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Science Research Projects Competition (SRPC) Final Round - 2019

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 The final round of the Science Research Projects Competition 2019 was held on the 12th February 2020 in the NSF Auditorium. Prof. Ranjith Senaratne, the Chairman of the NSF, inaugurated the session with an inspiring introductory speech together with a welcome note addressing students and teachers. He highlighted the merit of scientific research and the potential of students to grow as good researchers starting from early days as students. Twenty selected winners from the first round of the SRPC were presented certificates.

Ms Nazeema Ahamed, Acting Director General also addressed the students & teachers after the award of certificates. Dr Thamara F. Dias/Additional Director, Dr Jayantha Wattavidanage/ Chairman of the NSF Working Committee on Science Popularization and the Members of the Panel of Judges were also present at the inaugural session.

Twenty-two projects selected at the 1st round were placed at the final competition. After rigorous evaluation, 10 national winning projects were selected by the Panel of Judges. Active participation of students from all over the country was noteworthy throughout the competition.


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National Winners of the Science Research Projects Competition 2019



Project Title


Names of students


Bandaranayake College, Gampaha

A study of the reasons for the drop in student attendance in the science stream during the A/L studies

Ms W.D.D.H.

G.R. Kavindu Gamlath
Vishwa Chathumina De Silva
Pamudu N. Wickramarathne


Dutugemunu Central College, Buttala

What to do with electronic waste after use

Ms K.M.S. Thakshilanee

D.A. Sachindu Nethmina
D.M. Thisari Dissanayake
Tharuki Ishara


Harishchandra National School,

Chemical composition analysis of a tea prepared by dried leaf powers of Vernonia cinerea and observation of its cholesterol reduction properties using Wistar rats animal model

Ms Nelka

Kavindu Kusal


Ladies College, 23 B, De Fonseka Road, Colombo 05

Measurement of markers of oxidative stress in children with Asthma


Yenuli Fernando


Moradana Maha Vidyalaya, Moradana, Kegalle

How to reduce landslides and protect humans in high mountain areas

Ms P.M.C.S. Samarakoon

G. Ahinsa Tharushi Kumari
M. Romesh Gayantha
M.A. Asitha Dilshan Aberathna


Musaeus College, Colombo 7

Knowledge, attitude and practices regarding refractive errors among parents of selected preschools in the Colombo district

Ms Anusha

Risindi Peiris
Apeksha Deekiriwewa


Nalanda College, Colombo 10

An efficient method of removing heavy metals from polluted soil while preserving the environment

Ms Upeksha Abeysekara

M.H.M.S.N. Herath


Paddirippu M.M. Vidyalaya,

Evaluation of antioxidant property of banana leaf -medicated green synthesis of iron oxide nanoparticles

Mr Selvarajah

N. Krunthikaran
V. Chithdassan
G. Abeelaashanan


Sally Ambal Maha Vidyalaya, Trincomalee

A control study of evaluate for Sooriya Namaskar and Pranayama for slow learners

Mr A. Mugunthan

V. Arthikeshan
L. Kishopika


Viharamahadevi Balika Vidyalaya, Kiribathgoda

Investigating whether the corona effect can be used to generate electricity for streetlamp

Ms S.R. Wickramasinghe

P.S. Yashoda
H.M. Kavindi Vidusari
T.L. Sherangi Imesha Silva


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