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Sep
13

Are we dulling bird calls?

Silent Spring, spurring the interest of conservationists, industrialists and the general public, was one of the most influential books in recent history. Here, Rachel Carson, signaled the devastating impacts of chemical pesticides on birds, apparent through drastic population declines. Ill-effects of pollution continue to take a heavy toll on integral biotic components in the most [...]
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Jun
03

FOGSL, University of Colombo unravels the mysterious migratory journeys of enigmatic waterbirds of Sri Lanka

Part 03: The Himalayan Crossing of Brown-headed Gulls (Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus) – 2022 It is with great excitement that we announce the second Himalayan crossing of a tagged bird of our CAF migration tracking project in Sri Lanka. After witnessing the trans-Himalayan crossing of our first tagged Brown-headed Gull (Hima Kumari) last year, we have just [...]
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Sep
28

A Healthy Glass of Water Against the Silent Killer

"We are trapped between kidney diseases and day-to-day income" A common yet despairing phrase among individuals, particularly in North Central Sri Lanka. Some of them might not know that the water they drink is contaminated with inorganic species such as heavy metals and fluoride, which is considered hazardous in many parts of the world. Chronic [...]
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Sep
08

A microbial bio-fertilizer to replace 50% urea usage in rice

Rice is a staple food for more than half of the world’s population. To obtain required rice yields sufficient to feed the increasing world population, with the challenge of decreasing arable lands, increased productivity needs to be aimed at. Specified amounts of inorganic fertilizers containing three major nutrients N, P, K are therefore being added [...]
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Aug
29

Ethnic Reality of Sri Lankans: A Hidden Story Unravelled

How related are we to each other? Can we predict the kinship between two individuals no matter how distant and complex the relationship is? Are Sri Lankans truly one big family? How related are we to other nationalities? These intriguing questions that have piqued the interest of many Sri Lankans have finally being addressed, in [...]
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Jun
25

Sri Lankan Bats and Bat-Coronaviruses

ENGLISH සිංහල தமிழ் New Scientific Finding by the Scientists of the University of Colombo; Sri Lankan Bats and Bat-Coronaviruses "Corona" has been a word that tormented a whole world for more than a year since the end of 2019. What is this Corona? It created a global level pandemic by infecting more than 180 million [...]
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Apr
10

Transgenic mosquito resistant to multiple serotypes of the dengue virus

Transgenic mosquito resistant to multiple serotypes of the dengue virus: Development of the first transgenic Animal in Sri Lanka Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo in collaboration with the Molecular Medicine Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya The dengue virus causes epidemics in more than 100 tropical and sub-tropical countries, where [...]
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Feb
23

Tropical Medicine Research Center (TMRC) Project – Support Staff

RESEARCH ASSISTANTS THE CASE-CONTROL STUDY – FIELD TEAM Ms. Ruksala Ranatunga (2018-2019) Ms. Sacheebhanu Piyasiri (2018- To Date) Mr. Nishanthan Chandrasekharan (2018-2019) Mr. Dasun Madushan (2018) Mr. Chathura Priyadharshana (2019) Mr. Sandeep Hasinthara (2019) Ms. Gishani Parameswaran (2020) VECTOR AND ITS ENVIRONMENT Mr. Raushan Siraj (2018 - 2020) Mr. M. Ariyapala (Field Assistant) (2019 - [...]
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Feb
23

Tropical Medicine Research Center (TMRC) Project – Achievements from 2011-2017

KEY SCIENTIFIC FINDINGS OF PUBLIC HEALTH SIGNIFICANCE With the recognition of a leishmaniasis outbreak in 2001 a series of studies that followed enabled in-depth investigation of CL patients using clinical, biological and latest molecular techniques. Key scientific findings of public health significance achieved are as follows: PUBLICATIONS (2001-2018) Karunaweera ND, Ferreira MU. (2018). Leishmaniasis: current [...]
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Feb
23

Tropical Medicine Research Center (TMRC) Project – Achievements from 2017 To Date

SCIENTIFIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND PUBLICATIONS Siriwardana Y, Deepachandi B, Weerasinghe S, Karunaweera N, Udagedara C, Warnasuriya W, Ranawaka RR, Kahawita I. (2021). First Evidence from Sri Lanka for subphenotypic diversity within L. donovani-induced classical cutaneous leishmaniasis. BioMed Research International. 2021: Article ID 3537968. https://doi.org/10.1155/2021/3537968 Silva H, Liyanage A, Deerasinghe T, Sumanasena B, Munidasa D, de Silva [...]
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