Postgraduate Institute of Science

RESCON 2021

October 29-31, 2021

The Premier Postgraduate Research Congress of Sri Lanka.

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Camera-ready Abstract Collection is in Progress 240 abstracts were submitted for RESCON 2021. We thank all the authors for taking their time to submit an abstract. The review process is almost complete and the authors will get the notification as we get the reviews.

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About PGIS RESCON 2021

The PGIS Research Congress is the major annual research conference of the Postgraduate Institute of Science. The congress provides an excellent platform to share knowledge and network with scientists across the country and abroad through the presentation of cutting-edge research.

The Congress will be held on the 29th, 30th, and 31th of October 2021. The Inauguration Ceremony, together with the keynote speech by distinguished scientist, will be held on the 29th of October, and the Technical Sessions will be held on 30th and 31st of October at the PGIS.

RESCON 2021 will be completely online, due to the current health situation of the country. The guideline for presentation preparation can be found in the guidelines section.

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RESCON 2020 (5th, 6th, and 7th November 2020) in Pictures.

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Speakers of RESCON 2021

Keynote Speaker

Prof Sagarika Ekanayake

Prof Sagarika Ekanayake

Senior Professor in Biochemistry

Sagarika Ekanayake is a senior professor in biochemistry at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. She is a graduate of the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and she obtained her PhD in Applied Nutrition and Food Chemistry from the University of Lund, Sweden, in 2005. Her fields of expertise include Food Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Applied Nutrition.

Prof Sagarika is an eminent researcher in various fields, with 47 publications in peer-reviewed indexed journals and more than 200 communications, including presentations at international/regional conferences and national annual scientific sessions of scientific organizations. Her research has been recognized with Presidential Awards (5 times), NRC Merit Awards, USJP Research Award, and other accolades. Her current research includes studies on nutritional value and glycaemic response of traditional Sri Lankan rice varieties, proximate and functional properties of composite flours, and nanocomposites and bioactivities.

As an academic, Prof Sagarika has been active as an administrator as well as a supervisor. She was the President of the Institute of Chemistry, Ceylon, and Dean of the College of Chemical Sciences, IChem, from 2019 to 2020. Furthermore, she served as the Head of the Department of Biochemistry in the Faculty of Medicine, USJ, from 2011 to 2013. In addition, she has advised 6 PhD candidates, more than 15 MPhil/MSc candidates, and numerous undergraduates.

A grantee of more than 15 highly sought after research grants, Prof Sagarika is one of the most eminent scientists in Sri Lanka. She has been cited among leading professionals of the world (Marquis who is who in the world) and top 100 educators by International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, in 2014. As the organizing committee of RESCON 2021, we will be honoured to host Prof Sagarika Ekanayake as the keynote speaker of the Inauguration Ceremony.

Distinguished Guests

Holger Seubert

Mr. Holger Seubert

Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Sri Lanka

The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Sri Lanka, Holger Seubert, was born in 1966 in Erlangen, Bavaria. He graduated in 1993 and started his career as a diplomat in the same year. As a foreign diplomat, he has served in Uganda, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Maldives. He is serving as the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany since 2020.

Prof. M. D. Lamawansa

Prof. M. D. Lamawansa

Vice-chancellor, Univeristy of Peradeniya

Prof. M. D. Lamawansa is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna in 1984. He completed his PhD in 1994, from the University of Perth, Australia. He is an eminent surgeon, scientist, and an accomplished administrator who has excelled in many facets of life. He will be gracing the occasion as the guest of honour.

Invited Speakers

Theme Speakers

Guidelines for Speakers and Participants
The deadline for abstracts submission was on the 15th August, 2021. A total of 240 abstracts were recieved for the conference this year. After a lengthy review process, we have accepted about 200 abstracts. Currently, we are at the final stages of getting the camera-ready abstracts to finish the proceedings book.

Authors have been notified about acceptance and registration.

If you have not registered yet, we have good news for you. We extended the early-bird registration until the 15th October, 2021.

Please see the guidelines in other tabs for presentation preparation.

In alignment with the current health guidelines in the country, the conference is moved online. The presenters will present via the zoom link that is sent to them on the day of the technical program. See the corresponding tabs for guidelines on for presentaters.
Camera-ready submission process is almost complete. The proceedings book will be sent to print shortly. If you are one of the few authors who did not submit the camera-ready abstract, please do at your earliest.

Please submit the author declaration form, duly signed by all authors, if you have not already done so. We will have to remove the abstract from the proceedings if the author declaration form is not received.

Author Declaration Form Camera-Ready Guidelines Camera-Ready Template

Each author will be given 10 minutes for the presentation, and 5 minutes will be allocated for questions after the presentation. There will also be a panel discussion of 20 minutes at the end of each session, led by the session chairs. Please refer technical session’s program for more details.

The session chairpersons will be instructed to strictly adhere to the above time limit. We expect support of the presenters to conduct the sessions successfully.

Authors are instructed to prepare their presentations in PowerPoint format (or LaTeX beamer) covering maximum of 10-15 slides to comply with the above time allocation. You will be contacted by an academic staff member regarding the pre-recording and rehearsal.

Presentation Preperation Guidelines Online Presentation Guidelines (will be uploaded soon) PowerPoint (2017) Presentation Template

Registration is still open, and early-bird registration is still ON! Please register using the link below, we will keep early-bird registration open until 15th of October, 2021.

Local Students

Registration Type

Registration Fee

Early Bird Registration

(On or before 15/10/2021)

LKR 750

Regular Registration

(On or before 22/10/2021)

LKR 1250

Other Local

Registration Type

Registration Fee

Early Bird Registration

(On or before 15/10/2021)

LKR 1250

Regular Registration

(On or before 22/10/2021)

LKR 2000

International Scholars

Registration Type

Registration Fee

Early Bird Registration

(On or before 15/10/2021)

USD 20

Regular Registration

(On or before 22/10/2021)

USD 30

Other International

Registration Type

Registration Fee

Early Bird Registration

(On or before 15/10/2021)

USD 75

Regular Registration

(On or before 22/10/2021)

USD 100

Online Registration Link

Since this is an online presentation, the participants can join the live presentation anytime. You can switch between sessions, and even switch between presentations. However, your audio will be off for the duration of the session. You can communicate with the panelists (chairs, host and presenters) using the chat. You can ask questions using the chat. We will give a set of guidelines soon.

Online Participant Guidelines
(Link will be updated soon)
Technical Programme of RESCON 2021

This is the section you need to access to get to the technical sessions when we start the live program. In each of the tabs, there will be links to each session, and each live presentation.

We will keep updating this as we come up with the final presentation plan. The links will be available a day prior to the inauguration session.

If you are a participant, you must click on the corresponding live link to register prior to the session. If you want to attend multiple presentations in different parallel sessions, you can do so by registering in all sessions you need, before the start of the session (not presentation). Once you register, you can switch between presentations and enjoy.

