Prof. NSBM Atapattu

BSc Agric (Ruhuna), MSc (Massey)

Professor in Animal Science
Dept of Animal Science
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

Phone

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+94 41 22 92 200 / Ext 258

Fax

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+94 41 22 92 384

E-mail

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mahindaatapattu1@yahoo.com

nsbm@ansci.ruh.ac.lk

   

FULL NAME

NSBM Atapattu

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

  • M Sc (Massey)

  • B Sc (Agric) University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

 

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • Improvement of the nutritive value and the level inclusion of rice bran in broiler diets using citric acid (Financial Assistance by CARP Sri Lanka)

  • Use of refuse tea based poultry, litter as an organic manure and ruminant feed (Financial assistance by National Science Foundation Sri Lanka)

  • Evaluation of the hypocholesteroloemic properties of rice bran and some local plant materials in layer chicken (Financial assistance by National Science Foundation Sri Lanka)

  • Development of fish silage rice bran mixture as a poultry feed ingredient (in collaboration with Industrial Technology Institute Sri Lanka)

 

REFEREED FULL PAPERS

 

Atapattu N.S.B.M and Senevirathne T.S.M.S. (2013). Effects of increasing levels of dietary cooked and un-cooked banana meal on growth performance and carcass parameters of broiler chicken. Pakistan Veterinary Journal. 33(2):179-182.

 

Atapattu N.S.B.M and Senevirathne T.S.M.S. (2013). Effects of increasing levels of dietary cooked and un-cooked banana meal on growth performance and carcass parameters of broiler chicken. Pakistan Veterinary Journal. 33(2):179-182.

 

Atapattu N.S.B.M and Senevirathne T.S.M.S. (2013). Effects of increasing levels of dietary cooked and un-cooked banana meal on growth performance and carcass parameters of broiler chicken. Pakistan Veterinary Journal. 33(2):179-182.

 

Atapattu N.S.B.M and S. Sudusinghe. (2013) Wet feeding mitigates the adverse effects of high dietary rice bran levels on growth performance and nitrogen retention of broiler finishers. Iranian Journal of Applied Animal Science Pp. 153-160.

 

Atapattu N.S.B.M and Mendis, A.P.S (2013) Evaluation of Canistel (Pouteria campechiana) fruit meal as a feed ingredient for poultry. Iranian Journal of Applied Animal Science pp 177-183.

 

Sandika, A.L., Atapattu, N.S.B.M. and Weerasinghe, W.M.C.B (2013). Effects of A/L Z score and study habits on the academic performance of BSc Agriculture undergraduates of Ruhuna University. SAARC Journal of Educational Research. 9:1-13.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M., Sanjeewani, K.G.S., and Senaratna, D (2013) Evaluation of Lawalu (Chrysophyllum roxburghii) Fruit Meal as a Feed Ingredient for Broilers. Tropical Agricultural Research and Extension. 16(2):35-39.

 

K. P. Wickramasinghe, N. S. B. M. Atapattu and Thaksala Seresinhe (2013) Effects of two dietary non-phytate phosphorus, citric acid and rice bran levels on growth performance and nutrient retention of broiler chickens. Iranian Journal of Applied Animal Science. 4(4):809-815.

 

Wickramasinghe, K.P, N.S.B.M Atapattu, R.T.Serasinghe, R.T. and S.P.Gunarathne. (2013) Citric acid reduces the rancidity of rice bran on storage. Journal of Rice Research. 1(114):2.

 

Weerasigha, A.S and Atapattu N.S.B.M (2012) Effects of Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) seek powder on growth performance, visceral organ weight, serum cholesterol levels and the nitrogen retention of broiler chicken. Tropical Agricultural Research. 24(3):289-295.

 

Piyaratne, M.K.D.K, Dias, N.G.J and Atapattu, N.S.B.M. (2012). Linear model based software approach with ideal amino acid profiles for least cost poultry ration formulation. Information Technology Journal. 11: 788-793.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M and Belpagodagamage, U.D (2010) Effect of dietary chilli powder on growth performance and serum cholesterol contents of broiler chicken. Tropical Agricultural Research and Extension. 13(4):106-109.

 

Silva, P.H.G.J., Atapattu, N.S.B.M and Sandika, A.L. (2010a). A study of the socio economical parameters associated with mean purchasing and consumption pattern. A case study of Southern Province, Sri Lanka. The Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 5(1):71-79.

 

Silva, P.H.G.J., Atapattu, N.S.B.M. and Sandika, A.L. (2010b). Undergraduates attitude toward the use of animal in research and other purposes are influenced by their field of study. Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences. 7(6):404-407.

 

Piyaratne, M.K.D.K., Atapattu, N.S.B.M., Mendis, A.P.S. and Amarasinghe, A.G.C. (2010). Effects of balancing rice bran based diets for up to four amino acids on growth performance of broiler chicken. Tropical Agricultural Research and Extension. 12(2):57-61.

