Monthly Archives: May 2014

SSA elects a new board of officers for the year 2014/2015

The Sociology Students’ Association of the University of Colombo elected the new board of office bearers for the year 2014/2015 on the 19th of March 2014 at the Annual General Assembly. Dr. Chandrasiri Niriella, who was the former Senior Treasurer of the SSA was appointed as the Chief Advisor who will be guiding and overlooking the progression of the Association, while Dr. Dilrukshi Abeysinghe was appointed as the Senior Treasurer. Both expressed a strong desire to work with the new board in expanding the horizons of the association.

Chanuka Viraji Thilakarathna, a third year student majoring in Sociology was appointed as the President, while Wathsala Udeshika Abeykoon also another third year student majoring in Social work was appointed as the Secretary. Coming from two paths of Sociology, the President and the Secretary have high expectations of implementing a variety of projects in the coming year and hope that the combination of their diverse interests in Sociology and Social work will benefit the association in planning new projects.  Addressing the gathering, Chanuka expressed some of her plans stressing the idea that student participation in all SSA activities needs to be increased as it would benefit the association immensely with the addition of different points of view, which would only enhance the quality of projects and add novelty.

The rest of the board of office bearers are as follows. Udari Subashini Samarakoon was appointed as the Vice President , S.A.K.S Samarakoon as the Junior Treasurer and  Dilani Surangika Senevirathne and Nedha de Silva were appointed for the post of Editor.

The SSA brings together a diverse community of students creating an ambiance to not only share their thoughts and views but also to take initiative and to benefit from this rare opportunity.