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Annual Research Symposium - 2015

The second Annual Research Symposium was successfully held on 26th January 2015 at Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna. The annually organized symposium aims at sharing the research outcomes of the academic staff, students and prominent researchers in the industry. ARS-2015 was organized this year under the theme of "Research for Achieving Excellence in Engineering" and 27 research articles were presented covering the areas of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Information Engineering and Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. Academic staff, representatives from industries and undergraduate students participated in this event. Prof. Gamini Senanayake, Vice Chancellor of University of Ruhuna was the Chief Guest of ARS - 2015 and Dr. A.M.N. Alagiyawanna, Deputy Vice Chancellor of University of Ruhuna and Dr. P.D.C. Perera, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna also participated in the inauguration of ARS - 2015.


The keynote speech was delivered by the Guest of Honour Eng. Parakrama Jayasinghe based on "Can Sri Lankan Engineers be an Asset to Knowledge Driven Industries". At the end of the inauguration, 3 parallel technical sessions commenced. The symposium concluded with the dinner and a musical program of undergraduates. The Organizing Committee consisted of Dr. N.K. Hettiarachchi - Chairman of ARS-2015, Dr. Wasala Bandara, Mr. D.S. De Silva and Mrs. Mihirini Wagaarachchi. The event was successfully held with the generous support of Tokyo Cement Company (Lanka) Plc, Master Divers (Pvt.) Ltd., Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau, Melwire Group, Maga Engineering and Techno Solutions (Pvt.) Ltd.