5th Wayamba University Research Congress (WURC)

Wayamba University Research Congress is the main annual research conference of Wayamba University of Sri Lanka. The congress provides a knowledge sharing platform for academics, administrative staff, and postgraduate students of the University to confer the findings of their research projects.  The fifth Wayamba University Research Congress under the theme “Our Innovations for National Development” will be held on 12th February at the Kuliyapitiya premises. The Vice-Chancellor, Senior Prof. Udith K. Jayasinghe Mudalige will grace the event as the Chief Guest. Senior Prof. Ajith de Alwis from the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, Faculty of Engineering in University of Moratuwa will grace the event as the key note speaker. The event is organized by the Senate Research and Higher Degrees Committee (SRHDC) of the University.

About forty-six novel research findings will be presented by the postgraduate students and the academic and administrative staff. Most of the projects have been funded by the Wayamba University research grants.  

The research findings will be presented in four parallel technical sessions;

  • Innovations in Agriculture,
  • Innovations in Applied Sciences and Technology,
  • Innovations in Livestock, Fisheries, and Food Science and Nutrition 
  • Innovations in Teaching, Learning and Management studies

Parallel to the University research congress, annual university research award ceremony will be organized to appreciate the scientific contributions made by the University academics in year 2019.  Outstanding contributions of Wayamba University researchers to the science will be recognized by awarding most outstanding senior and junior scientist awards and other remarkable research achievements will be recognized by awarding merit awards. In addition, Faculty Level research awards will be awarded to appreciate the contributions made by academics to expand the research culture in the University. Finally, academics who published in Indexed Journals of Web of Science in 2017, 2018, and 2019 will also be recognized with awards.


Dr. WMHK Wijenayake

Dr. Wajira Balasooriya

Download Presentation Guidelines for 5th Wayamba University Research Congress:

WURC 2020: Technical Session Agenda

5th WURC – Date: 12th February 2021

Venue: WUSL, Kuliyapitiya premises