International conference on research held at Eastern University

Thursday, 15th of February 2024

An international conference on ‘Sustainability, Innovation, Interdisciplinary Research for Tomorrow’s Challenges’ jointly organized by the Center for Multidisciplinary Research, Eastern University, Tamil Nadu University of Teacher Education, Sri Lanka, and ESN Publishing, India was held at the Eastern University recently. Eastern University Vice-Chancellor Pro f V Kanagasingham made the opening speech, and Ranjith Senaratne, Senior Professor of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna University participated as the chief guest.

“The problems of the country will be solved through science. Therefore, the National Science Forum and the Sri Lanka Science and Technology Association are ready to join hands with the academics in the multi-disciplinary field and provide them with the facilities they need,” Prof Senaratne said. The event was chaired by Eastern University Professor A G Jonpillai, and the founder and editor of ESN Publishing India, Kalanidhi J Banushander, Batticaloa Government President and District Secretary J J Muralitharan participated. Assistant Professors from Tamil Nadu University of Teacher Education were the main speakers of the conference.

Kalanidhi V Sarmila participated in the event and Dr Nidhi Kanaratnam, a naturopathic doctor and nutritional consultant from Australia, participated in the event and delivered a speech. Tamil Nadu Teacher Education University Registrar Prof Naga Subramani attended and delivered a special speech. 162 research papers were submitted for the conference from Sri Lanka, India and Nepal and 138 papers have been accepted. Conference Committee Secretary and Director of the Station for Multidisciplinary Research Prof P Rodney Penanto moderated the events. - Deva Athiran