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AI-01 Semi-durnal variability of Weligama beach due to tidal and wave actions

K.K.A.S. Yapa1,S.Mole2,M.AI Safaani2

1.Dept. of Physics, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

2.National Institute of Oceanography,Goa,India

AI-02 Phylogenetic position of Sri lankan freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii(Decapoda:Palaemonidae)

D.H.N.Munasinghe

Dept. of Zoology,Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna,

Sri Lanka

AI-03 Preliminary study of the segregating pattern of anthocyanin pigmentation as a marker to facilitate tea breeding

U.V.A.Buddhika1,M.T.K.Gunasekare2,S.Heettiarachchi1,M.A.B.Rnatunga2

and K.U.G.Hemamali1

1.1.Dept. of Botany,Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna,

Sri Lanka

2.Plant Breeding Division, Tea Research Institute, Talawakelle, Sri Lanka

AI-04 Molecular identification of yeast starins in three different "Arishta"

M.M.N.D.M.Bandara1,S.Hettiarachchi1,G.A.S.Premakumara2, P.Ranasighe2

and S.Abeysinghe1

1.Dept. of Botany,Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

2.Herbal Technology division, Industrial technological Institute,Colombo 07,

Sri Lanka

AII-01 Effect of natural organic matter on the reductive dechlorination of chlorinated hydrocarbons by surface-mediatedFe(II) associated with goethite

R.A.Maithereepala1 and S.B.Haderlien2

1.Dept. of Limnology Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science & Technology,

University of Ruhuna, Sri Lnka

2.Center for Applied Geo Science,University of Tubingen,Germany

AII-02 feeding ecology,reproductive biology and aspects related to selected marine ornamental fish Abudefdul vaigiensis

W.A.F.C.Perera and P.R.T. Cumarathunga

1.Dept. of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine

Science & Technology,

University of Ruhuna, Sri Lnka

AII-03 Effects of mesterrolone (a synthetic testosterone derivative) treated food on the sex reversal of young guppy,Poecilia, Poecilia reticulata (PETERS)

N.K.N.K. Vidyarathna1 and P.R.T.Cumaratunga2

1.Dept. of Oceanograpy and Marine Geology

2.Dept. of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine

Science & Technology,

University of Ruhuna, Sri Lnka

AII-04 Screening of tomato(Lycopersicum esculentum L.) varieties resistant to anthracnose caused by Collectotrichum coccodes

C.Rathnaweera1, S.Abeysinghe1, R.G.A.S. Rajapakse2 and

S.M.I.S.K. Sakalasooriya2

1.Dept. of Botany, Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna,

Sri Lanka

2.Horticultural Crops Research and Development Institute,

Gannoruwa, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

AII-05 Preliminary study on physico-chemical characteristics and determination of pollutants in Mirissa and Puranawella harbours of the southern coast of Sri Lanka

N.J.L.Hewapathirana and A.H. Bandulage

Dept. of Limnilogy, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences

and Technology, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

AIII-01 Sri Lankan study on morphology of the thoracic azygos venous system; a preliminary study

M.B.Samarawickrama,B.G.Nanayakkara,I.Illeperuma,E.Wannigama,

K.L.A.Udenika,

R.E.Attanayake,N.Abeygunarathna and H.A.A.Wimal

Dept. of Anatomy,Faculty of Medicine,University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

AIII-02 Physical activity among adults in southern Sri Lanka

B.Perera1, N.Fernando1 and T.Ostbye2

1.Dept. of Community Medicine,Faculty of Medicine,

University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

2.Duke University Medical center,North Carolina,USA

AIII-03 An adult on quality of request letters for electroencephalography interpretation sent to Clinical Neuroscience Centre,Faculty of Medicine,Galle

K.D.Pathirana,S.C.Atapattu,W.A.H.S.Chandrasena

and H.K.R.Chathurika

Dept. of Medicine,Faculty of Medicine,

University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

AIII-04 Estimation of personal height from the length of Ulna bone

I.Illeperuma,B.G.Nanayakkara,K.N.Palahepitiya

Dept. of Anatomy,Faculty of Medicine,

University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

AIII-05 Perliminary study to find the feasibility of conducting school medical inspection(SMI) with the help of student of senior classes

K.G.Somasiri,J.P.Kariyawasam,J.M.s.Niyas and Y.B.M. Dismini

Faculty of Medicine,University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

BI-01 Influence of particle size of rice flouer in manufacturing rice incorporated wheat bread

G.T.Darshanika1,S.B.Navarathne2 and C.P.Rupasinghe1

1.Dept. of Agricultural Engineering,Faculty of Agriculture.