If you are a presenter, please see the corresponding theme in the tabs for locating your abstract, or download the full technical program below.(to be uploaded)
You can also access the PGIS Research Highlights or the full technical program below.(to be uploaded)

PGIS Research Highlights 2020 RESCON 2020 Technical Program
Earth and Environmental Sciences 1 - Saturday 30th October, 2021 (8:00 - 10:00 am)
TimeTheme / Session Number  Session ChairsAcademic CoordinatorSession Link
8.00-10.00 amEES1 / A11  Prof. Rohan Fernando and Prof. Sanjeewa MalaviarachchiDr. Bhathiya Athurupana (771114752)Will be updated
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
8.00-8.1593IMPACT ANALYSIS OF GEM MINING BY RIVER BED DREDGING IN THE UPPER CATCHMENT TRIBUTARIES OF KALU GANGA, SRI LANKAA11.1P.W.D.D. Wijelath
8.15-8.3097GEOTECHNICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF CLAY SOILS FROM THE SOUTHERN TO EASTERN LOWLANDS OF SRI LANKA: IMPLICATIONS FOR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONSA11.2T.W.C. Lakmal
8.30-8.45101DEVELOPING A RELIABLE MONITORING FRAMEWORK TO DETECT ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES NEAR MINING AREAS: A REMOTE SENSING APPROACHA11.3S. Thiruchittampalam
8.45-9.00124USE OF REMOTE SENSING DATA TO IDENTIFY THE TEMPERATURE VERTICAL STRUCTURE OF THE WATERS AROUND SRI LANKAA11.4M.U. Swarnamalie
9.00-9.15170GEOLOGICAL FACTORS AND THEIR EFFECT ON CUT SLOPE INSTABILITIES: CASE STUDY FROM BELIATTA ON EXTENSION OF SOUTHERN EXPRESSWAYA11.5M.M.C.M. Weerasekara
9.15-9.30213GEOSPATIAL TECHNIQUES TO IDENTIFY THE RELATIONSHIP AMONG NDBI, NDVI AND LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE: A CASE STUDY IN COLOMBO DISTRICT, SRILANKAA11.6A.V.U.B. Gunawardana1
9.30-10.00Panel Discussion  
Earth and Environmental Sciences 2 - Saturday 30th October, 2021 (11:00 am - 12:30 pm)
TimeTheme  Session ChairsAcademic CoordinatorSession Link
10.30-12.30EES2 / A12  Prof. Sudharma Yatigammana and Dr. Sarangi AthukoralaDr. Nadeesha Koralegedara (776185648)Will be updated
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
10.30-11.00 Invited speech by Prof. Nalin Ratnayake  
11.00-11.1557SPATIO-TEMPORAL DISTRIBUTION OF CHLOROPHYLL-A WHICH REPRESENT PHYTOPLANKTON BIOMASS OF SOUTHWESTERN OCEAN OF SRI LANKA CONCERNING DIFFERENT ISOBATH ZONES, LEGALIZED ZONES, AND MONSOON PATTERNSA12.1G.A.J Sandamali
11.15-11.3096LOSS OF KOTTE MARSHLAND: CAUSES AND ITS IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENTA12.2K. Nishanthi
11.30-11.45193ASSESSMENT OF MEAN SEA LEVEL VARIATION FROM TIDE GAUGE AND ALTIMETRY DATA IN COLOMBO, SRI LANKAA12.3H.M.I. Prasanna
11.45-12.00246PAST HUMAN-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS IN THE SOUTHERN COASTAL AREA, SRI LANKA FROM MID-HOLOCENE TO LATE HOLOCENE: GEOCHEMICAL EVIDENCESA12.4K.P.M. Weerarathne
12.00-12.30Panel Discussion  
Earth and Environmental Sciences 3 - Saturday 30th October, 2021 (1:00 - 3:00 pm)
TimeTheme  Session ChairsAcademic CoordinatorSession Link
1.00-3.00EES3 / E11  Prof. Tilak Hewawasam and Prof. Sunethra GunatilakeDr. Bhathiya Athurupana (771114752)Will be updated
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
1.00-1.1516VARIATION IN AVAILABLE PHOSPHORUS CONCENTRATION IN SOIL SAMPLES COLLECTED FROM PADDY LANDS IN SRI LANKAE11.1N.A.S.A. Neththasinghe
1.15-1.3036POTENTIAL USE OF VARIOUS BIOCHARS PRODUCED FROM DIFFERENT PLANT MATERIALS ON PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PROPERTIES IN SLOPING LANDS SOILSE11.2K.G.S. Madhushani
1.30-1.45145Geochemical and Microstructural Characterization of Gallbladder Stones: Implication of BiomineralizationE11.3K. Jayasoma1
1.45-2.00178ENRICHMENT OF RARE EARTH ELEMENTS IN RELATION TO MINERAL PARAGENESIS IN WEATHERED CARBONATITE ENVIRONMENTE11.4G.T.D. Chandrakumara
2.00-2.15192ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE: A COMPARATIVE STUDY USING POLLUTED AND UNPOLLUTED SOILE11.5P.A.T.V. Athukorala
2.15-2.30208RARE EARTH ELEMENTS IN TEA GROWING SOILS FROM DIFFERENT AGRO-CLIMATIC REGIONS OF SRI LANKAE11.6Niluka Wickramasinghe
2.30-2.45218DEVELOPMENT OF ACID SULFATE SOILS IN COLOMBO SUBURB, SRI LANKAE11.7M.W.WG.Y.D.S. Madugalle
2.45-3.00Panel Discussion (If time permits)  
Earth and Environmental Sciences 4 - Saturday 30th October, 2021 (3:00 - 5:30 am)
TimeTheme / Session Number  Session ChairsAcademic CoordinatorSession Link
3.30-5.30EES4 / E12  Prof. Namal priyantha and Prof. Swarna WimalasiriDr. Manjula Wijesinghe (706223000)Will be updated
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
3.30-3.4520PREPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF BIODEGRADABLE CASSAVA STARCH THIN FILMS USING MICROWAVE METHODE12.1S.M. Amaraweera
3.45-4.0021THE EFFECT OF PHTHALIC ACID ON STRUCTURAL, MECHANICAL AND WATER RESISTANCE PROPERTIES OF BIODEGRADABLE CASSAVA STARCH/POLYVINYL ALCHOHOL THIN FILMSE12.2O.H.P. Gunawardene
4.00-4.1525ENHANCED PHOTOCATALYTIC ACTIVITY OF Fe DOPED ZnO NANOPARTICLES AND THE INFLUENCE OF CO-POLLUTANTSE12.3Nishadi Lokuge
4.15-4.3028DEVELOPMENT OF CASSAVA BAGASSE REINFORCED THERMOPLASTIC CASSAVA STARCH SHEETSE12.4N.M.L. Fernando
4.30-4.4553BIOETHANOL PRODUCTION FROM CHARA GLOBULARIS USING YEAST AND YIELD IMPROVEMENT BY OPTIMIZATION OF CONDITIONSE12.5E.J.S.B.A. Christy
4.45-5.00151RAPID SYNTHESIS OF GRAPHENE OXIDE USING SRI LANKAN NATURAL VEIN GRAPHITEE12.6A.V.R.S. Koswaththa
