The International Forestry and Environment Symposium (IFES) organised by the Department of Forestry and Environmental Science and the University of Sri Jayawardenapura is being held for the 20th consecutive year.
IFES is the premier event where researchers, academia, professionals, policy makers and the industry meet to network and discuss and learn about the latest developments in environment and forestry sectors. The Symposium is organised under eight main themes and close to 300 local and foreign participants and key government officials are attending this two-day event.
During the inaugural session, News 1st’s Piyavi Wijewardena delivered a Speech on The role of media in the enhancement of environmental awareness”
Speaking on the event, Vice Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayawardenapura Prof. Sampath Amaratunga stated that the University has also established few research centres including cancer research, kidney research, research centre for water, nano-technology research and one for management and another for humanities.