Sujata Jayawardena memorial oration
The fourth annual Sujata Jayawardena Memorial Oration organised by
the Alumni Association of the University of Colombo will be delivered by
Sri Lankan legal scholar, Judge C.G. Weeramantry on November 15 at the
Judge Weeramantry will speak on 'Traditional Global Wisdom on
Environmental Protection'. The lecture will deal with the much neglected
wisdom of the world's religions and of various world traditions in
regard to environmental protection.
Jayawardena is a Past President of the Alumni Association.
Jayawardena, realising that accommodation was a problem for
undergraduates, took up the challenge to build a five-storeyed hostel
complex at Buller's Lane, Colombo 7. The hostel complex accommodates
over 550 women undergraduates.
The University of Colombo, as a mark of gratitude to Mrs. Jayawardena,
renamed the hostel complex Sujata Jayawardena Memorial Hostel Complex
after her demise.
Those interested in attending this year's Memorial Oration are
requested to email [email protected]