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Sri Lankan-built satellite sends first picture of earth

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Courtesy The Island/Asia News Network COLOMBO — The first ever Sri Lankan nano satellite, RAAVANA-1 launched into an orbit 400 km away from earth on June 17, sent the first picture of earth. RAAVANA-1 is a research satellite built by two Sri Lankan engineers, Tharindu Dayaratne and Dulani Chamika, from the University of Peradeniya and […]

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Fasciola liver flukes infecting wild elephants of Sri Lanka: tackling tricky taxonomy

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Scott Lawton Courtesy Biomedcentral A Fasciola liver fluke found infecting Asian elephants in Sri Lanka reveals a need to understand economically important parasites in wildlife. Elephants and fascioliasis Fascioliasis is a global economic problem impacting upon human and domestic animal health, but what about wildlife? Although we are used to considering the impact of Fasciola infections […]

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Microplastics a key factor in Sri Lanka’s plunging fish stocks, survey shows

Friday, June 7th, 2019

by Dilrukshi Handunnetti Courtesy Microplastics and overfishing are the leading causes of extensive marine pollution in Sri Lanka, a new survey has found. The survey, the first of its kind carried out in 40 years, showed that the island’s fish stock had dropped drastically by about 80 percent, in part due to high levels of […]

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Japanese Ingenuity

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Small Scale plastic to oil conversion

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රාවණ – 1 චන්ද්‍රිකාව ජුනි 17 වැනිදා පෘථිවියට කිලෝමීටර 400 ක දුරින් පිහිටි කක්ෂයකට මුදාහරිනවා

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

අමාත්‍ය සුජීව සේනසිංහ ප්‍රවෘත්ති නිවේදනය ශ්‍රී ලංකාව අභ්‍යාවකාශ පර්යේෂණ  ක්ෂේත්‍රයට පිවිසීම සනිටුහන් කරමින්  ආතර් සී. ක්ලාක් මධ්‍යස්ථානයේ පර්යේෂණ ඉංජිනේරුවන් දෙදෙනෙකු  විසින් ජපානයේ ද සහයෝගය මත ජපානයේ ක්‍යුෂු තාක්ෂණික අධ්‍යයන ආයතනයේ දී නිර්මාණය කර දැනට ජාත්‍යන්තර අභ්‍යාවකාශ මධ්‍යස්ථානයේ රඳවා තිබෙන රාවණ -1 නැනෝ චන්ද්‍රිකාව ජුනි මස 17 වැනිදා පෘථිවියට කිලෝමීටර 400 ක දුරින් පිහිටි කක්ෂයකට මුදාහරින […]

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Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe, attends the 22nd Session of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) ඇමති සුජීව සේනසිංහ, සංවර්ධනය සඳහා වූ විද්‍යා හා තාක්ෂණ කොමිසමෙහි 22 වන සැසියට එක්වේ.

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Ministry Of Science , Technology & Research  ස්විට්සර්ලන්තයේ ජිනීවා නුවරදී පැවැත්වෙන සංවර්ධනය සඳහා වූ විද්‍යා හා තාක්ෂණ කොමිසමෙහි (CSTD) 22 වන සැසිය සඳහා විද්‍යා, තාක්ෂණ හා පර්යේෂණ අමාත්‍ය සුජීව සේනසිංහ මහතා ඇතුළු නියෝජිත පිරිසක් සහභාගී වී සිටියි. මෙම සැසිය 2019 මැයි 13 සිට 17 දක්වා පැවැත්වේ. සංවර්ධනය සඳහා වූ විද්‍යා හා තාක්ෂණ කොමිසම, ආර්ථික සහ […]

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RAAVANA-1, first ever Sri Lankan satellite launched

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The first ever Sri Lankan satellite, RAAVANA-1, was successfully launched into space at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia today (18). The satellite bordered to the Antares rocket carrying Cygnus cargo spacecraft and it is bound to reach the International Space Station (ISS). RAAVANA-1 is set to be launched into orbit […]

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How Graphene is taking Solar Cells to the next level

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

World News Synergy Files Sri Lankan graphite is considered to be the best sauce material for the production of Graphane, which has many uses in advanced electronic and solar panel industries. As always, we’ve been so generous that we wanted foreign countries to benefit from it.  So we sold our mines.   In this video […]

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At the Event Horizon: Astrophysicists Set to Reveal First Photos of Black Holes

Sunday, April 7th, 2019

Courtesy Sputnik News In a milestone for cosmological research, astronomers have announced that they will reveal on Wednesday the first-ever photographic image of a black hole. CC0Space is Common Heritage of Mankind, Every Nation Responsible For Avoiding Militarisation of Space – IslamabadIn what is being heralded as a key scientific breakthrough, scientists from around the world will […]

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Studying health effects of micro-plastics will be a catalyst in efforts to save our oceans

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN, Geneva A study of the health effects of marine plastic pollution and micro-plastics is important for strengthening national and global initiatives to combat plastic pollution of our oceans”, stressed Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez, Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative in Geneva, addressing an interactive Panel Discussion held at the Graduate […]

