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Feb
23

Tropical Medicine Research Center (TMRC) Project – Achievements from 2017 To Date

SCIENTIFIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND PUBLICATIONS Siriwardana Y, Deepachandi B, Weerasinghe S, Karunaweera N, Udagedara C, Warnasuriya W, Ranawaka RR, Kahawita I. (2021). First Evidence from Sri Lanka for subphenotypic diversity within L. donovani-induced classical cutaneous leishmaniasis. BioMed Research International. 2021: Article ID 3537968. https://doi.org/10.1155/2021/3537968 Silva H, Liyanage A, Deerasinghe T, Sumanasena B, Munidasa D, de Silva [...]
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May
08

Development of biodegradable pots with banana pseudostems for nurseries

There is a growing interest in home gardening especially in urban areas where vegetable seedlings raised in polythene bags are purchased from commercial nurseries. These polythene bags are essentially removed before planting. Taking this into consideration, Institute for Agro-Technology and Rural Sciences (IARS) has developed a user-friendly biodegradable pot for raring seedlings successfully which can […]

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Mar
27

Virtual Screening of Inhibitors Against Spike Glycoprotein of 2019 Novel Corona Virus: a Drug Repurposing Approach

The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a human and animal pathogen recently emerged in the city of Wuhan in Hubei province of China, causing a spectrum of severe respiratory illnesses.Corona viruses makes entry in to human cells through its spike protein that binds to cell surface receptors. Wide spread of 2019-nCoV has been attributed to relatively […]

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Jan
08

The First US patent to University of Colombo

With the intension of value addition to Sri Lanka’s natural resources by showcasing the benefits of coupling natural science with Biotechnology, a National Research Council funded project was conducted by a team of academics of the Faculties of Science and Medicine. A wide survey of macrofungi was conducted and the collection was screened for anticancer [...]
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Oct
31

ICDLE 2019 – Best Presentation Award

Dr. K.H.E.L.W Hettiarachchi from University of Colombo School of Computing won the Best Presentation Award in Learning Methods and Modes session at the 11th International Conference on Education Technology and Computers (ICDLE 2019) held on October 28-31, 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherland.

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Oct
28

Dr. Sirimal Premakumara and his team wins National Award for Research Excellence in Agriculture – 2019

Sri Lanka Council for Agriculture Research Policy, the umbrella organization of the National Agricultural Research System (NARS) that co-ordinates research and development institutes within several ministries of the country declared National Awards scheme for Research Excellence in Agriculture in 2004 to recognize outstanding achievements in agricultural research. Awardees are selected in four sectors, namely, Plantation, […]

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Oct
15

Service Learning programme wins the UNESCO Wenhui Award 2019

Service Learning Programme offered by the Career Guidance Unit, Faculty of Science has won the prestigious UNESCO Wenhui Award for Educational Innovation, 2019. Wenhui award, established by the National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for UNESCO, aims to recognize the contributions of educators and institutions which have optimized the potential of education and […]

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Aug
13

‘Waste to Treat Waste’: A revolutionary waste management process for the textile industry

A revolutionary filter technology developed at the University of Colombo use aluminium waste for treating wastewater in the textile industry. The new process is a sustainable closed-loop model that creatively uses the waste from aluminium anodizing to treat the wastewater from textile industry and any waste left at the end is converted into eco-bricks. A [...]
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Mar
19

CVCD Excellence Award 2018 to Senior Professor Premakumara de Silva

Senior Professor Premakumara de Silva – Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo was awarded the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Directors (CVCD) Research Excellence Award – 2018, for the Most Outstanding Senior researcher in the field of Social Sciences, Humanities and Aesthetic. Professor Premakumara de Silva is currently the Dean of the Faculty of […]

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Mar
19

CVCD Excellence Award 2018 to
Senior Professor Pujitha Wickramasinghe

Professor V Pujitha Wickramasinghe – Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine was awarded the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Directors (CVCD) Research Excellence Award – 2018, for the Most Outstanding Senior Researcher in the field of Health Sciences including Medicine, Dental Science, Veterinary Science and other Allied Sciences. Professor V Pujitha Wickramasinghe is a University […]

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