydrogen was discovered

Atomic Metallic Hydrogen H2(solid), the rarest metal on earth and also the first ever sample of the kind has become a reality thanks to the research activities of Issac Silvera and Ranga Dias of Harvard University. The sample has been created by applying a pressure of 495 GPa (which is over the pressure in the […]


University of Colombo achieves top ranking, BRICS & Emerging Economies 2017

On 30th November 2016, the University of Colombo was ranked among the top 300 in the prestigious Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economics Rankings 2017. The inclusion of the University of Colombo in the BRICS & Emerging Economies ranking is a significant achievement, as it indicates the University’s ranking as one of the top 300 institutions […]


Team “DESTROYER” wins silver award at Sri Lanka Robotics Competition

The team “DESTROYER” from the Faculty of Science, University of Colombo, won the silver award in the university category at the Sri Lanka Robotics Competition (SLRC 2016), organized by the E-Club of the Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering, University of Moratuwa, held on 11th November 2016. The team (Thilina Payagala, Thimira Sanuka, Hasith Perera, […]


Research Forum on Poverty in Sri Lanka : The Challenges Ahead

An inter-faculty research forum was held on 17th October 2016 from 8.45 a.m. – 11.00 a.m. at the Auditorium of Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo.  This event was organized by the Department of Economics and the Department of Demography. The Research Forum was held on the 17th of October, as is […]


UOC dominates the SLUG Hockey arena

University of Colombo men’s and women’s hockey teams went on to emerge as the champions and runners-up respectively at the 12th Sri Lanka University Games hockey tournament held at the University of Peradeniya from 12th – 14th August 2016. The University of Colombo lads and lasses showed tremendous potential backed by unshaken determination and talent […]

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