Savor the Flavor of Research and practice in Marketing: The Dept. of MAR celebrates its Silver Jubilee
The 25th Excellency Celebration of the Department of Marketing Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura was held on the 23rd of February 2022 to look back proudly at the many milestones in its rich and eventful history.
Many distinguished guests attended the ceremony held in the Senate Board room of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura physically as well as online to witness this important moment and share the joy of the anniversary. They included officials of the university, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Senior Prof. Sudantha Liyanage, Dean of the Faculty of Management studies and commerce, Prof. P.D.Nimal, academic staff members of the department, from other departments and also from other universities, students, and alumni.
The ceremony commenced with the press conference, with the head table led by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Senior Prof. Sudantha Liyanage, Prof. P.G.S. Amila Jayarathne, department head, department of marketing Management, Mr. Lalith Sumanasiri, president of Marketing Alumni Association, Mr. Chamika Darmarathne, the President of the Marketing Management Association along with Ms. Mitchell Silva, Secretary of the Marketing Management Association. Several media representing written media, TV and broadcasting channels, and digital media channels were present in the press conference.
With the conclusion of the press conference the celebration commenced by honoring the university reciting the university Anthem and thereby traditionally lighting the oil lamp. The ceremony began with a video that reviewed the history and development of the department over the past 25 years. Emphasizing on the remarkable history of the department and its contribution to the university and the faculty, the Vice-Chancellor, Senior Prof. Sudantha Liyanage, and the Dean of the Faculty of Management studies and commerce, Prof. P.D.Nimal, addressed the gathering respectively. Then, the participants witnessed the inaugural launch of the “Sparkle in Marketing” Magazine which was a testimony of the 25 years of legacy of the Team as well as a unique platform to add value for the readers, the Asian Journal of Marketing Management which disseminates new knowledge by publishing scholarly papers that comprehensively investigate contemporary and critical real-world scenarios in marketing along with the Local Marketing Flavor 1.0 – Sri Lank