Prof. (Mrs.) RT Seresinhe

BSc (Agriculture), MSc, PhD

Senior Professor of Animal Science
Dept of Animal Science

 

 


Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

Address (Temporary)

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240/17B, Kaduwela Road, Koswatta, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka

Phone

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+94 41 22 92 387 / +94 41 22 92 200 / Ext 254

Fax

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+94 41 22 92 384

E-mail

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tseresinhe@gmail.com 

thakshas@ansci.ruh.ac.lk

Web

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https://sites.google.com/site/profthakshas

   

FULL NAME

Rupanjanie Thakshala Seresinhe

 

PERSONAL

Born May 09, 1952

Married, 2 children

 

NATIONALITY

Sri Lankan

 

LANGUAGE ABILITY

English excellent

Sinhala mother tongue excellent

 

CAREER PROFILE

First female academic to reach the level of Professor/Chair and the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna in its 36 years history. Senior Professor of Animal Science. Presently serving as a member of the Board of Management of the National Science Foundation (NSF) of Sri Lanka, member of the Steering committee of Food Security of the NSF, contact person of the Livestock Group of the “Global Research Alliance ) on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases”, Executive committee member of the Sri Lanka Association of the Australian awards Alumni (SLAAA). The country representative of the IAEA coordinated research project on “The use of enzymes and nuclear technologies on the utilization of fibrous residues and to reduce the green house gas emission from livestock” since 2010. Traveled extensively in Europe, America, Canada, and Australia and in the Asian region and have worked in close collaboration with National and International Research/Development institutes/universities and projects by receiving prestigious grants & consultancies. Significant contribution to Agricultural Education, Research and Development through publication of more than 35 full papers in SCI Indexed & refereed journals, more than 70 abstracts, writing of book chapters and articles along with 2 text books and 6 booklets. The work is cited in more than 75 publications worldwide. President (2006) & Secretary (1998) of the section B (Agriculture & Forestry) of the Sri Lanka Association of the Advancement of Science (SLAAS). Recipient of the Swiss Govt. Scholarship, Commonwealth, Endeavour and North-South dialogue fellowships and visiting Professor positions throughout the academic carrier. Recipient of numerous prestigious awards including Presidential awards for 1999, 2000 & 2003 for research, Vice Chancellors award being the most outstanding senior Scholar of University of Ruhuna in 2010, General Research Committee award SLAAS of 2010 in recognition of the contribution to national research and ZONTA women‟s achievement award for education in 2011.

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • General Research committee award 2010 for the excellence in National Research - awarded by the Sri Lanka Association of the Advancement of Science

  • Vice Chancellors award 2009 –Most Outstanding Senior Scholar of University of Ruhuna

  • “Outstanding Old Girl in the Present Era” awarded by the St.Thomas Girls High School, Matara at its 125 Anniversary Celebrations on the 2 7 nd July 2010

  • Presidential Research Bonus Award 1999

  • Presidential Research Bonus Award 2000

  • Presidential Research Award 2003

  • Long Service Award –University of Ruhuna Silver Jubilee Celebrations

  • ZONTA Women’s Achievement Award for Education 2011 –awarded by the ZONTA club of women, Colombo ,Sri Lanka

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

  • Ph.D (Agriculture), At the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH),Zurich, Switzerland. Subject- Forage Science and Animal Nutrition

  • 'Diploma Engineer Agronomy' (equiv. to M.Sc.) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland (First Class). Subjects: Forage Science, Animal Feeding , Animal Feed Technology, Animal Nutrition. Human Nutrition Statistics and Experiemental Designs, Tropical Animal Production

  • B Sc. in Agriculture at the University of Sri Lanka, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Class: Second Class Honours. Subjects. Crop production., Animal Science, Agric. Biology, Agricultural Engineering, Agric. Economics and Farm management. Specialization project in Animal Science: Effect of Pepsin treatment to improve the feeding value of poultry rations containing rubber seed meal

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

 

1. Academic positions

  • March 2008 to date: Professor of Animal Science/Chair, Faculty of Agriculture. University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

  • Sept 1978 to Oct 2008: Lecturer, Senior lecturer, Associate Professor and Professor (merit) to Professor of Animal Science Faculty of Agriculture. University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

  • Teaching at undergraduate level since 1978 and post graduate level since 2008 for M.Sc in Animal Science and M.Sc in Food Science and Technology to date, post graduate and undergraduate supervision etc

2. Senior Management Positions

  • Dean - Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna from 21 st February 2007 to 20 February 2010

  • Director of Graduate Studies, University of Ruhuna from 1 st October 2006 to 15 th May 2007

  • Head of the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna from 01.11.2001 to 20 th February 2007

3. Post Doctoral Training

  • Endeavour Executive Fellowship in the Dept. of Agric & food Systems, School of Land & Environment, University of Melbourne, Australia from 15 th September 2012 to 30 January 2013

  • Commonwealth Academic Fellow at the James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, UK. October 2011 –March 2012

  • North-South dialogue Fellowship at the Dept. of Nutrition, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria, from 11.03.2001 to 23.10.2001

  • Visiting fellow at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology October –November 2007

4. Sabbatical Positions

  • Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Aquinas University College, Feb 3013 to October 2014 Preparation of self evaluation report, strategic plan ( member of the committee) and subject review report which were submitted and approved by the Ministry of Higher Education for the proposed degree in Agro-Industry Management. Coordination of all activities th pertaining to the proposed degree was done by myself.

