Home / Prof. M. A. B. Prashantha


Senior Lecturer
B.Sc. (USJP), Ph.D. (University of Moratuwa)


B.Sc. – University of Sri Jayewardenepura / Sri Lanka / 1996

Ph.D. – University of Moratuwa / SL/ 2008

Polymer Science & Technology


Undergraduate Teaching:
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• CHE 474 1.0 Physical Chemistry of Polymers
• PST 207 1.0 Solution Properties and Thermodynemics of Polymers
• PST 213 1.0 Kinetics of Polymerization

Research interest :  chemistry-prof-jayaweera-180x180[1]

Understanding the philosophical approach of indigenous knowledge and practice as a cost effective simple way for avoiding future crisis by 2050. Understanding the indigenous science of traditional foods, medicine, materials and energy.

Selected Publications:

Composition, Physical Properties and Drying Characteristics of Seed Oil of Momordica charantia Cultivated in Sri Lanka, Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society, January 2009, Volume 86, Issue 1, pp 27–32.

Effect of karawila (Momordica charantia) seed oil on synthesizing the alkyd resins based on soya bean (Glycine max) oil. Progress in Organic CoatingsVolume 74, Issue 1, May 2012, Pages 228-232

Suitability of Chitosan as an emulsifier for cationic bitumen emulsions and its behaviour as an additive to bitumen emulsion. Construction and Building Materials, Volume 102, Part 1, 15 January 2016, Pages 1-6

Mathematical Model For Predicting Gel Point in the Process of Manufacturing Alkyd Resins, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, October 15, 2008

The Influence of Momordica charantia Seed Oil on the Physical Properties of the Alkyd Resins Synthesised using Glycine max Oil as the Fatty Oil, 2011 – The Institution of Engineers

Mechanical Properties And Kinetics Of Weight Loss Of Polypropylene Waste Plastic Within The Very Low Extent Of Weight Loss Under Iso-Thermal Conditions. International Refereed Journal of Engineering and Science (IRJES), Volume 2, Issue 4(April 2013), PP.11-1

Effect of parboiling on minerals and heavy metals of selected Sri Lankan traditional rice varieties grown under organic farming. Tropical Agricultural Research & Extension 19 (1): 2016

Synthesis of fast drying long oil alkyd resins using seed oil of Karawila (Momordica charantia), Indian Journal of Chemical Technology,vol 24, No1, 2017. 

Mathematical Model Development Using Commercial Polypropylene to Evaluate Degradation of Plastic Under the Thermal Fatigue Cycles; Modelling approach. Journal of Applied Physic, Volume 9, Issue 2 Ver. I (Mar. – Apr. 2017

Proximate composition, calorie content and heavy metals (As, Cd, Pb) of selected Sri Lankan traditional rice (Oryza sativa L.) varieties,  Procedia Food Science (Elsevier), Volume 6, 2016, Pages 253-256


  • President’s award for scientific publication 2016
  • President’s award for scientific publication 2009
  • President’s award for scientific publication 2008
  • NRC Merit award for scientific publication 2012

Contact information

Web : http://scholar.sjp.ac.lk/prashantha

Email Address : mabp426@yahoo.com

Telephone Number : +94 112 758451

Room : 1L016