 

Wickramasinghe, K.P. Atapattu, N.S.B.M and Gunarathne, S.P (2009) Effects of citric acid on growth performance and nutrient retention of broiler chicken fed maize-rice bran based diets. Sri Lanka Journal of Animal Production. 5(1):15-26.

 

Atapattu N.S.B.M. and Lal P.K. (2009) Effects of Feed Withdrawal on Growth Performance and Carcass Parameters of Broiler Chicken. Sri Lanka Journal of Animal Production. 5(1):1-14.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M., Senarathna, D and Belpagodagamage, U.D. A (2008). Comparison of ammonia emission rates from three types of broiler liters. Poultry Science. 87:2436-2440.

 

Senarathne, D., Atapattu, N.S.B.M. and Belpagpdagamage, U.D. (2007). Saw dust and refuse tea as alternative litter materials for broilers. Tropical Agricultural Research. 19:283-289.

 

Senarathne, D., Atapattu, N.S.B.M. and Belpagpdagamage U.D. (2007). Saw dust and refused tea as alternative litter materials for broilers. Tropical Agricultural Research. 19:283-289.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M and Wickramasinghe, K.P. (2007). The use of refused tea as a litter material for broiler chickens. Poultry Science. 86:968-972.

 

Ramanayaka, J.C. and Atapattu, N.S.B.M. (2006). Fish anaesthetic properties of some local plant materials. Tropical Agricultural Research and Extension. 9: 143-148.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M. and Davie, P.S. and Hendricks, W. (2005). Effects of dietary beta adrenergic agonist on growth and body composition of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Tropical Agricultural Research and Extension. 8:91-97.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M. and Nelligaswatta, C.J. (2005). Effects of citric acid on the performance and the utilization of phosphorus and crude protein in broiler chickens fed on rice by-products based diets. International Journal of Poultry Science. 4(12)990-993.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M and Madushanka, K.P.K. Heating does not mitigate adverse effects on high dietary rice bran inclusion levels on broiler growth performance. Journal of Agricultural Science.( In Press)

 

Abeyrathna H.M.W.N. and Atapattu, N.S.B.M. Effects of three levels of dietary rice bran levels with or without phytase, on performance and egg parameters of Japanese quail. Under review, Tropical Agricultural Research. 26(1), 39-47.

 

N.S.B.M. Atapattu, K.K.E.I.U Kumari , K.K.A. Pushpakumara and S.K.K. Mudalige Adoption of DUNDEE DREEM Questionnaire to Assess the Educational Environment of an Agriculture Degree Programme. Tropical Agricultural Research and Extension. (In Press)

 

PAPERS UNDER REVIEW

 

Mudalige, SKK, Priyashantha KG, Atapattu NSBM (2014). Career Plateau Issues among the Administrative Officers in Sri Lankan Universities. Ruhuna Journal of Management and Finance.

 

T.S Abeysekara and N.S.B.M Atapattu Effects of dietary coconut oil meal with or without an enzyme mixture on laying performance of Japanese Quail (Coturnix coturnix). Paper submitted for Tropical Agricultural Research.

 

N.S.B.M. Atapattu, K.Saranga1, L.M. Abeywickrama, W.W.D.A. Gunawardane and M. Munasinghe. Contribution of backyard chicken egg production for household nutritional security. Food Security.

 

N.S.B.M. Atapattu and L.M.S.De Silva Effects of Gradual Feed Dilution with Inert or Less Nutritive Materials on Growth Performance, Feed Cost and Meat Organoleptic Properties of Broiler Chicken. Poultry Science.

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS (FULL PAPERS)

 

Mudalige, SKK, Priyashantha KG and Atapattu NSBM (2015) Prevalence of Different Types of Career Plateau among the Administrative Officers in Sri Lankan Universities. Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna. (Full paper in press)

 

Madusanka ST, Belpagodagamage UD and Atapattu NSBM (2014). Effects of three dietary metabolizable energy lrvels on growth performance and carcass fat contents of 28-35 days old broiler chicken. Proceedings of the Jaffna University Research Conference. Pp 203-205.

 

N.S.B.M. Atapattu, S.T. Madusanka, H.D.A. Wimalarathne and S.K.K. Mudalige (2014). Determinants of the Final Year Specialization Choice of Undergraduates: A Case Study the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment. Pp. 407-412.

 

W.C.J Chandrasiri and N.S.B.M Atapattu (2014) Effects of Four Herbal Feed Additives on Egg Production and Yolk Cholesterol Contents of Layer Chicken. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment. Pp 291-294.

