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Second Academic Sessions- 2004

Technical Session | Poster Session

Technical Session

1 Development of salt-affected lands in Southern Sri Lanka with special reference to Hambantota district

S. Subasinghe
Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University ofRuhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya,
Sri Lanka

2 Competitiveness of Sri Lankan Tea and Spices in India's Market:impact of liberalized trade policies

L.M.Abeywickrama1 and P.S.Rangi2

1.Dept. of Agricultural Economics,Faculty of Agriculture.University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

2.Dept. of Economics,Punjab Agricultural University,Ludhiana,India

 

3 Design and development of a row seeder for Gingelly, Kurakkan and Meneri

P. L. A. G Alwis
Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna ,
Kamburupitiya, Sri Lanka

4 Influence of propanil and glyphosate on soil microbial activity

B.C Walpola* 1, S.D Wanniarachchi.1, and J. A. Liyanage2

1.Dept.of Agricultural Chemistry,Faculty of Agriculture.University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

2Dept.of Chemistry,Faculty of Science,University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

5 Cross infectivity and survivability of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides isolated from Papaya

K.L. Wasantha Kumara1 and R.D. Rawaf2

1.Department of Agricultural Biology, Faculty of Agriculture, University ofRuhuna, Kamburupitiya,
Sri Lanka

2.Division of Plant Pathology, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hessaraghatta, Bangalore,
560089, India

6 Yield and quality' of Gliricidia septum grown in live fence in relation to frequency of defoliation and method of harvesting

A.Manawadu, D,G,AKSirisena and KKPathirana

Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Mapalana,
Kamburipitiya, Sri Lanka

7 Market entry requirements for herbal medicinal products in Sri Lanka: A case study

C.C. Jayalath1, M.P. Hettiarachchi1* and K.D.N. Kodikara2

1.Dept. of Crop Science, ,Faculty of Agriculture, University ofRuhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya, I
Sri Lanka ,
2.Agriculture Division, Export Development Board, Colombo 2, Sri Lanka

8 Assessment of the feeding value of five shrub legumes of local interest

YJ.DJ.W.Seresinhe, RT. Seresinhe and K.K. Pathirana

Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Kamburupitiya,
Sri Lanka.

9 Effect of rainfall on cropping pattern offarmers in Hambantota District

MHJP Gunarathna1, C.M Navaratne1 and KDN Weerasinghe1

1.Dept. of Agric. Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Mapalana,
Kamburupitiya, Sri Lanka

10 Assessment of root growth pattern of Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum Presl)

I. Malavipathirana and S. Subasinghe

Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University ofRuhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya,
Sri Lanka.

11 "Do the consultant judicial medical officers in Sri Lanka hide behind the euphemous statement, " the cause of death is under investigation, but the body may be released for burial"

Niriellage Chandrasiri

Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna, Galle, Sri Lanka.

12 Efficacy of rice flour fortification in Sri Lanka: A pilot study

Manjula Hettiarachchi 1, Chandrani Liyange1, David C. Hilmers2 and Steven A. Abrams2

1.Nuclear Medicine Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University ofRuhuna, P. O. Box 70, Karapitiya, Galle,
Sri Lanka;
2.U.S. Department of Agriculture! ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics,
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX, 77030.

13 Corriandrumsativum: Does it protect the mouse liver in paracetamel poisoning?

R P Hewawasam, K A P Y W Jayatilaka, C Pathirana and L K B Mudduwa*

Department of Biochemistry, Pathology*, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna, Karapitiya,
Galle, Sri Lanka.

14 Prevalence of Insulin Resistance Syndrome (IRS) among young patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes

 

T.P. Weerarathna and A.S. Dissanayake

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University ofRuhuna, Galle, Sri Lanka.

15 Value of C-reactive protein in assessing adverse outcomes of dengue fever

C.K. Bodinayake, T.P. Weerarathna, P.L.GC. Liyanage and L.S. Basnayake

Department of Medicine, University ofRuhuna, Galle, Sri Lanka.

16 Evaluation of indigenous entomopathogenic virus against larvae of Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner)

H. C E. Wegiriya

Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University ofRuhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka.

17 Acorrelation study of algal diversity with reef characteristics of Akurala reef in the Southwest coast of Sri Lanka

M.U. Mallikarachchi1,2 and M.P. de Silva2

1.Presently Coastal Resources Management Project, 415/1, T.c.P. Fernando Mw, Patabedimulla,
Ambalangoda.
2.Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, University ofRuhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka.

18 A preliminary chemical study on secondary metabolites present in fruits of Momordica dioica (Thumbakariwila)

K. Nishantha Kumara and VP. Bulugahapitiya

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University ofRuhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka.

19 Development discourse and the third world

R.M.Ranaweera Banda

Department of Sociology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University ofRuhuna,
Matara, Sri Lanka.

20 Application of geographical information systems for flood risk mapping: a case study of Ratnapura town

P. Liyanarachchi and P.G Chandana

Department of Geography, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Ruhuna,
Matara,Sri Lanka.

21 A study of social consequences of ethnic conflict in the North-East of Sri Lankaටට

P.K.M. Dissanayake

Department of Sociology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University ofRuhuna, Matara,
Sri Lanka.

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Sunanda Premasiri

Department of Sinhala, Humanities and Social Sciences, University ofRuhuna, Matara,
Sri Lanka.

23 Remote sensing approach to identify salt-affected soils in Hambantota District

PG Chandana1, K.D.N. Weerasinghe2, S. Subasinghe3 and S. Pathirana4

1.Department of Geography, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University ofRuhuna, Matara,
Sri Lanka.
2.Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna,
Kamburupitiya, Sri Lanka.
3.Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Kamburupitiya, Sri
Lanka.
4.School of Environmental Science & Management, Southern Cross University, Australia.

