1. The Editorial Committee for the Annual Research Symposium of the University of Colombo invites the academic staff members and the postgraduate students of the University of Colombo to submit abstracts to be considered for presentation at the technical sessions of the Annual Research Symposium to be held in October 2015. Every abstract must be accompanied by an extended abstract, which together should be based on original research work. All accepted abstracts will be published in the Proceedings of the Annual Research Symposium 2015 of the University of Colombo.

2. The deadline for submission of abstracts and extended abstracts:21st August 2015

3. Guidelines for preparation of abstracts and extended abstracts are attached. Please follow the instructions carefully and note that abstracts and extended abstracts not prepared according to the guidelines provided, or submitted after the deadline, will not be considered.

To be considered, each submission should include the following three documents:

i.  Abstract – within the range of 300-350 words

ii. Extended abstract (inclusive of background, objectives, research design/materials and methods, results/findings, conclusions) or Synopsis- not exceeding 1,000 words


iii. The author’s declaration form.


4. Important deadline:Authors should send in their abstracts and extended abstracts along with the author’s declaration form to the respective Editorial Committee faculty representative on or before the 21st August 2015.

The following members were appointed as the Editorial Committee members to represent each Faculty:

Conference ChairDr. Sampath Seneviratne
Administrative SecretaryMr. Damitha Ratnayake
(Actg. AR: Academic and Publications)
Inauguration Committee
Dr Nirmalee PallewattaChair of the committee (Zoology)
Ms Udapadie LiyanageLaw
Prof. JASK JayakodyManagement
Dr Sudarshani WasalathanthriPhysiology
Dr Tudor WeerasingheSri Palee Campus
Dr Chandana AluthgeEconomics
Dr Dilrukshi AbeysingheSociology
Dr Shrinika WeerakoonSDC
Dr Dilushan JayasundaraPhysics
Dr Mayuri WijesingheZoology
Ms Jivendra WickramasingheNuclear Sciences
Mr M A M HakeemLaw
Dr Lakshman WeddikarageSocial Science Education
Mr. WAS DishankaBusiness Economics
Mr Rajistha SeneviratneBusiness Economics
Dr Sarath WidanagamaFGS
Ms Sajeewani SomaratneLibrary
Editorial Committee
Dr. Ranil D. GuneratneChair of the committee (Chemistry)
Dr Dilshani DissanayakeFaculty of Medicine
Prof Neloufer De Mel Faculty of Arts
Prof Marie PereraFaculty of Education
Ms Naazima KamardeenFaculty of Law
Ms UKMI UdunuwaraFaculty of Management & Finance
Dr. Gayani GalhenaFaculty of Science
Dr Sudeera RanwalaFaculty of Graduate Studies
Dr Dharmakeerthi Sri RanjanSri Palee Campus
Ms Kalpana Manatunga Library
Information and Publicity Committee
Dr Hiran JayaweeraChair of the committee (Physics)
Prof Upul SonnadaraPhysics
Prof Samantha HerathJournalism
Dr Ashani TilakaratneChemistry
Ms Kumudu SeneviratneScience and Technology education
Ms Samanthi MillawithanarachchiLibrary
Food and Refreshments Committee
Dr Nirmalie WijayagunawardanaChair of the committee (History)
Prof Deepika FernandoParasitology
Ms Jeevani HerathSocial Sciences Education
Dr Kumudika BoyagodaDemography

For any futher information, please contact the Assistant Registrar/Academic and Publications.

e-mail address: acpbuoc@gmail.com


Dr. Ranil D. Guneratne,

Chair – Editorial Committee

Annual Research Symposium – 2015