 

HONOURS/AFFILIATIONS/CONSULTANCIES

  • Member, Board of Management, National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka

  • Member of the Steering committee on Food Security. NSF, Sri Lanka

  • Contact person of the Livestock Group of the “Global Research Alliance ) on Agricultural Green house Gases”

  • Executive committee member of the Sri Lanka Association of the Australian awards Alumni (SLAAA)

  • Sector Expert for the Development of Vocational Education and Training plan for Southern Province by Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (April –May 2011)

  • Consultant for USAID-CORE programme: Conducted a feasibility study on “Economics of Cultivating Good Quality Pasture for stall feeding of cattle in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka” - Aug 2010-Oct 2010

  • Consultant for Southern Development authority: on the project “Revitalization of the dairy industry in the southern region”. At the first phase, a comprehensive survey was conducted with dairy farmers in Matara, Galle, Hambantota and Monaragala districts. During the second phase a pilot study was conducted with farmers in Matara district. Jan –Dec 2007

  • Consultant for IRDP project: conducted youth training programmes in animal husbandry practices

  • Consultant to National Centre for Cleaner Production : Conducted a feasibility study on using waste bio mass of wild Guinea grass for bio energy production. 2008

  • Member of the National Committee on Livestock, Fisheries and Aquaculture of the Central Agricultural Research Policy in Sri Lanka

  • Visiting Fellow of the University of Connecticut USA on invitation to deliver a lecture on Tropical Animal Nutrition May 2010

  • Visiting Professor, Institute of Nutrition, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria: Conducted lectures in Tropical Animal Nutrition June 18- 30 2009

  • Visiting Professor, Institute of Animal Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich October 2007: Conducted lectures in Tropical Forage production

  • Visiting Lecturer in German Language at the Centre of Modern Languages and Civilization 2002 to 2006 and also German Language Coordinator in 2002 -2003 and 2006

  • Unit Coordinator and Faculty Representative of the staff development Centre, University of Ruhuna, Organizer and Resource person of the staff development activities at faculty level from 2002 to April 2007

  • Student counsellor (1992-2000) and as Deputy Proctor (2003-2006), Faculty of Agriculture

  • Appointed as Chair person and member of different University level committees such as, Steering committee of the Silver Jubilee, Academic committee etc

  • Chair person of the Welfare Society of the Faculty of Agriculture ( 2002 -2005)

  • Appointed as a Member of the standing committee of Post-Graduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya ( 2007-2010)

  • Member of the Standing Committee of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, University Grants Commission, Colombo (2007-2010)

  • Secretary, Section B of the Sri Lanka Association of the Advancement of Science 1998

  • President Section B of the Sri Lanka Association of the Advancement of Science 2006

  • Examiner of Master and PhD degree panals of the Post Graduate institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya

  • Member of the QA team as a trained subject reviewer funded by the World Bank project. Took part in several subject reviews at different universities e.g. Faculty of Agriculture and Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Peradeniya, Dept. of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya and Jaffana and Wayamba

  • Project proposal reviewer appointed by the Quality Assurance section

  • Reviewer – Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition Germany, Journal of Agricutural Science & Technology –USA, Journal of Tropical Agricutural Research & Extension-University of Ruhuna, Tropical Agricutural Research Journal –PGIA Peradeniya

  • Editorial Board Member –Journal of Buffalo Science

  • Assistant Secretary Ruhuna Agriculture faculty teachers union 1993

  • Moderator of Higher National diploma in Education (Agriculture) 2007 to date

  • Member of the Senate, Aquinas University College,Colombo 7

  • Consultant, TVEC, Narahenpitaa, Colombo 5

  • Inteview Panalist, occasionally apponted by the University Grant's Commission

 

PROFFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Life member Sri Lanka Association of the Advancement of Science

  • Life member Sri Lanka Association of Animal Production

  • Country member World Buffalo Federation 2004 to date

 

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • Project leader/ Principal investigator - Analysis of urinary purine derivatives and creatinine in Zebu cattle and goats at different levels of intake and to determine the nutritional status of animals by mean of spot urine Funded by International Atomic Energy Agency ( 1999-2002 )

  • National coordinator - “Radiation Processing of Cellulosic Agro Wastes in to Animal Feeds Collaborative project of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria and Japan (2000-2002

  • Principal investigator of AASR-02 project “Improvement of unproductive coconut land through livestock integration in the southern region” funded by National Science Foundation (2006-2009)

  • Principal investigator of NRC -06-15 project “ Field validation of purine derivative excretion technique to evaluate the nutritional status of local cattle in Matara district funded by National Research Council ( 2006-2008)

  • Activity – coordinator –Livestock sector. SIDA Restore project (2007-2009)

  • Principle investigator CARP project Agronomic performance and biological nitrogen fixation of tropical two tree legume species (1994-1997)

  • Sri Lankan Collaborator-The concept of diversity in feeding: employing biodiversity to improve smallholder ruminant systems in the South (BioDivFeed) Coordinated Research project of Swiss Development Corporation (2008-2009)

  • Project leader/ Principal investigator - The Use of Enzymes and Nuclear Technologies to Improve the Utilization of Fibrous Feeds and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emission from Livestock Funded by International Atomic Energy Agency ( 2010 to date )

 

SCHOLARSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS, CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

  • Endeavour Executive Fellowship awarded by the Endeavour Scholarship Commission, Australia to pursue Professional Development at the Melbourne School of Land & environment Australia .(2012 September-2013 January)

  • Academic staff Fellowship awarded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, UK to pursue post doctoral studies At the James Hutton Institute , Aberdeen, Scotland, UK (2011 October-2012 March).

