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Ruhuna University Alumni pay tribute to Ronnie De Mel

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Ronnie De Mel, the former Finance Minister was felicitated by the Ruhuna University Alumni Colombo Association recently. 
The citation was read as a foresight in founding and promoting the University of Ruhuna as a major centre of learning and research in Sri Lanka.
The second Annual General meeting of the Alumni Colombo Association was held at the Western Province Aesthetic Centre, Professor Stanley Wijesundara Mawatha,  Colombo 7.   A total number of six past Vice Chancellors also were felicitated at this function. Professor G P Samarawickrama, Professor S Pinnaduwage, Professor Chandrasiri Niriella, Professor Ranjith Senaratne, Professor Susirith Mendis and the present Vice Chancellore Professor Gamini Senanayake were among them. An appreciation and gratitude for their unwavering support and dedicated services that helped to lead the path, for success toward the University, were honoured at this function.

Retired senior academics such as Professor Sirimal Ranawella, Professor Vinnie Vitharana, Professor Danny Athapattu, Professor Ranjith Pathirana and Professor Chithra Pathirana were also felicitated. A large number of academic staff and alumni attended this great function. 

“Thaksalawaka Arumethiya” a documentary which was produced by the Alumni Colombo Association was screened at the function. The documentary was directed and scripted by a couple of Alumni and it charts the University’s inception, historical journey, architectural uniqueness, the university culture and the service that is being rendered to the nation. The documentary was well commended and appreciated by the audience. 

The keynote address was delivered by the Chief Guest, former Minister Ronnie De Mel. The function was very successful and very well attended. It was a platform to interact for all alumni not only with their colleagues but also with their academic gurus. 


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