5.00-5.15177EFFECTS OF IMPURITIES OF ROCK PHOSPHATE DEPOSITS IN SRI LANKA FOR THE PRODUCTION OF FERTILIZER FOR SHORT TERM CROPSE12.7G.T.D. Chandrakumara
5.15-5.30Panel Discussion (If time permits)  
Earth and Environmental Sciences 5 - Sunday 31st October, 2021 (8:00 - 10:00 am)
TimeTheme  Session ChairAcademic CoordinatorSession Link
8.00-10.00EES5 / A21  Prof. Chandani Perera and Prof. H.A. DharmagunawardanaDr. Apsara Wijenayake (+94713525108)Will be updated
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
8.00-8.1537A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF Canna indica AND Eleocharis dulcis ON BOD5 AND COD IN DAIRY WASTEWATER THROUGH HORIZONTAL SUB SURFACE FLOW CONSTRUCTED WETLANDA21.1K.G.S. Madhushani
8.15-8.3059REMOVAL OF LEAD IONS IN WASTEWATER USING THERMALLY REGENERATED DIATOMACEOUS EARTH FROM SPENT DIATOMACEOUS EARTHA21.2M.W.E.H. Wimalarathna
8.30-8.4581POTENTIAL OF HEAVY MINERALS AROUND THE KOKKILAI LAGOON OF NORTHEAST SRI LANKAA21.3M.D.C.K. Wijesiri
8.45-9.0091SYNTHESIS OF ?-Fe2O3 COATED SAND FOR ADSORPTIVE REMOVAL OF FLUORIDE IONS FROM DRINKING WATERA21.4W. A. D. K Senevinanda
9.00-9.15152IDENTIFICATION OF DRINKING WATER WELLS WITH HIGH FLUORIDE ION CONCENTRATIONS IN HAMBANTOTA DISTRICT, SRI LANKAA21.5W.G.D. Chathurangi
9.15-9.30169COMPREHENSIVE GEOCHEMICAL ASSESSMENT OF GROUNDWATER IN THE YAN OYA RIVER BASIN, SRI LANKAA21.6W.A.C. Udeshani
9.30-9.45191EFFECTIVENESS OF MONOCHORIA VAGINALIS TO TREAT DAIRY WASTEWATER IN ALUM SLUDGE BASED CONSTRUCTED WETLAND SYSTEMA21.7H.R.T. Cooray
9.45-10.00201APPLICATION OF FACTOR ANALYSIS IN GROUNDWATER CLASSIFICATION IN NEETIYAGAMA, ANURADHAPURAA21.8Rukshagini Pathmanathan
Earth and Environmental Sciences 6 - Sunday 31st October, 2021 (10:30 am - 12:30 pm)
TimeTheme  Session ChairAcademic CoordinatorSession Link
10.30-12.30EES6 / A22  Prof. Gehan Jaysooriya and Prof. Sumudu RubasingheMr. Chinthaka Weeraratne (0712459124)Will be updated
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
10.30-10.4527AVIFAUNAL DIVERSITY ASSOCIATED WITH BENTOTA RIVER MANGROVE, SOUTHWESTERN SRI LANKA: IMPLICATIONS FOR CONSERVATIONA22.1B.H.S.M. Gunawardana
10.45-11.0058SOCIO-ECONOMIC DETERMINANTS OF CROP CHOICE: THE CASE OF VEGETABLE FARMING IN KALPITIYA, SRI LANKAA22.2I.V. Kuruppu
11.00-11.1567TREES TO CAPTURE AIRBORNE PARTICLES IN URBAN ENVIRONMENTSA22.3R.M.B.A. Bandara
11.15-11.3084VARIETAL RESPONSE OF CHILLI (CAPSICUM ANNUM) TO LOW CONCENTRATIONS OF NITROGEN UNDER IN VITRO CONDITIONSA22.4A.S. Jathunarachchi
11.30-11.45158CHLOROPHYLL CONTENT AND PEROXIDASE ACTIVITY AS BIOMARKERS IN SCREENING RICE VARIETIES AGAINST IRON (Fe2+) TOXICITYA22.5H.M.M.Y.Mudalige
11.45-12.00159POTENTIAL OF USING INVASIVE PETIVERIA ALLIACEA FOR FEEDING GOATS IN TOTAL MIXED RATIONSA22.6E.D.C.T. Chandrasekara
12.00-12.30Panel Discussion  
Earth and Environmental Sciences 7 - Sunday 31st October, 2021 (1:30 - 3:30 pm)
TimeTheme  Session ChairAcademic CoordinatorSession Link
1.30-3.30EES7 / E21  Prof. Suyama Boyagoda and Prof. Priyanka De SilvaDr. Rajitha Ranasinghe (705580514)Will be updated
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
1.00-1.1568POPULATION DYNAMICS OF THE INDIAN CRESTED PORCUPINE (HYSTRIX INDICA) AT THE UDAWATTEKELE FOREST RESERVE, KANDY, SRI LANKAE21.1S.S.K. Samarasekara Thadhani
1.15-1.3079CONTAMINATION STATUS AND EFFECT OF TRIBUTYLTIN (TBT) ON REPRODUCTIVE IMPAIRMENT OF MOLLUSKSE21.2K.R.V. Bandara
1.30-1.45135ASSESSMENT OF HUMAN-LEOPARD CONFLICT IN SELECTED TEA PLANTATION ECOSYSTEMS IN THE HILL COUNTRY OF SRI LANKAE21.3K.Vinojkumar
1.45-2.00163DIVERSITY AND ABUNDANCE OF WATERBIRDS IN DELFT ISLAND, JAFFNA, SRI LANKAE21.4A.Nitharsan
2.00-2.15164ASSESSMENT OF CATCH COMPOSITION FROM SHRIMP TRAWL LANDING OFF THE COAST OF GURUNAGAR, JAFFNAE21.5K.Saruga
2.15-2.30167VALLAI AND THONDAMANARU AREAS AS NATURE-BASED ECOTOURISM DESTINATIONS IN THE JAFFNA PENINSULA, SRI LANKAE21.6Packiyanathan Rajkumar
2.30-2.45194DETERMINATION OF EFFECTIVENESS OF ARTIFICIAL WETLAND IN TREATING LIVESTOCK WASTEWATERE21.7P.A.R.D. Alwis
2.45-3.00Panel Discussion (If time permits)  
ICT, Mathematics and Statistics 1 - Saturday 30th October, 2021 (8:00 - 10:00 am)
TimeTheme  Session ChairAcademic CoordinatorSession Link
8.00-10.00ICTMS1/ B11  Prof. S.R. Kodituwakku and Dr. A. J. PinidiyaarachchiDr. Jagath Senarathne (0777858099)Will be updated
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
8.00-8.1524TRANSFER LEARNING FOR PLANT LEAF DISEASE CLASSIFICATION WITH CONVOLUTIONAL NEURAL NETWORKSB11.1S. Meruja
8.15-8.3073ENERGY-AWARE SELF CONFIGURATION FOR SCHEDULED IOT DEVICESB11.2Lahiru J. Ekanayake
8.30-8.4580CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS AMONG UNDERGRADUATES: A CASE STUDY OF ARTS UNDERGRATUATES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLOMBOB11.3L.A.D.M. Dissanayake
8.45-9.0085ACCEPTANCE OF MOBILE BANKING SERVICES OFFERED BY SRI LANKAN COMMERCIAL BANKSB11.4D. A. G. Nayanajith
9.00-9.15216TINY SUSPICIOUS OBJECTS DETECTION IN SECURITY SURVEILLANCEB11.5K. Thiruthanigesan
9.15-9.30241INTELLIGENT LECTURE RECORDING USING HUMAN AND GESTURE RECOGNITIONB11.6L.W. Amarasinghe
9.30-10.00Panel Discussion  
ICT, Mathematics and Statistics 2 - Saturday 30th October, 2021 (11:00 am - 12:30 pm)
TimeTheme  Session ChairAcademic CoordinatorSession Link
