UoM Research Week 2022

The University of Moratuwa organised the Research Week 2022 for the second consecutive year from 1st-9th December, with the theme ‘Connecting Academics, Practitioners and Society: Towards Crisis Resilient Research Frontiers.’ All faculties of University of Moratuwa (Graduate Studies, Architecture, Business, Engineering, Information Technology and Medicine) with the Office of Research took part in the event. As University of Moratuwa is celebrating its Golden Jubilee this year, this event also witnessed reminiscing on research in the past 50 years as well.

There were number of events organised during the Research Week. The Keynote speech at the inauguration was delivered by the Professor Priyan Dias, reflecting on the research at Moratuwa University over the past 50 years. A dedicated day for the Postgraduate researchers were also allocated during the research week on 5th December. 3MT thesis competition organised during the Postgraduate Day attracted the interest of many research students. One of the highlights of the event was the showcase of research work of staff and undergraduate students on 6th and 8th December. Many school children from Colombo also visited the research showcase on these days.

During the research week, two panel discussions were also held; one specifically focusing the research scholars on the theme of ‘How to become and effective researcher’ and the other along the theme of ‘How we need to do research differently to bring a wider socioeconomic impact to Sri Lanka.’ With parallel to the research week, three conferences of the Architecture, Business and Information Technology were also held during this week. Further, the monthly research events of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, ‘Research Lounge’, ‘Lighthouse Talk’ and the ‘Inaugural Lecture’ were also aligned during 1st-9th December, making the UoM Research Week meaningful.

Research Digest 

UoM Research Week 2022 was organised together with;


FARU 2022, 15th International Research Conference


ICITR 2022 7th International Conference on Information Technology Research


International Conference on Business Research

ERU research symposium

ERU Research Symposium

Research Week 2022 recordings

Watch the session recordings from UoM RW2022 here

Inauguration of Research Week 2022 and Keynote Speech by Prof. Priyan Dias

Keynote Speech 02: Prof. Ranjith Senaratne, Chairman-NSF


Panel Discussion "How we need to do research differently at the University: to bring a wider socioeconomic impact to Sri Lanka"


Panel Discussion "How to become an effective researcher?"


Fireside chat by Dr. Ranga Rodrigo, and Mr. Asitha Kulasekara


3MT Thesis Competition


Use of Grammarly and Writefull Software for Better Manuscript Preparation: Prof. Mahesh Jayaweera


Improving your social media presence : Dr. SurangikaRanathunga


Inaugural Lecture of Prof. Gamini Lanarolle and Concluding Ceremony of Research Week 2022


Research Lounge: Research publication journey: Autoethnographic experience




UoM RW2022 Inauguration and keynote speech (01-12-2022)


Postgraduate Day (05-12-2022)


Undergraduate project showcase and panel discussions (06-12-2022)


Research lounge and closing ceremony (09-12-2022)


UoM Success Stories

Success Story 01:Vihangun Ariyaratne

Success Story 02: Prof. Srinath Perera


Success Story 03: Nilantha Randeniya


Success Story 04: Nawoda De Silva


Success Story 05: Kavith Balachandra


Success Story 06: Kasuni Weerasinghe


Success Story 07: Janaka Ruwanpura


Success Story 08: Dulaj Perera


Success Story 09: Dilina Kosgoda


Success Story 10: Azmath


Past events

Research Week 2021