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Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka is organizing International Training Program (ITP2018) on Terrestrial & Aquatic Wildlife and Primate Conservation in collaboration with the Primate Research Institute (PRI), Kyoto University, Japan for the second time. ITP2018 will be held from 18th to 28th of November 2018. Further, participants of ITP 2018 are given an opportunity to get an incomparable exposure to unique biodiversity hotspots also with the coverage of UNESCO protected heritage sites and forest reserves in Sri Lanka.
ITP2018 inauguration ceremony has been scheduled to be held at Seminar Room 1, Faculty of Graduate Studies, the University of Sri Jayawardenepura on Monday, 19th November 2018 at 9.00 am.

Inauguration Ceremony & Orientation Program
Date – 19th November 2018
Venue – Seminar Room 1, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Inauguration
08.30 Registration
09.00 Arrival of Chief Guest
09.15 Lighting the traditional oil lamp
09.25 University Anthem
09.30 Welcome Address & introduction to the program
Prof. Hemanthi Ranasinghe – Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies
09.45 Address by Director Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Prof. TakakazuYumoto
10.00 Address by Chief Guest
Prof. SampathAmaratunga – Vice Chancellor, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
10.15 Refreshments
10.45 Keynote speech by Prof. SarathKotagama
11.30 Vote of Thanks
Prof. Charmalie Nahallage 
11.35 National Anthem
12.00 Lunch
Orientation
13.00 Faunal diversity in Sri Lanka
Prof. DevakaWeerakoon – Dept. of ZoologyUniversity of Colombo
13.45 Floristic diversity in Sri Lanka
Prof. Hemanthi Ranasinghe – Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies
14.15 Sri Lankan Culture
Prof. YasanjalieJayathilaka
14.45 Primates of Sri Lanka
Dr. CharmalieNahallage, Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
14.45 Aquatic ecosystems in Sri Lanka
Dr. Kamal Ranatunga, Dept. of Zoology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura