Undergraduates from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura won the
SLAAS Inter-University Undergraduate Poster Competition under Theme 1 and the Best Green Chemistry
Poster Award.
In a proud achievement for the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, a team of talented undergraduates
from the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Applied Sciences achieved a remarkable feat by securing
1st place in the SLAAS Inter-University Undergraduate Poster Competition 2024 under the theme
“Chemical approaches for sustainable urban waste management” and the “Best Green Chemistry”
Poster Award 2024, which was awarded by the Sri Lanka Association of Advancement of Science: Section E2, in Collaboration with the SLAAS Environment Committee, held on the 01 st of June 2024.
The winning team comprised the following dedicated undergraduates:

  1. R.R. Hewawasam
  2. D.S. Elvitigala
  3. A.W.W.M. Gunawardena
  4. S.M.R.I. Opatha
  5. N.H.A.D. Dilshan

With the expert guidance of Dr. Chandima Narangoda, the Lecturer-in-charge, and Dr. Asitha Cooray’s
immense assistance, the team skillfully tackled the complexities and broad nature of the theme,
ultimately gaining recognition for their exceptional performance. The team expressed gratitude for the
support from the Head of the Department of Chemistry, Prof. Champa Jayaweera, and the other
lecturers in the department.