University of Vavuniya ceremonially commenced duties of the New Year on the 2nd of January 2023, with a special function attended by Professor T. Mangaleswaran, the Vice-Chancellor along with Deans of Faculties,  Mr. N. Rajavisagan, Registrar, Bursar and all other staff members of the University. The function commenced with the hoisting of the National and University flags by the Vice Chancellor and Registrar, followed by the singing of the National Anthem. Subsequently, the Public Servants’ Oath was read by the Registrar, which was followed by the staff of the University.

Finally, The Vice-Chancellor Prof. T. Mangaleswaran delivered a short speech on the government policy and the programme introduced to overcome the present challenges and the achievements made the University of Vavuniya in the past year after upgraded as an independent university and the contribution of staff to be made in achieving the future goals of the University in order to motivate them.