  • North –South Dialogue Fellowship awarded by the Austrian Development Cooperation, for post doctoral research in University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria (2001March –October)

  • Post Graduate Scholarship awarded by the Swiss Federal Stipend Commission in Switzerland, to pursue M.Sc. and PhD degrees at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland (1984-1992)

  • Visiting Professor , University of Vet-Med Austria during the period June 20-30 2014

  • Served as a Guest Lecturer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology , Zurich from 1- 3 July 2014

  • Participated in the „The second RCM meeting on Use of enzymes and nuclear technologies to improve the utilization of fibrous feeds and reduce greenhouse gas emission from livestock”. Of the IAEA, Vienna, Austria, in May 2013

  • Participated in the „The first RCM meeting on Use of enzymes and nuclear technologies to improve the utilization of fibrous feeds and reduce greenhouse gas emission from livestock”of the IAEA in Agric-Food Center in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada in February 2011

  • Participated in the 6 Th Asian Buffalo congress in Lahore, Pakistan Nov. 2009

  • Attended IAEA/FAO conference on sustainable improvement of animal Production and Health in Vienna, Austria in June 2009

  • Attended the workshop on Sustainable to environmental Science at Ibaraki University , Japan in January 2009

  • Attended 8 th World Buffalo Congress in Caserta, Italy October 2007

  • Attended “ Dissemination of radiation knowledge to Public” regional training course in JAERI Tokai Mura, Japan – January 2006

  • Attended Resource persons workshop in Social Water Management in Mahatma Gandhi University in India, October 2004

  • Attended 7 th World buffalo congress, Manila, Philippines October 2004

  • Attended a 3 day residential work shop on “Problem Based Learning” organized by the SDU, University of Colombo Aug. 2003 Coral Gardens Hotel, Hikkaduwa – August 2003

  • Attended a 3 day residential workshop on“ Project proposal writing” organized by IRQUE project

  • Attended a 2 day workshop on training of reviewers for quality assurance, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

  • Attended XVII World Buiatrics Congress, Hanover, and Germany Aug 19-23 2002

  • Attended a Research coordination Meeting on “ Use of nuclear and colorimetric techniques to measure microbial protein yield of ruminant livestock. Organized by IAEA, Vienna, University of Hue, Vietnam 5-10 May 2002.

  • Attended National Project coordinators meeting on Radiation processing of Upgrading cellulosic agro-wastes into animal feeds “conducted by the International Atomic energy agency, Nov. 2001,, MINT,Bangi, Malaysia

  • Attended a workshop for ''Alternatives for Animal Experiments;'' Linz, Austria. Sep 2001

  • Attended a workshop of European Society of Veterinary Association and Comparative Nutrition, Sursee, Switzerland Sep 2001

  • Attended a workshop on Mycotoxins, Dept of nutrition, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria, May 2001.

  • Attended a Regional workshop on Radiation processing of Upgrading cellulosic agro- wastes into animal feeds " conducted by the International Atomic energy agency, Oct 2000,, MINT,Bangi, Malaysia

  • Attended a Research coordination Meeting on “ Use of nuclear and colorimetric techniques to measure microbial protein yield of ruminant livestock. Organized by IAEA, Vienna, University of Putra, Malaysia 21-26 March 2000.

  • Attended a workshop on “challenges in natural resources conservation in the 21 st century” organized by the Dept. of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of SriJayawardanapura in collaboration with the Ministry of Forestry and Environment

  • Attended a work shop/regional training course on "Upgrading cellulosic agro-wastes useful products " conducted by the International Atomic energy agency, May 1999, MINT,Bangi, Malaysia

  • Attended a work shop on Prospects, Constraints and Strategies for the development of the southern region of Sri-Lanka. Organized by Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna in collaboration with the Southern Area Development Authority. Oct 1996

  • Attended a work shop in "Soil Biology" conducted by the Dept. of Botany, University of Kelaniya and University of Calgary, Canada. March 1995. Colombo

  • Attended a workshop in " Nitrogen Turn over " conducted by the British society of Soil Science. Sep 1989. Reading, U.K.

  • One week Study tours to , INRA, France, University of Waganingen , Netherlands, University of Posnan in Poland from 1989-1991

 

PUBLICATIONS IN PEER REVIEEWD JOURNALS

 

S. Sujani, I.N.Pathirana and R.T. Seresinhe (2015) Enhanced in vitro fermentation parameters of guinea grass ecotype "A" (Panicum maximum) and rice straw (Oryza sativa) with supplementation of exogenous fibrolytic enzymes. Livestock Research for Rural Development 27(3) 2015.

