Friday, January 29, 2016


The Department of Philosophy celebrated the Philosopher’s Day 2016, with much enthusiasm on the iconic feast of St. Thomas Aquinas on 28th of January. The festive Concelebrated Mass was presided over by Very Rev.Fr. Ashok Stephen (OMI). The Memorial Oration, named after the great scholar late Rev. Fr. Harold Panditharatne was the highlight of the day. Doing justice to the name of a celebrated and respected scholarly clergyman, the guest speaker Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka made his outstanding oration. Living up to both his incalculable knowledge and powerful oratory skills, he addressed the gathering on “The role of Philosophy forming character and fostering creativity.”Diploma holders of the batches 2012-2014 and 2013-2015 were awarded their certificates by Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka. Students of Philosophy at the National Seminary convey their grateful appreciation for all the trouble taken and responsibility shouldered by the Rector of the National Seminary-Very Rev. Fr. Elmo Dias, the Director of the Philosophate-Rev. Fr Ajith Fernando, and the Dean of Philosophy-Rev. Fr. Ajith Wellington (OMI). The day indeed shined in all its depth and wisdom in a manner so fitting the occasion. It was both a day of wisdom and colourful vibrancy.