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Third Academic Sessions- 2006

Technical Session| Poster Session

Technical Session

1. Nature of carbon in soil humic substances and incorporation of corn residuederived carbon to soil humic fractions as revealed by13C natural abundance

S. D. Wanniarachchi1 and R. P. Voroney2
1.Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Kamburupitiya
2.Department of Land Resource Science, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

2. An Analysis of different forecasting models for prices of coconut products in Sri Lanka

B D P Rangoda1, L M Abeywickrama2 and M T N Fernando2
1.Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya

2. Coconut Research Institute, Lunuwila,

 

3. Revitalization of the Reed Industry - Two case studies in Kalapugama village- Kalutara district and Habakkala, Kaikawala villages in Galle district

B.M. Ranasinghe, M. K. K. K. de Silva and Ranjith Senaratne
Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Kamburupitiya

4. Design and development of a power' tiller operated centrifugal manure spreader with slurry maker for organic farming.

P. L. A. G. Alwis, L.W.S. Pemasiri, S. T. A Liyanage
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna , MapaJana, Kamburupitiya

5. Effect of Calliandra calothyrsus on the yield and quality of Guinea grass

R. T. Seresinhe and A. Manawadu
Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University ofRuhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya

6. Screening of Coconut (Cocos nucifera) For Drought Tolerance W.G.D. Lakmini1, N.P.A.D. Nainanayake2 and W.A.J.M. De Costa3
1.Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Mapa\ana, Kamburupitiya.
2.Plant Physiology Division, Coconut Research Institute of Sri Lanka, Lunuwila
3.Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya.
7. Behaviour of the Broiler Chicken as Affected by the Form of Diet

N.S.B.M. Atapattu, S S Paththinige, G A Chandana and C J Gajaweera
Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University ofRuhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupiriya.

8. Mass propagation and conservation of Daffodil Orchid (Ipsea speciosa): An endangered endemic orchid

DLC Kumari1, KKS Fernando2, SDA Wijesundara3,
1.Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya,
2.Seed Certification and Plant Protection Service, Department of Agriculture, Peradeniya,
3.Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya,

9. Adaptability of dry weight rank method for botanical analysis of natural pasture grown in coconut plantations

D. Senaratna, R.T. Serasinhe, K.K. Pathirana and N.S.B.M. Atapattu
Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Kamburupitiya

10. Effect of temperature - time combination and C02 addition on shelf life extension of chilled pasteurized cow milk

N.M.N.K. Narayana1 , and K.F.S.T. Silva2
I. Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya
2.Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University o fPeradeniya, Peradeniya.

11. In-vitro germination of red sandalwood (pterocarpus santalinus L.) seeds

G.D.G. Chaturani, M.P. Jayathilleke and S. Subasinghe
Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Kamburupitiya.

12. Evaluation of different levels of Sucrose, BAP and Photoperiod regimes for In-vitro Microtuber Production of Potato (Solanum tuberosum LJ

P.E. Kaliyadasa1, M.M. Nugaliyadda2, N. Iddagoda1
1.Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya.
2.Agricultural Research Station. Sita Eliya, Nuwara Eliya,

13. Stress perception among meditators who are affected by tsunami

K.G. Somasiri1, C.L. Samaranayake2

, C.P. Nissanka2 and AJ.P.M. Jayawardena 3

1. Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University ofRuhuna, Galle
2. Teaching Hospital Karapitiya, Galle, 3. Sri Jayawardenapura Hospital, Kotte

14. Prevalence of obesity and the correlation between different indices of obesity among healthy Sri Lankans

T.P. Weeraratna, and H.M.M. Herath
Center for Hypertension, Lipid Disorders and Diabetes Mellitus, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine,
University of Ruhuna. Galle

15.

Remote controlled bioacoustics analyzer as a teaching and diagnostic tool in auscultation studies in clinical practice

 

N.K. V.M.Ruvin Kumara,
Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna, Galle

16. Epidemiological aspects of some mental health symptoms in undergraduates Bilesha Perera1, Erandathi Lelwala2, and Nayana Fernando1
I. Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University ofRuhuna, Galle.
2. Department of Economics, University ofRuhuna, Wallamadama, Matara.
17. Prevalence of Metabolic syndrome among- the offspring of individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus

H.M.M Herath, T.P.Weerarathna, and S. U Kannangara
Centre for Hypertension, Lipid Disorders and Diabetes Mellitus
Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna. Galle

18. Sensory evaluation of fortified rice flour based foods at different levels of fortification

M. Hettiarachchi and C. Liyanage
Nuclear Medicine Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna, Karapitiya, Galle

19. Xanthones from roots of Calophyllum thwaitesii and their bioactivity

M. T. Napagoda1 , S. B. Tennakoorr2, V. Thevanesanr3and H. R. W. Dharmaratne2
I.Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University ofRuhuna, Galle
2. Natural Products Programme, Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy
3. Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University ofPeradeniya, Peradeniya

20. A rapid learning tool to learn a new language using Graphic intermediaries (Gi)

R.W. Seneviratne and M.M. Kumara
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine ,University of Ruhuna, Galle

21. Managing employees towards organizational success A case study of entrepreneurs in the Southern Province

H.S.C. Perera and A. Dayananda
Faculty of Management & Finance, University ofRuhuna, Matara

22. The Galle District economy in the face of the depression - 1929-1933

J.K. De Silva
Department of History, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ruhuna, Matara.

