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  Annual Symposium on
Forestry, Environment and Natural Resource Management


Sixth Annual Forestry and Environment Symposium 2000
Theme: Developments in Environment and Forest Sciences in 2000
29 - 30 December, 2000
At - Le Kandyan Hotel, Heerasgala, Peradeniya

 

PROGRAMME
DAY 1 -
FRIDAY, 29 DECEMBER

9.00 am

Arrival of Participants

9.30 am

Registration of Participants and TEA

9.50 am

Lighting of the traditional oil lamp

INAUGURAL SESSION
Chairman: Prof Jagath Wickramasinghe
Vice Chancellor, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

10.00 am

Welcome Address
Dr Hemanthi Ranasinghe
Head, Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, Univ of Sri Jayewardenepura

10.05 am

Address by Prof W S Fernando
Dean, Faculty of Applied Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

10.10 am

Address by Prof Jagath Wickramasinghe
Vice Chancellor, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

10.20 am

Address by Mr N Pathmanathan
Secretary, Ministry of Forestry and Environment

10.30 am

Keynote Address by Prof. R P Gunawardana
Secretary, Ministry of Higher Education

10.50 am

Vote of Thanks - Dr Hiran Amarasekera Course co-ordinator,
Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, Univ of Sri Jayewardenepura

SESSION 1 - Biology and Ecology
Chairman - Prof I A U N Gunathilake Professor of Botany, University of Peradeniya

11.00

The serpantine vegetation of Ussangoda (Hambanthota District) and Nickel accumulating plant species.

A S Senevirathna, H G Nandadasa, W S Fernando, H H V M Sanjeewani,
R L H R Rajapaksha

11.15

Preliminary survey of serpentine vegetation in the Uda Walawe area.

S N Wickramarathna,

11.30

Biomass and nutrient accumulation of an early successional shrub species (Zizyphus oenoplia) in an uprooted rubber field at Kamburupitiya.

K K I U Aruna Kumara, U Wickramasinghe, R Senarathna,

.

11.45

Seeding survival and growth of nine late sucsetional species across topographic gradient in Singharaja rain forest

E P S K Ediriweera, B M P Singhakumara , P M S Ashton

12.00

Studies on dormancy and germination dynamics of Macaranga peltata (Kanda) an early successional species.

K K I U Aruna Kumara, U Wickramasinghe, G A Dayathilaka, R Senarathna,

12.15

Effect of shade on limonoid and nitrogen composition in shoots of Swietenia macrophilla (King)

Rizana M Mahroof, Caroline Hauxwall, Jayanthi P Edirisinghe,.

12.30

DISCUSSION (12.30-1.00)

SESSION 2 - Soil and Soil Conservation 11.00am - 1.00pm
Chairman - Prof Kapila Dahanayake
Chairman, National Science Foundation

11.00

Mineralisation and Release of Nitrogen from soil amended with different organic manures

K A Nandasena and
R P U G Balasooriya,

11.15

Nitrogen status and its supplying capacity of tropical soils.

K A Nandasena,

11.30

Effect of different salinity levels on seed germination of salt tolerant tree species

K K I U Aruna Kumara,
U Wickramasinghe, R Senarathna,.

11.45

Soil characteristics in some human-implicated areas at Kamburupitiya following the Nilwala Project

K K I U Anura Kumara
R Senaratha

12.00

Major plant nutrient levels in some wells along a soil catena under intensive vegetable cultivation.

A N Jayakody,

12.15

DISCUSSION (12.15-12.45)

1.00 - 2.00pm LUNCH

SESSION 3 - Natural Resource Management and Utilization
Chairman - Mr Sarath Wickramasinghe
Deputy Director, Natural Resource Management Project, M of Forestry and Environment

2.00

Prediction of individual tree diameter of Pinus nigra var. Maritima (Ait) Melville (Corsican pine)

S M C U P Subasingha,
T A R Jenkins, G J Mayhead

2.15

Economic importance of invasive plant species

A N F Perera , E R K Perera.

2.30

Economics of a firewood plantation in Batticalo: Casuarina eqvisetifolia

T Jayasingam,

2.45

Characteristics of a coconut land under crop-livestock integration

T Serasinghe ,
K K Pathirana,

3.00

Crystaline limestone - An environment friendly people's industry

Dissanayaka A

3.15

A survey of the market availability and its potential for non-wood forest products with special reference to medicinal plants and cane.

J.Hettiarachchi ,
D M S H K Ranasinghe

3.30

Hydrological Modeling using Remote Sensing and GIS: A case study of Bata river basin

C. Gangodagama,
S P Aggrawal

3.45

DISCUSSION (3.45 - 4.15)

SESSION 4 -People, Land-use and Agroforestry
Chairman - Mr Dayananda Kariyawasam
Addl Conservator of Forest, Forest Department

2.00

Forest regeneration immediately after traditional shifting cultivation in the Northern dry zone of Sri Lanka

G A D Perera,.

2.15

Partitioning of fertility and competition effects of a Gliricidia sepium X Zea mays agroforestry system on sloping highlands in the mid - country wet zone of Sri Lanka

W A J M De Costa
A G Chandrapala

2.30

Fuel Problems in estate sector - A case study in selected estates in Nuwara Eliya , Kandy and Rathnapura Districts.

K K S Perera
S M C U P Subasingha
B Mohns.

