Science

Inauguration Ceramony of the 27th International Forestry and Environment Symposium was held today, January 27th, 2023 at the Senate Board Room of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, with the theme of “Economic Resilience and Environmental Sustainability: A Synergy for the Future.” The symposium, which will continue until January 28th, was graced by esteemed keynote speaker...
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The ceremonial opening of the newly established Dry Rubber Laboratory of the Department of Polymer Science was held on 21st December 2022 at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. The newly opened Dry Rubber Laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for rubber compounding (internal mixer, two roll mill, and molding press), testing rheological properties (moving die...
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Center for sustainability of the Department of Forestry and Environmental Science has launched its Citizen Science Corner at Diyasaru Park as another activity aiming to science popularization. This collaboration of the Center for Sustainability of the Department of Forestry and Environmental Science opening of the “Citizen Science Corner” at Diyasaru Park, Thalawathugoda aims to increase...
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Dr. Anushka Rajapaksha, Faculty of Applied Science, was awarded the prestigious TWAS─Atta-ur-Rahman Award in Chemistry in the year 2022 by the UNESCO -World Academy of Sciences, Italy. The award was announced during the Annual Meeting held virtually at Zhejiang University (ZJU), in Hangzhou, China on 21st November 2022. This is the very first time that a...
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    Library of USJ informs that Scholars of University of Sri Jayewardenepura can access British Medical Journals (aka BMJ) through university library’s website under “E-resources” from any of the computer terminals at the university premises. This is a trial access and it’s valid through April 27, 2023. This will give an opportunity for the USJ...
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More research opportunities are open and promised to USJ students by renowned Sri Lankan Naturalist, Paleontologist, Researcher, and Taxonomist and Scientist Dr. Kelum Manamendra-Arachchci who recently awarded with the Honorary Doctorate (PhD) from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura at the 48th of Convocation. “University of Sri Jayewardenepura has awarded me an honorary doctorate PhD to...
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University of Sri Jayewardenepura became the first university in South Asia to report its Carbon Footprint according to the ISO 14064-1: 2018 standard. USJ achieved this milestone as a part of “USJ Road to Carbon Neutral” program with the hard work and execution of the action plan by The Center for Sustainability. The Center for...
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Renowned Sri Lankan Naturalist, Researcher, Publisher, Taxonomist and Scientist Mr. Kelum N Manamendra-Arachchi was awarded with the Honorary Doctorate (PhD) from the University of Sr Jayewardenepura, based on the approval of the University Senate and the Council. This was awarded on 23rd of October 2022 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, Colombo by Senior...
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Faculty of Technology of USJ signs MOU with Malaysia University of Science and Technology on Management and IT on last October 17, 2022. Event held as a hybrid event at the Seneta Board Room and Malaysia University of Science and Technology. This MoU was initiated as a result of friendship and negotiation between Dr Pulasthi...
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“Nature” journal has published an article focusing on Immunologist Neelika Malavige’s study of a massive dengue-fever outbreak is being hampered by fuel shortages and power cuts on July 15, 2022 based on the interview Smriti Mallapaty had with Prof Malavige. Following is the whole article Nature News Q&A published in Nature website. “Sri Lanka is...
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