SUSL Staff Directory

Dr. Ruvini K. Mutucumarana

Position: Senior Lecturer

ruvinim@agri.sab.ac.lk

Office: +94-0452280074

Qualifications

BVSc (Pdn, Sri Lanka)

MPhil (Pdn, Sri Lanka)

PhD (Massey, NZ)


Profile

Prof. (Mrs.) Ruvini K. Mutucumarana is attached to the Department of Livestock Production, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Prof. Mutucumarana entered to the University of Peradeniya in 1994 and graduated with B.V. Sc. In 1999 from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, University of Peradeniya. She is a registered veterinary surgeon and a practitioner at the Veterinary Council of Sri Lanka since 2000. She had obtained MPhil, in Animal Science from PGIA, University of Peradeniya in 2009. She is a Commonwealth Scholar and obtained her doctoral degree from Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand in 2015. Her field of specilaization is poultry nutrition and she conducts lectures related to poultry science and health, animal nutrition and microlivestock production, to the undergraduates of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. She has several publications in both local and reputed international journals such as Poultry Science, Journal of Animal Science, Animal Feed Science and Technology, and Journal of Poultry Science under her field of specialization. Her research interest is focused basically on digestibility measurements in poultry feed ingredients, endogenous mineral losses in poultry and non-conventional feed resources for poultry. She also contributes her service as a reviewer to numbers of national and international peer reviewed journals and serve as the Coordinating Editor of the Journal of Agricultural Sciences-Sri Lanka.

Memberships in Professional Societies

Life member, Sri Lanka Veterinary Association (SLVA) (From 2018 November)

World’s Poultry Science Association, Sri Lanka Branch, Sri Lanka- Member (2018-2020)

The Nutrition Society of New Zealand, New Zealand - Student Member (2013/2014)

The Nutrition Society of New Zealand, New Zealand - Student Member (2012/2013)

Awards and Recognitions

Commonwealth Scholarship - New Zealand Government’s International and Development Programme, New Zealand (2011)

The Sabaragamuwa University Research Fund (2007)

Memberships in Editorial Boards

Coordinating Editor, The journal of Agricultural Sciences-Sri Lanka, Published by the Faculty of Agricultural Science, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (September 2020 to date).

Coordinating Editor of the ‘Undergraduate Research Proceedings-2019’. Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Editor-in-Chief-Newsletter-Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (2016/2017).

Editorial Board Member/6th Annual Research Session 2016, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Editorial Board Member/Annual Research Session 2015, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

 

 


Research Interests

  • Poultry nutrition, health and management
  • Endogenous mineral losses in poultry
  • Non-conventional feed resources for poultry
  • Micro-livestock production

Recent Publications

Refereed Scientific Papers:

Mutucumarana R.K., Ravindran V. (2020). Measurement of endogenous phosphorus losses in broiler chickens. Journal of Poultry Science, J-STAGE Advance Online Publication. Date 25 June 2020, DOI: 10.2141/jpsa.0190118 (In Press). DOI: https://doi.org/10.2141/jpsa.0190118

Premarathne J.M.U.K., Mutucumarana, R.K., Semage. C. (2020). Effect of biochar on nitrogen and phosphorus losses in broiler litters, Journal of Agriculture and Value Addition, 3(1):11-25.

Rathnayaka, R.M.D.B., Mutucumarana, R.K. and Andrew, M.S. (2020). Free-choice feeding of three different dietary calcium sources and their influence on egg quality parameters of commercial layers. Journal of Agricultural Sciences – Sri Lanka, 15(1): 50–62. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jas.v15i1.8671

Sewwandi, P.V.D., Mutucumarana, R.K. and Iddamalgoda, A. (2019). Effects of different floor systems and the bird’s age on body weight gain and feather score of broiler breeder hens. Journal of Agricultural Sciences – Sri Lanka, 14(1):49–56. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jas.v14i1.8456

Gamage, H.G.C.L., Mutucumarana, R.K. and Andrew, M.S. (2017). Effect of marination method and holding time on physicochemical and sensory characteristics of broiler meat. Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 12(3):172–184. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jas.v12i3.8264

