Team Ruhuna of FMST wins a competitive undergraduate research grant

    Team Ruhuna of FMST wins a competitive undergraduate research grant from IMarEST, UK.

    A student research team of the faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences & Technology (FMST) won a competitive research grant from the Institute of Marine Engineering Sciences and Technology (IMarEST), United Kingdom for their project proposal of “Seaweed extraction for edible plastic manufacturing”.  The objective of this project is to extract carrageen from seaweeds in order to produce edible plastic as a solution to minimize plastic pollution. Ms. Varshani Brabaharan (FM/FW/2016/002) is the leader of the research group while other members are Mr.  Muditha Kanishka Goonetilleke (FM/FW/2016/003), Ms. Weerakoon Baduge Amami Manjana Perera (FM/FW/2016/007), Ms. Tikiri Wanni Unnahelage Thilini Wijeyawardhana (FM/FW/2016/011), Ms. Chathumini Wathsala Kiel (FM/FW/2016/016), Ms. Hitihamillage Senarath Sachini Chamodi Wijesinghe (FM/FW/2016/023), Ms. Kasthuri Arachchige Eshini Pabasara (FM/FW/2016/024), Mr. Thavaraja Vinith Steeban (FM/FW/2016/027), Ms. Wellage Minthari Sakethanika Jayasinghe Bandara (FM/FW/2016/032) and Ms. Lewala Guruge Harini Prasadee (FM/FW/2016/033). This competition was organized by the IMarEST - Sri Lanka, under the program of “Sea your future”- University project challenge. This project was coordinated by Mr.UPG Pathirana of the Department of Oceanography and Marine Geology.

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