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According to the National Science Foundation (NSF) Statistical Handbook for Sri Lanka, female scientists in natural sciences, medicine, and agricultural sciences make for 40%, 46%, and 38% of the current pool. While these proportions may not be too bleak, much larger gender differences existed in engineering and technologies (only 27% female), and social sciences (only...
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Prof. L. Dinithi C. Peiris of the Department of Zoology / Genetics & Molecular Biology Unit won the “Outstanding Scientist Award” awarded by the VDGOOD Technology Professional Organization, India. She was selected for this award based on her research profile. This organization is committed for novel research, publications, and inventions. VDGOOD is working towards finding new innovations...
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Sequencing of 92 SARS-CoV2 viruses received in our laboratory from January to 1st week of February 2021 was carried out by the Allergy Immunology and Cell Biology Unit, Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Sequencing was carried out from viruses from Colombo, Avissawella, Ingiriya, Biyagama, Wattala, Mathugama, Mannar, Vavuniya and from...
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World Wetland Day 2021 Program at Diyasaru Park, Thalawathugoda was held on 2nd February 2021. Sri Lanka Land development Corporation in collaboration with the Center for Sustainability of the Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura organized the program to celebrate the World Wetland Day. Dr. Jagath Gunawardena was the Chief Guest...
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Dr. Imalka Munaweera, Senior Lecture of Department of Chemistry of USJ has received one of the most prestigious awards “OSWD Elsevier Foundation Award” for Nanotechnology Research. Her research focuses on using synthetic chemistry techniques to produce nanoparticles and nanofiber composites that can be applied in a range of functions, from drug delivery to water filtration...
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Distinguished as the oldest and most renowned Forestry and Environment Symposium in South Asia, the International Forestry and Environment Symposium, organized by the Department of Forestry & Environmental Science, Faculty of Applied Sciences, USJ for the 25th consecutive year was held online under 4 sessions on 22nd and 23rd January 2021 at University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. This is...
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This innovative fermentation chamber was designed and developed by the research team headed by Prof. S.B. Navaratne (Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura) and Prof. (Mrs). C.M. Navaratne (Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna) along with the research assistant Miss. A.R.M.H.A. Rathnayake (Ph.D....
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Two academics from the Science Faculty of University of Sri Jayewardenepura are among the global top 2% list for the single-year impact for 2017 and 2019. Prof. Meththika Vithanage is listed in the top 2% list in 2017 and 2019, whereas Dr. Anushka Rajapaksha is listed in the 2019 single-year impact. Prof. Meththika Vithanage is...
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The academic work of the 1st and 2nd year students is scheduled to resume (physically) on 24th August 2020. During the first two weeks, practical sessions that were missed during the second part of the 1st semester will be covered. All departments that offer practical classes will conduct them over the course of this period...
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The Centre for Dengue Research at the very onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, initiated PCR testing for the SARS-CoV2 as it was of national importance to do so. Since identification of the first Sri Lankan patient on the 10th of March, they have currently carried out approximately 5000 PCR tests. Dedicated team of scientists have...
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