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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


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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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indcrop.2017.11.019.
  • 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/jnsfsr.v42i1.6683.


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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