Higher National Diploma in Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management

NVQ Level 5 & 6

Introduction

Aquaculture is defined as the production of aquatic plants and animals for human consumption. Under the pressure of the increasing world population on the one side and the stagnating or even declining fishery landings on the other side, aquaculture is considered as the only option to respond to the growing demand for healthy and sustainable seafood. Therefore, aquaculture expanded from an artisanal, extensive mode of production of aquatic organisms to a rapidly evolving bio-industry. The commercial aquaculture is a relatively young, diverse and dynamic industry with growth figures exceeding any other traditional primary production sector.

 

Asia contributes over 90% of global aquaculture production and plays a key role in the development of aquatic culture systems and technologies. Further development of aquaculture is also expected to help us move away from dependence on overexploited capture fisheries resources and to enhance and conserve aquatic habitats and biodiversity, but this expansion should not exceed the carrying capacity of water resources. Especially developing countries like Sri Lanka have a high potential for a fast development of aquaculture, which enables us to support food-protein requirements and to gain foreign currency by exporting high priced seafood and ornamental fish species. Wild aquatic resources are essential sources of nutrition for rural populations. Any degradation of these resources from over-fishing, use of illegal fishing gears, the introduction of exotic fish, misuse of chemicals, agro-industrial waste discharge, deforestation, breeding ground degradation and dam construction that can lead to blocking of migratory pathways will have dramatic impacts on the nutritional and health status of rural people.

 

Modern aquaculture is a strongly research-driven bio-industry requiring constant innovation and highly skilled entrepreneurs. On the other hand, it is also a very diverse discipline with a wide range of involved species (fish, aquatic plants, molluscans, crustaceans,), climates, environments (freshwater, brackish water, and marine), and exploitation modes (developing versus developed economies; subsistence versus business aquaculture). It is accepted that the lack of well-trained specialists may be the bottleneck for further expansion of aquaculture.

 

The Higher National Diploma in Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management, established at University College of Anuradhapura in 2014 is a three and half years program oriented towards the skills required by the industry at middle management levels in Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management. This is a constantly actualized program that balances a broad multidisciplinary approach with an in-depth research and field based industry oriented training. It prepares its students for fulfilling leading roles in middle management levels in aquaculture businesses.


GCE (A/L) Science (Bio), Bio Science Technology, Arts with Credit Pass for Soft Technology (Bio Resource Technology)

OR

NVQ Level 04 certificate of Aquaculture Technician (B05S004)

Full Time - 3 ½ Years

 

Foundation (Bridging) Program         – 6 months

NVQ Level 5 (Semester I and II)      – 1 year

On the Job Training (OJT) I    – 6 months

NVQ Level 6 (Semester I and II)      – 1 Year

On the Job Training (OJT) II  – 6 months

AARM Graduates could find excellent opportunities for employment in private and government sector, focusing towards sustainable development.

  • Assistant Aquaculturist
  • Lab Assistant
  • Quality Control Officer
  • Fish Technician
  • Biologist
  • Production Supervisor
  • Assistant Quality Executive
  • Assistant Lab Manager
  • Production Executive

Mr. BDM Mihiran – HOD

Mrs. DMA Edirisinghe – Lecturer

Mr. HMSM Wijerathna – Lecturer (Prob)

