Research & Publication Division


The Research & Publication Division facilitates research and publication activities of the university staff, under the guidance of the Research Management Committee and the Postgraduate Grants Committee.

Key Functions

  • Facilitate payment of research allowance to eligible staff
  • Allocation of grants for research projects and postgraduate studies of University Staff
  • Organize annual research symposium
  • Publication of books of the University and staff
  • Handling of university student’s Appeals Board on behalf of the Academic & Student Welfare Division

Staff of the Research & Publication Division

Research Management Committee

The Committee has been formed as a Senate Sub-Committee to make recommendations on payment of research allowances, research grants, university publications and other related recommendations to uplift the university research culture.

1. Chairman Snr. Prof. Mudiyanse Dissanayake
2. Dean/Faculty of Graduate Studies Prof. R.M.S. Chandrajeewa
3. Dean/ Faculty of Visual Arts Asso. Prof. M.R. Podinilame
4. Dean/ Faculty of Dance & Drama Snr. Lec. S.M.M. Senanayake
5. Dean/ Faculty of Music Snr. Lec. S.K. Liyanawatta
6. Faculty of Dance & Drama Snr. Prof. Jayasena Kottegoda (on sabbatical leave)
7. Faculty of Music Prof. Kolitha Bhanu Dissanayake
8. Faculty of Dance & Drama Prof. P.M. Karunarathne Bandara
9. Faculty of Dance & Drama Asso. Prof. O.G.Dhanapala
10. Faculty of Music Asso. Prof. P.D.R. Fernando
11. Faculty of Visual Arts Asso. Prof. W. G.Sarath Gnanasiri(on sabbatical leave)
12. Registrar Mr. BM Dayawansa
13. Bursar Mr. KADUP Kalubowila

Postgraduate Grants Committee

The Postgraduate Grants Committee has been established as an independent committee to make recommendations to the University Finance Committee on the appropriation of grants among university academic, executive and academic support staff to pursue postgraduate studies. The present composition of the Committee is as follows. The Head of the Research & Publication Division acts as the Secretary to the Committee.

1. Chairman Snr. Prof. Mudiyanse Dissanayake
2. Dean/Faculty of Graduate Studies Prof. R.M.S. Chandrajeewa
3. Dean/ Faculty of Visual Arts Asso. Prof. M.R. Podinilame
4. Dean/ Faculty of Dance & Drama Snr. Lec. S.M.M. Senanayake
5. Dean/ Faculty of Music Snr. Lec. S.K. Liyanawatta
6. Faculty of Music Prof. Kolitha Bhanu Dissanayake
7. Faculty of Music Asso. Prof. P.D.R. Fernando

Student’s Appeals Board

The Student’s Appeals Board has been formed as a Senate Sub-Committee to consider appeals of university undergraduates on examination and academic matters. The present composition of the Committee is as follows. The Head of the Research & Publication Division acts as the Secretary to the Board.

1. Dean/ Faculty of Dance & Drama Snr. Lec. S.M.M. Senanayake
2. Dean/ Faculty of Music Snr. Lec. S.K. Liyanawatta
3. Faculty of Visual Arts Asso. Prof. MR Podinilame
4. Faculty of Visual Arts (Representative) Dr. H.M.S.M.H. Bandara
5. Faculty of Dance & Drama (Representative) Snr. Lec. R.S. Ramyalatha
6. Faculty of Music (Representative) Snr. Lec. G.A. Chithranayana

Staff Members

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  • Tel: +94-11-2033710
  • Fax:+94-11-2696972
  • Email: info@vpa.ac.lk

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