The 2nd International Contest of Creative Popular Science Video Works: Eight Sri Lankans are among the Winners

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Image credit - zhihu.comThe 2nd International Contest of Creative Popular Science Video Works themed on Promoting Public Science Literacy was held recently, which is guided by the China Research Institute for Science Popularization and sponsored by the Secretariat of the World Organization for Science Literacy (WOSL) (Preparatory). The National Science Foundation (NSF), Sri Lanka being the focal point for coordination of the participants from the country, have directed Sri Lankan contestants to participate in this contest. The organizers reported that they have received more than 10,000 applications from 19 countries and regions, and the submissions have gone through multi-round reviews by experts from several countries. Based on scientific accuracy, production quality, and effectiveness of communication, etc. the best 50 videos have been selected (5 first prize winners, 10 second prize winners and 35 third prize winners). The National Science Foundation is pleased to announce that Sri Lankan contestants were able to win 8 places in this competition.

The winners’ information are as follows:

The Second Prize:
Pathberiya Appuhamilage Thewmali Piyadasa, Sirimavo Bandaranaike Vidyalaya, Colombo 07 (Land Protection and Utilization)

The Third Prize:

  • S. Shanilka Ariyarathne, Uva Wellassa University (Brain Science: The Illusion of Free Will)
  • Binuka Methvin, Nethmitha Jayasinghe, Sanula Nimdinu, Disara Semika, Ovindu Lochana, Minuka Nethsan, Bandaranayake College, Gampaha (Artificial Intelligence)
  • Pathberiya Appuhamilage Thewnitha Piyadasa, Nalanda College, Colombo 10 (Artificial Intelligence)
  • Dinithi Wijegunawardana (Life and Health)
  • Ninesh Christon Fernando, St. Joseph Vaz College, Wennappuwa (Cyberspace Security and Network Personal Security)
  • Sharukeshi Gnanachandran, Methodist College, Colombo 03 (Carbon Peak, Carbon Neutrality and Carbon Footprint)
  • Dilini Tharangi (Development of Suitable Planting Mechanism for Elephant Forages in Sri Lanka)

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