Mr. CJ Gajaweera

BSc Agric, MSc

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

Phone

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Office        : 94-41-2292200      Ex 248/350

Residence  : 94-41-2232449

Mobile       : 94-714011081

Fax

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94-041- 2292384

E-mail

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gajaweera@ansci.ruh.ac.lk, agsl.chandima@gmail.com

Web

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http://lk.linkedin.com/pub/chandima-gajaweera/36/145/454

   

FULL NAME

Chandima Jayanath Gajaweera

 

ADDRESS

a) Office: Dept. of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, and University of Ruhuna. Mapalana, Kamburupitiya, Sri Lanka.

   Tel 94-41-2292200  Ex 248/350  Fax. 94-041- 2292384. 
   E-mail: gajaweera@ansci.ruh.ac.lk, agsl.chandima@gmail.com
   Web: http://lk.linkedin.com/pub/chandima-gajaweera/36/145/454

b) Residence: Sanasuma , Weraduwa, Matara, Sri Lanka.

Tel. 94-41-2232449 Mobile 94-714011081

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • The best technical research presentation in sustainable energy in the 17th International Forestry and Environment Symposium 2012, Sri Lanka.

 

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • M.Sc. in Animal Science at Post graduate institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya in 2010- 2012 (GPA 3.33)

  • Master of Agri-Business Management (MABM) at Faculty of Agriculture/ Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka in 2015

  • B Sc. in Agriculture at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. Specialized in Animal Science, Class: Second Class Upper Division, Period: April 2000 to November 2004

  • Diploma in Information Technology (DIT), School of Computing, University of Colombo, 2004 / 2005

  • Reading for a PhD at the Chungnam National University / Yeungnam University in South Korea.

 

SHORT TERM TRAININGS & WORKSHOPS

  • Successfully completed a Short Course On Design And Analysis Of Experiments With R And Sas® at Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture (PGIA) University of Peradeniya in 2013

  • Successfully completed certificate course for Professional Development in Higher Education (CCPDHE) 2011, conducted by Staff development center, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka in 2011

  • Successfully completed Certificate course of Information Technology at the Southern Tec computer institute Matara in 2002

  • Participation in the workshop on “Essentials for Biological Research” held in 5th September 2013 at faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, conducted by Young Scientist Forum, National Science and Technology commission, Sri Lanka

  • Participated in training programme on “Career Counseling” held on 5th and 6th May 2010 organized by quality assurance and accreditation council project UGC Sri Lanka

  • Successfully completed short course in Computer Networking and Advanced Option in MS Word, conducted by Department of Animal Production and Health and the Ministry of Information and Communication, Korearea

  • Annual workshop of the Animal Health & Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity Network, Sunday, 15 March 2015, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Montpellier, France

  • Final meeting of the Animal Change European project, Thursday, 19 March, 2015, Agropolis International, Montpellier, France

 

EMPLOYMENT / WORKING EXPERIENCE

  • Lecturer - December 2009 to date - Dept. of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya, Sri-Lanka

  • Livestock Officer - 13th March 2006to December 2009 - Department of Animal Production and Health, Provincial Director Office (Southern) Nupe, Matara

  • District Development Officer - Matara February 2007 to November 2008 - UNDP Art Gold Programme Sri Lanka

  • Industrial Trainee / Microbiologist - May 2004 to October 2004 - Department of research & development and Quality assurance, Ceylon Cold Stores, (Elephant House), Ranala, Kaduwela.

  • Temporary Lecturer - November 2004 to March 2006 - Dept. of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya, Sri-Lanka

  • Principle ( Acting) - 2006 - Livestock training Center Kekanadura Department of Animal Production and Health

 

COMPUTER LITERACY

  • Diploma in Information Technology (DIT), School of Computing, University of Colombo, 2004 / 2005

  • Successfully completed Certificate course of Information Technology at the Southern Tec computer institute Matara in 2002

 

PRESENT POSITIONS

  • Student counselor (year 2010, 2011,2012,2013 and 2014), Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna

  • Member of Research and training facility development committee, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna

  • Member of Exhibition committee, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna

  • Committee member of The Ruhuna University Agriculture Faculty Teachers Association.(RUATA)

  • Member of the Sport Advisory Board ,University of Ruhuna for year 2013 and 2014

  • Treasurer of the “Staff welfare association” of the faculty of Agriculture University of Ruhuna

  • Chairmen of the food committee, Student Session, 4th International Symposium, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna

 

POSITION HEALD

  • Coordinator of Farm practice course 2010 , Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna

  • Co-Coordinator of Industrial and research partnership development programme 2010, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna

  • Academic counselor (year 2010 2011, 2012 and up to the March 2013), Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna

  • Member of Kekanadura livestock farm development committee from 2006 to 2009

  • Secretary of Logistic committee, (year 2014) 4th International Symposium, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna

  • Secretary of Logistic committee, (year 2013) 3rd International Symposium, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna

  • Secretary, Logistic committee, (year 2010) 1st International Symposium, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna

  • Secretary of Symposium night organizing committee, (year 2012) 2nd International Symposium, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna

  • Secretary of Logistic committee, (year 2014) 4th International Symposium, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science

  • Member of the Young Professionals in Agricultural Research for Development (YPARD), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

  • Member of Livestock officers Association, Sri Lanka

  • Member of Ruhuna University Teachers Association (RUTA)

  • Member of the Federation of university teachers, Sri Lanka. (FUTA)

 

INTERNATIONAL VISITS/WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES

  • Represent Sri Lanka for the 6th International Conference of World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty (WACAP), Athance, Greece, 2007

  • The third Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) 2015, March 16-18, 2015, Le Corum, Montpellier, France

 

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

 

Sathya Sujani , Piyasena KKTD, Seresinhe R.T., Pathirana I, Gajaweera C.J. (2015) “Supplementation of rice straw (Oryza sativa) with exogenous fibrolytic enzymes improves rumen fermentation on in vitro system” manuscript Submitted to the Turkish Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.

