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Postgraduate Degrees by Research (MPhil/PhD)

Contacts:

Chairperson – Faculty Higher Degrees Committee

Dr-Mudannayake

Dr. Mrs. D. C.Mudannayake
Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture
Department of Animal Scince
Uva Wellassa University
Passara Road
Badulla
E-mail: cdeshani_m@yahoo.com
Tel: (+94) 552226580 (Department); 0553559114 (Faculty)

Secretary- Faculty Higher Degrees Committee

Dr.-Mahindarathna

Dr. M. G. P. P. Mahindarathna
Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture
Department of Export Agriculture
Uva Wellassa University
Passara Road
Badulla
E-mail: prasadkandy@yahoo.com
Tel: (+94)553566522(Department); (+94)553559114 (Faculty)

Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture, Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka offers post-graduate research degrees leading to award of Degree of Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) and Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). The programs cover research in a wide range of disciplines.

Current Students – Postgraduate Degree by Research: MPhil

Ms.-Kkeshani_2017

Madushika Keshani Ranasinghe
Email address : madukeshani@gmail.com

Completed Degree/s/ Post Graduate Degree/s:
BASc (Animal Science) Uva Wellassa University
MSc in Food Science & Technology (CSS HAU, India)

Research Title:
Comparison of carcass and meat quality traits and histological morphometry of five Sri Lankan indigenous chicken strains reared under semi-intensive systems
Principal Supervisor:
Prof. D.K.D.D. Jayasena, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture, Uva Wellassa University
Co-supervisor:
Dr. R.R. M.K.K. Wijesundera, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, University of Peradeniya

Meegahawaththa-160-200

Wasantha Kumari Meegahawaththa
Email address : wkmeegahawaththa@gmail.com

Completed Degree/s/ Post Graduate Degree/s:
BASc (Animal Science) Uva Wellassa University

Research Title:
Extraction, purification and Chemical characterization of inulin-type fructans from three Asparagus species (A. falcatus, A. racemosus, and A. officinalis) grown in Sri Lanka, and their utilization as potential prebiotic ingredients in yoghurt.
Principal Supervisor:
Dr. D.C. Mudannayake, Senior Lecturer, Department of Animal Science,Uva Wellassa University,Badulla.
Co-supervisor:
Prof. K. M. S. Wimalasiri, Associate Professor,Department of Food Science and Technology
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya,Peradeniya.

Funding Source: National Research Council (NRC/18-094)

K.G.B.A. Samarasinghe -160-200

K.G.B.A. Samarasinghe
Email address : anuhirub7@gmail.com

Completed Degree/s/ Post Graduate Degree/s:
BSc (Special) in Tea Technology and Value Addition

Research Title:
Evaluation of Morpho- Physicochemical Properties of Medicinally Important Species in Zingiberaceae Family
Principal Supervisor:
Dr. P.E. Kaliyadasa, Head/ Department of Export Agriculture, Uva Wellassa University, Badulla

Co-supervisor:
Prof. Piyal Marasinghe, Project Consultant, Provincial Ayurvedic Department, Diyathalawa
Funding Source: University Research Grants UWU/RG/2018/016

G. Y. A. D. D. Perera

G. Y. A. D. D. Perera
Email address : dilinipererad2@gmail.com

Completed Degree/s/ Post Graduate Degree/s:
BSc Export Agriculture(UWU)
MSc Floriculture and Landscape Architecture (PGIA)

Research Title:
Effect of Silicon on floral quality and postharvest longevity of two commercially important floricultural crops in Sri Lanka

Principal Supervisor and Official address:
Dr. P.E. Kaliyadasa, Head/ Department of Export Agriculture, Uva Wellassa University, Badulla

Co-supervisor/s and Official address:

Funding Source: Self-Funded

I.P.A.U.N.K.Illippangama

I.P.A.U.N.K.Illippangama
Email address : umayanganiashinshana@gmail.com

Completed Degree/s/ Post Graduate Degree/s:
Bachelor of Animal Science, Uva Wellassa University

Research Title:
Development of a functional chicken sausage incorporating Garlic inulin and Probiotic bacteria

Principal Supervisor:
Dr. D.C. Mudannayake, Senior Lecturer (Gr II), Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture
Department of Animal Science, Uva Wellassa University, Passara Road, Badulla

Co-supervisor:
Prof. D.K.D.D. Jayasena, Professor, Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture
Department of Animal Science, Uva Wellassa University, Passara Road, Badulla

Funding Source: University capital grant UWU/RG/2018/38

E.K.G.P.U. Dharmarathna-160-200

E.K.G.P.U. Dharmarathna
Email address : prasadinidharmarathna@gmail.com

Completed Degree/s/ Post Graduate Degree/s:
BSc (hons ) Uva Wellassa University

Research Title:
Investigation of microbes associated with Black tea with reference to Good Manufacturing Practices adhere by Mid country Tea manufactures for quality tea production
Principal Supervisor:
Dr. E. D. N. S. Abeyrathne, Department of Animal Science, Uva Wellassa University,Badulla.

Co-supervisor:
Dr. S. P. Kodithuwakku, Department of Animal Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Funding Source: Self-Funded

Mr.-Priyadarshana

R.W.I.B. Priyadarshana
Email address : uisurubhagya@gmail.com

Completed Degree/s/ Post Graduate Degree/s:
BSc. Hons in Export Agriculture, Uva Wellassa University

Research Title:
Investigation of Factors Contributing to Yield and Quality of Fiber Extracted from Banana Biowaste

Principal Supervisor:
Dr. P.E. Kaliyadasa, Senior Lecturer,Department of Export Agriculture, Faculty of Animal Science & Export Agriculture,Uva Wellassa University, Badulla, Sri Lanka.

Co-supervisor:
Dr. S.R.W.M.C.J.K. Ranawana, Senior Lecturer,Department of Export Agriculture, Faculty of Animal Science & Export Agriculture, Uva Wellassa University, Badulla, Sri Lanka.

Dr. K.G.C. Senarathna, Senior Lecturer, Department of Bio Systems Technology, Faculty of Technological Studies, Uva Wellassa University, Badulla, Sri Lanka.

Funding Source: Development Oriented Research Grants (DOR)/AHEAD

Ms. Nidarshika

G.G.N. Jayarathna
Email address : gayathreenidarshika@gmail.com

Completed Degree/s/ Post Graduate Degree/s:
BASc (Animal Science) Uva Wellassa University

Research Title:
Evaluation of in-vitro prebiotic properties of Inulin type fructans derived from three Asparagus species (A. falcatus, A. racemosus and A. gonoclados) grown in Sri Lanka and their utilization as potential prebiotic ingredients in probiotic cheese

Principal Supervisor:
Dr. D.C. Mudannayake, Senior Lecturer Gr II, Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture
Department of Animal Science, Uva Wellassa University, Passara Road, Badulla

Co-supervisor:
Prof. K.M. Swarna Wimalasiri, Associate professor, Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya.

Dr. K.F.S.T. Silva, Senior Lecturer(Retired), Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya.

Funding Source: National Research Council partial funding (NRC/18-094)

Mr. Nuwan Thilakarathne

E.P.D.N. Thilakarathne
Email address :

Completed Degree/s/ Post Graduate Degree/s:
B.Sc (special) degree in Fisheries and Marine sciences, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka
Master of Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Research Title:
Evaluation of spatial, temporal and structural criteria for live rock culture in coastal waters of Sri Lanka and potentials in establishing live rock culture industry.
Principal Supervisor:
Mr. N.P.P. Liyanage, Head, Department of Animal Science, Uva Wellassa University

Co-supervisor:
Prof. S.C. Jayamanne, Dean, Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture, Uva Wellassa University

Funding Source: Personal funds

Ms. Imalka Liyanage

I. C. Liyanage
Email address : imalika1992@gmail.com

Completed Degree/s/ Post Graduate Degree/s:
BASc (Animal Science) Uva Wellassa University

Research Title:
Development of Mathematical Models to Predict the Plant Growth and Fiber Yield of Banana.

