Inauguration Ceremony of 28th International Forestry and Environment Symposium 2024

The University of Sri Jayewardenepura recently concluded its 28th International Symposium on Forestry and Environmental Sciences, held on January 5th and 6th, 2024, at the Senate Board Room. The theme of this year’s symposium was “Forest and Environmental Management towards Economic Recovery and Resilience.”

The symposium covered a diverse range of key areas and sessions, including Forest and Natural Resource Management, Biodiversity Conservation and Management, Waste Management and Pollution Control, Environmental Economics and Resource Management, Climate Change and Disaster Management, Biomass and Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Tourism, Sustainable Land Use and Urban Development, Wood Science, Wood and Non-Wood Industry, Environmental Engineering and Green Technology, and Geology, Soil, and Water Resource Management. Additionally, a dedicated Citizen Science Forum provided a platform for young environmental enthusiasts to contribute and participate.

The event was honored by the presence of Chief Guest Senior Professor Pathmalal M. Manage, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Guest of Honors, and Senior Professor Upul Subasinghe, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences. The symposium brought together researchers, academia, professionals, and policymakers in the field of Forestry and Environmental Sciences to engage in meaningful discussions and share the latest developments in the sector.

Organized by the Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, the symposium was spearheaded by Prof. Daham Jayawardana, Symposium Chair,Head of the Department, along with Dr. Chaamila Pathirana, Symposium Coordinator.

The University of Sri Jayewardenepura proudly extends an invitation to the global community to join future editions of this impactful symposium, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange in the vital field of Forestry and Environmental Sciences.

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