Honorary Degree conferred on President
The Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws was conferred on President
Mahinda Rajapaksa by the Colombo University Board of Management on the
recommendation of the University Senate which had arrived at an
unanimous decision about it, said Colombo University Vice Chancellor
Prof. Kshanika Hirimburegama in a press release issued yesterday.
The University Community had considered the useful service rendered
by the President in building Sri Lanka's image as a proud nation and
safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity and build unity and
friendship among its people in conferring this degree.
Furthermore, the President had entered his name in the country's
history in letters of gold as a national leader who united the country
under a single banner with a clear political vision need for development
and reconciliation in building a new Sri Lanka.
The first three sessions of the Postgraduate Convocation Ceremony was
held at the BMICH, Colombo on July 28. The fourth session was held at
the same venue on September 6.
Another 1,423 academics in the fields of arts, education, management,
law, medicine and science and other fields also received postgraduate
degrees and diplomas at these convocation sessions.
Apart from these the Doctor of Laws and Doctor of Letters (Honorary
Degrees) were conferred on President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Defence
Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa respectively at the convocation session
held on September 6.