 

Prabhashini S.D, Atapattu N.S.B.M, PereraP.W.A and GunawardenaW.W.D.A. (2014). Effects of feeding Hybrid Napier (CO-3) alone or supplemented either with Coconu tpoonac, Rice bran or Dairy max on production performance and fecal count of goat. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment. Pp. 279-282.

 

Madusanka S. T., Atapattu, N.S.B.M and Gunawadane, W.W.D.A (2013) A comparison of the Reproductive Performances of Purebred Jersey and Jersey× Friesian Crossbred Cows under Local Conditions. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment. Student Session. Pp.299-305.

 

Chaminda K.G.S and Attapattu N.S.B.M. (2013) Water footprint of chicken egg production under medium scale farming conditions of Sri Lanka: An analysis. Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium of South Eastern University. Pp.34-37.

 

Sampath, H.K.R. and Atapattu, N.S.B.M. (2013). Effects of Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) bark powder on growth performance, carcass fat and serum cholesterol levels of broiler chicken. Proceedings of the 3nd International Symposium of South Eastern University. Pp. 42-46.

 

Rathnayaka R.M.A.J.and Atapattu N.S.B.M.(2013) Effects of the withdrawal of vitamin trace mineral mixture from broiler finisher diet supplemented with Phytase on growth Performance, visceral organ weights and feed cost. Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium of South Eastern University. Pp. 52-56.

 

Kumari K.K.E.I.U , Pushpakumara, K.K.A. Atapattu N.S.B.M and Sandika, A.L. (2012) Analysis of the question papers of the BSc (Agriculture) degree programme of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, using revised Bloom’s taxonomy. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment. Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. 29 Nov, 2012. Pp 357-359.

 

Atapattu N.S.B.M, Pushpakumara K.K.A and Kumari, K.K.E.I. U (2012) Effects of wet feeding on growth performance and visceral organ weights of broiler chicken under two day-time ambient temperature levels. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Agriculture and Environemnt. Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. 29 Nov, 2012. Pp 106-108.

 

Rasika Sampath H.K. and Atapattu N.S.B.M. (2012) Effects of curry leaf lowder on growth performance, carcass fat and serum cholesterol levels of broiler chicken. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment, Student Session. Pp. 14-17.

 

Prabhashini, S.D, Atapattu N.S.B.M. and Gunawardane W.W.D.A. (2012) Potential use of Erythroxylum moonii (Batakirilla) as an anti helminthes herb for controlling worms in goat. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment, Student Session. Pp.18-21.

 

Wanasinghe, H.W.N.T, Atapattu, N.S.B.M and Gunawardena, W.W.D.A. (2012) An investigation on present status of horse management practices in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment, Student Session. Pp.76-81.

 

Prathapage, K.T, Abeywickrama, L.M and Atapattu, N.S.B.M. (2012. Assessing the Carbonfoot print of milk production under small scale farming conditions. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment, Student Session. Pp.124-127.

 

Atapattu N.S.B.M. (2012). Strategies to reduce the water footprint of broiler meat production: An analysis. Proceedings of the International Conference on the Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture. Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. Pp 158-164.

 

Vitharana, J, Atapattu, N.S.B.M, Abeywickrama, L.M and Nilantha De Silva (2012) Estimation of ammonia emission from broiler and layer litters udder hot-humid small scale farming conditions In Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the First National Symposium on the Potential Health and Environmental Impacts of Exposure to Hazardous Natural and Man-Made Chemicals and their Proper Management. 23rd Nov 2012, Colombo City Hotel, Sri Lanka. Pp 31-33.

 

Paranawithana, D.R. Atapattu, N.S.B.M and Senaratna, D. (2009) Behaviour of Laying Hens Subjected to Noise Induced Fear Condition. Proceedings of the Sixth Academic Sessions. University of Ruhuna. 303-308.

 

Senaratna, D., Atapattu, N.S.B.M., Belpagodagamage, U.D., Piyadigama, B., Dahanayake V.D., Prasanna, K.N., Madhawa, B.K and Lal, P.K. (2009) A comparison of the behaviour of free-range laying hens in a backyard system with commercially reared laying hens. Proceedings of the Sixth Academic Sessions. University of Ruhuna. 309-311.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M , Mudalige, S.K.K and Rangoda, B.D.P (2010) Ethical issues of animal husbandry and experiments: An analysis of the views of Agriculture Undergraduates Proceedings of the Seventh academic sessions of Ruhuna University Pp. 112. (Full paper in press)

 

Atapatttu, N.S.B.M. and Forbes, J,M. (2007) Ability of Broiler Chickens to Select Appropriate Available Phosphorus Levels When Inorganic Phosphorus Sources are offered as a Choice. British Poultry Abstract. 3: 32-33.

 

Sampath, S.J and Atapattu, N.S.B.M (2007) Effects of wetting plant feed ingredients on growth performance and tibia ash percentage of broiler chicken. British Poultry Abstract. 3: 33-34.

