Sunday, April 17, 2011

Online Publication

As the owner of the project "Traditional Ways of Water Purification", Shivantha Withanage has decided to publish online some of the documents, that are related to the project, for public. Those documents are now available in the related pages on the official blog of the project.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Nationwide Awareness

We are glad to hear that the new conductors of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP)-Sri Lanka have added Traditional Knowledge of Water Purification & Conservation as a main proposed project theme for the 2011 competition, which was introduced by us to the competition.
We initiated that research project, because none of the projects had been done in Sri Lanka about traditional wisdom of water purification up to that time.
We strongly beleive that science should be for the benefit of the mankind and world, not for industrial purposes.
We hope our initiation will go a long way.
by TWOWP project team.
-2011-

Sunday, October 24, 2010

National Award Ceremony

Shivantha Withanage and his two science partners, Dushan Tissera & Malith Gihan were awarded at the SJWP National Award Ceremony for their genuine scientific work and true dedication. This marks the begining of their fascinating scientific lives.
The initiation they took by this project will lead to many important findings in the future water purification field.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Glimpse of Dushan Tissera


Dushan Tissera was born in 26th, March of 1990 in Puttalam, Srilanka. He finished his A/L's in bio stream in 2009. Now he is waiting to read a degree in Logistics in the coming year.

He had his primary education in an international college called Jennings ,where he did his O/L's both local and London. Then he moved to Joseph Vaz College, Wennappuwa for his A/L's ,where he met Shivantha Withanage and Malith Gihan.

He enjoy reading science literature. He was a school basketball player and has achieved many victories through his incomparable style of performing. His athletic spirit alleviated this science project.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Glimpse of Shivantha Withanage

Shivantha Withanage is an outstanding science student who studied at the Joseph Vaz College, Wennappuwa. After completing his advanced level successfully, he is now studying in the medical college.


He is the son of senior environmental scientist Hemantha Withanage and biology teacher Shimali Fernando. He has many achievements in various fields such as biological science, languages, astronomy, history and general science. In 2009 he won the bronze medal in Biology Olympiad, which created a milestone in his life.


He is the one who initiated the project "Traditional Ways of Water Purification" and made it in to reality, with the help of his two best science partners Dushan Tissera & Malith Gihan.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Draw the Attention of Professionals.

Last 13th of July Dushan Tissera met science professionals in National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka to discuss and get their opinion about the project. We kindly appriciate their interest and the team is willing to use their advises to improve the project.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Publication coming soon

Traditional ways of water Purification, an important but seldom studied knowledge. This knowledge comes through generations but slowly fading away. We have collected and scientifically studied few methods and put together a successful document.
This publication includes valuable knowledge of some traditional ways of water Purification and their success according international Parameters. This is going to be a foundation for many valuable research in the future
by Shivantha Withanage, Dushan Tissera and Malith Gihan

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

True Dedication Never Lose.

Through the national competition we were unable to reach our target. But people highly appriciated our work. We can undoubtly say that our project presentation got the most audiance attraction and the most photo shoot.
Anyway, no one has given away the faith yet. As Shivantha Withanage quoted, "You won't know anything unless you try". Only a one path has been closed and there are thousands of paths waiting for us.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

What is project TWOWP about?

TWOWP stands for Traditional Ways Of Water Purification.
Project TWOWP is about traditional wisdom of water purification and their scientific application.
Traditional methods of water purification have proved their perfect application through hundreds of years. But this knowledge has started to be lost in time due to various reasons including modernization. So this project was aimed to exact that knowledge from the civil society and find their performence through scientific testings.

Then the world would be able to use those methods to find better solutions for the global water crisis.

Ready to Compete

Place - Polgolla, KANDY
Venue - ISB Auditorium
Date - 4th, 5th and 6th June 2010
Crew - Shivantha Withanage, Dushan Tissera and Malith Gihan
Project - Traditional Ways of water Purification