Postgraduate Institute of Science

RESCON 2021

October 29-31, 2021

The Premier Postgraduate Research Congress of Sri Lanka.

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RESCON 2021 - Completed Successfully The Annual Research Congress of the Postgraduate Institute of Scicene was held successfully on the 29th, 30th, and 31st October 2021. The Inauguration Ceremony was held at the PGIS, and the Technical Sessions, which featured 183 abstracts and 5 invited speeches, were carried out successfully online.

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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 was held on the 29th, 30th, and 31th of October 2021. The Inauguration Ceremony, together with the keynote speech by Prof. Sagarika Ekanayake, was be held on the 29th of October, and the Technical Sessions was held on 30th and 31st of October.

Technical Sessions of RESCON 2021 was completely online, due to the health situation of the country. Even though the presenters were not physically present, the technical sessions were a resounding success with participants attending from all over the country.

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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 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)
Inauguration Ceremony - RESCON 2021
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)

RESCON Proceedings 2021 (will be updated) RESCON 2020 Technical Program
Earth and Environmental Sciences 1 - Saturday 30th October, 2021 (8:00 - 10:00 am)
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)JOIN HERE
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)JOIN HERE
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)JOIN HERE
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)
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)JOIN HERE
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)JOIN HERE
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)JOIN HERE
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
8.00-8.1524 TRANSFER LEARNING FOR PLANT LEAF DISEASE CLASSIFICATION WITH CONVOLUTIONAL NEURAL NETWORKSB11.1S. Meruja
8.15-8.3073 ENERGY-AWARE SELF CONFIGURATION FOR SCHEDULED IOT DEVICESB11.2Lahiru J. Ekanayake
8.30-8.4580 CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS AMONG UNDERGRADUATES: A CASE STUDY OF ARTS UNDERGRATUATES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLOMBOB11.3L.A.D.M. Dissanayake
8.45-9.0085 ACCEPTANCE OF MOBILE BANKING SERVICES OFFERED BY SRI LANKAN COMMERCIAL BANKSB11.4D. A. G. Nayanajith
9.00-9.15216 TINY SUSPICIOUS OBJECTS DETECTION IN SECURITY SURVEILLANCEB11.5K. Thiruthanigesan
9.15-9.30241 INTELLIGENT 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)JOIN HERE
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
11.15-11.3039 A NOVEL COMPARATIVE MACHINE LEARNING APPROACH FOR AIR QUALITY FORECASTINGB12.2H.M.H.K. Herath
11.30-11.4572 TIME SERIES MODELLING AND FORECASTING OF DENGUE INCIDENCE IN JAFFNA DISTRICT, SRI LANKAB12.3T. Thanusika
11.45-12.0098 EMPIRICAL AND MULTIVARIATE EPIDEMIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS ON COVID-19 PANDEMICB12.4S.H.M.B.A. Samarasinghe
12.00-12.15142 ANALYSIS 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)
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)JOIN HERE
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
