Physics Equipment Donation

Requesting donations to purchase equipment for physics laboratories

Table of Contents

  1. Ways to Contribute to the Physics Equipment Project Fund
  2. List of Equipment Requested

Requesting donations to purchase equipment for physics laboratories

As you all may be aware, Sri Lanka will experience further fiscal policy tightening for the next few years, and as a consequence, the capital expenditures of state institutions (such as universities) are heavily compromised. The Department of Physics at the University of Colombo (UoC) like many other departments, through its earned funds and competitive grants, has so far managed to maintain infrastructure and support recurring expenses. In the Department of Physics, over the years, classic experimental laboratory apparatus have provided essential learning experiences to undergraduates. However, some of the cherished experiments (e.g., Zeeman effect experiment, Determination of e/m ratio, Fabry-Perot interferometer, etc.) are no longer in usable/repairable condition. As the replacement cost of these equipment is very high, current economic conditions and fiscal policies do not allow opportunities for the department to purchase these equipment.

After receiving a request from the Head of the Department of Physics through the Dean, Science Faculty, CUFSAA decided to accept the request to donate physics equipment. The physics equipment donation subcommittee identified several equipment to be donated based on the UoC prioritizations, considering the usage and the current status of the specific items. Equipment list we would like to send to UoC can be found below.

We kindly ask our members and Science Faculty alumni and any other well-wishers for your generous support to purchase these much-needed physics equipment in order to provide a valuable experimental experience for the next generation of UoC graduates. You may also have heard the UoC became the number one University in SL for another year, and with these types of vital experiments would help maintain the recognition the UoC had developed.  Your tax-deductible contributions to CUFSAA for this worthy cause can be made via the links given below.

If you have any questions or would like additional information about the project, please get in touch with the subcommittee via email at

Ways to contribute to this project

* If you would like to contribute to this Fund, you may do so via the PayPal button from the link below:

Alternatively, you may send us a check made payable to “CUFSAA-NA” and post to the CUFSAA Treasurer at the following address. Please write in the memo line of the check that the donation is for Physics Equipment Project and let us know your email address to send the Donation Receipt.

Colombo University Faculty of Science Alumni Association
c/o Ms. Sandya Liyanarachchi
Treasurer – CUFSAA-NA
5870 Tara Hill Drive
Dublin OH 43027

Thank you!

CUFSAA – Executive Committee

List of Equipment Requested (Total estimated cost = US$30,162)

1. Zeeman effect apparatus : $4472

2. Millikan apparatus : $ 550

3. Fabry-Perot interferometer : $ 3,664

4. Photoelectric Effect System : $ 4399

5. Fine beam tube : $ 3927,p_1425_28442.html

6. Speed of Light Apparatus : $ 269

7. Semiconductor thermogenerator – Seebeck effect : $ 1350

8. Michelson Interferometer Educational Kit, Metric : $ 3072

9. Quantum Cryptography Analogy Demonstration Kit : $ 3817

10. Quantum Eraser Demonstration Kit Metric : $ 2,100

11. HeNe Laser, 632.8 nm, 10 mW, Polarized (THOR Labs) : $ 2,303

12. Right Angle Prism Mirror, Protected Gold, L = 50.0 mm (THOR Labs)  : $ 239