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1. Research activities

International level

  • Regeneration of virus resistant transgenic barley produced by Agrobacterium-mediated transformation (Korean Science and Engineering Fund (KOSEF) Grant R01-2000-000-00203-0) – 2002 – 2003 – Completed
  • Agrobacterium tumefaciens mediated transformation of chilli pepper (KOSEF grant jointly with Chonbuk National University, Republic of Korea, RO1-2003-010-00205-0) – 2003 – 2005 – Completed
  • Acclimitization and field establishment of Munronia pinnata through tissue culture -IUCN – MPCP/RG/02/2001 – 07.11. 2001 (2001 – 2003) – Completed

National level
Completed

  • In vitro propagation of Coscinum fenestratum – NSF grant RG/97/BT/04 – 15.01.97 (1997 – 2000)
  • In vitro propagation of Artocarpus heterophyllus – University of Sri Jayewardenepura grant ASP/06/R/97/04 – 05.06.97 (1997 – 2000)
  • In vitro propagation of selected Orchids – 1999
  • In vitro propagation of Munronia pumila (Binkohomba) -1999
  • In vitro propagation of Lycopersicon esculentum cv. Shiriey (Irish tomato) and Capsicum annuum var. grossum (Bell pepper) – 2000
  • Improvement of seed germination, seedling establishment and mass propagation of two mangrove species – Scyphiphora hydrophyllacea and Pemphis acidula for conservation – 2001
  • Factors affecting shoot tip necrosis of in vitro propagated shoots of Celastrus paniculatus (A threatened medicinal plant) – 2007
  • Clonal propagation of three rare medicinal plants ‘Wanaraja’ (Aneoctochilus setaceus), ‘Iruraja’ (Zeuxine regia) and ‘Sandaraja’ (Zeuxine flava,), – USJP grant ASP/06/R/2004/03 – 15.07.2004 (2004 – 2007)
  • Comparison of growth and phytochemical identities in Withania somnifera plants produced through conventional methods and tissue culture – USJP grant ASP/06/R/2006/10 – 15.03.2006 (2006 – 2008)
  • Clonal propagation of Santalum album to produce high and uniformly yielding plants. – NSF grant (RG/09/BT/02) – (2009 – 2013)
  • In vitro propagation of Withania somnifera, Celastrus paniculatus and Pterocarpus santalinus – A collaborative project with Bandaranayaka Memorial Ayurvedha Research Institute (2007 -2010)
  • In vitro plantlet regeneration and callus induction of Gymnema sylvestre R. Br. (Retz) and the phytochemical screening of natural plants and callus cultures (2011-2012)
  • Comparision of phytochemicals present in callus cultures and natural plants of Sphelanthes acmella and their cytotoxicity against mosquito larvae and brian shrimp nupilii (2011 -2012)
  • Mosquito repellant activity of tissue cultured and natural plants of Kaemferia galanga L. (Aromatic ginger) and developing a herbal powder for mosquito repellence (2013)
  • Screening of secondary matabolites present in two agarwood forming plant species – Aquilaria sp. and Gyrinopsis walla (2013)
    Gyrinops walla (USJ grant) (2014 – 2017)

Mass scale production of tissue cultured plants for commercial cultivations

  • Tissue culture of pineapple (Murusi variety) for establishment of commercial plantations
  • Commercial scale production of Banana plants through tissue culture
  • Clonal propagation of Dendrocalamus asper for improving wood quality – SJP- Touchwood Biotechnology Research Project
  • Mass propagation of super teak (Tectona grandis) for plantation establishment – SJP- Touchwood Biotechnology Research Project
  • Comparison of hypoglycaemic, hepatoprotective and anti-inflammatory activities of natural plants and callus cultures of Munronia pinnata- UGC grant

2.Post graduate research supervision

1.Completed

    • M. Phil in Botany from University of Sri Jayewardenepura – Mr. KGPH Chandrasena – 2005

Title:
“In vitro propagation and greenhouse establishment of Munronia pinnata” – this research won the GRC award for best post graduate research in 2006 and was awarded at 62nd Annual Sessions of SLAAS held on 10th December 2006

    • M. Phil in Botany from University of Sri Jayewardenepura – Miss. MAN de Silva – 2008

Title:
In vitro propagation of Withania somnifera, Celastrus paniculatus and Pterocarpus santalinus

    • M. Sc. in Plant Science at University of Peradeniya – Mrs. SD Hapuarachchi – 2006

Title:
“Comparison of chemical identities of natural plants and callus culture of Andrographis paniculata and Munronia pinnata

    • M. Phil in Botany from University of Sri Jayewardenepura – Miss S. Hewage – 2009

Title:
“Clonal propagation of ‘Iruraja’ (Zeuxine regia) and ‘Sandaraja’ (Zeuxine flava)

    • Ph.D in Medicine from University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda- Dr. SD Hapuarachchi – 2015

Title:

“Comparison of hypoglycaemic, hepatoprotective and anti-inflammatory activities of natural plants and callus cultures of Munronia pinnata “.

