A workshop on ola leaf writing was held on 12. 07. 2019 at Alu Viharaya, Matale for second year students who specialize in Sinhala. The programme was organized by Dr. Chamini Guruge as a practical work related to the subject SLS 203: Research Methods and Textual Editing. In addition to the detailed descriptions given by Rev. Galkulame Uparathana, senior lecturer, University of Rajarata, on the preparations of ola leaf, students were guided to write on ola leaf by Rev. Galahitiyagama Dhammarathana, a skilled person in the field. Furthermore, a lecture was conducted by Mr. Kusumsiri Kodithuwakku, visiting lecturer, University of Rajarata. Unlike rote-learning in the classroom, this workshop allowed students to assimilate knowledge about ola leaf writing by practically participating in it.
Freshers' Night of The Department of Sinhala was held on 25th of June, 2019 at Faculty of Arts from 6.00 pm onwards with the participation of students and staff members. The event was organized by third year students and second year students were warmly welcomed to the department.
As another programme of Sahithya Sankathana series, a discussion about three novels by Mohan Raj Madawala was held on 25th of October, 2018. The event was organized by The Department of Sinhala and The Sinhala Society.
A speech was delivered by Professor K. N. O. Dharmadasa on "Professor D. E. Hettiarachchi and The Universty of Ceylon". The programme was organized by The Department of Sinhala in the memory of late professor D. E. Hettiarachchi.