The finals of the Chemistry Olympiad Sri Lanka (COSL) competition for the year 2018 and training sessions were held on last 17th and 18th May at the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon premises, Rajagiriaya. Finalists for COSL were selected from the results of the preliminary examination conducted by the Institute in March 2018. They represented most of the provinces in the country including the North and East. This competition consists of both theory and practical examinations. Prior to the examinations one and half day training sessions including Chemistry practical sessions were conducted by the lecturers of the College of Chemical Sciences of IChemC together with their fellow university academics. In addition, a social evening was organized to foster networking of students.
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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 a half day training camp including laboratory practical sessions was conducted. The final competition consisted of a one and a half hour theory (written) paper and a one and a half hour practical examination and was allocated equal weightage for both parts. Based on the results obtained, the committee selected the first, second and third places.
Udara Nirmani Samaranayake from Mahamaya Girls College, Kandy won the first place of COSL 2017 and S Priyanwadha Mudalige from Maliyadewa Balika Vidyalaya, Kurunegala and A A G H Abeysinghe from Mahamaya Girls College, Kandy secured the second and third places, respectively.
Part of the Chemistry Olympiad Committee members and Finalists