At this very moment the world is seeing a worst crisis of hospitals losing their capacities to treat Covid-19 patients. At this very moment, Sri Lanka is pondering whether it could slide into a crisis. To avoid such disaster, it is very important to keep the medical crews of all levels healthy and safe in order to avoid staff shortages at crucial times. To help keep the staff of the closely associated hospitals safe, the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka swiftly took actions to fabricate 100 face shields of high quality and durability and to donate them the hospitals on the 09th of April, 2020.
News coverage by ITN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysdLltKb05E&feature=youtu.be&t=1404
Prof. K. P. Vidanapathirana and Prof. (Mrs) Kumudu Perera were awarded with National Science Foundation Research Award -2018. The awarding ceremony was held on 18th December 2019 at BMICH under the participation of Minister of Higher Education, Technology and Innovation and State Minister of Technology and Innovation .
This award was given to the NSF research grant titled “Conducting Polymer Based Energy Storage Devices”