2.45

Vegetative Propagation of Dipterocapus zeylanicus by cuttings

C D Kaluthota, D M S H K Ranasinghe,
K K D S Ranaweera

3.00

DISCUSSION (3.00 - 4.00)

4.15 - 4.45 TEA AND STUDENTS' POSTER SESSIONS

 

SESSION 5 - Environmental Pollution and Control
Chairman - Mr K G T Bandarathilake
Deputy Director General, Central Environmental Authority

4.45

Considerations of Sanitary Landfills in developing Countries

Nilanthi Bandara

5.00

Excess fluoride in drinking water in Mahaweli Systems - An Environmental Issue

J P Padmasiri

5.15

Investigation of sulfur compounds in selected stagnant water bodies

K I A Kularatne ,
K R R Mahanama

5.30

Preliminary Studies on use of Bacterial populations a s a Biological Indicator in Aquatic Ecosystems with Special reference to Bolgoda North Lake

W M P Gunathilaka,
S C Wijeyratne,

5.45

The contribution of Forest plantations (Teak) in Sri Lanka in acting as a carbon sink to reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Samanmalii Abeysiri ,
D M S H K Ranasingha

6.00

Environment impact identification and a possible mitigating strategies for Boralesgamuwa lake.

S P Periyapperuma,
Ajith de Alwis

6.15

Preliminary Survey of Biological Indicator in Kandy lake

K S Mahalekamge
S Piyasiri

6.30

DISCUSSION

 

DAY - 2

SATURDAY, 30 DECEMBER

THEME SEMINAR- Priorities in Natural Resource Management in Sri Lanka
Chairman: Prof M M Karunanayake
Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

8.30

Welcome Address

Prof. M M Karunanayake
Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies
University of Sri Jayewardenepura

8.40

Involvement of Private Sector in Environmental Management

Mr T Hewage
Addl. Secretary, Ministry of Forestry and Environment

9.00

Managing the Global Challenges with local efforts

Mr D B Sumithrarachchi
Co-ordinator, EA1 Project
Ministry of Forestry and Environment

9.20

Priorities in Forestry Sector in Sri Lanka

Mr H M Bandarathilake
Conservator of Forest, Forest Department

9.40

Address by the Chief Guest

Hon Mahinda Wijesekera
Minister of Forestry and Environment

10.00

Development, Global Change and Epidemiological environment

Dr Hemanthi Ranasinghe
Head, Dept of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

10.20

Timber resources for construction and wooden products sector in Sri Lanka

Dr Hiran Amarasekera
Dept of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

10.40

Concluding Remarks

Prof M M Karunanayake

10.45 TEA

SESSION 6 - Biodiversity and Wild Life
Chairman - Mr Gamini Gamage
Director, Ministry of Forestry and Environment

11.00

Human Elephant conflict in the Mahaweli Wild life region, Sri Lanka.

B V P Perera

11.15

Assessment of biodiversity in the Muthurajawela Wetland Sanctuary

C N B Bambaradeniya, S P Ekanayaka,
B Kekulandala, M J J Fernando,
P Samarawickrama, N Ratnayaka.

11.30

A Preliminary Study of Arthropod Diversity in the Canopy of Campnosperma zeylanica Thw, at Peak Wilderness Sanctuary

W L D P T S de A Goonatilake
D K Weerakoon

11.45

The role of Elephant (Elephas maximus) as a Seed Dispersal Agent

K A P Samansiri
D K Weerakoon

12.00

Approaching problems of Loss of Bio diversity - Challenges in Sri Lanka through bio-prospecting and benefit sharing

D K N G Pushpakumara
H B Kotagama

12.15

Some Studies of the Diversity and Distribution of Lichens on Ritigala Mountain

K W Gunawardena, S C Wijeyaratna

12.30

DISCUSSION (12.30 - 1.00)

 

SESSION 7 - Policy and Economics
Chairman - Dr B M S Batagoda
Director, Ministry of Forestry and Environment

11.00

Environmental Economics of Planting teak trees in abandoned paddy land: A case study from north western province

Malik Ranasinghe

11.15

Economic Feasibility of growing Gliricidia under coconut as an energy source for dendro thermal power plants: An ex-ante appraisal.

M T N Fernando, K B Dassanayaka,
P G Joshep.

11.30

Agro-Environmental Management in Sri Lanka: Potential for Micro Level Environmental Policy Options.

W G Somarathne.

11.45

Energy farming : An Environmental friendly solution for the Power crisis in Sri Lanka

K B Dassanayaka, M T N Fernando,
A D Samarajeewa

12.00

Evaluation of Urban air pollution cost: A case study in the Colombo city

G N Chandrasiri, U A D P Gunawardene

12.15

States of Imported sawn wood timber trade in Sri Lanka

M G Mohamed Thariq
Hiran S Amarasekara

12.30

DISCUSSION (12.30 - 1.00)

1.00 - 2.00 LUNCH

 

SESSION 8 Genetics, Tree Improvement and Propagation
Chairman - Prof H G Nandadasa
Head, Department of Botany, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

2.00

A preliminary study on vegetative propagation of four salt tolerant tree species

K K I U Aruna Kumara
U Wickramasinghe
R Senarathna

2.15

Conservation of Coconut genetic resource in Sri Lanka

J M T D Evarad
S A C N Perera

2.30

Studies on the propagation of red sandlewood (Pterocarpus santalinus Linn,f) an endangered medicinal species.

K C E Fernando
G A Dayathilaka
R Senarathna.

2.45

DISCUSSION (2.45 - 3.00)

CONCLUDING SESSION
Chairman - Prof H G Nandadasa
Head, Department of Botany, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
With the participation of all the chairpersons

3.00 Recommendations based on the Papers presented at the Symposium

3.30 TEA and End of the Symposium



 


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