The Senate is the academic authority of the University and comprises the Vice Chancellor who is the ex-officio Chairman, Deans of the Faculties, Heads of the Departments of Study, permanent Senior Professors and Professors of the University, the Librarian, and two faculty board nominees from each Faculty who are elected by the permanent lecturers of the respective Faculty from themselves. The period of office of an elected member is three years. The Senate in the exercise of its duties has appointed the following Sub Committees:

  • Appeals Board
  • Library Committee
  • Admission Committee
  • Ceremonials Committee
  • Research & Publications Committee
  • Computer Committee
  • Probationary Study Leave Committee
  • Inquiring Committee of Examination Malpractices
  • Disciplinary Committee

Members of the Senate of the UVPA

  • Vice Chancellor (Chairman)

    • Prof. Sarath Chandrajeewa
  • Deans of the Faculties

    • Prof. Sarath Chandrajeewa - Faculty of Graduate Studies
    • Prof. Kolitha Bhanu Dissanayake - Faculty of Music
    • Assoc. Prof. M.R. Podinilame - Faculty of Visual Arts
    • Snr. Lec. Mangala Senanayake - Faculty of Dance & Drama
  • Professors

    • Snr. Prof. Jayasena Kottagoda
    • Snr. Prof. Mudiyanse Dissanayake
    • Prof. Karunarathne Bandara - Director CODL
  • Heads of the Departments

    • Faculty of the Visual Arts
    • Snr. Lec. J.A.S.P. Aravindana - Department of Painting
    • Snr. Lec. Winnie Hettigoda - Department of Multi-media Art
    • Dr. H.M.S.M.H. Bandara - Department of Sculpture
    • Snr. Lec. Ranjith Dharmathilake - Department of Visual Communication Design
    • Snr. Lec. M. Jagath Raveendra - Department of Multi Disciplinary Design
    • Lec (Probationary). K.R. Chandana Kumarasiri - Lec In Charge / Department of Textile and Wearable Arts (Invitee)
    • Lec (Probationary). L.A.L.J. Lansakkara - Lec In Charge / Department of Ceramics (Invitee)
    • Lec (Probationary). K.T. Jayasekara - Lec In Charge / Department of Sculpture (Invitee)
    • Faculty of Dance & Drama
    • Snr. Lec.(Ms) Anjalie Mishra - Department of Indian & Asian
    • Snr. Lec. Piyananda Rupasinghe - Department of Kandyan & Dance
    • Snr. Lec. B.A.D.S. Premarathne - Department of Percussion Music
    • Snr. Lec. Mahinda Wimalasiri - Department of History and Theory of Dance and Drama
    • Snr. Lec.(Ms) Inoka De Alwis - Department of Low Country Dance
    • Snr. Lec. D.W. Asela Rangadewa - Department of Theater, Oriental Ballet and Modern Dance
    • Snr. Lec. K.M.S. Kumarathunga - Department of Sabaragamu Dance
    • Faculty of Music
    • Snr. Lec. P.K.S.P. Rathnakumara - Department of Ethno Musicology
    • Snr. Lec.(Mrs) M.S.K.Illeperuma - Department of Western Music
    • Snr. Lec. Nalaka Bandara Sumanasiri - Department of North Indian Music
    • Dr. T.P.B.R. Madawala - Department of South Indian Music
    • Snr. Lec. K.S. Franando - Department of Applied Music and Mass Communication
    • Snr. Lec G.B.C. Dayawansha - Department of Musicology
  • Senate Nominees

    • Lec. Ariyaratne Lansakkara - Faculty of Music
    • Dr. Shriyani Rajapaksha - Faculty of Dance & Drama
    • Dr. A.M. Thilakadasa - Faculty of Dance & Drama

    • Registrar (Secretary) - Mr. B.M. Dayawansa
    • Librarian - Mr. G.R. Padmasiri

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