Integrated Research for Development

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Session A Session B Session C Session D


RISTCON 2015 Program

22 January 2015
Venue: Professor Alawatththagoda Pemadasa Auditorium

TimeConference Programme
0830Arrival of the Chief Guest & Guest of Honors
0835Ceremonial Procession
0840Lighting the Traditional Oil Lamp
0850University Anthem
0855Welcome Address by Professor P.D. Abeysinghe, Chairperson/RISTCON2015
0905Address by Professor W.G.D. Dharmaratne Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna
0920Address by Professor S.G.J.N Senanayake Vice Chancellor, University of Ruhuna
0930Address by the Chief Guest Prof. Kshanika Hirimburegama Chairperson, UGC, Sri Lanka
0940 Keynote Address by Prof. Dilantha Fernando University of Manitoba, Canada
"Socioeconomic and Environmental Sustainability through Integrated Research for Development - A Sri Lankan Focus”
1030 Refreshments
1100 Invited Speech by Prof. Monte Casim,
President, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
“Role of High Technology and Citizen Scientists in Conservation Biology of Tropical Ecosystems”
1150 Awarding Ceremony
Invention and Enovation Exhibition-2014
1220Vote of Thanks Jt. Secretary/RISTCON2015
1225National Anthem
1230Lunch break
Day 1 Afternoon: TECHNICAL SESSIONS-I– Summary Programme

Invited Presentation byProf. UpulWijayantha
Laughborough University, UK
“Recent Research Advances at ERL”

1430-1500Tea break
1500-1615Technical sessions (Five parallel sessions) 5x5Oralpresentations

Invited Speech by Prof. SarathKotagama
Department of Zoology, University of Colombo“Integration of natural resources in development through research”

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23 January 2015

0830-0930Technical sessions (four parallel sessions)– 4x4 Oral presentations

Invited Presentation by Prof. Naoki Hirotsu
Toyo University, Japan
“The genetic control of rice yield using novel genes”

1030-1100Tea break
1100-1200 Invited Presentation by
Dr. Saman Seneweera,
University of Melbourne, Australia
"Climate change threaten global food and nutrient security: 
Challenges and opportunities for increase micronutrient density in cereals”
  Invited Presentation by
Dr. Wimal Ubhayasekera,
Uppsala University, Sweden
"Structural biology: a path to understand molecular mechanics"
1215-1315Lunch break
1315-1415 Poster session
1415-1530Technical sessions (Four parallel sessions) –5x4 Oral presentations
1530-1600 Tea break
1600Closing the program

UCG Sri Lanka

NSF Sri Lanka

Harischandra Mills
Sri Lanka

National Enterprise Development Authority
Mr. U. Wannakuarachchi
Airport Operations Officer
ETIHAD Airways
Geneva Switzerland