Section D

02nd December 2015 (Wednesday)
8.30 a.m. 401/D
Comparison of the efficiency of different Genomic DNA extraction methods for the selected rice varieties of Sri Lanka
Ranganathan Kapilan
8.45 a.m. 402/D
Anti-cholinesterase activity of bark and leaf extracts of Ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume) in vitro
W P K M Abeysekara, G A S Premakumara and W D Ratnasooriya
9.00 a.m. 403/D
Bioremediation potential by probable ‘nitrogen-fixing’ actinobacteria residing in the root nodules of Casuarina equisetifolia for cadmium removal under in vitro conditions.
D T W Gunasekara , H Jayasinghearachchi, D Gunawardana
9.15 a.m. 404/D
Hypoglycaemic effect of aqueous leaf extract of Passiflora suberosa L. in normal mice: possible mechanisms of action.
S A H P Sudasinghe and L Dinithi C Peiris
9.30 a.m. 405/D
DNA barcoding of Sri Lankan Anopheline mosquitoes reveals its usefulness in identifying sibling species
T C Weeraratne, S H P P Karunaratne, M D B Perera and N S Surendran
9.45 a.m. 406/D
Sympatric gene clusters in microsatellite marker depicted population genetic structure of Anopheles culicifacies s.l. (Diptera: Culicidae) sibling species E in Sri Lanka
I N Harischandra, R S Dassanayake, and B G D N K De Silva
03rd December 2015 (Thursday)
8.00 a.m. 407/D
Isolation and characterization of Rhodomicrobium vannielii from Winogradsky column
P D S Weerasingha, M M Gunawardane
8.15 a.m. 408/D
Pathogenic Leptospira spp induce higher superoxide anion production by HL 60-derived neutrophils
T R G N Fernando, M J R Niloofa, H J de Silva , S Rajapakse, S Premawansa, S M Handunnetti
8.30 a.m. 409/D
Use of Cytochrome b Oxidase as molecular evidence in delineation of Anopheles subpictus (Diptera: Culicidae) species complex in Sri Lanka
D P W Jayatunga-Katuwawalage, N V Chandrasekharan, and B G D N K De Silva
8.45 a.m. 410/D
Use of white gene sequences to further diversify the Anopheles subpictus (Diptera: Culicidae) species complex in Sri Lanka
D P W Jayatunga-Katuwawalage, N V Chandrasekharan, and B G D N K De Silva
9.00 a.m. 411/D
Molecular identification of root knot nematodes (Meloidogyne species) in Sri Lanka
R.V.D.U.P. Rajapakse, C. Hettiarachchi, R.S. Dassanayake
9.15 a.m. 412/D
Analysis of helices of the ITS2 secondary structures of Anopheles culicifacies sibling species complex
K.V.H. Shanika, I.N. Harischandra, D.P.W. Jayathunga, H. S.D. Fernand, B.G.D.N.K de Silva
9.30 a.m. 413/D
A preliminary study on application of phage-indicator model in evaluation of antiviral drugs.
A M A L R Malalasekara and D L Jayaratne
9.45 a.m. 414/D
Antibacterial activity of endophytic fungi isolated from two Cyperus species, C. bulbosus and C. alternifolius
Kinkini U. Jayasundara, Pamoda B. Ratnaweera, and E. Dilip de Silva
04th December 2015 (Friday)
8.00 a.m. 415/D
Preliminary survey of nesting birds in the islands of Kalpitiya lagoon
A.S.L.E. Corea
 8.15 a.m. 416/D
Impact of one month old sludge as top inoculum layer on biogas flow rate in dry batch type digesters
K.A.R.K. Kodituwakku and M. Yatawara
 8.30 a.m. 417/D
Efficacy of different leaf formulations from five medicinal plants against rice weevil, Sitophilus oryzae (L.) (Coleoptera: Curculiodinae)
Nithiyagowry Rajan
10.15 a.m. Invasive Alien Fish Species (IAAS): Status, Concerns and Management in Sri Lanka
Dr. U.P.K. Epa
2.15 p.m.

Presidential Address Section D

Invasive Alien Aquatic Species (IAAS): Status, Concerns and Management in Sri Lanka

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