23. The efficiency of the local governance in water resources management of the Moneragala district, Sri Lanka

D.L.A.H.Shammika1

, and S.D. Chaminda2
1.Department of Economics, University of Ruhuna, Matara,

2. University of Colombo

24. Role of indigenous fungi for the control of Echinochloa spp.

G. G. M. S. Suugunadasa and N. P. Dissanayake
Department of Botany, University ofRuhuna, Matara.

25. Comparative study on the diversity and abundance of mosquito fauna in relation to anthropogenic activities and environmental factors in selected sites of Matara area

U.D. Manawadu, K.H.M.A. Deepananda and H.C.E. Wegiriya*
Department of Zoology, University ofRuhuna, Matara. *Correspondence: hemantha@zoo.ruh.ac.lk

26. A preliminary study on root-knot nematodes, Meloldogyne species and their bacterial hyper-parasite, Pasteuria penetrans associated with Spinach in Matara District.

W.T.S.D. Premachandra1*, A.H.P. Lasanth2', K.H.M.A. Deepanandasup

and R.C. Jayasinghe3.
1.Department of Zoology, University of Ruhuna, Matara:2.Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, District
office, Matara:3.Deparhnent of Agriculture, District office, Matara., *Author for correspondence

E-mail: darnmini0:zoo.ruh.ac.lk. darnminipremachandra@yahoo.co.uk

27. Investigation of physical and chemical parameters relevant to the slow processing
rate of tea (Camellia sinensis L.) clone TRI 2025

K. Nishantha Kumara1 and A.M.T. Amarakoon2
1. Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Universiy of Ruhuna, Matara.

2.Tea Research Institute, Talawakelle.

28. Landslide hazard zonation using GIS techniques -A case study at Diyadawa,
Deniyaya-

Amila Silval1 and Sarath Kumara2
1.Department ofClvil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University ofRuhuna, Galle,
2.Civil Engineer, CEC (pvt.) Ltd. Embilipitiya,

29. Evaluation of Safety Level at Construction Sites in Sri Lanka

A.K. Somasundaraswaran1, T. Brammananda2, J.A. Akeel3 and G. Rajakumar4
I. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University ofRuhuna, Galle,
2. Maga Construction Pvt Ltd, Anuradapura, 3-4.Sierra Construction Pvt Ltd, Kandy Road, Maha Oya

30. Post-Accident questionnaire to identify the remedial measures in Sri Lanka

A.K. Somasundaraswaran1, S. A. Shafip2, T. Sundarakumar3 and Z.A.A. Firanz4
I .Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University ofRuhuna, Galle,
2.Sunpower Construction Pvt Ltd, Dharmapala, Mawatha, Ampara.,
3-4.Sierra Construction Ltd, Beach road, Thirukovil.

Poster Session

31. Applicability of soil available nitrogen and microbial biomass carbon as indicators to assess soil quality in low country wet zone agricultural lands

S. D. Wanniarachchi and G. J. P. Seneviratne
Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Kamburupitiya, Sri Lanka.

32. Development of a web based information technological working interface for the
Nilwala river basin to enhance resource mobilization

C.P. Gunasena and C.M. Navaratne
Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya

33. Effect of shade and associated environmental conditions resulting from exposure of poultry sheds to two levels of sun light on the performance of two broiler strains.

A.Manawadul1
, R.H.W Dissanayake1 and W.P Wimalasiri2
1.Faculty of Agriculture,University of Ruhuna, Mapalana, Kamburipitiya, 2.Bairaha farms (pvt) Ltd. Pasyaia, Nittambuwa

34. In-vitro shoots proliferation of Papaya (CarlcapapayaL.) through auxiliary bud
culture

P. S. Warakagoda1, D. P. Premathilake2 and D. L. C. Kumari1
1.Dept. of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University ofRuhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitia,
2.Horticultural Crops Research and DevelopmentIRStitute, Gannoruwa, Peradeniya

