Brain Awareness Day & Lectures


We organized a Brain Awareness Day in 2009, 2011 and 2016 in collaboration with Professor Ranil de Silva, University of Sri Jayewardenepura - a national campaign dedicated to the benefit of the general public in advancing public awareness about brain diseases and disorders, and how to keep the brain young and healthy:
• In Weligama at the Sri Sumangala Girls' College, November 2009
• In Jaffna at the university of Jaffna medical faculty and boys' high school, January 2011
• In Nuwara Eliya at the Gamini National School, January 2016 (see summary and photos)

Other seminars were held:
• In Colombo at the university of Sri Jayewardenepura on "Biotechnology Techniques in Neuroscience" and "Drug Discovery - how modern medicines are discovered" by Gabor, January 2011
• At the university of Sri Jayewardenepura on "Plant Extracts from Sri Lanka for the Treatment of Wounds" by Gabor and "MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses): a technology revolution for university teaching" by Ann, January 2014
• At the University of Sri Jayewardenepura on "The Neuroscience of Meditation and Mindfulness" by Ann, January 2015

Dr. De Silva, students and the Katos

Dr. De Silva giving presentation

School auditorium and attendees

The speakers and attendees

The principal, Ann, staff and students going to the auditorium

Colombo 2014, speakers Ann and Gabor, Professor de Silva and students


We are mentoring ten students in the Department of Neuroscience and Genetic Screening, University of Sri Jayewardenepur

Sri Lankan military airplane to travel to Jaffna

Street scene in war-torn Jaffna

The speakers and attendees at Brain Awareness Day

School auditorium and attendees

Picture of some of the students with Ann, (L to R) Keshini,
professor Ranil de Silva, Lakmal, Nalaka, Chamre, Vindika, Darshi