Recognitions - 2016/17

Recognitions in year 2017

In 2017 Prof. W. Dittus supported 5 productions from the UK (BBC), USA, and Europe.  

 


Ms. U.G.S.L. Ranasinghe was a Semi-finalist in the SLAYS 3-Minutes Thesis Competition-2017, jointly organized by Sri Lankan Academy of Young Scientists (SLAYS) and National Science  Scence Foundation of Sri Lanka (NSF) in collaboration with Coordinating Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation (COSTI), Sri Lanka.

 


Mr. H. P. T. S. Hewathilake was the semi-finalist in SLAYS 3-Minutes Thesis Competition:   “Development of Sri Lankan natural vein Graphite for Rechargeable Li-ion Batteries”, H. P. T. S. Hewathilake, N.W.B. Balasooriya, H.W.M.A.C. Wijayasinghe, H.M.T.G.A. Pitawala, SLAYS 3-Minutes Thesis Competition, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1st March 2017.

 


Prof. M.A.K.L. Dissanayake Visited  China as a member of the Ministerial Delegation to initiate collaborative research on solar cells and facilitate R&D for manufacturing thin film solar cells in Sri Lanka and training a workforce competent in solar cell technology 21st to 29th July 2017.

 


Prof D.S.A. Wijesundara was a Ph.D. Thesis Oral Examiner of Ms. Shalini Rajakaruna, University of Peradeniya.

 


Prof D.S.A. Wijesundara was a Ph.D. Thesis Examiner of Ms. Rumana Azad University of Ruhuna,

 


Prof. M.A.K.L. Dissanayake was an oral examiner for the M.Sc. Oral Presentation by Mr. PKK Kumarasinghe, M.Sc. in Physics of Materials (PGIS) 14th July 2017.

 


Prof. M.A.K.L. Dissanayake was an examiner for the PhD oral defense examination of Ms. M.M. Jamila, PhD in Science Education (PGIS) 28th June 2017.

 


Prof. M.A.K.L. Dissanayake was an oral Examiner for PhD theses, University of Brunei, Brunei  2017.

 


Prof. M.A.K.L. Dissanayake was an oral Examiner for PhD theses, University of Kula Lumpur, Malaysia 2017.

 


Member of the Integrated Vector Management Technical Committee, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka;  Prof S.H.P.P Karunaratne

 


Member of  the Study Group on the Basic Science Research Policy, National Science & Technology Commission (NASTEC), Sri Lanka; Prof S.H.P.P Karunaratne

 


Member of  the Working Committee on Basic Sciences, National Science Foundation (NSF), Sri Lanka; Prof S.H.P.P Karunaratne

 


Member of  the DDT Expert Group, UNEP/ WHO, Geneva, Switzerland; Prof S.H.P.P Karunaratne

 


Member of the panel for Evaluation of Presentations at Sixth YSF Symposium by National Science and Technology Commission; Prof. D. N. Magana Arachchi

 


Member of the Board of Study in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology , Post Graduate Institute of Science (PGIS), University of Peradeniya; Prof. D. N. Magana Arachchi

 


Member of the Advisory Committee & Steering Committee of the setting up of Sri Lanka Institute of Biotechnology & Biotechnology Innovation Park; Prof. D. N. Magana Arachchi

 


Prof. D. N. Magana Arachchi was  an observer for Sri Lanka Accreditation Board (SLAB) for Laboratory Accreditation at Industrial Technology Institute (ITI) -21st & 22nd June 2017

 


Prof. W. Dittus was a National Advisory, Informally for Department of Wildlife Conservation

International documentary films concerning Sri Lankan wildlife and culture promote tourism.

 


Member of the Editorial Advisory Board Rheedea (Journal published by Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy); Prof D.S.A. Wijesundara

 


Member of the Editorial Board of Tropical Agricultural Research (Journal published by Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture, Sri Lanka); Prof D.S.A. Wijesundara

 


Member of the Editorial Board of Sri Lanka Journal of Food and Agriculture (Journal published by Sri Lanka Council for Agricultural Research Policy); Prof D.S.A. Wijesundara

 


Member of the Editorial Board of Wildlanka (Journal published by Sri Lanka Department of Wild Life Conservation); Prof D.S.A. Wijesundara

 


Member of the Technical Expert Committee of the Department of Wildlife Conservation on Habitat Management plan for Udawalawa N.P. & Yala Complex (funded by the ESCAMP);  Prof D.S.A. Wijesundara

