Mailvaganam Memorial Oration

Mailvaganam Memorial Oration is an annual event held by the Institute of Physics, Sri Lanka in memory of late Prof. A.W. Mailvaganam

2019

Speaker: Professor J.R.P. JayakodyProfessor in Physics, University of Kelaniya
Topic: Development of the Lithium-Ion Battery
Date: 23 November 2019 (Saturday) at 5.30 p.m.

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2018

Speaker: Mr. Susantha G. Punchihewa, (Ex-SLSI)
Topic: Standardization: Some facts
Date: November 17, 2018 (Saturday) at 5.30 p.m.

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2017

Speaker: Prof. (Mrs.) Indra J. Dayawansa, Retired Professor, Dept. of Electronic and Telecomm. Engineering, University of Moratuwa.
Topic: Electrons, Photons and Neurons
Date: November 25, 2017 (Saturday) at 5.30 p.m.

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2016

Speaker: Professor S. R. D. Rosa, Department of Physics, UUniversity of Colombo.
Topic: PHYSICS OF LOCOMOTION OF SELECTED ANIMALS
Date: November 05, 2016

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2015

Speaker: Prof. K. Premaratne, Senior Professor, Department of Physics, University of Peradeniya.
Topic: Nanotechnology: Technology of the New Millennium
Date: December 07, 2015

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2014

Speaker: Prof. K. Kandasamy, Professor, Department of Physics & Former Dean, Faculties of Graduate Studies and Science, University of Jaffna.
Topic: Uphill Diffusion in hydrogen in Metals
Date: November 29, 2014

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2013

Speaker: Prof. I.K. Perera, Chair and Senior Professor of Physics, University of Sabaragamuwa
Topic: The LASER – Sensation of the Century
Date: December 13, 2013

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2012

Speaker: Dr. P.A.J. Ratnasiri,Former Deputy Director of CISIR
Topic: Sustainable Development – Is Sri Lanka on the right path?
Date: November 23, 2012

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2011

Speaker: Prof. W.P. Siripala,Department of Physics, University of Kelaniya
Topic: Artificial Photosynthesis: An Environmentally Friendly Energy Solution
Date: November 18, 2011

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2010

Speaker: Prof. K.D. Jayasuriya, Department of Physics, University of Kelaniya
Topic: Non Conventional Renewable Energy Options
Date: November 27, 2010

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2009

Speaker: Prof. B.S.B. Karunaratne, Department of Physics, University of Peradeniya
Topic: Electron Microscopy in the Study of Materials
Date: November 11, 2009

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2008

Speaker: Dr. W. L. Sumathipala,Director, Ozone Unit
Topic: Beauty of Nature and Danger of Natural Phenomena
Date: October 30, 2008

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2007

Speaker: Prof. T. R. Ariyaratne, Department of Physics, University of Colombo
Topic: Application of Physics in Agriculture
Date: November 30, 2007

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2006

Speaker: Prof. W. G. D. Dharmaratna, Department of Physics, University of Ruhuna
Topic: Building Bolcks of Universe – Have we discovered them?
Date: November 30, 2006

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2005

Speaker: Prof. Dammika A. Tantrigoda, Department of Physics, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Topic: An Approach to Risk Assessment and Mitigation of Earthquakes and Tsunamis
Date: May 20, 2005

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2003

Speaker: Prof. M. A. K. L. Dissanayake, Department of Physics, University of Peradeniya
Topic: Science and Technology for the 21st Century
Date: November 17, 2003

2002

Speaker: Prof. M. A. Careem, Department of Physics, University of Peradeniya
Topic: Use of Cellular Phones – How safe are they?
Date: March 25, 2002

2001

Speaker: Prof. P. P. G. L. Siriwardane, Emeritus Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Colombo
Topic: Mailvaganam and his place in the sphere of education
Date: February 15, 2001

2000

Speaker: Prof. P. W. Epasinghe, Department of Mathematics, University of Colombo
Topic: Life of a Mathematician in Sri Lanka
Date: May 30, 2000