Postgraduate Institute of Science

Research Congress 2018

9th & 10th November 2018,
University of Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka.

About the Event

The PGIS Research Congress is the major annual research conference of the Postgraduate Institute of Science. The Congress provides an exciting opportunity to share knowledge and network with scientists from across Sri Lanka and abroad, through the presentation of cutting edge research.

Directors Message Organizing Committee

Advisory Panel

  • Vice Chancellor, University of Peradeniya (Prof. U.B. Dissanayake)
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Peradeniya (Prof. S.H.P.P. Karunaratne)
  • Director, PGIS (Prof. H.M.T.G.A. Pitawala
  • Dean, Faculty of Science (Prof. S.R. Kodituwakku)
  • Chairperson, BoS/Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Prof. R.G.S.C. Rajapakse)
  • Chairperson, BoS/Chemical Sciences (Prof. A.D.L.C. Perera)
  • Chairman, BoS/Earth Sciences (Prof. H.M.T.A. Pitawala)
  • Chairman, BoS/Environmental Science (Prof. R. Fernando)
  • Chairman, BoS/Mathematics (Dr. A.A.I. Perera)
  • Chairman, BoS/Physics (Dr. P.W.S.K. Bandaranayake)
  • Chairman, BoS/Statistics and Computer Science (Prof. P. Wijekoon)
  • Chairperson, BoS/Science Education (Prof. H.M.S.P. Madawala)
  • Chairperson, BoS/Plant Sciences (Prof. D.M.D. Yakandawala)
  • Chairperson, BoS/Zoological Sciences (Prof. S.K. Yatigammana)
  • Director, National Institute of Fundamental Studies (Prof. S. Seneweera )
  • Chairman, PGIS ResCon-2018(Dr. A.A.J.K. Gunathilake)
  • Secretary, PGIS ResCon-2018 (Dr. A.D.S.N.P. Athukorala)
  • Immediate Past Director, PGIS (Prof. H.M.D. Namal Priyantha)
  • Immediate Past Congress Chair, PGIS ResCon (Dr. A.A.S. Perera)
  • Immediate Past Congress Secretary, PGIS ResCon (Dr. H.A.I.R. Perera)

Main Organizing Committee

  • Director, PGIS (Prof. H.M.T.A. Pitawala)
  • Director, National Institute of Fundamental Studies (Prof. S. Seneweera )
  • Chairman, PGIS ResCon-2018(Dr. A.A.J.K. Gunathilake)
  • Secretary, PGIS ResCon-2018 (Dr. A.D.S.N.P. Athukorala)
  • Deputy Registrar, PGIS (Mrs. W.M.D. P. Hulugalla)
  • Senior Assistant Bursar, PGIS (Mr. R. Mudalige)
  • Convener, Ceremonial sub-committee (Dr. N. C. Bandara)
  • Convener, Editorial sub-committee (Prof. B.S.B. Karunaratne)
  • Convener, Food & Entertainment sub-committee (Dr. B.S. Dassanayake)
  • Convener, Fund raising sub-committee (Prof. H.M.T.A. Pitawala)
  • Convener, Logistics sub-committee (Prof. H.A. Dharmagunawardena)
  • Convener, Media and Publicity sub-committee (Dr. R.D. Nawarathna)
  • Convener, Registration sub-committee (Dr. S.C.K. Rubasinghe)
  • Convener, “Research Highlights of the PGIS” sub-committee (Prof. C.L. Abayasekara)
  • Convener, Technical Programme sub-committee (Dr. R.J.K.U. Ranatunga)
  • Immediate Past Congress Chair, PGIS ResCon (Dr. A.A.S. Perera)
  • Immediate Past Congress Secretary, PGIS ResCon (Dr. H.A.I.R. Perera)
  • President, YRF


  • Ceremonial: Dr. N. C. Bandara (Convener), Dr. H.T.K. Abeysundara, Dr. L.S. Nawarathna, Dr. R. De Silva, Dr. T. Ariyasena, Deputy Registrar/PGIS (Mrs. W.M.D. P. Hulugalla), Ms. Sakunthala Rasu/PGIS, Ms. Rohini Malkanthi/PGIS, Ms. Ajantha Kumari/PGIS, Mr. Suresh Wickramasinghe/PGIS, Mr. Nimesha Priyalanka/PGIS, Mr. Sashika Dahanayake/PGIS, Ms. Iresha Wanigasekara/PGIS, Ms. Samadhi Fernando/PGIS

  • Fundraising: Director PGIS (Prof. H.M.T.A. Pitawala), Dr. A.A.J.K. Gunatilake, Prof. R.G.S.C Rajapakse, Prof. Y.P.R.D. Yapa, Prof. R.M.G. Rajapakse, Dr. D. Elkaduwa/Faculty of Engineering, Deputy Bursar/PGIS (Mr. R. Mudalige), Ms. Anuradha Iddamalgoda/PGIS, Ms. Thakshila Irangani/PGIS

