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Enviornment and biodiversity

Prof. D D Wickramasinghe

  • Biodiversity Conservation
  • Herpetology, Wetland Ecology
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Pollution Management
  • Disaster risk reduction
  • Biosecurity and biosafety


Prof. Preethi Udagama

  • Immuno-molecular epidemiology of vivax malaria
  • Ecto and Endoparasites of vertebrates of Sri Lanka
  • Bioprospecting (of plants and sponges for immuno-modulatory properties)
  • Immunology of noncommunicable diseases
  • Reproductive Immunology
  • Development of Immunologic and Molecular Diagnostics
  • Eco-Immunotoxicology & Nanotoxicology
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) etiology in head and neck, lung and esophageal cancers
  • Stem cell research

Conservation Biology

Prof. Devaka K Weerakoon

  • Conservation of threatened animals
  • Ecology and behaviour of Asian Elephants
  • HUman-animal conflict management
  • Impact of development on the ecology and conservation of animals
  • Management of invasive alien species
  • Wildlife management

Prof. Mayuri R Wijesinghe

  • Ecotoxicology

Prof. P Nihal Dayawansa

  • Behavioural Ecology (Elephants, Small Mammals, Birds, Amphibians & Reptiles, Butterflies)
  • Wildlife Management (Designing Protected Areas, Park Planning, Interpretation)
  • Environment Management (Pollution, Sustainability and Green Business)
  • Human Wildlife Conflict
  • Wetland Ecology
  • Ornithology

Behavioural Ecology

Prof. Wipula B Yapa

  • Ecological studies of small mammals, particularly bats
  • Ecosystem services of bats
  • Social behaviour of small mammals
  • Acoustic communication
  • Flash communication in fireflies
  • Zoonotic diseases associated with bats & small mammals

Environmental Science

Dr. Erandathie Lokupitiya

  • Climate change
  • Greenhouse gas inventorying
  • Carbon cycle research

Human genetics

Dr. Gayani Harendra Galhena

  • Population genetics
  • Medical Genetics
  • DNA fingerprinting in forensic and kinship analysis

Evolutionary Ecology

Dr. Sampath S Seneviratne

  • Patterns of speciation (evolution) in an island biogeographic framework
  • Causes and consequences of endemicity in Sri Lankan biota
  • Resolving phylogenetic, ecological and phenotypic affinities of rainforest birds
  • Using molecular and phylogenetic tools to set priorities in conservation
  • Genetic basis of animal vocalization
  • Fragmentation and genetic connectivity patterns in suburban tropical rainforests
  • Ecology of bird migration in the Central Asian Flyway
  • The role of genome and phenome in incipient speciation events
  • Reflectance spectrometry and pigment biochemistry of birds in Sri Lanka
  • Evolutionary deep-history of gwandwanan lineages in Sri Lanka

Environmental modelling

Dr. Devanmini Halwatura

  • Hydro meteorology
  • Environmental flows
  • Drought frequency analysis

Molecular Biology

Dr. Inoka C Perera

  • Transcriptional regulation in microorganisms
  • Synthetic Biology

Environment Management

Dr. Ayomi Witharana

  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Pollution prevention and environmental management

Immunology and molecular biotechnology

Dr. Sachini Amarasekara

  • Gut inflammation and autoimmune disorders
  • Osteoimmunology
  • Reproductive immunology
  • Mouse models in cancer


Dr. Vindhya Kulasena Fernando

  • Heavy metal pollution
  • Microplastic pollution


Dr. Chandima Dangalle

  • Taxonomy and ecology of Coleoptera
  • Molecular entomology and phylogeny
  • Invertebrate biology