NSA 2024

Resilient agriculture – A tool for reviving Sri Lankan economy

About the University​

The Eastern University, Sri Lanka is a public university in Vantharumoolai, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka. It was established in 1986. The University was preceded by the Batticaloa University College established in 1981, is currently occupying around 10000 students from different communities and different parts of the island. At present, the Eastern University, Sri Lanka has a main campus at Vantharumoolai, Trincomalee Campus at Trincomalee, and the Swami Vipulananda Institute of Aesthetic Studies (SVIAS) at Kallady, with the facilities of Library Network, Centre for Information and Communication Technology, Sports etc. Batticaloa city is the seat of the Eastern University, Sri Lanka and is a major city in the Eastern Province. Batticaloa has a nickname as “Land of the Singing Fish” due to musical sounds that are related to fish or aquatic creatures in the Batticaloa Lagoon. One of the most remarkable richness of Batticaloa district is its 3 lagoons. Batticaloa lagoon is the largest one, more than 50 km long and it opens to the sea. Batticaloa district is bordered on its east side by the Indian ocean, and is, therefore, an ideal place for sea lovers, endowed with around 120 kilometers of sandy beaches and numerous fishing villages. The most famous beaches in the district are definitely Passikudah and Kalkudah beaches, are shallow waters and coral reefs that make them safe areas for bathing even for novice swimmers.
The Faculty of Agriculture was one of the two faculties established in 1986. The vision of our faculty is to offer valuable learning experiences to our students and stimulate a richer and sustainable quality of life for farming society in the Eastern region, the nation and the world. Mission of the faculty is to create a learning community.

About the Symposium

Food security and ensuring safe and nutritious food for all are the major global challenges. The demand for food is projected to increase by over 60% by 2050. However, availability of land and water resources for food production are limited. Global food production is also expected to decrease by 2% each decade for the next century due to climate change. Hence, adoption of new technologies and blending them with indigenous knowledge in food production is vital to produce more food with less land, water, and other inputs resources without harming our environment. In this context, the Faculty of Agriculture, Eastern University, Sri Lanka has decided to organize the 6th National Symposium on Agriculture (NSA-2024) under the theme “Resilient agriculture – A tool for reviving Sri Lankan economy” on 6th March 2024. The NSA-2024 takes the privilege to invite researchers, agriculturists, policy makers, engineers, economists, budding young scientists, students and all other enthusiastic participants to exchange their experiences, novel ideas and research findings in all aspects of agricultural science at this national forum and to discuss practical challenges encountered and solutions to be adopted on resilient agriculture.

Symposium Theme

Resilient agriculture – A tool for reviving Sri Lankan economy

For Whom

The NSA-2024 invites scientists, academics, young researchers, students, and stakeholders from Sri Lanka.

Symposium Tracks​

  • Climate Smart Agriculture
  • Crop Production and Protection Technology
  • Farm Mechanization and Postharvest Technology
  • Food Nutrition Preservation and Value Addition
  • Geospatial Technology for Agriculture
  • Information and Communication Technology in Agriculture
  • Livestock, Fisheries and Aquaculture
    Precision Agriculture
  • Soil, Water, Environment and Waste Management
  • Food and Environmental Economics, Agricultural Extension

Important Dates

  • Deadline for Extended Abstract Submission : 30th November 2023 15th January 2024
  • Notification of Acceptance : 30th January 2024
  • Submission of Camera-Ready Abstract : 7th February 2024
  • Deadline for Early Bird Registration : 20th February 2024
  • Symposium Date : 6th March 2024

Mode of Conduct

Hybrid Mode

Paper submission

We would like to invite you to submit your research paper for 6th National Symposium on Agriculture (NSA-2024). The symposium language would be English. Authors are kindly advised to follow author guidelines for the preparation and submission of extended abstracts. The extended abstracts could be submitted via e-mail (nsa2024@esn.ac.lk) with author declaration form. Papers that do not meet the author guidelines will not be considered. All the abstracts of the accepted papers will be published in the symposium proceedings.


Keynote Speaker

Prof. C.M.B. Dematawewa
Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture
University of Peradeniya
Sri Lanka


Prof. V. Kanagasingam

Vice Chancellor
Eastern University, Sri Lanka


Prof. (Mrs.) P. Premanandarajah

Dean/Faculty of Agriculture
Eastern University, Sri Lanka


Dr. M.S. Mohamed Nafees

Faculty of Agriculture
Eastern University, Sri Lanka


Dr. K. Prasannath

Faculty of Agriculture
Eastern University, Sri Lanka

Members of the Organizing Committee​

Dr. M.S. Mohamed Nafees


Dr. K. Prasannath


Mrs. A. Sugirtharan
Mrs. T. Kirupananthan
Dr. (Mrs) B. Raveendrakumaran
Mrs. V. Liyinthan
Dr. T. Geretharan
Mrs. S. Karunakaran
Mr. M. Herushan
Mr. P. Ramesh
Mr. T. Pragasan
Mr. A. Paskaran


Deadline for Early Bird Registration : 20th February 2024

Symposium fee:

Presenter (Local)            Rs. 3000.00

Participants                      Rs.1500.00

Payment Details

Bursar, Eastern University, Sri Lanka.
Account No: 227100140000024
Bank: People’s Bank, Chenkalady, Sri Lanka.

Pay Online

Please indicate NSA-2024 and your name on the fund transfer sheet which should be emailed to nsa2024@esn.ac.lk

Contact Us

Faculty of Agriculture

Eastern University, Sri Lanka. Palachcholai, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka


Secretary: 0772357384