Current Teaching

Teaching in Master of Molecular life sciences

Teaching History

Undergraduate teaching in Department of Bio-systems Technology, Faculty of Technology, University of Ruhuna.

Teaching Areas

Undergraduate: Plant Biotechnology and molecular Biology, Plant Genetics, Bio-systems Technology

Postgraduate : Plant molecular Biology and Genetics

Research Experience & Specialized Training

Ongoing Research Activities

  • Study the genetic inheritance of rice thrips (Stenchaetothrips biformis) resistance in traditional Sri Lankan rice cultivar ‘Dahanala’. A collaborative research project with plant genetic resource center, Gannoruwa, Sri Lanka.
  • Characterization of Rvi5 (Vm) apple scab resistance gene using genetically modified scab susceptible ‘Gala’ plants. A collaborative research project with Fondazione Edmund Mach, San Michele All’adige, Trento, Italy.


  • The First joint workshop on e-Asia Joint research program on ‘Genetic resources in livestock farming and Agriculture’ (10 Oct 2018), Tokyo, Japan.
  • ENGRes2014: Empowerment of next generation of researchers. (18-19 Nov 2014) Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions 2014 Conference and workshop, Trento, Italy.
  • Genetic linkage mapping and QTL analysis. (20-27 Mar 2013) Kyazma, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
  • Summer school of Plant bioinformatics. (16-17 Sep 2013) Conducted by Italian society of Botany, Trento, Italy.
  • EMBL summer school of bioinformatics tools for genomic and network analysis. (1-5 Jul 2013) Conducted by European Molecular Biology Laboratory. Trento, Italy.
  • Fall school of Prof: James A Shapiro on Genome reading and writing towards a natural genetic engineering. (12-15 Nov 2013) Conducted by Prof:James A Shapiro. Trento, Italy.
  • Multiple sequence alignment and phylogenies. (13-14 Dec 2010) Department of Genetics, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK.
  • Advanced course on Applications of Bioinformatics in Plant Breeding. (12-16 Apr 2010) International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), Zaragoza, Spain.
  • Bioinformatics tools use in phytogenic tree construction. (16-17 Feb 2010) Faculty of Life Sciences, Manchester University, UK.
  • Scientific Writing-Quality papers. (21 Nov 2009) Reading University, Reading, UK.