 

Atapattu N.S.B.M, Liyanage L.H.D, Rangoda B.D.P (2007) Effect of dietary citric acid on water consumption pattern of broiler chickens. Proceedings of the fifth Academic Sessions of the University of Ruhuna. 5th March 2008. Pp 143-148.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M. and Vidanapathirana, A.I.K. (2007) Litter type preference of broiler chicks during brooding period (2007). Proceedings of the fifth Academic Sessions of the University of Ruhuna. 5th March 2008. Pp 76-80.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M. and Gamage, V.L.G (2007) Water consumption pattern of laying hens under hot humid conditions. Proceedings of the fourth academic sessions of University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. Pp 214-220.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M., Paththinige, S.S., Chandana, G.A. and Gajaweera, C.J. (2006). Behaviour of the broiler chicken as affected by the form of diet. Proceedings of the third academic sessions of the University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. Pp 41-43.

 

Senarathne, D., Serasinghe, R.T., Pathirana, K.K. and Atapattu, N.S.B.M. (2006). Adaptability of dry weight rank method for botanical analysis of natural pasture grass in coconut plantation. Proceedings of the third Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. Pp 50-51.

 

Rathnayaka, C., Atapattu, N.S.B.M. and Wickramasinghe, K.P (2006) Validation of infrared moisture meter to determine moisture contents of poultry litter materials. Proceedings of the fourth academic sessions of University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. Pp 211-213.

 

Lal, P.K. and Atapattu, N.S.B.M (2006) Effects of dietary physical form on performance and water intake of broiler chicken. Proceedings of the fourth academic sessions of University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. Pp 206-210.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M. and Gamage, V.L.R. (2006). Effects of the supplementation of diets containing high levels of rice bran with microbial phytase on the performance of broiler chicken. Proceedings of the fourth academic sessions of University of Ruhuna. Pp 66-71.

 

PEER REVIEWED ABSTRACTS PRESENTED AT CONFERENCES/SYMPOSIA

 

Pethiyagoda N.A. , Wickramasinghe, KP , Atapattu, NSBM (2013) Determination of optimum Dietary NaCl requirement for growth of Broiler finishers using choice feeding method. Proceedings of the 11th Academic Sessions of Ruhuna University, Sri Lanka. In: 11th Academic Sessions of University of Ruhuna, edited by M.K. Wanniarachchige. P 58. University of Ruhuna, Matara.

 

N.A. Pethiyagoda, H.G.T.N. Gunawardhana, D. Senaratna, K.G.S.C. Katukurunda and H.A.A.Y.Buddika and N.S.B.M. Atapattu, (2013) Behaviour of Japanese Quails (Coturnix japonica) Kept on Different Bedding Materials. In: 11th Academic Sessions of University of Ruhuna, edited by M.K. Wanniarachchige. p. 115. University of Ruhuna, Matara.

 

D. Senaratna, A.A.P. Madusanka, N.S.B.M. Atapattu, and W.W.D.A. Gunawardena (2013) Preference and Welfare Status of Broilers Exposed to Different Litter Substrates. In: 11th Academic Sessions of University of Ruhuna, edited by M.K. Wanniarachchige. p. 57 University of Ruhuna, Matara.

 

Perera, PW.A. Atapattu, N.S.B.M. and Sandaruwan, A.M.I., (2013) Effects of Herbal Anti-Microbial Amendments on Ammonia Emission from Broiler Litter. In: 11th Academic Sessions of University of Ruhuna, edited by M.K. Wanniarachchige. p.60. University of Ruhuna, Matara.

 

H.G.T.N. Gunawardana, K.G.S.C. Katukurunda, N.S.B.M. Atapattu, (2013). Effect of dietary crude Protein levels and phytase supplementation on contact dermatitis conditions and litter parameters of broiler chicken. In: 11th Academic Sessions of University of Ruhuna, edited by M.K. Wanniarachchige. p. 116. University of Ruhuna, Matara.

 

Senaratna, D., Arachchige, M.A., Paramullage, I.P., Kumari, H.M.S., Kodithuwakkuarachchi, R.T and M. Atapattu. (2011). Behaviour of goats in a natural forest with special emphasis on eating behaviour. Proceedings of the 16th International Forestry and Environment Symposium. 28-29th Oct. 2011. Pp 46.

 

Kumari, K.K.E.I.U., Atapattu, N.S.B.M, Pushpakumara, K.K.I and Sandika, A.L. (2012) A comparison of the students’ perception about the effectiveness of teacher guided student seminar and lectures as teaching methods. Proceedings of the 8th SDC-SLAIHEE Conference on Higher Education In Sri Lanka, Organized by the Sri Lanka Association for Improving Higher Education Effectiveness. 25th May 2012. University of Colombo Pp 15.