 


Member of the REDD+ Advisory and Coordinating Board (RACB) Department of Forest Conservation ; Prof D.S.A. Wijesundara

 


Member of the REDD+ Academic and Research Forum of Department of Forest Conservation;  Prof D.S.A. Wijesundara

 


Member of the National Committee on Man and Biosphere (MAB), National Science Foundation (NSF);  Prof D.S.A. Wijesundara

 


Member of the National Committee on Biodiversity and Environment, National Science Foundation (NSF ) ; Prof D.S.A. Wijesundara

 


Member of the Faculty Board, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka;  Prof D.S.A. Wijesundara

 


Member of the Expert Committee, World Bank funded Ecosystem Conservation and Management Project (ESCAMP);  Prof D.S.A. Wijesundara

 


Member of the Board of Studies (Agriculture Biology), Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya;  Prof D.S.A. Wijesundara

 


Member of the Basic Science Research Policy – Study Group of NASTEC;  Prof D.S.A. Wijesundara

 


Member of the National Expert Committee on Mangrove Conservation and sustainable use, Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment;  Prof D.S.A. Wijesundara

 


Member of the National Expert Committee on Climate Change Adaptation, Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment;  Prof D.S.A. Wijesundara

 


Member of the National Species Conservation Advisory Group, Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment;  Prof D.S.A. Wijesundara

 


Member of the Third National Biodiversity Experts Committee, Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment ; Prof D.S.A. Wijesundara

 


Member of the International Advisory Board – ACS College of Engineering, India; Prof. D. Subasinghe

 


Member of the Energy Expert Group; Prof. D. Subasinghe

 


Member of the NASTEC Study Group on Basic Science Research Policy; Prof. M.A.K.L. Dissanayake

 


Prof. M.A.K.L. Dissanayake was a coordinator and member, Project Management Committee of the Solar “EduTraining” Multi-university, National R&D project for manufacturing of thin film solar cells: Supported by the Ministry of S,T & R 2017.

 


Member of the NSF Committee on Science and Technology Policy Research; Prof. M.A.K.L. Dissanayake

 


Co-Chair, National Invasive Species Specialist Group, Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment; Prof D.S.A. Wijesundara

 


President-Elect of the Geological Society of Sri Lanka; Prof. D. Subasinghe

 


Vice President, Section C, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science; Dr. M. Vithanage

 


Chairperson, Young Scientist Forum of National Science and Technology Commission; Dr. M. Vithanage

 


Chairman,  Solar Asia-2018 International Research Conference; Prof. M.A.K.L. Dissanayake

 


Prof. Karunaratne, S.H.P.P. delivered the keynote address on “Control of the vectors of mosquito borne diseases in Sri Lanka” at Exchange of Knowledge between Sri Lanka and Taiwan- Symposium and Workshop on Advances in Entomological Research, Postgraduate Institute of Science, 18th -20th January, 2017.

 


Prof. Karunaratne, S.H.P.P. delivered a plenary lecture on  “Insecticide Resistance in Insects“, at 2nd International Conference on Innovative Biological and Public Health Research, GC University, Lahore, Pakistan6th & 7th December, 2017.

 


Prof. Karunaratne, S.H.P.P. delivered the keynote address on  “Historic perspectives and challenges ahead” at 1st International Conference on emerging trends in Zoology, University of Sargodha, Panjab, Pakistan. 8th & 9th December, 2017.

 


Prof. D. N. Magana Arachchi delivered a lecture on “Research methodology”. Two day training workshop on Training Teachers for Science and Technology Research in School Level at North Western Province. 10-11 October 2017, at Education Development Center, Ibbagamuwa. Conducted by Sri Lanka Association of the Advancement of Science (SLAAS)/ Ministry of Education/ Ministry of Science, Technology and Research

 


Prof. D. N. Magana Arachchi delivered a lecture on “Research methodology”. Two day training workshop on Training Teachers for Science and Technology Research in School Level at North Western Province. 10-11 October 2017, at Education Development Center, Ibbagamuwa. Conducted by Sri Lanka Association of the Advancement of Science (SLAAS)/ Ministry of Education/ Ministry of Science, Technology and Research

 


Prof. D.N. Magana Arachchi delivered a lecture on “Practical aspects of using scientific method in a research project on air borne microbes”. Two-day training workshop for the Science teachers of the Hanguranketha Educational Zone. 14th June 2017 at the NIFS on Research methodology.

 


Prof D.S.A. Wijesundara delivered a Lecture on Invasive Alien Plants of Sri Lanka” at a Environment Ministry Workshop held at Mahaweli Training Centre, Hantane on 27-03-17

 


Prof D.S.A. Wijesundara delivered a Lecture on “Diversity of Lichens in Sri Lanka” at a workshop organized by PGIS on 31-03-2017

 


Prof D.S.A. Wijesundara delivered a Lecture on Invasive Alien Plants of Sri Lanka and their impact on Biodiversity and ecosystems” at a Workshop held at BMICH on Invasive Alien Species organized by IFL on 07-03-17

 


Prof D.S.A. Wijesundara delivered an Invited presentation on “Forest dieback in Montane forests of Sri Lanka” at workshop on dieback organized by the Wildlife Department held at Jade Green Hotel, Hambantota on 7-07-2017

 


Prof D.S.A. Wijesundara delivered an Invited lecture on Urban tree planting” at Sri Lanka Next- A Blue Green Era Workshop held at BMICH, Colombo on 16-10-2018

 

 


Prof D.S.A. Wijesundara delivered an Invited Lecture on Diversity of Sri Lankan Lichens at Fourth National Workshop on Sri Lankan Lichens held at the NIFS from 24th May to 26th

 


Prof D.S.A. Wijesundara delivered an Invited Lecture on ‘Plant Migrations’ at BMICH organized by the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society (WNPS) of Sri Lanka on 20-07-2017

 


Prof D.S.A. Wijesundara delivered an Invited Lecture on “Habitat destruction by IAS flora in Sri Lanka” at 27th Session of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC) Workshop on Habitat and species specific protocols for management of forest invasive species in the Asia-Pacific region held at BMICH, Colombo on 25-10-2017

 


Prof. M.C.M. Iqbal, delivered a lecture on the “genome” at the 44th NIFS School Science Programme

 


Dr. R. Liyanage was invited to deliver a speech on “Heavy metal accumulation in food”  at 44th school science program organized by NIFS

 


Prof. M.A.K.L. Dissanayake was a resource person at PGIS Workshop on Scientific Writing: Presentation on  Experimental Methods for postgraduate research students 2nd July 2017

 


Prof. M.A.K.L. Dissanayake was a resource person at PGIS Workshop on Scientific Writing: Presentation on  Experimental Methods for postgraduate research students 4th June 2017

 


 

Prof. M.A.K.L. Dissanayake presented on “The use of scientific Research Methodology in Physics Research” for School Teachers (NIFS Workshop) 14th June 2017

 


Prof. M.A.K.L. Dissanayake was invited to a presentation at 44th NIFS School Science Programme: Delivered a Lecture-Demonstration on “The Wonders of Sunshine” to 150 School Students 15th December 2017

 


A judge at  Technical session of 29 th Annual Congress of the postgraduate institute of agriculture,2017; Dr. R. Liyanage

 


Reviewer for papers to be presented/published at the PGIS Research Congress, 2017; Prof. M.A.K.L. Dissanayake

 


Evaluator for NRC Research Grants 2016-2017; Prof. M.A.K.L. Dissanayake

 


Evaluator/Reviewer for evaluation of joint research projects by SL-NSF and Pakistan NSF August 2017;  Prof. M.A.K.L. Dissanayake

 


Reviewer for Basic Science Research Grant Proposals of the NSF 2017; Prof. M.A.K.L. Dissanayake

 


Prof. W. Dittus – Journal of Integrative Zoology

 


Prof. D. Subasinghe-  Journal of  Geological  Society of Sri Lanka

 


Prof. M.A.K.L. Dissanayake – Optik International Journal for Light and Electron Optics

 


Prof. M.A.K.L. Dissanayake – Optik International Journal for Light and Electron Optics

 


Prof. M.A.K.L. Dissanayake – Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment

 


Prof. M.A.K.L. Dissanayake – Journal of Power Sources, Elsevier

 


Prof. M.A.K.L. Dissanayake – Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka

 


Editorial Board member, International Journal of Entomological Research, Esci Journal Publishing; Prof S.H.P.P Karunaratne

 


Editorial Board member, Journal of  Geological  Society of Sri Lanka; Prof. D. Subasinghe

 


Associate Editor, Ceylon Journal of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka; Prof S.H.P.P Karunaratne

 


Associate Editor, Journal of Primatology;  Prof. W. Dittus

 


Associate editor, Groundwater for Sustainable Development Journal; Dr. M. Vithanage

 


Associate Editor, Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment (Elsevier); Prof. G. Seneviratne

 


Editor-in-chief, Ceylon Journal of Science Peradeniya University quarterly journal; Prof. M.A.K.L. Dissanayake

 


Prof. S.H.P.P. Karunaratne was invited to attend the ‘Second Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs’ to be held at United Nations Head Quarters, New York, USA from 13.05.2017 to 21.05.2017 with the Hon. Minister of Science, Technology and Research.

