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.

http://www.sljcr2013.iappstat.lk/

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,
Peradeniya
Sri Lanka

kgngu@yahoo.com

nandagunawardhana@pdn.ac.lk

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.

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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

Committee

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

2012-May-27 International Conference on Emerging Sri Lanka: Prospects for Development and Reconciliation

We are pleased to inform you that the Association of Sri Lankan Academics in Japan (SLAc) will hold the International conference on Emerging Sri Lanka: Prospects for Development and Reconciliation on Sunday, 27th May 2012 at the Conference Room (4th Floor) of the Sri Lanka Embassy, 2-1-54 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0074.

Date and Time: Sunday, 27th May 2012 (12:30 hours)

Venue: Conference Room (4th Floor) of the Sri Lanka Embassy, 2-1-54 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0074. (Access Map)

For more details:

Prof. N. S. Cooray (cooray@iuj.ac.jp)

Dr. Duminda Perera (duminda.pradeep@gmail.com)

SLAc webpage: http://slac-japan.org/index.html

2012 November 11-SLSAJ Annual Research Conference (November 11)

The Sri Lanka Students’ Association in Japan (SLSAJ) Annual Research Conference 2012 will take place in Tokyo, on November 11, 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.

Please visit this link for more information

2011-December-03 Sri Lankan Forum organized by Association of Sri Lankan Academics in Japan.

Invitation to Sri Lanka Forum Seminar and General Meeting of the Association of Sri Lankan Academics in Japan-Saturday, 3rd December 2011

We are pleased to inform you that the Sri Lanka Forum committee will hold its next seminar at 13:45 hrs. on Saturday,3rd December 2011 at the Conference Room (4th Floor) of the Sri Lanka Embassy, 2-1-54 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0074.

The Sri Lanka Forum and the Embassy of Sri Lanka cordially invite you to attend this Seminar.

PROGRAMME

13:45-14:30 Registration

14:30-14:40: Opening Remarks by Admiral (Rtd) H. E. Wasantha Karannagoda,Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Japan

14:40-15:20: Presentation on “Wars in Numbers…and Sri Lanka’s 30 Year War!”By Professor Jay Rajasekera, International University of Japan, Niigata

15:20-16:00: Presentation on “Living Well within the Limits of Nature (a comparative   study of Ecological Footprint and Human Development)”By Professor Dinil Pushpalal, Tohoku University

16:00-17:00: Q and A, Open discussion/Refreshments

17:00-18:00: Meeting of the Association of Sri Lankan Academics in Japan

Moderator of the seminar: Professor N. S. Cooray, International University of Japan

Please confirm your attendance to Prof. N S Cooray, International University of Japan (Tel: 025-779-1428), Email:cooray@iuj.ac.jp or Ms. Ruwanthi Delpitiya, Counsellor, Sri Lanka Embassy (Tel: 03-3440-6918/6911), Fax 03-3440-6914, email:information@lankaembassy.jp at your earliest convenience. Also please feel free to suggest names, with contact details of those you think who would be interested in the topics, so that we could extend invitations accordingly.

Sri Lanka Forum

Embassy of Sri Lanka, Tokyo

16 November 2011

Invitation to Sri Lanka Forum Seminar and General Meeting of the Association of Sri Lankan Academics in Japan-Saturday, 3rd December 2011

We are pleased to inform you that the Sri Lanka Forum committee will hold its next seminar at 13:45 hrs. on Saturday,3rd December 2011 at the Conference Room (4th Floor) of the Sri Lanka Embassy, 2-1-54 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0074.

The Sri Lanka Forum and the Embassy of Sri Lanka cordially invite you to attend this Seminar

PROGRAMME

13:45-14:30 Registration

14:30-14:40: Opening Remarks by Admiral (Rtd) H. E. Wasantha Karannagoda

Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Japan

14:40-15:20: Presentation on “Wars in Numbers…and Sri Lanka’s 30 Year War!”

