OFFICE BEARERS (1999/2000)
President Nalin Siriwardhana


Secretary Gamini Samarasinghe
Vice president Ms. L. G. K. Lakmini
Assistant Secretary Ushan Liyanage
Junior Treasurer Priyantha Wijewardhana
Executive Committee: Ms. Chamila Rathnasooriya

W. M. Rathnayake

K. Nawarathna

R. A. A. K. Ranawaka

Palitha Bandara

Past events

Organized a seminar program on "Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and their products" on 24 July 2000 to commemorate Silver Jubilee of the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture. As this is a hot topic today, the objective was to create an awareness and to initiate a constructive dialogue among scientific community on this subject.
Topic Speaker
Introduction to GMOs Mr. M. Watson, Director, National

Science Foundation

Transegenic plants Prof. J.M.R.S. Bandara
Impact on plant breeding Prof. A.L.T. Perera
Gene technology & animal breeding Dr. Asoka Gunawardena
GMOs in food industry Prof. U. Samarajeeva
Biosafty & policy issues Prof. Nimal Gunatileke
Economic issues Dr. H. B. Kotagama
Overveiw Dr. V. A. Sumanasinghe

Participants from universities and research institutes attended the seminar.

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