Journal Publications - 2017

Publications in Refereed Journals


Abeysekera,Walimuni Kanchana Subhashini Mendis, Premakumara, Galbadaarachchige Sirimal, Ratnasooriya, Wanigasekara Daya, Chandrasekharan, Naduviladath Vishvanath and Bentota,AmithaPriyadarshanie (2017) Range of physicochemical and nutritional properties oftwenty three traditional rice (Oryza sativa L.) varieties of Sri Lanka. Journal of Coastal Life Medicine5(8): 343-349


Abeysekera W.K.S.M., Premakumara G.A.S., Bentota A.P. and Abeysiriwardena D. Sumith de Z..(2017) Grain amylase content and its stability over seasons in a selected set of rice varieties grown in Sri Lanka. Journal of Agricultural Sciences12 : 43-50.

Abeysekera, W. K. S. M., Jayawardana S. A. S., Abeysekera W. P. K. M., Yathursan S., Premakumara G. A. S. and Ranasinghe, P. (2017) Antioxidant potential of selected whole grain cereals consumed by Sri Lankans: A comparative in vitro study. Sri Lankan Journal of Biology2(2) :12-24.

Abeysekera, W.K.S.M., Gunasekara, U.K.D.S.S., Arachchige, S.P.G. and Abeysekera, W.P.K.M. (2017). Antioxidant potential of brans of twenty-nine red and white rice (Oryza sativa L.) varieties of Sri Lanka. Journal of Coastal Life Medicine5(11) : 480-485.

Abeysekera, W.K.S.M., Jayawardana, S.A.S., Abeysekera, W.P.K.M., Yathursan, S., Premakumara, G.A.S. and Ranasinghe, P. (2017). Antioxidant potential of selected whole graincereals consumed by Sri Lankans: A comparative in vitro study. Sri Lankan Journal of Biology2(2) :12-24.

Abeysekera, W.P.K.M., Arachchige, S.P.G. and Ratnasooriya, W.D. (2017). Bark extracts of Ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamomumzeylanicum Blume) possess antilipidemic activities and bind bile acids in vitro. Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Article ID 7347219, 10 pages.

Amunugoda P.N.R.J., Senanayake N.S., and Kulathunga K.D.G., (2017). Solar rack dryer with supplementary heat storage and evaluation of dried food quality. International Journal of Scientificand Research Publications7 : 219-224.

Arachchige, S.P.G., Abeysekera, W.P.K.M. and Ratnasooriya, W.D. (2017). Anti-amylase, anticholinesterases, anti-glycation and glycation reversing potential of bark and leaf of Ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamomumzeylanicum Blume) in vitro. Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Article ID 5076029, 13 pages.

Arawwawala, L.D.A.M., Hewageegana, H.G.S.P. (2017). Health benefits and traditional uses of honey: A Review. Journal of Apotherapy2: 9-14

Arawwawala, L.D.A.M., Jayaratne, D.L.S.M. (2017). Aeglemarmelos (L.) Correa as a potential candidate for treatment of diabetes mellitus: A review. Journal of Hermed Pharmacology6: 141-147.

Dayananda,K.R.T.L.K., Fernando K.M.E.P.andPerera S. (2017). Assessment of microbial contaminations in dried tea and tea brew. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science Invention6(10) : 6-13

Eashwarage I. S., Herath H. M. T. and Gunatilake K. G. T. (2017). Dietary fibre, Resistant Starch and In-vitro starch digestibility of selected eleven commonly consumed legumse (Mung bean, Cowpea, Soybean and Horse Gram) in Sri Lanka. Research Journal of Chemical Sciences7(2) : 1-7.

Fernando I.P.S., Sanjeewa K.K.A., Samarakoon K.W., Lee W.W, Kim H.S., Kang N, Ranasinghe P., Lee H.S. and Jeon Y.J. (2017). A fucoidan fraction purified from Chnoosporaminima; a potential inhibitor of LPS-induced inflammatory responses. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules104 : 1185–1193.