Ms. KLG Rumeshani – Demonstrator

  • Mr. MBM Sakeer – Lab Assistant

Course Modules in Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management

Semester 01

B05T002M01

Principles of Aquaculture

B05T002M02

Language Skills

B05T002M03

Basic Chemistry for Aquaculture

B05T002M04

Basic Bio Statistics

B05T002M05

Aquaculture Extension

B05T002M06

Fish and Crustacean Biology

B05T002M07

Occupational Health and Safety Procedures and Practices

B05T002M08

Design Aquaculture Systems

B05T002M09

Introduction to Culturable Aquatic Species

B05T002M10

Information Technology for Aquaculture

B05T002M11

Water Quality Management

EMTM01

Work Place Information Management

Semester 02

B05T002M12

Hatchery Operation

B05T002M13

Nurseries & Grow-out Farming

B05T002M14

Marine Fin/Shellfish Culture

B05T002M15

Freshwater Fish and Prawn Culture

B05T002M16

Seaweed and Aquatic Plant Culture

B05T002M17

Disease Management

B05T002M18

Harvesting Technology

B05T002M19

Principles, Operation & Maintenance of Aquaculture Machinery and Equipment

EMTM02

Workplace Communication Management

EMTM03

Planning and Scheduling Work at Work Place

Semester 03

B05T002M20

Ornamental Fish and Plant Culture

B05T002M21

Invertebrate Culture

B05T002M22

Live Feed Culture

B05T002M23

Fish Genetics

B05T002M24

Induced Breeding

B05T002M25

Nutrition

B05T002M26

Post-harvesting and Processing Technology

B05T002M27

Pond Engineering

B05T002M28

Aquaculture Economics

B05T002M29

Scientific Writing

EMTM04

Problem Solving and Decision Making

Semester 04

B05T002M30

Formulation & Preparation Fish Feeds

B05T002M31

Aquatic Pathology and Microbiology

B05T002M32

Integrated Farming Systems

B05T002M33

Advanced Technology Used in Aquaculture

B05T002M34

Fish Biodiversity and Conservation

B05T002M35

Marketing and Entrepreneurship Development

B05T002M36

Final Project

B05T002M37

Mediatory Role of Extension

EMTM05

Team Work and Leadership

EMTM06

Creating and Maintaining a Learning Culture at Workplace

Mr. B.D.M.Mihiran

Prob. Lecturer (Aquaculture & Aquatic Resources Mgt.)

Mr. B.D.M.Mihiran

Department/ Office Address

Department of Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management,University College of Anuradhapura, 328, Vidyala Mawatha, Anuradhapura

Educational Qualifications

Master of Philosophy(Reading), Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences & Technology, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Marine Sciences (Aquaculture Special) (Second Class Upper Division Honours), Department of Fisheries and AquacultureFaculty of Fisheries and Marine
Sciences & Technology, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka (2009-2014)

 

Professional Qualifications

Successfully completed the Staff Development Programme for Probationary Lecturers (Cycle 21) conducted by the Staff Development Centre, University of Kelaniya (2019)
Life time member of the Sri Lanka Association for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (SLAFAR) (2019 - to date)
Life time member of the Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science
(SLAAS) (2018 - to date)
Life time member of the Young Scientist Forum (YSF) (2018 - to date)
Successfully completed Ornamental Fish Breeding training at ornamental fish breeding and training centre, National Aquaculture Development Authority, Rambodagalle (2018)
4th National Workshop on Scientific Data Management, Analysis and Interpretation at Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya (2018)
GIS and Applications at Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya (2016)
Marine Chart Reading, Communication and Operation of Satellite Navigator at National
Institute of Fisheries & Nautical Engineering (NIFNE), Galle (2013)

Working experiences

Lecturer (Probationary), Department of Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources
Management, University Collage of Anuradhapura (2018 - to date)
Lecturer (Temporary), Department of Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources
Management, University Collage of Anuradhapura (2017 - 2018)
Demonstrator, Department of Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management,University Collage of Anuradhapura (2016 - 2017)
Social Mobilizer, GEF/IFAD Participatory Coastal Zone Restoration and Sustainable Management Project, Coast Conservation and Coastal Resources Management Department, Ampara District, Eastern province, Sri Lanka (2015-2016)
Intern, Inland Aquatic Resources and Aquaculture division, National Aquatic
Resources Research and Development Agency, Sri Lanka (2015)
Assistant Aquacultuarist, Water world aquarists (Pvt) Ltd. Matara, Sri Lanka (2012-2013)

E-mail Address

madusankamihiran164@gmail.com/mihiran@uca.ac.lk

Contact Number

0703554353 / 0776791048

Administrative Positions

Coordinator, Staff Development Centre, University College of Anuradhapura (2019-to date)
Head of the Department/Course Coordinator, Department of Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management
University Collage of Anuradhapura (2018 - to date)
Member of the technical evaluation committee for Procurement of Supply & Testing of Lab Equipment to the University Collage of Anuradhapura

Teaching Interest

Aquaculture and Fisheries, Fish Biology, Fish Biodiversity, Fish Parasitology

Research Interest

Fish Migration, Fish Nutrition, Local Ecological Knowledge, Development of value added products from fish waste, Socio-economics

Publications

Abstracts published in local and international conferences 
Harieston Piloson, Madusanka Mihiran. Current status of the beach seine fishery in the Alas garden area, Trincomalee District, Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. Agrifish 2020 conference.

