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Important Dates

Calling of paper : 1st September 2019

Submission of Full Paper : 30th December 2019

Notification of Acceptance : 07th February 2020

Final Submission of Full Paper : 21st February 2020

Registration Last Date : 01st March 2020

Symposium Day : 8th April, 2020

About the University

The Eastern University, Sri Lanka is a state 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. 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 Kalladi, 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, Sri Lanka, and is situated on an Island. Batticaloa has a nickname, "Land of the singing fish" due to musical sounds that related to fish or aquatic creature 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 makes them safe areas for bathing even for novice swimmers..

The Faculty of Agriculture was the one among the two faculties established in 1986. The vision of our faculty is to offer valuable learning experiences to our students and stimulate 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. The Faculty organized an International symposium on Transformation for challenging Agriculture, in order to promote the research and capacity building in the field of Agriculture and to promote healthy Agriculture for the future.

About the Symposium

The demand for food is projected to increase over 60% by 2050 due to the tremendous change in climate and diminishing availability of land and water resources. Thereby there will be an effect on food security and food production in near future. In addition to that the Global food production is also expected to decrease by 2% in each decade for the next century due to climate change. Further, smallholder farmers are the vulnerable groups on climate change, however efforts to support farmer adaptation are hindered by the absence of relevant information and techniques to withstand climate change

In this context, the Faculty of Agriculture, Eastern University, Sri Lanka has decided to organize the 3rd National Symposium on Agriculture (NSA- 2020) under the theme of “Climate Smart Agriculture for Smallholder Farmers” on the 8th April, 2020. NSA-2020 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 with the national wide experts and to discuss their practical challenges encountered and solutions to be adopted to withstand Climate Smart Agriculture.

Symposium Theme

“Climate Smart Agriculture for Smallholder Farmers”

For whom

NSA-2020 invites scientists, academics, young researchers, students, and stakeholders from both national and international level.

Theme & Tracks

Theme of the Symposium

“Climate Smart Agriculture for Smallholder Farmers”


  • Agribusiness Management and Farm Extension
  • Climate Change, Crop Production and Crop Protection
  • Farm Mechanization
  • Food Nutrition and Value Addition
  • Livestock, Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Soil, Water, Environment and Waste Management

Important Dates

Calling of paper : 1st September 2019

Submission of Full Paper : 30th December 2019

Notification of Acceptance : 07th February 2020

Final Submission of Paper : 21st February 2020

Registration Last Date : 01st March 2020

Symposium Day : 8th April, 2020

Paper Submission

We would like to invite you to submit your research paper/s for 3rd International Symposium on Agriculture (NSA-2020). The symposium language would be English. Authors are kindly advised to follow author’s guidelines for the preparation and submission of full paper. Full paper could be submitted via e-mail (nsa2020@esn.ac.lk) with author declaration form.

All the full paper submitted to NSA 2020 will be subjected to double blind peer review process and abstract of all the accepted papers will be published in our proceedings on the Symposium day. Further, full paper of the presented selected quality research/ review articles will be published FREE of charge in the reviewed online journal (https://agrieast.sljol.info/) of AGRIEAST in 2020. The publication committee will take necessary steps to direct those to the AGRIEAST Journal, however the final decision of publication process will be solely depending on the Editorial board of the AGRIEAST.

Download the Guidelines and Declaration form for Authors.

Author guidelines for preparation and submission of full paper – NSA 2020

Authors’ declaration form – NSA 2020

The deadline for submission of full paper is 30th December 2019.


Date & Symposium fee


Last date of Registration: 01st March 2020.

Symposium fee:

Presenter/ Authors (Fees include symposium kit, refreshment and lunch)Rs. 2, 500
Participants (Fees include refreshment and lunch) Rs. 1, 000
Note: Symposium fee will not be refunded.

Registration Process:

All participants should register for symposium. Download registration form

Duly completed registration form along with scanned copy of Bank Deposit Slip should be sent to nsa2020@esn.ac.lk

Payment Details

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

Note: Please indicate NSA-2020 and your name on the fund transfer sheet which should be e-mailed to nsa2020@esn.ac.lk


The NSA-2020 will be held at the Faculty of Agriculture, Eastern University, Sri Lanka. The following map indicates the venue of the symposium

Symposium Committee

Coordinator :

Dr (Mrs.) P. Premanandarajah

Secretary :

Ms. N. Sivasubramaniam

Committee Members :

Prof. S. Sutharsan

Dr M. M. Mahusoon

Mr. R. Thivyatharshan

Mr. T. Geretharan

Mr. S. Srikrishnah


NSA-2020 Poster | NSA-2020 Flyer | Registration Form

Declaration Form | Authors Guidelines

Contact Us

The Secretary


Eastern University


Chenkalady- 30350

Sri Lanka

Telephone: : +94(0) 65 2240490 (Ext-1651), +94 77 258 3804

Fax: +94 (0) 65 2240740

E-mail: nsa2020@esn.ac.lk / nishanthis@esn.ac.lk

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