3.30-3.4592 CLUSTER-FIRST ROUTE-SECOND HEURISTIC ALGORITHMS FOR THE CAPACITATED VEHICLE ROUTING PROBLEMF12.1D.C. Thilakasiri
3.45-4.00104 A NEW CLASS OF HYBRID THIRD-ORDER APPROXIMATIONS FOR FRACTIONAL DERIVATIVES AND APPLICATIONSF12.2W.A. Gunarathna
4.00-4.15181 NUMERICAL SOLUTIONS OF STEADY FREE FLOW OVER POROUS MEDIA USING COMSOL MULTIPHYSICSF12.3R.Thushanthani
4.15-4.30185 PARAREAL - RADIAL BASIS FUNCTION-FINITE DIFFERENCE (RBF-FD) FRAMEWORK FOR SOLVING TIME-DEPENDENT PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONSF12.4N.L. Dissanayake (International)
4.30-4.45204 IDENTIFICATION OF IMPACT OF THE DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL DYNAMICS ON ASSORTMENT PLANNING OF AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTSF12.5M. Maduka Balasooriya
4.45-5.00229 WITH-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)JOIN HERE
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
8.00-8.15125 A NOVEL IMPROVEMENT IN RSA ALGORITHMB21.1H.M.M. Chathurangi
8.15-8.30162 AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH FOR ANTIMAGIC LABELLING OF A WHEEL GRAPH USING THE CONCEPT OF A PATH GRAPHB21.2K.M.P.G.S.C. Kapuhennayake
8.30-8.45173 AN ALTERNATIVE METHOD OF CONSTRUCTING SYMMETRIC HADAMARD MATRICES OF ORDER 2(q+1), WHERE q1?(mod 4)B21.3A.P. Batuwita
8.45-9.00174 AN METHOD OF CONSTRUCTING HADAMARD MATRICES OF ORDER 2^(n+1) (q+1) WHERE q1?(mod 4)B21.4A.P. Batuwita
9.00-9.15198 ACYCLICITY OF COMPLEMENTS OF σ-COMPACT WEAKLY INFINITE-DIMENSIONAL SUBSETS IN THE HILBERT CUBEB21.5V. L. Morawaliyadda
9.15-9.30199 ON 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
9.30-9.45205 PRIME 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 (710176327)JOIN HERE
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
10.30-10.45210 LSTM NEURAL NETWORK MODEL TO FORECAST TEMPERATUREB22.1A.G.S. Polgolla
10.45-11.00200 PROVIDE A RECOMMENDATION TO THE FEMALE FASHION INDUSTRY BASED ON SOCIAL MEDIA USING DEEP LEARNINGB22.2P.K..P.G. Panduwawala
11.00-11.1515 A LONG SHORT-TERM MEMORY NETWORK TO PREDICT DAILY PLATTS PRICE PER BARREL OF AUTO DIESELB22.3W.K.R. Madhubhashitha
11.15-11.30147 CONNECTIVITY MATRIX REPRESENTATION OF GRAPHS OBTAINED BY GRAPH OPERATIONS ON COMPLETE BIPARTITE GRAPHSB22.4M.G.U.S Gunawardana
11.30-11.45211 ANALYSIS 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)
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)JOIN HERE
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
10.30-11.00 Invited Speech by Dr Priyanie Amerasinghe  
11.00-11.1514 EFFECT OF pH ON EARLY EMBRYO DEVELOPMENT OF ZEBRAFISH (Danio rerio)C12.1K.P.A. Imanthi
11.15-11.3030 ECTOPARASITES IN PETS AND LIVESTOCK IN UDUNUWARA DIVISIONAL SECRETARIAT DIVISION IN THE CENTRAL PROVINCE OF SRI LANKAC12.2D.A.C.E. Samaraweera
11.30-11.4531 ZOONOTIC GASTRO-INTESTINAL PARASITES OF DOGS IN A REMOTE TEA-GROWING AREA IN TALAWAKELLE: A POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEMC12.3T.K. De Silva
11.45-12.00187 CONSISTENCY OF BEHAVIOUR IN TWO FISH SPECIES; POECILIA RETICULATA (GUPPY) AND NANNOPERCA VITTATA (WESTERN PYGMY PERCH)C12.4Nuwandi Pathirana (Interntional)
12.00-12.15236 DIAGNOSTIC 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
12.15-12.3088 INCREASED 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)JOIN HERE
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
