The abstract should be authored by both Sri Lanka and Japanese scientists, and one of the authors should present the paper at the conference once accepted.  

  1. The content of abstract is limited to 1 page length onto this template (maximum 300 words). Single line space and Calibri font must be used. Please kindly refer to the sample abstract attached.
  2.  The content of abstract should be provided with Title, Author(s), Institution(s) or Affiliation(s), the body of abstract and Keyword(s).
  3.  Skip one line between (a) Title and Author, (b) Institution and the body of abstract, (c) the body of abstract and keywords.
  4.  Please refer to the following fonts instructions:
    • Title: 14pt, bolded, centralized alignment
    • Author: 11pt, bolded, centralized alignment.
    • Institution: 10pt, regular, centralized alignment.
    • The body of abstract: 11pt, regular, justified alignment
    • Keywords: 11pt, regular, lefted alignment
  5. Underline name of author who will give a presentation.
  6. The corresponding author is marked using asterisk and give the E-Mail address.
  7. Names of the institution, city and country should be listed.
  8. Organize the body of the abstract as follows:
    • A statement of the background of the study
    • A statement of the methods used.
    • A summary of the results in sufficient details to support the conclusions.
    • Conclusions.
    • Do not use subtitles, e.g., Methods, Results, etc.
  9.   Please provide 4 to 6 keywords that can be used for indexing purposes.
  10. Standard abbreviations are acceptable and may be used without definition. Non-standard abbreviations must be defined in parentheses the first time they appear in the body of the abstract.


  1.  The conference abstract submission form must be in digital format. Please save as Microsoft Office Word file (.doc or.docx file).
  2.  Please indicate the field under which your abstract falls, i.e.:
    a.                 Health and Hygiene
    b.                 Food and Nutrition
    c.                 Agriculture, Livestock and Forestry
    d.                 Natural and Basic Sciences
    e.                 Information Technology, Mathematics and Statistics
    f.                  Engineering
    g.                 Education
    h.                 Social Sciences and Humanities
    i.                  Climate and Environment
  3.  Please indicate the preference of presentation, Oral or poster.

Sample Abstract(click here)

Submit your abstract to : Sljcr2017@gmail.com

Flyer and other information about the conference (click here) 

more info



SLJCR- 2017 Flyer

5th Annual Conference on Sri Lanka Japan collaborative research: SLJCR- 2017

Conference on Sri Lanka • Japan Collaborative Research Addressing global issues through collaboration and partnership 23rd – 24th September 2017 SLJCR 2017

Sri Lanka-Japan Study Center organizes the conference on Sri Lanka-Japan Collaborative Research (SLJCR) annually, which allows scientists to exchange the latest advances in their fields of study and provides an environment that fosters and share new collaborations and research ideas. This International Conference: SLJCR-2017 is a forum for a multi-disciplinary audience of researchers from Japan and Sri Lanka, with various backgrounds to present their collaborative research outputs on the modern science.

Sri Lanka – Japan Collaborative research for
Sustainable development Addressing global issues through collaboration and partnership
Health and Hygiene
Food and Nutrition
Agriculture, Livestock and Forestry
Natural and Basic Sciences
Information Technology, Mathematics and Statistics
Engineering Education Social Sciences and Humanities Climate and Environment

Conference Co-chairs

Prof. Masaru Ishizuka Toyama Prefectural University, Japan
Dr. Shameen Jinadasa University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka


Abstracts submission deadline: June 30, 2017
Notification of acceptance of abstracts for presentation: July 15, 2017
Final submission for publication in proceedings: August 15, 2017
Early bird registration: August 15, 2017
Early bird registration: August 15, 2017
Registration closes: September 15, 2017
Conference Begins: September 23, 2017


International Advisory Committee
Prof. Hisashi Nakamura (Ryukoku University) Prof. Buddhi Marambe (University of Peradeniya) Prof. Kamala Liyanage (University of Peradeniya) Prof. P. Ratnayake (Saga University) Dr. Shrikantha Herath (United Nations University) Prof. Norio Tanaka (Saitama University) Prof. N. S Cooray (International University of Japan) Prof. Monte Cassem (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University) Prof. Masaki Tabata (Saga University) Prof. Ken Kawamoto (Saitama University) Prof. Akio Koizumi (Kyoto University) Prof. Masaki Yoshio (Saga University) Prof. Yukio Ikemoto (University of Tokyo) Prof. Kuniyoshi Takeuchi (ICHARM, Japan) Prof. Takayuki Shimaoka (Kyushu University) Prof. Hiroshi Kakazu (Okinawa Inst. of Asian Buis. Research) Prof. Akio Miyamoto (Obihiro University) Prof. Ranjith Dissanayake (University of Peradeniya) Prof. Missaka Wijayagunawardena (University of Peradeniya) Prof. Saliya De Silva (Saga University) Prof. Ananda Kumara (Meijo University) Prof. Tomonori Kawakami (Toyama Prefectural University)