By Professor Jay Rajasekera, International University of Japan, Niigata

15:20-16:00: Presentation on “Living Well within the Limits of Nature (a comparative   study of Ecological Footprint and Human Development)”

By Professor Dinil Pushpalal, Tohoku University

16:00-17:00: Q and A, Open discussion/Refreshments

17:00-18:00: Meeting of the Association of Sri Lankan Academics in Japan

Moderator of the seminar: Professor N. S. Cooray, International University of Japan

Please confirm your attendance to Prof. N S Cooray, International University of Japan (Tel: 025-779-1428), Email:cooray@iuj.ac.jp or Ms. Ruwanthi Delpitiya, Counsellor, Sri Lanka Embassy (Tel: 03-3440-6918/6911), Fax 03-3440-6914, email:information@lankaembassy.jp at your earliest convenience. Also please feel free to suggest names, with contact details of those you think who would be interested in the topics, so that we could extend invitations accordingly.

Sri Lanka Forum

Embassy of Sri Lanka, Tokyo

16 November 2011

2011-October-13 Information about a National Conference on Technology & Management organized by SLIIT

Pls refer the below message received from one of our past SLSAJ member regarding a conference on Technology & Management which covers Engineering (Electronic related areas), IT and Management. Pls kindly refer the below message received from him for more details.

If you would like to contribute for this by reviewing papers( holding a master degree is sufficient) or publishing papers, pls contact Dr. Pradeep Abegunawardhana (pradeep.a@sliit.lk ) directly.

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I am a past member of SLSAJ.  I studied at Keio University. Please circulate this among SJSAJ Members.

The research Center of SLIIT has organized a national conference and it will be named as National conference on Technology and Management. Call for paper is attached herewith. Please visit our website,

www.nctmsl.com

This will be the one and only national conference in Sri Lanka which covers Engineering (Electronic related areas), IT and Management. I invite all of you to submit your papers which are under areas  related to NCTM 2012.

Meantime I would like to invite you to the Program Committee of NCTM. I assure that you will not be asked to review more than 2 papers. I’ll appreciate your prompt response together with the areas of papers if you agree to serve.

Your help towards sucess of NCTM 2012 is grately appreciated.


Regards

Dr. Pradeep Abegunawardhana,

Head/ SLIIT Research Center

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Dr.Pradeep K. W. Abeygunawardhana
Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology(SLIIT),
Malabe Campus,
New Kandy Road,
Malabe.
abeygunawardhana@yahoo.com
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2011-June-13 Scholarship opportunity

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The Rotary Yoneyama Scholarship for Applicants Residing Abroad
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Dead Line for Application: 15 October, 2011

Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation, Inc.(RYMF) will start a new
scholarship program for overseas students scheduled to enroll in
a Japanese university or graduate school under Japan’s Pre-arrival
University Admission System.

The Rotary Yoneyama Scholarship for Applicants Residing Abroad, or
“Overseas Application Scholarship” for short, is carried out as special
program to support overseas students in the most-difficult first years
of their enrolment in Japanese universities and graduate schools.
Japanese language ability is not evaluated in the application-screening
process.
Persons who have held a Yoneyama scholarship in the past are not
eligible for this scholarship.

For more details, please see the homepage
http://www.rotary-yoneyama.or.jp/overseas-s/index_english.html

◇The Program’s Eligibility Requirements
(1) Have already chosen the university or graduate school s/he will
apply for
(2) Be in the process of applying for admission
(3) For the subject university to have a system for issuing “pre-arrival admission approval(*).”
(*) “Pre-arrival admission approval” is system whereby applicants to
Japanese universities and graduate schools are allowed to take the
entrance examination and apply for admission while in their countries
without having to come to Japan to do so.

◇Number of Awardees
Thirty-four (34) applicants are scheduled to be selected — one from each
Rotary district.

◇Scholarship Amounts
(1)Undergraduates:  100,000 yen per month
(2)Master’s students: 140,000 yen per month
(3)Doctoral students: 140,000 yen per month
(4)Research students: 100,000 yen per month
(undergraduate, master’s and doctoral research students)

◇Supplemental
Only for the first year of the scholarship, a supplemental of
400,000 yen is provided upon arrival in Japan.

◇Application deadline: 15 October 2011 for both April and
October 2012 enrolments (Application documents must arrive by the date.)

◇Contact Information
If you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact us by fax or e-mail.
fax: 03-3578-8281
e-maill: scholars@rotary-yoneyama.or.jp<mailto:scholars@rotary-yoneyama.or.jp>

2011-June-04 Calling papers from SL for the Research Journal

To give opportunity for Sri Lankan students living in Sri Lanka to publish their works on a journal (even for undergraduate students), we,SLSAJ thought that Sri Lankan students living in Sri Lanka will be allowed to publish their works on SLSAJ journal from this year onwards.