 

I.W.A.S. Sujani, I.N. Pathirana , T. Seresinhe , , K.B. Dassanayaka, In vitro Effects of Exogenous Fibrolytic Enzymes on Ruminal Fermentation and methanogenesis of wild Guinea Grass (Panicum maximum) Enzymes on ruminal fermentation and methanogenesis (Submitted to Polish Journal of Animal Science Dec 2014).

 

I.W.A.S. Sujani, K.K.T.D. Piyasena, R.T. Seresinhe, D.P.I.N. Pathirana and C.J. Gajaweera In vitro fermentation and enteric methane production of rice straw (Oryza sativa)as influenced by supplementation of exogenous fibrolytic enzymes (Submitted to Turkish Journal of Vet Science Dec 2014).

 

T. Seresinhe, A.N. F. Perera and P.K. Lal (2014) In vitro screening of some tropical goat feeds for low methane and high ammonia generating potential in the rumen Livestock Research for Rural Development 26(03) 2014.

 

Atapattu, N. S. B. M., Wickramasinghe, K. P., Thakshala seresinhe., S. P. Gunarathna (2013) Effects of Citric Acid and Butylated Hydroxytoluene Alone or In Combination on Prevention of Rancidity of Rice Bran during Storage. Journal of Rice Research: Open Access.

 

Wickramasinghe, K.P; Atapattu, N.S.B.M. and Thakshala Seresinhe. Effects of citric acid on growth performance and nutrient retention of broiler chicken fed diets having two levels of non-phytate phosphorus and rice bran. Iranian Journal of Applied Animal Science 4 (4) 809-815.

 

T. Seresinhe, S.A.C. Madushika, Y.Seresinhe, P.K. Lal and E.R. Orskov (2012) Effects of tropical high tannin non legume and low tannin legume browse mixtures on fermentation parameters and methanogenensis using gas production technique. Asian-Aust,. J. Anim. Sci. 25:1404-1410.

 

Thakshala Seresinhe, R.A.U. J. Marapana and L. Kumanayaka ( 2012) Role of feed resources on the productivity and financial viability of a cattle integrated in the southern Sri Lanka. Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology 12 : 145-156.

 

Thakshala Seresinhe and R.A.U.J. Marapana (2011) Goat Farming Systems in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka: Feeding and Management Strategies World Journal of Agricultural Sciences 7 (4): 383-390.

 

P.H.A. G. Silva, W.M.C.B. Weerasinghe and Thakshala Seresinhe (2011) Socio- Demographic Determinants of Perceived Influences on Household Food Choice in Galle, Kalutara, Matara and Moneragala Districts . Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences 8 ( 3) : 142-145.

 

Thakshala Seresinhe (2011) Effect of feeding regime on the nutritional status and purine derivative excretion of milking cows Journal of Livestock Research for Rural Development 23 (06) 1.

 

Ganeesha De Silva, Upul Marapana, Anton Kalubowila, Nirosh Lalantha and Thakshala Seresinhe (2010) Quality changes of Burger from vegetable, wheat flour, rice flour with fat emulsion during frozen storage. Journal of Food Science and Technol. Nepal 6: 65-68.

 

R.A.U.J. Marapana, D.S Hewamange, T.Seresinhe and R.Senaratne (2009) Study on behavioural changes of animals prior to a Tsunami natural disaster. Proceedings of the Tsunami Rehabilitation project funded by CIDA project.

 

Thakshala Seresinhe, Shamen H.J.D., Manawadu A. amd Marapana R.A.U.J.(2009) Effects of suppliments on milk nitrogen efficiency of buffalo cows. 6 9 th Asian Buffalo Congress, Lahore Pakistan, Pakistan Journal of Zoology Part 11I October 2009.

 

W.M.C.B. Weerasinghe, R.A.U.J. Marapana and Thakshala Seresinhe (2009) Predicting body weight of cross bed buffaloes through body measurements under field conditions Asian Buffalo Congress Lahore Pakistan, Pakistan Journal of Zoology Part 1 October 2009.

 

Thakshala Seresinhe, A. Manawadu and Christine Iben (2009) Effect of concentrate- mineral supplements on the overall nutritional status of cross bred milking cows in two small farms in Sri Lanka. .BOKU Symposium, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Science, Vienna Austria. 1st October 2009. Pp 121-127.

 

Thakshala Seresinhe and K.K. Pathirana (2008) Effect of supplementation of straw base diets on the digestibility and microbial nitrogen production of cross bred cattle. World Journal of Agricultural Sciences .4 (6) :745-751.

 

Thakshala. Seresinhe and K.K. Pathirana (2007) Effect of season and supplementation on the utilization of natural herbage by grazing calves in the wet-intermediate zone of Sri Lanka. Italian Journal of Animal Science 2007.

 

Thakshala Seresinhe and K.K. Pathirana (2007) Effect of feeding straw and supplements the performance of cattle under small farmer conditions Tropical Agricultural Research and Extension 9, 131-141.