Contact Us
Conference Secretariat & Abstracts Submission
Email sljcr2017@gmail.com
Telephone — +94-81-239-2411
University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka

Dr. Shameen Jinadasa (Conference Co-Chair)
Email -shamj@pdmac.lk ; shamnj@gmail.com

Dr. Nanda Gunawardane (Director/International Research Center)
Email -nandagunawardhana@pdn.ac.lk


SLAcJ Conference

Conference Theme: “Sustainable Tourism Issues in Sri Lanka”

Date: May 28, Sunday, 2017
Time: 15:00~17:00
Place: Sri Lanka Embassy, Tokyo
Organizer: Sri Lanka Academics Association of Japan (SLAcJ)

Confirmed Presentations:
1 Dr.Mami Futagami (Professor, Faculty of Foreign Studies, Meijo University)
2 Dr. Yasuo Miyakawa (Prof. Emeritus Kogakkan University, Kyushuu University),
3 Dr.Ananda Kumara (Dean, and Professor, Faculty of Foreign Studies, Meijo University)(SLAcJ President)
4 Dr. Hettige Don Karunarathne, (Visiting Professor, Hosei University)
5 Student Group from the Tokyo Institute ofTechnology (Course on Global Human Resources Development)
6 Commentator: Dr.N.S.Cooray, (Professor & Associate Dean, International University)

For more info, Please contact

Dr.Ananda Kumara アーナンダ クマーラ
President, SLAcJ
Professor and Dean, Faculty of Foreign Studies(Since April, 2016) 外国語学部・学部長 (2016年4月1日より)
Meijo University 名城大学
メール mail: kumara@meijo-u.ac.jp

名城大学ナゴヤドーム前キャンパス Meijo University Nagoya Dome Mae Campus
外国語学部 Faculty of Foreign Studies

Application procedure for MEXT

There are 2 ways to get the MEXT scholarship, university recommendation, and embassy recommendation.  

1-University Recommendation

In this case, you have to apply to the relevant department in the university you like. The procedure is a little bit different in each website.

Here are some links in The University of Tokyo (as an example, try to find similar info from other universities too)

General link for MEXT scholarship


(not much details are available here as it is common website to the whole uni, have to check in each graduate school for more details)

Degree Programs Offered in English for Graduate Students


This has the all the courses you can do in The Tokyo

example course

This is engineering


again it depend on the department, above link have a link to the list of departments

Example department

civil engineering department  ( a most detailed website we have seen)


it gives the link to guidance (orange icon)


go to selection process and schedule if you need details about dates


so every year it is the same schedule

Likewise, check  other universities too and find their website and relative departments by yourself, make an excel sheet (Tip to find the good universities, search “top 10 universities in Japan” in google)

2-Embassy recommendation

1). In the embassy recommendation process, application period ends in May in the previous year to the intended scholarship year.  (e.g. If you are applying for 2018, application period is May 2017). Applications should be forwarded to the ministry of higher education since the initial selection is done by them.

2). After reviewing your application, selected candidates are requested to do a written exam.

  • English and Japanese Language (Japanese exam is optional for selection) 

3). If you get through the written exam, next step is the interview.

  • Most important thing to pass the interview is the research plan. They check past achievements too. Also, they need to see how your research plan will benefit both Japan and Sri Lanka)

4). You need to pass above 2 steps to pass the ‘Preliminary Screening’ of the MEXT scholarship program. Once you pass the interview, a certificate is given saying that you have passed the preliminary screening and the set of application documents are given to be filled and given to the embassy of Japan.

5). Once you get the preliminary screening certificate, you need to write to the prospective supervisors get their acceptance to supervise your future studies by the ‘Acceptance Letter’.

6). Return the Acceptance letter to the embassy.

7). Once you complete all the above steps, all your application documents are sent to the MEXT in Japan for the secondary screening.

