Prof M. Pathmalal assumed duties as the new Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies following religious observances on 18th February 2019. He was sworn in before Snr. Prof. Sampath Amaratunge, Vice Chancellor of the University Sri Jayewardenepura. The ceremonious chanting of pirith was occurred with the blessings of Mahasangha. Dignitaries including Deans of Faculties, Heads of Departments, academic members, administrative officials, non-academic members graced the occasion.