10.30-12.30ICTMS2/ B12  Prof. R.D. Yapa and Dr. S.P. AbeysundaraDr. Mahasen Dehideniya (775145065)Will be updated
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
10.30-11.00 Invited Speech By Prof. M.R.Sooriyaarachchi  
11.00-11.1512AN ADOPTION OF THE RIDGE ESTIMATOR IN THE POISSON-MODIFICATION OF THE QUASI LINDLEY REGRESSION MODEL TO OVERCOME MULTICOLLINEARITYB12.1R. Tharshan
11.15-11.3039A NOVEL COMPARATIVE MACHINE LEARNING APPROACH FOR AIR QUALITY FORECASTINGB12.2H.M.H.K. Herath
11.30-11.4572TIME SERIES MODELLING AND FORECASTING OF DENGUE INCIDENCE IN JAFFNA DISTRICT, SRI LANKAB12.3T. Thanusika
11.45-12.0098EMPIRICAL AND MULTIVARIATE EPIDEMIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS ON COVID-19 PANDEMICB12.4S.H.M.B.A. Samarasinghe
12.00-12.15142ANALYSIS OF ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN SRI LANKAB12.5P.I.N.Kehelbedda
12.15-12.30Panel Discussion (If time permits)  
ICT, Mathematics and Statistics 3 - Saturday 30th October, 2021 (1:00 - 3:00 pm)
TimeTheme  Session ChairAcademic CoordinatorSession Link
1.00-3.00ICTMS3 / F11  Prof. W.B. Daundasekera and Dr. Rekha De SilvaDr. Tharindu Dewasurendara (772269636)Will be updated
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
1.00-1.1517ANALYSIS OF COLOMBO STOCK EXCHANGE BY SELECTING RISK MINIMIZED PORTFOLIOS AND SHARES THROUGH MODERN PORTFOLIO THEOREM AND CAPITAL ASSET PRICING MODELF11.1Y.M. Manamperi
1.15-1.3044A LINEAR PROGRAMMING MODEL FOR A CASE STUDY IN WATER RESERVOIR MANAGEMENTF11.2R.M.V. Lakmini
1.30-1.4563APPROXIMATE ANALYTIC SOLUTION FOR THE KORTEWEG-DE VRIES EQUATION VIA THE METHOD OF DIRECTLY DEFINING THE INVERSE MAPPINGF11.3W.H.D.T. Karunarathna
1.45-2.0099MATHEMATICAL MODELLINGS FOR FINGERING PHENOMENON OF INCLINE OIL LAYERS WITH AND WITHOUT CONSIDERING THE MASS FLOW RATES AND THEIR SOLUTIONS USING THE METHOD OF DIRECTLY DEFINING THE INVERSE MAPPINGF11.4C. W. Sahabandu
2.00-2.15166EFFECT OF MAGNETIC FIELD ON BOUNDARY LAYER FLOW OF NANOFLUID USING THE METHOD OF DIRECTLY DEFINING THE INVERSE MAPPINGF11.5A.M.P.S. Adhikari
2.15-2.30242THE OUTBREAK'S MODELING OF DENGUE FEVER USING THE MODIFIED SEIR MODEL IN JAFFNA DISTRICTF11.6T. Thanusika
2.30-3.00Panel Discussion  
ICT, Mathematics and Statistics 4 - Saturday 30th October, 2021 (3:30 - 5:30 pm)
TimeTheme  Session ChairAcademic CoordinatorSession Link
3.30-5.30ICTMS4 / F12  Dr. G.W.R.M.R. Palamakumbura and Dr. M. T. M. DewasurendraMs. Thamalika Dissanayake (0715679062)Will be updated
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
3.30-3.4592CLUSTER-FIRST ROUTE-SECOND HEURISTIC ALGORITHMS FOR THE CAPACITATED VEHICLE ROUTING PROBLEMF12.1D.C. Thilakasiri
3.45-4.00104A NEW CLASS OF HYBRID THIRD-ORDER APPROXIMATIONS FOR FRACTIONAL DERIVATIVES AND APPLICATIONSF12.2W.A. Gunarathna
4.00-4.15181NUMERICAL SOLUTIONS OF STEADY FREE FLOW OVER POROUS MEDIA USING COMSOL MULTIPHYSICSF12.3R.Thushanthani
4.15-4.30185PARAREAL - RADIAL BASIS FUNCTION-FINITE DIFFERENCE (RBF-FD) FRAMEWORK FOR SOLVING TIME-DEPENDENT PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONSF12.4N.L. Dissanayake (International)
4.30-4.45204IDENTIFICATION OF IMPACT OF THE DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL DYNAMICS ON ASSORTMENT PLANNING OF AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTSF12.5M. Maduka Balasooriya
4.45-5.00229WITH-IN-HOST MATHEMATICAL MODELING FOR COVID-19F12.6P.A.S.Nayanananda
5.00-5.30Panel Discussion  
ICT, Mathematics and Statistics 5 - Sunday 31st October, 2021 (8:00 - 10:00 am)
TimeTheme  Session ChairAcademic CoordinatorSession Link
8.00-10.00ICTMS5 / B21  Dr.A.A.S Perera and Dr. M.I.M IshakDr. Chathurika Athapattu (779226491)Will be updated
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
8.00-8.15125A NOVEL IMPROVEMENT IN RSA ALGORITHMB21.1H.M.M. Chathurangi
8.15-8.30162AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH FOR ANTIMAGIC LABELLING OF A WHEEL GRAPH USING THE CONCEPT OF A PATH GRAPHB21.2K.M.P.G.S.C. Kapuhennayake
8.30-8.45173AN ALTERNATIVE METHOD OF CONSTRUCTING SYMMETRIC HADAMARD MATRICES OF ORDER 2(q+1), WHERE q1?(mod 4)B21.3A.P. Batuwita
8.45-9.00174AN METHOD OF CONSTRUCTING HADAMARD MATRICES OF ORDER 2^(n+1) (q+1) WHERE q1?(mod 4)B21.4A.P. Batuwita
9.00-9.15198ACYCLICITY OF COMPLEMENTS OF σ-COMPACT WEAKLY INFINITE-DIMENSIONAL SUBSETS IN THE HILBERT CUBEB21.5V. L. Morawaliyadda
9.15-9.30199ON CONNECTEDNESS PROPERTIES OF COMPLEMENT OF CLOSED HAUSDORFF WEAKLY INFINITE-DIMENSIONAL SUBSET IN THE MODULI SPACE OF ALL COMPLETE RIEMANNIAN METRICS ON THE PLANEB21.6M.M.S.H.K. Marasinghe
9.30-9.45205PRIME LABELING OF THE SKELETON OF A SPIDERB21.7W.K.M. Indunil
9.45-10.00Panel Discussion (If time permits)  
ICT, Mathematics and Statistics 6 - Sunday 31st October, 2021 (10:30 am - 12:30 pm)
TimeTheme  Session ChairAcademic CoordinatorSession Link
10.30-12.15ICTMS6 / B22  Dr. R.D. Nawarathna and Dr. H. Usoof.Ms. Niluka Rodrigo (710176)327Will be updated
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
10.30-10.45210LSTM NEURAL NETWORK MODEL TO FORECAST TEMPERATUREB22.1A.G.S. Polgolla
10.45-11.00200PROVIDE A RECOMMENDATION TO THE FEMALE FASHION INDUSTRY BASED ON SOCIAL MEDIA USING DEEP LEARNINGB22.2P.K..P.G. Panduwawala
11.00-11.1515A LONG SHORT-TERM MEMORY NETWORK TO PREDICT DAILY PLATTS PRICE PER BARREL OF AUTO DIESELB22.3W.K.R. Madhubhashitha
