This is the ninth Volume of the OUSL Journal, the Journal of the Open University of Sri Lanka. The articles published in this issue cover research on photochemistry, health science, emotional Intelligence on job performance, zoology, transport, phytoremediation and English literature. Increasing drug resistance of pathogens and negative consequences of antibiotic usage has made scientists search for alternative medicines from plant materials found in nature. Sivagnanasundaram and Karunanayake, in their article, investigate the antimicrobial and phytochemical properties of Artocarpus heterophyllus and Artocarpus altilis leaf and stem bark extracts. Phytochemical screening confirms the presence of phytosterols, anthraquinone, terpenoids, phenols, glycosides, flavonoids and diterpenes, which are known to possess antimicrobial properties.