Prof. Tara D. Silva


Department of Plant Sciences
University of Colombo
Colombo 00300
Sri Lanka

Office: Department of Plant Sciences
Work Phone: +94 11-258 5038

Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • PhD 1990

    Ph.D. Genetics and Plant Breeding

    University of Reading, U.K.

  • BSc 1983

    B.Sc. (Botany Special) First Class

    University of Colombo


  • Genetics
  • Plant Breeding
  • Tissue Culture

Research Interests

  • Crop improvement through anther culture, mutation induction, and wide hybridization.
  • Genetic diversity analysis of crop plants and their wild relatives using morphometric and molecular data.