24 Impact of globalization on entertaining, knowledge of information technology and sexuality among men and women in Sri Lanka

K.D. Dushmanthi Silva and Saman M. Kariyakarawana

Department of Sociology, University ofRuhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka.

25 A sociological study on elderly care in an urban community in Sri Lanka

R. Perera

Department of Sociology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University ofRuhuna, Matara, Sri
Lanka.

26 Physical intimidation and discourse of deceive: A study of political violence at the University of Ruhuna

Upul Abeyrathne1, G.T. Wasantha Sriyani2 and R.M. Rathnayake2

1.Department of Economics, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University ofRuhuna, Matara,
Sri Lanka.
2.Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,
University ofRuhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka.

27 Influence of demographic variables on the perceptions of country of origin as a
quality attribute of milk powder

P.A.P. Samantha Kumaraand MJ. Fazeela Ashan
Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka.
Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

28 Outsourcing in universities: A comparative analysis of in-house sourcing vs
outsourcing (A case study of University of Ruhun.)

G T.Wasantha Sriyani1 and W.M.R.Laksiri2

1.Department of Management & Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Management & Finance, University of
Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka.
2.Department of Accounting & Finance, Faculty of Management & Finance, University ofRuhuna,
Matara, Sri Lanka.

 

Poster Session

29 Screening of mung bean (Vigna radiata (L) Wilczek) and cowpea (Vzgna unguiculata
(L) Walp) for higher growth and yield

S. Subasinghe, R. Senaratne and G.A. Dayatilake

Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University ofRuhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya,
Sri Lanka.

30 Post-harvest handling of cut Kniphofia (Kniphojia uvaria 'Flamenco')

M. P. Hettiarachchi

Department of Crop Science. Faculty of Agriculture. University of Ruhuna. Kamburupitiya, Sri
Lanka.

31 Effect of glyphosate on soil nitrogen mineralization

B.C Walpola* 1, S.D Wanniarachchi.1, and J. A. Liyanage2

1. Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, University ofRuhuna, Mapalana,
Kamburupitiya, Sri Lanka.
2. Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University ofKelaniya, Sri Lanka.

32 Astudy of pineapple black heart disorder: Measures to reduce postharvest losses
during transportation and storage

D.S. Pitadeniya* and P.L.N. Lakshrnan

Department of Agric Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Kamburupitiya, Sri
Lanka.

33 Rooting of Dracaena sanderiana cuttings is influenced by chemical sterilization
and IDA application

I. Pushpamali1.M.P. Hettiarachchi1* and L. Dissanayake2

1.Dept. of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya, Sri Lanka.
2.TropicalFoliage & Flower Company, Perawalawatta, Badalgama, Sri Lanka.

34 Above - ground growth performances of Cinnamon. (Cinnamomum verum presel)
as affected by potting media

G. G Swamapali and S. Subasinghe

Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University ofRuhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya,
SnLanlca.

35 Effect of postharvest treatments on keeping' quality of Phoenixroebelenii

S.N. Ariyadasa1, M.P. Hettiarachchi1*and J.K.L. Priyantha Kumara2
1.Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya Sri Lanka.
2.Tfropiflora Company Ltd., Lihiniwehera, Dodangaslanda, Sri Lanka.

36 Studies on the quality of minimally processed jakfruit

C.A. Jayasinghe1, M. Abeysekera2 and M.P. Hettiarachchi1*

1.Dept. of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya, Sri Lanka.
2.Postharvest Technology Group, Industrial Technology Institute (ITI), Colombo 7, Sri Lanka.

37 Performance assessment of automatic pH and Ec monitoring and control system
for hydroponically grown lettuce

B. M. Jinendra*1, KDN Weerasinghe1, R.A.P.I ..Dharmadasa1and P.M.K Alahakoon2

1.Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, University ofRuhuna, Mapalana,
Kamburupitiya, Sri Lanka.
2 Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, University ofPeradeniya, Sri Lanka.

38 Postharvest ripening and respiration of chilli (Capsicum annum Var. MI-2)

GD.G Chaturani1, S.Wilson2, S.Perera2, M.P. Hettiarachchi1*

1 Dept. of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya, Sri Lanka.
2 Postharvest Technology Group, ITI, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka.

39 Sorjan cultivation system for improving agricultural productivity of marginal
low-lying coastal areas in the Southwest of Sri Lanka: A model

P.H.M. Dharmasena

Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Kamburupitiya, Sri Lanka

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Present status of neat cattle farming in Pelwatte Sugarcane growing settlements

M.M.D.S.N. Perera, R.T. Seresinhe, YJ.D.J.W. Seresinhe and K.K. Pathirana

Dept. of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University ofRuhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya,
Sri Lanka.

41 Comparison of nuclear and non-nuclear techniques to measure the soil moisture
content

C.Ratnayake1, K.D.N. Weerasinghe1and L.K.Heng2

1.Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, University ofRuhuna, Mapalana,
Kamburupitiya, Sri Lanka.
2Soil Science Unit, FAO/IAEAAgriculture & Biotechnology Laboratories,
Seibersdorf, Vienna, Austria ..

42 Information needs ·and information seeking behaviour of library users in the
AGRINET

S.L. Gammanpila1 and N.D. Yapa2

1.The Library, Faculty of Agriculture, University ofRuhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya, Sri Lanka.
2.Fonner, Head, Librarian, International Irrigation &Management Institute, PO. Box 2075, Colombo, Sri