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Student Counselling and Psychological Support

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On the 20th of January 2021, a programme on “Student Counselling and Psychological Support” was held at the premises of the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, College of Chemical Sciences. As an educational body catering to students of different ages and backgrounds, knowledge on how to deal with their mental health is extremely important. Two guest […]


COLLEGE OF CHEMICAL SCIENCES STUDENTS WON THE BEST PAPER AWARDS (SUTPBM-2020) IN KERALA INDIA

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Two students from College of Chemical Sciences have won the best paper (oral presentation) awards at the International Conference on Sustainable Utilization of Tropical Plant Biomass: Opportunities for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Kerala (SUTPBM-2020) on the 14th and 15th of December 2020 organized by the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. Mr. M N D […]


CCS Best Gavel Speaker 2020

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“CCS Best Gavel Speaker 2020”, the very first virtual speech competition hosted by the Gavel Club of CCS, was held on the 19th of December 2020 from 8.30 a.m onwards via Zoom. Staying true to the saying “Gavel never stops”, a dedicated team of Gaveliers worked very hard to get the contest to seamlessly happen […]


“Traditional Wisdom for Novel Therapeutics-Dream or Reality?”

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The Organic Chemistry Club of College of Chemical Sciences successfully conducted the Inaugural webinar “Traditional Wisdom for Novel Therapeutics-Dream or Reality?” from the series “Trailblazers in Organic Chemistry” on the 22nd of December 2020. The keynote speaker of the session was Professor Chayanika Padumadasa (Ph.D. (Oxford), F.I.Chem.C, C.Chem.), a Professor in Chemistry at the Department […]


Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Piyal Ariyananda

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Dr. Piyal Ariyananda joined the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon in 1994. Although he missed State University entrance marginally, with the guidance and support of his mentor, Dr. Ariyananda was driven to follow his passion for Chemistry. Looking back on the day he enrolled, Dr. Ariyananda states that he never thought that he would reach this […]


Alumni Spotlight: Mr. Alagiyadura Srilal Abeysinghe Gunasekera

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“All my success was inspired by what I learned from the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon” Mr. Alagiyadura Srilal Abeysinghe Gunasekera completed his secondary education at Mahinda College Galle in the biological science stream due to the drive and passion he had towards pursuing avenues in Chemistry. It was only much later, in 1983, that he was introduced […]


Alumni Spotlight: Mr. K R Dayananda

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Mr. K R Dayananda is an iconic individual who was a part of the first batch of GIC graduates who graduated in 1983. Initially, he enrolled to follow the Lab technician Certificate course, presently known as the Diploma in Laboratory Technology, in 1978. Back in the day, the program was conducted at Aquinas College of […]


NOTICE

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As quarantine curfew has been imposed in four police jurisdictions including Welikada, the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon has been closed indefinitely. Please avoid visiting the premises for inquiries regarding the new intake or other related matters until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience caused and hope for you and your families to keep safe.


Seminar Food Quality and Safety in Food Industry

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It is paramount that the humans receive proper nourishment through the foods. However, in the process of obtaining such food, we need to make sure that the food is nutritious, safe to consume, and retains a certain standard of quality. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) over 200 diseases are caused by eating food […]


Alumni Spotlight: Prof. Merita Nirmali Wickramaratne

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Prof. Merita Nirmali Wickramaratne is a graduate of the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon and obtained her Ph.D. from the Loyola University of Chicago, USA. Currently, she is attached to the Faculty of Medicine at the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka as a Professor in Biochemistry. She is also the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. […]