Ongoing

    • Ph. D in Botany

Clonal propagation of Dendrocalamus asper and evaluation of the wood quality of tissue cultured and natural plants.

3.Dissemination of Knowledge

Key note address or Guest speaker

  • Key note address at Annual General Meeting of Sri Lanka association for Advancement of science – on Floricultural Industry in Sri Lanka- 2009
  • Felicitation speech for Prof. CVS Gunatillake (A world renown Ecologist) at Annual General Meeting of Institute of Biology Sri Lanka, 2010
  • Guest speaker at Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation, Martin Posadas Ave., San Carlos city, Pangasinan, Philippines (on Research Ethics – For senior academics), 26-06-2013)
  • Keynote speaker, CED Research Forum (College of Education) MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology, Iligan City , Philippines (10-07-2013)
  • Key note speaker at MSU-IIT (College of Biological Sciences), Philippines – Plant Tissue culture and Biotechnology (17.07.2013)
  • Key note speaker at the seminar workshop at MSU-IIT, Philippines on “Recent trends in ethanobotanical research” – “Ethanobotany – the lost trail, Sri Lankan perspective” – (08.09.2014)
  • Key note speaker – “Research – Are we on the correct path” at Misamis University, Philippines, 30.09.2014

Text books

  • Shaka Kaika vidyava 1 (A book in Sinhala) –( (ISBN 978-955-50196-0-6) by Sandun Senarath
  • Text book of Plant cell and tissue culture (ISBN – 978-955-50196-1-3) (for undergraduates) by Dr. Sandun Senarath
  • Text book of Plant physiology (ISBN – 978-955-50196-2-0) (for undergraduates) by Dr. Sandun Senarath
  • Medicinal plants in Sri Lanka – (Sinhala) (ISBN 678-955-3-2641-5) by Sandun Senarath , S. Godage & Brothers Ltd. (2010)

Books for supplementary reading

  • Guide to Moulawela Trail of Sinharaja Forest by IAUN Gunathillake, WTPSK de Silva (presently Senarath) and RMU Senarath – (MAB -IUCN publication)
  • Guide to Roadside secondary vegetation of Sinharaja Forest by IAUN Gunathillake, WTPSK de Silva (presently Senarath) and RMU Senarath – 1987 (MAB -IUCN publication)

http://books.google.com/books?id=bs_t9aOtIk0C&pg=PA255&dq=Senarath+WTPSK

Translations:

  • National Atlas of Sri Lanka (2nd edition) Published by Servay Department, Sri Lanka, Section 3.24 : Flora, 3.25: Forest Plantations, 3.28: Wildlife, 3.31: Invasive Alien species , Wetlands – 2014.

8.3 Pamphlets

  • Moulawela Trail of Sinharaja Forest by IAUN Gunathillake, WTPSK de Silva (presently Senarath) and RMU Senarath (IUCN publication)
  • Wathurawa Nature Trail of Sinharaja Forest by IAUN Gunathillake, WTPSK de Silva (presently Senarath) and RMU Senarath – (IUCN publication)

9. List of research publications

Patent :
WTPSK Senarath, Yapa, PAJ and Silva, GA (2005). Use of dried papaya milk in chitosan manufacture – Patent No. 13544
Full papers:

i. Senarath, WTPSK, Mayhead, GJ and Shaw, DS (1996). Shoot initiation and multiplication of Corsican pine in vitro. Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Forestry Symposium, 78 – 83, ISBN-955-9054-25-2
ii. Senarath, WTPSK (2007) High frequency plant regeneration from immature embryos of an elite barley cultivar (Hordium vulgarea L. Baegdong). Journal of National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka, 35 (3): 161 – 165, ISSN 1391-4588

