The 24TH Annual Scientific Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources were held on 8th June 2018 at the University of Kelaniya.  The theme of the sessions was “ Life with water towards a sustainable Future”. The inauguration ceremony was held at the Board Room of the Faculty of Social Science, University of Kelaniya. The chief guest for the event was Professor Sirimali Fernando, The Chairperson of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka. The key note address was delivered by Professor M.J.S. Wijeyaratne, Former Senior professor and Chair of the Department of Zoology and Environmental Management.

Launching of the volume 23-Issue 1 of the Sri Lanka Journal of Aquatic Sciences as a dedication to Professor M.J.S. Wijeyaratne for his valuable contribution to fisheries and aquatic science research in Sri Lanka over 40 years was also done at a special felicitation ceremony organized in parallel to  24TH Annual Scientific Sessions.