Inauguration Ceremony

Venue: Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall                                        (B.M.I.C.H.), Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka

Date: 12th Dec. 2018

03.30 pm               Arrival of Guests

04.00 pm               Lighting of the oil lamp

04.10 pm               National Anthem

04.20 pm               Welcome Address

Prof. Veranja Karunaratne (Chair  –  ASOMPS-XVI)
SLINTEC ACADEMY and University of Peradeniya – Sri Lanka

04.30 pm               Introduction to ASOMPS XVI

Dr. Barry Noller (Chair – International Advisory Committee – ASOMPS-XVI)
The University of Queensland – Australia

04.40 pm               Address by the Chief Guest

Prof. Janaka De Silva (Chair – National Research Council – Sri Lanka)

04.50 pm               Address by the Special Guest

                                       Mr. Ashoka Hettigoda (Managing Director) Hettigoda Industries (Pvt) Ltd. 

5.00 pm                 Special Guest Lecture

                                       “The Exciting World of Discovery”

                                        Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman, University of Karachi – Pakistan

5.40 pm                  Inaugural Lecture

                                        “A Chemical Genetics Approach to the Discovery of Marine

                                         Natural Product Drug Leads”

                                         Prof. Raymond Andersen, University of British Columbia – Canada

6.20 pm                  Plenary Lecture 1

                                        “Discovery and Development of Natural Product-Based

                                        Anticancer Drugs from Medicinal Plants Used in Traditional Medicine”

 Prof. Leslie Gunatilaka, University of Arizona – USA

06.50 pm               Vote of Thanks

Dr. Chayanika Padumadasa (Secretary – ASOMPS-XVI)

University of Sri Jayawardenapura – Sri Lanka

07.30 pm              Cultural Show & Symposium Dinner