Prof. Thusitha U. Abeytunga


Department of Chemistry
University of Colombo
Colombo 00300
Sri Lanka

Office: Department of Chemistry- Room No. 112
Work Phone: +94 11-250 3367
Work Fax: +94 11-250 3367

Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • PhD 1993

    PhD (Organic chemistry), Part I: 2-deoxy-C-Glycofuranosides from D-glucose. Part II: An approach to N-acetylneraminic acid from carbohydrate precursors

    University of Arizona Tucson, USA

  • BSc 1986

    BSc - Chemistry special

    University of Colombo


    • Synthetic organic chemistry
    • Natural products chemistry

    Research Interests

    • Isolation of biologically active compounds from mushrooms
    • Microwave enhanced organic synthesis