Fonseka S.I., Adikari S., Jayasekera L.R., Ranasinghe P. and Premakumara G.A.S. (2017). Seed germination inhibitory effect of Caryotaurens L. seed pericarp on rice and associated weeds.Tropical Plant Research4 :2349–9265.

Gunasekara, T.D.C.P., Radhika, N.D.M., Ragunathan, K.K., Gunasekara, D.P.P., Weerasekara, M,M., Hewageegana, H.G.S.P., Arawwawala, L.D.A.M. and Fernando S.S.N. (2017). Determination of antimicrobial potential of five herbs used in Ayurveda practices against Candida albicans, Candida parapsilosis and Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Ancient Science of Life36 : 187 – 190.

Herath, H.M.I.C., Wijayasiriwarderna, T.D.C.M.K. and Premakumara, G.A.S. (2017). Morphological and microscopical analysis of five Curcuma species grown in Sri Lanka using multivariate test. International Journal of Pharmacognosy4(7) : 224 - 231.

Hewageegana, H.G.S.P. and Arawwawala, L.D.A.M. (2017). Investigation of nutritional properties of standardized Wattakakavolubilis Linn. F. STAPF: A green leafy vegetable. Pharma Science Monitor 8: 150-158.

Kariawasam, K.W.J.C., Pathirana, R.N., Ratnasooriya, W.D., Handunnetti, S. and Abeysekera, W.P.K.M. (2017). Phytochemical profile and in vitro anti-inflammatory activity of aqueous leaf extract of Sri Lankan variety of Psidium guajavaL. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 6(4) : 16-20.

Karunakaran, R., Thabrew, M.I., Thammitiyagodage, G.M., Galhena, B.P., and Arawwawala, L.D.A.M. (2017). The gastroprotective effect of ethyl acetate fraction of hot water extract of Trichosanthescucumerina Linn and its underlying mechanisms. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine17:312.