Mutucumarana R.K., Ravindran V. Measurement of true ileal phosphorus digestibility in meat and bone meal for broiler chickens using the direct method (2016). Animal Feed Science and Technology 219: 249-256. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2016.06.025

Mutucumarana R.K., Ravindran V., Ravindran G., Cowieson A.J. (2015) Measurement of true ileal phosphorus digestibility in maize and soybean meal for broiler chickens: Comparison of two methodologies. Animal Feed Science and Technology 206:76-86. DOI: 10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2015.05.011

Mutucumarana R.K., Ravindran V., Ravindran G., Cowieson A.J. (2015) Measurement of true ileal phosphorus digestibility in meat and bone meal for broiler chickens. Poultry Science 94:1611-1618. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3382/ps/pev132

Mutucumarana R.K., Ravindran V., Ravindran G., Cowieson A.J. (2014) Measurement of true ileal digestibility of phosphorus in some feed ingredients for broiler chickens. Journal of Animal Science 92 (12):5520-5529. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2527/jas.2014-7884

Mutucumarana R.K., Ravindran V., Ravindran G., Cowieson A.J. (2014) Influence of dietary calcium concentration on the digestion of nutrients along the intestinal tract of broiler chickens. Journal of Poultry Science 51(4):392-401. DOI: 10.2141/jpsa.0140022

Mutucumarana R.K., Ravindran V., Ravindran G., Cowieson A.J. (2014) Measurement of true ileal digestibility and total tract retention of phosphorus in corn and canola meal for broiler chickens. Poultry Science 93:412-419. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3382/ps.2013-03419

Mutucumarana R.K., Samarasinghe K., Ranjith G.W.H.A.A., Wijeratne A.W., Wickramanayake D.D. (2010) Poultry offal meal as a substitute to dietary soybean meal for Japanese Quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica): Assessing the maximum inclusion level and the effect of supplemental enzymes. Tropical Agricultural Research 21:293-307. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/tar.v21i3.3306

Mutucumarana R.K., Samarasinghe K., Vidanarachchi J.K., Ranjith G.W.H.A.A., Wijeratne A.W. (2009) Evaluation of egg quality traits of Japanese quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica) fed enzyme supplemented diets containing poultry offal meal. International Journal of Tropical Agricultural Research and Extension 12:89-96. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/tare.v12i2.2797

 

Conference Proceedings:

Ellawidana, E.W.D.M., Mutucumarana, R.K., Magamage, M.P.S. and Ruwandeepika, H.A.D. Black solider fly larvae (BSFL) (Hermetia illucens) as a substitute for fish meal for commercial broilers: A conceptual research design (2020), Abstracts of the 10th Annual Research Session, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Belihuloya, Sri Lanka. 16th December 2020, Pp 50.

Senavirathna, H.P.N.L., Mutucumarana, R.K. and Andrew, M.S. (2019) Effects of different coating materials and storage conditions on egg quality parameters of commercial layers. Abstracts of 7th International Conference of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Belihuloya, Sri Lanka pp. 208.

Gamage, T.S., Mutucumarana, R.K. and Andrew, M.S. (2019) Effect of free-choice feeding of three different bone meal particle sizes on egg quality characteristics of commercial layers. Abstracts of 7th International Conference of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Belihuloya, Sri Lanka pp. 179. (Poster).

Premarathne, J.M.U.K., Mutucumarana, R., Semage, C. (2019) The impact of biochar on phosphorus losses from three types of broiler litter materials. World’s Poultry Science Book of Abstracts, XVIII Annual Scientific Sessions, 27th September 2019, World’s Poultry Science Association-Sri Lanka Branch, Colombo, Sri Lanka pp. 21-24.

Koggala Hewage A.P.K., Mutucumarana R.K., Andrew M.S. (2019) Effects of holding temperature and time on physicochemical characteristics, sensory attributes and microbial quality of marinated broiler breast meat. in: GU Jayasinghe (Ed.) Proceedings of International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment-2019, 28th February 2019, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka pp. 111.