Imesha Malshani, Madusanka Mihiran. Socioeconomic conditions of bivalve collectors and their livelihood related issues associated with
Anaiwasala and Dutch bay areas in Puttalam lagoon in Sri Lanka. Agrifish 2020 conference. 
Malshani Hapugoda, Sarath Wijerathna, Madusanka Mihiran. Potential for extraction of water soluble protein from Red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) head as a protein source for MRS culture media. Agrifish 2020 conference.
Devika Udayangani, Sarath Wijerathna, Palitha Chandrarathna, Madusanka Mihiran. Antibacterial Effect of Sri Lankan medicinal plants; Heen Bovitiya (Osbeckia octandra), and Edaru (Ricinus communis) against Aeromonas hydrophilla.Agrifish 2020 conference.
Jayani Dharmadasa, Sarath Wijerathna, Palitha Chandrarathna, Madusanka Mihiran. Moringa oleifera, and Ocimum tenuiflorum extracts as antibacterial agents against Aeromonas hydrophilla.Agrifish 2020 conference.
Sunali Lakshani, Sarath Wijerathna, Madusanka Mihiran. Liquid fermented fish waste fertilizer to enhance the growth and production of Okra/Ladies Fingers (Abelmoschus esculentus). Agrifish 2020 conference.
A. Malshani, C. Medagedera, M. Faheem, S. Corea, B.D.M. Mihiran, V.
Pahalawattearachchi 2019 Feasibility of using introduced mature oyster (Crassotrea madrasensis) stock bed to collect spat for Oyster farming. 25th Annual Scientific Sessions, Sri Lanka Association for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
B.D.M. Mihiran, Kumudu Radampola, P.R.T. Cumaranatunga. 2015 Inclusion of Brown Seaweed (Sargassum crassifolium) as a Partial Replacement of Fish Meal in Diets for Oreochromis niloticus Fingerlings. 2nd international conference on Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Aquaculture
Abstracts to be published in international conferences
M.M.I.S.Malshani, B.D.M.Mihiran. Study the consumer preference of bivalves in the fishers' community of Anaiwasala and Dutch bay areas in Puttalam lagoon, Sri Lanka. Accepted for the 7th International Virtual Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture 2020 (ICFA 2020).
D.R.C.V.Bandara, B.D.M.Mihiran. Captive breeding of Anabas testudineus (Climbing Perch) by environmental manipulation. Accepted for the 7th International Virtual Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture 2020 (ICFA 2020).
Harieston Piloson, Madusanka Mihiran.Present status of beach seine fishery in the Alas garden and Sandy bay areas of the Trincomalee District, Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. Accepted for the NARA Scientific Sessions 2020. 
Articles Published in National News Papers 
“Value added products based on fish waste” Vidusara (12.06.2019)

Awards

Grants

National Services

Paper moderator of the Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management (NVQ Level 05) of the Ocean University Regional Centre, Negambo (2019)
Member of the Curriculum and National Competency Standards Rivision committee (NVQ Level 05 and 06, Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management) organized by the Ocean University of Sri Lanka (2019)
Coordinator of the one day awareness workshop for the small scale ornamental fish farmers in the Anuradhapura, organized by the Department of Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management, University College of Anuradhapura. (2018)

