Grants Received

Research Grants 2016

Dr. M. Vithanage received Indo-Sri Lanka Research Grant from Ministry of Technology and Research, Sri Lanka for Biochar for pesticide remediation – 5 million LKR (2013-2016)

 


Dr. M. Vithanage received a research grant for t he Quantitative assessment of potential human and ecosystem health risks imposed by atmospheric particulates in Kandy, Sri Lanka from National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka – 3.9 million LKR (2014-2016)

 


Prof. L. Jayasinghe (PI) and Prof. N.S. Kumar (Co I) received a research grant for bioactive metabolites from some select ed Sri Lankan fruit s and t heir associated fungi: Possible uses in agricultural, pharmaceutical and functional food products from National Research Council of Sri Lanka (NRC-12-032) – 5.4 million LKR (2012-2016).

 


Dr. H.W.M.A.C. Wijayasinghe (Co I) received an Innovative Research Grant -2013 from the Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka (2013-2016).

 


Prof. D.S.A. Wijesundara received a research grant for using Clusiaroseaas a root stock in grafting economic plant s from Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment – 180,000 LKR.

 


Prof. D.S.A. Wijesundara received a grant for a preliminary investigation of the occurrence and invasive behaviour of Panicumt richocladumin from Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment – 440,000 LKR.

 


Prof. D.S.A. Wijesundara received a grant from Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment on Floristic Survey of IFS-Popham Arboretum, Dambulla – 180,000 LKR.

 


Prof. N.D. Subasinghe received an equipment grant from National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka. (RG/ 2016/ EQ/ 11) – 1.5 million LKR.

 


Dr. R.R. Ratnayake received a research grant for Isolation of Denitrifying Bacteria and their Potential use in Nit rate Removal from Well Water of Jaffna District from Post graduate Research Scholarship Programme-National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka (NSF/ SCH/ 2016/ 03) – 2.8 million LKR.

 


Prof. J. Bandara received a grant from National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka for design of a biological and advanced oxidation technology hybrid reactor system for oil wast e water t reatment – Grant Number RG/ 2012/ ESA/ 01 (3.388 million LKR).

 


Dr. H.W.M.A.C. Wijayasinghe (Collaborating Scientist) received a grant for the Development of model treatment facility for remediation of TDS and fluoride in groundwater- a sustainable solution for dry zone drinking water problem – Grant Number NRC-TO-16-015, (2016-2020).

 


Prof. M.A.K.L. Dissanayake received a grant of 2.0 million LKR as a part of a multi university-multi institutional R&D grant (approved by t he cabinet ) for the development of Cd Te solar cell research and related t raining of personnel from the Sri Lankan Government (through t he Ministry of Science, Technology & Research in April 2016).

 


Other Grants 2016

Dr. D.N. Magana-Arachchi received a travel grant from National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka.

 


Prof. J. Bandara received a travel grant from National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka.

 


Ongoing Grants 2016

Dr. D.N. Magana-Arachchi (Co I) received a research grant (ASP/ 01/ RE/ MED/ 2015/ 43).

 


Dr. D.N. Magana-Arachchi (Co I) received a research grant from National Science Foundation Sri Lanka (RG/ 2014/ EB/ 03).

 


Prof. M.C.M. Iqbal received a research grant for the study of removal of nit rat es and phosphates from drinking water using chemically and physically modified silicate materials from National Research Council of Sri Lanka (NRC-15-022) (2 years).

 


Prof. M.C.M. Iqbal received a research grant for development of natural adsorbent s for heavy metal and textile dye contaminated waste water treatment from National Research Council of Sri Lanka (NRC-13- 087) (3 years).

 


Prof. S.P. Benjamin received a competitive research grant from national Science Foundation Sri Lanka for study diversity of crab spiders of Sri Lanka based on morphology and DNA barcodes. ~4.0 million LKR (2015-2018).

 


Dr. M. Vithanage received a research grant from International Foundation for Science (IFS, Sweden) for t he Hospital Waste water Project (Grant number W/ 5068-2) – 12000 USD (2015-2017).

 


Dr. M. Vithanage received a research grant for the Potential use of municipal solid waste derived biocharas a cover and permeable reactive barrier material for t he remediation of volatile organic compounds in landfills from National Research Council Sri Lanka (NRC 15-24) – 3.9 million LKR (2015- 2017).

 


Prof. N.D. Subasinghe received a grant from National Research Council, Sri Lanka for t he development of thermoelectric devices for energy harvesting and co-generation (NRC 15-119) – 3.28 million LKR.

 


Dr. R.R. Rathnayake received a research equipment grant from the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka (RG/ 2015/ EQ/ 04) – 4.5 million LKR

 


Dr. R.R. Rathnayake received a Presidential Scholarship for Foreign Students grant 2013/ 14 by the Government of Sri Lanka – 1.9 million LKR.

 


Prof. L. Jayasinghe (PI) and Prof. N.S. Kumar (Co I) received a research grant for chemistry and bioactivity of endophytic fungi from six plant s used in indigenous medicine in Sri Lanka: Possible applications in health and agriculture from National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka (RG/ 2014/ BS/ 02) – 2.5 million LKR (2014-2017).

 


Dr. H.W.M.A.C. Wijayasinghe (Co I) received a grant for development of thermoelectricity devices, National Research Council, Sri Lanka. (2015-2018)

 


Dr. H.W.M.A.C. Wijayasinghe (PI) received a grant for development of Sri Lankan graphite for rechargeable batteries, National Research Council, Sri Lanka (2015-2018).

 


Prof. M.A.K.L. Dissanayake received a 3 years grant from Swedish Research Council for collaborative research on dye sensitized solar cells with Chalmers University, Sweden (2015-2017).

 


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