Koggala Hewage A.P.K., Mutucumarana R.K., Andrew M.S. (2018) Effects of holding temperature, holding time and method of marination on meat quality characteristics of broiler breast meat. in: MWCD Palliyeguru (Ed.) World’s Poultry Science Book of Abstracts, XVII Annual Scientific Sessions, 14th September 2018, World’s Poultry Science Association-Sri Lanka Branch, Colombo, Sri Lanka pp. 10-12.

Mutucumarana R.K. and Ravindran V. (2018), Measurement of endogenous phosphorus losses in broiler chickens, Journal of Animal Science. 96(suppl-3):330-330 · DOI: 10.1093/jas/sky404.726 

Mutucumarana R.K. and Ravindran V. (2018), Measurement of endogenous phosphorus losses in broiler chickens, ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show, 8-12 July 2018, Vancouver, Canada (Poster).

Mutucumarana RK and Ravindran V. (2018) Endogenous phosphorus losses-Implications on digestibility measurements in feed ingredients for poultry in: V. Ravindran (Ed.), Proceedings of the Advancing Poultry Production Massey Technical Update Conference, Monogastric Research Centre, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. pp. 50-69.

Gamage HGCL., Mutucumarana R.K., Andrew MS. (2016) The effect of marination method and holding time on physicochemical and sensory properties of broiler meat. Abstracts of the 6th Annual Research Session, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Belihuloya, Sri Lanka. (Poster session).

Mutucumarana R.K., Ravindran V., Ravindran G., Cowieson A.J. (2016) Measurement of digestible phosphorus content in feed ingredients for poultry. Abstracts of the 5th Annual Research Session, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Belihuloya, Sri Lanka. pp. 04.

Mutucumarana R.K., Ravindran V. (2016), Measurement of ileal and excreta endogenous losses of phosphorus in broiler chickens. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment, 13th January 2016, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka pp. 269-271.

Mutucumarana R.K., Ravindran V., Ravindran G., Cowieson A.J. (2014) Digestible phosphorus content in poultry ingredients: measurement and issues, in: V. Ravindran (Ed.), Proceedings of the New Zealand Poultry Industry Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand. pp. 170-181.

Mutucumarana R.K., Ravindran V., Ravindran G., Cowieson A.J. (2013) Effect of dietary calcium concentrations on the digestion and absorption of calcium and phosphorus along the intestinal tract of broiler chickens, Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences Postgraduate Colloquium, Massey University, Palmerston North. pp.11.

Mutucumarana R.K., Ravindran V., Ravindran G., Cowieson A.J. (2013) Measurement of phosphorus digestibility in poultry feedstuffs, in: V. Ravindran (Ed.), Proceedings of the Advancing Poultry Production Massey Technical Update Conference, Monogastric Research Centre, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. pp. 92-99.

Mutucumarana R.K., Ravindran V., Ravindran G., Cowieson A.J. (2013) Digestion and absorption of calcium and phosphorus along the intestinal tract of broiler chickens, European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition Potsdam, Germany.

Mutucumarana R.K., Ravindran V., Ravindran G., Cowieson A.J. (2013) Measurement of phosphorus digestibility in maize and canola meal for broiler chickens, in: J. Roberts (Ed.), Proceedings of the Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. pp. 56-59.

Mutucumarana, R.K., Ravindran, V., Ravindran, G., & Cowieson, AJ. (2012) Influence of dietary calcium concentrations on the digestion and absorption of calcium and phosphorus along the intestinal tract of broiler chickens. Poster session presented at the meeting of 46th Annual Conference of the Nutrition Society of New Zealand. Auckland, NZ.

Mutucumarana R.K., Ravindran V., Ravindran G., Cowieson A.J. (2012) Absorption of calcium and phosphorus along the small intestine of broiler chickens. Proceedings of the Advancing Poultry Production Massey Technical Update Conference, Monogastric Research Centre, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. pp. 52-59.

Mutucumarana R.K., Samarasinghe K., Vidanarachchi J.K. (2010) Assessing the effects of poultry offal meal as a substitute to dietary soybean meal on the performance and egg quality traits of Japanese quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica), Abstracts of the 1st Annual Research Session, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Belihuloya, Sri Lanka. pp. 16-17.