 

Gajaweera CJ, Seresinhe RT, Premarathne S. (2015) “Influence Of Xylanase Enzyme On In Vitro Methane Production And Rumen Fermentation Of Tikiya ( Eleocharis dulcis ) ” the 3rd global Science conference of Climate and Smart Agriculture 2015, Montpellier, France.

 

GKP Hemachandra, Gajaweera CJ, RT Seresinhe (2015) “in vitro fermentation, microbial profile and methanogenesis of two fibrous feeds as influenced by exogenous fibrolytic enzymes mixture cellulase and xylanase” Proceedings of the 12th Academic Sessions of University of Ruhuna , 4th March 2015 at University of Ruhuna.

 

N. Gunaratne, Gajaweera C.J, C.Ratnayake (2014) “Directional statistical analysis of wind direction data at Mapalana area”. 19th International Forestry and Environment Symposium, of the Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayawardanapura, Sri Lanka.

 

Gajaweera C.J., Pathirana I, Wimalasena A (2014) Production and Reproduction Performance of Cross Bred Murrah Buffaloes at Large Scale Farm in Southern Sri Lanka, Submitted to the International Symposium, Faculty of Agriculture, university of Ruhuna 2014.

 

Piyasena KKTD, Hemachandra GKP, Manawadu A, Gajaweera CJ and Seresinhe RT (2013) In-vitro fermentation, microbial profile and methanogenesis of two fibrous feeds as influenced by exogenous fibrolytic enzymes Xylanase and combination of Xylanase and Cellulase. Proceeding of the International Symposium, Faculty of Agriculture, university of Ruhuna 2013.

 

Premathilaka. S, Seresinhe R.T, and Gajaweera C.J. (2013), Enhancing the Contribution of Buffaloes to Food Security in Rural Farming Villages in Sri Lanka .Proceedings of the 10th World Buffalo Congress at Phuket Thailand 2013.

 

Gajaweera C.J., Lorensuhewa N., Seresinhe R.T. (2012) Production of Bio energy briquettes using underutilized local forages. Accepted for International Forestry and Environment Symposium 2012 of the Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayawardanapura, Sri Lanka. http://www.sci.sjp.ac.lk/ojs/index.php/fesympo/article/view/664.

 

Senarathne D, Atapattu, N.S.B.M, Weerasinghe W.M.C.B, Gajaweera, C.J., (2011) Body weight influences the behavior of intensively reared broilers in deep litter system Poultry behavior. 8thacademic session University of Ruhuna, 199.

 

Gajaweera C.J., Liyanage A., Seresinhe R.T. (2011) Effect of sward type and level of light on the agronomic performance and nutritive value of panicum maximum var. trichoglume and stylosanthes humilis. International Forestry and Environment Symposium 2011 of the Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayawardanapura, SriLanka. http://journals.sjp.ac.lk/index.php/fesympo/article/view/64.

 

Gajaweera C.J., Weerasinghe W.M.C.B, Seresinhe R.T. ( 2011) Adaptation of wild Guinea grass (Panicum maximum) to different agro climatic regions in Hambanthota District. International Forestry and Environment Symposium 2011 of the Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayawardanapura, Sri Lanka. http://journals.sjp.ac.lk/index.php/fesympo/article/view/70.

 

Wijekoon W.M.C.J, Priyadarshani S.H.R., Gajaweera C.J., Seresinhe R.T (2010) “Effect of guniaea grass (Panicun maximum) on selected properties of reddish brown earths soil”, Proceeding of the International Symposium, Faculty of Agriculture, university of Ruhuna.

 

Gajaweera C.J., Marapana R.A.U.J., Seresinhe R.T, (2010) Revitalization of small scale cattle management system in Southern Province, Proceeding of the International Symposium, Faculty of Agriculture, university of Ruhuna , 128.

 

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, 41-43.

 

Atapattu N.S.B.M., Chandana G.A.,. Paththinige S.S,.Gajaweera C.J, (2006) Effects of dietary rice bran level on the quality and quantity of broiler litter. Proceedings of the 62nd Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.

 

Gajaweera C.J, Arsekularatne D.A.M., Seresinhe R.T., Narayana N.M.N.K (2005) Development and quality Evaluation of value added Mangrove Apple ( Sonneratia caseolaris) Ice cream., Proceedings of the 61th Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, 121.

 

Gajaweera C.J., Chandana G.A., Seresinhe R.T. (2005) Comparision of soil quality parameters under different vegetation, Proceedings of the 10th Annual forestry and Environment symposium 2005. of the Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayawardanapura, Sri Lanka, 19 http://forestrysymposium2005.blogspot.com/2006/09/comparison-of-soil-quality- parameters.html.

 

Currently engage in IAEA project “The use of enzymes and nuclear technologies to improve the utilization of fibrous feed and reduce greenhouse gas from livestock” as a research scientist with Prof Thaksala Serasinghe.

 

 

Ruminant Nutrition, Forage Science and Climate-Smart Agriculture