Doctor of Philosophy Degrees

Student Name: Ms. KNS Perera

Reg. No: WU/SRHDC/PHD/2013/40

E-mail: knsperera@wyb.ac.lk

Title of the Degree

Morphological, Molecular and Biochemical Characterization of Coconut Germplasm Conserved in ex-situ Genebanks in Sri Lanka

Supervisors

  1. SACN Perera, Genetics & Plant Breeding Division, Coconut Research Institute (CRI) Lunuwila
  2. PSTG Attanayaka, Dept. of Biotechnology, FAPM
  3. Dr Roland Bourdeix, Bioversity International Honorary, Research Fellow, COGENT Coordinator & CIRAD Research 1444, Rowde mende, G 169, 34090, Monotpellier France

Student Name: Ms. RWPM Rajapaksha

Reg. No: WU/SRHDC/PHD/2015/55

E-mail: rwpmrajapaksha@wyb.ac.lk

Title of the Degree

Meta-genomic Analysis of Bacterial Diversity and Molecular Detection of Quarantine Pathogens Associated with Imported Seed Potato to Sri Lanka

Supervisors

  1. Dennis McNevin, Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Mathematics (ESTem), Universality of Canberra – Australia
  2. DPSTG Attanayake, Department of Biotechnology, FAPM
  3. Collaborator – DR. Mrs. IK Warshamana, Research Officer, Plant Quarantine Operations & Trerations Technology Division, National Plant Quarantine Service- Sri Lanka
  4. Co-Supervisor – Dr. (Mrs.) K Vivehanathan, Dept. of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, OUSL

Student Name: Mrs AMMS Perera

Reg. No: WU/SRHDC/PHD/2015/66

E-mail: ammsperera@wyb.ac.lk

Title of the Degree

Germplasm Characterization and Identification of Molecular Markers for sugar content in Sugarcane (Saccharum spp.)

Supervisors

  1. DPSTG Attanayake, Dept. of Biotechnology, FAPM
  2. Anura Wijesuriya, Principal Research Officer & Head Division of Crop Improvement, Sugarcane Research Institute, Udawalawa

Student Name: Ms. WLBP Abhayawickrama

Reg. No: WU/SRHDC/PHD/2017/73

E-mail: wlbpabhayawickrama@wyb.ac.lk

Title of the Degree

QTL map based candidate gene discovery for salt tolerance in rice (Oryza sativa)

Supervisors

  1. NS Kottearchchi Dept. of Biotechnology FAPM
  2. (Mrs.) DR Gimhani Dept. of Biotechnology FAPM
  3. Co- Supervisor- Dr. Venura Herath,
    Dept of Agricultural Biology,
    Faculty of Agriculture,
    University of Peradeniya.

Student Name: Ms. BMDC Balasooriya

Reg. No: WU/SRHDC/PHD/2017/84

E-mail: bmdcbalasooriya@wyb.ac.lk

Title of the Degree

Farmer Perceptions and Economics of Technology Adoption in the Smallholder rubber Sector in Sri Lanka

Supervisors

  1. JC Edirisinghe, Dept. of Agribusiness Management, FAPM
  2. Dr. P Senavirathna, Rubber Research Institute of Sri Lanka, Dertonfield Agalawatta

Student Name: Mr. APDA Jayasekara

Reg. No: WU/SRHDC/PHD/2018/94

E-mail: apdajayasekara@wyb.ac.lk

Title of the Degree

Effect of Biofilm Bio fertilizers on Crop Production and Soil Carbon Sequestration of Tea and Rice Cultivations

Supervisors

  1. DC Abeysinghe, Dept. of Plantation Management, FAPM
  2. Prof.G Senevirathne, Senior Research Professor, Microbial Biotchenology, NIFS, Hantane Road, Kandy

Student Name: Ms. JKWN Subashini

Reg. No: WU/SRHDC/PHD/2019/121

E-mail: subashini@wyb.ac.lk

Title of the Degree

Urban Residential Gardens: Contribution to the Biodiversity Conservation

Supervisors

  1. K Yakandawala, Department of Horticulture & Landscape Gardening, FAPM, WUSL
  2. Prof. Emily Stuart Minor, Department of Biological Sciences, Institute for Environmental Science & Policy, University of Illinois, USA

Master of Philosophy Degrees