Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture

University of Peradeniya

Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture

University of Peradeniya

Past Seminars & Thesis Defence Exams


  • M.Phil. examination Mr. P. Sivashankar , Board of study in Agricultural Economics took place on 23th November, 2017 at 10.00 a.m. The title of the research was “Financial and economic feasibility of jatropha biodiesel production in sri lanka.”
    The examiners were Dr. P. Weligamage,Dr. H.M. Vidyaratne Herath . His work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. H.L.J. Weerahewa and supervisor Prof. P. Abeygunawardena.

  • M.Phil. examination Ms. P.V.A. Anushka , Board of study in Agricultural Engineering took place on 02th November, 2017 at 8.00 a.m. The title of the research was “Assessment of handling and disposal of rubber wastewater and its potential as a fertilizer.”
    The examiners were Dr. R.S. Dharmakeerthi,Dr. D.M.S.H. Dissanayake . Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Dr. N.D.K. Dayawansa and supervisor Prof. M.I.M. Mowjood.

  • M.Phil. examination Ms. M.C. Millawithanachchi , Board of study in Agricultural Biology took place on 09th October, 2017 at 9.30 a.m. The title of the research was “comparison of efficiency of different breeding methods and farmers’ and breeders’ participation in varietal selection in cowpea improvements.”
    The examiners were Dr. H. Fonseka,Dr. S. Wasala and Dr. M.P. Dhanapala. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. V.A. Sumanasinghe and supervisor Dr. A.P. Bentota.

  • M.Phil. examination Ms. H.C.D. Wijayawardhana , Board of study in Agricultural Biology took place on 13th September, 2017 at 9.30 a.m. The title of the research was “effects of cadmium response on selected sri lankan rice varieties grown with and without organic matter.”
    The examiners were Dr. D.M.J.B. Senanayake and Prof. S.N. Surendran. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. D.M. De Costa and supervisor Dr. K.S. Hemachandra.

  • M.Phil. examination s. P.U.H.S. Karunarathna , Board of study in Food Science and Technology took place on 15th August, 2017 at 1.00 p.m. The title of the research was “evaluation of antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of sri lankan grown galangal (alpinia galanga) or mahaaraththa and its toxicity limits to be used in functional foods.”
    The examiners were Prof. C. Liyanage and Dr. A.M. Karunaratne. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Dr. Nimsha Weerakkody, Dr. Mayuri Thammitiyagodage and supervisor Dr. R.P.N.P. Rajapakse.

  • M.Phil. examination Ms. S. Sivakanthan , Board of study in Food Science and Technology took place on 03rd July, 2017 at 10.30 a.m. The title of the research was “development of an integrated information dissemination system for effective delivery of extension services in tea plantation sector in sri lanka.”
    The examiners were Dr. J. Goonaratne , Dr. S.P.P.S. Somasiri. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. W.M.T. Madhujith and supervisor Dr. L.J.P.A.P. Jayasooriya.

  • Ph.D. examination Mr. R.A.P.I.S. Dharmadasa , Board of study in Agricultural Economics took place on 22nd June, 2017 at 10.30 a.m. The title of the research was “Impact of labor migration and remittances on poverty, inequality and expenditure pattern of estate sector, sri lanka.”
    The examiners were Dr. Bilesha Weeraratne , Dr. A.D.H.K. Kankanamge and Dr. C.R. Abayasekara. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. H.L.J. Weerahewa and supervisor Dr. P.A. Samaratunga.

  • Ph.D. examination Ms. H.K.P.P. Kariyawasam , Board of study in Agricultural Engineering took place on 16th May, 2017 at 10.00 a.m. The title of the research was “Development of a mathematical model for evaporative cooling of rough rice (oryza sativa l.) in deep bed.”
    The examiners were Dr. W.S. Botheju , Dr. Primal Fernando and Dr. D.G.G.P. Karunaratne. Her work was supervised by senior supervisorDr. K.S.P. Amaratunga and supervisor Prof. B.F.A. Basnayake.

  • M.Phil. examination Ms. M.M.J.G.C.N. Jayasiri , Board of study in Agricultural Engineering took place on 12th May, 2017 at 10.00 a.m. The title of the research was “Assessment of environmental flow requirment in downstream of deduru oya reservoir for sustainability of the ecosystem.”
    The examiners were Dr. P. Weerasinghe , Dr. T. Hewawasam. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Dr. N.D.K. Dayawansa and supervisor Prof. E.R.N. Gunawardena.