Abstracts Published in Local and International Conferences

  • Piloson, H. & Mihiran, B. D. M., 2020. Current status of the beach seine fishery in the Alas garden area, Trincomalee District, Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. Colombo, International Center for Research and Development.
  • Malshani, M.M.I.S. & Mihiran, B. D. M., Socioeconomic conditions of bivalve collectors and their livelihood related issues associated with Anaiwasala and Dutch bay areas in Puttalam lagoon in Sri Lanka. Colombo, International Center for Research and Development.
  • Hapugoda, A.W.P.M.K., Wijerathna, H.M.S.M. & Mihiran, B. D. M., Potential for extraction of water soluble protein from Red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) head as a protein source for MRS culture media. Colombo, International Center for Research and Development.
  • Udayangani, J.A.D., Wijerathna, H.M.S.M., Chandrarathna, W.P.R. & Mihiran, B. D. M., 2020. Antibacterial Effect of Sri Lankan medicinal plants; Heen Bovitiya (Osbeckia octandra), and Edaru (Ricinus communis) against Aeromonas hydrophilla. Colombo, International Center for Research and Development.
  • Dharmadasa, T.A.J.R.L., Wijerathna, H.M.S.M., Chandrarathna, W.P.R. & Mihiran, B. D. M., 2020. Moringa oleifera, and Ocimum tenuiflorum extracts as antibacterial agents against Aeromonas hydrophilla. Colombo, International Center for Research and Development.
  • Lakshani, B.M.S., Wijerathna, H.M.S.M. & Mihiran, B. D. M., 2020. Liquid fermented fish waste fertilizer to enhance the growth and production of Okra/Ladies Fingers (Abelmoschus esculentus). Colombo, International Center for Research and Development.
  • Malshani, A., Medagedera, C., Faheem, M., Corea, S., Mihiran, D.M. & Pahalawattearachchi, V., 2019. Feasibility of using introduced mature oyster (Crassotrea madrasensis) stock bed to collect spat for Oyster farming. Matara, Sri Lanka Association for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
  • Mihiran, B.D.M., Gamage, K.R. & Cumaranatunga, P.R.T., 2015. Inclusion of Brown Seaweed (Sargassum crassifolium) as a Partial Replacement of Fish Meal in Diets for Oreochromis niloticus Colombo, International Center for Research and Development.
  • Malshani, M.M.I.S. & Mihiran, D.M., Study the consumer preference of bivalves in the fishers' community of Anaiwasala and Dutch bay areas in Puttalam lagoon, Sri Lanka. 7th International Virtual Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture 2020 (ICFA 2020).
  • Bandara, D.R.C.V. & Mihiran.D.M., Captive breeding of Anabas testudineus (Climbing Perch) by environmental manipulation. 7th International Virtual Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture 2020 (ICFA 2020).
  • Piloson, H. & Mihiran, B. D. M., Present status of beach seine fishery in the Alas garden and Sandy bay areas of the Trincomalee District, Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. NARA Scientific Sessions 2020.

Research Paper Publications

  • Imesha Malshani and Madusanka Mihiran (2021) ‘Socioeconomic Conditions of Bivalve Collectors and their Livelihood Related Issues Associated with Anaiwasala and Dutch Bay Areas in Puttalam Lagoon in Sri Lanka’, International Multidisciplinary Research Journal, Volume:1; January 2021; Page 12-15.DOI:https://doi.org/10.47722/imrj.2001.03

Articles Published in National News Papers

  • “Value added products based on fish waste” Vidusara (12.06.2019)

Mr. H.M.Sarath Mahinda wijerathna

Department/ Office Address

Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management

Educational Qualifications

M.sc in Preventive Veterinary Medical science (CNU,Republic of Korea) / B.sc. (Hons) in Fisheries and Marine sciences (Ruhuna,SL)
B.sc. (Hons) in Fisheries and Marine sciences (Ruhuna,SL)

Professional Qualifications

2020 - Short course on “Detection of Environmental Pollutants and Monitoring of Health Effects”, Chulabhorn Research Institute, Bangkok Thailand.
2020 : Staff Development Programme for Probationary Lecturers (Cycle 21) conducted by the Staff Development Centre, University of Kelaniya (2019)
2017 : Internship, GENETECH, Colombo 08
2012 : Marine chart reading communication and operation of satellite navigation, National Institute of Fisheries & Nautical Engineering, Galle, Sri Lanka
2012 : Workshop on “Marine Science and Disaster Management”, Organized by National Institute of Fisheries & Nautical Engineering, Mattakkuliya.
2009 - 2010 : Computer literacy course, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka
2009 : Diploma in Information Technology with E-Commerce, ESOFT Computer Studies PVT LTD, No 158F 1/1 Galle road, Colombo 4, Sri Lanka

Contact Number

071-340 20 78

Positions (Working experience)

2019 – Present : Lecturer (Probationary), Department of Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management, University College of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.
2017 - 2019 : Research assistant, Laboratory of Microbiology, College of veterinary medicine, Chungnam National University, Republic of Korea.
2016-2017 : Temporary Lecturer, Department of Fisheries & Aquaculture, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine sciences and Technology, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka
2015 - 2016 : Temporary Demonstrator, Department of Fisheries & Aquaculture, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine sciences and Technology, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka
2015 : Trainee Quality control supervisor /Internship
2012 - 2013 : Assistant Aquaculturist, Water World Aquarist (PVT) LTD, Silverdale estate, Kakanadura, Matara, Sri Lanka

Other positions held

2020 : Coordinator of the industrial advisory board, Dept. of Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management, University College of Anuradhapura
2019-2020 : Safeguard officer, University College of Anuradhapura.
2019-2020 : Coordinator of Annual symposium, University College of Anuradhapura.

