SUSL Staff Directory

Dr. Namal Perera

Lecturer (prob.)



  1. B.Sc. (Honours) in Chemistry, University of Colombo-Sri Lanka
  2. MSc in Analytical Chemistry, University of Colombo 
  3. PhD – National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) and Institute of Biological Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taiwan 
  4. Post Graduate Diploma in control of Zoonoses for Food Safety- National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido, Japan 
  5. Certificate in Basic Bioinformatics- Department of Plant Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka 
  6. Certificate  in Pharmaceutical Chemistry –conducted by University of California, Davis and Institute of Biological Chemistry Academia Sinica 

Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations


  1. Member- Young Scientist Forum, National Science and Technology Commission, Sri Lanka
  2. Member – Institute of Chemistry, Sri Lanka
  3. Member- Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS), Section E


Recent Publications

PUBLICATIONS- In Peer Reviewed journals 

  1. M.G.A.N. Perera, S.S.S.B.D.P. Soysa, D.T.U. Abeytunga and R Ramesh (2008) Antioxidant and cytotoxic properties of three traditional decoctions used for the treatment of cancer in Sri Lanka. Pharmacognosy Magazine. 4(15), 172-181
  2. Hiroka Aonuma, Moemi Suzuki, Hiroshi Iseki, Namal Perera, Bryce Nelson, Ikuo Igarashi, Takeshi Yagi, Hirotaka Kanuka, Shinya Fukumoto (2008). Rapid identification of Plasmodium-carrying mosquitoes using loop-mediated isothermal amplification. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 376, 671-676
  3. Namal Perera, Hiroka Aonuma, Aya Yoshimura, Tokiyasu Teramoto, Hiroshi Iseki, Bryce Nelson, Ikuo Igarashi, Takeshi Yagi, Shinya Fukumoto, Hirotaka Kanuka. (2009). Rapid Identification of virus–carrying mosquitoes using reverse transcription–loop- mediated isothermal amplification. Journal of Virological Methods 156, 32-36
  4. Hiroka Aonuma, Aya Yoshimura, Namal Perera, Naoaki Shinzawa, Hironari Bando, Sugao Oshihiro, Bryce Nelson, Shinya Fukumoto, Hirotaka Kanuka (2009). Loop-mediated isothermal amplification applied to filarial parasite detection in the mosquito vectors: Dirofilaria immitis as a study model. Parasites and Vectors. 2:15
  5. M. Nirmali Wickramaratne, L.P. Gunatilake, N.G. D. Anuradha, A.N. Godavillathanna, M. G. A. N. Perera, I. Nicholas (2015). Antioxidant Activity and Antibacterial Activity of Walidda antidysenterica. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, 4 (2), 121-126
  6. Namal Perera, Feng-Ling Yang, Ching-Ming Chang, Yueh-Tung Lu, Shih-Hao Zhan, Yi-Ting Tsai, Jung-Feng Hsieh, Lan-Hui Li, Kuo-Feng Hua, Shih-Hsiung Wu (2017). Galactomannan from Antrodia cinnamomea enhances the phagocytic activity of macrophages. Organic Letters,19 (13), 3486–3489
  7. Namal Perera, Feng-Ling Yanga, Jeffy Cherna, Hsiao-Wen Chiu, Chih-Yu Hsieh, Lan Hui Li, Yan-Long Zhang, Kuo-Feng Huah, Shih-Hsiung Wu (2018). Carboxylic and O-acetyl moieties are essential for the immunostimulatory activity of glucuronoxylomannan: a novel TLR4 specific immunostimulator from Auricularia auricula-judae. Chem. Commun., 54, 6995--6998
  8. Perera N, Yang FL, Lu YT, Li LH, Hua KF, Wu SH. Antrodia cinnamomea Galactomannan Elicits Immunostimulatory Activity Through Toll-like Receptor 4. Int J Biol Sci 2018; 14(10):1378-1388. doi:10.7150/ijbs.24564. Available from


