The Senate of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, on the recommendation of the Faculty Board of the Faculty of Management Studies, conferred Senior Professor HHDNP Opatha of the Department of Human Resource Management of Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce of the USJ with the Degree of Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) at the 17th Convocation that was held on 29th December 2015 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, Colombo.
The decision of conferring the D.Litt. upon Prof. Opatha was taken by the Senate after considering his pioneering and outstanding contribution to the Research and University education in Sri Lanka in general and study of and dissemination of knowledge in Human Resource Management in particular.
Also Prof. Opatha participated as the Chief Guest for the Evening Session at this memorable and prestigious event of the University. Further he delivered the convocation address. He was requested to deliver the address based on his own life experiences. Reflecting on certain experiences of his life which may be useful for graduates and others he presented them in terms of 10 lessons. His full convocation address has been made available in his site of the Research Gate of the USJ Web.