1.00-1.157 TEMPORAL VARIATION IN TERRESTRIAL PEST GASTROPOD COMMUNITIES IN THE AGRICULTURAL LANDS, NUWARA ELIYA DISTRICT, SRI LANKAG11.1K.G.D.D. Thilakarathne
1.15-1.3071 MORPHOLOGICAL DIVERSITY OF EXTERNAL MALE GENITALIA OF SEVEN MOSQUITO GENERA IN SRI LANKAG11.2Vaishali G.N.P. Anuradha
1.30-1.4594 NUTRITIVE VALUE OF GRASS SPECIES PALATABLE TO SAMBAR DEER (Rusa unicolor) IN HORTON PLAINS NATIONAL PARKG11.3Danushka S. Weerasekera
1.45-2.00175 ASPECTS OF HATCHING AND INCUBATION OF RELOCATED SEA TURTLE EGGS: A STUDY IN THE GALBOKKA HATCHERY KOSGODA, SRI LANKAG11.4C.S.T. Waththuhewa
2.00-2.15212 LENGTH-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)
Life Sciences 5 - Sunday 31st October, 2021 (8:00 - 10:00 am)
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 MunasingheJOIN HERE
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
10.30-10.45237 FERTILITY PRESERVATION OPTIONS FOR PATIENTS WITH CANCERC22.1R.R. Athurupana
11.00-11.15186 SUPPORTIVE CARE FOR WOMEN WITH RECURRENT PREGNANCY LOSS: PREFERENCES OF JAPANESE WOMENC22.3R.R. Athurupana (International)
11.15-11.3052 ANTIBIOTIC SUSCEPTIBILITY OF BACTERIA CAUSING EAR INFECTIONS: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY - NATIONAL HOSPITAL OF SRI LANKAC22.4D.S.Nadeesha
11.30-11.45154 HERBAL MEDICINE FOR COVID 19: A REVIEWC22.6Udahapuvida B.M.M.S.H.K
11.45-12.00190 THE 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)JOIN HERE
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
1.00-1.1511 AUTHENTIC LACTOBACILLUS FERMENTUM AS A BIOCONTROL AGENT AGAINST FOODBORNE PATHOGEN LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENESG21.1M.S.N. Samaranayake
1.15-1.3032 SILVER NANOPARTICLES INCORPORATED POLYMER BASED ELECTRO SPUN SKIN SCAFFOLD FOR BURN WOUNDSG21.2Y.M. Piumika Yapa
1.45-2.00118 BIOACTIVITY AND WOUND HEALING PROPERTIES OF SELECTED PLANTSG21.4M.C.G. Silva
2.00-2.15137 COMPARISON OF ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITIES OF SRI LANKAN STINGLESS BEE PROPOLIS (TETRAGONULA IRIDIPENNIS AND T. PRAETERITA) USING TWO EXTRACTION METHODSG21.5R.N.M. Wehigaldeniya
2.15-2.30172 RENAL-TOXICITY OF CYLINDROSPERMOPSIN IN WISTAR RATSG21.6H.A.S.N. Abeysiri
2.30-2.45189 NUTRITIVE VALUE ASSESSMENT OF HOME AND COMMERCIAL-BASED SUGARGRAZE SILAGES IN NORTHERN PROVINCE, SRI LANKAG21.7A. Sharfan Ahamed
2.45-3.00197 FAST 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)
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)JOIN HERE
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
1.00-1.1569 PRELIMINARY IN - VITRO ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF PANCHAVALKALA, AN AYURVEDIC HERBAL FORMULAH21.1A.M.A. Fernando
1.15-1.30128 INVESTIGATION OF BIOACTIVITY OF METABOLITES FROM PIPER LONGUMH21.2H.M.S.K.H. Bandara
1.30-1.45130 METABOLITES OF ENDOPHYTIC FUNGI ASSOCIATED WITH SYZYGIUM AROMATICUMH21.3K. Samarakoon
1.45-2.00156 METABOLITES OF AN ENDOPHYTIC FUNGUS FROM A COMMON WEED ACALYPHA INDICAH21.4W.G.D. Chathurangani
2.00-2.15160 VARIATIONS IN NUTRITIONAL COMPOSITION AND FRUIT QUALITY OF POPULAR BANANA FRUITS IN JAFFNA.H21.5N. Krishnapillai
2.15-2.30161 ISOLATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF PHENOLIC COMPOUNDS FROM AN ANTIDIABETIC PLANT COSTUS SPECIOSUSH21.6C.B. Gunawardhana
2.30-2.45207 COMPARISON 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
2.45-3.00224 EVALUATION OF ANTIOXIDANT POTENTIAL AND NUTRITIONAL COMPOSITION OF PEEL AND SEEDS OF FLACOURTIA INDICA FRUITH21.8J.M.H.M Jayasinghe