 

Thakashala Seresinhe & K.K. Pathirana (2004) Introduction of critical supplements to low level feeding regime of buffalo calves. Proceedings of 7 10 th World buffalo congress Manila, Philippines October 2004 .

 

Thakshala. Seresinhe and C. Iben(2003) In vitro quality assessment of two tropical shrub legumes in relation to their extractable tannin content J. of Anim. Physiol. A. Anim. Nutr ) 87: 109-115.

 

Thakshala Seresinhe and K.K. Pathirana (2000)Associative effects of tree legumes and cutting height on the yield and nutritive value of nicum maximum (cv. VRI 435) Tropical Grasslands 34 :103-109.

 

Thakshala Seresinhe, A. Manawadu, K.K. Pathirana (1998) Yield and nutritive value of three fodder legume species as influenced by the frequency of defoliation. Tropical Agric (Trinidad) 75: 337-341.

 

T. Seresinhe, U. Hartwig, W. Kessler, J. Noesberger (1994) Symbiotic nitrogen fixation of white clover in a mixed sward is not limited by height of repeated cutting J. Agronomy & Crop Sci 172: 279-288.

 

Thakshala. Seresinhe and K.K. Pathirana (Present status of cattle and buffalo farming in down stream Nilwala villages with unproductive acidic soils. J. of Sri Lanka Association for Animal Production1. 1: 6-26.

 

Thakshala. Seresinhe and K.K. Pathirana Forage Tannins in Ruminant Nutrition (2003) Tropical J. Tropical Agricultural Research & Extension 6: 29-43.

 

Thakshala. Seresinhe and K.K. Pathirana Effect of phosphorous and potassium on growth and nodulation of Centrosema species. J.of Agric.. in the Tropics and Subtropics 102: 45-52.

 

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS IN NATIONAL CONFERENCES, MEETINGS ETC

 

Seresinhe T. and R. Mayes (2014) In vitro rumianl fermentation of Panicum maximum (Wild Guinea grass Ecotype A) and rice straw as influenced by treatment of fibrolutic enzymes Proceedings of the 16 th AAAP congress Vol 11 10-14 Nov. Jogyakakrtha Indonesia. 625-628.

 

Athapaththu S, RAUJ Marapana, T.Seresinhe (2014) Status of milk production and economic profile of dairy farmers in Ratnapura district in he intermediate zone of Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 16 th AAAP congress Vol 11 10-14 Nov. Jogyakakrtha Indonesia.300-303.

 

Jayasekara J.M.A.C., P.H.A.G. De Silva , T.Seresinhe (2014) . Artificial Insemination and reproductive performance of cattle in Kandy district , Sri Lanka . Proceedings of the 16 th AAAP congress Vol 11 10-14 Nov. Jogyakakrtha Indonesia. 69-72.

 

Senanyaka S.R.L,I.B., P.H.A.G De silva , T. Seresinhe (2014). Influence of socio economics status on milk production at small scale diry farmers' level. Proceedings of the 16 th AAAP congress Vol 11 10-14 Nov. Jogyakakrtha Indonesia 1019-1022.

 

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 10 th World Buffalo Congress at Phuket Thailand 2013.

 

Wickramasinghe, K.P; Atapattu, N.S.B.M. and Thakshala Seresinhe. Effects of citric acid on growth performance and nutrient retention of broiler chicken fed diets having two levels of non-phytate phosphorus and rice bran. Iranian Journal of Applied Animal Science 4 (4) 809-815.

 

B. Piyadigama, L. Kumanayaka, Thakshala Seresinhe, M.de.S Liyanage, I. Pathirana (2008) Short term benefits of cattle integration in a neglected coconut land. Proceedings of the fifth Academic Sessions , University of Ruhuna.

 

NarayanaN.M.N.K. Attanayaka Y.L. Seresinhe R.T. Rupasinghe L (2008) Development of a whey beverage with higher sensory qualities and better shelf life . Proceedings of the fifth Academic Sessions , University of Ruhuna.

 

Narayana N.M.N.K. Kulasuriya T.H.K. Arsakularatne D.A.M. Seresinhe R.T (2008) investigation into quality ice cream with Anona (Anona muricata) pulp. Proceedings of the  fifth Academic Sessions , University of Ruhuna.

 

R.A.U.J. Marapana & Thakshala Seresinhe (2007) Effect of feeding regime on growth, digestibility and excretion of purine derivatives in goats. Proceedings of the forth academic sessions, University of Ruhuna , Sri Lanka, Jan. 2007.

 

S. Subasinghe, M.de.S Liyanage R. Senaratne R.T. Seresinhe A.A. Kumara. (2006) Post Tsunami recovery programme of the Agricultural Sector in Southern Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the third Academic Sessions , University of Ruhuna.

 

D. Senarathne, Thakshala Seresinhe & V.L.R. Gamage (2007) The response of Napier-Clone 13 (Pennisetum purpureum) to three types of organic manures in a simulated sub canopy environment. Proceedings of the forth academic sessions, University of Ruhuna , Sri Lanka 2007.

 

Thakshala Seresinhe, S. Paththinige & L.M. Abeywickrama (2006) The Role of women in cottage industries at village level ( A case study). Tenth National Convention of Women's Studies, Document series No. 76 - April, 2006.