 

Sandika, A.L., Atapattu, N.S.B.M. and Weerasinghe, W.M.C.B (2011). Effects of A/L Z score and study habits on the academic performance of BSc Agriculture undergraduates of Ruhuna University. Proceedings of the 7th Joint SDC-SLAIHEE conference. University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Pp 10.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M. (2011). A conceptual frame work to compute environmental costs of non-ruminant feed formulations. Proceedings of the 12th Asian Bioethics Conference. Taipe. 30th Sep 2011. Pp. 33.

 

Atapattu N.S.B.M. (2011). Water footprint of broiler meat production in Sri Lanka: An analysis. Proceedings of the 16th International Forestry and Environment Symposium. 28-29th Oct. 2011. Pp 76.

 

P.H.G.J De Silva and Atapattu, N.S.B.M. (2010). Effects of dried curry leaves and tea leaves on oxidative rancidity of rice bran. Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Forestry and Environment Symposium, 2010. Pp 94.

 

De Silva, P.H.G.J., Atapattu N.S.B.M and Sandika, A.L. (2010). Ethical stands of undergraduates are influenced by their field of study. Proceedings of the Vavniya Campus Annual Research Session, 2010. Pp 11.

 

Senaratna, D., Atapatttu, N.S.B.M., Weerasinghe, W.M.C.B. and Gajaweera, C.J. (2010). Body weight influences the behaviour of intensively reared broilers in deep litter system. Proceedings of the 8th Academic Sessions. University of Ruhuna. Pp 199.

 

De Silva, P.H.G.J and Atapattu, N.S.B.M. (2010). Effects of dried curry leaves and tea leaves on oxidative rancidity of rice bran. Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Forestry and Environment Symposium, 2010. Pp 94.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M. and Sudusinghe, H.S. (2010). Effects of restricted wet feeding on feed intake and growth performance of broiler chicks from day 10-20. Proceedings of the International Symposium, 2010. Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna. Pp 23.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M and Bandara, W.M.C.B (2010). Effects of environmental temperature on gastric transit time, faecal nitrogen and dry matter contents of layer chicken. Proceedings of the International Symposium, 2010. Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna. Pp 107.

 

De Silva, P.H.G.J, Atapattu, N.S.B.M and Sandika, A.L. (2010). Do animal welfare concerns and degree programes affect the dietary identity of the undergraduates? Proceedings of the 66th Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Sciences. Pp 134.

 

Piyarathna, D, Atapattu, N.S.B.M, Mendis, A.P.S and A.G.C. Amarasinghe. (2009) Effects of balancing diets for more amino acids on growth performance of broilers fed rice bran based diets. Proceedings of the 2nd National Symposium of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna. Pp 34.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M and Sudusinghe, H.S (2009) Effects of five feed withdrawal periods on feed intake, growth performance and internal organ weights of young broiler chicks Proceedings of the 2nd National Symposium of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna. Pp 43.

 

Senaratna, D., Samarakone, T., Atapattu, N.S.B.M , Paranawithana, D.R and Chandrasiri, W.C.J (2009) Performance and behaviour of broilers under three different artificial light colours. Proceedings of the 2nd National Symposium of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna. Pp 45.

 

Epa, S,T and Atapattu, N.S.B.M (2009) Development of low cost poultry feed pelleting machine. Proceedings of the 2nd National Symposium of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna. Pp 51.

 

Paranawithana, D.R N.S.B.M.Atapattu., Senaratna, D., Ranasinghe, H.R.M.A.K.K. and Weerasinghe, W.M.C.B. (2009) A Study on bullock cart enterprise (2009). Proceedings of the 2nd National Symposium of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna. Pp 79.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M., Chandrasiri, W.C.J and Premakumara, M.M.K. (2009) A comparison of the physical properties and yolk cholesterol contents of different types of poultry eggs. Accepted to be presented at the 65th Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M., Paranawithana, D.R., Senaratna, D. (2009) An appraisal of the welfare standards of the bullock cart animals. Accepted to be presented at the 65th Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M., Chandrasiri, W.C.J, Liyanaarachchi, N, Wijetunga, S and Epa, W.G.S.T. (2009) Use of broiler offal silage-rice bran pellets in a qualitative feed restriction strategy for mature broilers. Accepted to be presented at the 65th Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.

 

36 Belpagodagamage, U.D. Atapattu, N.S.B.M and Lal, P.K (2008) Boric acid reduces the ammonia emission from broiler litters Proceedings of the thirteenth Forestry and environmental symposium, University of Sri Jayawadanapura. Pp 17.

 

Nayanarasi, H.A.D. Atapattu, N.S.B.M and Dissanayake N. (2008) Proximate composition and cell wall analysis of spent media of American Oyster mushroom: An alternative feed resource for ruminants Proceedings of the thirteenth Forestry and environmental symposium, University of Sri Jayawadanapura. Pp 74.

