Contact Details

Department of Plant Sciences   Faculty of Agriculture
Rajarata University of Sri Lanka
Puliyankulama
Anuradhapura
Sri Lanka.

P: +94 25 222 1611
F: +94 25 222 1611
Email
E:deptps@agri.rjt.ac.lk

Department of Plant Sciences

Our Staff

Dr. U.G.A.I. Sirisena

Senior Lecturer/Head
Department of Plant Sciences
Faculty of Agriculture
P: +94 25 222 1611
F: +94 25 222 1610
E: anuraindra@gmail.com
Research Interests

Entomology, Management of Pest & Diseases of Crops,  Apiculture

Prof.(Ms) P.A. Weerasinghe

Senior Professor in Plant Sciences
Department of Plant Sciences
Faculty of Agriculture
P: +94 25 222 1611
F: +94 25 222 1610
E: aruni500@yahoo.com
Research Interests

Biotechnology, Plant Tissue Culture, Plant Physiology

 

Dr. D.M.D. Disanayake

Senior Lecturer
Department of Plant Sciences
Faculty of Agriculture
P: +94 25 2221611(Office)
F: +94 25 2221610
E: dharmasirid@yahoo.com
Research Interests

Agronomy, Rice Production Technology, Hybrid Rice Beeding, Nutrient Management of Field Crops, Organic Agriculture,   Mushroom Cultivation

Dr. (Ms) D.A.U.D. Devasinghe

Senior Lecturer
Department of Plant Sciences
Faculty of Agriculture
P: +94 25 222 1611
F: +94 25 222 1610
E: udenidevasinghe@yahoo.com
Research Interests

Agronomy, Horticulture,   Fruit Crop Production,   Field Crops, Protected agriculture

Dr. W.C.P. Egodawatta

Senior Lecturer
Department of Plant Sciences
Faculty of Agriculture
P: +94 25 2221611
F: +94 25 2221610
E: egowcp@gmail.com
Research Interests

Tropical Agronomy 

Crop Physiology 

Abiotic Stress Management 

Agro-ecology 

Dr. L.K.W. Wijayaratne

Senior Lecturer
Department of Plant Sciences
Faculty of Agriculture
P: +94 25 222 1611
F: +94 25 222 1610
E: wollylk@yahoo.com
Research Interests

Stored-product insect pest management using biorational methods, Pheromone biology, Insect Endocrinology

Mr. T.A.B.D. Sanjeewa

Senior Lecturer in Weed Science
Department of Plant Sciences
Faculty of Agriculture
P: +94 25 2221611
F: +94 25 2221610
E: tabsanjeewa@gmail.com
Research Interests

Weed Science, Vegetable Crop Production, Crop Physiology, Organic and Biodynamic Farming, Crop Ecology, Medicinal Plants

Mr. M.C.M. Zakeel(on study leave)

Senior Lecturer
Department of Plant Sciences
Faculty of Agriculture
P: -
F: -
E: zakeelag48@yahoo.com
Research Interests
  • Unraveling host-microbes interactions
  • Metagenomics of bacterial and fungal endophytes
  • Discovery and analysis of endogenous viral elements (EVRs) in economically important plants, and their role in polymorphism
  • Bulk Segregant Analysis (BSA) and Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS) of ultra-highthoughput sequencing data
  • Epidemiology of plant diseases (spatio-temporal analysis)
  • In silico dentification of non-coding RNA molecules
  • Plant biotechnological applications
  • Microbial production of essential amino acids
  • Association of phytoplasmas with plant diseases
  • Diversity of culturable endophutes and their putative roles in agroecosystems
  • Management of plant diseases using biological control agents
  • Differential gene expression analysis using RNAseq analysis platform
  • discovery and development of semisynthetic antibiotics  

Mrs. Rasika Warnasooriya

Senior Lecturer
Department of Plant Sciences
Faculty of Agriculture
P: +94 25 222 1611
F: +94 25 222 1611
E: wmrsanjee@gmail.com
Research Interests
  • Impact of climate change, climate change adaptation/mitigation strategies, C sequestration and stress physiology of plantation and forestry
  • Innovations in tea processing and investigations on the health properties of tea  

Dinum Herath

Senior Lecturer
Department of Plant Sciences
Faculty of Agriculture
P: +64224681469
F: +94 25 222 1610
E: dinumherath@yahoo.com
Research Interests

Plant Molecular Genetics

Gene editing using CRISPR/Cas09

 

 

Dr. Nalaka Geekiyanage

Senior Lecturer
Department of Plant Sciences
Faculty of Agriculture
P: +94 25 222 1611
F: +94 25 222 1610
E: nalakagee*at*gmail.com
Research Interests
  • Plant Functional Ecology
  • Plant Ecophysiology
  • Karst Plant Ecology
  • Restoration Ecology

Mrs. K.R.E. Padmathilaka (On study leave)

Lecturer
Department of Plant Sciences
Faculty of Agriculture
P: -
F: -
E: rasaniep@gmail.com
Research Interests

Plant Physiology,  Crop Physiology,  Genetics and Plant Breeding,  Plant Systematics

Ms. T.D.C. Priyadarshani

Senior Lecturer
Department of Plant Sciences
Faculty of Agriculture
P: +94 25 2221611(Office)
F: +94 25 2221610(Office)
E: cpchamarika@gmail.com
Research Interests

Plant Protection,Plant Pathology, Plant Disease Epidemiology, Plant Disease Control, Environmental Friendly Disease Management

Ms. Darshani Wijayawardhane

Lecturer (Probationary)
Department of Plant Sciences
Faculty of Agriculture
P: 0094 252 221 611/ 0094 717 186 541
F: 0094 252 221 611
E: dwdarshani@yahoo.com
Research Interests

Flowering physiology, Plant biodiversity, Plant stress physiology, Ornamental horticulture, Post harvest physiology of cut flowers and foliage, Genomics of ornamental plants

Ms. Malika Piyarathne

Lecturer (Probationary)
Department of Plant Sciences
Faculty of Agriculture
P: +94 25 222 1611
F: +94 25 222 1611
E: malikapiyarathne93@gmail.com
Research Interests
  • Productivity Improvement of Plantation and Export Agriculture Crops
  • Crop Physiology
  • Impact of Climate Change on Crop Production

Ms. U.S. Herath

Lecturer (Probationary)
Department of Plant Sciences
Faculty of Agriculture
P: +94252221611
F: +94252221610
E: umiherath@agri.rjt.ac.lk
Research Interests
  • Crop Physiology
  • Plant Abiotic Stress Management
  • Tropical Crop Production

Temporary Staff

D.P. Liyanage

dinoopaba@yahoo.com

C.V.K. Illeperuma

mail2viyu @gmail.com

M.A.N. Shiromala

wyb.nilmini@gmail.com

H.W.M.D. Wijekumari

dhamayanthiwijekumari@yahoo.com

H.W.R.M. Premathilake

ruwinimadhusangika92@gmail.com

K.A.D. Tharanga

kadilinitharanga@yahoo.com

A.G.N. Wimanshinee

wimanshinee@gmail.com

Non−Academic Staff

M.K.R.K. Samarasena

Technical officer

Mr. M.M.S. Dayawansha

Technical officer

Ms. S.M.G.K. Samarakon

Clerk

K.V.C.T.K. Fernando

Lab Attendant

Mr. P.B.N. Udayakumara

Lab Attendant

Mr. K.P.C.I. Kumara

Nurseryman