Scientific Sessions 2012

64th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association



8.30 - 9.30



9.30 - 10.45

Opening and Theme Seminar

9.10 - 9.45

National Anthem, Lighting of oil lamp

9.45 - 9.50

Welcome address: Dr. A. Sivasothy, President, Sri Lanka Veterinary Association

9.50 - 9.55

Address by the Chief Guest: Prof. B. S. B. Karunarathna, Director, PGIS, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

9.55 - 10.40

Key Note Address: Prof. N. P. Sunil-­‐Chandra, Professor, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine & Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka

10.40 - 10.45

Vote of Thanks - Dr. Mohamed Ijaz, Secretary, Sri Lanka Veterinary Association

10.45 - 16.00

Scientific Sessions

10.45 - 12.45

Common Sessions for selected papers

12.45 - 13.45

Lunch - Lobby

13.45 - 16.00

(Parallel Programme)
1) Clinical / Animal Health Papers - Main Auditorium
2) Animal Production / Biotechnology / Wildlife - Small Auditorium

16.00 - 16.30

Tea and Poster Session – Lobby


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.

All Abstracts should be emailed to  copied to and in electronic format on or before the deadline.

Please contact either Dr. S.S.P. Silva or Dr. L.G.S. Lokugalappatti for details.

Dr. S.S.P. Silva
Veterinary Research Institute 
PO Box 28 
Tel : 081 2388312, 077 3646046
Email :

Dr. L.G.S. Lokugalappatti
Department of Basic Veterinary Sciences
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science
University of Peardeniya, Peradeniya 20400
Tel : 081 2395806, 077 5365768
Email :


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.