Invitation to 41st IOBSL Annual Sessions

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The President and the Council of the Institute of Biology, Sri Lanka, cordially invite its members to the Inauguration of the 41st Annual Sessions of the Institute of Biology, Sri Lanka. The Keynote Speaker for the event will be Emeritus Professor Wimaladharma Abeyewickreme. Dr. I. V. S. Fernando of the Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya will be felicitated during this year’s inauguration.

Date: Friday, the 24th of September 2021

Time: 9.00 AM

The Inauguration and Annual General Meeting can be accessed via the following links.


Annual General Meeting (members only) :




09.00 a.m – National Anthem

09.10 a.m – Welcome Address,  Dr. Sameera Ariyawansa

09.15 a.m – Address by the President IOBSL, Prof. Deepika Amarasinghe

09.45 a.m – Address by the Keynote Speaker, Emeritus Professor Wimaladharma Abeyewickreme

10.15 a.m – Felicitation of Dr. I. V. S. Fernando

10.30 a.m – Launching of the IOBSL Thematic Publication, “Marching Towards a Bioeconomy”

10.40 a.m – Highlights of the Year 2020/2021

10.50 a.m – Presentation of Awards – IOBSL Biology Challenge 2021

11.00 a.m – Presentation of Awards – Biology Quiz Competition for Undergraduates 2021

11.10 am – Presentation of Awards – Biology Olympiad 2021

11.15 a.m – Vote of Thanks, Dr. Kanchana Abeysekera

11.30 a.m – Annual General Meeting

01.00 p.m – Technical Sessions


Please note that the technical sessions will be held as four parallel sessions