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Research Publications/Presentations

M.G.D.T. Karunaratne, S.C.D. Fernando, C. Udawatte and P.K. Perera (2015). Nitric Oxide Scavenging and Inhibition of Protein Glycation by a Traditional Medical Preparation, Nawarathna Kalka. 16th Asian Chemical Congress, Bangladesh (Accepted)

R.S. Hewawasam, U.S.K.Weliwegamage, S. Rajapakse and S. Sotheeswaran (2015). Production of Rose Wine from Over-ripe Banana. 16th Asian Chemical Congress, Bangladesh (Accepted)

A.S. Perera and C. Udawatte (2015). Molecular Docking Studies of Human K-ras Protein with P34 Derivatives. 16th Asian Chemical Congress, Bangladesh (Accepted)

S.M. Abdulla and C. Udawatte (2015). Molecular Modelling of the Binding of Coumarins to DNA Gyrase. 16th Asian Chemical Congress, Bangladesh (Accepted)

A.G. Guruge, S. Weerasinghe and C. Udawatte (2015). ATP Competitive Inhibitors for Human Topoisomerase II a. 16th Asian Chemical Congress, Bangladesh (Accepted)

M.B.S. Weerawardana, T. Gopika and P. Paranagama (2015). Identification of Natural Antibrowning Agents against Polyphenol Oxidase Activity in Selected Vegetables and Fruits in Sri Lanka. 16th Asian Chemical Congress, Bangladesh (Accepted)

J.N.O Fernando (2015) A Fantastic, Unique, Historical, Unbelievable and Proud Achievement: CCS produces 1075 Graduate Chemists and 1025 Chemistry Technicians through a high quality professional programme at the lowest possible cost with no delays, Chemistry in Sri Lanka, 32(2), pp. 43-47.

M.G.D.T. Karunaratne, S.C.D. Fernando, C. Udawatte and P.K. Perera (2015) Nitric oxide scavenging activity of the herbal formulation Nawarathne Kalke used in traditional medicinal systems in Sri Lanka for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, Abstracts of Research Papers presented at the 44th Annual Sessions of the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Chemistry in Sri Lanka, 32(2), pp. 17.

P.H. Gamage, U.S.K. Weliwegamage and H.I.C. de Siva (2015) Decarboxylation of Waste Coconut Oil for the Production of Green Diesel, Abstracts of Research Papers presented at the 44th Annual Sessions of the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Chemistry in Sri Lanka, 32(2), pp. 23.

S.A.K. James, W.K.S.M.Abeysekare, G.A.S.Premakumara, S. Sotheeswaran, N.Sivapragasm, D.Thavarajah and P.Thavarajah (2014) Resistant starch content of selected improved, old improved and traditional red and white rice varieties (Oryzasativa L.) of Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the 70thAnnual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS), Part1: Abstracts, pp. 17.

J.U. Pothupitiya and H.S.M. Pieris (2014) An investigation to Ascertain the Suitability of Using Coconut Shell Powder as a Filler in Natural Rubber Compounds Using Dry Rubber, Proceedings of the 70thAnnual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS), Part 1: Abstracts, pp. 74.

N.U. Dharmaratne, W.K.S.M. Abeysekare, G.A.S. Premakumara, H.M.T. Herath, N. Sivapragasm, D. Thavarajah and P. Thavarajah, Rice fortification with Iron (III) Fumarate by Spherification: A Preliminary Study, Proceedings of the 70thAnnual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS), Part 1: Abstracts, 2014,115.

Hewawasam, U.S.K. Welewegamage and S. Rajapakse, Synergism activity of some selected microbial species for effective fermentation, Proceedings of the 70thAnnual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS), Part 1: Abstracts, 2014,138.

A.G. Guruge, S. Weerasinghe and C. Udawatte, Molecular modeling of the binding of Coumarin derivatives to human Topoisomerase II, Proceedings of the 70thAnnual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS), Part 1: Abstracts, 2014,139.

N.A. Herath and H.M.T. Herath, Iron Content and In-vitro Availability of Iron in Some Popularly Consumed Legumes in Sri Lanka: A Preliminary Study, Proceedings of the 70thAnnual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS), Part 1: Abstracts, 2014,140.

L.P. Egodawatte, S.C.D. Fernando and C. Udawatte, Diabetes Prevalence among Different Ethnic, Age and Income Groups in the Western Province of Sri Lanka – A preliminary study, Proceedings of the 70thAnnual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS),Part1: Abstracts, 2014,100

Maheeka Y. Abeywardene, Maheeshi Y. Abeywardene, L.P. Egodawatte and C. Udawatte, Fluorescent indicator from Tamarindusindica(Tamarind) pod shells to detect trace levels of Hg (II) in aqueous solutions, Proceedings of the 70thAnnual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS),Part1: Abstracts, 2014, 141.

S.R. Priyadarsani, L.P. Egodawatte and R. Parthipan, Study of Variation of Iodine Content from Iodated Edible Common Salt in Different Cooking Media, Proceedings of the 70thAnnual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS),Part1: Abstracts, 2014, 142.

J.N.O. Fernando, The unique empowerment of Sri Lankans through the GraduateshipProgramme in Chemistry in an unconventional manner to enable not only school leavers but adults, the employed, late developers, late realizers etc. to realize their goals and aspirations, Proceedings of The International Conference in Chemical Education, College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Abstracts, 2014, 13-14.

J.N.O. Fernando, Performance Levels of Excellence at the National Examinations in Sri Lanka Do Not Appear to Be a True Reflection of Mastery of Material?, Proceedings of The International Conference in Chemical Education, College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Abstracts, 2014, 84.