Cited in:
i. http://www.newcrops.uq.edu.au/listing/species_pages_H/Hordeum_vulgare_2007.htm
ii. Santacruz, GAA, Velázquez-Ordinola, A, Moreno-Gómez, B, Gómez-Torres, LM, Díaz-Espino, LF and Vázquez, FPG (2011). Development of long-term and reliable in vitro plant regeneration systems for elite malting barley varieties: Optimizing media formulation and explant selection. African Journal of Biotechnology , 10(84): 19522-19533

iii. Senarath, WTPSK, Chandrasena, KGPH and Fernando, KMEP (2007) In vitro mass propagation and green house establishment of Munronia pinnata (Wall) Theob (Binkohomba) Journal of National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka, 35 (3): 181 – 189, ISSN 1391-4588

iv. Senarath, WTPSK (2008) Dioecy and monoecy in the flora of Sri Lanka and their evolutionary correlations to endemism, growth form, fruit type, number of seeds and flower size, Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy, 15 (1): 13 – 19. ISSN 1028-2092 (Indexed by biological Abstracts and Web of Science)
Cited in:
1. Popović, Z., Stefanović, M, Smiljanić, M, Matić, R, Kostić, M, Vidaković, V and Bojović, S (2012) Sex expression in serbian dendroflora – a case study of Fraxinus ornus var. angustifolia. Arch. Biol. Sci., Belgrade, 64 (1), 107-111.
v. Hapuarachchi, SD and Senarath, WTPSK (2008) A preliminary study on the anti-bacterial activity of aqueous extracts of Andrographis paniculata (Burm. F.) Wall.Ex.Nees and Munronia pinnata (Wall.) Theob. against E. coli Ayurveda Sameeksha (Journal of Department of Ayurveda) 2(4): 226 – 228. ISSN-1391-4812.
vi. Hapuarachchi, SD, Senarath, WTPSK and Yapa, PAJ (2008) Comparison of chemical identities of natural plants and callus cultures of Andrographis paniculata and Munronia pinnata , Ayurveda Sameeksha (Journal of Department of Ayurveda) 2(4): 234-241. ISSN-1391-4812.
vii. Yapa, PAJ, Silva, A and Senarath, WTPSK (2009) Use of dried papaya milk in chitosan manufacture, Vidyodaya Journal of Science(14), 31-40. ISSN 1800-2161.
viii. De Silva, Man and Senarath, WTPSK (2009) In vitro mass propagation, greenhouse establishment and comparison in growth and chemical identities of tissue cultured and seed raised plants of Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal (Solanaceae). Journal of National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka, 37(4), 249 – 256. ISSN 1391-4588
Cited in:
1. Kumar, OA, Jyothirmayee, G and Tata, SS (2011) Multiple Shoot Regeneration from Nodal Explants of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal. Asian Journal of experimental Biological Sciences 2(4): 636-640
2. Kumar, OA, Jyothirmayee, G and Tata, SS (2011) In vitro plant regeneration from leaf explants of Withania somnifera (L) Dunal (Ashwaganda) – an important medicinal plant. Research in Biotechnology, 2(5): 34-39, ISSN: 2229-791X
3. Kumar, OA, Jyothirmayee, G and Tata, SS (2011) In vitro multiple shoot induction from shoot tip explants of ashwaganda – an important medicinal plant. Intentional Journal of Plant Animal and Environmental Sciences. 1(3):64-68.
4. Shanmugaratnam, S, Mikunthan, G and Thurairatnam, S (2013) Potential of Withania somnifera Dunal Cultivation as a Medicinal Crop in Jaffna District. American-Eurasian Journal of Agricultural and Environmental. Sciences 13 (3): 357-361.
5. Kumar, OA, Jyothirmayee, G and Tata, SS (2013) In vitro conservation of Withania somnifera (l) dunal (Ashwagandha) – a multipurpose medicinal plant. Journal of Asian Scientific Research, 3(8):852-861.
6. Adhikari, SR and Pant, B (2013) Induction and proliferation of in vitro mass of callus of Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal. Research in Plant Sciences, 1( 3), 58-61.
7. Duhan, P, Neeraj, S, Meenaksh, P, Sushila, K and Milind, P. (2014). Optimization of shoot multiplication media for micropropagation of Withania somnifera : an endangered medicinal plant. Journal of pharmaceutical and scientific innovation.3(4): 340 – 343.
8. Kannan, TMS, Sownthariya, S and Anbazhakan, S (2014). In vitro mass propagation of Withania somnifera Dunal using seaweed extract. International Letters of Natural Sciences. 19. 8 -14.
9. Bhuria, P, Singh, Y, Tiwari, S and Chaturvedi, M (2014).P Studies on multiple shoot regeneration from nodal explant Of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Indian research journal of genetic and biotechnology. 6(3) : 521-525…
10. Sharma, S., Gantait, SS and Thokchom, R (2015). In vitro seed germination and seedling development of Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal. African Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 3(5): 269 -274.
BIOL. SCI. VOL 2(4) 2011: 636-640
ix. De Silva, MAN and Senarath, WTPSK (2009) Development of a Successful Protocol for in vitro Mass Propagation of Celastrus paniculatus Will. – a Valuable Medicinal Plant. (2009). Tropical Agricultural Research 21(1), 21 -29.
Cited in:
1. Lakshmi, J and Reddy, KJ (2012) Callus induction and Organogenesis in an Indian Box-wood (Gardenia latifolia Ait.). Science Research Reporter 2(1):07-12. ISSN: 2249-2321
2. Ginova, A and Kondakova, V (2013) New approaches for in vitro propagation of oil-bearing rose. Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science 19 (6) : 1198-1203