 

R.T. Seresinhe & A. Manawadu (2006) Calliandra calothyrsus enhanced the quality of Guinea: Proceedings of the third academic sessions, University of Ruhuna , Sri Lanka.

 

D. Senarathna, R.T. Seresinhe, K.K. Pathirana & N.S.B.M. Atapattu (2006) Adaptability of dry weight rank method for the botanical analysis of natural pastures in coconut plantations. Proceedings of the third academic sessions, University of Ruhuna , Sri Lanka, Jan. 2006.

 

Y.D.J.D.W. Seresinhe, Thakshala Seresinhe & K.K. Pathirana (2004) Assessment of feeding value of five shrub legumes of local interest Proceedings of the first academic sessions, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. Pp 43-48.

 

Perera, M.M.D.S.N. Thakshala Seresinhe, Y.D.J.D.W. Seresinhe and K.K. Pathirana (2004) Present status of neat cattle farming in Pelwatta sugarcane growing settlements Proceedings of the first academic sessions, University of Ruhuna , Sri Lanka. Pp 230-236.

 

PUBLICATIONS IN ABSTRACT FORM NATIONAL LEVEL

 

K.A.R. De Silva, A Manawadu, R.A.U.J. Marapana, R.T Seresinhe & A. Kalubowila. (2013)Development of mechanically separated meat (MSM) mixture by using waste of export tuna fish Proceedings of the 69th annual sessions of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.

 

HRMAK Kumara, RAUJ Marapana, N Edirisinghe ,A Manawadu and RT Seresinhe (2013)Use of textured vegetable protein as a replacement of meat protein in sausage making Proceedings of the 69th annual sessions of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.

 

IWAS Sujani, DPIN Pathirana & RT Seresinhe (2013) Effect of exogenous fibrolytic enzymes on ruminal fermentation and methanogenesis of Guinea „A‟ grass (Panicum maximum) Proceedings of the 69th annual sessions of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.

 

K.G.S.Chaminda, R.A.U.J.Marapana and R.T.Serasinhe. (2013)Awareness and adoption of farmers to golden rules of pesticide usage in Magastota, Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka", , Proceedings of the 69th annual sessions of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.

 

KKTD Piyasena, AManawadu, and RT Seresinhe (2013)Effect of exogenous fibrolytic enzymes on ruminal fermentation and methanogenesis of rice straw (Oryza sativa), Proceedings of the 69th annual sessions of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.

 

Herath, H.M.S.S.K., ULP Mangalika,.R.A.U.J Marapana,,RT Seresinhe. (2011) Nutritional status of lactating dairy cows under small holder dairy farming system in Polgahawela veterinary range. Proceedings of the 67 th Annual Sessions.of The Sri Lanka Association of the Advancement of Science pp129.

 

Peiris P.I.,.R.A.U.J Marapana,,RT Seresinhe. (2011) Use of Cyclea burmanni (Kehipittan) leaves on the production of herbal youghut. Proceedings of the 67 th Annual Sessions.of The Sri Lanka Association of the Advancement of Science pp 130.

 

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 , pp 128.

 

Wijekoon W.M.C.J, Priyadarshani S.H.R., Gajaweera C.J., Seresinhe R.T (2010) “Effect of guinea grass (Panicun maximum) on selected properties of reddish brown earths 13 soil”, Proceeding of the International Symposium, Faculty of Agriculture, university of Ruhuna, pp 103.

 

Weerasinghe WMCB, Marapana RAUJ , Thakshala Seresinhe (2009) The effect of feeding regime on the performance of Nili Ravi buffalo cows and calves Proc. 2 Symposium of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna.pp.

 

M.K.S.I. Dharmasena, B. Piyadigama, U.L.P. Mangalika and R.T. Seresinhe (2008). Reliability of Lactometers in the determination of specific gravity of milk. Proc. of the 64 annual sessions –Sri Lanka Association of the Advancement of Science.

 

L. Kumanayaka, T. Seresinhe and R.A.U.J. Marapana (2008).Effect of grazing on botanical composition and stratification of natural herbage in a coconut land. Proc.of the 64 Annual sessions –Sri Lanka Association of the Advancement of Science.

 

L. Kumanayaka, B. Piyadigama, Thakshala Seresinhe , R.A.U.J. Marapana and M.de S Liyanage (2008) . Effect of supplementation on the utilization of natural herbage by grazing heifers in a coconut land. Proc. of Technical sessions, journal of the Sri Lanka Association of Animal Production.

 

A.Manawadu and R.T. Seresinhe (2008) .Estimation of nutritional status of milking cows under small farmer conditions in Kamburupitiya area Proc. of the National symposium, Faculty of Agriculture ,University of Ruhuna.

 

B Piyadigama, R T Seresinhe, C R Soliva, M Kruezer, RAUJ Marapana and WARP Perera (2008). Farmers‟ perception in employing diverse feeding practices for goats in Hambantota area.Proc of the National symposium, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna.

 

S. Premaratne,G.G.G. Premalal, C.Bandara and R.T. Seresinhe (2008) Identification and measurement of quality of forages grown in saline lands in southern province of Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the National symposium, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna.

