Senior Lecturer Gr.I
B.Sc. [Hons] (Jaffna), M.Phil.(Peradeniya)

Master of Philosophy, Food Science &Technology (1992 – 1997)
University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
Thesis titled ‘Analysis of hypocholesterolaemic plant Constituents of some common food articles and the Effect of a selected few on the blood cholesterol’

Bachelor of Science, Honours Degree in Botany
Second Class Upper Division (1986 – 1990),University of Jaffna
Thesis titled ‘Ecological studies on Some common weeds and crops’


  • Environmental Biology
  • Plant Virology
  • Economic Botany 
  • Rhizosphere Biology
  • Food Science & Nutrition
  • Plant Physiology
  • Head/ Department of Botany 2011 – 2017
  • Coordinator for the course unit Basic Science for Non Science students from 2007-2010
  • Treasurer of JSA 2014-2015(22ndExecutive committee)
  • Student Counsellor from 2014 March – 2015 September
  • One of the activity coordinators of Activity 3 of QIG (W-2) HETC Project from 2012
  • Member of the Board of Management of Siddha Medicine 2016
  • Member of Career Guidance cell, Faculty of Science,U.O.J 2016
  • Member of Research Advisory Committee for Palmyrah Research

Research interest

  • Mass propagation and study of Biocontrol agents in controlling plant diseases
  • Identification of botanicals having antimicrobial activity
  • Extraction of agar from Red algae
  • Endophytic fungi
  • Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrhiza


ADB Scholarship for short term training in Australia


  • University Research Grant – 2015 (204,447/=):utilized, Research title: Extraction of agar from red algae in the northern coastal area: its physicochemical properties and feasibility of using in microbiological culture media 
  • University Research Grant – 2014 (131,600/=) : utilized, Research title : Control of Brinjal collar rot pathogen by sustainable biological means in Jaffna peninsula.


Completed a short term training programme in plant pathological techniques in the University of New England, Australia from March.-June, 2003 funded by ADB and submitted a report to Faculty Board of Science, University of Jaffna.