University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

2.Quality Assurance Manager,

Harischandra Mills(pvt) Ltd,Matara,Sri Lanka

BI-02 Study on behavioral changes of animals prior to the natural disaster

D.S.Hewamanage,R.A.U.J.Marapana,R.T.Seresinhe

Dept. of Animal Science,Faculty of Agriculture.

University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

BI-03 Design an automated computerized cooling syster for controlling and recording the temperature in the tropical protected houses

G.S.U.Dias,C.M.Navarathne and M.K.D.K.Piyarathne

Dept. of Agric. Engineering,Faculty of Agriculture.

University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

BI-04 Revitalization of citronella Industry in the Southern Region

K.K.L.S.Somarathne1,W.N.De Silva1 and K.D.N.Kodikara2

1.Dept. of Agric. Economics & Extension,

Faculty of Agriculture.University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

2.Sri Lanka Export Development Board, No.42,Nawam Mawatha,

Colombo 02,Sri Lanka

BII-01 Effects of a qualitative feed restriction strategy on the growth performances and feed cost of mature broiler chicken

N.S.B.M. Atapattu and W.C.J.Chandrasiri

Dept. of Animal Science,Faculty of Agriculture.

University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

BII-02 Constraints in Indo-Sri Lanka agricultural trade:perspectives of stakeholders

I.M.Abeywickrama1 and P.S.Rangi2

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

2.Senior Economist(Marketing),Dept of Economics,

Punjab Agricultural University,Ludhiana 141004,India

BII-03 A comparative study of the quality of yoghurt marketed in Southern Sri Lanka by large scale manufacturers and by rural households

N.M.N.K.Narayana, M.M.K. Premakumara and P.K.Lal

Dept. of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture,

University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

BII-04 Effect of shell grit on physical and nutritional properties of chicken egg

N.S.B.M. Atapattu and H.A.D.Nayanarasi

Dept. of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture,

University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

BII-05 GIS based analysis on environmental sensitive areas and identification of the potential disaster hazardous locations in Matara district

G.P.T.S. Hemekumara

Dept. of Geography,University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

CI-01 සිංහල භාෂාවේ ණ, න - ළ, ල අක්ෂර පිළිබඳ අද්‍යතන ගැටලු

ධර්මා රාජපක්ෂ

සිංහල අධ්‍යයන අංශය, මානව ශාස්ත්‍ර හා සමාජීය විද්‍යා පීඨය,

රුහුණ විශ්ව විද්‍යාලය

CI-02 Challenges faced in introducing the 'theory of collective leadership' to the third world context:a case study on Sri Lanka

H.I.G.C.Kumara1 and R.A.W.D.Jayawardana2

1.Dept. of Geography,University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

2.English Language Teaching Unit,

University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

CI-03 The effects of natural environmental factors on temporal and distribution of malaria in the Anuradhapura District

G.Edirisinghe

Dept. of Geography,University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

CI-04 Children's perceptions on their parent's migration for foreign employment

R.A.S.P.Ranabahu

Dept. of Geography,University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

CII-01 Environment and development:the difficult choices ahead for achieving sustainable development

C.Gunasinghe

Dept. of Economics,University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

CII-02 ශ්‍රි ලංකාවේ රාජ්‍ය නිලබල ව්‍යුහය සංවර්ධන වගකීම් වලට ගැලපෙන ලෙස සකස් කිරීම(මහනුවර ගොවිජන සේවා දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව හා එහි සේවා සම්පාදනය ආශ්‍රයෙන්)

අ. ගොඩගම

ආර්ථික විද්‍යා අධ්‍යයනාංශය, රුහුණ විශ්ව විද්‍යාලය

CII-03 Career locus of control:comparative analysis between Management and arts undergraduates of University of Ruhuna

L.R.rupasinghe and S.A.Buddhika

Faculty of Management & Finance,

University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

CII-04 Perceived services quality of public and private banks:an application of the BANKSERV Model

P.K.C.Dinesha and C.V.Rathnayake

Faculty of Management & Finance,

University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

CII-05 Determinants of subjective career plateau

B.L.Galhena

Dept. of Management & Entrepreneurship,

Faculty of Management & Finance,University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

CIII-01 Impact of celebrity personality on brand personality:empirical study using young consumers in southern province

