The status of the Aesthetic Institute which was
a faculty of the Kelaniya University has been upgraded to the
University of Visual and Performing Arts of Sri Lanka and Prof.
Sarath Amunugama has been appointed the first Vice Chancellor by
Prof. R.L.L. Ratnayake, Vice Chairman of the
University grants Commission yesterday told "The Island" that
Prof. Amunugama’s appointment is for a period of three years
effective from 27th July 2005.
Other Presidential appointments are: Dr. Lester
James Peiris is the new Vice Chancellor of the University, for a
period of 5 years effective the same and Justice P. Ramanathan
is the new Chancellor of Uva Wellassa University for a period of
five years effective from 27th July 2005 and Mr. Chandra
Embuldeniya is the Vice Chancellor of the same University
effective from the same date.