Teaching Interest

Aquaculture, Fisheries, Molecular Biology, Genetics,  Microbiology. Immunology

Research Interest

Fish feed and Nutrition  
Value added products from Aquatic Resources
Antibacterial / antifungal / antiviral effects of natural herb extracs and biodegradable nanoparticles
Mechanism studies of cell signalling pathways

Publications

RESEARCH PAPER PUBLICATIONS
2020 : Dananjaya, S., Edirisinghe, S., Thao, N., Kumar, R., Wijerathna, H.M.S.M, Mudiyanselage, A., De Zoysa, M. and Choi, D., 2020. Succinyl chitosan gold nanocomposite: Preparation, characterization, in vitro and in vivo anticandidal activity. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 165, pp.63-70.
2020 : Dananjaya, S., Thu Thao, N., Wijerathna, H.M.S.M, Lee, J., Edussuriya, M., Choi, D. and Saravana Kumar, R., 2020. In vitro and in vivo anticandidal efficacy of green synthesized gold nanoparticles using Spirulina maxima polysaccharide. Process Biochemistry, 92, pp.138-148.
2019 : Kiramage,. C., Myun S. K., Lee H.C., Kim T.H., Kim J.H., Chathuranga W.A.G., Ekanayaka P., Wijerathne H.M.S.M, Cho W.K., Kim H.I., Ma J.Y., and Lee J.S. Anti-Respiratory Syncytial Virus Activity of Plantago asiatica and Clerodendrum trichotomum Extracts In Vitro and In Vivo. Viruses. 11(7) (2019) 604.
2019 : Lee J.S., Kim T.H., Lee H.C., Kim J.H., Hewawaduge C.Y., Kiramage C., Chathuranga G., Ekanayaka P., Wijerathne H.M.S.M., Kim J.C., Kim E. Fas-associated factor 1 Mediates NADPH Oxidase-Induced Reactive Oxygen Species Production and Proinflammatory Responses in Macrophages against Listeria Infection. Plos Pathogenes. 15(8) (2019) e1008004.
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND ABSTRACT PUBLICATIONS
2020 : Hapugoda, M., Wijerathna, H.M.S.M., and Mihiran, M., 2020. Potential for extraction of water-soluble protein from Red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) head as a protein source for MRS culture media. In: 6th International Conference on Agriculture & Fisheries; Systems & Technology 2020. [online] Colombo: International Center for Research and Development, p.14. Available at: <http://www.agriconference.info/documents/> [Accessed 14 November 2020].
2020 : Udayangani, D., Wijerathna, H.M.S.M., Chandrarathna, P. and Mihiran, M., 2020. Antibacterial Effect of Sri Lankan Medicinal Plants; Heen Bovitiya (Osbeckia octandra) and Edaru (Ricinus communis) against Aeromonas hydrophilla. In: 6th International Conference on Agriculture & Fisheries; Systems & Technology 2020. [online] Colombo: International Center for Research and Development, p.9. Available at: <http://www.agriconference.info/documents/> [Accessed 14 November 2020].
2020 : Dharmadasa, J., Wijerathna, H.M.S.M., Chandrarathna, P. and Mihiran, M., 2020. Moringa oleifera, and Ocimum tenuiflorum extracts as antibacterial agents against Aeromonas hydrophilla. In: 6th International Conference on Agriculture & Fisheries; Systems & Technology 2020. [online] Colombo: International Center for Research and Development, p.18. Available at: <http://www.agriconference.info/documents/> [Accessed 14 November 2020].
2020 :  Dharmadasa, J., Wijerathna, H.M.S.M., Chandrarathna, P. and Mihiran, M., 2020. Moringa oleifera, and Ocimum tenuiflorum extracts as antibacterial agents against Aeromonas hydrophilla. In: 6th International Conference on Agriculture & Fisheries; Systems & Technology 2020. [online] Colombo: International Center for Research and Development, p.18. Available at: <http://www.agriconference.info/documents/> [Accessed 14 November 2020].
2018 : Jong-Soo Lee*, Jae-Hoon Kim, Tae-Hwan Kim, Hyun-Cheol Lee, Kiramage Chathuranga, W.A. Gayan Chathuranga, Eun-Seo Lee, Pathum Ekanayaka, H.M.S.M. Wijerathne.,2018. Autophagy Protein Rubicon Regulates Type I IFN Signaling by Targeting IRF3 Dimerization. In: 45th annual meeting & international symposium. Yeosu: The Korean society for Microbiology & Biotechnology, p.113.