  • M.Phil. examination Ms. K.D.M.S.S. Sarathchandra , Board of study in Agricultural Engineering took place on 24th April, 2017 at 10.00 a.m. The title of the research was “assessment of the performance of riparian buffer zones on agricultural water pollution control: a case study in nuwaraeliya.”
    The examiners were Dr. S.H.S.A. De Silva , Dr. M.G.T.S. Amarasekara. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Dr. N.D.K. Dayawansa and supervisor Prof. M.I.M. Mowjood.

  • Ph.D. examination Mr. A. Vengadaramana , Board of study in Plant Protection took place on 23rd february, 2017 at 10.00 a.m. The title of the research was “host-pathogen interaction and epidemilogy of leaf twister disease of onion (Allium cepa L.) in Sri Lanka.”
    The examiners were Prof. K.L. Wasantha Kumara , Prof. Saman Abeysinghe and Dr. R.G.A.S. Rajapakse. His work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. D.M. De Costa and supervisor Prof. J.M.R.S. Bandara.

  • Ph.D. examination Ms. A. Sugirtharan , Board of study in Food Science and Technology took place on 24th January, 2017 at 10.30 a.m. The title of the research was “study on the nutritional status of pregnant women with special emphasis on iron status in the batticaloa district.”
    The examiners were Prof. Sagarika Ekanayake, Dr. J. Goonaratne and Prof. Chandrani Liyanage. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. R. Sivakanesan and supervisor Prof. D.G.N.G. Wijesinghe.

  • M.Phil. examination Ms. W.G.C. Wekumbura , Board of study in Crop Science took place on 27th November, 2016 at 10.00 a.m. The title of the research was “impact of soil fertility management strategies on crop cultivation and maintenance of biodiversity and cash crop (tea) cultivation in mid country home garden system in Aluthgama village, Nawalapitiya, Sri Lanka.”
    The examiners were Dr. P. Weerasinghe and Dr. G.A.S. Ginigaddara. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Dr. A.J. Mohotti and supervisor Supervisor.

  • M.Phil. examination Mr. D.M.N. Diyawadana , Board of study in Agricultural engineering took place on 25th October, 2016 at 10.00 a.m. The title of the research was “impact of climate change and policy environment of rural smallholder farmers in hakwatuna-oya scheme in sri lanka.”
    The examiners were Mr. M.M.M. Ahyeer and Prof. C.M. Navaratne. His work was supervised by senior supervisor Dr. S.Pathmarajah and supervisor Prof. E.R.N. Gunawardena.

  • M.Phil. examination Ms. R.P. Hettiarachchi, Board of study in Soil Science took place on 13th September, 2016 at 10.30 a.m. The title of the research was “biofilm biofertilizer for improved plant growth and soil health of rubber nurseries and plantations.”
    The examiners were Prof. Sudesh D. Wanniarachchi,Dr. B.L.W.K. Balasooriya and Dr. S.H.S.A. De Silva. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. A.N. Jayakody and supervisor Prof. G. Seneviratne and Dr. R.S. Dharmakeerthi.

  • M.Phil. examination Mr. M.S.S. Suranga, Board of study in Agricultural Extension took place on 22th July, 2016 at 10.00 a.m. The title of the research was “model developments for stock returns.”
    The examiners were Dr. Sepali Kottegoda,Prof. C. Sivayoganathan. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. K. Tudor Silva and supervisor Dr. L. Senanayake .

  • Ph.D. examination Ms. W.G.S. Konarasinghe, Board of study in Bio-Statistics took place on 24th August, 2016 at 4.30 p.m. The title of the research was “Model developments for stock returns.”
    The examiners were Dr. A.W. Wijeratne, Dr. T. Vinayagathasan and Dr. L.S. Nawarathna. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Dr. N.R. Abeynayake and supervisor Prof. L.H.P. Gunaratne.

  • M.Phil. examination Ms. H.M.P.T.K. Hettigedara, Board of study in Crop Science took place on 18th July, 2016 at 10.00 a.m. The title of the research was “an integrated crop management approach to enhance the growth and yield of chilli.”
    The examiners were Prof. S.J.B.A. Jayasekara and Dr. W.M.D.B. Wickramasinghe. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Dr. W.M.W. Weerakoon and supervisor Dr. S.P. Nissanka.