Principal Supervisor:
Dr. P. E. Kaliyadasa. Dept. of Export Agriculture, Uva Wellassa University, Badulla.

Co-supervisor:
Prof. K.M. Swarna Wimalasiri, Associate professor, Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya.

Dr. S. R. W. M. C. J. K. Ranawana. Dept. of Export Agriculture, Uva Wellassa University, Badulla.

Prof. L. D. B. Suriyagoda. Dept. of Crop Science, University of Perdeniya, Peradeniya.

Dr. K. G. C. Senarathna. Dept. of Biosystems Technology, Uva Wellassa University, Badulla.

Funding Source: DOR – STEM (AHEAD)

Ms. Maheepala

G. H. N. Maheepala
Email address :thavinga.15@gmail.com

Completed Degree/s/ Post Graduate Degree/s:
BSc. in Export Agriculture (hons) , Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka

Research Title:
Phytochemical and molecular comparison of in-vitro and in-vivo propagated Munronia pinnata (Wall) Theob
Principal Supervisor:
Dr. P.E. Kaliyadasa, Department of Export Agriculture, Uva Wellassa University, Badulla

Funding Source: Self funded

Ms. Chandima Leelarathne

K.D.C.P. Leelarathne
Email address :

Completed Degree/s/ Post Graduate Degree/s:
BSc sp. in Tea Technology and Value Addition. Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka

Research Title:
Investigation on Eco friendly cultural and Allelopathic weed management strategies for tea cultivation as alternatives for synthetic herbicides

Principal Supervisor:
Prof. K. G. Premathilaka,Department of Export Agriculture,Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture, Uva Wellassa University, Badulla.

Co-supervisor:

Dr. Chandima Ranawana,Department of Export Agriculture, Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture, Uva Wellassa University, Badulla.

Dr. Ewon Kaliyadasa, Department of Export Agriculture, Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture, Uva Wellassa University, Badulla.

Funding Source: National Research Council. (EWC 18-05)

Ms. Chamari Koswatta

A.C.W.W.M.C.L.K.Coswatte
Email address :chamaricoswatte@gmail.com,chamari@uwu.ac.lk

Completed Degree/s/ Post Graduate Degree/s:
B.Sc. (Special) degree in Fisheries and Aquaculture Management, Rajarata University of Sri lanka

Research Title:
Nutritional Evaluation and Feeding Habits of mostly consumed freshwater fish species in Uva Province, Sri Lanka
Principal Supervisor:
Mr. N.P.P.Liyanage, Head , Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture, Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka

Co-supervisor:
Prof. S.C.Jayamanne , The Dean, Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture, Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka

Funding Source: Personal Funds

Ms. Shanika

K.K.A. Shanika
Email address :shanikakannangara@gmail.com

Completed Degree/s/ Post Graduate Degree/s:
BSc in Mineral Resources and Technology – specialized in Water Science and Technology, Uva Wellassa University

Research Title:
Development of soil water characteristic curves (SWCCs) for landslide prone areas in Uva province

Principal Supervisor:
Dr. (Mrs) Y.N.S. Wijewardana, Senior Lecturer Gr. II,
HOD/ Department of Engineering Technology, Faculty of Technological Studies
Uva Wellassa University, Badulla

Co-supervisor:

Prof. H.M.S.K. Herath, Professor HOD/ Department of Export Agriculture, Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture, Uva Wellassa University, Badulla

Dr. L.W. Galagedara, Associate Professor, School of Science and the Environment
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Grenfell Campus, Canada

Funding Source: Uva Wellassa University (UWU/RG/2019/008)