Symposium on Islamic and Arabic Studies

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By 2017-09-26

By Our Ampara Correspondent

The Fourth International Symposium 2017 on the theme 'The contemporary issues in Islamic and Arabic Studies, the way forward' organized by the Faculty of Islamic Studies and Arabic Language of the South Eastern University of Sri Lanka was held at the FIA Auditorium last week.

The session chaired by the Dean of the Faculty, Ash Sheikh S. M. M. Mazahir was attended by the Vice Chancellor Prof. M .M. M. Najim as the Chief Guest.

The Chairman University Grant Commission Prof. Mohan de Silva delivered the key-note address. 106 research papers from the academics of leading universities and other Institutions in Sri Lanka including 10 from foreign universities were submitted at this symposium.

Addressing the academics Prof. de Silva stressed the importance of holding research conferences in the universities and the significant role the young academics should play. He said that he was happy to note that this university has been emphasizing on this every year and suggested that this should be continued. He also added that this would also pave the way for producing quality graduates.

The Coordinator of the Symposium- M. H. A. Munas delivered the welcome address while the Secretary of the Symposium F. H. A. Shibly proposed the vote of thanks.

At the conclusion of the inauguration ceremony Prof. Mohan de Silva, Prof. M. M. M. Najim and those who worked hard to make this symposium a success were given mementos as a mark of remembrance of the day.



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