  • M.Phil. examination Ms. W.M.R.S.K. Warnasooriya, Board of study in Crop Science took place on 08th July, 2016 at 9.00 a.m. The title of the research was “growth performance and carbon accumulation of khaya (khaya senegalensis) in anuradhapura and kuranegala divisions of sri lanka.”
    The examiners were Dr. U. Subasinghe and Dr. N.D.R. Weerawardena. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. T. Sivananthewerl and supervisor Dr. H.M.G.S.B. Hitinayake.

  • M.Phil. examination Mr. G.M.P. Kumara, Board of study in Agricultural engineering took place on 05th July, 2016 at 9.00 a.m. The title of the research was “identification and assessment of technical and socio-economic aspects in cultivation other field crops (OFC) in bayawa minor irrigation systems.”
    The examiners were Dr. L.D.B. Suriyagoda and Dr. S.H.S.A. De Silva. His work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. M.I.M. Mowjood and supervisor Dr. L.W. Galagedara.

  • M.Phil. examination Mr. B.A. Sudesh Greshana, Board of study in animal science took place on 27th June, 2016 at 10.30 a.m. The title of the research was “a taxonomic study on the south asian cyprinid genera horadandia and rasboroides (ostariophysi: cyprinidae: danioninae) and evaluation of the present distribution of rasboroides vaterifloris pallidus in the gin river.”
    The examiners were Dr. Madhava Meegaskumbura and Dr. R.R.M.K.P. Ranatunga. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. U. G. De A. Edirisinghe and supervisor Mr. R. Pethiyagoda and Mr. A.R.S.B. Athauda.

  • M.Phil. examination Ms. P. Gowthamy, Board of study in soil science took place on 14th June, 2016 at 9.30 a.m. The title of the research was “characterization of clasification of major soils in northen region of Sri Lanka for land use planning and environmental applications.”
    The examiners were Dr. S.H.S.A. De Silva and Dr. H.B. Nayakekorala. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. R.B. Mapa and Dr. N. Gnanavelrajah.

  • Ph.D. examination Mr. S.M. Hussain, Board of Study in Agricultural Extension took place on 19th May, 2016 at 11.00 a.m. The title of the research was “Role of Agricultural Extension services in Ole of Agricultural Extension services in exchanging the livelihood of farmers in the food cropsector of Sri Lanka.”
    The examiners were Prof. R.P. Mahaliyanaarachchi ,Prof. M. Wijeratne and Prof. W.A.D.P. Wanigasundara. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. C. Sivayoganathan and Dr. R. Wijekoon.

  • M.Phil. examination Ms. H.A.S.L. Jayasinghe, Board of Study in Crop Science took place on 08th May, 2016 at 10.00 a.m. The title of the research was “Modelling the growth and yield of tea Cultivar Tri 2025 [Camellia sinensis (L.) O. KUNTZE] in Sri Lanka.”
    The examiners were Dr. W. Wijesooriya and Dr. K.G.M.C.P.B. Gajanayaka. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Dr. P.M. Asha S. Karunaratne and Dr. L.D.B. Suriyagoda.

  • M.Phil. examination Ms. H.A.S.L. Jayasinghe, Board of Study in Crop Science took place on 08th May, 2016 at 10.00 a.m. The title of the research was “Modelling the growth and yield of tea Cultivar Tri 2025 [Camellia sinensis (L.) O. KUNTZE] Ii Sri Lanka.”.
    The examiners were Dr. W. Wijesooriya and Dr. K.G.M.C.P.B. Gajanayaka. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Dr. P.M. Asha S. Karunaratne and Dr. L.D.B. Suriyagoda.

  • M.Phil. examination Ms. U.S. Thathsarani, Board of Study in Bio-Statistics took place on 03rd May, 2016 at 10.30 a.m. The title of the research was “CONSTRUCTING AN INDEX TO MEASURE ADAPTIVE CAPACITY TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN SRI LANKA”.
    The examiners were Prof. T.S.G. Peries and Dr. J.C. Edirisinghe. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. L.H.P. Gunaratne andDr. Niroshan Withanage.

