National Conference on Insect Vector Biology – 2016

“Emerging Challenges in Controlling Insect Vector-borne Diseases in
Sri Lanka”

February 10, 2017



The theme for the first national conference on vector biology which is being organized by the Department of Zoology of the University of Jaffna in 2016 is “Emerging Challenges in Controlling Insect Vector-borne Diseases in Sri Lanka”.

The theme is designed to address the key challenges faced in controlling the major insect vector-borne diseases in the country. Although the theme is expected to speak about the major insect vector-borne diseases in the country, it is not necessarily limited to them. The organizing committee expects the speakers to speak about all the aspects of epidemiology of the vector-borne diseases at national and global scales.

The conference aims to highlight challenges and strategies related to the control of vector-borne diseases in the country. The researchers in various aspects of vector-borne diseases from entomology, animal biology, physiology and virology, are encouraged to present their findings.


  • Vector biology & ecology
  • Vector control
  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Insect Physiology
  • Genetics
  • Taxonomy
  • Epidemiology


Prof. S.H.P. Parakrama Karunaratna,

Department of Zoology
Faculty of Science
University of Peradeniya
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Prof. Nissanka De. Silva

Department of Zoology
Faculty of Applied Sciences,
University of Srijayawardanapura
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Prof. Vasanthy Thevanesam

Senior Professor of Microbiology,
Faculty of Medicine,
University of Peradeniya.
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  • Calling for abstracts – 1st  December 2016 – 25th December 2016
  • Abstract acceptance notice – 30th December 2016 to 5th January 2017
  • Registration opens – 1st January 2017
  • Date of the conference – 10th February, 2017

Only 25 oral presentation and 10 poster presentation will be accepted. There will be awards for the best paper and presenter. Register yourself by sending an email to


  • Registration fee is 1000.00 LKR
  • Registration fee can  be paid at :

Account number: 162 1001 8000 0902
SWIFT Code (International) – PSBKLKLX,
Peoples Bank, Jaffna University Branch with the reference of “VBDConf2016”


The title can have maximum of 25 words in Times New Roman (TNR) font, Bold and 14 font size. Author(s) should also include their names with initials and their affiliations along with their e-mail address(es).

Abstract should be followed after the author(s) affiliations and e-mail address(es). It should contain 200 to 250 words in single paragraph. The text should be in font size 12. The spacing is 1.5. It should have three to five keywords. Any queries regarding the submission and format can be sent to


Dr. K. Gajapathy
Department of Zoology,
University of Jaffna
[+94] 0773329070