8). Secondary screening results will be announced by the February of the coming year and if you pass the secondary screening, you can fly to japan in the first week of April or October depending on your course plan.


  • Students may contact university professors before the interview too (some professors are okay with that)  and you may find some other opportunities ass well
  • Usually, students will not be directly enrolled in university MSc or Phd programs. They may have to join as research students and sit for entrance exams.

Hope above details will be important and if you need further information please have a look at following links.


Other scholarships:

The universities have other scholarships too like ADB scholarship. Hope you can find those details in a similar way


5th Annual Conference on Sri Lanka Japan collaborative research: SLJCR- 2017

Every year, Sri Lanka-Japan Study Centre (SLJSC) organizes the Conference on Sri Lanka-Japan Collaborative Research (SLJCR), which allows scientists to exchange the latest advances in their fields of study and provides an environment that fosters and share new collaborations and research ideas.

The 2017 Conference will be held on September 23rd and 24th.
Please wait for the updates.

More info: Conference details (click here)

Contact: Sri Lanka – Japan Study Center

SLSAJ Research Conference 2016

We are pleased to announce that the SLSAJ Annual Research Conference 2016 has been scheduled to be held on 4th of December (Sunday) from 1 p.m. onwards at the 4th floor Conference Hall of the Embassy of Sri Lanka with
The SLSAJ Research Conference is organized on an annual basis to provide its members an opportunity to present their research findings in front of academics, fellow colleagues, and members of the Sri Lankan community living in Japan. We cordially invite all our members and honorary members to join the conference to disseminate your specialized knowledge and contribute to your respective fields among others.
Date : 4th December (Sunday)
Venue : 4th Floor Conference Hall, Embassy of Sri Lanka, Tokyo, Japan
Support : Embassy of Sri Lanka, Tokyo, Japan
Sponsor : Adam Innovations Co. Ltd


2013-June-09: 2nd International Conference on Emerging Sri Lanka: Sharing Japanese Governance and Developmental Experience

We are pleased to inform you that the Association of Sri Lankan Academics in Japan (SLAc) will hold the 2nd International Conference on Emerging Sri Lanka: Sharing Japanese Governance and Developmental Experience.

Location: Royal Blue Hall at Tokyo Tech Front

Date and Time: 9th June 2013

Time: From 10.00 to 17.30

Please contact for more information:

Prof. N. S. Cooray (President)

Tel: 81-25-779-1428 (Direct)

Tel: 81-25-779-1435 (General)

Fax: 81-25-779-1187

Email: cooray@iuj.ac.jp

Dr. Duminda Perera (Secretary)

Email: duminda.pradeep@gmail.com

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31-March-2013: Young Water Professionals Special Web Session for “Conference on Sri Lanka Japan Collaborative Research 2013”

Young Water Professionals Special Web Session for
“Conference on Sri Lanka Japan Collaborative Research 2013”
12h30 – 15h50 JST, 31 March, 2013 @ University of Tokyo (Japan)

This session will discuss emerging issues regarding Lake Water Management and water education in Sri Lanka and Japan. Through sharing the experience of both countries, this session will aim for a dynamic exchange of opinions from youths regarding the future of water issues.

This event will be held as a special session of the “Conference on Sri Lanka – Japan Collaborative Research 2013 (SLJCR-2013, HP: http://www.sljcr2013.iappstat.lk/)” with the support of IWA Japan-YWP, Association for Sri Lanka Student Residents in Japan and Nihon Suido Consultants Co., Ltd and University of Peradeniya.

SLJCR-2013 is an official academic conference of University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka held from Mar.29 to 31.

[This session will be held in TOKYO, connecting with Sri Lanka through web-meeting.]

DATE&TIME : 12:30 -15:50 (JST), 31st Mar 2013, Sunday
VENUE : Room 144, Hongo Campus 14th Building of the Faculty of Engineering,
the University of TOKYO, JAPAN

THEME : Lake Water Management and Water Education
PROGRAM : 12:30~ Culture Introduction of Sri Lanka
13:30~ Lake Water Management
- Presentation and Discussion on Lake Management from each side
14:45~ Education for Water Environment via WWMC
– Presentation by Sri Lankan & Japanese students
– Participatory Discussion
REGISTRATION : Please send an email to matsubara (matubara_k@nissuicon.co.jp) or slsaj secratary (slsajsec@gmail.com) for registration. Please include your (1) Name, (2) Affiliation, (3) Email address and (4) Mobile number.