  • M.Phil. examination Mr.H.M.D.A.K. Herath, Board of Study in Agricultural Bialogy took place on 30th April, 2016 at 1.30 p.m. The title of the research was “Public Seminar on The Cadmium uptake,accumulation and growth responses in Rice varieties in Sri Lanka and it's interaction with Zink uptake”.
    The examiners were Prof. R.L.R. Chandrajith and Prof. R.V.R. Weerasooriya. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. D.C. Bandara and Prof. P.A. Weerasinghe.

  • M.Phil. examination Mr. Mr. E.U.D. De Silva, Board of Study in Crop Science took place on 30th April, 2016 at 8.00 a.m. The title of the research was “Public Seminar on Modification of plant architecture of Clerodendrum philippinum Schauer (ROSA PINNA) Through GENE Transfer Technique”.
    The examiners were Dr. S.A. Krishnarajah and Dr. Kapila Kumara. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. Sriyani E. Peiris and PDr. K. Fernando.

  • M.Phil. examination Ms. H.M.G.D. Herath, Board of Study in Agricultural Engineering took place on 28th March, 2016 at 3.00 p.m. The title of the research was “Climate change implications on flood events and identifying management strategies in Kuda Ganga Catchment”.
    The examiners were Prof. C.M. Navarathne and Dr. M. Rambukkanage. Her work was supervised by senior supervisorProf. R.P. De Silva and Supervisor Dr. M. Rambukkanage.

  • M.Phil. examination Mr. A.E.S. Patrick, Board of Study in Animal Science took place on 16th March, 2016 at 10.00 a.m. The title of the research was “Effects of Hydro-Climate factors on fisheries and local fish species in the Vavunia reservoir, Sri Lanka”.
    The examiners were Dr. S.K. Yatigammana and Dr. W.M.H.K. Wijenayake. His work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. U.G.De A. Edirisinghe and Supervisor Prof. (Ms.) S. Kuganathan and Mr. A.R.S.B. Athauda.



  • M.Phil. examination Ms. M.C.D. Perera, Board of Study in Plant Protection took place on 11th March, 2016 at 10.00 a.m. The title of the research was “SELECTION AND EVALUATION OF EGG PARASITOIDS FOR POTENTIAL BIOCONTROL OF RICE LEAF FOLDER (Cnaphalocrocis medinalis)”.
    The examiners were Dr. L. Nugaliyadde and Dr. G.G. Jayasinghe. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Dr. K.S. Hemachandra and Supervisor Mr. H.N.P. Wijayagunasekara.



  • M.Phil. examination Ms. K. Nishanthan, Board of Study in Crop Science took place on 09th March, 2016 at 10.30 a.m. The title of the research was “EVALUATION OF DIFFERENT WEED MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN FIELDS INFESTED WITH Parthenium hysterophorus (L.) ON GROWTH AND YIELD PERFORMANCE OF TOMATO (Solanum lycopersicum L.) AND CAPSICUM (Capsicum annum L.)”.
    The examiners were Dr. K.G. Prematilake and Dr. D. Ratnasekera Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. B. Marambe and Supervisor Dr. S. Sivachandran.



  • Ph.D. examination Mr. A.M.K.R. Bandara, Board of Study in Bio Statistics took place on 15th February, 2016 at 3.30 p.m. The title of the research was “NONPARAMETRIC AND SEMIPARAMETRIC PROFILE MONITORING METHODS FOR NON-NORMAL DATA”.
    The examiners were Dr. L. Nawarathna, Dr. B. W. Wijesuriya and Prof. R.O. Thattil. His work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. S. Samita and Supervisor Prof. Jeffry B. Birch and Prof. Abdel Salam Gomaa A.



  • M.Phill examination Mr. R.P. Liyanage, Board of Study in Animal Science took place on 12th February, 2016 at 10.00 a.m. The title of the research was “MORPHOLOGICAL AND MORPHOMETRIC CHARACTERIZATION OF VILLAGE CHICKEN IN SRI LANKA”.
    The examiners were Dr. J. Sinnaiah, Dr. D.K. Dinesh D. Jayasena. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. G.L.L.P. Silva and Supervisor Prof. C.M.B. Dematawewa.