11.15-11.30147CONNECTIVITY MATRIX REPRESENTATION OF GRAPHS OBTAINED BY GRAPH OPERATIONS ON COMPLETE BIPARTITE GRAPHSB22.4M.G.U.S Gunawardana
11.30-11.45211ANALYSIS OF THE GLOBAL TRENDS IN THE DATA SCIENCE INDUSTRYB22.5A.G.S. Polgolla
11.45-12.15Panel Discussion  
Life Sciences 1 - Saturday 30th October, 2021 (8:00 - 10:00 am)
TimeTheme  Session ChairAcademic CoordinatorSession Link
8.00-10.00LS1 / C11  Prof. D.M.D. Yakandawala and Prof. S.C.K. RubasingheMs. Vindya Nishadhi (712398439)Will be updated
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
8.00-8.151CHARACTERIZATION OF EXTRACELLULAR POLYMERIC SUBSTANCES OF CYANOBACTERIAL, FUNGAL AND BACTERIAL BIOFILM COMPLEXES BY LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY-MASS SPECTROMETRY AND FOURIER TRANSFORM INFRARED SPECTROSCOPYC11.1M. Premarathna
8.15-8.303STRESS TOLERANT RHIZOBIAL STRAINS INHABITING CLITORIA TERNATEA L. IN ANURADHAPURA DISTRICT, SRI LANKAC11.2P.T.M.K.C. Tennakoon
8.30-8.458BIOFILM BIOFERTILIZER MITIGATES HEALTH RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH POTENTIALLY TOXIC TRACE ELEMENT ACCUMULATION IN RICE GRAINSC11.3W.M.K.D.S. Warnakulasooriya
8.45-9.009POTENTIAL OF BIOFILM TREATED K-FELDSPAR AS A BIO-MINERAL FERTILIZER IN ORGANIC AGRICULTUREC11.4S.N.B. Ekanayake
9.00-9.15117BIOFILM BIOFERTILIZER ENHANCES COMPOSITION AND CAPACITY OF ANTIOXIDANTS IN RICE GRAINSC11.5A.T.D. Rathnathilaka
9.15-9.30127CAREYA ARBOREA STEM BARK; A SOURCE OF POTENTIAL THERAPEUTIC AGENTSC11.6H.M.S.K.H. Bandara
9.30-9.45231ANTIMICROBIAL POTENTIAL AND CONSUMER ACCEPTANCE OF A HERBAL HAND SANITIZER WITH MIMOSA PUDICA LEAF EXTRACT AND MINIMAL ALCOHOLC11.7H.M.N.T. Bandara
9.45-10.00Panel Discussion (If time permits)  
Life Sciences 2 - Saturday 30th October, 2021 (11:00 am - 12:30 pm)
TimeTheme  Session ChairAcademic CoordinatorSession Link
10.30-12.30LS2 / C12  Prof. W.A.P.P. De Silva and Prof. S. BoyagodaDr. Chandima Dhanapala (777612806)Will be updated
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
10.30-11.00 Invited Speech by Dr Priyanie Amerasinghe  
11.00-11.1514EFFECT OF pH ON EARLY EMBRYO DEVELOPMENT OF ZEBRAFISH (Danio rerio)C12.1K.P.A. Imanthi
11.15-11.3030ECTOPARASITES IN PETS AND LIVESTOCK IN UDUNUWARA DIVISIONAL SECRETARIAT DIVISION IN THE CENTRAL PROVINCE OF SRI LANKAC12.2D.A.C.E. Samaraweera
11.30-11.4531ZOONOTIC GASTRO-INTESTINAL PARASITES OF DOGS IN A REMOTE TEA-GROWING AREA IN TALAWAKELLE: A POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEMC12.3T.K. De Silva
11.45-12.00187CONSISTENCY OF BEHAVIOUR IN TWO FISH SPECIES; POECILIA RETICULATA (GUPPY) AND NANNOPERCA VITTATA (WESTERN PYGMY PERCH)C12.4Nuwandi Pathirana (Interntional)
12.00-12.15236DIAGNOSTIC PERFORMANCE OF CONVENTIONAL PCR VERSUS BLOOD SMEARS FOR HEMOPARASITES IN FREE-ROAMING, PRIVATELY OWNED AND MILITARY WORKING DOGS WITH OR WITHOUT CLINICAL SIGNSC12.5P.S. Jayatilaka
12.15-12.3088INCREASED INTESTINAL ABSORPTION OF CHLOROGENIC ACID PROMOTED BY COCONUT OIL REDUCES THE MACROMOLECULAR DAMAGE IN HUMANSC12.6W.M.T.D.N Weerakoon
Life Sciences 3 - Saturday 30th October, 2021 (1:00 - 3:00 pm)
TimeTheme  Session ChairAcademic CoordinatorSession Link
1.00-3.00LS3 / G11  Prof. S.K. Yatigammana and Prof. W.A.I.P. KarunaratneDr. Rachitha Mendis (711425308)Will be updated
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
1.00-1.157TEMPORAL VARIATION IN TERRESTRIAL PEST GASTROPOD COMMUNITIES IN THE AGRICULTURAL LANDS, NUWARA ELIYA DISTRICT, SRI LANKAG11.1K.G.D.D. Thilakarathne
1.15-1.3071MORPHOLOGICAL DIVERSITY OF EXTERNAL MALE GENITALIA OF SEVEN MOSQUITO GENERA IN SRI LANKAG11.2Vaishali G.N.P. Anuradha
1.30-1.4594NUTRITIVE VALUE OF GRASS SPECIES PALATABLE TO SAMBAR DEER (Rusa unicolor) IN HORTON PLAINS NATIONAL PARKG11.3Danushka S. Weerasekera
1.45-2.00175ASPECTS OF HATCHING AND INCUBATION OF RELOCATED SEA TURTLE EGGS: A STUDY IN THE GALBOKKA HATCHERY KOSGODA, SRI LANKAG11.4C.S.T. Waththuhewa
2.00-2.15212LENGTH-WEIGHT RELATIONSHIP AND CONDITION FACTOR OF ANGUILLA BICOLOR BICOLOR AND ANGUILLA NEBULOSA NEBULOSA IN SELECTED PERENNIAL RESERVOIRS OF ANURADHAPURA DISTRICT, SRI LANKAG11.6B.D.M.Mihiran
2.15-2.45Panel Discussion  
Life Sciences 4 - Saturday 30th October, 2021 (3:00 - 5:30 am)
TimeTheme  Session ChairAcademic CoordinatorSession Link
3.30-5.30LS4 / G12  Prof. SHPP Karunaratne and Dr. W.R.P. WijesingheMs. Nirosha Dissanayake (0726019281)Will be updated
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
3.30-3.4538ESTABLISHMENT OF A PROTOCOL FOR GENOMIC DNA EXTRACTION FROM HUMAN SALIVAG12.1A.Y.P. Perera
3.45-4.0056OPTIMIZATION OF TOTAL RNA EXTRACTION FROM HUMAN URINARY SEDIMENTG12.2S. Saseevan
4.00-4.15122IDENTIFICATION OF CELLULOLYTIC PENICILLIUM SP. AND PRODUCTION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF ITS ENZYMEG12.3K.S. Gunatilake
4.15-4.30139PCR SCREENING REVEALS THE EXISTENCE OF QUINOLONE RESISTANCE GENES IN ANTHROPOGENICALLY AFFECTED WATERWAYS OF THE BADULLA AND KANDY DISTRICTSG12.4M.H.M.I.M. Gunawardane
4.30-4.45206DIFFERENTIAL EXPRESSION OF MXYR GENE CLUSTER OF MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS IN THE PRESENCE OF CARBOHYDRATESG12.5S. Mauran
4.45-5.00214ANALYSIS OF PROGNOSTIC GENETIC MARKERS IN A PRE- AND POSTMENOPAUSAL BREAST CANCER PATIENT COHORT FROM A TERTIARY CARE CENTER IN SRI LANKAG12.6M.D.S.D. Piyawardana
