Innovation Triumphs: Faculty of Technology, USJ Excels at Techno-2023 Exhibition

Faculty of Technology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura has received two awards at the Institution of Engineers (IESL) techno2023 exhibition and competition held at BMICH from October 20th to 22nd. This exhibition organized by the IESL, Sri Lanka made a platform for groundbreaking innovations and a showcase for technological advancements. Techno-2023, International Technology and Engineering Exhibition is an exhibition for all construction and allied Industries stakeholders. Techno 2023 is one of the largest platforms in Sri Lanka to mingle and exchange ideas for the mutual benefit of almost all the parties related to Engineering and Technology (

In a remarkable achievement, Mr. T.G.C. Madusanka, an MPhil student from the Faculty of Technology, won first place in the Inventor Promotion Zone under the university category. His innovation was a “Mycelium-Based Biodegradable Packaging Material”. This revolutionary solution showcases Mr. Madusanka’s ingenuity and emphasizes the university’s commitment to sustainable and eco-friendly practices. University of Sri Jayewardenepura fully funded this project for the principal investigator Dr. Dhanushka Udayanga and a team comprising Prof Renuka Nilmini, Dr. Suranga Rajapaksha, and Dr Choolaka Hewawasam, from the Faculty of Technology.

Mr. H.G.C. Dilshan, a third-year undergraduate student from the ICT department of the Faculty of Technology, won third place in the Inventor Promotion Zone. His project was a “Citizen Identification System Using Image Processing”. His project not only showcases the technical knowledge of our students but also highlights the practical applications of technology in addressing real-world challenges.

The award ceremony was held at the Wimalasurendra Auditorium, IESL on 22nd of December 2023.

These accomplishments show the commitment of the Faculty of Technology, USJ fostering a culture of innovation and excellence. As a university, we look forward to witnessing more groundbreaking inventions from our talented students in the future, supporting the University of Sri Jayewardenepura’s position as a hub of technological innovation and excellence.

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