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Research Publications/Presentations

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Peiris, C.; Gunatilake, S. R.; Mlsna, T. E.; Mohan, D.; Vithanage, M. Biochar Based Removal of Antibiotic Sulfonamides and Tetracyclines in Aquatic Environments: A Critical Review. Bioresource Technology. 2017.
  • Jayasundara, U. K.; Kim, H. J.; Sahteli, K. P.; Cline, J. I.; Bell, T. W. Proton-Gated Photoisomerization of Amino-Substituted Dibenzofulvene Rotors. ChemPhysChem 2017, 18 (1), 59–63
  • Kurian, A.; Thirupuranathar, G.; Paranagama, P. A. Determination of Total Phenolic Content and Antioxidant Activity of Borassusflabeliffer Linn Fruit Pulp. J. Pharm. Sci. Res. 2017, 8 (6), 2701–2705.
  • Kuganesan, A., Thiripuranathar, G., Navaratne, A N., P. P. A. Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Peels , Pulps and Seed Kernels of Three Common Mango (Mangifera Indika L.) Varieties in Sri Lanka. J. Pharm. Sci. Res. 2017, 8 (1), 70–78
  • Everhart, S. C.; Jayasundara, U. K.; Kim, H. J.; Procúpez-Schtirbu, R.; Stanbery, W. A.; Mishler, C. H.; Frost, B. J.; Cline, J. I.; Bell, T. W. Synthesis, and Photoisomerization of Substituted Dibenzofulvene Molecular Rotors. – A Eur. J. 2016, 22 (32), 11291–11302
  • Gunatilake, S. R.; Munasinghe, V. K.; Ranaweera, R.; Mlsna, T. E.; Xia, K. Recent Advancements in Analytical Methods for the Determination of Steroidal Estrogen Residues in Environmental and Food Matrices. Methods 2016, 8 (28), 5556–5568
  • Ranasinghe, M. S. N.; Arambewela, L.; Samarasinghe, S. Development of Herbal Mosquito Repellent Formulations. J. Collab. Res. Intern. Med. Public Heal. 2016, 8 (6), 341–380.
  • Fernando, C. D.; Karunaratne, D. T.; Gunasinghe, S. D.; Cooray, M. C. D.; Kanchana, P.; Udawatte, C.; Perera, P. K. Inhibitory Action on the Production of Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs) and Suppression of Free Radicals in Vitro by a Sri Lankan Polyherbal Formulation Nawarathne Kalka. BMC Complement. Altern. Med. 2016, 16 (1), 197
  • Guruge, A. G.; Udawatte, C.; Weerasinghe, S. An in Silico Approach of Coumarin-Derived Inhibitors for Human DNA Topoisomerase I. J. Chem. 2016, 69 (9), 1005–1015
  • Udukala, D. N.; Wang, H.; Wendel, S. O.; Malalasekera, A. P.; Samarakoon, T. N.; Yapa, A. S.; Abayaweera, G.; Basel, M. T.; Maynez, P.; Ortega, R.; Toledo, Y.; Bossmann, L.; Robinson, C.; Janik, K. E.; Koper, O. B.; Li, P.; Motamedi, M.; Higgins, D. A.; Gadbury, G.; Zhu, G.; Troyer, D. L.; Bossmann, S. H. Early Breast Cancer Screening Using Iron/iron Oxide-Based Nanoplatforms with Sub-Femtomolar Limits of Detection. Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2016, 7 (1), 364–373
  • Malalasekera, A. P.; Udukala, D. N.; Wang, H.; Samarakoon, T. N.; Yapa, A. S.; Ortega, R.; Shrestha, T. B.; Alshetaiwi, H.; McLaurin, E. J.; Troyer, D. L.; Bossmann, S. H. A Nanobiosensor for the Detection of Arginase Activity. Nanomedicine Nanotechnology, Biol. Med. 2017, 13 (2), 383–390
  • Hewawasam R S, U. C.; Sotheeswaran S, W. S. K. Immobilization of Selected Microbes at Some Selected Solid Supports for Enhanced Fermentation Process. Technol. 2015, 4 (1), 1–4
  • Samindra, K. M. S.; Kottegoda, N. Encapsulation of Curcumin into Layered Double Hydroxides. Rev. 2014, 3 (6), 579–589