T.R.Wijesundara and S.A.Buddika

Dept. of Marketing,Faculty of Management & Finance,

University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

CIII-02 Influencing factors to job satisfaction in retail enterprises on Matara district in Sri Lanka:an empirical investigation

P.E.D.D.Silva

Dept. of Management & Entrepreneurship,

Faculty of Management & Finance,

University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

CIII-03 Cognitive impact on fashion preference:an empirical investigation of the clothing prefences of university students

C.V.Rathnayake,P.A.P.S.Kumara and H.S.C.Perera

Faculty of Management & Finance,

University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

DI-01 Utilization of quarry dust to improve engineering properites of soils in highway construction

R.M.S.D.Wijesooriya,S.N.Jayasinghe,W.R.M.B.E.Wickramasinghe,

S.T.A.J.Yapa and N.H.Priyankara

Dept.of Civil and Environmental Engineering,

Faculty of Engineering,University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

DI-02 Constructability and performance of continuous masonry

H.Sooriyarachchi,J.M.N.U.J.Menike,J.K.S.Gamage

,P.A.M.Chandani and D.D.Edirisinghe

Dept.of Civil and Environmental Engineering,

Faculty of Engineering,University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

DI-03 Dam breach analysis using HEC models:a case study for Samanalawawa and Udawalawe dams

N.D.P.Ransara1and G.H.a.C.Silva2

1.Mahaweli Authority,Colombo.(NO.11,Dam Safety Division,

Jawatta road,Colombo 05.)

2.Dept.of Civil and Environmental Engineering,

Faculty of Engineering,University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

DI-04 Vibration damage to existing masonry structures caused by construction activities

H.Sooriyaarachchi,J.M.N.U.J.Menike,J.K.S.Gamage,

P.A.M.Chandani and D.D.Edirisinghe

Dept.of Civil and Environmental Engineering,

Faculty of Engineering,University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

DII-01 Feasibility of quarry dust to replace river sand as fine aggregate of concrete

H.Sooriyaarachchi,R.W.C.N.Rajapaksha,R.K.S.Pushpakumara,

S.H.Y.I.De Silva and A.Sathyadasan

Dept.of Civil and Environmental Engineering,

Faculty of Engineering,University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

DII-02 Comparision of structural behavior of existing cold-formed steel purlin sections ssed in Sri Lanka

T.D.Mallikarachchi,S.S.Kumara,G.A.R.Lakshan and G.P.S.Udayanga

Dept.of Civil and Environmental Engineering,

Faculty of Engineering,University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

DII-03 Application of extensive green roof system to mitigate adverse effects due to urbanization in Sri Lanka

G.H.A.C.Silva1,J.A.R.Dayarathne2,S.A.Sadiq3 and

W.R.L.K.Wijesuriya4

1.Dept.of Civil and Environmental Engineering,

Faculty of Engineering,University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

2.Southern Provincial Road Development Authority-Head Office,Galle.

3.Consulting Engineer's & Contractors(Pvt) Ltd-

Pothuvil Panama Road Side

4.Road Development Authority-Badulla C.E.Office

Abstract of Poster Presentations

P-01 Present status and future prospects of buffalo curd production in Thihagoda D.S.in Matara -Sri Lanka:a case study

G.C.Samaraweera

.Dept. of Agricultural Economics,Faculty of Agriculture,

University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

P-02 Effect of drought stress on morphological characters of four tree species at seedling stage

W.G.D.Lakmini,I.R.Palihakkara,N.D.N.Priyadarshani and

G.S.S.Senevirathna

Dept. of Crop Science,Faculty of Agriculture.

University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

P-03 An analysis of farmers'capacity of using information communication technology(ICT) to acquire agricultural information:a case study in Hungama area

A.L.Sandika

Dept. of Agricultural Economics & Extension,

Faculty of Agriculture.University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

P-04 Study on efficacy of some botanicals against Colletotrichum gloeosporioides causing anthracnose disease in brinjal(Solanum melongina L.)

K.A.T.K.G.Kandanamulla and K.L.W.Kumara

Dept. of Agricultural Biology,Faculty of Agriculture.

University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

P-05 Behaviour of laying hens subjected to noise induced fear

D.R.Paranawithana,N.S.B.M.Atapattu and D.Senaratna

Dept. of Animal Science,Faculty of Agriculture.

