Lecture and supervision visit
Three staff members from University of South-Eastern Norway performed seminars and supervision visit to UoJ and UoP during the last days of January 2019. At both universities 40-60 student and staff members joined the seminars with lectures on Genetics, Water and Environmental Sciences, as well as possibilities for future collaboration and exchange. In Jaffna, UoJ also invited for a very interesting field-trip to the Jaffna lagoon and a site for sea-cucumber harvesting. After lectures at both universities, there were fruitful discussions with staff and students about ongoing and planned research, and we aim at some joint activities within environmental research and education. Three Master’s students at UoP presented their thesis work and got supervision from Sæbø and Oredalen from USN:
- W.A.P.P Rathnayake – “Landfill leachate Treatment using combined biological and physio-chemical methods “
- R.A.J.C Ranasinghe – “Chemically modified fly ash for removing major pollutants in Sri Lankan Groundwater”
- G.W.H.A Chandrasiri – “Modeling of Hydraulics losses in the throttled surge tank”
Our thanks go to Prof. Sivashanthini Kuganathan and Dr. Balachandran Ketheesan at UoJ for their thorough planning and organizing during our visit to Jaffna. We are also very grateful to Prof. S.B.Weerakoon, Dr. Daham Dias and Dr. Shameen Jinadasa at UoP for all their concern, organizing and follow-up on all matters needed before and during our stay in Sri Lanka!