Professor Arun Kumar Sangaiah visited the University of Moratuwa

A distinguished professor from the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), India; Prof. Arun Kumar Sangaiah visited the University of Moratuwa on 1st April 2024. He holds a Ph.D. from the School of Computer Science and Engineering at VIT University, Vellore. He is currently working for the National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. His visit was coordinated by Prof. Sisil Kumarawadu and Prof. Buddhika Jayasekara of Department of Electrical Engineering of university of Moratuwa.

Exploring Study and Research Opportunities in Germany: E-Visit to the University of Moratuwa with DAAD Sri Lanka

On Friday, 05th of April, 2024, Ms. Nimaya Manudewa, Regional Officer of the Information Point in Colombo for the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), conducted an engaging online session for the staff and students of the University of Moratuwa. The session was focused on highlighting various studies, research, and scholarship opportunities available in Germany. During the virtual visit, Ms. Manudewa provided comprehensive information on studying and researching in Germany, including details on post-doctoral opportunities and available scholarships. The session concluded with a question and answer segment, giving opportunity for the participants to get clarified any doubts and also to gather more information on available opportunities.

Prof. Ruwan Gopura Appointed as the dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies

Professor Ruwan Gopura has been appointed as the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Moratuwa with effect from 20.01.2024. Prof. Gopura has been an integral part of the university community since 2010 when he joined as a Senior Lecturer. His journey within the University saw him progress through various key positions, including Professor, Director of Research, and Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering as well as Head of the Department of Medical Technology, Faculty of Medicine.


The University of Moratuwa commenced official duties of the New Year on 1st January 2024 by hoisting of the National Flag followed by the National Anthem and remembering the war heroes who sacrificed their lives for the motherland. Subsequently, the academic, administrative, and non-academic staff of the University took the Oath of Public Servants, led by the Vice-Chancellor, setting the tone for a year of commitment and excellence in service.

Commemorating 50 Years of Excellence: University of Moratuwa Unveils Special Stamp and First Day Cover

On 13th December 2023, the Philatelic Bureau of Sri Lanka issued a commemorative stamp marking the 50 years of excellence and remarkable journey of the University of Moratuwa. Established as the 'Ceylon College of Technology (CCT)' at Katubedda, the University earned its University status as the 'Katubedda Campus' of the University of Ceylon on 15th February 1972.

Professor Monte Cassim Appointed as the Chancellor of the University of Moratuwa

Professor Monte Cassim has been appointed as the new Chancellor of the University of Moratuwa with effect from October 9, 2023. This announcement marks a significant development for the university, known for its excellence in education and research. Professor Cassim, currently serves as the President and Chair of the Board of Trustees at the Akita International University of Japan which brings with him a wealth of academic and administrative experience. His impressive credentials include being an Invited University Professor at Kyoto University and the Principal Investigator at the Biophotonics & Spectroscopy Laboratory in the Graduate School of Medicine.

4 Staff Members of the Dept. of Chemical and Process Engineering, UoM Honoured with Presidential Awards

Four esteemed academic staff members of the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Moratuwa (UoM) have been honored with Presidential Awards in recognition of their remarkable contributions to scientific research. The distinguished recipients include Senior Professor Ajith de Alwis, Professor Mahinsasa Narayana, Dr. Ms. Thilini Ariyadasa, and Dr. Ms. Duleeka Gunarathne.

BRU Initiates collaborations with the N/LAB, University of Nottignham

A team from the N/LAB, University of Nottingham, UK visited the University of Moratuwa (UoM) on the 2nd November 2023. N/LAB is the centre of excellence at the University of Nottingham, developing and applying innovative research in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning and Human Behaviour in projects targeting social good. During their visit to University of Moratuwa, Dr James Goulding - Director of the N/LAB conducted a Seminar on “AI and Big Data for Social Goods”. He talked about some of N/LAB projects in, and how the lab's work is helping to produce new innovations in Health, Nutrition and Food Insecurity in the UK, as well as contributing to international development in areas of Mobility, Poverty and Social Vulnerability. Staff and students from the Business, Engineering, and Information Technology faculties attended the seminar held at the auditorium of the Faculty of Business. There were participants from the University of Peradeniya and the University of Sri Jayewardenepura as well.