COVID 19 Prevention Guidelines to 1st and 2nd Year students


Notice – Guidelines for 1st  year and 2nd  year Students – Faculty of Applied Sciences

1st year and 2nd year students who are physically appearing for the practical classes and examinations should follow the below instructions.

  1. Students are strictly advised to follow the given COVID- 19 prevention guidelines.
  2. Students who are not fully vaccinated should carry a negative PCR report or antigen test report done within 48 hours when entering the university.
  3. Students who have not received both vaccines are advised to wear face shield in addition to the face mask.
  4. Any of the cost incurred due to above should bear by the students.


Guidelines for a primary contact of COVID- 19

If a student was found to be a primary contact, he/she will be allowed to participate in practical sessions only if they meet the following criteria:

  1. Approval from the MOH of the area to travel by a private vehicle between the place of residence and the faculty.
  2. Fully vaccinated
  3. Not having any COVID 19 related symptoms.
  4. Antigen testing on Day 1, 3, 7 and 10 during the practical schedule – needs to have a negative test to continue
  5. Wears a surgical mask properly at all times during the practical sessions with frequent hand sanitization.


General Instructions

  • Students always should wash their hands for at least 20 seconds following the correct steps before entering university buildings and hostels. Students should wash their hands or use hand sanitizer with 70% alcohol frequently and specially after touching frequently touched surfaces and objects. It is recommended to have one’s own hand sanitizer while at work.
  • More than one meter physical distancing should be maintained throughout the laboratories, and work areas.
  • A mask should be worn properly by all students in university premises. If it is reused after removal for having meals etc. should be stored properly in a clean container.
  • All students are encouraged to bring their meals from home as purchase of food from external sources is strongly discouraged.
  • Students should maintain respiratory etiquette at all times and at all places.
  • Sharing of equipment like pen, pencil, phone between staff or between a staff member and student will not be allowed. If needed sanitize them before and after exchange.


Laboratories /Examination center

  • All students should follow the general instructions given in this guideline.
  • All students should wear face masks inside the Laboratories/examination hall.
  • Students are allowed to use rooms and washrooms in the designated areas only.
  • Exchange of pen, pencil, eraser between candidates should not be allowed. If needed sanitize them before and after the exchange.
  • Attention should be paid to maintain hand hygiene and physical distancing as much as possible when signing admission card by candidate.

Happy new year 2022 !!

Real success comes when you work and aim for it. In this New Year, start aiming for it and do hard work from first day to last. May the New Year 2022 bring you more happiness, success, love and blessings!

(Photographs: Nipana Dhananjaya)

‘Alongshore’ webinar series- “Science and Governance for realistic management of mangroves”.

The schedule for the fifth webinar of  ‘Alongshore’ webinar series organized by the Aquatic Students’ Association of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura is given below.

Date    :  22.10.2021
Time   :  5.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Title    :   Science and Governance for Realistic Management of Mangroves
Resource Person  :   Prof. Sevvandi Jayakody, Senior lecturer in Department of Aquaculture & Fisheries, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 646 0048 3443
Passcode: g@VNJ28f

It is with great pleasure, we are inviting you to join us.

Thank you very much.

Aquatic Students’ Association,
Department of Zoology,
University of Sri Jayewardenepura.


Emerging studies on Molecular Entomology in Sri Lanka

The Molecular Genetics Laboratory of the Department of Zoology, USJP functioning under the guidance of Snr. Prof. Nissanka De Silva is celebrating its 10 year anniversary on 13th of October, 2021. To mark this milestone of the lab, we have decided to conduct a webinar series throughout the 2021-2022 year.
You are warmly invited to the first one of the webinar series which will be conducted by Snr. prof. Nissanka De Silva.

Date    :  14.10.2021 (Thursday)
Time   :  7.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Title    :  Emerging studies on Molecular Entomology in Sri Lanka

Resource Person  :  Snr. Prof. Nissanka De Silva
Join Zoom Meeting ID: 654 4345 6077
Passcode: m+w@Q1p5It is with great pleasure, we are inviting you to join us.
Thank you very much

Dr. Sachini Fernando