2013-March 29-31, Conference on Sri Lanka Japan Collaborative Research – 2013

First call of papers for Conference on Sri Lanka – Japan Collaborative Research.

The conference is jointly organized by

the University of Peradeniya,

Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka,

Association of Sri Lankan Academics in Japan (SLAc),

Sri Lankan Students’ Association in Japan (SLSAJ).

With the understanding on the need to create a platform for further strengthening of the 60-years long bilateral relationship between Japan and Sri Lanka, the Conference on SLJCR 2013 has been organized anticipating to provide an opportunity to discuss the collaborative research between Sri Lanka and Japan since the year 2000. The conference will also carry overviews of progressive research between Sri Lanka and Japan in different disciplines during the past six decades, through special presentations.

Please visit the official webpage for more details and abstract submissions.


Conference organizers are willing to communicate with the Sri Lankan students and their advisers who are willing to participate for the conference.

Please contact (kgngu@yahoo.com)

Dr. Nanda Gunawardhana
Director/International Research Center,
Senate Building
University of Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka



2012-Dec-23, SLSAJ Annual Research Conference (1st International Conference) and AGM

Welcome Message

The Sri Lanka Students’ Association in Japan (SLSAJ) Annual Research Conference (1st International Conference)

2012 will take place in Tokyo, on December 23, 2012. We believe that this conference will provide great occasions for academics having and willing to develop close academic relations with SLSAJ. Experts as well as young researchers in all sectors including government, academic, utilities and industries to gather together for making beneficial presentations and discussions in various fields in a timely manner and actively communicating with the various parties concerned. There will be keynote presentations, oral presentations and poster presentations. Moreover, social gathering allow the participants to exchange information in a relaxed atmosphere. We very much look forward to your participation in the SLSAJ Annual Research Conference 2012.

Registration: 5000.00 Japanese Yen for the sponsored participants.

Free for the members and invited participants.

Conference Day

December 23, 2012

Venue: Embassy of Sri Lanka, 2-1-54 Takanawa, Minato-ku,Tokyo 108-0074.Tel: 03-3440-6918/6911, Fax 03-3440-6914About 8 mints (650 m) walk from Sengakuji station.

For latest updates please visit our Facebook page (Click here)

Please do not hesitate to contact for more information.

T E L      :             +81 80 4801 4688  or +81 80 3555 9590

E-mail    :             secretaryslsaj@gmail.com or aabeynayaka@yahoo.com


Conference Secretary

Amila Abeynayaka– Doctoral Candidate, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo

Organizing Committee

Nadeeka Sewwandi- Doctoral Candidate, Saitama University, Saitama

Nandika Liyanage- Master’s  Candidate, Saitama University, Saitama

Shiran Wewalwala- Research Student, Saitama University, Saitama

Thanuja S. Liyanarachchi -Doctoral Candidate, Saitama University, Saitama

Lashitha Dinesh Rathnayaka – Master’s Candidate, Hokkaido University, Hokkaido

Sajitha Weerakoon- Doctoral Candidate, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo

Shantha Hewage- Doctoral Candidate, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo

Samith Buddika – Master’s Candidate, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo

Advisory Committee

S. B. Weerakoon– (Prof.) Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

C. A. Marasinghe (Prof.) Nagaoka University of Technology, Nagaoka, Japan

A.M.N. Alagiyawanna– (Dr.) Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

Jay Rajasekera– Professor, Graduate School of International Management, International University of Japan

Anil C. Wijeyewickrema– Associate Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

P. B. R. Dissanayake– Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

C. Visvanathan– Professor, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

Jagath Manatunge– (Dr.) Senior Lecturer, Faculty Of Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Shameen Jinadasa– (Dr.) Senior Lecturer, Faculty Of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

M.I.M Mowjood– (Dr.) Senior Lecturer、Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Tushara Chaminda– (Dr.) Senior Lecturer, Faculty Of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

R.M.C Deshapriya– (Dr.) Senior Lecturer、Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Nanda Gunawardhana– (Dr.) Director (Research), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Wasanatha Karannagoda- (H. E.) Sri Lankan Ambassador to Japan and patron SLSAJ

Seneviratne Cooray- (Prof.) President, Association of Sri Lankan Academics in Japan

Duminda Perera- (Dr.) Secretary, Association of Sri Lankan Academics in Japan