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Dr. G. D. Liyanaarachchi

Research Scientist

Herbal Technology Section




PhD- Natural Products Chemistry- University of Colombo

BSc(Agri) Honors – Wayamaba University of Sri Lanka


Tel: +94112797333                              Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Specialized Fields

Natural Products Chemistry, Biochemistry

Interest Areas       

  • Pharmacognacy and phytochemistry
  • Drug discovery
  • Cosmetic Science

Publications & Communications

  • Liyanaarachchi G., Samarasekara R. Mahanama K. R. R., Hemalal K. D. P (2018). Tyrosinase, elastase, hyaluronidase, inhibitory and antioxidant activity of Sri Lankan medicinal plants for novel cosmeceuticals. Industrial Crops & Products, 111, 597-605.
  • Liyanaarachchi G., Kottearachchi N. S., Samarasekara R. (2014), Volatile profile of traditional aromatic rice varieties in Sri Lanka, Journal of National Science Foundation, 42(1), 87-93.


Major Projects


  • Volatile profiles of traditional aromatic rice varieties in Sri Lanka                                (Grant No: NRC 09-11)
  • Cosmetically Active Herbal Ingredient for Development Personal Care (TG 13/69)
  • Isolation and purification of bio-active natural compounds from Artocarpus nobilis at University of Toledo, USA
  • Antioxidant and enzyme inhibitory phytoceuticals for cosmetic application (NSF/SCH/2017/06)
  • Development of new value added health products incorporating underutilized bioactive medicinal plants to address life style diseases in Sri Lanka (TG 19-178)
  • Implementing standard operational procedures (SOP) for cell culture laboratory through biosafety measures, capacity building and development of in vitro applications (TG 18/167).

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Honorable State Minister of Digital Technology and Entrepreneur Development Namal Rajapaksa, along with the Secretary of Ministry of Technology Mr. Jayantha De Silva visited Modern Research and Development Complex (MRDC), ITI Malabe on 7th June 2021

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If test result exceeds the specified limit even after considering the parameter value with its negative uncertainty, it is confirmed that the result does not comply with the standard requirement.


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