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YSF Day – 2014

December 20, 2014

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Activity Day for Scientists
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Organized by
The Young Scientists Forum (YSF)
National Science and Technology Commission
Saturday 20th December 2014
National Science Foundation

5/47, Vidya Mawatha, Colombo 7

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Programme       All are Welcome
08.30 – 09.00 a.m. Registration
09.00 – 09.05 a.m. Welcome speech – Chairman, Young Scientists Forum
09.05 – 09.10 a.m. Address by Director, NASTEC
09.15 – 10.00 a.m. Key Note Address: “Sustainability of Scientists: Science, Research, Money and Family”
Prof. Ranjith Dissanayake
Head/ Department of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya
10.00 – 10.30 a.m. Tea
10.30 – 10.45 a.m. Improve your language skills
Dr. (Mrs) Vindya Basnayake
Deputy Director Plant Virus Indexing Unit,
Department of Agriculture
10.45 – 11.15 a.m. Are you good at team-work in science?
Dr. Prabhath Karunanayake
Head – Human Resource Division, Access Engineering
11.15 – 11.30 a.m. Accreditation for Scientists
Mr. G.D. Ruwan Kumara
Technical Assessor, Sri Lanka Accreditation Board
Public Affairs, Communications and Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Manager
Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd.
11.30 – 12.00 noon. Professionalism
Mrs. Sunethra Jayarathne Nugawela
CEO, Sri Lanka Academy of Administrative Professionals
12.00 – 12.15 p.m.. Simple nanotechnolgical applications for ‘new generation’ scientists
Mr. Manju Gunawardena
Consultant/ Senior Scientist
Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC)
12.15 – 12.45 p.m. Collaborative research culture for better funding opportunities
Dr. Suranga Kodithuwakku
Department of Animal ScienceFaculty of Agriculture,
University of Peradeniya
12.45 – 01.30 p.m. Lunch
 01.30 – 02.30 p.m. Improve your non-verbal communication skills
Dr. Chalinda Beneragama
Director, Staff Development Center, University of Peradeniya
02.45 – 04.00 p.m. Musical Programme with Health Break
Registration Fee – Rs. 500/ participantPlease conform your participation before 18th December 2014



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