Conference Presentations 

  • Kuganesan, A.; Ratnayake, S. D. C.; Thiripuranathar, G,; Navaratne, A. N.; Paranagama, P.A. Evaluation of the antioxidant and anti-inflamatory activities of hybrid mango varieties with natural mango varieties in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of the 2nd International conference on Bioscience and Biotechnology, Sri Lanka, 9th – 10th March, (2017) p. 11.
  • Chamara, A. M. R.; Thiripuranathar, G.; Paranagama, P. A. In vitro anti-inflammatory and antibacterial activities of endolichenic fungus Daldinia eschscholzil isolated from parmoterum SP, inhibiting the Hakgala forest. Proceeding of the 2nd International conference on Bioscience and Biotechnology, Sri Lanka, 9th -10th March, (2017) p. 20.
  • Wethsinghe, C.; Thiripuranathar, G.; Paranagama, P. A. Semiochemical activity in Gliricidia sepcium on the behavior of low country wood termite Glyptoterms dilatatus. Proceeding of the 2nd International conference on Bioscience and Biotechnology, Sri Lanka, 9th -10th March, (2017) p. 24.
  • Peramuna, P. D. T. C. P.; Thiripuranathar, G.; Paranagama, P. A. Determination of bio active compounds of Piper longum. Proceeding of the 2nd International conference on Bioscience and Biotechnology, Sri Lanka, 9th -10th March, (2017) p. 30.
  • Cooray, M. P. M.; Thiripuranathar, G.; Paranagama, P. A. Insecticidal properties of secondary metabolites produced by an endolichenic fungus, Pencillium pinophillum against stored grain insect pests, Callosobruchus maculatus. Proceeding of the 2nd International Conference on Bioscience and Biotechnology, Sri Lanka, 9th -10th March, (2017) p. 52.
  • Chamara, A. M. R.; Thiripuranathar, G.; Paranagama, P. A. In vitro antibacterial study of Endolichenic Fungus Daldiniaeschscholzii Isolated from Parmotrema sp. Inhabiting the Hakgala Forest. Proceeding of the 4th International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha & Traditional Medicine, Sri Lanka, 8th -10th December, (2016).
  • Weerawardana, M. B. S.; Thiripuranathar, G.; Paranagama, P. A. Identification of natural antibrowning agents against polyphenol oxidase activity in selected vegetables and fruits. Proceedings of the 16th Asian Chemical Chemistry for humanity, Bangladesh, (2016) p. 226-227.
  • Kuganesan, A.; Thiripuranathar, G.; Paranagama, P.A.; Navaratne, A. N. In-vitro anti-bacterial study of peel, pulp and seed kernel extracts of (Mangifera Indica. L) against selected bacterial pathogenic strains. Proceeding of the 1st International conference on Bioscience and Biotechnology, Sri Lanka, 12th -13th January, (2016) p. 18.
  • Guruge, A. G.; Weerasinghe, S,; Udawatte, C. ATP Competitive Inhibitors for Human Topoisomerase II . Proceedings of the 16th Asian Chemical Congress, Bangladesh, (2016) p. 342.
  • Hewawasam, R. S.; Weliwegamage, U. S. K.; Rajapakse, S.; Sotheeswaran, S. Production of Rose Wine from Over-ripe Banana. Proceedings of the 16th Asian Chemical Congress, Bangladesh, (2016) p. 191-192
  • Guruge, A. G.; Weerasinghe, s.; Udawatte, C. ATP competitive inhibitors for human topoisomerase IIα. Proceedings of the 16th Asian Chemical Congress Dhaka, Bangladesh (2016).
  • Guruge, A. G.; Weerasinghe, S.; Udawatte, C.; Molecular docking study on coumarin derived inhibitors for human topoisomerase I”. Proceedings of the The 7th AsiaPacific Conference of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (APCTCC 7) Kaohsiung, Taiwan, (2016).
  • Kuganesan, A.; Thiripuranathar, G.; Paranagama, P.A.; Navaratne, A. N. Physio Chemical properties and antioxidant activity of peel and pulp of “Karuthakolomban” and “Willard”mango varieties (Mangifera Indica. L) in SriLanka. Proceedings of the Postgraduate Institute of Science research congress, Sri Lanka, 9th – 10th October, (2015) p. 68.
  • Gamage, P. H.; Weliwegamage, U. S. K.; de Siva, H. I. C. Decarboxylation of Waste Coconut Oil for the Production of Green Diesel. Proceedings of the 44th Annual Sessions of the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Chemistry in Sri Lanka, (2015) p. 23.
  • Hewawasam, R. S.; Weliwegamage, U. S. K.; Rajapakse, S.; Udawatte, C.; Sotheeswaran, S. Immobilization of Selected Microbes at Some Selected Solid Supports for Enhanced Fermentation Process. Proceedings of the Research Congress, Post Graduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2014).
  • Hewawasam, R,; Welewegamage, U. S. K.; Rajapakse, S. Synergism Activity of Some Selected Microbial Species for Effective Fermentation. Proceedings of the 70th Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Sri Lanka (2014). pp. 38.
  • Guruge, A. G.; Weerasinghe, S.; Udawatte, C. Molecular modeling of the Binding of Coumarin Derivatives to Human Topoisomerase II. Proceedings of the 70th Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS), Sri Lanka, (2014) p. 139.
  • Jayasundara, U. K. A. Computational Approach to Understand the Efficiency of Substituted Dibenzofulvene Rotors, Proceedings of the International Conference on Chemical Education. Colombo, Sri Lanka, (2014).
  • U. K.; Protonation dependent photoisomerization of substituted dibenzofulvene rotors. International Conference on Chemical Education, Colombo, Sri Lanka, (2014).
  • Gunatilake, S. R. Determination of Residue Estrogens in Environmental Matrices. 44th Annual Sessions of the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Chemistry in Sri Lanka, (2015) p. 33-37.