Symposium 2010 Archive

27 Dec 2010

Stimulant levels to be used with two Low Intensity Harvesting (LIH) systems of Rubber under wet and intermediate zones of Sri Lanka

W.R.A.C. Prasanna1, V.H.L. Rodrigo2, D.C. Abeysinghe 1 and K.V.V.S. Kudaligama2 1Department of Plantation Management, Wayamba University, Sri Lanka 2Biochemistry and Physiology Department, Rubber Research Institute of Sri Lanka, Agalawatta, Sri Lanka Harvesting latex from rubber trees (Hevea
9 Dec 2010

Carbon sequestration potential of replanted Rhizophora mucronata in Puttlam Lagoon, Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka

U.Y.I.L. Dharmasoma1, D.M.S.H.K. Ranasinghe1 and S. Wahala2 1Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka 2Department of Tourism Management, Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka The potential of trees to act as carbon sinks is
9 Dec 2010

Climate change mitigation: Sri Lanka’s perspective

D.M.S.H.K. Ranasinghe Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka Climate Change with the associated increase in global temperature and sea level rise has become the most important global concern in the present
9 Dec 2010

Corticolous lichens as indicators of forest management regimes in the Dotalugala area of Knuckles mountain range – Sri Lanka

G. Weerakoon1, S. Somaratne2, P.A. Wolseley3 and S.C. Wijeyaratne1 1Department of Botany, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka 2Department of Botany, The Open University of Sri Lanka 3Department of Botany, The Natural History Museum, United Kingdom Lichens
9 Dec 2010

Communicating climate change and biodiversity in coastal areas: A community-based adaptation strategy

R.Z. Guzman, R.V. Ramilo and F.B. Samiano Philippine Federation for Environmental Concern, Philippines This paper is a component of a community-based climate change adaptation project that reviews current coastal policies and legislation and identify their weaknesses in
9 Dec 2010

Invasive alien species in Indian ornamental industry

S. Rameshkumar, K. Manivannan, C.T. Sathappan and J. Padmanaban Annamalai University, India Quantum jump of increase in the awareness about global warming and environmental pollution made the mind set of industries, institutions, corporate and even common man
9 Dec 2010

Current Status of Plastic Packaging Materials in Sri Lanka

R.A. Jayasinghe, N.J.G.J. Bandaraand W.A.S.S. Dissanayake, W.M.S.K.B. Wijekoon Department of Forestry and Environment Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka All the goods we purchase today require some form of packaging in order to reach their final
9 Dec 2010

Eco friendly sewerage system for low income coastal community

W.N.C. Apsara and B.C. Liyanage Department of Civil Engineering, The Open University of Sri Lanka The purpose of a sewerage disposal system is to carry human excreta & urine (Black water) and wastewater (Gray water) back to
9 Dec 2010

Influence of undergraduate activities on the waste composition and generation rates in a residential university: Case study

S. Wijetunga and N. Liyanaarachchi Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka The increase of waste generation and its disposal is a major problem and challenge faced by the most of the countries today.The uncontrolled
9 Dec 2010

Assessing the role of environment regulation on firms’ private action towards environmental quality: Case of non-adoption of solid waste management practices by food processing sector in Sri Lanka

J.M.M. Udugama and U.K. Jayasinghe-Mudalige Department of Agribusiness Management, Wayamba University, Sri Lanka Whether a firm takes private actions to augment environment quality, more often than not classified as a public good, in a situation where it