2018 : Tae-Hwan Kim, Hyun-Cheol Lee, C.Y.Hewawaduge, Kiramage Chathuranga, Thilina U.B. Herath, W.A. Gayan Chathuranga, Eun-Seo Lee, Pathum Ekanayaka, H.M.S.M. Wijerathne, Dung Tan Huynh, Chul-Joong Kim, Jong-Soo Lee.,2018. The Regulatory Function of FAF1 in Production of NADPH Oxidase-Induced ROS. In: 45th annual meeting & international symposium. Yeosu: The Korean society for Microbiology & Biotechnology, p.113.
2018 : H.M.S.M. Wijerathne, Kiramage Chathuranga, Hyun-Cheol Lee, Tae-Hwan Kim, W.A. Gayan Chathuranga, Eun-Seo Lee, Pathum Ekanayaka, Dung Tan Huynh, Myun Soo Kim, Hong Ik Kim, Jong-Soo Lee., 2018. Inhibition of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Replication in vitro and in vivo by Plantago asiatica and Clerodendron trichotomum. In: 45th annual meeting & international symposium. Yeosu: The Korean society for Microbiology & Biotechnology, p.103.
2017 : W.A. Gayan Chathuranga, Md Bashir Uddin, Jae-Hoon Kim, Hyun-Cheol Lee, Tae-Hwan Kim, C.Y. Hewawaduge, Kiramage Chathuranga, Thilina U.B. Herath, Eun-Seo Lee, Pathum Ekanayaka, S.M. Wijerathne H.M., Dung Tan Huynh, Choul Goo Kim, Chul-Joong Kim and Jong-Soo LEE.,2017. Clostridium Butyricum S45-5 (CBS45-5) Has an Antiviral Activity in vitro and in vivo. In: 44th annual meeting & international symposium. Busan: The Korean society for Microbiology & Biotechnology, p.98.
2017 : Eun Seo Lee, Tae-Hwan Kim, Hyun-Cheol Lee, C.Y. Hewawaduge, Kiramage Chathuranga, Thilina U.B. Herath, W.A. Gayan Chathuranga, Pathum Ekanayaka, S.M. Wijerathne H.M., Dung Tan Huynh, Ye-Seul Shin, Young-Hyo Chang and Jong-Soo Lee*., 2017. Clostridium Butyricum S45-5 (CBS45-5) Has an Antiviral Activity in vitro and in vivo. In: 44th annual meeting & international symposium. Busan: The Korean society for Microbiology & Biotechnology, p.97.
2017 : Thilina U.B. Herath, Tae-Hwan Kim, Chul-Ho Lee, C.Y. Hewawaduge, Pathum Ekanayaka, H.M.S.M. Wijerathne, Eun-Seo Lee, Kiramage Chathuranga, Dung Tan Huyng, W.A. Gayan Chathuranga, Chul-Su Yang and Jong-Soo ee., 2017. Dense Granule Protein 7 of Toxoplasma Gondii Has the Antiviral Activity in nitro and in vivo by Inducing Antiviral State. In: 44th annual meeting & international symposium. Busan: The Korean society for Microbiology & Biotechnology, p.97.
2017 : Hyun-Cheol LEE, Duk-Jae JANG, Tae-Hwan KIM, C.Y. Hewawaduge, Kiramage Chathuranga, Thilina U.B. Herath, W.A. Gayan Chathuranga, Eun-Seo LEE, Pathum Ekanayaka, S.M. Wijerathne H.M, Dung Tan Huyng, Chul-Ho Lee and Jong-Soo Lee., 2017. NQO1 Negatively Regulates the Type I Interferon Signaling against Virus Infection. In: 44th annual meeting & international symposium. Busan: The Korean society for Microbiology & Biotechnology, p.97.
2017 : Hyun-Cheol Lee, Eun-Seo Lee, Tae-Hwan Kim, C.Y. Hewawaduge, Kiramage Chathuranga, Thilina U.B. Herath, W.A. Gayan Chathuranga, Pathum Ekanayaka, S.M. Wijerathne H.M., Dung Tan Huyng, Chul-Ho Lee and Jong-Soo Lee., 2017. Released Tryptophanyl-tRNA-Synthetase Functions as a Cytokine on Virus Infection. In: 44th annual meeting & international symposium. Busan: The Korean society for Microbiology & Biotechnology, p.96.
2015 : Wijerathna, H.M.S.M., Radampola, K. & Cyril, H.W., 2015. Production of sauce from mud clam (Geloina coaxans) muscle as a value added product. In Prasad, K.P., ed. International conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture. Colombo, 2015. International Institute of Knowledge Management, p.20.
2015 : Wijerathna, H.M.S.M., Radampola, K. and Cyril, H.W., 2015. . Bivalve Fishery and Consumer Preference on Bivalves in Tambalagam Bay, Kinniya, Sri Lanka. In: International Conference on Agriculture, Aquaculture and Animal Science. Colombo: International Center for Research & Development, p.23.

