The Senate Research and Higher Degrees Committee (SRHDC) organizes the Wayamba University Research Congress 2020 to provide a forum for academics, administrative staff, and postgraduate students of the University to discuss their research finding. This is the fifth consecutive Research Congress and its theme is Our Innovations for National Development. The Vice-Chancellor, Sn. Prof. Udith Jayasinghe will be the Chief Guest, and the keynote speaker is Sn. Prof. Ajith Alwis, Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa.

About forty five novel research findings will be presented in parallel sessions on Agriculture, Applied Sciences and Technology, Management, Livestock, Fisheries, & Nutrition by both the postgraduate students and  academic and administrative staff including the grant holders who have received the funds from the University for conducting research.

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 young researcher 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 of the University.


Dr. WMHK Wijenayake

Dr. Wajira Balasooriya

Scheduled date for WURC-2020: 12th February 2021