Dr. Randika Jayasinghe
B.Sc. (Hons) (USJP), Ph. D. (Western Australia)

Head of the Department Senior Lecturer Gr. II
Research interests: Sustainable waste management and wastewater treatment, Materials recycling and
upcycling, Industrial ecology
Email: randika@sjp.ac.lk

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Dr. Nilushi Nugara
B.Sc. Agri. (Hons) (UOR), M.Sc. Agri. (University of the Ryukyus, Japan), Ph. D. (Kagoshima University, Japan)

Senior Lecturer (Grade II)
Research interests: Adipogenesis, Lipid metabolism, Human nutrition and obesity, Murine cell culture,
Coumarins and lipogenesis, Animal nutrition, and Agricultural sciences
Email: nilushinug@sjp.ac.lk

Dr. Dhanushka Udayanga
B.Sc. (Hons) (Peradeniya), Ph.D. (MFU, Thailand), Post-Doctoral Fellow (USDA-ARS, Maryland)

Senior Lecturer  (Grade II)
Research interests: Microbial biotechnology, Biodegradation of pollutants, Phylogeny, and Genomics of fungi
Email: dudayanga@sjp.ac.lk

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Dr. K.G.L.R. Jayathunge
B.Sc. Agri.(Hons) (Peradeniya), M.Phil. (Peradeniya), Ph.D. (Queens University Belfast, UK)

Senior Lecturer (Grade II)
Research interests: Thermal and non-thermal processing of fruits and vegetables, Post-harvest technology,
Grain processing, Food analysis, and Bioaccessibility of nutrient
Email: lasanthi@sjp.ac.lk

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Dr. Lanka Undugoda
B.Sc. (Hons) (Ruhuna), Ph.D. (Kelaniya)

Senior Lecturer (Grade II)
Research interests: Fermentation technology, Bioremediation, Bio fertilizer, Industrial microbiology,
Microbial biotechnology
Email: lankaundugoda@tech.sjp.ac.lk

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Dr. D.J. Jayasanka
B.Sc. Agri. (Hons) (UOR), M.Sc. in Green Technology (UOR), PhD (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan)

Senior Lecturer (Grade II)
Research interests: Composing, Irrigation and water management, Biochar and soil amendments, and
Farm power and mechanization
Email: dkjjayasanka@gmail.com

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Dr. Amali Alahakoon
B.Sc. Agri. Tech. & Mgt. (Peradeniya), M.Sc (South Korea), Ph.D in Food Science (New Zealand)

Senior Lecturer (Grade II)
Research interests: Meat product processing, Meat quality and safety, Thermal and non-thermal food
processing technologies, and Animal products processing
Email: amalialahakoon@sjp.ac.lk

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Dr. (Eng.) Pasan Chinthana Bandara
B.Sc. (Hons) Eng. Peradeniya, Ph. D. (Houston, USA)

Senior Lecturer (Grade II)
Research interests: Process optimization, Sustainable systems and processes, Alternative drinking water and
water treatment techniques, and New product development
Email: pasancb@sjp.ac.lk

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Dr. Rohan Dassanayake
B.Sc. Chemistry(Hons)(Peradeniy), Ph.D. (Kent State University,USA),Post-Doctoral Fellow(Texas Tech University,USA)

Senior Lecturer (Grade II)
Research interests: Development of sustainable, green, economically feasible, and renewable biomaterialsbased composites for: Sequestering of greenhouse gases, Remediation of industrial effluents, Energy
storage, and Biomedical applications
Email: rdassanayake@sjp.ac.lk

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Dr. Sumudu Mapa
B.Sc. (Hons) (Kelaniya), M. Phil. (Kelaniya), M.Sc. (Wichita State University, USA), Ph. D. (Wichita State University, USA), Post-Doctoral Fellow (Food and Drug Administration, USA)

Senior Lecturer (Grade II)
Research interests: Food toxicology, Enzyme kinetics, In vitro cultures, Confocal and Fluorescence microscopy imaging, Neurotoxin and neurodegenerative disease.
Email: rdassanayake@sjp.ac.lk

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Dr. Ruvini Abhayapala
B.Sc. Agri. (Hons) (Rajarata), M. Sc. (Peradeniya), Ph. D. (Peradeniya)

Senior Lecturer (Grade II)

Research interests: Horticulture, Agronomy, Climate change and crop production, Plant tissue culture, and
Plant and soil nutrient management
Email: ruvinidil@sjp.ac.lk

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Dr. Rumesh Liyanage
B.Sc. (Hons) (Sri Jayewardenepura), Ph. D. (Sri Jayewardenepura)

Lecturer 
Research interests: Emerging food processing technologies, Product development and value addition,Tea processing technologies, and Ingenious food processing technologies
Email: rumesh@sci.sjp.ac.lk

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Dr. (Mrs.) U. Kumarasinghe
B.Sc. Agri. Tech. and Mgt. (Hons) (Peradeniya), M.Sc. (Peradeniya), Ph. D. (Japan)

Lecturer
Research interests: Water quality management, Groundwater pollution and modeling,
Solid waste Management, and Environmental pollution and remediation
Email: udayagee@sjp.ac.lk

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Dr. Chathuri Senanayake
B.Sc. (Hons) (Sri Jayewardenepura), Ph. D. (Kelaniya)

Lecturer
Research interests: In vitro and in vivo antioxidant activity, Application of natural antioxidants in
extending the shelf life of foods, and Essential oils and oleoresins extraction
Email: chathurisnnk@gmail.com

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Dr. Pradeep Gajanayake

B.Sc. Agri. Tech. and Mgt. (Hons) (Peradeniya), Dip. (Sports Medi., Faculty of Medicine, Peradeniya), M.Phil.
(Peradeniya), Ph. D. (Env. Eng., Saitama University, Japan)

Lecturer on contract
Research interests: Wastewater treatment, construction & demolition waste management, soil and land
resource management, GIS for agriculture, and Hydrology and meteorology
Email: pradeepgajanayake@gmail.com 

Dr. Sankalya Ambagaspitiya

B.Sc. (Hons) (Plant Biotechnology, Colombo), M. Sc. (Microbiology, Texas Tech University, USA)
Ph. D. (Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Texas at Dallas, USA)

Lecturer on contract
Research interests: Bioprospecting of medicinal plants, Biofertilizers - use of Mycorrhizal fungi in agriculture, Industrial microbiology
Email: pradeepgajanayake@gmail.com