Awards

Grants

National Services

2013 & 2015 : Organizing committee member, Educational exhibition organized by faculty of  Fisheries and Marine Sciences & Technology, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

Ms. D.M.A. Edirisinghe

Department/ Office Address

Department of Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management, University College of Anuradhapura, University of Vocational Technology, No 328, Vidyala Mawatha, Anuradhapura

Educational Qualifications

01. MSc in Aquaculture (Major in Aquatic Resources Management), University of Ghent, Belgium.

02. BSc in Fisheries and Marine Sciences (Special Degree in Fisheries and aquaculture), University of Ruhuna, Matara

Professional Qualifications

01. Working as a Lecturer (Probationary) in the Department of Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management, University College, Anuradhapura. (From 01st of November 2014 up to date)

02. Worked as a temporary lecturer in the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences & Technology, at University of Ruhuna (From 3rd February 2014 to 01st November 2014)

03. Worked as a temporary demonstrator in Faculty of Fisheries & Marine Sciences & Technology at University of Ruhuna (From 5th of January 2013 to 2nd February 2014)

04. Worked as a research assistant in APN coastal study project from June to July 2013, Coastal Ecosystem and Changing Economic Activities, in collaboration
with groups of scientists from India and Bangladesh with funding provided by the Asia-Pacific Network on Global Change Research based in Japan.

05. Workshop on Scientific Writing and Presentation Skills (2013), Organized by Sri Lanka Association for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (SLAFAR) and Bay of Bengal Large Marine Eco- system Project (BOBLME).

06. Workshop on Research Ethics (2013), Organized by Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS). 

07. Workshop on Monitoring Water Quality for Safe Drinking Water (2015), Organized by Sri Lanka Association for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (SLAFAR).

08. International Seminar on Length Based Spawning Potential : A new approach to assess and manage data poor fisheries (2015), Organized by Sri Lanka Association for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (SLAFAR), The National Aquatic Resources, Research and Development Agency (NARA), The Seafood Exporters’ Association of Sri Lanka and Centre for Fish, Fisheries Research, Murdoch University Perth, Western Australia.

09. Life Member of Sri Lanka Association for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (SLAFAR)

10. Diploma in Human Resource Management at the Management and Higher Professional Training Institute Boosa, Galle.

11.    Proficiency in English certificate course, in English Language Teaching Unit, University of Ruhuna.

12.    Industrial training at Ornamental fish breeding and training center, Rambadagalle (NAQDA) from 6th August 2012 to 6th October 2012 under following areas; Ornamental fish breeding, Fish disease management, Fish feed and nutrition, Ornamental fish packing, Cultivation of aquatic ornamental plants, Tissue culture of aquatic plants

13. National Certificate in Information and Communication Technology (NCICT), National Youth Services Council, Kurunegala

E-mail Address

anushaedirisinghe@gmail.com

Contact Number

94779479286

Administrative Positions

01. Head of the Department, Department of Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management, University College of Anuradhapura (From 5th August 2015 to 2016)

02. Head of Academics, University College of Anuradhapura (From 2019 January to 2019 March)

03. TEC Committee member

04. Member of Descipline Committee (From 2015 to 2019)

05. Staff Development Coordinator, University College of Anuradhapura

 

