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 are 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. Kithsiri Bandara (OM 091), has been appointed as the Director of Geotechnical Engineering and Testing Division of the National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) in 2013. Before joining the NBRO, Mr. Bandara worked as an Engineering Geologist at Knight Piesold, Perth Area, Australia.
New Appointments/Promotions - Congratulations from GSSL
Mr. A.M.R. Bandara (LM 054), Senior Hydrologist of the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWS & DB) has been promoted as the Manager of Investigations.
Director/Landslides and Service Division
National Building Research Organization
Mr. R.M.S. Bandara (OM 016), President of the GSSL in 2010, has been promoted as the Director, Landslide Research and Risk Management Division of the National Building Research organisation (NBRO).
National Building Research Organization
Mr. M.I.D.H. Wijewickrama (OM 127), has been promoted as the Director, Project Management Division of the National Building Research Organisation (NBRO). Mr. Wijewickrama joined the NBRO in 1991 as a Scientist.
Senior Lecturer at Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
Dr. Lalindra Ranaweera (OM 139), two times Treasurer of GSSL, has been appointed as a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Natural Resources, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka in October 2013.
ANANDA COOMARASWAMY MEDAL WINNERS IN 2013!
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.
GSSL wishes to congratulate both Medal winners for their contributions to the Sri Lankan Geology !
Prasanga Mantilake wins the P.G. Cooray Medal in 2013!!
Mr. Prasanga Mantilake won the P.G. Cooray Medal for year 2013 for his outstanding contributions to the advancement of Earth Sciences towards the industrial development of Earth materials, especially his contribution of marble as a value added product. see more.......
IGSL IS NOW ESTABLISHED!!
It is great pleasure to inform you that Secretary/IGSL has informed from the Parliament that Institute of Geology has now been established as 'No.3 of 2014 Act of Institute of Geology".