“Seminar, Exhibition and Trade Fair on highly nutritional, Traditional herbs and food items” organized by the Anthropological Society of Japura,under the guidance of Prof.Yasanjalee Jayathilake was held on the 16thand 17th November 2016, opposite the Sumangala building of the university.
Vice Chancellor Prof.Sampath Amaratunge graced the event as the chief guest. Dr.D.P.S. Chandrakumara, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Prof. Mayura Samarakoon, Head of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and several acedamic members and student had taken part of this event. The guest lecture of the seminar session was delivered by Dr. K. S. Dasanayake, Coordinator, National programme for food production,Presidential Task Force of National food production.
Along with the introduction of unhealthy fast food items, the younger generation especially have lost touch with nutritional, Indigenous herbs and food items; therefore this project undertaken by the Anthropological Society had been initiated with the aim of introducing and familiarizing students with far healthier, non-toxic means of food consumption which would certainly benefit them on the long run.