Annual Research Journal of SLSAJ 2011 – Requesting for papers

Annual Research Journal of SLSAJ 2011 edition is to be published in October 2011 parallel to the Research Session of SLSAJ. As of now, the current SLSAJ committee is intending to organise the Research session in the month of October 2011 which we will inform you as the dates are fixed and the Research Journal will be published on the same day during the event.

We, SLSAJ, would like to request for your papers and proposals to be published in the journal.

The journal is intended to have;

  • Research papers accepted after the review and corrections process.
  • Proposals focused on development of Sri Lanka.
  • Practical applications/ implications in the form of a proposal which might be derived from your researches.

As usual, all the papers will be evaluated by an assigned evaluation committee comprising of academic professionals from relevant streams. This year we are calling papers early with the intention of having a thorough review process and also to have time for appropriate changes to papers and proposals.

As SLSAJ has done previously, this time too, the journal will be distributed

  • To all authors who submits papers
  • To all participants to the Research sessions of SLSAJ
  • To all members of the Evaluation committee
  • To the Universities and Academic institutions in Sri Lanka

This year, however, in addition to those, Papers will be appearing on

  • National Science Foundation (NSF) website (in Digitalised format)
  • SLSAJ website (in pdf format)
  • National Diet Library in Japan (Japanese national centre for ISSN) if we get ISSN (we are in process now)

Due to this new appearances in the e-formats, please avoid any copy right issues and related legal issues as ultimately this will be appearing online.

Further, during the research session, the authors of published and selected papers will be given an opportunity to present your research/ proposal this time. So, when you submit your papers for the journal, please kindly indicate your preferences and the statement on the below mentioned factors;

  • I prefer to present the submitted research at the Research Session – Yes/ No
  • I assure that there won’t be any issue of publishing this paper on the web – Yes/ No

SLSAJ Journal Paper format 2011

Please send your papers before June 30, 2011 to

Janaka Kumara -janaka_eng@yahoo.com

Dinush Wimalachandra -dinushchanaka@gmail.com

It would be a great privilege for us to be a platform to take your valuable papers to general public. We hope all of you will give your fullest supports to make this a successful event.

2011-May-10 Calling for Research Papers/ Proposals for SLSAJ Research Journal (Volume 11)

Annual Research Journal of SLSAJ 2011 – Requesting for papers

Annual Research Journal of SLSAJ 2011 edition is to be published in October 2011parallel to the Research Session of SLSAJ. As of now, the current SLSAJ committee is intending to organise the Research session in the month of October 2011 which we will inform you as the dates are fixed and the Research Journal will be published on the same day during the event.

The journal is intended to have;

  • Research papers accepted after the review and corrections process.
  • Proposals focused on development of Sri Lanka.
  • Practical applications/ implications in the form of a proposal which might be derived from your researches.

As usual, all the papers will be evaluated by an assigned evaluation committee comprising of academic professionals from relevant streams.

This year we are calling papers early with the intention of having a thorough review process and also to have time for appropriate changes to papers and proposals.

As SLSAJ has done previously, this time too, the journal will be distributed

  • To all authors who submits papers
  • To all participants to the Research sessions of SLSAJ
  • To all members of the Evaluation committee
  • To Universities and Academic Institutions in Sri Lanka

This year, however, in addition to those, Papers will be appearing on

  • National Science Foundation (NSF) website (in Digitalised format)
  • SLSAJ website (in pdf format)
  • National Diet Library in Japan (Japanese National Center for ISSN) – if we get ISSN which we are in the appropriate proceeding process now

Due to this new appearances in the e-formats, please avoid any copy right issues and related legal issues as ultimately this will be appearing online.

Further, during the research session, the authors of published and selected papers will be given an opportunity to present your research/ proposal this time.

So, when you submit your papers for the journal, please kindly indicate your preferences and the statement on the below mentioned factors;

  • I prefer to present the submitted research at the Research Session – Yes/ No
  • I assure that there won’t be any issue of publishing this paper on the web – Yes/ No

Please collect the paper format attached herewith for your reference.

SLSAJ Journal Paper format 2011

Please send your papers before June 30, 2011 to

It would be a great privilege for us to be a platform to take your valuable papers to general public. We hope all of you will give your fullest supports to make this a successful event.