A Meeting was organized at the council chambers of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS) on 18/04/2018 at 9 a. m. with the Local Organizing Committee. The discussion progressed as Dr. Michael Gavrilov materialized on the requirements attached to the whole program especially on Examination, Logo, Website and Registration activities.
Since April 14th is the Sri Lankan new year, Dr. Gravrilov was invited for the “Avurudu Kaama Mesaya” (Specially arrange new year food serving table).
The same day after the meeting a visit to Sri Lanka Planetarium was organized for Dr. Michael Gavrilov and Prof. Jayaratne accompanied the visit along with Mr. Janaka Adassuriya, Dr. Chinthaka De Silva where the venue was observed for examination purpose. Officials of Sri Lanka Planetarium explained on the resources which could provide to facilitate the event.
Two days (20/04/2018 and 21/04/2018) were occupied to visit the predetermined hotels where the Day one covered the hotels at Panadura vicinity and day two visited the predetermined hotels at Negombo and Colombo vicinity. More than 20 Locations were visited to inspect the requirement suitability for examination and accommodation.
Other Special meetings with Dr. Michael Gavrilov includes
Final meeting and dinner with Dr. Michael Gavrilov.
The final meeting was arranged with Dr. Michael Gavrilov on 24/05/2018 at the residence of Prof Chandana Jayaratne in late eve, few hours before the departure of Dr. Michael Gavrilov. The aim of this meeting was to finalize the primary planning phase and to accommodate the master schedule of IAO 2018. Followed by the dinner served at the residence of Prof Chandana Jayaratne the meeting was concluded passing another successful milestone.
The Inaugural meeting of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the International Astronomy Olympiad 2018 was held on 10/04/2018 (1.00 p. m.) at the council chambers of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS). Prof K P S Chandana Jayaratne welcomed the participants and the steering committee was appointed covering the representation of the following organizations.
Steering committee of IAO-LOC
Prof. K P S Chandana Jayaratne -General President-SLAAS/Chair LOC
Mr. H. M. B. C. Herath (Additional Secretary, TRD), MOSTR
Mr. P.M Dharmathilake (Director, Research),MOSTR
Dr. Chinthaka De Silva (Gen. Secretary-SLAAS/ Secretary LOC ),
Mr. Rushan Abeygunawardana (Asst. Treasurer/SLAAS)
Mrs. K A P Perera (Director, SL Planetarium),
Mrs. K P K Koralagama (Asst. Director, SL Planetarium)
Prof. P A APerera (President, IPSL),
Prof. H H Sumathipala (Treasure/IPSL)
Dr. H E Jayaweera, Dept. of Physics (UOC)
Dr R V Cooray (UOC)
Mr. Gayan Akmeemana, FOS Media,(UOC)
Mr. Saraj Gunasekera(ACCIMT)
Mr. Janaka Adassuriya(ACCIMT)
Mr. Indika Madagangoda (ACCIMT)
Mr. Isuru Gunawardane (NSF)
Mr. Mahesh Hearath (AASSU,UOC)
Mr. Manjuala Ranasinghe (AASSU,UOC)
Mr. Gihan Weerasekera (AASSU,UOC)
Mr. Mithun Imeshka (AASSU,UOC)
Ms. Saumya Kumari (AASSU,UOC)
Mr. S A T V W K Suraweeera (AASSU,UOC)
Mr. A M C I Abeyratne (SLAOA)
Mr. W T R M Abeysekara (SLAOA)
Mr. Sunera Somabandu (SLAOA)
Ms. W A M Madhavi (Dept. of Physics (UOC)
Mr. A D S N Amarasekara FOS Media,(UOC)
Mr. A H E Perera Dept. of Physics (UOC)