6th symposium proceedings

National Science and Technology Commission
Young Scientist Forum

6th YSF Symposium

Research Papers
Analysis of wind speed and direction data in Hambantota district of southern Sri Lanka
M.A.M. Abraj and P. Wijekoon
Association between CRP and BMI of newly diagnosed breast cancer patients
H.M.K. Akalanka, S. Ekanayake and K. Samarasinghe
A study on the educational background and future aspirations of the Art Faculty students in a state university of Sri Lanka
D. T. H. Ananda, C.A.D. Nahallage and K. Rodrigo
Preliminary study on shrimp productivity and fishery issues of Mullaitivu lagoons, Sri Lanka 2013 - 2015.
A. Ashani, J. Suthagaran and K. Akilan
Informational labels on packaged rice: an investigation into the most preferred food quality attributes
E.M.C.M Ekanayake and U.K. Jayasinghe-Mudalige
The impact of task based language teaching on grammar instructions: a comparative study of planned vs. Incidental focus on form
W. Sajeewani Apsara Fernando
A case study on factors influencing consumer's Purchase decision of branded tea
H.M.M. Gayathri, A.I.Y. Lankapura, A.M.K.R. Bandara and L.P. Rupasena
Cricket sabremetrics: a data mining analysis of cricket
P.A. Gregory, D.H.M.S.N. Herath, D.S.L. Karunasekera, D.S. Deegalla and A.U. Bandaranayake
Genetic stability of coconut embryogenic Calli after cryopreservation by encapsulation-dehydration technique
W.W.M.A. Iroshini, G.A.U. Jayasekera, S.A.C.N. Perera, V.R.M. Vidhanaarachchi and H.D.D. Bandupriya
Spell correction of isolated words: methodology to improve the spell correction
J.R.K.C Jayakody
Machine learning techniques with NLP for dialog act classification
J.R.K.C Jayakody
Influence of the position angle of six ornamental plants on their sensitivity to gravity and their suitability for vertical gardening
K.P.N.H. Kariyawasam, S. Krishnaraja, C.L.S.M. Karunarathne, Malshani Ariyaratne and C.K. Beneragama
Genetic diversity analysis of common bean germplasm in Sri Lanka
K.M.A.N. Kulathunga, M.C.M. Zakeel, H.M.P.S. Kumari, and L.K.W. Wijayaratne
Obstacles for the sustainability of business start-ups: the case of North-Western province in Sri Lanka
M.K. Kuluppuarachchi, A.M.T.P. Athauda and G.H.I. Anjalee
Intraspecific plasticity in circadian rhythms in photosynthetic organisms: evidence from Euglena gracilis Z
H.G.J.T. Kumara, C.K. Benaragama, C.L.S.M. Karunarathne and M.P. Ariyarathne
Assessment of glufosinate resistance in selected Sri Lankan rice (Oryza sativa L.) varieties
R. A. D. D. Lakshika, S. R. Weerakoon and S. Somaratne
Identification of temporal trends in rainfall anomalies of different rainfall seasons in Sri Lanka using the standardized precipitation index (SPI)
L.A.T.S. Liyanaarachchi, B.W. Wijesuriya, J.K.S. Sankalpa, H.M.L.K. Herath, S. Premalal and S.B. Karunaratne
Identification of Rigidoporus Microporus isolates of murraya koengii, pathogenic on Hevea Brasiliensis
H.K.I. Madushani, T.H.P.S. Fernando, R.L.C. Wijesundara and D. Siriwardane
Water use and hygiene practices of a slum community in Colombo district: a gender focused study
P.V.S. Madubhashini and N.D.K. Dayawansa
Chemical speciation modeling of drinking water in Padaviya, an affected area of Chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDU)
K. A. D. H. Perera and Janitha A. Liyanage
Development of an Agrobacterium rhizogenes mediated transformation system for soybean variety PB-1
P.D.K.S. Premarathne, M.C.M. Zakeel and P.C.G. Bandaranayake
Comparison of lipid profiles and metabolic syndrome among selected cohort of chronic and recently diagnosed Type II Diabetes Mellitus patients who attended family practice center of university of Sri Jayewardenepura and Colombo South teaching hospital
P.W.M. Ranathunga, R.M.D. Rathnayake, M.H.F. Sasna, U.P.K. Hettiaratchi and L.V. Athiththan
Identification and transmission of horsegram yellow mosaic virus causing yellowing in Soybean
Ryan Rienzie, W.A.R.T. Wickramaarachchi and D. M. De Costa
The Artificial Neural Network based hybrid statistical approach for volatility forecasting in Colombo stock exchange
R.M Kapila Tharanga Rathnayaka and D.M.K.N Seneviratna
Effects of physical activity on body composition in women with or without diabetes
R.G.L. Rathnayake, P.P.R. Perera and U.P.K. Hettiaratchi
Prophylactic and therapeutic chronic anti-inflammatory effect of Psychotria sarmentosa leaves on adjuvant-induced arthritis rat model
W.M.K.M. Ratnayake, T.S. Suresh, A.M. Abeysekera, N. Salim and U.G. Chandrika
Mix design of high performance concrete with Silica fume and fly ash
R.M.D.M. Sanjeewa, P.S.K. Pathirana and H.D. Yapa
Potential use of lower concentrations of currently-used fungicides for the control of black stripe disease of rubber
M.K.R. Silva, T.H.P.S. Fernando and B.I. Tennakoon
Impact of innovativeness, human capital on firm performances of floriculture exporters in Gampaha district in Sri Lanka
S.A.N.P. Siriwardhana, G.H.I. Anjalee and N.R. Abeynayake
Variation of bacterial load and fatty acids of gamma irradiated Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares)
I.H.W. Surendra, E.M.R.K.B. Edirisinghe and R.M.N.P. Rathnayake
In-vitro alpha amylase inhibitory and in-vivo acute hypoglycemic effect of fresh fruit pulp and hexane fraction of Averrhoa carambola Linn fruit (star fruit)
N.K. Weerasekara, P.H.P. Fernando and W.I.T. Fernando
Analysis of physicochemical properties and functional quality attributes of shelf available milk powders in Sri Lanka using Fourier transform infra-red technology and scanning electron microscopy
W. V. V. R. Weerasingha, M. Gunawardena, S. V. R. Weerasooriya and J. K. Vidanarachchi
Strength enhancement of cement composites using Graphene Oxide
W.M.K.G.P. Wijerathna, P.B.R. Dissanayake, C.S. Bandara and N. Gunawardhana
Determination of soil respiration in a high grown and a low grown tea growing environments of Sri Lanka
T. L. Wijeratne and G. C. K. Bandara
Vitamin D deficiency and chronic lower back pain in lumbar disc herniated subjects
N.D. Withanage, L.V. Athiththan, H. Peiris and S. Perera