Ms. R. S. C. G. Rajapaksha
Lecturer

Department of Dravyaguna
Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda institute
Kandy Road,
Yakkala 11807
Sri Lanka
Telephone: +94 33 2232825
Fax: +94 22 2222739
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Qualifications
  • M.Phil.(Chemistry),University of Kelaniya
  • B.Sc Sp.(Botany),University of Kelaniya
Areas of Interests
  • Bio activities of natural products, Plant - microbe interactions

 

Career Profile
  • Lecturer (Probationary) from August 2013- Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institute, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Temporary Lecturer (2012-2013) - Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institute, University of Kelaniya,Sri Lanka
  • Research Assistant of Biochemistry (as Mphil Student) (2009-2012) - Department of Chemistry, University of Kelaniya,Sri Lanka
  • Temporary Demonstrator (2008), Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya
Professional Experience
  • A joint secretary: university ALUMNI association of Faculty of Science, from year 2013
  • A committee member : Sri Lanka Association of Advancement of Science (SLAAS) from May, 2015
  • A committee member: Career Guidance Unit, Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institute, University of Kelaniya, from March, 2014
  • A committee member:1st International Symposium on Traditional Medicine, GWAI, 2014
  • The secretary of the organizing committee : Pandit G. P. Wickramarachchi Memorial International Research Symposium, GWAI, 2012
  • The assistant coordinator : Staff Development Programme of GWAI, June 2013, 2014
  • A facilitator : “Abhiman Abiyasa-Induction Programme”, GWAI, April 2013
  • The editor : University ALUMNI Association, Faculty of Science, 2010—2013
Academic Awards
  • Presidential Award for Scientific Publications, 2009- The international article on “Nature and bioactivities of endolichenic fungi in Pseudocyphellaria sp., Parmotrema sp. and Usnea sp. at Hakgala mountain forest in Sri Lanka”

 

Research Publications

1. Kannangara, B. T. S. D. P., Rajapaksha, R. S. C. G. and Paranagama, P. A. (2009). Nature and bioactivities of endolichenic fungi in Pseudocyphellaria sp., Parmotrema sp. and Usnea sp. at Hakgala montane forest in Sri Lanka. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 48 (203-209).

2. Rajapaksha, R.S.C.G., Paranagama, P. and Kannangara, S.(2009), Bioactivities of endolichenic fungi of the lichen Usnea barbata at Hakgala montane forest. 14th International Foresry and Environmental Symposium Proceedings Part I: Abstracts of Papers.University of Sri Jayewardenepura.(59).

3. Paranagama, P. A., Kannangara, B. T. S. D. P. and Rajapaksha, R. S. C. G. (2010). Endolichenic fungi in Usnea sp.from Hakgala mountain forest in Sri Lanka as a novel source of bioactive natural products. Proceedings of the international symposium on Natural Products Chemistry and its Contribution to the Economy, Environment and the Social well Being.University of Peradeniya.(29-33).

4. R. S. C. G. Rajapaksha, P.A. Paranagama and B. T. S. D. P. Kannangara (2010), Antifungal, antibacterial and insecticidal activities of the endolichenic fungi of the lichen Usnea sp. at Hakgala montane forest, Proceedings of the 11th annual research symposium, University of Kelaniya, (125).

5. P. A. Paranagama, B. T. S. D. P. Kannangara and R. S. C. G. Rajapaksha (2011),Antifungal and Insecticidal secondary metabolites isolated from endolichenic fungi inhabited to lichen Usnea sp. International symposium on natural products and their applications in health and agriculture, IFS-AFASSA,(54)

6. R. S. C. G. Rajapaksha, P.A. Paranagama and B. T. S. D. P. Kannangara (2011), Antifungal Bioactivities of ethyl acetate extracts isolated from endolichenic fungi Daldinia eschscholzii and Nigrospora sphaerica, Proceedings of the 12th annual research symposium, University of Kelaniya, 131.

7. Kannangara, B. T. S. D. P., Paranagama, P. A. and Rajapaksha, R. S. C. G. (2011). Endolichenic fungal diversity in different ecosystems of Sri Lanka., Bioindicators of environment health and biodiversity indices., Proceedings of the National mini symposium, Environment committee of SLAAS, (71-78).

8. R. S. C. G. Rajapaksha and B. T. S. D. P. Kannangara (2011), Variation in the distribution of fruticose (Usnea sp.) and foliose (Parmotrema sp. and Pseudocyphellaria sp.) lichens in Hakgala., Bioindicators of environment health and biodiversity indices., Proceedings of the National mini symposium, Environment committee of SLAAS,(52-56)

9. R. S. C. G. Rajapaksha and B. T. S. D. P. Kannangara (2012), Antifungal effects of endolichenic fungal extracts on the growth of Colletotrichum musae., Proceedings of the Pandit G. P. Wickramarachchi Memorial International Research Symposium, University of Kelaniya, Yakkala.(55)

10. R. S. C. G. Rajapaksha, P.A. Paranagama and B. T. S. D. P. Kannangara (2012), Toxic effects of secondary metabolites of endolichenic fungi Inhabited to the lichen Usnea sp. at Hakgala montane forest in Sri Lanka, against cow pea grain pest Callosobruchus maculatus, International Conference on Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Ceylon,(89)

11. H. P. D. S. Jinasena, R. S. C. G. Rajapaksha, P. A. S. R. Wickramarachchi and P.A. Paranagama, (2012), Antifungal and antioxidant activities of the endolichenic fungus Penicillium pinophilum inhabiting the lichen Pseudocypellaria sp., International Conference on Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Ceylon,(48)

12. S. H. K. Deepthika, H. P. Wakkumbura and R. S. C. G. Rajapaksha, (2014), A review on medicinal formulae for Rakta Pradara (Abnormal Uterine Bleeding) in indigenous medicine, Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Traditional Medicine, GWAI, University of Kelaniya, (11)

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