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National Conference on “COVID-19: Impact, Mitigation, Opportunities and Building Resilience” under the theme 
“From Adversity to Serendipity”
Lotus Hall, BMICH, Colombo
27th January 2021

 08.30 - 09.00 a.m.


 09.00 - 09.10 a.m.

Lighting of the Oil Lamp and National Anthem

 09.10 - 09.20 a.m. 
Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Prof. Ranjith Senaratne
Chairman, National Science Foundation
Sri Lanka
 09.20 -09.30 a.m.

Address by Guest of Honor
Dr Seetha Arambepola
Hon. State Minister
State Ministry of Skills Development, Vocational Education, Research and Innovation

 09.30 - 09.55 a.m.

Keynote Address on SARS-CoV-2: The virus, its transmission  pathogenesis and prevention
Prof. Malik Peiris
Professor and Chair in Virology
The School of Public Health
The University of Hong Kong

 09.55 - 10.15 a.m. 

Address by the Chief Guest
Prof. G. L. Peiris
Hon. Minister
Ministry of Education

 10.15 - 10.20 a.m.
Vote of Thanks
Dr. Thamara F. Dias
Additional Director
National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka
 10.20 - 10.40 a.m Tea