Mr. Nimal S. Ranasinghe, former director of the Geological Survey Department of Sri Lanka and Dr. Bernard N. Prame, deputy director of the Geological Survey & Mines Bureau received the Ananda Coomarswamy Medals for year 2013 and the award ceromony and the memorial orations were held at the Disaster Management Center (DMC), Colombo.
The executive committee of the GSSL has planned to publish Volume 16 of the Journal of the Geological Society of Sri Lanka (JGSSL) in 2014 to commemorate the late Prof. PG Cooray for his dedicated services to GSSL. 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
Calling Nominations for Ananda Cooraraswamy Medal 2014
To honour late Dr.Ananda Coomaraswamy for his pioneering contribution to the geological knowledge in Sri Lanka, GSSL annually offers a medal to an eminent earth scientist who has made outstanding contributions towards understanding the geology of Sri Lanka. The General membership is requested to send nominations on behalf of eligible geoscientists with the CV of the nominee to the Secretary/GSSL, ON OR BEFORE 30th SEPTEMBER 2014.
Calling Applications for P. G. Cooray Medal 2014
To honour Prof. P.G. Cooray for his outstanding contribution to understanding of earth sciences, Geological Society of Sri Lanka awards the "P.G. Cooray Medal" every year, with effect from 1995, to the most outstanding young earth scientist. Applications are invited from Sri Lankan geoscientists under the age of 35 years at the time of application, for the award of the P.G. Cooray Medal. Prospective applicants are requested to submit copies of their theses, dissertations, publications, patents etc. to the Secretary/GSSL, ON OR BEFORE 31st DECEMBER 2014.
Ananda Coomarswamy Oration
Dr. Bernard Prame, a life member and a former president of the GSSL, was appointed as the new Director General of the GSMB. He is a senior member of the GSSL and was the 2013 Ananda Coomaraswami Medal recipient.
Special wishes from GSSL
31st Technical Sessions of the GSSL will be held on 27th February 2015 at the Plant Genetic Resources Center (PGRC), Gannoruwa, Peradeniya, under the theme of "Understanding Geology for Better and Safer Living".You are requested to submit electronic versions (MS word) of one-paged abstract (ca. 300 words) to one of the editors (Dr. Nalin Rathnayake (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Tilak Hewawasam (email@example.com)) before 27th January 2015. Please note that the abstracts will be peer-reviewed and only accepted abstracts will be appeared in the Proceedings of the Technical Sessions.
31st Technical Sessions of the GSSL – Call for Abstracts