35. Development of an experimental technique for: rice ransplanting by using
"twisted rice straw ropes"
L.W.S. Kumari and B.N. Gunaratne
Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Aricul1;JJreU, niversity ofRuhuna, Kamburupitiya
36. An expert system for bridge management in Sri Lanka C.S. Lewangamage1, T.M.C.H. Menike1, G. Sureshkurnar1
, P.K.P.Pushpakurnara1
R.M.M.R Rathnayaka1, K. Amaraweera2 and N.B.G.Imali2
1.Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna,
Hapugala, Galle,
2. Road Development Authority, Galle.
37 Identifying Operational Constraints at Bandaranaike International Airport A.K.Somasundaraswaran1, D.B.D.S.Somasri2, G.D.Vipulasena3 and H.K.R.S. Kethuka4
1.Department of .Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna,
Galle,
2.Kumagai Gumi Co Ltd, Indigaskatiya, Baddhegama,
3.MAGA Engineering Construction (Pvt)
Ltd, Colombo,
4.TERM trust, 3rd Floor, Isurupaya, Battaramulla
38 Three-Wheeler drivers view in small cities in Sri Lanka A.K. Somasundaraswaran1, M.B.I.T. Kumari2 and D.H.S.D.A. Siriwardana3
1. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna,
Galle,
2 Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau (CECB), Bauddahloka Mawatha, Colombo -7,
3.National Water Supply & Drainage Board (NWS&DB), Regional support Centre, No. 395,
Kumarathunga Mawatha, Pamburana, Matara
39 Enhanced social harmony through improved infrastructure facilities
A research studyfor uplifting social harmony
Case Study on Waste Water and Sewage Disposal Arrangement in Sarenthukade Junction and
surrounded area in Galle City
D.A.W.S. Delpage and A.K. Somasundaraswaran

Departmentof Civiland Environmental Engineering, Facultyof Engineering,UniversityofRuhuna,Galle,
40 Addressing difficulties in rural estates with limited education facilities
A research study for uplifting social harmony
R.H.C.C.Ranasinghe1 and A.K.Somasundaraswaran2
1 Department ·of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of
Ruhuna, Galle,
2 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering,
University of Ruhuna, Galle,
41 A protocol for disaster management M. Vidanapathiraria,
Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna, Karapitiya, Galle.
42 Identification of factors to improve the quality of graduates in Biological Science
programme in University of Ruhuna

H.C.E Wegiriya1 and K. Radampola2*
1. Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna, Matara.
2 Department of Fisheries Biology , Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna, Matara. *Present address Department of Fisheries and
Aquaculture, Faculty of Fisheries & Marine Sciences and Technology, University of Ruhuna, Matara.

43 Salinity and microbial contamination and natural remediation of Tsunami affected
groundwater wellsat two locations in Weligama, Sri Lanka
K.D.N. Weerasinghe1., Ranjana.U.K. Piyadasa1, I.S.Kariyawasam1, L.M.J.R Wijayawardhana1, D.S.E
.Kumara1, S.B.Vithana2, M.Gruber3, M.Maier3, D.Maier4
1. Dept. of Agric. Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya,
2 Dept. of Agric. Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya ,
3 Stadtwerke, Karlsruhe,Daxlander strasse 72, 76185 Karlsruhe, Germany,
4 University of Karlsruhe, Faculty of Chemical Engineering,
44 Overview of Reconstruction and Redevelopment of Key Infrastructure Facilities in
Galle, Sri Lanka
A.K. Somasundaraswaran, W.H.E. Subashini, P.K.Abeyratne, W.S.R.R. Wickramage, and
A.P.K. Thuduwage
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University ofRuhuna, Galle
45 Post-Tsunami recovery programme of the agriculture sector in southern Sri Lanka S.Subasinghe, M.de S. Liyanage, R.Senaratne, R.T:Seresinhe and A.A. Kumara
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya
46 Tsunami affected micro, small medium scale enterprises (MSMEs, ) in Southern Province and roadmap for development H.S.C. Perera, M.W.S. Sanjeewa Silva, G.K. Hemamali Ganewatta, A.C. Karunaratne, and
Chandana Pushpakumara,
Faculty of Management & Finance University ofRuhuna, Matara.
47 Reconstruction, rehabilitation and redevelopment: Development planning in the Matara District during the post Tsunami recovery period C. Gamage1, P. Hewage2, W. Rupananda3, and S. Wawwage4
1.Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciencens, University of Ruhuna, Matara.
2.Department of Geography Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciencens, University ofRuhuna, Matara.
3.Department of Economics, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciencens, University ofRuhuna, Matara.
4Department of History, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciencens, University of Ruhuna, Matara.
48 Performace of existing tree species after Tsunami in selected' areas of Hambantota District I.R. Palihakkara, A. Kumara, G.D.G. Chaturani and S. Subasinghe
Facultyof Agriculture,UniversityofRuhuna, Mapalana,Kamburupitiya
49 An assessment of soil amendments for Tsunami affected paddy lands in Matara and Hambantota Districts A.A Kumara1, S Subasinghe1, M. de S. Liyanage1 and L.D.Martin2
1Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University ofRuhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya
2.Muresk Institute of Agriculture, Curtin University, Northam WA 6401, Australia.
50 Studies on soil properties of Tsunami affected areas in southern Sri Lanka B.C.Walpola1·W.P.A.S.Somarathna2, S.Subasinghe2, L.D. Martin3,M.DeS.Liyanage2 and A.A.Kumara2
1.Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Kamburupitiya,
2.Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Kamburupitiya,
3.Muresk Institute of Agriculture, Curtain University of Technology, WA, Australia
51 Ground water contamination due to biological pollutants in outskirts of Tsunami belt R.U.K.Piyadasa1, K.D.N Weerasinghe1, L.M.J.R Wijayawardhana1, J. A. Liyanage2
1. Dept. of Agric. Engineering Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya, .
2.Dept of Chemistry, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya,