The deadline for receiving applications for the Sri Lankan Astronomy Olympiad has been extended till June 6 due to the recent floods, Prof. Chandana Jayaratne, National Coordinator of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad said.
However, both the 10th Sri Lankan Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad (SLAAO) and the 6th Sri Lankan Junior Astronomy Olympiad (SLJAO) will be held on June 18 as scheduled.
The competitions will commence at 11 a.m. at the examination centres at the universities of Colombo, Kelaniya, Ruhuna (Matara), Rajarata (Mihinthale), Jaffna and the Open University Centres in Kandy (Polgolla) and Batticaloa.
Those who wish to participate must register by sending in an application form that can be downloaded from the Institute of Physics website www.ipsl.lk before June 6. (DN)