 

Liyanaarachchi, N., Atapattu, N.S.B.M and Wijetunga, S (2008) Development of broiler offal-rice bran mixture as an aimal feed: In vitro nutritive value Proceedings of the thirteenth Forestry and environmental symposium, University of Sri Jayawadanapura. Pp 75.

 

Sanjeewani, K.G.S and Atapattu, N.S.B.M (2008) Lawulu (Chrysophyllum roxburghii) fruit: A potential feed resource for animal feeds Proceedings of the thirteenth Forestry and environmental symposium, University of Sri Jayawadanapura. Pp 75.

 

Weerasinghe., R., Atapattu, N.S.B.M., Madage, S.S.K. and Sulthan Bawa, Y (2008) A low cost feed for giant seabass (Lates calcarifer). Fourteenth Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources. 9th June 2008. Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Pp 16.

 

N.S.B.M Atapattu. and Premakumara, K (2008) Effects of Masbedda (Gymnema sylvestre) and curry leave (Muraya koenigi) extracts on serum cholesterol contents of poultry. Proceedings of the second international symposium of Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka, 8-12th July 2008. Pp 43.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M and.Amarasekara, R.P (2008) Digesta transit time in broiler chicken as affected by the age of the birds Proceedings of the second international symposium of Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka, 8-12th July 2008. Pp 44.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M and Piyadigama, B. (2008) Effects of shell grit on gastric transit time of layer chicken . Proceedings of the second international symposium of Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka, 8-12th July 2008. Pp 48.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M and Nayanarasi, H.A.D. (2008). Effect of storage time on some physical and nutritional parameters of chicken egg. Proceedings of the second international symposium of Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka, 8-12th July 2008. Pp 50.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M and Amarasinghe S.P (2008) A comparison of behavior of broiler chicken on litter and wire mesh. Proceedings of the second international symposium of Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka, 8-12th July 2008. Pp 51.

 

Piyaratne, M.K.D.K., Dias, N.G.J and Atapattu, N.S.B.M. (2008). Development of a linear model based computer software for least cost poultry ration formulation. Proceedings of the 9th Annual Research Symposium. Faculty of Graduate Studies. University of Kelaniya. Pp 134.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M. and Wickramasinghe, K.P (2008) Wet feeding reduces the feed conversion ratio of young broiler chicks Proceedings of the 64th annual sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. 1-6th December 2008 Pp 246.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M. Chandrasiri W.C.J and Premakumara, M.M.K (2008) Effects of curry leave extract and Lovastatin on egg yolk cholesterol contents of chicken egg Proceedings of the 64th annual sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. 1-6th December 2008. Pp 247.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M, Piyadigama, B and Piyaratne, D (2008) Effect of complete replacement of fish meal from a sesame meal free diet on growth performance of broilers Proceedings of the 64th annual sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. 1-6th December 2008. Pp 248.

 

Belpagodagamage, U., Atapattu, N.S.B.M. and Perera, P.W.A (2008). A comparison of the ammonia emission rates and some physio-chemical properties of the litters of broilers fed diets with or without fish meal. Proceedings of the 64th annual secessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. 1st -6th Dec 2008. Pp 249.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M and Chandrasiri, W.C.J (2008) Effects of fish silage given with water on growth performance of broiler chicken. Proceedings of the 64th annual sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. 1-6th December 2008. Pp 250.

 

Piyarathne, D., Atapattu, N.S.B.M and Wickramasinghe, K.P (2008) Effects of two ideal amino acid profiles and lysine levels on growth performance of broiler chicken. Proceedings of the National Symposium, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna. 23rd and 24the Oct 2008. Pp 53.

 

Belpagodagamage, U.D and Atapattu, N.S.B.M (2008). Refused tea reduces the emission of ammonia from poultry litter. Proceedings of the National Symposium, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna. 23rd and 24the Oct 2008.Pp 54.

 

Nayanarasi, H.A.D and Atapattu, N.S.B.M and Senarathne, D (2008) A study on the behavior of broiler chicken during day time. Proceedings of the National Symposium, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna. 23rd and 24the Oct 2008. Pp 60.

 

Nayanarasi, H.A.D and Atapattu, N.S.B.M (2008) Effect of vitamin B or C enriched water on gastric transit time of fear-stressed layer chicken. (2008) Proceedings of the National Symposium, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna. 23rd and 24the Oct 2008. Pp 61.

 

Wickramasinghe, K.P and Atapattu, N.S.B.M (2008) Effects of wet feeding on growth performance and gastric transit time of broiler chicken Proceedings of the National Symposium, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna. 23rd and 24the Oct 2008. Pp 62.

