SUSL Staff Directory

Mrs. W.M.A.U.K.M Wijesekara

Lecturer (prob.)

wijesekara@agri.sab.ac.uk

Office: +94-0452280046

Fax: +94-0452280046

Qualifications

Reading PhD in pesticide toxicology (Funded by commonwealth scholarships –UK)

MSc in plant protection

Postgraduate Institute of Peradeniya, University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka

Directed study: Organic fruit cultivation in Sri Lanka and their pest and disease management

B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences (First class)

Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka


Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science

Young scientist forum (YSF)

The Physiological society

British toxicological society

British neuroscience association


Research Interests

Pesticide toxicology

Proteomics in pesticide toxicology

Biotransformation of pesticides

Developmental neurotoxicology


Recent Publications

  • Wijesekara W. M. A. U. K. M, Wijamunige W.B.C, Knagg C and Carter W.G (2018). Alcohol related neuronal cell damage, Europhysiology 2018, London, UK
  • Wijesekara, W. M. A. U. K. M. (2018). Evaluation of neurotoxicity of pesticides using neuroblastoma cells, CSC scholars symposium. 3rd August 2018, Trent building, University of Nottingham.UK
  • Lucky Legbosi Nwidu1., Ekramy Elmorsy., Jack Thornton., Wijamunige W.B.C., Wijesekara, A., Tarbox, R., Warren, A and Wayne Grant Carter (2017) Anti-acetylcholinesterase activity and anti-oxidant properties of extracts and fractions of Carpolobia lutea. Pharmaceutical Biology, 55(1), pp. 1875-1883. ISSN 1744-5116
  • Wijamunige, W.B.C and Wijesekara, W. M. A. U. K. M. (2015) Effect of Effect of temperature on antibacterial activity of cinnamon oil and cinnamon powder against Listeria monocytogenes by employing indirect conductimetry, 2nd International conference on agriculture and forestry- 2015 -10- 11th June, Galadari hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Dissanayake, P. K, Dissanayake, M. L. M. C and Wijesekara W. M. A. U. K. M. (2014) Effect of Hot Water Treatments on Postharvest Life of Seeni Kesel Banana (Musa spp.cv. Seeni Kesel- Pisang Awak, ABB). Journal of Agriculture and Ecology Research International, (XX), PP XX ISSN 2394-1073 doi: 10.9734/JAERI/2015/14011
  • Wijesekara, W. M. A. U. K. M. and Wekubura W. G. C. Weeds are creeping Back to the human Diet: A comprehensive review article (2014), Linking Agrobiodiversity and Dietary Diversity : the Sri Lankan Experience, 8th December 2014 Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo
  • Malkanthi, A. G .I. Dissanayake, M. L. M. C., Wijesekara, W. M. A. U. K. M. and Perera, R.A.S (2014) Identification and efficacy of synthetic fungicides against causative pathogen of turf yellowing disease in Paspalum vaginatum, International Symposium on Agriculture & Environment - 2014 27th November 2014 Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka
  • Wanigasooriya, D. I. N and Wijesekara, W. M. A. U. K. M (2014) Evaluation of novel low toxic insecticides and organic insecticides on adult whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) Global Conference on entomology, 2-4 November 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Wijesekara, W. M. A. U. K. M., Rajapakse, R. A. G. S. and Dissanayake, M. L. M. C. (2011) Effect of fruit and leaf exudates for the development of anthracnose and rust disease in uguressa (Flacourtia indica (Burmm.F.). Merr). Journal of Agricultural sciences,6(2), pp 77- 83 ISSN: 1391-9318