Joint Media Release/ Press Release

SLHC and APSL Research Symposium 2021 – Call for Abstracts


The High Commission of Sri Lanka (SLHC) in the United Kingdom and the Association of Professional Sri Lankans (APSL) in the UK are jointly organising a Research Symposium on 1st September 2021 from 9.30 am – 6.30 pm.


The objectives of this symposium are:

  • to provide a common platform for Sri Lankan Academics living in Sri Lanka and the UK;
  • to promote and uplift research to share the best practices, and to create opportunities for researchers to gain further knowledge and skills;
  • To expand the academic and non-academic professional networks linked to SLHC and APSL with an expectation to obtain their contribution towards the betterment of the motherland;
  • to strengthen the relationship between academic professionals domiciled in the UK, SLHC and APSL.

The keynote address will be delivered by Professor Nishan Canagarajah, Vice-Chancellor, University of Leicester, UK, and a guest address will be delivered by Professor Sudantha Liyanage, Vice-Chancellor, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.


Abstracts should be submitted to with a copy to Friday 28th May 2021. Following review by a panel, acceptance notifications will be issued by Friday 04th June 2021. To submit an abstract, please follow the guidance information that can be found here