x. Senarath, WTPSK (2010) In vitro propagation of Coscinium fenestratum (Gaertm) Colebr. (Menispermaceae) – an endangered medicinal plant, Journal of National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka, 38(4), 219 -223. ISSN 1391-4588.
Cited in:
1. Sharma, N and Pandey (2012) Conservation of medicinal plants in topics in Conservation of topical plant species. Normah, MN & Chin, HF (Ed.) Springer Publishers. 438, 487.
2. Normah, MN, Chin, HF & Reed, BM (2013) Concervation of tropical plant species, Chapter 18. Springer Publishers, USA.
3. Warakagoda, PS and Subasinghe, S (2014) In vitro Seed Germination of Coscinium fenestratum (Gaertn.) Colebr. Annual Research & Review in Biology. 4(23): 3549-3565.
xi. Senarath, WTPSK (2010) Floriculture industry in Sri Lanka: Trends and Potentials. Proceedings of the 66th Annual Sessions – Presidential Address – Section B, 18-23.
xii. Hewage, S and Senarath, WTPSK (2010) In vitro propagation of Execum trinervium and improvement of quality and multiplication rate through irradiation. Proceedings of the National Symposium on Floricultural Research, 46-52. ISBN 978-955-0538-00-3
xiii. Hapuarachchi, SD, Suresh, TS and Senarath, WTPSK (2011) A preliminary study of the oral hypoglycaemic activity of the ethanol and water extracts of Munronia pinnata in the healthy Wistar rats. Sri lanka Journal of Indigenous Medicine, 1(1), 1-4.
Cited in:
1. Napagoda, M., , Gerstmeier, J, Koeberle, A,, Wesely, S,, Popella, S,, Lorenz, S, Scheubert, K, Böcker, S, Svatoš, A. and Werz, O (2014) Munronia pinnata (Wall.) Theob.: unveiling phytochemistry and dual inhibition of 5-lipoxygenase and microsomal prostaglandin E2 synthase (mPGES)-1. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 3:151(2):882-890.

xiv. Hapuarachchi SD, Ali Z, Abe N, Sugandhika ST, Sandun ST, Khan IA (2013) Andrographidine G, a new flavones glucoside from Andrographis paniculata. Natural Product Communications, 8(3), 333-334.
Cited in:
1. Lee Suan Chuaa, Ken Choy Yapa & Indu Bala Jaganath (2013) Comparison of total phenolic content, scavenging activity and HPLC-ESI-MS/MS profiles of both young and mature leaves and stems of Andrographis paniculata. Natural Product Communications, 8 (12), 1725 – 1729.
xv. Kulathilaka P S and Senarath WTPSK (2013). Determination of cytotoxicity and chemical identities in natural plants and callus cultures of Spilanthes paniculata Wall. Ex DC (2013). . International Journal of Herbal Medicine, 1 (3), 135-141..ISSN 2321-2187
xvi. Kaushalya, NAN and Senarath, WTPSK (2013) In vitro plantlet regeneration and callus induction of Gymnema sylvestre R. Br. (Retz.) and the phytochemical screening of natural plants and callus cultures. Bangladesh Journal of plant tissue culture and biotechnology. 23 (2), 201 – 210
xvii. Hewage, S and Senarath, WTPSK (2013). Conservation of Zeuxine flava through tissue culture. Journal of Indian Biodiversity congress. 456-461.
xviii. Hapuarachchi, SD, Suresh, TS, Senarath, WTPSK and Handunneththi, SM (2014). Anti-inflammatory activity of Munronia pinnata in the healthy Wistar rats. Proceedings of the annual research symposium – National Centre for advanced studies in humanities and social sciences, 339-344.
xix. Hapuarachchi SD, Suresh TS and Senarath WTPSK (2014). Hypoglycaemic effect of aqueous extracts of natural plants and callus cultures of Munronia pinnata (Wall.) W.Theob. in Wistar rats. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge. 13(4) : 659 – 664.

