Scientific Sessions 2011

63rd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association

Download the Proceedings of the Scientific Sessions 2011






Arrival of chief guest: Mr. A.H. Gamage : Secretary, Ministry of Livestock & Rural Community Development


National Anthem, Lighting of oil lamp


Welcome address by the President, SLVA


Address by the Director General, Dept. Animal Production & Health


Address by the Director General, Dept. Wildlife Conservation


Address by the Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science


Address by the Secretary, Ministry of Livestock & Rural Community Development




Keynote address-1: Mr. R. Andrew Wilbey (BSc, MSc, CSci, FIFST)


Keynote address-2: Dr. R. Mahendran (BVSc, MBA)


Keynote address-3: Dr. Prithiviraj Fernando (MBBS, MS, PhD)




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Submission of Abstracts

All abstracts must be submitted in English, prepared using MS-Word, page format of A4 with 2.5 cm margins and font Times New Roman 12.

Abstracts should be submitted to the Secretary, SLVA ( in electronic format on or before the deadline.

Contact details of the secretary, 
SLVA – Dr HBS Ariyaratne
Department of Basic Veterinary Sciences
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science
University of Peardeniya, Peradeniya 20400
Tel : 081 2395800, 0773981042


Format of the Abstract

  • Abstracts must be based on original results and should follow a format similar to that used in previous SLVA Scientific Sessions. They should be limited to a maximum of 350 words (excluding title of paper, names and affiliations of authors). The title of the abstract and name/s of authors with address should be on the first page, and the abstract with the title should be on the second page. Name of the corresponding author should be underlined.
  • An acceptable structure for an abstract includes: (a) Introduction – a statement of the hypothesis or research question; (b) Methods - the study design and experimental methods used; (c) Results - a concise summary of the major findings, with sufficient data to permit evaluation by the reviewers; and (d) Conclusions - summary of the overall findings and the importance of the study.
  • Abstracts that present single clinical cases of previously reported diseases, clinical cases where the outcome of the treatment procedures was negative, investigations of compounds that involve inadequate numbers of study subjects, or studies that lack quantitative data will not be accepted.
  • All abstracts must be submitted in English, prepared using MS-Word, page format of A4 with 2.5 cm margins and font Times New Roman 12.
  • The Scientific Committee will review all abstracts, and a notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent. Instructions for any necessary improvements and submission of the final version will be sent to the authors whose abstracts are accepted for oral or poster presentation.
  • By submitting an abstract the author(s) agree to allow publication of information in the Sri Lanka Veterinary Journal (SLVJ) or the Abstract Book, which will be distributed to all participants. 


General Policies

  • Only a SLVA Member shall be permitted to submit an abstract of a paper for presentation at the annual Scientific Session, who shall be the Corresponding Author.
  • A Corresponding Author may have as co-author/s, SLVA members (life / ordinary / student), or Session Members (any other scientist / researcher who is not a SLVA member).
  • Only a Member or a Life Member will be allowed to make a presentation (oral or poster) at the Annual Sessions. In the event of an author being unable to make the presentation due to ill-health or any other valid reason, the Secretary shall be notified in writing prior to the day of the presentation (on the day of the presentation in the event of an emergency) and a co- author shall then be allowed to make the presentation.
  • All members should not be in arrears of membership fees including the current year subscription at the time of submitting the abstracts. All arrears, if any should be paid by cheque drawn in favour of ‘Sri Lanka Veterinary Association’ before the deadline for submission of abstracts.
  • Receipt of submission of abstracts will be acknowledged to the author within two weeks after the closing date. SLVA will communicate on matters related to the respective abstract only with the Corresponding Author indicated in the abstract.