Science

Apr
29

Annual Planning Workshop 2022 – Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science successfully conducted its 3rd Annual Planning Workshop on April 29 2022 at the Auditorium of the Information Learning Centre, Faculty of Science. The main objective of the workshop was to review activities proposed at 2nd Annual Planning Workshop (held on March 26, 2021) and develop a next year Action Plan based […]

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Apr
22

Non-Academic Annual Planning Workshop 2022 – Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science successfully conducted its 1st Non-Academic Annual Planning Workshop on April 22, 2022, at the Auditorium of the Information and Learning Centre, Faculty of Science. The main objective of the workshop was to obtain feedback from Non-Academic Staff on how they could increase their efficiency and contribute more to the development of […]

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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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Nov
25

IDEA project trains medical staff in Advanced Molecular Diagnostics of SARS CoV-2 and Variant Identification using Oxford Nanopore Sequencing Technique

The IDEA (Identification of Emerging Agents) project was established in collaboration with Robert Koch Institute (RKI) in Berlin, Germany, Department of Zoology and Environment Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo and North Colombo Teaching Hospital (NCTH), Ragama, in 2017. This project was initiated to strengthen the capacity of rapid and reliable identification and characterization […]

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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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Sep
28

A Healthy Glass of Water Against the Silent Killer

"We are trapped between kidney diseases and day-to-day income" A common yet despairing phrase among individuals, particularly in North Central Sri Lanka. Some of them might not know that the water they drink is contaminated with inorganic species such as heavy metals and fluoride, which is considered hazardous in many parts of the world. Chronic [...]
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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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Jul
11

World Population Day 2021

The modern world blending with technology creates pathways to boost the human population. This creates many problems and in attempts to find solutions, we try to control nature. But don't forget we are only a part of this natural system. Let's not try to control nature and go beyond. It's always the other way around. [...]
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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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Jun
24

Danno Budunge “දන්නෝ බුදුන්ගේ” – Virtual choir arrangement by Euphony

In honour of the Poson Poya Day which marks the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Euphony, the Official Choir of the Faculty of Science, University of Colombo proudly presents their virtual choir arrangement of "Danno Budunge".
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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
20

Microscopes donation by CUFSAA to the Department of Zoology and Environment Sciences

Highlighting the opportunity and responsibility of past students to serve their Alma mater, Colombo University Faculty of Science Alumni Association (CUFSAA- NA) officially handed over ten bright field light microscopes (Olympus CX23) and one dissection microscope (Olympus SZX7) to the Department of Zoology and Environment Sciences. The event was graced by the Vice Chancellor, Professor […]

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Apr
15

Climate Literacy Conclave for South Asia

'Climate Literacy Conclave for South Asia' was a 2-day webinar held on April 15 and 16, 2021, with the programme of Day 1 targeting policymakers and Day 2 targeting youth voices. The event was organized jointly by The Climate Reality Project India, Earth Day Network, and Mobius Foundation to mark the anniversary of Earth Day [...]
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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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