Abstracts:
International conferences:
i. Senarath, WTPSK, Lee, KJ, Rehman, S & Lee, WH (2002) Cryopreservation of Capsicum annuum var grossum using encapsulation/dehydration of apices produced in vitro. Proceedings of the 9th international Symposium of the Plant Resources Society of Korea, 53
ii. Senarath, WTPSK, Stevens, WF, Lee, KJ, Rehman, S & Lee, WH (2002) Use of Chitosan-TPP microsphere as a matrix for the encapsulation of somatic embryos of Capsicum annuum var grossum. Proceedings of the 9th international Symposium of the Plant Resources Society of Korea, 52
iii. Senarath, WTPSK, Shaw, DS, Lee, Kui Jae & Lee, Wang Hyu (2003) Improving Corsican pine somatic embryo maturation: comparison of somatic and zygotic embryo morphology and germination. Journal of Plant Resources Society of Korea 16(1) : 61-62
iv. Senarath, WTPSK, Millawithanachci, US, Lee, Kui Jae & Lee, Wang Hyu (2003) Propagation of bell pepper (Capsicum annumm var. grossum) through tissue culture. Journal of Plant Resources Society of Korea 16(1) : 131-132
v. Senarath, WTPSK, Kasturiarachchi, KAHK & Lee, Kui Jae (2003) In vitro shoot initiation of Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam. (Jak Fruit) – Effect of the explant type and the season of explant collection. In vitro-Cellular and developmental Biology – Plant 39 : 25A, ISSN 1071-2690
http://www.newcrops.uq.edu.au/listing/species_pages_A/Artocarpus_heterophyllus.htm
vi. Senarath, WTPSK, Lee, KJ, Lee, WH & Rehman, S (2003) Encapsulation of Orchid -Phalaenopsis shoot tips for storage and exchange of germplasm. In vitro-Cellular and developmental Biology – Plant 39: 20A, ISSN 1071-2690
Cited in:
1. Micropropagation of Orchids, Volume II , chapter 3 (2009) Joseph Arditti. Blackwell publishing, USA (page 1027).
vii. Lee, Kui Jae Kim, Hyung-Moo, Choi, Min Kyung, Senarath, WTPSK and Lee, Wang Hyu (2003) Coat Protein Gene-Mediated Resistance to Barely Yellow Mosaic Virus-HN and Barely Mild Mosaic Virus-Kor in Transgenic Barely. The Plant Pathology Journal (K-SCI)
viii. Senarath, WTPSK & Lee, Kui Jae (2004) Micropropagation and environmental conditions affecting on in vitro and ex vitro growth of Acorus calamus. In vitro -Cellular and developmental Biology (40), 73A, ISSN 1071-2690
ix. Senarath, WTPSK & Lee, Kui Jae (2004) Influence of culture vessel sealing methods on somatic embryo maturation of Corsican pine – Pinus nigra var. maritime. In vitro-Cellular and developmental Biology (40), 74A, ISSN 1071-2690
x. Senarath, WTPSK (2005) Use of bioreactors on growth of Pinus nigra somatic embryos. In vitro-Cellular and developmental Biology (41): 20A, ISSN 1071-2690
http://www.newcrops.uq.edu.au/listing/species_pages_P/Pinus_nigra_2005.htm
xi. Hewage, S & Senarath, WTPSK (2006) In vitro callus induction of Spilanthes calva DC [Spilanthes acmella auct. non L.,] (Maha Acmella). Proceedings of the 11th International Forestry Symposium, 25 – 26, ISBN-955-9054-58-9
xii. Wijekoon, KMRT & Senarath, WTPSK (2006) In vitro propagation of Kaempferia galanga (L). Proceedings of the 11th International Forestry Symposium, 26 – 27, ISBN-955-9054-58-9
xiii. Yapa, PAJ, Silva, A & Senarath, WTPSK (2006) Shrimp waste management: use of dried papaya milk in chitosan manufacture. Proceedings of the 11th International Forestry Symposium, 41, ISBN-955-9054-58-9
xiv. De Silva, MAN, Senarath WTPSK & Sugathadasa, KSS (2006) Development of a protocol for micropropagation of a threatened medicinal plant Celastrus paniculatus Willd. Proceedings of the 10th Anniversary International Symposium of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 266, ISBN- 955-444-021-6
xv. Hewage, S & Senarath, WTPSK (2006) Comaparision of habitats of Anoectochlus setaceous, Zeuxine flava and Z. regia in Kanneliya MAB reserve. Proceedings of the 10th Anniversary International Symposium of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 21, ISBN- 955-444-021-6
xvi. Hewage, S & Senarath, WTPSK (2007) Acclimatization and greenhouse establishment of Zeuxine flava propagated through tissue culture. Proceedings of the 12th International Forestry and environment symposium, 86, ISBN 978-955-9054-63-4
xvii. Kumari, LKAU & Senarath, WTPSK (2007) Factors affecting shoot tip necrosis of Celastrus paniculatus (Willd.) Proceedings of the 12th International Forestry and environment symposium, 87, ISBN 978-955-9054-63-4
xviii. Hapuarachchi, SD, Suresh, TS & Senarath, WTPSK (2011) Hypoglycaemic effect of a decoction (aqueous extract) of Munronia pinnata (Binkohomba) in the healthy Wistar rats., Planta Medica, (77), DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1273668( https://www.thieme-connect.de/ejournals/abstract/plantamedica/doi/10.1055/s-0031-1273668
Cited in:
1. Napagoda, M., , Gerstmeier, J, Koeberle, A,, Wesely, S,, Popella, S,, Lorenz, S, Scheubert, K, Böcker, S, Svatoš, A. & Werz, O (2014) Munronia pinnata (Wall.) Theob.: unveiling phytochemistry and dual inhibition of 5-lipoxygenase and microsomal prostaglandin E2 synthase (mPGES)-1. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 3:151(2):882-890.