J.N.O. Fernando, New Developments and Initiatives in the GraduateshipProgramme in Chemistry at the College of Chemical Sciences, Proceedings of The International Conference in Chemical Education, College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Abstracts, 2014, 92.

E.G. Somapala, S. Latheef and D. Fernando, Diploma in Laboratory Technology in Chemistry, Proceedings of The International Conference in Chemical Education, College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Abstracts, 2014, 98.

Sotheeswaran, Innovations in Chemical Education in the South Pacific by the Distance and Flexible Learning Mode (DFL), Proceedings of The International Conference in Chemical Education, College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Abstracts, 2014, 102.

U.S.K. Weliwegamage, P.U.A.I. Fernando and N.H.P. De Silva, Utilization of Waste Tea Leaves for Removal of Dyes Methylene Blue and Congo Red, Proceedings of The International Conference in Chemical Education, College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Abstracts, 2014, 106.

P.U.A.I. Fernando, U.S.K. Weliwegamage, J.N.O. Fernando, K.W.D.K. Chandrasiri, M.D.C.D. Jayawardana, K.A.M.S. Perera and G.G.S.P. Weragoda, The GraduateshipProgramme in Chemistry of the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, a pathway to higher education for those unable to enter the university system, Proceedings of The International Conference in Chemical Education, College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Abstracts, 2014, 15.

P.U.A.I. Fernando, K.W.D.K. Chandrasiri, C.S. Udawatte and J.N.O. Fernando, Student Profile of the College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Class of 2013, (new comers), Proceedings of The International Conference in Chemical Education, College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Abstracts, 2014,

Parthipan and K.W.D.K. Chandrasiri, Action Research: Use of Pre Laboratory Question Documents to Enhance Learning at College of Chemical Sciences, Proceedings of The International Conference in Chemical Education, College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Abstracts, 2014, 17.

Kandiah and W.K.D. Vidyani Dilrukshi, The Use of Lecture Breaks in College of Chemical Sciences, Sri Lanka, Proceedings of The International Conference in Chemical Education, College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Abstracts, 2014, 18.

H.D. Gunawardhana, Thermodynamics in Titrimetry, Proceedings of The International Conference in Chemical Education, College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Abstracts, 2014, 24.

H.D. Gunawardhana, Teaching of Inorganic Chemistry through Systematic Qualitative Analysis, Proceedings of The International Conference in Chemical Education, College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Abstracts, 2014, 25.

H.D. Gunawardhana, Teaching of Inorganic Chemistry using Selected Qualitative Analysis, Proceedings of The International Conference in Chemical Education, College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Abstracts, 2014, 26.

Samindra and N. Kottegoda, LDH-CurcuminNano-Composites and their Therapeutic Potentials, Proceedings of The International Conference in Chemical Education, College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Abstracts, 2014, 40.

M.D.P. De Costa, U.M.P.K. Perera and O.P.L.A. Amarasiriwardene, Development of a Fluorescence Sensor Based on Benzohydroxamic Acid and Naphthylacetoxyhydroxamicfor the Analysis of Fluoride, Proceedings of The International Conference in Chemical Education, College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Abstracts, 2014, 42.

U.K. Jayasundara and J.I. Cline, Proton activated Photoisomerization of Dibenzofulvene Molecular Actuators, Proceedings of The International Conference in Chemical Education, College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Abstracts, 2014, 46.

U.K. Jayasundara and J.I. Cline, A Computational Approach to Understand the Efficiency of Substituted Dibenzofulvene Rotors, Proceedings of The International Conference in Chemical Education, College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Abstracts, 2014, 48.

S.D.M. Chinthaka, K.W.D.K. Chandrasiri, J.G.P.S. Ubesena and S.P. Deraniyagala, Sequential Fractionation of Cadmium in Sediments of Selected Lakes in North Central Province, Proceedings of The International Conference in Chemical Education, College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Abstracts, 2014, 49.

S.A.Liyanage and C.Udawatte, A Natural Food Dye from Gorakha, Proceedings of The International Conference in Chemical Education, College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Abstracts, 2014, 111.

Jayawardene, R. Hewawasam, and C. Udawatte,Coconut Water as a Growth Medium for Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Escherichia coli, Proceedings of the International Conference in Chemical Education, College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, 2014, 76.

D.C Senevirathna, R.M.J.S Hunukubura, R.D Senevirathne, M.N.A Dias and C.Udawatte, Metalochromic indicator from Beta vulgaris for titrimetric determination of Cu2+, Proceedings of The International Conference in Chemical Education,College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, 2014, 52.

R.M.J.S Hunukumbura, D.C Senevirathna, U.D Hewagamage, M.N.A Dias and C.Udawatta, Highly selective fluorescent sensor for Hg2+ determination from Beta vulgaris, Proceedings of The International Conference in Chemical Education, College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, 2014, 51.

P.U.A.I. Fernando, S.A.Liyanage, R.S.G.Corea, J.A.Vanlangenberg, K.M. Pillai and C.S.Udawatte, Coir dust as an adsorbent for metal ions, Proceedings of the International Conference in Chemical Education, College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, 2014, 66.

S. Perera, A. G. Guruge and C. S. Udawatte, Binding of K-Ras to p34: a Molecular Docking Approach, Proceedings of the International Conference in Chemical Education, College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon,2014, 67.

Sotheeswaran, Why Study Marine Natural Products? Proceedings of the International Conference in Chemical Education, College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, 2014, 69.

R.S. Hewawasam, U.S.K Weliwegamage, S. Rajapakse, S. Sotheeswaran, Immobilization of selected microbes at some solid selected supports for enhanced fermentation process, Proceedings, Research Congress, Post Graduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, 2014, 5.

List of Research Publications