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Journal Publications - 2016

Publications in Refereed Journals


  1. Abeysekera, W. K. S. M., Premakumara, G. A. S., Bentota, A. P., and Abeysiriwardena, D. S. de Z (2016) Grain amylase content and its stability over seasons in a selected set of rice varieties grown in Sri Lanka. Journal of Agricultural Science 11(3): 43-50.
  2. Abeysekera, W. K. S. M., Ratnasooriya, C. T. D., Rathnasooriya, W. D. and Premakumara, G.A.S. (2016) Sri Lankan black tea (camellia sinensis L.) inhibits the methoxyglyoxal medicated protein glycation and potentiates its reversing activity in vitro. Journal of Coastal Life Medicine 4(2): 148-153
  3. Adikari, Mahendra and Munasinghe, Nanda (2016) Development of a corrosion model for prediction of atmospheric corrosion mild steel. American Journal of Construction and Building Materials 1(1): 1-6
  4. Attanayake, A. P., Arawwawala, L. D. A. M. and Jayatilaka, K. A. P. W. (2016). Chemical standardization of leaf extract of Coccinia grandis (L.) Voigt (Cucurbitaceae) of Sri Lankan origin. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 5(5): 119-123.
  5. Dharmadasa, R. M., Akalanka, G. C., Muthukumarana, P. R. M. and Wijesekera, R. G. S. (2016). Ethnopharmacological survey on medicinal plants used in snake bite treatments in Western and Sabaragamuwa Provinces in Sri Lanka. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 179: 110-127
  6. Fernando, E., Keshavarz, T., Kyazze, G. and Fonseka, K. (2016). Treatment of colour industry wastewaters with concomitantn bioelectricity production in a sequential stacked mono-chamber microbial fuel cells–aerobic system. Environmental technology, 37(2):.255-264.
  7. Ganegamage, S. K. and Arawwawala, L. D. A. M. (2016). Chemical composition of inflorescence of Alpiniacal carata Rosc. (Zingiberaceae) grown in Sri Lanka. Pharma Science Monitor, 7(3): 186-192.
  8. Gunathilake, K. G. T., Wansapala, M. A. J. and Herath, H. M. T. (2016). Comparison of nutritional and functional properties of mung bean (Vigna radiate) and cowpea (Vignaunguiculata) protein isolates processed by isoelectronic precipitation. International Journal of Innovative Research in Technology 3(2): 139-148.
  9. Gunathilake, K. G. T., Herath, H. M. T. and Wansapala, M. A. J. (2016). Comparison of physico-chemical properties of selected locally available legumes varieties (mung bean, cowpea and soy bean). Potravinarstvo Scientific Journal for Food Industry 10(1): 424-430
  10. Hemachandra, C. K. and Pathiratne, A. (2016). Combination of physico-chemical analysis, Allium cepa test system and Oreochromis niloticus erythrocyte based comet assay/nuclear abnormalities tests for cyto-genotoxicity assessments of treated effluents discharged from textile industries. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 131: 54-64.
  11. Herath, H. M. T., Rajapakse, D., Wimalasena, S. and Weerasooriya, M. K. B. (2016). Zinc content and prediction of bio-availability of zinc in some locally grown rice (Oryza sativa L.) varieties in Sri Lanka. Journal of National Science Foundation 44(3): 291-299.
  12. Hewageegana, H. G. S. P., Arawwawala, L. D. A. M., Ariyawansa, H. A. S., Tissera, M. H. A. and Dammaratana, I. (1016). A review of skin diseases depicted in Sanskrit original texts with special reference to ksudrakushtha. Journal of Critical Reviews 3(3): 68-73.
  13. Jayaratna, Lakmal Bandara Athula and Weerasooriya Rohan. (2016) Interaction of bicarbonate with gibbsite: Effect of fluoride, IORE Journal of Environmental Science, 2(2)
  14. Kalu Kapuge, A.S., Ilekuttige, P.S.F., Samarakoon, K.W., HettiHandi, C.L., Kim, E.A., O-Nam Kwon, Matharage, G.D., Lee, J.B. and Jeon, Y.J. (2016).Anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer activities of sterol rich fraction of cultured marine microalga Nannochloropsis oculata, ALGAE 31(3): 277-287.
  15. Keeragalaarachchi, K. A. G. P., Dharmadasa, R. M., Wijesekara, R. G. S. and Kudavidanage, E. P. (2016). Natural Antidiabetic Potential of Salacia chinensis L. (Celastraceae) Based on Morphological, Phytochemical, Physico-chemical and Bioactivity: A Promising Alternative for Salacia reticulataThw. World Journal of Agricultural Research, 4(2): 49-55.
