Completed Projects

Projects

  1. Telescope Project – We are happy to announce that with the donation of the 11-inch Celestron Telescope, Hydrogen-Alpha solar telescope, and the associated accessories including the cameras for imaging, now Science Faculty has tools to conduct successful astronomical outreach events and to carry out undergraduate research projects. Professor Chandana Jayaratne has promised to update CUFSSA on the relevant events associated with these telescopes and also provide eye-catching images of celestial objects taken with the telescopes in order to share those with the membership. Again, CUFSAA wishes to thank the membership for their generous contributions to this Project.
  2. MultispeQ instrument Donation – CUFSAA-NA Joined with PhotosynQ to complete the donation of MultispeQ instruments to the Department of Plant Sciences of the University of Colombo for the benefit of the faculty and the students. Thanks to CUFSAA-NA members, Drs. Priyankara & Kumari Hennayake and Chandrasiri Jayakody, we were able to purchase one MultispeQ instrument. The CEO and Co-founder of the PhotosynQ, the company that manufactures MultispeQ instrument, Mr. Prabode Weebadde and Professor Cholani Weebadde of the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences of the Michigan State University also donated another unit at the handover ceremony held at the Deans Office of the University of Colombo on Friday, December 21st, 2018.
  3. FOS Media Camera Project
  4. – We received a request from University of Colombo, Faculty of Science, Media unit (FOS Media) for a media camera for the use of science faculty. FOS media request was for a still camera to cover the events and train new students who don’t have personal cameras. CUFSAA donated a Canon t6i camera with a 18-135mm lens (at a cost of $800) to FOS media.

  5. Air-conditioning and sound systems for the three lecture theaters in the renovated chemistry building – (at ~ $ 12,000 cost)
  6. A drinking water system for students – (at ~ $ 3,000 cost)

Events

  1. TAMASHA 2016 – Inaugural get-together was held on September 03, 2016 (Labor Day Weekend) AT New Jersey
    Our Inaugural get-together (Tamasha 2016) was held on September 03, 2016 (Labor Day Weekend) at Akbar Banquet Hall, 21 Cortlandt Street, Edison NJ 08837. (http://www.akbarrestaurant.com/) We also held a brunch/inaugural meeting of CUFSAA on September 04, 2016. The events were a HUGE success! There were over 250 University of Colombo, Science Faculty Graduates, Alumni, Staff, and well-wishers in attendance and they traveled from all over the US and Canada to attend this historic EVENT!
    Please look below for event photos, program, souvenir, and other event related information.

    1. Tamasha 2016 – Official Program
    2. Tamasha 2016 – Event Flyer
    3. Download Tamasha 2016 – Souvenir Issue Warning! This is a LARGE File and is more than 35 MB. Download with caution.
    4. Inaugural Tamasha 2016 – Photos from the Event
    5. Inaugural CUFSAA Brunch/Meeting- Photos from the Event
  2. TAMASHA 2018 – Second get-together was held on May 26-27, 2018 (Memorial Day Weekend) at Cleveland, Ohio
    Our Second get-together (Tamasha 2018) was held on May 26, 2018 (Memorial Day Weekend) at LaCentre Conference and Banquet Facility (http://www.lacentre.com/) We also held a brunch/AGM meeting of CUFSAA on May 27, 2018. The Cultural Show featured Shalika De Silva as guest singer and the Dinner-Dance featured Sri Lankan Live Band (Araliya) with Guest Artist Desmond Rodrigo. On May 27, 2018 a Premier Movie, “The Letter” produced by Sumedha Jayasena was screened The Letter is a movie produced by Sumedha Jayasena and directed by Isuru Weerasinghe Mudali staring Mano Abesiriwardana and Madara Jayasena. It has Sinhala and Tamil dialogue with subtitles in English as well as Sinhala and Tamil. This film was nominated in the Colombo International Film festival in 2014 and was screened once in the festival at the Regal Theater. It also got pre-selected in the Toronto International Film Festival 2018. “The Letter” will be screened in Sri Lanka in late February 2018 in the theater circuit belonging to the National Film Corporation. Logline: An unexplained connection between a soldier and a village girl break barriers of cultural conflict in the midst of a brutal civil war, resulting in unforeseen consequences for everyone involved. Both events were HUGE successes! There were over 200 University of Colombo, Science Faculty Graduates, Alumni, Staff, and well-wishers in attendance and they traveled from all over the US and Canada to attend this reunion EVENT!
    Please look below for event photos, program, souvenir, and other event related information.

    1. Tamasha 2018 – Official Program
    2. Tamasha 2018 – Event Flyer
    3. Download Tamasha 2018 – Souvenir Issue Warning! This is a LARGE File and is more than 68 MB. Download with caution.
    4. Tamasha 2018 – Photos from the Event