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.
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)