  • Ph.D. examination Ms. J.A. S. Chathurika , Board of Study in Soil Science took place on 27th January, 2016 at 1.00 p.m. The title of the research was “IMPROVING SOIL FERTILITY THROUGH SITE SPECIFIC BENEFICIAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR MAIZE (Zea mays)”.
    The examiners were Prof. Sudas D. Wanniarachchi, Dr. R.S. Dharmakeerthi and Dr. S.H.S.A. De Silva. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. S.P. Indraratne and Supervisor Dr. W.S. Dandeniya and Prof. D. Kumaragamage .



  • M.Phil examination Ms. W.A.S. Lakmali , Board of Study in Agricultural Engineering took place on 28th December, 2015 at 10.00 am. The title of the research was “Sustainability based comperative performance assessment of major irrigation systems in deduru oya basin”.
    The examiners were Dr. h. Manthrithilake, Dr. H.B. Nayakekorala. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. E.R.N. Gunawardena and Dr. N.D.K. Dayawanse.



  • M.Phil examination Ms. I.P.S.K. Pelpitiya, Board of Study in Agricultural Engineering took place on 21st December, 2015 at 2.00 pm. The title of the research was “Assessment of morphological characteristics of selected river basin in dry zone of Sri Lanka”.
    The examiners were Dr. T. Mikunthan,Dr. M.G.T.S. Amarasekara. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Dr. N.D.K. Dayawansa and Prof. E.R.N. Gunawardenah.



  • M.Phil examination Ms. G.D.S. Priyadarshika, Board of Study in Agricultural Engineering took place on 16th December, 2015 at 2.00 pm. The title of the research was “Assessment of pollution sources of negombo estuary in negombo municipal council area”.
    The examiners were Mr. S.A.M. Azmy , Dr. K.B.S.N. Jinadasa. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Dr. N.D.K. Dayawansa and Dr. S. Pathmarajah.



  • M.Phil examination Ms. T. Sellathurai, Board of Study in Agricultural Engineering took place on 10th December, 2015 at 10.00 am. The title of the research was “Identification and assesment of process and functzons affected by climate variation in lowland paddy field : A case study in Bayawa minor irrigation system”.
    The examiners were Dr. W.S. Dandeniya , Dr. M.S. Nijamudeen. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Dr. M.I.M. Mowjood and Dr. L.W. Galagedara.



  • Ph.D. examination Mr. K.T. Premakantha, Board of Study in Crop Science took place on 1st December, 2015 at 2.30 pm. The title of the research was “Large area inventory of tree resources outside the forests”.
    The examiners were Prof. Hiran Amarasekara, Dr. Ranitha Ratnayake, Dr. N.D. Ruwanpathirana. His work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. D.K.N.G. Pushrakumara and Supervisor Dr. N.D.K. Dayawansa.

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  • M.Phil examination Ms. Ms. N.S. Withanage, Board of Study in Agricultural Engineering took place on 22nd November, 2015 at 9.30 a.m. The title of the research was “Assessment of morphological characteristics of selected river basins in dry zone of Sri Lanka”.
    The examiners were Dr. L.Mutuwatta, Dr. A.L.T. Hewawasam. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Dr. N.D.K. Dayawansa and Prof. R.P. De Silva.


  • M.Phil examinationMs. A.C.S. Perera, Board of Study in Agricultural Engineering took place on 9th November, 2015 at 2.00 pm. The title of the research was “Impact of climate variability on water availability and paddy productivity in the "Hikkaduwa Oya" irrigation schem in Sri Lanka”.
    The examiners were Dr. T. Sivananthawerl, Dr. S.H.S.A.De Silva. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. E.R.N. Gunawardena and Dr. B.V.R. Punyawardena.


  • PhD. examination Ms. T.L. Wijeratne, Board of Study in Crop Science took place on 29th October, 2015 at 2.00 pm. The title of the research was “Estimation of Carbon sequestration by Sri Lankan tea plantation and its variation with future climate change”.
    The examiners were Dr. C.S. Ranasinghe, Dr. V.H.L. Rodrigo and Dr. A. Anandacoomaraswamy. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. W.A.J.M. De Costa and Supervisor Dr. M.A. Wijeratne.


