Postgraduate Institute of Science

Research Congress

8th & 9th September 2017,

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

The PGIS Research Congress was initiated to promote and further strengthen the research culture of the Postgraduate Institute of Science (PGIS), which in turn would contribute to expand research activities of the country. After three extremely successful events in 2014, 2015 and 2016, the fourth congress 'RESCON 2017' will be held on the 8th and 9th of September 2017.

As this is a national event, any researcher from any institution and postgraduate students are welcome to submit an abstract to be presented. Presentation of research findings of foreign researchers at the PGIS Research Congress is also highly appreciated. There is no doubt that the outcome of the Research Congress will be extremely valuable to open up avenues for new innovations and collaborations. The PGIS Research Congress was initiated to promote and further strengthen the research culture of the PGIS, in turn contribute to expand research activities of the country. After three extremely sucessful events in 2014, 2015 and 2016 this year we will be holding the fourth congress, 'RESCON 2017'.

Director, PGIS

Advisory Panel

  • Vice Chancellor, University of Peradeniya (Prof. U.B. Dissanayake)
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Peradeniya (Prof. R.L. Wijeyeweera)
  • Director, PGIS
  • Dean, Faculty of Science (Prof. S.R. Kodituwakku)
  • Chairperson, BoS/Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Prof. J.G.S. Ranasinghe)
  • Chairman, BoS/Chemical Sciences (Prof. B.M.R. Bandara)
  • Chairman, BoS/Earth Sciences (Prof. H.M.T.A. Pitawala)
  • Chairman, BoS/Environmental Science (Mr. L.R.K. Perera, representing Chairman)
  • Chairman, BoS/Mathematics (Dr. A.A.S. Perera)
  • Chairman, BoS/Physics (Dr. L.R.A.K. Bandara)
  • Chairman, BoS/Statistics and Computer Science (Prof. P. Wijekoon)
  • Chairperson, BoS/Science Education (Prof. H.M.S.P. Madawala)
  • Chairperson, BoS/Plant Sciences (Dr. W.A.M. Daundasekara)
  • Chairperson, BoS/Zoological Sciences (Dr. S.K. Yatigammana)
  • Director, National Institute of Fundamental Studies (Prof. S.H.P.P. Karunaratne)
  • Chairman, PGIS ResCon-2017(Dr. A.A.S. Perera)
  • Secretary, PGIS ResCon-2017 (Dr. H.A.I.R. Perera)
  • Immediate Past Director, PGIS (Prof. B.S.B. Karunaratne)
  • Immediate Past Congress Chair, PGIS ResCon (Dr. L.R.A.K. Bandara)
  • Immediate Past Congress Secretary, PGIS ResCon (Dr. W.A.I.P. Karunaratne)

Main Organizing Committee

  • Director, PGIS
  • Director, NIFS (Prof. S.H.P.P. Karunaratne)
  • Chairman, PGIS ResCon –2017 (Dr. A.A.S. Perera)
  • Secretary, PGIS ResCon –2017 (Dr. H. A.I.R. Perera)
  • Deputy Registrar, PGIS (Mrs. W.M.D. P. Hulugalla)
  • Convener, Ceremonial sub-committee (Dr. N. C. Bandara)
  • Convener, Editorial sub-committee (Prof. G.A.D. Perera)
  • Convener, Food & Entertainment sub-committee (Dr. B.S. Dassanayake)
  • Convener, Fund raising sub-committee
  • Convener, Logistics sub-committee (Dr. S.K. Yatigammana)
  • Convener, Media and Publicity sub-committee (Dr. C.P. Jayalath)
  • Convener, Registration sub-committee (Prof. R. Fernando)
  • Convener, “Research Highlights of the PGIS” sub-committee (Prof. H.M.S.P. Madawala)
  • Convener, Technical Programme sub-committee (Dr. W.A.I.P. Karunaratne)
  • Immediate Past Congress Chair, PGIS ResCon (Dr. L.R.A.K. Bandara)
  • Immediate Past Congress Secretary, PGIS ResCon (Dr. W.A.I.P. Karunaratne)
  • President, YRF