5.00-5.15196NON-LETHAL MARGINAL TRACES IN RECENT AND FOSSIL CYPLEASTEROID ECHINOIDS FROM FLORIDAG12.7Shamindri Thennakoon
5.00-5.30Panel Discussion  
Life Sciences 5 - Sunday 31st October, 2021 (8:00 - 10:00 am)
TimeTheme  Session ChairAcademic CoordinatorSession Link
8.00-10.00LS5  Prof. W.A.M. Daundasekara and Dr. A.M.T.A GunaratneDr. Ashwini Amarasinghe (0712741791)Will be updated
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
8.00-8.1533PERFORMANCES OF CHILI (CAPSICUM ANNUM L) UNDER DIFFERENT FOLIAR TREATMENTSC21.1I.J.A. Ruhunuge
8.15-8.3035HERBICIDAL PROPERTIES OF INVASIVE ALIEN PLANTS Ageratina riparia AND Austroeupatorium inulifolium AGAINST Brassica junceaC21.2K.P.M.V.U.L. Ariyathilake
8.30-8.4545DISTRIBUTION OF OXALATE IN DIFFERENT TISSUES OF STAR FRUITSC21.3U.S.D. Chandrasena
8.45-9.0064POTASSIUM AND PHOSPHORUS CONCENTRATIONS OF RICE GRAINS COLLECTED FROM DIFFERENT AGRO-CLIMATIC ZONES OF SRI LANKAC21.4E.M.S. Ekanayake
9.00-9.1583CROSS-SECTIONAL ANALYSIS OF THE RICE BLAST DISEASE OUTBREAK IN 2020/2021C21.5M.D. Pabasara
9.15-9.3090ACCUMULATION OF ESSENTIAL AND TOXIC ELEMENTS IN SRI LANKAN RICE (Oryza sativa L.)C21.6K.S Manawasinghe
9.30-9.45109IN VITRO ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTIHYPERGLYCEMIC ACTIVITIES OF PLANT EXTRACTS OF Garcinia zeylanicaC21.7A.M.A.K. Abesingha
9.45-10.00217A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF IN VITRO ANTICOAGULANT ACTIVITY OF RAW, BOILED AND HONEY FERMENTED ALLIUM SATIVUM (GARLIC) USED IN SRI LANKAC21.8M.N.F. Zam Hareera
Life Sciences 6 - Sunday 31st October, 2021 (10:30 am - 12:30 pm)
TimeTheme  Session ChairAcademic CoordinatorSession Link
10.30-12.30LS6 / C22  Dr. K. Pethiyagoda and Prof. R.S. RajakarunaMs. Chathurika MunasingheWill be updated
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
10.30-10.45237FERTILITY PRESERVATION OPTIONS FOR PATIENTS WITH CANCERC22.1R.R. Athurupana
11.00-11.15186SUPPORTIVE CARE FOR WOMEN WITH RECURRENT PREGNANCY LOSS: PREFERENCES OF JAPANESE WOMENC22.3R.R. Athurupana (International)
11.15-11.3052ANTIBIOTIC SUSCEPTIBILITY OF BACTERIA CAUSING EAR INFECTIONS: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY - NATIONAL HOSPITAL OF SRI LANKAC22.4D.S.Nadeesha
11.30-11.45154HERBAL MEDICINE FOR COVID 19: A REVIEWC22.6Udahapuvida B.M.M.S.H.K
11.45-12.00190THE INFLUENCE OF CULTURE ON PAIN PERCEPTION IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC PAIN: A REVIEWC22.7M. Gunasekara
12.00-12.30Panel Discussion (If time permits)  
Life Sciences 7 - Sunday 31st October, 2021 (1:30 - 3:30 pm)
TimeTheme  Session ChairAcademic CoordinatorSession Link
1.30-3.30LS7 / G21  Prof. Shirani Ranasinghe and Dr. U. RanathungaMs. Dinithi Rajapakse (0711952944)Will be updated
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
1.00-1.1511AUTHENTIC LACTOBACILLUS FERMENTUM AS A BIOCONTROL AGENT AGAINST FOODBORNE PATHOGEN LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENESG21.1M.S.N. Samaranayake
1.15-1.3032SILVER NANOPARTICLES INCORPORATED POLYMER BASED ELECTRO SPUN SKIN SCAFFOLD FOR BURN WOUNDSG21.2Y.M. Piumika Yapa
1.45-2.00118BIOACTIVITY AND WOUND HEALING PROPERTIES OF SELECTED PLANTSG21.4M.C.G. Silva
2.00-2.15137COMPARISON OF ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITIES OF SRI LANKAN STINGLESS BEE PROPOLIS (TETRAGONULA IRIDIPENNIS AND T. PRAETERITA) USING TWO EXTRACTION METHODSG21.5R.N.M. Wehigaldeniya
2.15-2.30172RENAL-TOXICITY OF CYLINDROSPERMOPSIN IN WISTAR RATSG21.6H.A.S.N. Abeysiri
2.30-2.45189NUTRITIVE VALUE ASSESSMENT OF HOME AND COMMERCIAL-BASED SUGARGRAZE SILAGES IN NORTHERN PROVINCE, SRI LANKAG21.7A. Sharfan Ahamed
2.45-3.00197FAST AND EFFICIENT METHOD TO SYNTHESIZE CHITOSAN FROM PRAWN SHELLSG21.8M.H.M.A.K. Bandara
Life Sciences 8 - Sunday 31st October, 2021 (10:30 am - 12:30 pm)
TimeTheme  Session ChairAcademic CoordinatorSession Link
10.30-12.30LS8 / D22  Prof. H.M.S.P. Madawala and Dr. J.M.P.N. AnuradhaDr. Melonie Thomas (0772038910)Will be updated
TimeAbstract ID Presenter IDPresenter
10.30-10.4513ANTAGONISTIC ACTIVITY OFLACTOBACILLUS FERMENTUM AGAINST ASPERGILLUS SPECIES OBTAINED FROM PASTEURIZED FRUIT SYRUPD22.1S.A.S. Kumara
10.45-11.0095PYRICULARIA ORYZAE ISOLATES REGARDLESS OF THEIR ORIGIN FROM DIFFERENT SYMPTOMATIC ORGANS CAUSED NECK BLAST IN INOCULATED RICE PLANTSD22.2D.M.H.R. Dissanayaka
11.00-11.15114ISOLATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF HALOTOLERANT FUNGI FROM PICKLED FOODD22.3M.W.M.T.U.G. Makuldeniya
11.15-11.30121IDENTIFICATION OF A LIPOLYTIC TRICHODERMA sp. AND CHARACTERIZATION OF ITS EXTRACELLULAR LIPASED22.4N.K. Athukorala
11.30-11.45131SURFACTANT MODIFIED NANO-MONTMORILLONITE AS SLOW- RELEASE NITRATE FERTILIZERD22.5U.M.P.K Perera
11.45-12.00138ISOLATION OF PCR AMENABLE DNA FROM PROCESSED SANDALWOOD SAMPLES FOR MOLECULAR AUTHENTICATIOND22.6M.M. Ranaweera
12.00-12.15155PHYTOTOXIC COMPOUNDS FROM AN ENDOPHYTIC FUNGUS RESIDING IN VERNONIA CINEREAD22.7D. Dissanayake
12.15-12.30188EXPLORING THE HEAVY METAL ACCUMULATION AND ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF SOME COMMON BRYOPHYTES IN KADUGANNAWA AREA OF SRI LANKA: A CASE STUDYD22.8T.M.B.C. Tennakoon
Life Sciences 9 - Sunday 31st October, 2021 (1:30 - 3:30 pm)
TimeTheme  Session ChairAcademic CoordinatorSession Link
1.30-3.30LS9 / H21  Prof. C.L. Abayasekara and Dr. H.A.C.K. AriyarathneMs. Gothamie Rathnayake (0766384884)Will be updated
