SRPC carry forward international success

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K R R Induwara, a grade 10 student of Ananda College, Colombo wins the 3rd Place of the Grand Award under the category ‘Microbiology’ at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA in May 2018. He won the first place at the Sri Lanka Science and Engineering Fair (SLSEF) in 2018, which is connected with Intel ISEF organized by the Science for Society and Public, USA. Winning at SLSEF, the student got the opportunity to represent Sri Lanka at Intel ISEF 2018. This is the second time the SRPC of NSF has won international recognistion.

The Science Research Projects Competition (SRPC) is an annual event organized by the NSF. SRPC is arranged in such a way so as to train school chilren. With the training provided, the students improve their innovative thinking and build up creative minds enhancing analytical ability. Winners at this competition are given the opportunity to participate at SLSEF and Intel ISEF subsequently.

 Induwara’s science project titled “Different Isolates of Bacterium and Biological Agents for Controlling Aedes aegypti Larvae in Sri Lanka” was supervised by Dr Menaka Hapugoda, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, appointed by the NSF. He was guided by Ms W. M. D. F. Fernando, Teacher In-charge of the Science Society of Ananda College.


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