The Sri Lankan Physics Olympiad Competition – 2023

The Sri Lankan Physics Olympiad Competition – 2023 will be held on November 4, 2023 (Saturday) from 9.00 am to 11.00 am at the Universities of Colombo, Kelaniya, Ruhuna, Rajarata (Mihintale), Jaffna and the Open University Centers at Kandy (Polgolla) and Batticaloa. A maximum of eight students who did well in the national competition will be selected to participate in APhO, 2024 (the country not known yet).

Application Form

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The Sri Lankan Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad Competitions (Gr. 10-13 & Gr. 6-9) – 2023

The 14th Sri Lankan Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad and the 10th Sri Lankan Junior Astronomy Olympiad are organized by the Institute of Physics, Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Department of Physics, the University of Colombo in association with the Sri Lanka Astronomy Olympiad Association. The competitions will be held on Saturday 4th November 2023.
Registration deadline is 30th October 2023

Application: Sri Lankan Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad (SLAAO) – 2023

Application: Sri Lankan Junior Astronomy Olympiad (SLJAO) – 2023


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Technical Sessions – 2024

The 40th Technical Sessions of the IPSL in conjunction with the 44th AGM of the IPSL will be held on Saturday, 16th March 2024. The purpose of the Sessions is to enable members to present work done by them in the form of a research paper. Members who wish to read their papers are kindly requested to submit their manuscripts through the IPSL website, by November 30, 2023

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Best Undergraduate Physics Research Project Award – 2023

In recognition of the growing significance of science and technology, and with the aim of strengthening the research skills of undergraduates in the field of physics education, an annual competition for Best Undergraduate Physics Research Project Award is organized for university undergraduates in Sri Lanka, by the Institute of Physics, Sri Lanka (IPSL). IPSL recognizes and honors undergraduates, who have exhibited a distinguished competence in experimental and analytical skills relevant to the research in the field of Physics. The Award will consist of a monetary award and a certificate citing the achievement.

Graduates from Sri Lankan Universities who have obtained the degree within the period of 30th December 2021 to 15th May 2023 (effective date) are eligible to apply for the 2023 award.

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Foundation Course in Physics 2023

Institute of Physics Sri Lanka conducts a Foundation course in Physics covering the G.C.E Advanced Level Physics syllabus. Successful completion of this course is accepted as a pass in G.C.E (A/L) Physics subject when enrolling in some Degree programmes.

For whom:

  • Those who lack pass in G.C.E (A/L) Physics subject seeking University admission
  • Students following G.C.E. (A/L) in science (English/Sinhala Medium) as a supportive/ revision course for the Physics subject.
  • Anyone interested to gain knowledge in Physics

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Council Members

Our newly elected council member for the tenure 2022/2023



President – IPSL
Dr. R Chinthaka L De Silva
Telephone: +94 777883347

Astronomy & Astrophysics Olympiad

Prof. K.P.S.C. Jayaratne
Telephone: +94 11 2158357

Sri Lanka Junior Science Olympiad

Prof. H.H. Sumathipala
Telephone: +94 11 2903349

Physics Olympiad

Prof. S.R.D. Rosa
Telephone: +94 11 2158335

Payments/ Memberships

Dr. W. K. I.L. Wanniarachchi
Telephone: +94 11 275 8889

IPSL Journal

Prof. P.A.A. Perera
Telephone: +94 11 2903347

Foundation Course in Physics

Mr. D.L.N. Jayathilaka
Telephone: +94 70 2124896

Technical Session – 2022

Joint Secretary
Dr. (Mrs) W.W.P De Silva
Telephone: +94 11 2758106

Sri Lanka Nuclear Science Olympiad

Prof. N.G.S. Shantha Gamage
Telephone: +94 11 2758358