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Author Archives: Dr. Chinthaka Rathnaweera

Mevan Pieris – King of Swing

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Cricketers of the caliber of Henry Siri Mevan Pieris who hailed from S. Thomas’ Mt Lavinia are not made they are born once in a life time. And to this category belongs this lanky all rounder who any captain in world cricket will dearly love to have in his team.  Pieris not only used the […]


Ms Nikila Paranamana won the best research poster award at the CCS Research Symposium 2017

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The best Research Poster Award of the CCS Research Symposium was won by Ms. Nikhila Paranamana, who presented on the topic ‘Investigation of Plant Materials as Corrosion Inhibitors for Mild Steel’, a project in the stream of Electroanalytical Chemistry. Her research project was supervised by Professor K A S Pathiratne, Senior Lecturer, College of Chemical […]


The first GIC Student privileged to receive Dr & Mrs. Senthe Shanmuganathan Family Bursary Offered by the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon

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Ms Samurdhika Chathurangani was one of the first recipients of the above bursary which was awarded to her while she was following the Graduateship Programme in Chemistry (GIC) at the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon (ICHEMC). Samurdhika is currently working as a Trainee Chemist at 4ever Skin Natural (Pvt.) Ltd, BOI industrial park, Kandy, Sri Lanka. […]


Institute of Chemistry Ceylon Conferred Distinguished Service Award to Prof. S. P. Deraniyagala

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The council of the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon awarded the “Distinguished Service Award 2017” to Prof. S. P. Deraniyagala at the 46th Annual sessions of the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon. Prof. S P Deraniyagala obtained his BSc special degree from University of Colombo and joined University of Sri Jayewardenepura as a Probationary Assistant Lecturer in […]


The Forty Sixth Annual Sessions of IChemC

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The Forty Sixth Annual Sessions and the Seventy Sixth Anniversary Celebration of the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon was held from 14th June to 16th June, 2017. The Inauguration Ceremony of the Annual Sessions was held at Plastic and Rubber Institute, Rajagiriya. Dr. M. M. J. P. Gawarammana, Chairman of Tea Research Board Talawakelle was invited […]


Pirith Ceremony @ IChem

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First Chemistry Olympiad Sri Lanka Competition and the Training Camp

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The first Chemistry Olympiad Sri Lanka (COSL) competition was successfully conducted on May 15-16, 2017 at the Adamantane House, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Rajagiriya.  The finalists for the COSL were selected from the all-island Chemistry Quiz conducted jointly with the Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka in April 2017. Prior to the COSL competition, one and […]


Chemistry Olympiad Sri Lanka – 2017 Competition and Training Session

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A National Chemistry Olympiad Competition was held in Sri Lanka for the first time on 15-16 May, 2017 at the Adamantane House.


Visit of Prof Professor Susan Odom from University of Kentucky

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Popular talk on “Development of Organic and Polymeric materials for electronic and energy storage applications” and meeting with prospective Ph.D. students was held successfully by Professor Susan Odom from University of Kentucky on 09 th of March, 2017 at Adamantane house with the presence of more than 100 students.


B.Sc. Degree in Chemistry from University of Cincinnati, USA to Students of the College of Chemical Sciences

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A team of three academics and  administrators; Prof. Raj Mehta (Vice Provost/International Affairs), Professor Lisa Holstrom ( Senior Assistant Dean/ College of Arts and Sciences)  and Prof. G. A. Vamadeva ( Associate Professor of Mathematics)   from University of Cincinnati, USA visited the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon on 11th October 2016 and renewed the Memorandum of […]