 

Chandrasiri., W.C.J., Atapattu, N.S.B.M. and Premakumara, M.M.K Effects of dietary rice bran on the cholesterol contents of chicken egg (2008) Proceedings of the National Symposium, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna. 23rd and 24the Oct 2008. Pp 117.

 

Sanjeewani, K.G.S., Atapattu, N.S.B.M. and Senaratna, D. (2008). Evaluation of Lawalu (Chrysophyllum roxburghii) fruit meal as a feed ingredient for broilers. Proceedings of the National Symposium, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna. 23rd and 24the Oct 2008. Pp 118.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M. and Amarasinghe, S.P.K. (2008). Effect of a qualitative feed restriction strategy on growth and carcass parameters of broiler chicken. Proceedings of the fifth Academic Sessions of the University of Ruhuna. 5th March 2008. Pp 300.

 

Liyanaarachchi, N Wijetunga, S. and Atapattu, N.S.B.M (2007). Communal attitude towards waste management practical A case study in Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna. Proceedings of the 63rd Annual Secessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. 3rd-8th December 2007. Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp 32.

 

Wickramasinghe, K.P and Atapattu, N.S.B.M. (2007) Effect of vitamin C enriched water on growth performance and, feed and water intake of broiler chicken. Proceedings of the fifth Academic Sessions of the University of Ruhuna. 5th March 2008. Pp 301.

 

Mudalige, S.K.K., Rangoda, B.D.P. and Atapattu, N.S.B.M (2007). Why do students opt not to enroll for Agriculture at Ruhuna. Proceedings of the fifth Academic Sessions of the University of Ruhuna. 5th March 2008. pp 302.

 

Mudalige, S.K.K., Rangoda, B.D.P. and Atapattu, N.S.B.M (2007) From Z score to semester great point average: An analysis. Proceedings of the fifth Academic Sessions of the University of Ruhuna. 5th March 2008. Pp 297.

 

Atapattu N.S.B.M. (2007) Effects of dietary phytase supplementation on water intake and digesta moisture contents of broiler chicken. Proceedings of the 63rd Annual Secessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. 3rd-8th December 2007. Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp 44.

Atapattu, N.S.B.M and Wickramasinghe, K.P. (2007). Effect of dietary rice bran and energy level on the digesta transit time of broiler chicken. Proceedings of the 63rd Annual Secessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. 3rd-8th December 2007. Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp 188.

 

Amarasekara. R.P and Atapattu, N.S.B.M. (2007). Effects of the immersion of poultry meat in citric acid solutions on the organoleptic properties. Proceedings of the 63rd Annual Secessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. 3rd-8th December 2007. Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp 189.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M and Lal, P.K (2007) Effects of dietary rice bran levels on water intake pattern of broiler chicken Proceedings of the first annual symposium of the faculty of Agriculture, University of Sabaragamuwa, Sri Lanka. Pp 60.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M and Hemantha, K.G.C (2007). Effect of a qualitative feed restriction strategy on growth performance and carcass parameters of broiler chicken Proceedings of the first annual symposium of the faculty of Agriculture, University of Sabaragamuwa, Sri Lanka. Pp 62.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M. and Wickramasinghe, K.P (2007). The effects of colour of lighting on broiler growth performance and feed and water intake pattern. Proceedings of the first annual symposium of the faculty of Agriculture, University of Sabaragamuwa, Sri Lanka. Pp 74.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M and Bolpagodagamage, U.D. (2007). Light colour preference of broiler chicks during brooding period. Proceedings of the first annual symposium of the faculty of Agriculture, University of Sabaragamuwa, Sri Lanka. Pp 77.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M., Belpagodagamage, U.D and Piyadigama, B (2007) A comparison of the ammonia emission rates of broiler and layer type poultry litter. Proceedings of the twelfth Forestry and Environmental Symposium. 30th Nov-1st Dec 2007, at Tangerine Beach Hotel, Kalutara, Sri Lanka. Pp 39.

 

Atapattu N.S.B.M. and Amarasekara, R.P (2007) Proximate composition of broiler offal ensiled with citric acid. Proceedings of the twelfth Forestry and Environmental Symposium. 30th Nov-1st Dec 2007, at Tangerine Beach Hotel, Kalutara, Sri Lanka. Pp 42.

 

Amarasekara, R.P., Atapattu, N.S.B.M. and Serarathne, D (2007) Spent Broiler Litter as an Alternative to Inorganic Fertilizer for Spinach. Proceedings of the twelfth Forestry and Environmental Symposium. 30th Nov-1st Dec 2007, at Tangerine Beach Hotel, Kalutara, Sri Lanka. Pp 44.

 

Belpagodagamage U.D and Atapattu, N.S.B.M and Kumara Kithsiri, K.H.S. (2007) Present situation of the refused tea disposal and utilization: a case study in Matara District. Proceedings of the twelfth Forestry and Environmental Symposium. 30th Nov-1st Dec 2007, at Tangerine Beach Hotel, Kalutara, Sri Lanka. Pp 48.

