Dr. C.C. Jayasundara, the Librarian of the University of Kelaniya won the Vice Chancellor’s award 2020 for theOutstanding Senior Researcher in the Library. Dr. Jayasundara obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Statistics from the University of Ruhuna with first class honours and joined University of Colombo as an Assistant Librarian.
The Library of University of Kelaniya organized a book donation programme at library premises on 18th of February, 2021.
A pirith chanting was conducted on 1st of January 2021 to celebrate the opening of the librarian's new office and to bless the library staff , the university community, and all the others in this pandemic situation with the participation of the librarian, academic and non-academic library staff.
Dr. M.I.G. Suranga Sampath works as a Senior Assistant Librarian of the Library, University of Kelaniya. He earned his B.Sc. Special Degree in Mathematics with honors from University of Ruhuna in 2008.
Another session of presenting Senate Awards and Cash Prizes to appreciate the researchers at the University of Kelaniya was held on the 23rd of September 2020 at the Senate Room of the university.
The librarian, university of Kelaniya Dr. C. C. Jayasundara, Asst. Librarians Ven. Deiyandara Pannananda, Dr. W.M. A. D. Ranasinghe, Mrs. A.S. Rubasinghe, Mr. Dhammika Rathnayake accompanied by the library attendants visited both University of Colombo library and University of Sri Jayawardhanapura library on 10th of February 2020.
The Educational Exhibition, which was commemorate the 60th anniversary of the University of Kelaniya, was opened on the 27th November 2019 at the University Premises.
Prof. Wimal Dissanayake’s personal book collection was donated to the library of the University of Kelaniya on the 25th of June 2019 at the Auditorium of the library.
Senior Assistant Librarian, Dr. M. I. G. Suranga Sampath of the Library, University of Kelaniya was awarded the HUST Academic Excellence Award in considering the research papers published in peer reviewed journals indexed in the Science Citation Index for the academic year 2017/2018.
The University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Library of the University of Kelaniya organized a two-days workshop on Library Housekeeping and Operation Support for University Library Attendants. Over 50 participants from 12 universities attended the programme.