Journal of Geological Society of Sri Lanka - Vol 15 (2013)                        

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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.
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Abstract Volume of the 29th Technical Sessions  (2013)

Forthcoming Events in 2014

Past  Events in 2013/14
30th Annual General Meeting and the Technical Sessions -28th February 2014 at SLFI
The 30th annual general meeting and the technical sessions was held on 28th February 2014 at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo 7.

Release of the GSSL Newsletter 30-2 - January 2014

Public Lecture - by Prof. O. Armstrong, University of Sydney, Australia on "Present state of Sri Lankan Speleology" on 06th December (Friday), 2013 at 10.00 a.m at Department of Geology, University of Peradeniya.  He is a specialist on Caves and currently doing research on caves of Sri Lanka.

Releasing of JGSSL - Volume 15 (Prof. Kapila Dahanayake Felicitation Volume) - 22nd November 2013 at PGIS at 4 pm

Seminar on "Petroleum and natural Gas resources in Sri Lanka" - 2nd August 2013 was succefully held with 42 participants.

22nd Workshop on Earth Science for Schools - 18th & 19th July 2013 at Sabaragamuwa University
GSSL was very sucessfully organized 22nd programme on Earth Science for Schools (ESS-2013) programme at the Sabaragamuwa University premises on 18th and 19th of July 2013. Dr. Tilak Hewawasam / Coordinator of the workshop

Public lecture on “Governance, Role and Responsibilities of a Professional Institute” Friday, 26th April 2013 at OUSL Nawala

29th AGM and Technical Sessions of GSSL - February 2013

The GSSL celebrates its 30th anniversary in year 2013. Ex-Co of GSSL was organized 29th Annual General Meeting and the technical Sessions at Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy on 22nd February 2013. More than 260 members were attended to the Inaugural Meeting, Technical Sessions and AGM. The AGM dinner was held at hotel hilltop, Kandy.

JGSSL Volume 14 (Prof. C.B.Dissanayake Felicitation Volume) was released - February 2013

Awarding Ananda Coomaraswamy Medal was awarded to Prof. Atula Senaratne - February 2013

GSSL newsletter
No 30-1 (2013)
Miss GRN Gunarathna
OM 235
Miss. R T Rubasinhe
OM 236
Call for Papers – JGSSL Vol. 16

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
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No 30-2 (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.

Miss M. Jayasinghe
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30th Technical Sessions
28th February 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.......
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".
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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".
Mr. RB Suriarachchi
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