SUSL Staff Directory

Dr. MLMC Dissanake

Senior Lecturer

chandrika@agri.sab.ac.lk

Qualifications

Fellowship: Yamaguchi University, Japan (2013)

PhD (plant pathology) 2009 March 13th.The United Graduated School of Agricultural Sciences, Tottori UniversityJapan

M.Phil (plant protection) 2005.Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

B.Sc. (Agriculture) honors .Second class upper division Degree. (1993-1997)

University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka


Profile

Dr. Chandrika Dissanayake graduated with a B.Sc. (Agriculture) degree by securing a second class upper Honors from the University of Peradeniya in 1997. She obtained her Masters (M.Phil) (Plant protection) in the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture (PGIA), University of Peradeniya in 2005. Dr. Chandrika was a recipient of the Japanese Government Postgraduate Research (Monbusho) Scholarship from 2005 to 2009 to read for a doctoral degree. She was a recipient of the JASSO follow-up Research fellowship 2013.

She joined the Dept. of Export Agriculture, in the Faculty of agricultural sciences, Sabaragamuwa university of Sri Lanka as a lecturer in the year 1999 and promoted to Senior Lecturer since 2005. She is involving teaching undergraduate, student supervision, student counseling, conducting research, and community development program as senior lecturer.

She was awarded with the International Accreditation as a Teacher in Higher Education by Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) of Oxford University in 2003 after successful completion of SEDA recognized programme at University of Colombo. She has successfully completed Certificate of Teaching in Higher Education (CTHE) Staff Development Centre (SDC) University of Colombo, in 2003.

She is providing her service as an Honorary Senior Editors (Foreign) of Journal entitled Journal of Biological and Chemical Research (ISSN 0970-4973) and coordinating editor of, The Journal of Agricultural Sciences (ISSN1391-9318), Faculty of Agricultural sciences, Sabaragamuwa university of Sri Lanka. And also she is the Editor of Newsletter / Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.


Research Interests

Ecological Plant diseases management (Biopesticides) mainly focus on Antimicrobial activities of plant extract, host-pathogen interactions, resistance to plant diseases, and/or transmission of plant pathogens.


Current Research Projects

  • “Diversity analysis of sydigiumcumini (Ma Dan) from ecologically different regions in Sri Lanka for morphology, genetic and antimicrobial activity of plant extract grant No SUSL/RG/2016/08)
  • Antifungal Activity of various plant extract against plant pathogenic fungi

Recent Publications

Science Citation Index Expanded Journals (SCIE)

Dissanayake MLMC Shin-Ichi Ito and Yoshihiko Akakabe (2015). TLC Bioautography Guided Detection and Biological Activity of Antifungal Compounds from Medicinal Plant Acrouscalamus Linn. Asian Journal of Plant pathology 9 (1):16-26 2015.

Dissanayake MLMC, Kashima R, Tanaka S, Ito S (2009). Pathogenic variation and molecular characterization of Fusarium species isolated from wilted Welsh onion in Japan. J Gen Plant Pathol: 75:1, 37-45.(Science Citation index Expanded Journal with 6 issues/year Impact Factor of the journal is 1.12, Publisher: Springer, Total citations: Cited by 39)

Dissanayake MLMC, Kashima R, Tanaka S, Ito S (2009). Genetic diversity and pathogenicity of Fusarium oxysporumisolated from wilted Welsh onion in Japan. J Gen Plant Pathol: 75:2, 125-130 .(Science Citation index Expanded Journal with 6 issues/year Impact Factor of the journal is 1.12, Publisher: Springer, Total citations: Cited by 25)

Dissanayake MLMC, Tanaka S, Ito S (2009) Fumonisin b1 production by Fusarium proliferatum strains isolated from Allium fistulosum plants and seeds in Japan. Letters in Applied Microbiology: 48; 598-604 .(Science Citation index Expanded Journal with 12 issues/year Impact Factor of the journal is 1.579 , Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd ,Total citations: Cited by 17)

Shin-ichi Itoa, Takashi Iharaa, Hideyuki Tamuraa, Shuhei Tanakaa, Tsuyoshi Ikedab, Hiroshi Kajiharac, Chandrika Dissanayake, Fatma F. Abdel-Motaald, Magdi A. El-Sayedd (2007). (2007). α-Tomatine, the major saponin in tomato, induces programmed cell death mediated by reactive oxygen species in the fungal pathogen Fusarium oxysporum. FEBS Letters; 581; 3217-3222.(Science Citation index Expanded Journal with 30 issues/year Impact Factor of the journal is 4.237 Total citations: Cited by 68

Weerasinghe P.A. Weerasekara MLMC. And Van Holm L.H.J (1999) Use of Isoenzymes to Differentiate Growth Categories of PericopsisMooniana Trees. Biologiaplantarum: 42; 541-547.(Science Citation index Expanded Journal with 4 issues/year Impact Publisher: Springer Netherlands Factor of the journal is 1.665, Total citations: Cited by 6)

Peer reviewed Journals

DissanayakeMLMC (2014). Inhibitory effect of selected medicinal plant extracts on phytopathogenic fungus Fusarium oxysporum(nectriaceae)shecht.emend. snyder&hansen .Annual Review & Research in Biology’; 2014 - Volume 4 :1 (January-March) 133-142.Total citations: Cited by 11(4 issues/year Publisher: Science domain)

DissanayakeMLMCand JAN Jayasinghe(2013).Antifungal activity of selected medicinal plant extracts against plant pathogenic fungi; Rhizoctoniasolani, Colletotrichummusea and fusarium oxysporum.International Journal of Science Inventions Today (IJSIT) 2:1; 421-431.Total citations: Cited by 6, (4-6 issues/year)

Dissanayake MLMCandKumari .W.K.M.T(2012).Efficacy of various plant extracts to control Fusarium wilt of Polysciasbalfourianavariety Marginata. Asian Journal. of Experimental. Science Vol. 3 (1) January 129-135.Total citations: Cited by 5 (3-4 issues/year)

WijesekaraW. M. A. U. M, Rajapakse R. G. A. S. andDissanayake MLMc (2011). Effect of fruit and leaf exudates for the development of Anthracnose and rust pathogens in uguressa. The journal of Agricultural Sciences, 6:2:77-84, Total citations: Cited by 2 (3 issues/year)

Dissanayake M L M C (2014). Identification of Causative Pathogen of Flower Bud Wilt Disease in Dendrobium sp. and In-vitro Growth Inhibition by Medicinal Plant Extracts, International Journal of Plant & Soil Science 4(2): Page 132-139.(3 issues/year)

BOOKS

Dissanayake Chandrika (2017). Common Plant Diseases of Fruits and vegetables. Department of Export Agriculture, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.ISBN: 978-955-644-056-0

Dissanayake Chandrika (2017). Principles of Plant Disease Management. Department of Export Agriculture, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka