- On January 19, 2018
The inauguration of the Undergraduate Programme was held on 06th January 2018 at Peter Pillai Auditorium at Aquinas College of Higher Studies was a time of reflection and looking to the future, of accomplishments and a call to action to remind ourselves of the challenges ahead.
The students of the faculties of Bachelor of Science in Psychology & Counselling, Bachelor of Information Technology, Bachelor of Art in Religious Studies and Bachelor of Science in Agro Industry Management and other invitees were present at the ceremony.
Senior Professor at Wayamba University of Sri Lanka Prof. C. A. N. Fernando was the Chief Guest together with Very Rev. Fr. (Dr.) Susith Mark Lal Silva – Rector / Vice Chancellor of Aquinas College of Higher Studies, Prof. R. P. Mahaliyanaarachchi – Senior Academic Advisor of Aquinas College of Higher Studies, the Deputy Rector / Dean of the Faculty of Undergraduate Studies Rev. Fr. Prageeth Chamara Perera, the members of the Board of Administration and Academic Staff were among the distinguished guests.
The ceremony commenced with the traditional lighting of the oil lamp followed by the College Anthem. Rev. Sr. Kathleen Fleming AC led the gathering with the opening prayer and the welcome speech was made by Rev. Fr. Prageeth Chamara Perera – Vice Rector / Dean of the Faculty of Undergraduate Studies.
The guest speech was done by the Chief Guest Prof. C. A. N. Fernando on “Time Management” which is timely and relevant to the students who were joining the new academic year. The Chief Guest Prof. C. A. N. Fernando’s speech was followed by the Rector / Vice Chancellor Very Rev. Fr. (Dr.) Susith Mark Lal Silva.
The end of the programme was marked by the Vote of Thanks extended to all the guests present by Mr. Priyanka Silva – Registrar of Aquinas College of Higher Studies.