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
1.00-1.1569PRELIMINARY IN - VITRO ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF PANCHAVALKALA, AN AYURVEDIC HERBAL FORMULAH21.1A.M.A. Fernando
1.15-1.30128INVESTIGATION OF BIOACTIVITY OF METABOLITES FROM PIPER LONGUMH21.2H.M.S.K.H. Bandara
1.30-1.45130METABOLITES OF ENDOPHYTIC FUNGI ASSOCIATED WITH SYZYGIUM AROMATICUMH21.3K. Samarakoon
1.45-2.00156METABOLITES OF AN ENDOPHYTIC FUNGUS FROM A COMMON WEED ACALYPHA INDICAH21.4W.G.D. Chathurangani
2.00-2.15160VARIATIONS IN NUTRITIONAL COMPOSITION AND FRUIT QUALITY OF POPULAR BANANA FRUITS IN JAFFNA.H21.5N. Krishnapillai
2.15-2.30161ISOLATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF PHENOLIC COMPOUNDS FROM AN ANTIDIABETIC PLANT COSTUS SPECIOSUSH21.6C.B. Gunawardhana
2.30-2.45207COMPARISON OF LEAF AND STEM TRICHOMES OF RICE VARIETIES PTB33 AND BG380: AN EVIDENCE FOR RESISTANCE TO BROWN PLANTHOPPERH21.7R. D. A. M. A. M. Disanayake
2.45-3.00224EVALUATION OF ANTIOXIDANT POTENTIAL AND NUTRITIONAL COMPOSITION OF PEEL AND SEEDS OF FLACOURTIA INDICA FRUITH21.8J.M.H.M Jayasinghe
Life Sciences 10 - Sunday 31st October, 2021 (3:30 - 5:30 pm)
TimeTheme  Session ChairAcademic CoordinatorSession Link
3.30-5.30LS10 / H22  Prof. G.A.D. Perera and Dr. J.W. DamunupolaDr. Manoj Chathuranga (719887144)Will be updated
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
3.30-3.4566IN VITRO CYTOTOXICITY OF CARICA PAPAYA CRUDE LEAF EXTRACTH22.1Galappaththi M.O
3.45-4.0075POST-DISPERSAL SURVIVAL AND GERMINATION OF SEEDS OF Pterocarpus marsupium AND Elaeocarpus ganitrusC22.5A.A.C.B. Alahakoon
4.00-4.15100EFFECT OF MICROPLASTICS ON GROWTH OF SOLANUM LYCOPERSICUM AND SOIL ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL FUNGIH22.2W.M.T.M. Weerasinghe
4.15-4.30106COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF PHYTOCHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS IN LEAVES OF FOUR SELECTED MEDICINAL PLANTSH22.3P.A.H.R. Panambara
4.30-4.45132PHYTOTOXICITY OF SOLVENT EXTRACTS FROM AN ENDOPHYTIC FUNGUS ISOLATED FROM CARDIOSPERMUM HALICACABUMH22.5K. Samarakoon
4.45-5.00150EVALUATION OF PHENOLIC CONTENT AND ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITIES OF RAW AND PROCESSED ARTOCARPUS NOBILIS (CEYLON BREADFRUIT) SEEDS IN COMPARISON WITH ALMOND, PISTACHIO AND CASHEWH22.6S.M. Sewwandi
5:00-5.15180A PRELIMINARY STUDY ON THE BIOACTIVITIES OF MELICOPE LUNU-ANKENDA FROM SEETAWAKA BOTANIC GARDEN, AWISSAWELLA, SRI LANKAH22.7A.N.F. Aanisha
5.15-5.30228DETERMINATION OF AMYLASE ACTIVITY OF SELECTED BACTERIAL AND FUNGAL STRAINSH22.8K.Yogarajah
Physical Sciences 1 - Saturday 30th October, 2021 (8:00 - 10:00 am)
TimeTheme  Session ChairAcademic CoordinatorSession Link
8.00-10.00PS1/ D11  Prof. B.S.B. Karunarathne and Dr. V. SivakumarDr. Eranji Jayaweera (775366800)Will be updated
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
8.00-8.1561MATHEMATICAL MODELING AND SIMULATION ACOUSTIC PROPERTIES OF KNITTED FABRICS BACKED BY AN AIR CAVITYD11.1J.W.A. Madushika
8.15-8.3070DETECTION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF WHISTLERS AND SFERICSD11.2L.M.L.G. Welianga
8.30-8.45119A PHOTOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF ECLIPSING BINARIES IN THE REGION OF HYDRA CONSTELLATION BY USING TESS MISSION DATAD11.3D.A.B.Abeykoon
8.45-9.00134CONSTRUCTION OF AN IONIZATION CHAMBER TO DETECT ALPHA AND BETA PARTICLESD11.4D.P.N.D. Amarasinghe
9.00-9.15157NON-DESTRUCTIVE ULTRASONIC METHOD FOR DEFECT DETECTION IN WOODEN RAFTERSD11.5O.W.D.S Sanjuka
9.15-9.30168EVALUATION OF RADIATION SAFETY PROGRAMMES IN NUCLEAR MEDICINE FACILITIES IN SRI LANKAD11.6N.P.N. Karunarathna
9.30-9.45220FUTURE ONSET OF DECELERATION OF THE EXPANDING UNIVERSED11.7E.L.N.L. Karunathilaka
9.45-10.00Panel Discussion (If time permits)  
Physical Sciences 2 - Saturday 30th October, 2021 (10:30 am - 12:30 pm)
TimeTheme  Session ChairAcademic CoordinatorSession Link
10.30-12.30PS2/ D12  Prof. M.Y.U. Ganehenage and Prof. C.V. HettiarchchiDr. Dimithri Kahanda (712059847)Will be updated
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
10.30-10.4518ANTIFUNGAL WALL COATING BASED ON Ca(OH)2 MIXED WITH MgO AND TiO2 NANOPARTICLESD12.1U.N.G.H.R. Marasinghe
10.45-11.0051ISOLATION OF CHROMIUM SEQUESTRATING BACTERIA FROM TANNERY EFFLUENTSD12.2B.G.S.A.B. Gunaratne
11.00-11.1582POTENTIAL OF BANANA (MUSA SP.) PEELS AS A SOURCE OF ELECTROLYTES IN VOLTAMMETRIC EXPERIMENTSD12.3N.D.W. Gunarathne
11.15-11.30102DETECTION OF POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS CONTAMINATED POWER TRANSFORMERS IN SRI LANKAD12.4Dissanayake D.A.T.W.K.
11.30-11.45111POLY(ACRYLIC ACID)/SAWDUST COMPOSITE FOR ADSORPTIVE REMOVAL OF SELECTED HEAVY METAL IONS FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONSD12.5M.F.M. Fiham
11.45-12.00120METAL ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS (MOF) SYNTHESIZED FROM MONOMERS DERIVED FROM POST-CONSUMER POLY(ETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE) BOTTLESD12.6M.G.S.A.M.E.W.D.D.K. Egodawele
12.00-12.15171THE IMPACT OF TEMPERATURE ON THE ACCURACY OF DRY RUBBER CONTENT MEASUREMENT AFFECTING THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS AND THE QUALITY OF CREPE RUBBERD12.7V.H. Athukorala
12.15-12.30Panel Discussion (If time permits)  
Physical Sciences 3 - Saturday 30th October, 2021 (1:30 - 3:00 pm)
