Annual International Research Conference of Uva Wellassa University (IRCUWU) was held as an online conference, during July 1-2, 2021, under the theme of “Exploring Potentials in Challenging Periods”. Chairman, University Grants Commission, Professor Sampath Amaratunge has participated as the Chief Guest, and 280 scholars have presented their research findings in 10 thematic areas. Professor Ramesh G. Mani of Georgia State University in Atlanta, USA, and Professor Yuansong Wei of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) in Beijing, China, delivered the keynote addresses.