  • Food and Entertainment: Dr. B.S. Dassanayake (Convener), Dr. H.A.I.R. Perera, Dr. U.J.M.A.L. Jayasinghe (Dept. of Radiography and Radiotherapy, AHS), Dr. K. De Silva, Dr. N.W.B. Balasooriya, Dr. A.D.S.N.P. Athukorala, Dr. GAN Suranjith, Ms. Wajirapani Jayawardane/PGIS, Ms. Anuradha Iddamalgoda/PGIS

  • Logistics: Prof. H.A. Dharmagunawardena (Convener), Dr. T.C. Weeraratne, Dr. C. Ariyaratne, Dr. P. Perera, Ms. C. Munasinghe, Dr. W.M.A.T. Bandara, Prof. G.R.A..Kumara (NIFS), Deputy Registrar/PGIS (Mrs. W.M.D. P. Hulugalla), Deputy Bursar/PGIS (Mr. R. Mudalige), Mr. WVRD Karunaratne/PGIS, Mr. Sashika Dahanayake/PGIS, Mr. Nimesha Priyalanka/PGIS, Mr. Asanka Amarasinghe/PGIS, Mr. Hemantha Gannila/PGIS, Ms. Indu Dissanayaka/PGIS, Mr. Wijeratne Banda/PGIS, Mr. Kosala Heenkenda/PGIS, Mr. AMUGD Priyanga/PGIS

  • Media-Publicity: Dr. R.D. Nawarathna(Convener), Dr. S.P. Abeysundara, Mr. P. Gunathilake, Dr. C.P. Jayalath, Dr. R.J.K.U. Ranathunga, Mr. Asanka Amarasinghe/PGIS, Mr. Nimesha Priyalanka/PGIS, Mr. Anushka Liyandeniya/PGIS

  • Registration: Dr. S.C.K. Rubasinghe (Convener), Dr. W.A.P.P. de Silva, Dr. D. Uduwela, Dr. R. Siyambalapitiya, Dr. P. Wijesinghe, Dr. N. Koralegedera, Assistant Registrar/PGIS (Ms. S.G. Rajapura), Ms. Ajantha Kumari/PGIS, Mr. Suresh Wickramasinghe/PGIS, Ms. Samanmali Ranasinghe/PGIS, Ms. Samadhi Fernando/PGIS, Ms. Pavithra Rajaratne/PGIS

  • Research Highlights of the PGIS: Prof. C.L. Abayasekara (Convener), Prof. H.M.S.P. Madawala, Dr. G. Jayasuriya, Dr. S. Gunathilake, Dr. S. Kumburegama, Dr. B.M.K. Premasiri, Prof. L. Jayasinghe (NIFS), Ms. Iresha Wanigasekera/PGIS

  • Technical Programme Committee: Dr. R.J.K.U. Ranathunga (Convener), Dr. J. Damunupola, Dr. E. Dayaratne, Dr. A. Amarasinghe, Mr. G. Ellepola, Dr. T. Ariyasena, Dr. P.L. Dharmapriya, Mr. E. Dananjaya, Mr. Asanka Amarasinghe/PGIS, Mr. Niroshana Kumarasinghe/PGIS

Editorial Sub-Committee

  • Prof. B.S.B. Karunaratne (Editor-in-Chief)
  • Prof. H.M.D. Namal Priyantha
  • Prof. H.M.S.P. Madawala
  • Prof. A.A.I. Perera
  • Prof. A.D.L.C. Perera
  • Prof. W.A.I.P. Karunarathne
  • Prof. R. Weerasooriya (NIFS)
  • Ms. Sakunthala Rasu /PGIS


Research presentations will be held under five broad themes.

Earth and Environmental Sciences
Information & Communication Technology (ICT),
Mathematics and Statistics
Life Sciences
Physical Sciences
Science Education

Important Dates

●   Calling for Abstracts: 22nd May 2018
●   Deadline for Abstracts: 22nd July 2018
●   Notification of Acceptance 31st August 2018
●   Submission of Revised Abstracts 15th September 2018
●   Early Bird Registration: 15th September  -   15th October 2018
●   Regular Registration: 16th October  -  31st October 2018

Submit an Abstract

Novel research may be submitted for either oral or poster presentation at the PGIS RESCON 2018. Submissions should include the abstract (for publishing in the Proceedings); the extended abstract (for reviewing); the signed author declaration form; and the completed author checklist.

Completed submissions can be made through the PCMS website

Log on to PCMS Site


Registration for the Congress provides access to the Congress dinner, printed material including the Proceedings and Technical programme, and lunch & refreshments during technical sessions.

Early Bird Registration
15th September - 15th October

● Students Rs. 750/=
● Others Rs. 1250/=
● International Registrants USD 75

Regular Registration
16th October - 31st October

● Students Rs. 1250/=
● Others Rs. 2000/=
● International Registrants USD 100

Options for Registration

Registration can be done using the online registration system or manually.

Option 1 : Online Registration
Online registration can be done through the PCMS-Registration website

Log on to PCMS-Registration Site

Option 2: Manual Registration
Download the registration form and send the completed form to:

The Congress Office, Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Registration Form (Word)
Registration Form (pdf)

Contact the Organizers

Feel free to email us at
with any questions, or suggestions

General Inquiries: Dr. Sarangi Athukorala +94 (76) 872-3626
Registration: Ms. Ajantha Kumari +94 (81) 239-4796