The CCS Research symposium is held annually where students who have followed research projects as a partial fulfillment of the requirements of the GIC programme, present their research outcomes. The sessions were held on 22 nd and 23 rd August 2018, at the Adamantane House. In this year a poster session and a 3 Minute Thesis talk competition was also held followed by the presentation sessions, where both presenters and other students were given a greater opportunity to actively take part and extend their knowledge. The best poster presentations were recognized and awarded. M. S. V. Costa won the Best poster award First place for the poster entitled “A computational Study on Inhibition of MLC-1 anti-apoptotic protein to activate apoptosis in cancer cells via commercially available natural product derivatives”. A. S. Jayathilaka won the Best poster award second place for the poster entitled “Synthesis and evaluation of skin permeation and retention of betamethasone analogues”. K. R. J. Manuda, M. J. M. Afnan, K. D. N. Rathnaweera and L. L. J. de Silva has won the Best poster award third place. The best 3 Minute Thesis talks were recognized and awarded. R. D. U. S. Deshapriya won the best presentation First place at the 3 minute thesis talk competition. F. Nadiyya won the best presentation second place at the 3 minute thesis talk competition. L. L. J. de Siva and S. N. Nawalage won the best presentation third place at the 3 minute thesis talk competition.