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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

Still water breed death!!! Fight Dengue

Dengue fever has come to the limelight these days because of its frequent outbreaks in various parts of the world. The dengue virus, a member of the genus Flavivirus of the family Flaviviridae, is an arthropod-borne virus that includes four different serotypes (DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3, and DEN-4).  The World Health Organization (WHO) considers dengue as a major global public health challenge in the tropic and subtropics nations. They estimate that about 390 million dengue virus infections occur every year of which 96 million manifests clinically. The infection has spread over 128 countries globally while 3.9 billion people are at risk and approximately 70% of the incidences are reported from Asia.

Towards a Greener Future in Sri Lankan Export Agriculture

With the progress gained by humans in their civilization, many important landmark achievements were made and all these contributed for humans to become the dominant species on this earth. However, with the beginning of industrial revolution which was one of the turning points of human history, some adverse impacts of development also came into existence with the addition of unfavorable material to the environment by humans. 

A Healthy Glass of Water Against the Silent Killer

A common yet despairing phrase among individuals, particularly in North Central Sri Lanka. Some of them might not know that the water they drink is contaminated with inorganic species such as heavy metals and fluoride, which is considered hazardous in many parts of the world. Chronic kidney disease with unknown etiology (CKDu), has become the silent killer that has perplexed the medical community.


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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.