Historical Background of the Faculty

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The history of the Faculty of Social Sciences goes as far back as the establishment of the Vidyalankara University of Ceylon in 1959. However, initially the subjects/departments pertaining to Social Sciences remained under the Faculty of Arts which could be considered as the forerunner of the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Faculty of Arts was divided into two Faculties in the Academic Year 1981/82, paving the way for the commencement of the Faculty of Social Sciences in its present form. It is at present is the largest Faculty in the University in terms of student population.

Pioneers of the Faculty

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Prof. Amaradasa Liyanagamage
First Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences
Professor of History from 1974 to 1999
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Prof. M.P. Perera
Former Professor of Geography
Former Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences
Former Vice Chancellor of the University
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Prof. S.G.M. Weerasinghe
Former Professor of Philosophy
Former Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences.
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Prof. K. Dharmasena
Former Professor of Economics
Former Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences
Former Vice Chancellor of the University.
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Prof. Senake Bandaranayake
Professor of Archaeology
Former Vice Chancellor of the University

Other Notable Scholars

Professor Tennakoon Wimalananda

Professor of History, Dean Faculty of Arts

Dr. P. D. Kannangara PhD (University of London)

Department of History

Professor Mangala Ilangasinghe PhD (University of London)

Department of History

Professor Sunanda Mahendra PhD (University of London)

Department of Mass Communication

Professor F. R. Jayasuriya

Professor and Head / Department Economics

Professor Kamal Karunanayake PhD (University of Birmingham)

Department of Economics

Professor Wimal Dissanayake PhD (University of Cambridge)

Department of Mass Communication

Contacts

Dean,
Faculty of Social Sciences,
University of Kelaniya,
Sri Lanka.

Tel : 011 2903802 (Direct line)
Email:
  deanss@kln.ac.lk

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