Science Research Projects Competition (SRPC) First Round - 2020

Science Research Projects Competition (SRPC) First Round - 2020

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) organizes Science Research Projects Competition (SRPC) annually with the objective of promoting research culture among schools in the country.

The student who successfully completed their science research projects training among 89 projects initiated in August 2019 became eligible to participate the competition. Accordingly, 59 successful projects competed at the first round held on 09th January 2020 in the NSF Auditorium. The students presented their research through PowerPoint presentation in front of 7-member evaluation Panel representing well recognized scientists of different disciplines. Twenty- two projects were selected to participate 2nd round of the competition after completion of rigorous evaluation process.

The projects won the 1st round of the competition 2019

 

School

Project Title

Teacher

Names of students

1

Bandaranayake College, Gampaha

A study of the reasons for the drop in student attendance in the science stream during the A/L studies

Ms W.D.D.H.
Jayathissa

G.R. Kavindu Gamlath
Vishwa Chathumina De Silva
Pamudu N. Wickramarathne

2

Colombageara Maha Vidyalaya,
 Ambilipitiya

Basic screening for the incidence of renal abnormalities among school students in Walawa basin: A pilot study

Ms Pubudu Upeksha Ariyarathna

A.P. Nandeesha Ranasinghe
Y.D. Vipula Vishvanath
L. Nishan Janith

3

Colombo International School, Colombo 07

Differences in serum markers of oxidative stress in well controlled and poorly controlled asthmatic children in Sri Lanka

 

Yenuli Fernando

4

Dutugemunu Central College, Buttala

What to do with electronic waste
after use

Ms K.M.S. Thakshilanee

D.A. Sachindu Nethmina
D.M. Thisari Dissanayake
K.W. Tharuki Ishara

5

Hindu College,
Colombo 04

Relationship between the levels of fatty acids in the kernel of coconuts obtained from the Districts: Jaffna, Galle, Colombo and Batticaloa

Mr. K. Gunasunthar

K. Avaneesh
S. Mayurageethan
S. Thushan

6

Harishchandra National School, Negombo

Investigation of lipid lowering properties and possible toxic effects of tea prepared by Vernonia cinerea (Monarakudumbiya) on Wistar rat animal model

Ms Nelka
Munasinghe

Kavindu Kusal
Abeywardhana

7

Harishchandra National School, Negombo

Let’s reduce global warming through proper disposal of garbage

Ms Nelka
Munasinghe

M.G.R. Sithmini Rathnayake
K.H. Maleesha Methmini

8

Humbaswalana Kanista Vidyalaya, Ruwanwella

Antibacterial property of aqueous and methanolic extracts of Bauhinia racemosa leaves against selected Escherichia coli strains

Ms. W.N. Jayawardhana

M.L.D. Mohan Tharindu
H.B. Ishani Dilrukshi

9

Moradana Maha Vidyalaya, Kegalle

How to reduce landslides and protect humans in high mountain areas

Ms P.M.C.S. Samarakoon

G. Ahinsa Tharushi Kumari
M. Romesh Gayantha
M.A. Asitha D. Aberathna

10

Musaeus College, Colombo 07

Knowledge, attitude and practices regarding refractive errors and factors associated with attitudes among parents of preschool children in selected preschools in the Colombo district

Ms Anusha
Kalingamudali

Risindi Peiris
Apeksha Deekiriwewa

11

Nalanda College, Colombo 10

Investigation of new nontoxic nanoclay in order to remove permanent hardness & heavy metals in water to decrease the distribution of CKDu patients in Sri Lanka

Ms Upeksha
Abeysekara

K.A.P. de Silva

12

Nalanda College, Colombo 10

An investigation of the environmental impact of an efficient method of removing pollutants from soil

Ms Upeksha Abeysekara

M.H.M.S.N. Herath

13

Palannoruwa Central College, Horana

Nutritional status, knowledge, attitudes, dietary habits, its relation to performance and effectiveness of an intervention among school children in Palannoruwa Central College, Horana

Ms M.B.Y. Dissanayaka

K.D. Manith Umayantha
K.G. Senethma Diwyanjali
N.M.A. Yasasi Induwarani

14

Paddirippu M.M. Vidyalaya, Kaluwanchikudy

Study thein-vitro litholytic activity ofPassiflora lourifolia on urinary stone

Mr Selvarajah
 Thevakumar

P. Harynath
V. Kajan
M. Kajavathanan

15

Paddiruppu Madya Mahavidyalayam,
Kaluwanchikudy

Evaluation of antioxidant property of banana leaf extract - mediated green synthesis of iron oxide nanoparticles

Mr Selvarajah
Thevakumar

N. Krunthikaran
V. Chithdassan
G. Abeelaashanan

16

Paddiruppu Madya Mahavidyalayam,
Kaluwanchikudy

Eugenia jambolanaseed extract -mediated green synthesis of iron oxide particles for fluoride removal in wastewater

Mr Selvarajah
 Thevakumar

S. Thusharakesh
T. Mithurankan
T. Yathusshan

17

Peramaduwa Vidyalaya,
 Trincomalee

Formulation of fiber rich ready to eat canned product using of the jack fruit

Mr D.M.S. Dasanayake

B.M. Maneesha Gimhani
P.G. Kavindu Sandeepa
P.B. Thushani

18

Polpithigama National School, Polpithigama

Prevalence of Thalassemia disease vectors in Polpithigama area: A case study using Polpithigama National School Children

Ms H.M.C. Hitinayake

K.D.D. Kavindi Ranaveera
U.G.D.T. Premarathna
R.D.N.M. Wijethunga

19

Polpithigama National School, Polpithigama

Impact of public awareness on domestic electricity consumption

Ms H.M.C. Hitinayake

S.M. Imashi B. Samarakoon
J.M. Himashika K. Jayawardana
H.M.D. Hiruka Dinayana

20

Sally Ambal Maha Vidyalayam, Trincomalee

Promote the learning ability of slow learning children through the practice ofSooriya Namaskara and Pranayama
   

Mr A. Mugunthan

V. Arthikeshan
V. Rusitha
L. Kishopika

21

Viharamahadevi Balika Vidyalaya, Kiribathgoda

Evaluation of anticancer effects of Annona muricata fruit on human teratocarcinomal (NTERA-2) cancer stem like cells

Ms N.S.S. Silva

Y.G. Minsandi Methsani
Sadeesha Abeykoon
F. Zainab Wijethunga

22

Viharamahadevi Balika Vidyalaya, Kiribathgoda

Study the corona effect to generate electricity for street lamps

Ms S.R. Wickramasinghe

P.S. Yashoda
H.M. Kavindi Vidusari
T.L. Sherangi Imesha Silva


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