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The venue of the conference is the Hotel Oak Ray Regency, Kandy, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka lies in the tropics, south of India. Itís fascinating variety in climate and landscape and rich cultural heritage has, for many centuries, attracted travelers from all over the world. It still continues to do so offering a diversity of attractions and a way of life which combines a dynamic present with a tradition bound past.

The temperatures in Kandy hovers around 22 oC (72 oF) in January. The picturesque campus of the University of Peradeniya, The Royal Botanical Gardens and The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha are among many tourist attractions in and around Kandy.

The NIFS was established in 1981 as a premier government research institute in the country to carry out advanced scientific research in different disciplines. Research on Dye sensitized solar cells has been an active research area at the NIFS for nearly three decades.


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