Felicitation ceremony in honour of Mr. I. V. Edirisinghe

The felicitation ceremony dedicated to Mr. I. V. Edirisinghe, Senior Mr. I. V. EdirisingheLecturer in the University of Colombo Department of Sociology, was held in the Faculty of Arts on 8th October. The event was jointly organized by the Department of Sociology and the Sociology Alumni Association to mark the retirement of Mr. Edirisinghe who rendered his continuous service to the Department of Sociology for over forty years.

As one of the founding members of the University of Colombo Department of Sociology, Mr. Edirisinghe served as a lecturer in Sociology from 1969 to 2010. A past student of Mahinda College, Galle, Mr. Edirisinghe completed his higher education in the University of Peradeniya and in the University of Manchester, and has been awarded a number of scholarships from various academic institutions worldwide. He has lectured in a number of Sri Lankan and international universities, and has also played the role of Head of the Department of Sociology and that of Student Counselor of the University of Colombo during his career.

Speaking at the felicitation ceremony, colleagues, friends and students of Mr. Edirisinghe recalled their memories about his life and career. Gifts and souvenirs were presented to Mr. Edirisinghe, and cultural items were performed to make the event a memorable one.

The University of Colombo Sociology Students’ Association wishes Mr. I. V. Edirisinghe good health, happiness and success in all his future endeavours!

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