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)JOIN HERE
MATHEMATICAL MODELING AND SIMULATION ACOUSTIC PROPERTIES OF KNITTED FABRICS BACKED BY AN AIR CAVITY
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
8.00-8.1561D11.1J.W.A. Madushika
8.15-8.3070 DETECTION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF WHISTLERS AND SFERICSD11.2L.M.L.G. Welianga
8.30-8.45119 A PHOTOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF ECLIPSING BINARIES IN THE REGION OF HYDRA CONSTELLATION BY USING TESS MISSION DATAD11.3D.A.B.Abeykoon
8.45-9.00134 CONSTRUCTION OF AN IONIZATION CHAMBER TO DETECT ALPHA AND BETA PARTICLESD11.4D.P.N.D. Amarasinghe
9.00-9.15157 NON-DESTRUCTIVE ULTRASONIC METHOD FOR DEFECT DETECTION IN WOODEN RAFTERSD11.5O.W.D.S Sanjuka
9.15-9.30168 EVALUATION OF RADIATION SAFETY PROGRAMMES IN NUCLEAR MEDICINE FACILITIES IN SRI LANKAD11.6N.P.N. Karunarathna
9.30-9.45220 FUTURE 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)JOIN HERE
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
10.30-10.4518 ANTIFUNGAL WALL COATING BASED ON Ca(OH)2 MIXED WITH MgO AND TiO2 NANOPARTICLESD12.1U.N.G.H.R. Marasinghe
10.45-11.0051 ISOLATION OF CHROMIUM SEQUESTRATING BACTERIA FROM TANNERY EFFLUENTSD12.2B.G.S.A.B. Gunaratne
11.00-11.1582 POTENTIAL OF BANANA (MUSA SP.) PEELS AS A SOURCE OF ELECTROLYTES IN VOLTAMMETRIC EXPERIMENTSD12.3N.D.W. Gunarathne
11.15-11.30102 DETECTION OF POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS CONTAMINATED POWER TRANSFORMERS IN SRI LANKAD12.4Dissanayake D.A.T.W.K.
11.30-11.45111 POLY(ACRYLIC ACID)/SAWDUST COMPOSITE FOR ADSORPTIVE REMOVAL OF SELECTED HEAVY METAL IONS FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONSD12.5M.F.M. Fiham
11.45-12.00120 METAL 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
12.00-12.15171 THE 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)JOIN HERE
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
1.00-1.30 Invited Speech by Prof. I.M. Dharmadasa  
1.30-1.4576 FIRST HYPERPOLARIZABILITIES AND EXCITATION ENERGIES OF PORPHYRIN-BRIDGED RUTHENIUM COMPLEXES FEATURING NITROPHENYL ACCEPTOR: A DFT STUDYH11.2W.K.B.S.T. Fernando
1.45-2.0077 A STUDY ON THE pH CHANGES OF CONCRETE DURING THE HYDRATIONH11.3Kapilraj Natkunarajah
2.00-2.15221 INVESTIGATION OF THERMOELECTRIC PROPERTIES OF COMMERCIAL ZINC OXIDE AND ALUMINIUM DOPED ZINC OXIDEH11.4Y.M.D.C.Y. Bandara
2.15-2.30248 SIMULTANEOUS 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)JOIN HERE
TimeAbstract IDTitlePresenter IDPresenter
3.30-3.15108 ETHYLENE CARBONATE AND DIMETHYL CARBONATE COMPOSITION DEPENDANCE: A MOLECULAR DYNAMICS STUDY OF LI-IONS IN AN ELECTROLYTEH12.1Y.M.I.B. Samarakoon
3.15-3.30113 NUMERICAL STUDY OF THE EFFECT OF DELAFOSSITE CuAlO2, AND PEDOT:PSS AS HOLE TRANSPORT MATERIALS IN THE 3D/2D PEROVSKITE SOLAR CELLH12.2N.L. Adihetty
3.30-3.45136 SCALE-UP OF ACID LEACHING PROCESS FOR VEIN GRAPHITE PURIFICATION: APPLICATION FOR LITHIUM-ION BATTERIESH12.3H.M.H.D.K. Naranpanawa
3.45-4.00223 NANO-STRUCTURED TiO2-B FOR LITHIUM-ION BATTERY APPLICATIONSH12.4S.A. Panamaldeniya
4.00-4.15227 CHEMICAL REDUCTION OF GRAPHENE OXIDE USING L-ASCORBIC ACIDH12.5D.C. Maddumage
4.15-4.30234 THE 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 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) JOIN HERE
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
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