1. General Information

ZooNet of OUSL is an approved society of staff and students of the Open University of Sri Lanka. It was founded in 2005 and administered by the Department of Zoology. We encourage co-curricular activities through regular guest lectures, educational trips, mini-projects, workshops, etc.  The ZooNet society also gives awards annually, in recognition of academic excellence and other achievements of students.


  • To organize activities to create an interest in Biological Sciences among students of the University and the community at large.
  • To conduct projects to assimilate and disseminate knowledge and experiences in the field of Biological Sciences.
  • To recognize and appreciate the individual performances in the field of Biological Sciences

Here at ZooNet, we believe that when you look deep into nature you will understand everything better and it will have a greater impact someday. Thus, anyone with a love and passion for nature is warmly welcomed to the ZooNet of OUSL.

Look deep into nature then you will understand everything better”

-Albert Einstein-

2) Executive committee 2022

Dr. Chanika Jayasinghe
Dr. Saminda Fernando

Dr. Subadra Wijesekera
Assistant secretary (Staff)
Ms. Ruvini Wijithalal
Assistant Secretary (Student)
Ms. Samangi Alawattegama

Ms. Kalpanee Bandaranayake
Assistant Treasure
Ms. Jayanthi Nanayakkara
Committee members
Mr. P. Jude
Dr. Ruwan Illeperuma
Ms. Prabashi Atapattu

Ms. Nayomi Chandrasekara

Ms. Sumedha Sandamali

Ms. Asna Imtiaz

Ms. Nadee Wickramasinghe

Ms. Nayanathara Thathsarani

Ms. Vidyani Kulathunga

Ms. Tharangi Hettiarachchi

Ms. Luhiru Jayawardana

Ms. H.M Sewwandi

Dr. Wasana Rodrigo

Mr. Treshan Galappaththy

Ex-co officer
Past President 2021
Dr. Gihan Dahanayake

Head/Department of Zoology
Dr. Hector Jayawardena

3.  Membership

The advantages of becoming a member are mutual. The ZooNet will turn to you for your contribution to its activities.

Benefits for Members

  • Opportunity to work closer to nature
  • Soft skill development
  • Annual Zoo-Net awards
  • Networking opportunities
  • Training and education

Membership Categories

There are three categories of memberships

A. Membership
a.  Staff member of the OUSL
b.  Professional of good standing, acceptable to the Executive Committee on such terms and conditions as may be specified.
i.   Annual membership for staff members

B.  Students Membership
Registered students of the OUSL are eligible to apply for student membership of the society

C.  Junior Membership
School-going children or relatives of those who have Membership or Student membership of the ZooNet of OUSL are eligible to apply for junior members of the society.


Membership fees

Annual Membership   –    Rs.   250.00
Life Membership         –    Rs. 1500.00
Student Membership  –    Rs.  100.00
Junior Membership    –    Rs.  200.00


Online Membership Application link – Click here..

Online Membership Application link for ZooNet Juniors –  Click here..

4. Upcoming event

Wildlife in Cities

ZooNet Guest Talk 2022

Living in the city does not mean that you are away from nature.  Did you know that many species of wildlife can survive and even thrive in an urban environment?  Not only does urban wildlife provide enjoyment for people but also maintains biodiversity and a healthy ecosystem. Hence, it is important to conserve and manage wildlife in urban habitats.  This year ZooNet of OUSL will be organizing its activities under the theme “Conservation and Management of Urban Wildlife”. We invite you all to join us as we embark on the journey of understanding the importance of restoring our urban wildlife and the role we can play in conserving these habitats for the future generations to come.

The executive committee of ZooNet of OUSL 2022 would like to invite you to the 1st ZooNet guest talk.

Topic: Wildlife in cities

Speaker: Ms. Narmada Dangampola

Park Manager of Beddagana Wetland Park
President of Butterfly Conservation Society of Sri Lanka
Kids Programme Coordinator of Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka

Date: 3rd May 2022 (Tuesday)
Time:  7 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 644 5913 1436
Passcode: 0nKh^4UV

The theme for 2022 ZooNet activities
“Conservation and Management of Urban wildlife”

5. Contact information


The Open University of Sri Lanka
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