TimeTheme  Session ChairAcademic CoordinatorSession Link
1.00-3.00PS3/ H11  Prof. Pubudu Samarasekara and Dr.W.M.A.T. BandaraDr. Dimanthi Uduwela (774477949)Will be updated
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
1.00-1.30 Invited Speech by Prof. I.M. Dharmadasa  
1.30-1.4576FIRST HYPERPOLARIZABILITIES AND EXCITATION ENERGIES OF PORPHYRIN-BRIDGED RUTHENIUM COMPLEXES FEATURING NITROPHENYL ACCEPTOR: A DFT STUDYH11.2W.K.B.S.T. Fernando
1.45-2.0077A STUDY ON THE pH CHANGES OF CONCRETE DURING THE HYDRATIONH11.3Kapilraj Natkunarajah
2.00-2.15221INVESTIGATION OF THERMOELECTRIC PROPERTIES OF COMMERCIAL ZINC OXIDE AND ALUMINIUM DOPED ZINC OXIDEH11.4Y.M.D.C.Y. Bandara
2.15-2.30248SIMULTANEOUS KINETICS AND RING-DOWN (SKaR) IN A PULSED UNIFORM SUPERSONIC LAVAL FLOW- KINETICS OF THE REACTION CN(v=1) + O2H11.5Shameemah Thawoos (International)
2.30-3.00Panel Discussion (If time permits)  
Physical Sciences 4 - Saturday 30th October, 2021 (3:30 - 5:30 pm)
TimeTheme  Session ChairAcademic CoordinatorSession Link
3.30-5.30PS4/ H12  Prof. R.M.G. Rajapaksha and Dr. P.W.S.K. BandaranayakeMr. Chinthaka Weeraratne (0712459124)Will be updated
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
3.30-3.15108ETHYLENE CARBONATE AND DIMETHYL CARBONATE COMPOSITION DEPENDANCE: A MOLECULAR DYNAMICS STUDY OF LI-IONS IN AN ELECTROLYTEH12.1Y.M.I.B. Samarakoon
3.15-3.30113NUMERICAL STUDY OF THE EFFECT OF DELAFOSSITE CuAlO2, AND PEDOT:PSS AS HOLE TRANSPORT MATERIALS IN THE 3D/2D PEROVSKITE SOLAR CELLH12.2N.L. Adihetty
3.30-3.45136SCALE-UP OF ACID LEACHING PROCESS FOR VEIN GRAPHITE PURIFICATION: APPLICATION FOR LITHIUM-ION BATTERIESH12.3H.M.H.D.K. Naranpanawa
3.45-4.00223NANO-STRUCTURED TiO2-B FOR LITHIUM-ION BATTERY APPLICATIONSH12.4S.A. Panamaldeniya
4.00-4.15227CHEMICAL REDUCTION OF GRAPHENE OXIDE USING L-ASCORBIC ACIDH12.5D.C. Maddumage
4.15-4.30234THE EFFECT OF THE SEED LAYER ON MORPHOLOGY ENHANCEMENT OF CHEMICAL BATH DEPOSITED ZnO NANOWIRES FOR GAS SENSING APPLICATIONSH12.6Y. K. Abeykoon
4.30-5.00Panel Discussion  
Science Education 1 - Sunday 31st October, 2021 (8:00 - 10:00 am)
Time Theme Session Chair Academic Coordinator Session Link
8.00-10.00 SE1 / D21 Dr. PRKA Vitharana and Dr. WD Chandrasena Mr. Saumya Bandara (714646822) Will be updated
Time Abstract ID Title Presenter ID Presenter
8.00-8.15 6 RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DEMOGRAPHICAL FACTORS AND UNIVERSITY TEACHERS' ICT ADOPTION AND INTEGRATION IN TEACHING AND LEARNING D21.1 H. S. Priyatharsan
8.15-8.30 62 CO-CREATION EXPERIENCE OF POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME: A CASE OF MASTERS PROGRAM ON BUIDLING RESILIENCE IN TROPICAL AGROECO SYSTEMS D21.2 B.M.R.L. Basnayake
8.30-8.45 65 EFFECTIVENESS OF USING DOCUMENTARIES TO TEACH ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY FOR G.C.E A/L BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE STUDENTS IN BATTICALOA EDUCATIONAL ZONE, SRI LANKA D21.3 M.Prashanth
8.45-9.00 86 SATISFACTION OF E-LEARNING IN TEACHING AND LEARNING DURING THE COVID - 19 PANDEMIC: A CASE STUDY OF UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF JAFFNA, SRI LANKA D21.4 M. Ramanan
9.00-9.15 103 RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TALENT IDENTIFICATION METHODS WHICH ARE USED BY LEVEL ONE QUALIFIED TRACK AND FIELD COACHES’ AND THEIR 100 M SPRINTING MALE ATHLETES’ PERFORMANCE AGE GROUP IN 18 – 25 IN SRI LANKA D21.5 W.D.M.J. Dissanayake
9.30-10.00 Panel Discussion
Science Education 2 - Sunday 31st October, 2021 (1:30 am - 3:30 pm)
Time Theme Session Chair Academic Coordinator Session Link
1.30-3.30 SE2 / F21 Prof. H.M.S.P. Madawala and Prof. T.M.S.S.K. Yatigammana Mr. Saumya Bandara (714646822) Will be updated
Time Abstract ID Title Presenter ID Presenter
1.30-1.45 116 IDENTIFYING MISCONCEPTIONS IN MENDELIAN GENETICS AMONG G.C.E. A/L BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE STUDENTS IN THE BATTICALOA EDUCATIONAL ZONE, SRI LANKA: SIMULATION AS AN EFFECTIVE TEACHING AID F21.1 S. Parthipachuthan
1.45-2.00 184 ANALYSIS OF G.C.E. (O/L) EXAMINATION RESULTS OF THE SCHOOLS IN MAWANELLA DIVISION F21.2 P.L. Adikaram
2.00-2.15 219 FACTORS AFFECTING THE SUCCESS OF ONLINE EDUCATION OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE STUDENTS IN KANDY ZONE F21.3 R.A. Gunarathna
2.15-2.30 230 CRITICAL EVALUATION ON CONDUCTING PRACTICAL SESSIONS OF G.C.E. ADVANCED LEVEL PHYSICS STREAM: A CASE STUDY IN SABARAGAMUWA PROVINCE F21.4 W.L. Samarawickrama
2.30-2.45 244 LESSON DESIGN GUIDELINE TO CONSTRUCT AND VALIDATE LESSONS IN THE AUTHENTIC LEARNING PEDAGOGY F21.5 L. Liyanage
2.45-3.15 Panel Discussion
3.30-4.00 Invited Speech by Prof. Palitha Edirisinghe

RESCON2021: Main Organizing Committee

Prof. H. M. T. G. A. Pitawala Director/PGIS
Convener/Fund Raising Committee
Prof. Sanath Rajapakshe Chairman/RESCON 2021
Dr. Ashwini Amarasinghe Secretary/RESCON 2021
Prof. Rupika Rajakaruna Editor-in-chief/RESCON 2021
Dr. Champika Bandara Convener/Ceremonial Committee
Dr. Vajira Senevirathne Convener/Food and Entertainment Committee
Dr. Chandana Jayalath Convener/Logistics Committee
Dr. Dilshan Beligala Convener/ Media and Publicity Committee
Dr. Sumudu Rubasinghe Convener/Registration Committee
Dr. H. T. K. Abeysundara Convener/Technical Programme Committee
Prof. Manawadevi Udugala Ganahenege Convener/PGIS Highlights Committee