Earth Science for Schools Workshops – 2016

27th Workshop on Earth Science for Schools

(Programme 2 – 2016)

­The 27th Workshop on Earth Science for Schools was successfully conducted on 27th and 28th June 2016 in collaboration with the Education Department of the North Western Province and G.S.M.B. at Auditorium, Education Development Center, North Western Province, Wariyapola. Mr. J.G.N. Thilakarathna, Provincial Director, Department of Education of North Western Province was invited as the chief guest. A total of 100 teachers participated for this two-day workshop. Following topics were discussed;

Structure of the Earth and Plate Tectonics –Mr. Ashvin Wickramasooriya, University of Peradeniya

Introduction to Minerals – Prof. Rohan Fernando, Open University of Sri Lanka

Introduction to Rocks – Dr. Sanjeewa Malaviarachchi, University of Peradeniya

Introduction on Earth Science Olympiad – Mr. Ashvin Wickremasooriya, University of Peradeniya

Marine Resources – Mr. E.K.C.W. Kularathna, Petroleum Geologist, PRDS

Earth’s Surficial Processes – Dr. Tilak Hewawasam, University of Peradeniya

Mineral Resources of Sri Lanka – Dr. N.W.B. Balasooriya, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka

Water as a Natural Resource – Mr. Mahinda Prematilake, Assistant General Manager, NWS&DB

Geology and Health – Prof. R. Chandrajith, Dept. of Geology, University of Peradeniya

Geology Related Natural Disasters – Prof. Kapila Dahanayake, University of Peradeniya

Practical Demonstration of Rocks and Minerals – Mr. Mahinda Senevirathne, Mr. Dharshana Abeysinghe         and Mr. P.L. Dharmapriya

Demonstration on Groundwater Exploration and Extraction – Mr. Mahinda Prematilake, Mr. Upul Wickramarathne and Mr. Shalaka Gunarathne (National Water Supply and Drainage Board)

Demonstration on Water Quality Testing – Prof. Rohana Chandrajith and Mr. Saranga Diyabalanage (University of Peradeniya)

Mr. Upul Wickramatne and Dr. N.W.B. Balasooriya coordinated the event.

ess wari 2 ess wari 1


26th Workshop on Earth Science for Schools

Programme 01 (2016) – Central Province, Successfully completed.

On 03-04, June, 2016, Department of Geology, University of Peradeniya.





IMG_7443 IMG_7441 IMG_7430 IMG_7427 IMG_7423 IMG_7417 IMG_7410 IMG_7404 IMG_7398IMG_7422



Share on StumbleUponShare on Reddit

Leave a Reply