2nd International Symposium on Cyanobacteria and Public Health was head on 15th January at Goldon Rose Hotel, Colombo, successfully, organized by “Centre for Water Quality and Algae Research” of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura in collaboration with National Sciences Foundation, Sri Lanka and Microbiology Society, United Kingdom. Inauguration ceremony of the symposium was graced by the Vice Canceller of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura; Prof. Sampath Amaratunge, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences; Prof. Sudantha Liyanage, and by the Director of the Centre for Water Quality and Algae Research; Prof. Pathmalala Manage.
A training workshop on “Cyanotoxin tool box II” is being held from 16th January to 18th January 2018 at the Centre for Water Quality and Algae Research, Department of Zoology to provide hands on experience to local and international scientists, research students and national water supply and drainage board and other technical institute personals. This programme is supervised by Dr. Christine Edwards and Prof. Linda Lowton from Robert Gorden University, Aberdeen UK and Prof. Pathmalal Manage the Director of Centre for Water Quality and Algae Research, Department of Zoology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
A training manual on “Detection of Microcystine and Cylindrospermopsin in Water” was launched at the inaugural ceremony of the training workshop, at the Faculty of Applied Sciences, USJP. The First copy of the manual was presented to the Dean of the faculty of Applied Sciences, Prof. Sudantha Liyanage. It is proved to announce that from 18th of January, the centre for water quality and algae research is able to quantify Cylindrospermopsin toxin in water for the first time in Sri Lankan University technically advanced analytical methods.