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  • PhD. examination Ms. D.C. Mudannayake, Board of Study in Food Science & Technology took place on 30th September, 2015 at 1.00 pm. The title of the research was “Development of a Synbiotic Dairy Beverage Incorporating Sri Lankan Plant Derived Inulin- Type Fructans”.
    The examiners were Prof. S. Ekanayake, Dr. M.J. Gooneratne, Prof. Nagendra P. Sha and Prof. Stefan Kasapis. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Dr. K.F.S.T. Silva and Supervisor Prof. K.M.S. Wimalasiri .



  • PhD. examination Ms. N. Jeyagowry, Board of Study in Food Science & Technology took place on 17th October, 2015 at 10.00 am. The title of the research was “Probiotic Potential of Micro Organism Isolated from Fermented Rice and their Application in the Production of Rice Milk Yoghurt”.
    The examiners were Prof. T.S.G. Fonseka, Prof. V.S. Jayamanne and Prof. V. Thevanesam. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. W.M.T. Madhujith and Dr. R.D.C.S. Senadheera .



  • PhD. examination Ms. M.D. Kalpage, Board of Study in Plant Protection took place on 16th October, 2015 at 10.00 am. The title of the research was “Biological control of raisionia soianaccatum causing bacterial wilt of tomato using bacterio phages”.
    The examiners were Dr. R.G.A.S. Rajapakse and Dr. C. Jayasinghe. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. D.M. De Costa and Supervisor Dr. I.J.De Zoysa.



  • PhD. examination Mr. H.V.P. Wijewardhana, Board of Study in Plant Protection took place on 16th October, 2015 at 1.00 pm. The title of the research was “Commercialy sustainable production of Butanol from rice straw using naturally occuring bacterial consortia under anerobic continuous bioreactor and solvent seperation system combat energy poverty”.
    The examiners were Dr. S.H.P. Gunawardena, Dr. G.A.S.I. Abeygunawardena, Prof. S.C. Wijeyaratne . His work was supervised by senior supervisor Dr. J.M.R.S. Bandara and Supervisor Dr. K.F.S.T. Silva.



  • PhD. examination Ms. U.K.P.S. Sanjeewani, Board of Study in Soil Science take place on 27th August, 2015 at 9.00 am. The title of the research was “Investigation of Background Concentrations and Behavior of Trace Metals in a Selected Soil Association of Dry Zone of Sri Lanka”.
    The examiner was Prof. S.P. Indrarathna. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. S.P. Indraratna and Supervisors Dr.W.A.U. Vitharana and Prof. R. Weerasooriya.



  • M.Phil examination Ms.T.M.P.G.S.P. Thennakoon, Board of Study in Crop Science took place on 04th July, 2015 at 10.00 am. The title of the research was “Invitro Multiplication and Development of Exacum Trinervium (Trimen) Cramer (Binara) as a Ornamental Plant”.
    The examiners were Dr. K Fernando and Dr. S.A. Krishnarajah. Her work was supervised by Prof. S.E.Peiris and Prof. J.P.Eeswara.

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  • M.Phil examination Ms. A.J. Fernando, Board of Study in Agricultural Engineering took place on 02nd July, 2015 at 10.00 am. The title of the research was “Drying and Roasting Characteristics of Chili (Capsicum annum L.) Exposed to Different Wavelengths Far-Infrared Radiation”.
    The examiners were Dr. K.S.P.Amaratunga and Prof. D.A.N.Dhamasena

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  • PhD. Examination Mr. H.M.L.K. Herath, Board of Study in Biostatistics took place on 30th June, 2015 at 10.00 am. The title of the research was “Non-conventional Methods for Modeling Time Series”.
    The examiners were Drt.S.G. Peiris, Dr. K Perera and Dr. P.W.S.A. Ruwan. Her work was supervised by Prof. S. Samita and Dr. B.W. Wijesuriya.

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  • M.Phil examination of Ms. M.A. Arathy, Board of Study in Soil Science took place on 25th May 2015 at 10.30 am. The title of the research was “Improving a low productive soil through fertility enhancement and carbon stock improvement”.
    The examiners were Prof. Sudas D. wanniarachchi and Dr. P. Weerasinghe. Her work was supervised by Dr. W. Dandeniya (Senior Supervisor), Prof. S.P. Indrarathne (co supervisor) and Dr. R.S. Dharmakeerthi (co supervisor). Prof. S.P. Indraratne one of her supervisors participated in the examination online via skype from University of Manitoba, Canada

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