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Mar
21

An Asteroid Named to Honour University of Colombo

On March 21, 2022 the International Astronomical Union (IAU) officially named an asteroid to honour the University of Colombo. The University of Colombo alumnus, Dr Nalin Samarasinha, and fellow astronomer, Dr Tod Lauer, discovered this asteroid in 2000 from the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona, USA. Recently, after its orbit was well established, the […]

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Mar
08

The agricultural symbol of Sri Lanka for global recognition

“We explored the unseen nutritional world of Sri Lankan rice varieties with a positive impact of cultivation seasonal variation” Every person needs to get a nutritional and healthy diet for their growth and development. But, in present nutritional properties or dietary requirements is being decreased from the main diet due to various anthropogenic activities. Rice […]

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Dec
15

UI GreenMetric Award 2021

The University of Colombo has been able to advance in its rank from 443 in 2020 to 297 in 2021, out of the 956 universities which applied for this year’s UI GreenMetric Award. The University has also been ranked 03rd among the Sri Lankan Universities, falling behind University of Peradeniya (no. 01) and University of [...]
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Nov
06

Towards a Greener Future in Sri Lankan Export Agriculture

With the progress gained by humans in their civilization, many important landmark achievements were made and all these contributed for humans to become the dominant species on this earth. However, with the beginning of industrial revolution which was one of the turning points of human history, some adverse impacts of development also came into existence [...]
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Oct
16

Novel Polyherbal Formulation with Rapid Skin Repair Potential

Invention selected by WIPO EIE programme - to be mentored by University of Oxford Our skin is the largest organ in the body. It harbors a wide range of “stem cell niches” which help maintain skin stability. Stem cells are the raw material that make and maintain the human body, with their inherent ability to [...]
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Aug
29

Ethnic Reality of Sri Lankans: A Hidden Story Unravelled

How related are we to each other? Can we predict the kinship between two individuals no matter how distant and complex the relationship is? Are Sri Lankans truly one big family? How related are we to other nationalities? These intriguing questions that have piqued the interest of many Sri Lankans have finally being addressed, in [...]
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Jun
25

Sri Lankan Bats and Bat-Coronaviruses

ENGLISH සිංහල தமிழ் New Scientific Finding by the Scientists of the University of Colombo; Sri Lankan Bats and Bat-Coronaviruses "Corona" has been a word that tormented a whole world for more than a year since the end of 2019. What is this Corona? It created a global level pandemic by infecting more than 180 million [...]
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May
17

Workshop on Effective Proposal Writing and Thereafter…

First in a series of workshops organized by the Research Committee, Faculty of Science The Research Committee of the  Faculty of Science plans to organize a series of workshops, in order to strengthen and promote a sound research culture in the faculty. The first such workshop titled “Effective Proposal Writing and Thereafter…” was held on May [...]
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Apr
10

Transgenic mosquito resistant to multiple serotypes of the dengue virus

Transgenic mosquito resistant to multiple serotypes of the dengue virus: Development of the first transgenic Animal in Sri Lanka Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo in collaboration with the Molecular Medicine Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya The dengue virus causes epidemics in more than 100 tropical and sub-tropical countries, where [...]
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Mar
17

The Commonwealth Futures Climate Research Cohort 2021

Two academics from the University of Colombo are among the 26 members of the Commonwealth Futures Climate Research Cohort Dr. Kokila Konasinghe Dr. Iroja Caldera The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the British Council have partnered to establish the Commonwealth Futures Climate Research Cohort, supporting 26 researchers to bring local knowledge to a global [...]
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Feb
23

Tropical Medicine Research Center (TMRC) Project

Epidemiology and transmission of Leishmania donovani infections in Sri Lanka and Bhutan Parasitic Diseases Research Unit, Department of Parasitology Faculty of Medicine The Tropical Medicine Research Center (TMRC) project is financially supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA through a TMRC Award (Grant No. U01AI136033). [...]
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Dec
08

UI GreenMetric Award 2020

The University of Colombo has been ranked the fourth place in the UI GreenMetric Award 2020 among the Sri Lankan Universities. The University applied for this award at the first time through the Center for Environmental Initiatives under the supervision of Prof. Erandathie Lokupitiya, the Director CEI. The Center for Environmental initiatives (CEI) of University [...]
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Dec
04

Inauguration Ceremony of the Annual Sinhala Studies Symposium 2019

The Inauguration Ceremony of the Annual Sinhala Studies  Symposium 2019 and 75 years Anniversary Celebrations of the Department of Sinhala, University of Colombo was held on 4th December  2019 at the Professor VK Samaranayake Auditorium, UCSC under the theme “Sinhala Studies: Past, Present & Future”.  The Chief Guest of the Ceremony was Senior Professor Chandrika […]

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Nov
27

Annual Research Symposium 2019 Faculty of Arts

Annual Research Symposium 2019 of the Faculty of Arts was held on 27th November 2019 under the patronage and the guidance of the Vice-Chancellor Senior Professor Chandrika N Wijeyaratne and the Dean – Faculty of Arts Senior Professor Premakumara de Silva amidst a distinguished gathering of academics and other participants. The theme of the Research […]

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Jul
12

Eleventh Annual Scientific Sessions of the IBMBB

The Eleventh Annual Scientific Sessions of the Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of the University of Colombo was held on July 12, 2019 at the IBMBB Conference Hall. Vice Chancellor of the University of Colombo, Senior Professor Chandrika Wijeyaratne was the chief guest of the inaugural ceremony. The inaugural ceremony commenced with the […]

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Jul
11

6th Annual Research Symposium (DemARS 2019) Department of Demography

The 6th Annual Research Symposium of the Department of Demography, University of Colombo was held on 11th July 2019 under the theme of “Population and Sustainable Development” highlighting the significance of the World Population Day. Dr. Sunethra Perera, Head, Department of Demography welcomed the distinguished invitees. The occasion was graced by the Senior Professor Chandrika […]

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