THEME: Empowering Humanity: Challenges and Responses

The Editorial Committee for the Annual Research Symposium of the University of Colombo invites the academic staff members of the University of Colombo to submit abstracts/extended abstracts to be considered for presentation at the Technical Sessions of the Annual Research Symposium in October 2016. The abstracts should be based on original research work and, if accepted, should be presented by a staff member or a postgraduate student of the University of Colombo. All accepted abstracts will be published in the Proceedings Book of the Annual Research Symposium 2016, University of Colombo.

The deadline for submission of the abstracts:  15 July 2016

To be considered, each submission should include the following documents.

  1. Abstract – not exceeding 300 words
  2. Extended abstract (inclusive of background, objectives, research design/materials and methods, results/ findings, conclusions) – not exceeding 1000 words
  3. The author’s declaration form.


Guidelines for preparation of the abstracts and extended abstracts are attached. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Please note that abstracts/extended abstracts not prepared according to the guidelines provided, or submitted after the deadline, will not be considered.

Authors should send in their abstracts/extended abstracts to the Faculty Editors by 15 July 2016.

Dr. Shravika Amarasekara
Editor – Annual Research Symposium

Dr. Naazima Kamardeen
Co-Editor – Annual Research Symposium