  • Registration: Prof. R. Fernando (Convener) Dr. W.A.P.P. de Silva Dr. S.C.K. Rubasinghe Dr. N.C. Bandara Dr. H.K.I. Perera/Fac. of Medicine Prof. A. Dangolla/Fac. of Veterinary Science Dr. M.A.J.C. Marasinghe/ Fac. of Allied Health Science Dr. D.N. Maganaarachchi/ IFS Mrs. S.G. Rajapura (Assistant Registrar/PGIS) Secretary/YRF
  • Logistics: Dr. S.K. Yatigammana (Convener) Dr. A.C.A. Jayasundara Dr. S. Kumburegama Dr. S.S. Gunathilake Dr. J.W. Damunupola Mrs. W.M.D.P. Hulugalla (Deputy Registrar/PGIS) Mr. G.N. Priyalanka/PGIS Mr. S. Dasanayake/PGIS Vice President/YRF
  • Media-Publicity: Dr C.P. Jayalath (Convener) Prof. J.G.S. Ranasinghe Dr. M. Meegaskumbura Dr. R.J.K.U. Ranathunga Dr. S.P.K. Malaviarachchi Dr. R.D. Nawarathna Dr. K. Perera Mr. A.N. Amarasinghe Mr. B. Abeysinghe Mr. M. Amalan Mr. I. Dharmasena Editor/YRF
  • Food and Entertainment: Dr. B.S. Dassanayake (Convener) Dr. L.R.A.K. Bandara Dr. G.A.N. Suranjith Dr. J.A. Weliwita Dr. S. Athukorala Dr. U.J.M.A.L. Jayasinghe (Dept. of Radiography and Radiotherapy, AHS) Ms. K.G.A.J. Iddamalagoda/PGIS Mr. P.K.K. Kumarasinghe Mr. R.K.K.G.R.G. Kumarasinghe
  • Ceremonial: Dr. N. C. Bandara (Convener) Prof. S. Rajapakse Dr. K.M.G.G. Jayasooriya Dr. C.V. Hettiarachchi Deputy Registrar/PGIS Mrs. M.H.M.I.W. Jayawardhana/PGIS Mr. H.S.Y. Gannile Mrs. I. Dissanayake/PGIS Mrs. D.T.K. Iranganee/PGIS Treasurer/YRF
  • Fundraising: Director PGIS Mr. H.C.D.L Silva (Director-General/NSF -BoM member) Dr. W.A.I.P. Karunaratne Mr. S. Bandara Mr. I. Hannifa/PGIS (BoM member)
  • Research Highlights of the PGIS: Prof. H.M.S.P. Madawala (Convener) Dr. S. Kumburegama Dr. A.M.T.A. Gunaratne Dr. R.D. Nawarathna Dr. B.M.K. Pemasiri Dr. J.M.S. Jayasinhe Ms. K. Abeykoon
  • Technical Programme Committee: Dr. W.A.I.P. Karunaratne (Convener) Dr. R.J.K.U. Ranathunga Dr. O.E. Dayarathne

Editorial Sub-Committee

  • Prof. G.A.D. Perera (Editor-in-Chief)
  • Dr. L.S. Nawarathna
  • Dr. S.P. Abeysundara
  • Dr. H. A.C.K. Ariyaratne
  • Mr. L.A.A.D.B. Liyandeniya/PGIS
Experts for Themes
  • Physical Sciences: Prof. B.M.R. Bandara Prof. B.S.B. Karunaratne Dr. V.A. Seneviratne Dr. V.N Seneviratne
  • Life Sciences: Dr. C.L. Abayasekara Prof. J.P. Edirisinghe Prof. J.G.S. Ranasinghe Dr. J.W. Damunupola
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences: Mr. L.R.K. Perera Prof. H.M.T.A. Pitawala Prof. A.N. Navaratne Dr. S.K. Yatigammana
  • ICT, Mathematics and Statistics: Dr.. A.A.S. Perera Dr. A.J. Pinidiyaarachchi Dr. J.A. Weliwita
  • Science Education: Prof. A.D.L.C. Perera Dr. W.D. Chandrasena Dr. T.M.S.S.K. Yatigammana


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: 20th January 2017
● Deadline for abstracts: Extended till 30th April 2017
● Early Bird Registration: 15th June  -   8th August 2017
● Regular Registration: Extended till 02nd September 2017 - 4.00 p.m

Technical Programme

Over a hundred abstracts will be presented in the PGIS Research Congress 2017. Oral presentations will be held in ten parallel sessions while a common poster presentation session will also be held. The technical programme can be downloaded from the link below
Technical Programme

Submit an Abstract

Novel research may be submitted for either oral or poster presentation at the PGIS RESCON 2017. 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 CMT website

Log on to CMT Site

Accepted Abstracts

Camera ready versions of accepted abstracts can be submitted through the CMT system. The template used for the preparation of the abstract should be used, which is in accordance with the Camera Ready Abstract guidelines.

Guidelines and forms can be downloaded using the following links:

Accepted abstracts will be presented as Oral or Poster presentations, guidelines are also available for download


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 June - 8th August

● PGIS Students Rs. 750/=
● Academic Staff and Others Rs. 1250/=
● International Registrants USD 75/=

Regular Registration
9th - 30th August

● PGIS Students Rs. 1250/=
● Academic Staff and Others Rs. 2000/=
● International Registrants USD 100/=

Subscribe to get notified

You can register by sending a completed registration form to:

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

Download Registration Form
Important dates

Contact the Organizers

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

General Inquiries: Dr. Rangeeka Perera +94 (81) 239-4421
Registration: Ms. Ajantha Kumari +94 (81) 239-4796

Conference Location

The PGIS RESCON 2017 will be held in and around the premises of the Postgraduate Institute of Science. The PGIS is located centrally in the University of Peradeniya, and is readily accessible through motor vehicle or train.