 

Belpagodagamage, D.U and Atapattu. N.S.B.M. (2007) Present situation of the poultry litter utilization and disposal practices: A case study. Proceedings of the twelfth Forestry and Environmental Symposium. 30th Nov-1st Dec 2007, at Tangerine Beach Hotel, Kalutara, Sri Lanka. Pp 48 – 49.

 

Sirisena, N.D.C., Atapattu, N.S.B.M., Sulthanbawa., Serasinha, R.T and Madage, S. (2006).Substitution of fish meal with fish silage in broiler finisher diets. Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Research Se3ssion of Agriculture Graduates. Pp 52-56.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M and Sirisena, N.D.C. (2006). The effects of dietary physical form and phytase supplementation on feed retention time in broilers. Proceedings of the 62nd Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Pp 46.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M. and Gamage, V.L.G. (2006) Water intake of broiler chicken as affected by dietary microbial phytase. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. 10-15th December 2006 Colombo. Pp. 184.

 

Kaliyadasa, P.E and Atapattu N.S.B.M (2006) Effect of broiler litter combined potting media on growth and yield performances of spinach (Basella alba L). Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. 10-15th December 2006 Colombo. Pp. 175.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M. Gajaweera, C.J., Chandana, G.A. and Paththinige, S.S (2006) Effects of dietary rice bran level on the quality and quantity of broiler litter. Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. 10-15th December 2006 Colombo. Pp. 185.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M., Senaratne, D. and Sirisena, N.D.C (2006). Suitability of some agro-industrial by-Products as litter material for Poultry: Physio-chemical Properties. Eleventh Proceedings of the eleventh International Forestry and Environment Symposium. 22-23 December. Villa Ocean View, Wadduwa Sri Lanka. Pp 42.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M (2006). Eutrophication and Poultry Industry: Issues, challenges and opportunities. Proceedings of the eleventh International Forestry and Environment Symposium. 22-23 December. Villa Ocean View, Wadduwa Sri Lanka. Pp 39.

 

Senaratna, D., Atapattu, N.S.B.M., Lakmini, W.G.D., Palihakkara, I.R and Piyadigama B. (2006). Behaviour of cattle in an agro-forestry system Proceedings of the eleventh International Forestry and Environment Symposium. 22-23 December. Villa Ocean View, Wadduwa Sri Lanka. Pp 11.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M (2006). Rice Bran: Potentials and Constraints as a Poultry Feed Ingredient. Proceedings of the 10thAnniversary International Symposium. Sabaragamuwa University Sri Lanka. Pp 59 .

 

Mudalige, S.K.K., Atapattu, N.S.B.M., Rangoda, B.P and Abeywickrama, L.M3 (2006) Parental Attitude towards Some Issues Pertaining to University Education: Proceedings of the fourth academic sessions of University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. Pp 1.

 

Abeywickrama, L.M., Atapattu, N.S.B.M. and Mudalige, S.K.K. (2006). De-escalating conflicts through sharing responsibilities: a case in Faculty of Agriculture of University of Ruhuna. Proceedings of the third academic sessions of the University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. Pp 31.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M (2005). Ruminants and Greenhouse Gasses: Sustainable Feeding Strategies to Balancing the Issues. Tenth annual Forestry and Environmental Symposium. 2nd-3rd December 2005. Pp 42.

 

Senarathne, D., Serasinghe,, R.T., Pathirana, K.K. and Atapattu, N.S.B.M (2005). Effects of grazing on some physiochemical properties in integrated farming systems. Tenth annual Forestry and Environmental Symposium. 2nd-3rd December 2005. Pp. 66.

 

Senarathne, D., Serasinghe,, R.T., Pathirana, K.K. and Atapattu, N.S.B.M (2005). Effects of buffalo grazing on plant species diversity in a coconut-pasture integrated system. Tenth annual Forestry and Environmental Symposium. 2nd-3rd December 2005. Pp 67.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M. (2005). A case study on free-range poultry rearing system in Matara District. Proceedings of the 61st Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Pp 29 -30.

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M. Thaksala Serasinhe. and Abeynayaka, K.P. (1998). Proximate composition of some non conventional ruminant feeds. Proceedings of the 54th Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Pp 133.

 

Atapatt, N.S.B.M., Serasinghe, R.T. and Sarathchandra, H. (1997). Effects of inoculation on initial growth and nodulation of tropical tree legume Gliricidia sepium Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Pp 150.

 

Pathirana, K.K. Seasinghe, R.T. and Atapattu, N.S.B.M. (1995). Feeding of Straw, Tree legume and concentrates for Increased Production with Cattle Grazing Under Small Farm Conditions. Proceedings of the 51st Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Pp 147-149.

 

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