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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 […]


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. […]


Y. Vindula Alwis of the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon wins the Runners up at the Inter-University Undergraduate Thesis competition

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Y. Vindula Alwis, a graduate Teaching Assistant to the College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, has succeeded in bringing glory to his Alma Mater by securing the Second Place in the Inter-University Undergraduate Thesis competition, organized by the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS). Out of several candidates from nine […]


Climbing the ladder of success: DLT Graduate makes CCS proud.

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Mr. Mohamed Faleel Mohamed Fayaz, a proud product of the 2011/2013 batch of Diploma in Laboratory Technology (DLT) offered by the College of Chemical Sciences, assumed duties as the secretary of the Private Medical Laboratories Society LTD, where he would represent all medical laboratory technologists. He is also currently serving as the secretary of the […]


Long Service Awards

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In recognition of their dedication and service over the years, the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon honoured the following members for their tireless efforts for the betterment of the Institute at the 49th Annual Sessions held on the 13th of August at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute. Mrs H L Anoma Champanie Wijesuriya was awarded with the […]


The best PhD thesis award presented by the Energy Sector of the Royal Society of Chemistry for the year 2019 was awarded to Dr. Jessica Pereira of the University of Warwick, UK.

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The best PhD thesis award presented by the Energy Sector of the Royal Society of Chemistry for the year 2019 was awarded to Dr. Jessica Pereira of the University of Warwick, UK. An alumnus of the College of Chemical Sciences, Dr. Jessica’s PhD was titled Nanostructured Copper Window & Reflective Electrodes for Organic Photovoltaics at […]


ICHEMC Researchers win the President’s Award for Scientific Research

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“They believed they could; so they did” We congratulate Dr. Sameera Ranmal Gunatilake, Senior lecturer, College of Chemical Sciences, and Ms. Chathuri Peiris, research assistant currently reading for her Mphil at the University of Colombo, for being awarded the President’s Award for Scientific Research at the Presidential awards, held on the 26th of August 2019 […]


Yeoman Service Awards: Professor Srianthie Deraniyagala

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Prof. Srianthie Deraniyagala graduated from the University of Colombo in 1978, with a First Class Honours degree in Chemistry. In 1979, she joined the Department of Chemistry, University of Colombo as an Assistant Lecturer and was promoted as Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, Professor and Senior Professor, the post she currently holds. She has 40 years […]


Dr. C L de Silva Gold Medal – Professor P A Nimal Punyasiri

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Professor P A Nimal Punyasiri is Professor and Chair of Biochemistry at the Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Colombo. He is a graduate of the Institute of Chemistry Sri Lanka and obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Biochemistry and PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Peradeniya. He has carried out […]


Yeoman Service Awards: Professor Priyani Paranagama

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  Professor Priyani Ashoka Paranagama graduated from the University of Kelaniya in 1986 with B.Sc. Honours degree in Chemistry with Second Class Upper Division. She joined the University of Kelaniya in 1990 as an Assistant Lecturer and proceeded to the Industrial and Technological Institute (ITI) to obtain her MPhil degree in Organic Chemistry in 1991. […]