Marine and Coastal Ecology Laboratory of the Department of Zoology, USJ receives much needed collection of equipment for marine debris survey

Marine and Coastal Ecology Laboratory of Department of Zoology, USJ headed by Dr Kamal Ranatunga received much needed collection of equipment for marine debris survey which include diving equipment, underwater video camera, camera lights and laptop worth of LKR 1 million. The equipment were donated by Korea Maritime Institute (KMI), Ocean Research Institute (ORI) and MATEC of South Korea for collaborative research project on “Building Capacity to Manage Marine Debris in Sri Lanka” and received by Prof Sudantha Liyanage, Dean Faculty of Applied Science and Dr Kamal Ranatunga of Department of Zoology.

Department members were honored at the Research Awards Ceremony, 2016

Research Awards Ceremony of University of Sri Jayewardenepura was held at Hotel Golden Rose, Boralesgamuwa on 29th September 2017. The awards were given away for the research work carried out in the year 2016.

Head of the department, Prof. M.M.Pathmalal (Professor in Zoology) won the most prestigious Vice Chancellor’s award and many of our staff members represent the department at the occasion.

Miyesi Diyasara, 2017

An entertainment musical event, “Miyesi Diyasara – 2017” organized by the Aquatic Students’ Association of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura was successfully held at the “Ehela Wala” on 19th September 2017. Prof. Sudantha Liyanage, Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Prof. M.M. Pathmalal, Head, Department of Zoology, Academic and non-academic staff members and students participated to this event

Collaborative research project with Korea Maritime Institute and MATEC on Marine debris

As a part of the collaborative research projects and technology transfer, a project was lounged under the theme of “Building Capacity to Manage Marine Debris in Sri Lanka”.  The program was conducted between 20th-26th June 2016 in Negombo lagoon and Fishery Harbour. The purpose of the research project was to assess the types and amount of marine debris within fishery harbour, lagoon and beaches. Underwater surveys were conducted using side scan sonar visual surveys were conducted in Beaches. Researchers from Korea Maritime Institute, MATEC, Ocean Research Institute, Researchers from the Marine and Coastal Ecology Laboratory of Department of Zoology, USJ headed by Dr Kamal Ranatunga and Research Officers from Marine Protection Authority were participated in the program.

Department of Zoology received equipment from Korea Maritime Institute (KMI), Ocean Research Institute (ORI) and MATEC to conduct Marine debris survey