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 the 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 selected Sri Lankan fruits and their 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 Clusia rosea a root stock in grafting economic plants 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 Panicum trichocladum 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 Nitrate 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 waste water treatment – 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 training 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 nitrates 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 adsorbents 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 the 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 bio-chars a cover and permeable reactive barrier material for the 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 the 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 plants 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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