The Peradeniya University recently held a two-day international conference on humanities and social sciences under the theme ‘Development, Diversity and Harmony through Knowledge and Innovation’. The fourth edition of the event organised by the university’s arts faculty saw academics, researchers, governmental officers, professionals, administrators and graduates share their knowledge and expertise. The purpose of the conference, held on November 22 and 23, was to discuss current social issues and to introduce research findings related to the humanities and social sciences. Professor Emeritus Jayadeva Uyangoda delivered the keynote speech. A multitude of research papers covering a range of disciplines were discussed. Some of the subject areas covered were: Language and Literacy studies, Religious and Cultural Studies, Buddhist and Pali Studies, Economic Research, History, Anthropology, Arabic and Islamic Studies, Art, Tamillogy, Philosophy, Greek and Roman Studies, and Education and Pedagogy.
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