xix. Hapuarachchi SD, Suresh TS and Senarath WTPSK (2013) Acute and Chronic Toxicity Studies of the Water and Ethanol Extracts of Natural and Callus cultures of Munronia pinnata in Healthy Wister Rats, Planta Medica, 79, 369
Cited in:
1. Napagoda, M., , Gerstmeier, J, Koeberle, A,, Wesely, S,, Popella, S,, Lorenz, S, Scheubert, K, Böcker, S, Svatoš, A. & Werz, O (2014) Munronia pinnata (Wall.) Theob.: unveiling phytochemistry and dual inhibition of 5-lipoxygenase and microsomal prostaglandin E2 synthase (mPGES)-1. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 3:151(2):882-890.

xx. Hapuarachchi SD, Suresh TS and Senarath WTPSK (2013) Preliminary photochemical analysis of methanol and chloroform extracts of crude whole plant and dried callus cultures of Munronia pinnata. Planta Medica, 79, 369-370
Cited in:
1. Napagoda, M., , Gerstmeier, J, Koeberle, A,, Wesely, S,, Popella, S,, Lorenz, S, Scheubert, K, Böcker, S, Svatoš, A. & Werz, O (2014) Munronia pinnata (Wall.) Theob.: unveiling phytochemistry and dual inhibition of 5-lipoxygenase and microsomal prostaglandin E2 synthase (mPGES)-1. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 3:151(2):882-890.

