The Geological Society of Sri Lanka (GSSL) was established in September 1983 during the first International Symposium on the Geology of Sri Lanka held at the University of Peradeniya as a non-profit scientific society. It has been the only one of the pre-eminent geological organization in Sri Lanka. The main objective of the society is to promote dissemination of all aspects of geological knowledge within Sri Lanka and to look into the interests of the individuals and organizations involved in the field of geosciences.
The GSSL is working with any interested group in planning symposia and other type of meetings related to geosciences. It will also advocate the improvement of employment standards of professional geologists in various organizations and will also assist undergraduates to improve their geological knowledge. The Journal of the society is the flagship publication which publishes peer-reviewed articles under the category of Review Papers, Research Papers, Short Communications, and book reviews. It is now published as peer-reviewed and open access journal. In addition to the Journal of the GSSL published annually, the Society also publishes quarterly newsletter and ventures on producing occasional special publications too. The annual sessions of the Society are held at the end of February each year, and it's the forum for presentation and discussion on current geoscience research.
The editors have planned to publish Volume 16 of the Journal of the Geological Society of Sri Lanka (JGSSL) in 2014. The editors have, with the approval of the Executive Committee, decided to invite Manuscripts from the national and international geologists.Those who wish to send manuscripts are requested to submit either hard copy or the soft copies, prepared according to JGSSL format to the editors (see the guidelines in www.gsslweb.org).
Mr. Nimal S. Ranasinghe, Former Director of Geological Survey Department of Sri Lanka and Dr. Bernard N. Prame, Deputy Director of Geological Survey & Mines Bureau received the Ananda Coomarswamy Medals for year 2013 and joint the elite group of Ananda Coomarswamy medal reciepients. The official Ceremony to award Ananda Coomarswamy Medals and the Ananda Coomarswamy Memorial Orations will be organized separately by the Geological Society of Sri Lanka during the course of year 2014.
30th Annual Sessions of the Geological Society of Sri Lanka were held Successfully !
The 30th Annual Sessions of the Geological Society of Sri Lanka were held on 28th February 2014 at the Auditorium of the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute (SLFI), Colombo. The Chief Guest for the inauguration ceremony was Prof. Tissa Witharana, Senior Minister of Scientific Affairs and Prof. W.L. Sumathipala, Chairman, National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka was the Guest of Honour. After the traditional lighting of the oil lamp, Dr. Nishantha Attanayake, the President, GSSL welcomed the participants to the inauguration ceremony of the 30th Annual Technical Sessions. The theme of the Annual Sessions were "Accomplishments, Challenges and Frontiers in Geology".
Sri Lankan Earth Science Olympiad Competition - 2014 (NEW)
Sixth Sri Lankan Earth Science Olympiad Competition (SLESOC) will be jointly organized by the Geological Society of Sri Lanka (GSSL) in collaboration with Department of Geology and Department of Geography, University of Peradeniya. The competition will be open to Sri Lankan school students under 19 years by 1st July, 2014 (born after 1st July, 1995) and those who have passed the G.C.E. (O/L) examination or sat for the G.C.E. (O/L) in 2013. The examination will be organized during May / June, 2014. Best four students will be selected to be participating in the 8th International Earth Science Olympiad competition will be held in Spain, during September 2014 (subject to availability of funds).