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

Head
Department of Biosystems Technology

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

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

Senior Lecturer  (Grade 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

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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 biomaterials based 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: sumudu.mapa@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. Danushika Manatunga
B.Sc. (Hons) (Colombo), Ph. D. (Colombo), Post-Doctoral Fellow (CAMD, University of Colombo)

Senior Lecturer (Grade II)

Research interests: Transdermal drug delivery via smart nanomaterials, Development of new formulations for the controlled release of natural compounds with antioxidant and cancer preventive properties, Nanocosmetics, Electrospun smart fabrics and wound dressings, Magnetic nanomaterials for drug delivery, transfection and water purification, Hydrophobic textile development via nanoparticles
Email: danushi@sjp.ac.lk

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Dr. Pradeep Gajanayake

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

Senior Lecturer (Grade II)
Research interests: Wastewater treatment, construction & demolition waste management, soil and land resource management, GIS for agriculture, and Hydrology and meteorology
Email: pradeepgajanayake@sjp.ac.lk

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)

Senior Lecturer (Grade II)
Research interests: Bioprospecting of medicinal plants, Biofertilizers - use of Mycorrhizal fungi in agriculture, Industrial microbiology
Email: sankalya.sjp@gmail.com

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Dr. W. P. Kaushalya M. Abeysekara

B.Sc. (Hons) (Colombo), PGDBM (Colombo), Ph. D. (Colombo), M.I. Biol (Sri Lanka)

Senior Lecturer (Grade II)
Research interests: Bio active natural products/spices/foods, Nutraceuticals and Cosmaceuticals, Herbal technology
Email: kaushalyaabey@sjp.ac.lk

Dr. H.K.B.S. Chamara

Dr. H.K.B.S. Chamara

B.Sc. (Hons) Agri. Tech. & Mgt. (Peradeniya), M.Sc (Peradeniya), Ph.D. Agronomy (Peradeniya & IRRI, Philippines)

Senior Lecturer (Grade II)
Research interests: Precision Agriculture in Crop Production, Climate Change and Food Security, Abiotic Stress Management of Crops, Crop Modeling, Crop Physiology
Email: bschamara@sjp.ac.lk

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Dr. Asanka Sanjeewa

B.Sc. Agri. (Hons) (Rajarata), M. Sc. (Marine Life Sciences, Jeju National University, South Korea), Ph. D. (Marine Life Sciences, Jeju National University, South Korea), Post-Doctoral Fellow (JNU, South Korea)

Senior Lecturer (Grade II)
Research interests: Bioactive natural products from seaweeds, Product development, and value addition from seaweeds (functional foods, nutraceuticals, and cosmeceuticals), Fucoidan, Anti-inflammatory/antioxidant mechanisms of bioactive natural products
Email: asanksanjeewa@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: rumeshliyanage@sjp.ac.lk | 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. Mayumi Silva
B.Sc. Food Science & Technology (Hons) (Sri Jayewardenepura), Ph.D. Food Science & technology (Australia) Department of Biosystems Technology

Lecturer
Research interests: Nonthermal food processing technologies, Ultrasound technology, Dairy science/ Interactions of milk ingredients/ Protein structural analysis, Emulsion science, Food analogues/plant-based substitutes
Email: mshanika333@gmail.com