 


Prof. M.C.M. Iqbal, Associate Research Professor / NIFS has been invited to participate in a Postdoctoral programme on research at the Department of Crop Science, University of Goettingen, Germany from 09.06.2017 to 31.08.2017.

 


Prof. J.M.S. Bandara, Senior Research Professor / NIFS has been invited to conduct collaborative research on ‘Metal-water reaction combined with photochemical reaction for water splitting’ at the Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China from 01.06.2017 to 31.05.2018.

 


Recognitions in year 2016

Dr. Athula Wijayasinghe was selected as a member of the technical committee to formulate National Mineral Policy for Sri Lanka.

 


Prof. N.D. Subasinghe was selected as a member of the Energy Expert Group; Vice President of the – Geological Society of Sri Lanka and Reviewer and Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Geological Society.

 


Prof. N.D. Subasinghe delivered a key note address at the inauguration of the International Conference on Energy, Environment and Natural Resources 2016 (ICEENR 2016), held in Hangzhou, China on 25 May 2016.

 


Dr. G.K.R. Senadeera participated as an Invited Speaker in the 15th Asian Solid State Ionics Conference in Patna, India (26th Novmber-02nd December 2016)

 


Dr. D.N. Magana-Archchi delivered an invited lecture on Toxicology of Cyanobacteria at the International Symposium on Water Quality and Human Health: Challenges Ahead: at PGIS, Sri Lanka. 5th& 6th August 2016

 


Dr. D.N. Magana-Archchi was invited to deliver a lecture on Recent Advances in the Diagnosis of tuberculosis’ for certificate course on tuberculosis, Postgraduate School of Medical Sciences (PGSM), University of Peradeniya. 7th March 2016

 


Ms. J.M.K.W. Kumari visited the Centre for Ionics, University of Malaya on a NSF-OSTP award for carrying out Collaborative Research from 15th July 2016 to 10th September 2016 to continue a part of her research work on Polymer blend Electrolyte based Dye sensitized solar cells.

 


Prof. S.H.P.P. Karunaratne delivered an invited lecture on “Isolation of mosquito carboxylesterases” at the National Workshop on Separation Techniques in Natural Product Research, NIFS, Kandy, 19-23 September, 2016.

 


Prof. S.H.P.P. Karunaratne was invited to deliver a keynote address on “Vital Role of Academic Researchers in Anticipating Developmental Challenges” at the Annual Research Sessions, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Belihuloya, 17th February, 2016.

 


Prof. S.H.P.P. Karunaratne, Member of the DDT Expert Group (established under the Stockholm Convention) nominated by the World Health Organization from 2016 – 2019.

 


Prof. L. Jayasinghe was invited to deliver a lecture on “Fungi associated with medicinal plants as a promising source of bioactive compound” 14th Eurasia Conference on Chemical Sciences, 15th – 28th December, Karachi, Pakistan.

 


Dr. W.P.J. Dittus delivered a key note address on ‘’Primate Studies in Sri Lanka: History and future priorities’’ at the Asian Primate Symposium, Colombo, 18th to 22nd October 2016.

 


Prof. M.A.K.L. Dissanayake is the National Coordinator of the multi-university “Edu Training” Five Year R&D programme to develop a skilled workforce competent in Solar Energy Technology for manufacturing solar panels in Sri Lanka, in Collaboration with Sivananthan Laboratories, Inc. (2016-2020): Approved by the Cabinet in April, 2016.

 


Prof. M.A.K.L. Dissanayake is currently the Editor-in-Chief, Ceylon Journal of Science, published quarterly by the University of Peradeniya.

 


Prof. M.A.K.L. Dissanayake was invited for a research visit to the Polymer Research Laboratory at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden from 9th to 19th June, 2016.

 


Prof. M.A.K.L. Dissanayake participated as an Invited Speaker in the 15th Asian Solid State Ionics Conference in Patna, India (26th November-02nd December 2016)

 


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