Local conferences:
i. Senarath, WTPSK (1996) Shoot initiation and multiplication of Corsican pine in vitro. Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Forestry Symposium, 14
ii. Senarath, WTPSK and Wasalasooriya, TWLS (1997). In vitro shoot initiation of Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam – Moraceae. Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Forestry Symposium, 36.
iii. Senarath, WTPSK (1998). Comparison between the growth of three tissue cultured clones of Pinus nigra var. maritima with natural plants under greenhouse conditions. Proceedings of the 54th Annual Sessions of SLAAS, 186 – 187.
iv. Senarath, WTPSK and Naulla, DJ (1998). Propagation of Coscinium fenestratum (Colebr.) through tissue culture – A preliminary study, Proceedings of the 54th Annual Sessions of SLAAS, 187 – 188.
v. Senarath, WTPSK (1998). Effect of some selected fungicides on the growth of tissue cultured plants in vitro. Proceedings of the 4th Annual Forestry Symposium, 8.
vi. Kasturi Arachchi, KAHK and Senarath, WTPSK (1998). Effect of the period of year which explants were collected on shoot growth and callus formation of the tissue cultured Jakfruit, Proceedings of the 4th Annual Forestry Symposium, 10.
vii. Kasturi Arachchi, KAHK and Senarath, WTPSK (1999). In vitro multiplication and rooting of Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam., Proceedings of the 5th Annual Forestry Symposium, 16.
http://www.newcrops.uq.edu.au/listing/species_pages_A/Artocarpus_heterophyllus.htm
viii. Senarath, WTPSK and Chandrasena, KGPH (1999). Micropropagation of Munronia pumila (Wight) – Meliaceae, Proceedings of the 55th Annual Sessions of SLAAS, 151, ISSN-1391-023X
ix. Senarath, WTPSK, Millawithanachchi, US and Gunawardene, IW (2000) Mass propagation of Lycopersicon esculentum cv. Shirley (Irish tomato) through tissue culture. Proceedings of the 56th Annual Sessions of SLAAS, 157, ISSN-1391-023X
x. Senarath, WTPSK (2001). Comparative growth analysis of tissue cultured clones of Corsican pine with natural seedlings. Proceedings of the 7th Annual Forestry Symposium, 1, ISBN-955-9054-37-6
xi. Senarath, WTPSK and Dassanayake, MD (2001). Cytogenetical relationships between wild and cultivated Capsicum species and their wild relatives. Proceedings of the Third Research Sessions at faculty of Graduate Studies, 9
xii. Chandrasena, KGPH and Senarath, WTPSK (2002) Seedling establishment of different types of Munronia pinnata under greenhouse conditions. Proceedings of the Fourth Research Sessions at faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 3
xiii. De Silva, MAN, Senarath WTPSK and Sugathadasa, KSS (2005) In vitro multiplication of Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal (Amukkara) using nodal cuttings, shoot tips and leaf discs. 13 -14. Proceedings of the 61st Annual Sessions of SLAAS, ISSN-1391-023X
xiv. Chandrasena, KGPH and Senarath, WTPSK (2005) Comparative growth performance of seedlings and tissue cultured plants of Munronia pinnata (Wall) Theob. (Binkohomba) grown under greenhouse conditions. 113. Proceedings of the 61st Annual Sessions of SLAAS, ISSN-1391-023X
xv. De Silva, MAN, Senarath WTPSK and Sugathadasa, KSS (2005) In vitro callus production of Pterocarpus santalinus L. (Red sandal) through nodal cuttings, shoot tips and leaf discs. Proceedings of the 10th Annual Forestry Symposium, 36, ISBN-955-9054-51-1
xvi. Hewage, S and Senarath, WTPSK (2005) Habitats of Anoectochlus setaceous, Zeuxine flava and Z. regia in Kanneliya MAB reserve and Peak wilderness sanctuary in Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the 10th Annual Forestry and Environment Symposium, 49, ISBN-955-9054-51-1
xvii. Chandrasena, KGPH and Senarath, WTPSK (2006) A comparative study of the growth of field established in vitro plants with conventionally propagated plants of Munronia pinnata (wall) Theob. (Binkohomba, Family- Meliaceae), 169, Proceedings of the 62nd Annual Sessions of SLAAS, ISSN-1391-023X
xviii. Hewage, S and Senarath, WTPSK (2007) In vitro multiple shoot and root induction of Zeuxine flava (Sandaraja). (102/B) 23-24, Proceedings of the 63rd Annual Sessions of SLAAS, ISSN-1391-023X
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xxii. De Silva, MAN, Senarath, WTPSK and Sugathadasa, KSS (2008) Comparison of the growth of in vitro propagated and seed-raised plants of Withania somnifera (236/B) 240, Proceedings of the 64th Annual Sessions of SLAAS, ISSN-1391-023X
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xxiv. Hapuarachchi, SD, Suresh, TS and Senarath, WTPSK (2011) A study of the oral hypoglycaemic activity of the ethanol extract of Munronia pinnata in healthy Wistar rats. (107/A) 7, Proceedings of the 67th Annual Sessions of SLAAS, ISSN-1391-023X
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