  1. E. Egodapitiya, M.G.A.N Perera and A.R.L. Wijesekara, Quality versus price of street samples of heroin in Sri Lanka. Presented before the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Scientific sessions December 2002
  2. M.G.A.N. Perera, S.S.S.B.D.P. Soysa, A.A.S. Adikary and D.T.U. Abeytunga, Total phenolic and gallic acid content strongly associate with antioxidant and cytotoxic properties of three traditional decoctions used for treatment of cancer in Sri Lanka, Fourth International Conference on Expanding Horizons in Collaborative Cancer Care, San Francisco, California, USA, November 15-17, 2007
  3. M.G.A.N. Perera, S.P.D.Senadeera, and K.A.K.C. Kulatunga. Antibacterial activity of Walidda antidysenterica (Wrightia antidysenterica) root extracts against selected bacteria of clinical importance. Presented before the InSym- SUSL 2010 Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Belihuloya 26-28 August 2010
  4. M.G.A.N. Perera, K.A.K.C. Kulatunga, P.G. S.M. de Silva, M. N. Wickramaratne and B. N. L. D. Rangama. Antibactrial and antioxidant potentials of Walidda antidysenterica. Presented before the Young Scientist Forum (YSF) Symposium 2011, National Science and Technology Commission, Sri Lanka. 20th January 2012
  5. N.G.D Anuradha, M.G.A.N. Perera, P.G. S.M. de Silva, K.A.K.C. Kulatunga and M. N. Wickramaratne. Inhibition of Methycillin resistant Staphylococus aureus (MRSA) by extracts of Walidda antidysenterica roots. Presented before the 4th International symposium of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Belihuloya 11th–12th January 2013
  6. K.G.R. Kuruppuarchchi, M.G.A.N. Perera, S. Gunasena and R. Ramesh Early and rapid detection of dengue and chikungunya viruses in fever patients by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) during the recent epidemics 2008-2009 in Sri Lanka. Presented in the International Conference on Public Health Innovations, 2013, National Institute of Health, Kalutara Sri Lanka, held on 02nd May 2013 to 4th May 2013
  7. L.P. Gunatilake, N.G.D. Anuradha, A.N. Godavillathanna, M.G.A.N. Perera, I. Nicholas, M.N. Wickramaratne Antibacterial activity and antioxidant activity of Walidda antidysenterica PGIS Research Congress-2015, Post Graduate Institute of Science- University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka. held on 10th October 2015
  8. Darshana Anuradha, Namal Perera, Chanaka S Hapuarachchi, Achini Godavilathanna, Pabasari Goonetilleke and Nirmali Wickramaratne. Evaluation of branded market samples of Dashamoolarishta: an attempt to identify possible standardization parameters. Third International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Traditional Medicine (ICAUST -2015, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 10th -12th December 2015
  9. Namal Perera, Feng-Ling yang, Wei Li, Yan-Long Zhang and Shih-Hsiung Wu, Isolation and structure determination of immunostimuulatory heteropolysaccharides from wood ear mushroom Auricularia auricular judae. 2016 Glycoretreat (Glycoforum)-Molecular Immunology of complex carbohydrates-4 The Greate Roots Resort, New Taipei City, Taiwan ROC. 11th - 13th April 2016
  10. Namal Perera, Feng-Ling Yang, Ching-Ming Chang, Shih-Hao Zhan, Jung-Feng Hsieh, Kuo-Feng Hua and Shih-Hsiung Wu.Structure determination of immunomoddulatory polysaccharides from Antrodia cinnamomea. Poster presented in International Symposium and Workshop on Taiwan Medicinal mushroom; Antrodia cinnamomea, Held in Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan from 06th – 08th May 2016
  11. Namal Perera, Feng-Ling Yang, Ching-Ming Chang, Shih-Hao Zhan, Jung-Feng Hsieh, Kuo-Feng Hua and Shih-Hsiung Wu. NMR based structure determination of bioactive polysaccharide from medicinal mushroom Antrodia cinnamomea. 17 th International Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems (ICMRBS 2016) Held in Kyoto International Conference held in Kyoto International Conference Center –Japan, From 21st to 26th August 2016
  12. Namal Perera, Feng-Ling Yang, Long-Zhang Yang, Kuo-Feng Hua, Shih-Hsiung Wu. Immunostimulatory activity of Auricularia auricula judae polysaccharide; a prospective safe immunoceutical . Consortium of Biological Sciences 2017( ConBio 2017). The Japanese Biochemical Society and The Molecular Biology Society of Japan  Held in Kobe Port Island Japan. From 6th to 9th December 2017
  13. R. M. Munasinghe, H.I.C. De Silva, D. T. U. Abeytunga, L. Karunanayake, M.G.A.N. Perera. Synthesis of cellulose sulfate by enhancing cellulose swelling using microwave energy. Presented before the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Scientific sessions December 2017