 

L. Kumanayaka, T. Seresinhe, M. De S. Liyanage (2007) The possibility of substituting Chemical fertilizer by organic manure in cattle-coconut integrated system. Presented at the 63 rd Annual Session of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Dec.2007.

 

B. Piyadigama, T. Seresinhe & K.K. Pathirana (2007) Behaviour of tethered cattle in a coconut based integrated system. Presented at the 63 rd th nd Annual Session of Sri Lanka th Association for the Advancement of Science. Dec.2007.

 

D. Senarathne, V.L.R.Gamage & Thakshala Seresinhe (2006) The effect of three different organic wastes on the performance of Napier – Clone 13 (Pennisetum purpereum) – Presented at the 62 nd annual session of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science December 2006.

 

C.J. Gajaweera, D.A.M. Arsakularatne, R.T.Seresinhe & N.M.N.K. Narayana (2005) Development and quality evaluation of value added Mangroove apple (Sonneralia caseolaris) ice cream. Presented at the 61 15 st annual session of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science December 2005.

 

S.S. Paththinige, G.A. Chandana & R.T. Seresinhe (2005) Environmental impacts of broiler farming in rural areas ( A case study in Kamburupitiya area). Presented at the 10 annual Forestry & Environmental Symposium Dec. 2005.

 

S.S. Paththinige, Thakshala Seresinhe & Yasmina Sultarbawa (2005) Value addition to commercial shark liver oil. Presented at the 61 st annual session of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science December 2005.

 

G.A. Chandana, Thakshala Seresinhe & P.K. Lal (2005) Quality assessment of Panicum maximum Guinea A grown under a tree canopy of Calliandra calothyrsus. Presented at the 61 st annual session of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science December 2005.

 

C.J.Gajaweera, G.A. Chandana & R.T. Seresinhe (2005) Comparison of soil quality parameters under different vegetations. Presented at the 10 th Annual Forestry & Environmental Symposium 2005.

 

Seresinhe , Y.D.J.D.W. T.Seresinhe & K.K. Pathirana (2004) Nutritive value and extractable tannin contents of some common tree forage fed to goat's . Presented and published in the Proceedings of the 60th Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.

 

M.M.D.S.N. Perera, Thakshala Seresinhe&Y.D.J.D.W. Seresinhe (2004) Study of cattleproduction performance under smallholder farms in the Pelwatta area of Monaragala th districtPresented and published in the Proceedings of the 60 th Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.

 

M.M.D.S.N. Perera, Y.D.J.D.W. Seresinhe & Thakshala Seresinhe (2004) A preliminary study on Peri-urban goat rearing practices in six villages of the Galle four gravets area. Presented and published in the Proceedings of the 60 th Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.

 

Seresinhe, J.D.J.D.W. Thakshala Seresinhe & K.K. Pathirana (2004) Tannins in some agroforestry species of local interest. Proceedings of the 9 th Annual forestry and Environment symposium 2004 of the Forestry and Environmental Science,University of Sri Jayawardanapura, Sri Lanka.

 

Thakashala Seresinhe & K.K. Pathirana (2004) Introduction of critical supplements to low level feeding regime of buffalo calves. Proceedings of 7 10 th World buffalo congress Manila, Philippines October 2004 .

 

Perera, M.M.D.S.N., D.Senarnte & Thakshala Seresinhe (2004) Effect of forest fire on livestock production in the Pelwatta area of Monaragal District. Proceedings of the 9 Annual forestry and Environment symposium 2004 of the Forestry and Environmental Science,University of Sri Jayawardanapura, Sri Lanka.

 

PUBLICATIONS IN ABSTRACT FORM INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

 

 IWAS Sujani,DPIN Pathirana & RT Seresinhe (2012) In vitro fermentation ,Microbial profile & methanogenesis of two fibrous feeds as influenced by exogenous fibrolytic enzyme Cellulase International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna.

 

KKTD Piyasena, GKP Hemachandra, A Manawadu,CJGajaweera & RT Seresinhe (2012) In vitro fermentation ,Microbial profile & methanogenesis of two fibrous feeds as influenced by exogenous fibrolytic enzymes Xylanase and Combination of Xylanase & Cellulase International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna.

 

 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 17 stylosanthes humilis. International Forestry and Environment Symposium 2011 of the Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayawardanapura, Sri Lanka.

 

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.

 

T. Seresinhe, Weerasinghe W.M.C., Marapana R.A.U.J., Premathilaka P.P.S. Iben C. (2010) Variation in milk yield and composition of Nili-„ravi buffalo cows and it's relationship with supplementation. Proceedings of the Annual Sessions of the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition, University of Zurich Sep. 2010.

 

 Weerasinghe W.M.C., Marapana R.A.U.J T. Seresinhe., S. Premathilaka (2010) Effect of feeding wild guinea grass with low cost available supplements on the performance of Nili Ravi buffalo calves Proc. International symposium of the Faculty of Agriculture, Univeristy of Sri Lanka.

 

 Weerasinghe W.M.C., Marapana R.A.U.J T. Seresinhe., (2010) Development of a field based method to predict body weights of cross-bred buffalo calves in small farms, Proc. International symposium of the Faculty of Agriculture, Univeristy of Sri Lanka.

