Postgraduate Institute of Science

RESCON 2024

November 1-2, 2024

The Premier Postgraduate Research Congress of Sri Lanka.

Abstract Submissions are now open






More Information
RESCON 2023 - Completed Successfully The Annual Research Congress of the Postgraduate Institute of Science was held successfully on the 2nd and 3rd November 2023. The Inauguration Ceremony was held at the PGIS, and the Technical Sessions, which featured 175 abstracts, a keynote speech and 4 pleanary talks.

PGIS RESCON Synopsis

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About PGIS RESCON 2024

The PGIS Research Congress is the major annual research conference of the Postgraduate Institute of Science. The congress provides an excellent platform to share knowledge and network with scientists across the country and abroad through the presentation of cutting-edge research.

The Congress will be held on the 1st, and 2ndof November 2024. The Inauguration Ceremony, together with the keynote speech by a distinguished scientist will be held on the 1st of November.

Technical Sessions of RESCON 2024 will be held on 1st and 2nd of November at the PGIS, and international participants will attend online.

"I strongly recommend the Postgraduate Institute of Science RESCON 2024,
Sri Lanka. Discourse is vital for good science and this Congress will expose you to a wide range of research."

Sir Paul M. Nurse
CEO and Director of the Francis Crick Institute, London, UK.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2001

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RESCON 2023 in Pictures.

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Abstract Submission Guidelines
Abstract submission will start on the 4th May, 2024 and end that on 1st July, 2024.

Please read the General Guidelines carefully, and make sure to use the templates provided for both the abstract and the extended abstract.

We are committed to hosting the conference in-person and requests for online presentations will be considered under special circumstances, particularly for international presenters.
Please read the abstract submission guidelines below. Since we get more than 200 abstracts for each RESCON, we want to streamline the process so that it is easier for the reviewers.

For RESCON 2024, we will propocess the submitted abstract and make sure they are ready for review process, this will be done by our editorial assistants.

Abstract Guidelines Submission Checklist Author Declaration Form

Kindly use the following two templates when you write your abstract and extended abstract

If you do not use the templates, the editorial assistants will contact you and help you put the document to the template.

Abstract Template Extended Abstract Template

Please use these details about registration.

Local Students


Registration Type

Registration Fee

Early Bird Registration

(On or before 15/10/2024)

LKR 2000

Regular Registration

(On or before 22/10/2024)

LKR 2500

Local Regular


Registration Type

Registration Fee

Early Bird Registration

(On or before 15/10/2024)

LKR 2500

Regular Registration

(On or before 22/10/2024)

LKR 3000

International
(SAARC Countries)

Registration Type

Registration Fee

Early Bird Registration

(On or before 15/10/2024)

USD 75

Regular Registration

(On or before 22/10/2024)

USD 100

International
(Non-SAARC Countries)

Registration Type

Registration Fee

Early Bird Registration

(On or before 15/10/2024)

USD 100

Regular Registration

(On or before 22/10/2024)

USD 125

Before you submit the abstract, be sure that

  • You have the abstract with you as an MS word document prepared according to the template
  • you have the extended abstract with you as an MS word document prepared according to the template
Submit an Abstract
Cheif Guest of RESCON 2023
Prof Ranjith Senarathne

Prof Ranjith Senarathne

Chairman - National Foundation of Science

Prof. Ranjith Senaratne, former Senior Professor of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, possesses over 40 years of experience in higher education, including teaching, research and administration and community development. He has held several senior administrative positions with distinction for a period of over 20 years, i.e. the posts of Dean, Faculty of Agriculture and Vice-Chancellor, University of Ruhuna, Chairman of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Directors, Chairman of the Ocean University and Vice Chairman, University Grants Commission. Presently, he serves as Chairman of the National Science Foundation and will be the General President of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science in 2023.

As Vice Chancellor, University of Ruhuna, he has been strongly committed to promoting academic excellence, high impact research, creative enterprise, strategic partnership with industry, community development and international cooperation. In recognition of his outstanding contribution in education, science, community development and international cooperation, the University of Durham, UK conferred an honorary Doctorate (honoris causa) on him in 2007.

Prof. Senaratne has been the recipient of several internationally competitive and prestigious research grants, i.e. from the Board on Science and Technology for International Development (BOSTID) of the National Research Council of the USA and has held several coveted fellowships, including the Andre Mayer Fellowship of the FAO and the Marie Curie Fellowship of the European Community. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences and has over 100 research communications and papers to his credit. In addition, he has written and edited over 10 books related to agriculture, higher education, science & technology and national development.

Prof. Senaratne has provided strategic, inspirational and operational leadership to higher educational institutions, and he is a visionary leader and an institution builder.

Speakers of RESCON 2023

Keynote Speaker

Prof Kosala Weerakoon

Prof Kosala Weerakoon

Professor in Medical Parasitology

Prof. Kosala Weerakoon is a well accomplished scholar and educator currently serving as Professor in Medical Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences (FMAS), RajarataUniversity of Sri Lanka (RUSL). As a young scientist making remarkable strides in his field ofexpertise, Prof. Weerakoon is an influential figure with an impressive academic background anda proven track record of groundbreaking research.

He holds a Ph.D in Parasitology from the University of Queensland, and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, Australia, where his research focused on tropical infections and novel diagnostics. With over one decade of professional experience, Prof. Weerakoon has held key positions in academia. He served as the Head of the Department of Parasitology,FMAS, RUSL, and currently, he is a Visiting-Scientist at QIMR-Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, Australia, a Visiting-Lecturer at Faculty of Medicine, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, and a fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health, UK. This invaluable experience has fortified his interdisciplinary approach to research to drive meaningful advancements in the field of tropical infectious diseases.

Throughout his career, Prof. Weerakoon has been honored with multiple prestigious awards,scholarships, and research grants, highlighting his exceptional contributions to the scientific community. His expertise in the field of tropical infectious diseases has resulted over 50 journal publications in esteemed peer-reviewed scientific journals, with over 1500 citations from fellow researchers worldwide.

In addition to his recent research that focuses on the development of novel molecular tools to improve the diagnosis of many tropical infectious diseases, he is a passionate advocate for public engagement and scientific outreach. He has consistently sought opportunities to communicate his research findings to wider audiences, fostering a greater understanding and appreciation for the field of parasitology.

Plenary Speakers 2023

RESCON2024: Main Organizing Committee

Prof. H. M. T. G. A. Pitawala Director/PGIS
Prof. Priyanga Wijesinghe Chairman/RESCON 2024
Dr. Sampath Alahakoon Secretary/RESCON 2024
Prof. Priyanka De Silva Editor-in-chief/RESCON 2024
Mr. A.M.R.S. Bandara Editorial Assistant/RESCON 2024
Ms. Shiromi Rajapura Convener/Ceremonial Committee
Mr. Nadun Madanayake Convener/Food and Entertainment Committee
Dr. Tharindu Dewasurendra Convener/Logistics Committee
Dr. Manjula Wijesinghe Convener/Media and Publicity Committee
Dr. Buddhi Nanayakkara Convener/Registration Committee
Dr. Jagath Senarathne Convener/Technical Programme Committee
Dr. Rajitha Ranasinghe Convener/PGIS Highlights Committee
Dr. A. M. C. U. M. Athapattu Convener/International Relations Committee