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Titanium Sands preparing resource update at Sri Lankan mineral sands project

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Courtesy Proactive Investors Australia Results and details of analyses will be released in June 2019. The Mannar deposit is on a sand island in the dry northwest of Sri Lanka Titanium Sands Ltd (ASX:TSL) is preparing to upgrade resources at the Mannar Island Heavy Mineral Sands Project in northwest Sri Lanka incorporating results from resource infill and extension […]

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Chronic kidney disease of undetermined causes, described originally in Central America and Sri Lanka

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

BARCELONA INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL HEALTH (ISGLOBAL) Courtesy  Eurekalert  E-MAIL Chronic kidney disease of undetermined causes (CKDu), initially reported among agricultural communities in Central America and Sri Lanka, is also present in India, particularly in Southern rural areas, and could be common in other tropical and subtropical rural settings. These are the main conclusions of a […]

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පෘථිවි නිරීක්ෂණ චන්ද්‍රිකා දත්ත ලබාගැනීම සහ බෙදාහැරීම සඳහා ජාතික මධ්‍යස්ථානයක් ස්ථාපනය කිරීමට පියවර

Monday, March 25th, 2019

තක්ෂක හේමචන්ද්‍ර ගරු විද්‍යා, තාක්ෂණ  හා පර්යේෂණ අමාත්‍යතුමාගේ මාධ්‍ය ලේකම් විද්‍යා තාක්ෂණ හා පර්යේෂණ අමාත්‍යාංශය යටතේ ක්‍රියාත්මක වන නවීන තාක්ෂණ පිළිබඳ ආතර් සී. ක්ලාක් මධ්‍යස්ථානය විසින් චීන රජයේ සහයෝගය ඇතිව පෘථිවි නිරීක්ෂණ චන්ද්‍රිකා දත්ත ලබාගැනීම සහ බෙදාහැරීම සඳහා වන ජාතික මධ්‍යස්ථානයක් ස්ථාපනය කිරීමට පියවර ගනිමින් තිබේ. ඒ සඳහා ආතර් සී. ක්ලාක් ආයතනය සහ චීනයේ දුරස්ථ […]

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Sri Lanka successfully tests artificial rain

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, March 22 ( – The Sri Lankan government, on Friday, for the first time, successfully tested artificial rain in a drought hit area to provide clean water to hundreds of families.The Power and Energy Ministry, in a statement said the Ceylon Electricity Board together with the Sri Lanka Air Force conducted the […]

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Sri Lanka successfully tests artificial rain for first time

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has successfully tested artificial rain for the first time in the country with moderate rainfall experienced over the Maussakele Reservoir for around 45 minutes. The pilot project to induce artificial rain at the catchments areas of the Maussakele Reservoir was carried out by the CEB on Friday (22). An aircraft (Y12) […]

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US lab tests report on Mannar mass grave reveals bone samples belong to 1499-1719 AD era

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Sithum Chathuranga and Romesh Madusanka Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Carbon dating report from the Beta Analytic Institute of Florida, USA has revealed that the skeletal remains found in the Mannar mass grave dates back to a period between 1499 and 1719 AD (Anno Domini). However, the analysts are of the opinion that it was impossible […]

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මන්නාරම් සමූහ මිණීවලේ කාල නිර්ණ වාර්ථාව මෙන්න.. මෙරට හමුදාවට යුද අපරාධ චෝදනා බොරු වෙයි.. පෘතුගීසීන්-ලන්දේසීන්ට යුද අපරාධ චෝදනා..

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

වන්නි රොමේෂ් මධුෂංඛ lanka C news මන්නාරම් සමූහ මිණීවලේ කාල නිර්ණය සඳහා වූ කාබන් පරික්ෂණයේ වාර්ථාව අද (07) මන්නාරම් අධිකරණය මගින් ප්‍රසිද්ධියට පත් කරන ලදි. මේ අනුව ඇමරිකාවේ ෆෝරීඩාහි පිහිටි බීටා ඇනලටික් නැමති රසායනාගාරයට ලබා දුන් මන්නාරම් සමූහ මිණීවලෙන් රැගත් සාම්ඵල 6ම වාර්ථාව අද දින පසිද්ධියට පත් කරමින් එලි දක්වා තිබුනේ සමූහ මිණීවලේ ඇටසැකිලි වල කාල […]

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150 Sri Lankans get Mahatma Gandhi scholarship

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, February 21 (AIR): In Sri Lanka, 150 students from all 25 districts were awardedthe prestigious Mahatma Gandhi scholarships for study in India. Sri Lankan education minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam and Indian High Commissioner Taranjit Singh Sandhu gave the scholarships at a special ceremony held in Colombo on Wednesday. This is the twelfth year […]

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Sri Lanka to launch its first satellite in April

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, Feb 20 ( – Sri Lanka will launch its first ever satellite into space this April marking its entry into the global space age, officials from Sri Lanka’s Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education said here Wednesday. The satellite, which will be named RAAVANA-1, is a research satellite built by two Sri […]

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