University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

P-06 A comparison of the behavior of free-range laying hens in an agro-forestry system with commercially reared laying hens

D.Senarath,N.S.B.M.Atapattu,D.U.Belpagodagamage,

B.Piyadigama,

V.D.Dahanayake,K.N.Prasanna,B.A.Madhawa,and P.K.Lal

Dept. of Animal Science,Faculty of Agriculture.

University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

P-07 Effects of dietary phytase above the industry standarda on the water intake pattern of broiler chicken

N.S.B.M.Atapattu and H.A.D.Nayanarasi

Dept. of Animal Science,Faculty of Agriculture.

University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

P-08 Callus induction ability of selected genotypes in indica rice through another culture

S.D.P.Srimalee1,D.Ratnasekara1,A.P.Bentota2,and

S.G.J.N.senanayake1

1.Dept. of Agricultural Biology,Faculty of Agriculture.

University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

2.Regional Rice Research and Development Institute,

Bombuwela,Kalutara,Sri Lanka

P-09 A case study of Bhutanese refugees in Nepal

M.Galappaththi

Conflict Peace and Development Studies,Dept. of Sociology,

University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

P-10 ශ්‍රි ලාංකික කාන්තා අයිතිවාසිකම් ආරක්ෂා කිරීමේ යාන්ත්‍රණයක් ලෙස ජාතික කාන්තා කමිටුවෙන් ඉටුවන කාර්යභාරය පිළිබඳ විශ්ලේෂණ‍ාත්මක අධ්‍යයනයක්

E.S.V.Kannangara

Dept. of Economics,Faculty of Agriculture.

University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

P-11 The impact of servicescape on services quality:a study among tourist hotels in Tangalle,Sri Lanka

K.H.M.Jayarathna,M.G.N.Mayurapala,R.W.Kolambahewa

and L.W.T.T.Priyadarshana

Dept. of Marketing,Faculty of Management & Finance,

University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

P-12 Impact of internal controls on organizational effectiveness:case study of Harischandra Mills PLC

S.A.S.Priyadarshani and H.V.D.I.Abeywickrama

Dept. of Accounting & Finance,Faculty of Management &

Finance,University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

P-13 Role of budgeting process in achieving organizational goals as a strategic planning tool:evidence from a case study

H.A.c.Jeewanthi and M.W.Indrani

Faculty of Management & Finance,

University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

P-14 Sex differences in the diameter of coronary arteries

I.Illayperuma,B.G.Nanayakkara and K.N.Palahepitiya

Dept. of Anatomy,Faculty of Medicine,

University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

P-15 Is the prevalence of thyrioditis increasing?Findings of an audit of thyroid patients

M.B.Samarawickrama1,C.T.R.Kasturi2,N.A.Wickramasekara2

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

2.Teaching Hospital,Karapitiya,Sri Lank

P-16 A randomized,double blind clinical trial of commercial garlic on improvement of lung function in asthmatic patients

H.L.Menik1,2

1.Dept. of Pharmacology,Faculty of Medicine,

University of Ruhuna,Sri Lanka

2.Molecular Science and Biomedical unit,

Faculty of Medicine,University of Ruhuna,Sri Lanka

P-17 The effect of human impacts on the distribution of molluscs in Lunuwila,Galle

V.Udayantha1,D.H.N.Munasinghe2

Dept. of Zoology,Faculty of Science,University of Ruhuna,Sri Lanka

P-18 Bioassay of an N-Nitrate pollutant on the survival of aquatic development stages of Endemic common tree frog,Polypedates cruciger (Rhacophoridae) under the laboratary conditions.

B.M.A.R.Balangoda1,2,K.H.M.A.Deepananda1,3and H.C.E.Wegiriya1

1.Department of Zoology,University of Ruhuna,Matara

2.Institute of Fundamental Studies,Hantana Road,Kandy

3.Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture,

University of Ruhuna,Matara

P-19 Improvement of the regeneration medium for embryo derived calli of some selected Indica rice varieties

K.Pushpanjie2 ,H.M.P.S.Kumari1,L.P.Jayatissa2,U.N.D.Silva1

1.Rice Research and Development Institute,Batalagoda,

Ibbagamuwa,Sri Lanka

2.Department of Botany,Faculty of Science,

University of Ruhuna,Matara,Sri Lanka

P-20 Potential and threat of e-waste accumulation: A case study at Faculty of Agriculture,University of Ruhuna

N.Liyanaarachchi,S.Wijetunga

Department of Agricultural Engineering,Faculty of Agriculture,

University of Ruhuna,Mapalana,Kamburupitiya