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From Senior Professors to undergraduates, all members of the Faculty of Science are engaged in creating new knowledge

FOS Research Culture

Active engagement in research is the single most important contribution a University can offer to its community. Faculty of Science is in the forefront of knowledge generation and innovation through research in Sri Lanka. Here, students, staff and the community come together in a conducive environment with free thinking space to solve problems, innovate and to advance science.

Research Stories

Are we dulling bird calls?

Silent Spring, spurring the interest of conservationists, industrialists and the general public, was one of the most influential books in recent history. Here, Rachel Carson, signaled the devastating impacts of chemical pesticides on birds, apparent through drastic population declines.

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Profiling fatty acids in rice for ascertaining human nutrition and health

Rice is the dietary staple for half of the world population. In most Asian countries, the annual per capita consumption of rice is greater than 110 kg and it is reported to provide major nutrients namely carbohydrates, proteins, vitamin B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), and also fat in significant quantities.

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The Himalayan Crossing of Brown-headed Gulls 2022

It is with great excitement that we announce the second Himalayan crossing of a tagged bird of our CAF migration tracking project in Sri Lanka.
After witnessing the trans-Himalayan crossing of our first tagged Brown-headed Gull (Hima Kumari) last year, we have just observed another successful Himalayan crossing.


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Access cutting-edge innovation and expertise

Colombo Science and Technology Cell was established to promote and serve manufacturing and service industries as well as agriculture in Sri Lanka through research, development, innovation,scientific services and knowledge and technology transfer.

Earn a Research Degree

Research degrees considered as higher-level academic degrees as the candidates are driven by naturally inquiring minds or a passion to solve problems. A research degree gives candidates the opportunity to conduct their own research to create new knowledge. Therefore, each research degree is unique and differs from another. Each research degree graduate is equipped with the transferable skills essential for challenging and diverse roles in industry as well as in research and academic organizations. Faculty offers MPhil and PhD programs in a number of diverse disciplines.