Mutucumarana R.K., Samarasinghe K., Vidanarachchi J.K., Ranjith G.W.H.A.A. (2010) The use of acid insoluble ash as an internal marker to determine the apparent metabolizable energy of poultry offal meal in Japanese quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica), Proceedings of the 1stInternational Symposium on Sustainable Agriculture for Prosperity, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka. pp. 24.

Mutucumarana R.K., Samarasinghe K., Vidanarachchi J.K., Ranjith G.W.H.A.A., Wijeratne A.W. (2009) Evaluation of egg quality traits of Japanese quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica) fed on enzyme supplemented diets containing poultry offal meal, Proceedings of the 2nd National Symposium, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka. pp. 32.

Mutucumarana R.K., Samarasinghe K., Ranjith G.W.H.A.A., Wijeratne A.W., Wickramanayake D.D. (2009) Poultry offal meal as a substitute to dietary soybean meal for Japanese quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica): Assessing the maximum inclusion level and the effect of supplemental enzymes, Proceedings of the 21st Annual Congress, Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. pp. 35.

Nambapana M.N., Ranetunga L., Mutucumarana R.K. (2007) Evaluation of different percentage of carcass proportions in Hybro PG + broilers to assess the relationship of proportions with the carcass weight, Abstracts of the 1st Annual Symposium, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka. pp. 19.

Darmasena G.S., Mutucumarana R.K., Wijegunaratne P.S., Ranathunga L. (2007) Assessing the effect of initial carcass weight on water uptake by Hybro PG + broiler carcasses in commercial poultry processing, Abstracts of the 1st Annual Symposium, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka. pp. 24.

Ganepala G.A.R.P., Parakrama M.G.I.S., Mutucumarana R.K. (2007) The effects of feeding frequency on the growth pattern and survival rates of Astronotus ocellatus fry, Abstracts of the 1st Annual Symposium, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka. pp. 46.

Bulathsinghala R.T., Gurusinghe G., Mutucumarana R.K. (2007) An investigation on the outbreak of Avian Pasteurellosis at Singhaputhra farm- Awissawella, Abstracts of the 1st Annual Symposium, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka. pp. 76.

Ekanayake S., Horadagoda N.U., Fernando G.K.C.N., Mutucumarana R.K., Menike K.A.G.B. (2000) Lymphoid Leucosis in chicken: A case report, Abstracts of Proceedings, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. pp. 04.

Ekanayake S., Horadagoda N.U., Fernando G.K.C.N., Mutucumarana R.K., Menike K.A.G.B. (2000) Lymphoid Leucosis in Chicken: A case report, Proceedings of the Annual Research Sessions (Poster) University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. pp. 200.

 

Books, Leaflets and Articles:

‘Quail Management in the Tropics: A guide for Poultry Professionals’. A textbook (2020) for Agricultural Sciences Undergraduates (ISBN 978-955-665-435-6).

‘Recent Advances in Phosphorus Metabolism and Nutrition in Poultry’. A textbook (2020) for Agricultural Sciences Undergraduates (ISBN 978-955-665-436-3).

Guinea pigs: A Promising Microlivestock for Global Food Challenge’. A textbook (2020) for Agricultural Sciences Undergraduates (ISBN 978-955-665-437-0).

‘’Quantitative Measurements of Egg Quality: Instruments and Methods- A Pocket Laboratory Manual for Egg Quality Detection’. A study guide for the undergraduates of Faculty of Agricultural Sciences (2020).

Newspaper articles (Vidusara Scientific magazine) on ‘Raising Guinea Pigs’ (26th August 2020 and 2nd September 2020) and ‘Microlivestock-Beyond the tradition’ (29th July 2020).

“Biosecurity for Poultry Farming”: A booklet (2006) prepared in Sinhala medium for the 10th Anniversary Exhibition of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

 

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Completed Research Projects

Title of the Research Project: Assessing the effects of poultry by-product meal as a substitute for dietary soybean meal on the performance and egg shell quality traits of Japanese quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica).

Awarding agency/year: Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 2007

Research Grant No: SUSL/RG/2007/03


Undergraduate Teaching

  • Poultry Diseases, Poultry Production, Animal Nutrition, Micro-livestock Production, Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals, Management of Non-Ruminants, Zoonoses and Public Health