 

P.H.G.J. De Silva, Weerasinghe W.M.C. Thakshala Seresinhe (2010) Food consumption pattern of households living in Galle, , Kalutara, Matara and Monaragala districts , Proc. International symposium of the Faculty of Agriculture, Univeristy of Sri Lanka.

 

T. Seresinhe, Kumanayaka L. Marapana R.A.U.J., Premathilaka P.P.S. Iben C. (2010) Performance of cross-bred heifers grazed natural pastures under coconut plantation in the wet intemidiate zone of Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the Annual Sessions of the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition, University of Zurich Sep. 2010.

 

Thaksala Seresinhe, Liyanage, M. De. S. and Marapana R.A.U.J. (2009) Role of cattle and local feed resources on the sustainability of a coconut cattle integrated system. Proceedings of the International symposium on Sustainable improvement of Animal Production and Health (IAEA-CN-174-7). June 8-11, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria pp 49-50

 

Piyadigama, B., Seresinhe, R.T., Soliva, C.R., Kreuzer, M and Marapana, R.A.U.J. (2009) An overview of goat farming in the Hambantota district of Sri Lanka, With special reference to health aspects. Proceedings of the International symposium on Sustainable improvement of Animal Production and Health (IAEA-CN-174-113). June 8-11, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria pp 344-345.

 

B. Piyadigama, L. Kumanayaka, T. Seresinhe, M. De S. Liyanage (2007) Herbage quality and animal performance in a cattle-coconut integrated system 12th International Forestry & Environment Symposium, 2nd December 2006.

 

L.Kumanayaka, T. Seresinhe, M de S. Liyanage & I. Pathirana (2006) Species diversity and forage value of herbage in a neglected coconut land proposed for livestock integration. Presented at the 11th International Forestry & Environment Symposium, 2nd December 2006.

 

N.D.C. Sirisena, P.A.B.B. Baduwasam, R.A.U.J. Marapana, T. Seresinhe (2006) Environmental impacts on waste and water dispose from abattoirs and poultry processing units in Weligama area. Presented at the 11th International Forestry & Environment Symposium, 2nd December 2006.

 

R.A.U.J. Marapana, R.T.Seresinhe (2006) Utilization of oil palm waste as a law cost feed ingredient for growing pigs to reduce the environmental pollution. Presented at the 11th International Forestry & Environment Symposium, 2nd December 2006.

 

PRESIDENTIAL, KEY NOTE & PLENARY ADDRESSES

 

Thakshala Seresinhe (2013) Livestock & Climate Change: Challenges and Options Theme Seminar , Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Sessions Dec 2013.

 

Thakshala Seresinhe (2009) Promoting sustainable rural development through Agriculture education with special reference to Sri Lanka Plenary lecture- Proceedings of the Postgraduate GP education workshop from Environmental to Sustainable Science Ibaraki University College of Agriculture January 2009. Pp 84-86.

 

Thakshala Seresinhe (2006) Use of livestock resources for sustainable development in Sri 19 Lanka. Presidential address Section B Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Sessions Dec 2006.

 

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

 

Thakshala Seresinhe & K.K. Pathirana. & M.C. N. Jayasuriya. ( 2004) Urinary excretions of purine derivatives (PD) as a predictor of the nutritional status of local zebu-cattle and cross- bred milking cows. In estimation of Microbial Protein supply in Ruminants Using Urinary Purine derivatives ( Eds. Harindra P.S. Makkar & X. B. Chen) pp 95-102 Kluwer Academic Publishers.

 

Thakshala Seresinhe & K.K. Pathirana (2008) “Use of Livestock Resources for Sustainable Rural Development and Food Security in Sri Lanka in Small holder HARTI Publication

 

BOOKS & OTHER PUBLICATIONS

 

T. Seresinhe - Pasture conservation (In Sinhala ) Book for supplementary reading

 

T.Seresinhe and P.S.J.W. Seresinhe – Principles of Photosynthesis Book for supplementary Reading

 

T. Seresinhe and B. Piyadigama - Agronomic characters of common Forage crops in Sri Lanka Book for supplementary reading

 

Goat Management – Scientific communication

 

Effect of climatic factors on animal performance – Scientific communication

 

Thakshala Seresinhe & K.K. Pathirana- Animal Nutrition

 

OTHER ARTICLES

Thakshala Seresinhe (2008) Importance of nutrition of dairy animals to achieve self sufficiency in milk. Dairy Industry Problems and Prospects Economic Review special issue on “MILK” 33-37.

 

REPORTS

 

Report was submitted to USAID-CORE on the feasibility study on “Economics of 20 Cultivating Good Quality Pasture for stall feeding of cattle in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka” (2012).

 

Project on Converting Waste Biomass into Energy/Material Resources Project report submitted to the National Cleaner Production Center.

 

Revitalization of Dairy Industry in the Southern Region-Commissioned Report submitted to the Southern Development Authority, Nupe , Matara (FEASIBILITY REPORT).

 

Revitalization of Dairy Industry in the Southern Region-Commissioned Report submitted to the Southern Development Authority, Nupe , Matara (PILOT STUDY REPORT).

 

 

Reduce green house gas emission from ruminants special emphasis on \developing feeding strategies.