  16. Krishnapillai, N. and Wijeratnam, R. S. W. (2016). Morphometric analysis of mango varieties in Sri Lanka. Australian Journal of Crop Science, 10(6): 784-792
  17. Kumarathilaka P., Jayaweera V., Wijesekara H., Kottegoda, I. R. M. Rosa, S. R. D. and Vithanage, M. (2016) Insights into Starch Coated Nanozero Valent Iron-Graphene. Journal of Nanomaterials,10
  18. Kumari, K. L. N. W., Abeysinghe, D. C. and Dharmadasa, R. M. (2016). Distribution of Phytochemicals and Bioactivity in Different Parts and Leaf Positions of Stevia rebaudiana (Bertoni) Bertoni-a Non-caloric, Natural Sweetener. World Journal of Agricultural Research, 4(6): 162-165.
  19. Milani, M.D.Y., Samarawickrama, D.S., Dharmasiri, G.P.C.A. and Kottegoda, I.R.M. (2016). Study the structure, morphology, and thermal behavior of banana fiber and its charcoal derivative from selected banana varieties. Journal of Natural Fibers, 13(3): 332-342.
  20. Nilusha, R. T., Ranwala, S. M. W., Fonseka, W. R. K. and Dissanayake, D. M. H. S. (2016). Comparative study on the growth characteristics of three wetland sedges in dairy wastewater. Sri Lanka Journal of Environmental Management and Planning, 1: 21-33
  21. Nuwanthi, S. G. L. I., Madage, S. S. K., Hewajulige, I. G. N. and Wijesekera, R. G. S. (2016). Comparative study on organoleptic, microbiological and chemical qualities of dried fish, Goldstripe Sardinella (Sardinella gibbosa) with low salt levels and spices. Procedia Food Science, 6: 356-361.
  22. Perera, H. D. S. M., Samarasekera, J. K. R. R., Handunnetti, S. M. and Weerasena, O. V. D. S. J. (2016). In vitro anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant activities of Sri Lankan medicinal plants. Industrial Crops and Products, 94: 610-620.
  23. Samaradivakara, S. P., Samarasekera, R., Handunnetti, S. M. and Weerasena, O.V. D. S. J. (2016). Cholinesterase, protease inhibitory and antioxidant capacities of Sri Lankan medicinal plants. Industrial Crops and Products, 83: 227–234.
  24. Samaraweera, S. A. P. U., De Silva, A. B., Samaranayake, M. D., Gunawardhane, K. V. and Herath, H. M. T. (2016). Potential application of locally grown Sri Lankan corn varieties to utilize in the food industry; Corn Starch and Corn Syrup. International Journal of Innovative Research in Technology & Science, 4(6): 17-22.
  25. Shah, M.M.R., Samarakoon, K.W., An, S.J., Jeon, Y.J., Lee, J.B. (2016) Growth characteristics of three benthic dinoflagellates in mass culture and their antioxidant properties. Journal ofFisheries and Aquatic Science, 11(4): 268-277
  26. Soysa, E.J.S., De Abeysinghe, D.C., Dharmadasa, R.M. (2016). Comparison of Phytochemicals Antioxidant Activity and Essential Oil Content of Pimenta dioica (L.) Merr. (Myrtaceae) with Four Selected Spice Crop Species. World Journal of Agricultural Research, 4 (6): 158-161.
  27. Thabrew, M. I. and Arawwawala, L. D. A. M. (2016). An overview of in vivo and in vitro models that can be used for evaluating anti-gastric ulcer potential of medicinal plants. Austin Biology, 1(2): 1007.
  28. Walallawita, W. K. U. S., Bopitiya, D., Sivakanthan, S., Jayawardana, N. W. I. A. and Madhujith, T. (2016). Comparison of oxidative stability of Sesame (Sesamum indicum), Soybean (Glycine Max) and Mahua (Mee) (Madhuca longifolia) oils against photo-oxidation and autoxidation. Procedia Food Science, 6: 204-207.
  29. Weerasinghe, R. M., Pannila, A. S., Jayananda, M. K. and Sonnadara, D. U. J. (2016). Multifractal behavior of wind speed and wind direction, Fractals, 24(01).
  30. Wickramaarachchi, W. M. D., Wakkumbura, H. P., Arawwawala, L. D. A. M. and Rajapakse, R. P. V. J. (2016). Standardization of the formula of Panchamuli Laghu Draksha Kashaya: A traditional herbal medicine. World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 5(5): 172-179.
  31. Wijayasiriwardena, T. D. M. C. K., Herath, H. M. I. C. and Premakumara, G. A. S. (2016). Morphological and microscopic identification of Curcuma albiflora Thw. Journal of Ayurvedic and Herbal Medicine, 2(1): 15-19.
  32. Wimalasiri, G. E. M., Ranasinghe, P., Gunaratne, D.M.A. and Vidhana Arachchi, L. P. (2016). Antioxidant and anti-diabetic properties of Caryota urens( Kithul) flour. Procedia Food Science, 6: 181 – 185.






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