Teaching Interest

01. Appliied Statistics

02. Aquatic Ecology

03. Aquatic Farm Management

04. Freshwater fish culture techniques

05. Physiology of Aquatic Organisms

06. Scientific Writing

 

Research Interest

01. Bioflocs in Aquaculture

Fish Nutrition
Aquatic Plant Culture
Integrated Farming
Fisheries Socioeconomics
 

Publications

Full Paper: Edirisinghe, D.M.A, Cumaranatunga, P.R.T., Radampola K., Kirinde Arachchige, P, T., 2013. Analysis of Proximate composition and consumer preference on three reef fish species. Sri Lanka Journal of Aquatic Sciences. 18(2013), pp.27-36.
Abstract: Edirisinghe, D.M.A, Cumaranatunga, P.R.T., Radampola K., Kirinde Arachchige, P, T., Proximate composition and consumer preference on three selected reef fish species. 19th Annual Scientific Sessions 2013; Sri Lanka Association for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (SLAFAR); 16th -17th May 2013
Abstract:  Edirisinghe, D.M.A, Cumaranatunga, P.R.T., Radampola K., Kirinde Arachchige, P, T., Analysis of proximate composition of selected three reef fish species in the Southern region. 10th Academic Sessions & 9th Vice Chancellors Awards, University of Ruhuna; 20th March 2013.
 Abstract: Premadasa, V.S, Edirisinghe, D.M.A., 2020. Proximate Composition of four selected sea weeds from Kilinochchi and Kalpitiya area of Sri Lanka. 06th International Conference on Agriculture & Fisheries; Systems & Technology 2020. in press
Abstract:  Lakashani W.H.S.T., Edirisinghe, D.M.A., 2020. Investigation on major fish catch composition and socioeconomic status of fishermen in Nachchaduwa Reservoir. 06th International Conference on Agriculture & Fisheries; Systems & Technology 2020. in press
Project:   Rathnasiri, J., Kumara, T.P., Thilakarathne, E.P.D.N., Warnasuriya, T.W.S., Madhubhashini, E.T.S., Edirisinghe, D.M.A., Madhushanka, H.M.T.C. 2013. Sri Lanka Report on Eco systems and changing Economic Activities in the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka: Coastal Ecosystem and Changing Economic Activities: Challenges for Sustainability Transition along Chinese and South Asian Coasts. APN coastal study project – ARCP2012-12NMY-Roy.

Awards

Grants

Fully Funded Scholarship from VLIR-OUS subsidized by the Belgian federal government, for the complete duration of the study programme for MSc in Aquaculture, Ghent University, Belgium 
FInal Year Master's Dissertation: Suppression of geosmin production in RAS by bioflocs was funded by Project AquaVlan 2 which is financed by the Interreg V programme Flanders-The Netherlands, the cross-border collaboration programme with financial support from the European Fund for Regional Development (www.grensregio.eu). obtained with infrastructure funded by EMBRC Belgium - FWO agreement 20151029-03 and Hercules agreement 20140910-03

National Services

2013 & 2014 : Organizing committee member, Educational exhibition organized by faculty of  Fisheries and Marine Sciences & Technology, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka
2015 & 2016 : Organizing committee member, Educational exhibition organized by University College of Anuradhapura
Sample Evaluation Committee member of Assessment report for the Court (Balapitiya,65685 and Galle, 26268) on Dynamyte fishing  

Ms. K.L.G. Rumeshani

Department/ Office Address

Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management

Educational Qualifications

Bachelor of Science Honours (BScHONS) in Aquatic Resources Technology

Professional Qualifications

1. Certificate in Human Resource Management (IPM) 2. Diploma in Information Technology with E-Commerce (Esoft)

E-mail Address

gayadiliyanage@gmail.com

Contact Number

071-9589723

Administrative Positions

Teaching Interest

Modules related to Biology for Technology, Water Quality Management, Basic Chemistry for Aquaculture,

Research Interest

Extraction of bioactive compounds from seaweeds

Publications

Abstract Publication K.L.G. Rumeshani*, A.L.Y.H. Aruppala and E.D.N.S. Abeyrathne Antioxidant Activity of the Crude Extract of Ulva lactuca (Sea Lettuce) Collected from the South Coast of Sri Lanka International Research Conference Uva Wellassa University (IRCUWU2018), Badulla Sri Lanka, 2018

Awards

Grants

National Services