Academic Staff

Prof. R R M K P Ranatunga

B.Sc. Hons (USJP), Ph.D. (JCU, Australia)

Professor and Head of the Department
ranatunga@sjp.ac.lk

Research Interests: Marine Ecology, marine bioinvasions, blue carbon, underwater surveys, environmental assessments, marine debris, and plastic pollution.

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Prof. M. M. Pathmalal

B.Sc. (USJP),M.Sc.(Japan),Ph.D.(Japan)

Senior Professor of Zoology and Vice Chancellor
pathmalal@sjp.ac.lk 

Research Interests: Microbial Ecology, Bioremediation and Ecotoxicology, Biomonitoring, Xenobiotics and natural toxins

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Prof. B.G.D.N.K. De Silva

B.Sc., Ph.D. (USJP)

Senior Professor

nissankakolitha@gmail.com

Research Interests: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Medical Entomology, Molecular Entomology

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Prof. L.D.C. Peiris

B.Sc.(Colombo), Ph.D (UK)

Senior Professor 
dinithi@sci.sjp.ac.lk

Research Interests: Pharmacognosy, Molecular pathways, Infertility, Toxicology

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Prof. W.A.D. Mahaulpatha

B.Sc. (USJP), M.Sc.(Hiroshima, Japan), Ph.D.(Hiroshima, Japan)

Professor 
mahaulpatha@sjp.ac.lk

Research Interests: Wildlife Management, Ornithology

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Prof. D.C.T. Dissanayake

B.Sc.(Colombo), M.Sc. (Kalaniya), Ph.D.(Iceland)

Professor
chamari@sjp.ac.lk

Research Interests: Shellfish aquaculture, Fish stock assessment and fisheries management

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Dr. Varuni Gunathilake

B.Sc. (USJP), Ph.D. (Colombo)

Senior Lecturer (Grade I)
varunig@sjp.ac.lk 

Research Interests: Marine Biotechnology, Immunology, Sponge identification and taxonomy

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Dr. Nayana Wijayathilaka

B.Sc. , Ph.D. (Peradeniya)

Senior Lecturer 
nayanaw@sci.sjp.ac.lk 

Research Interests: Bioacoustics, Niche modeling, Phylogeny, Biogeography, Ecology, Behaviour and Conservation

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Dr. Indunil Senanayake

B.Sc., Ph.D. (USJP)

Senior Lecturer 
indunil@sci.sjp.ac.lk

Research Interests: Water resource management, Fresh and Marine plankton

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Dr. F. Sumaiya Idroos

B.Sc. , Ph.D. (USJP)

Senior Lecturer 
sumaiyaidroos@sci.sjp.ac.lk 

Research Interests: Environmental biotechnology, Aquatic health assessment using environmental biomarkers, Bioremediation of natural and synthetic pollutants, Microbial ecology

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Dr. Dulan Jayasekara

B.Sc., Ph.D. (USJP)

Lecturer (Unconfirmed)
dulan@sjp.ac.lk

Research Interests: Mammalogy, Population Ecology, Remote Sensing, Habitat Modeling

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Dr. Sachini Fernando

B.Sc., Ph.D. (USJP)

Lecturer 
sacdinu@gmail.com

Research Interests: Medical Entomology, Population genetics, Insecticide resistance

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Dr. Wathsala Udari

B.Sc., Ph.D. (USJP)

Lecturer 
wathsala@sci.sjp.ac.lk

Research Interests: Agricultural Entomology, Post-harvest insect pest management.

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Ms. Lihini Muthukumarana

B.Sc. (USJP)

Temporary Lecturer
sandalimuthu@gmail.com

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Last Updated- 26th October, 2023