Prof. SGJN Senanayake

B Sc, PhD

Professor in Agricultural Biology
Dept of Agriculture Biology
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka


Phone

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+94 41 229 2200

+94 41 222 14 (Residence)

Fax

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+94 41 229 2382

E-mail

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gmnsenanayake@yahoo.com

FULL NAME

Senanayakage Gamini Jayalath Nonis Senanayake

 

PERSONAL

Born May 22, 1955

Married , 3 children

 

NATIONALITY

Sri Lankan

 

LANGUAGE ABILITY

  • English excellent

  • Danish read and speak

  • Japanese speak

  • Sinhala mother tongue excellent

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • The President's of Sri Lanka Research Award 2000 for contributing to the reputation of the country in a wider context of the global advancement of science and human knowledge.

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

  • 1983-1988 Ph.D (Plant Science), Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Copenhagen, Denmark, Major Plant Breeding, Minor Genetics and Statistics, Worked on the tropical pasture grass breeding. Thesis was submitted on the "Study on the Genetic Variation of Palisade Grass (Brachiaria brizantha) grown in Sri Lanka".

  • 1975-1979 B.Sc. (Agriculture) Hon.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2000 February onward Professor Dept. of Agricultural Biology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna.

  • 1997 onward Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna.

  • 1998 onward Visiting Lecturer, Sri Lanka Foundation, Colombo.

  • 1999 to 2001 Head, Dept. of Agricultural Biology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna.

  • 1998 to 2000 Director, Career Guidance Unit, University of Ruhuna.

  • 1996 to 1999 Senior Student Counselor, University of Ruhuna.

  • 1980 to 2000 Lecturer Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhna.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • 1983 onward member, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS).

PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS

  • 25-29 August 1993 Regional Research Co-ordination Meeting (RCM) on the use of Isotopes in Studies to Improve the Yield and Nitrogen Fixation of Grain Legumes in the Tropics and Sub-tropics of Asia, Harbin, China.

  • 20-26 May 1992 Regional Research Co-ordination Meeting (RCM) on the use of Isotopes in Studies to Improve the Yield and Nitrogen Fixation of Grain Legumes in the Tropics and Sub-tropics of Asia, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

  • 12-18 May 1996 Second International Weed Control Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark.

REPRESENTATION IN BOARDS AND SOCIETIES

  • Consultant, Southern Region Physical Plan, National Physical Planning Department, Sri Lanka.

  • Promotion of Organic Farming, Southern Province Development Authority (SPDA).

  • Member of the Reformulation Mission to Reformulate MONDEP into REAP, Ministry of Planning & Implementation.

  • Member of the National Consultation on Integrated Water Resources Management.

  • Member of the Team to Develop Sri Lanka Water Vision.

  • Consultant, IRDP, Matara.

  • Consultant, Environment Action One Project (EA1P), Ministry of Forestry & Environment.

  • Consultant, Japan Sri Lanka Industrial Promotion and Development Organization (J-SIDO), Omiya Mansion #202, 1-36-4 Sugamo, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170, Japan.

  • Member of the Committee on the Water Quality Assessment and Pollution Abatement Strategy for Walawe Ganga, Ministry of Forestry & Environment.

  • Consultant, Southern Development Authority (SDA).

  • Member of the National Experts on Traditional Irrigation Systems in Sri Lanka.

RESEARCH ENGAGEMENT

  • 2000 onward, Promotion organic farming in Monaragala District, Funded by NORAD, Norway.

  • 2005 onward, Investigation on crop wild relatives in Southern part of Sri Lanka funded by UNDP.

 

TEXT BOOKS

 

Senanayake Gemini (2004) How to Pass the Examinations (in Sinhala) 72p.

 

Senanayake, Gamini (1999) Principles of Agricultural Biology (in Sinhala) A Textbook for A/L and undergraduate students 232p.

 

Senanayake, Gamini (2000) Principles of Agronomy, (in Sinhala) A textbook for A/L and undergraduate students. 216p.

 

Senanayake, Gamini (2000) Ecological Home Gardening (in Sinhala) (in press)

 

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS, SCHOLARY WORK

 

Senanayake, Gamini (1995) Scientific background of Kem (in Sinhala) (the indigenous knowledge of pest control) - S. Godage & Brothers, Colombo, 25-36 pp.

 

CREATIVE WORK IN LITERATURE , CULTURE AND ARTS

 

Senanayake, Gamini (2006) Mithilapura Mahoushada, Sinhala Novel for Teenagers, Godage & Brothers, Colombo.

 

Senanayake, Gamini (1997) Kurullane Nawatha Enna - (Birds Come Again) Sinhala Novel for Teenagers, Dayawansa Jayakody and Co. Colombo 104 p.

 

Senanayake, Gamini (1997) Daruwange Padama - (Lesson from Children) Sinhala Short Story for Children S. Godage & Brothers, Colombo, 16 p.

 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

 

Senanayake S.G.J.N. (2006) Indigenous knowledge as a key to sustainable development. Journal of Agricultural Sciences 2(1): 87-94.

 

Senanayake S.G.J.N., (1999) The effect of light intensity on the chemical composition and in vitro dry matter digestibility of Palisade grass (Brachiaria brizantha). Journal of National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka 27(1):41-47.

 

Sirisena J.A. and S.G.J.N. Senanayake (1999) Estimation of variability parameters within 'Mysore' banana clones and their implication for crop improvement. Scientia Horticulurae 1429:1-18.

 

Senanayake, S.G.J.N. and P. Liyanarachchi (1999) The impact of water scarcity on agricultural development in Monaragala district. Proceedings of the 55th Annual Session, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Part 1, Pp.255.

 

Senanayake, S.G.J.N. and P. Liyanarachchi (1999) The impact of population on water resources in Monaragala district. Proceedings of the 55th Annual Session, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Part 1, Pp.257.

 

Senanayake, S.G.J.N. and P. Liyanarachchi (1999) Changes in rainfall pattern in Monaragala district during the period 1965-1995. Proceedings of the 55th Annual Session, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Part 1, Pp.258.

 

Senanayake, S.G.J.N. and P. Liyanarachchi (1999) Water resources balance for the Walawe Ganga basin and water use efficiency in different sectors. Proceedings of the 55th Annual Session, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Part 1, Pp.259.

 

Senanayake, S.G.J.N. (1998) The yield potential of six tropical pasture grasses under different shade levels. Proceedings of the 54th Annual Sessions, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Part 1. Pp.129.

 

Senanayake, S.G.J.N. (1998) The effect of frequency of defoliation on digestible dry matter yield of palisade grass. Proceedings of the 54th Annual Sessions, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Part 1. Pp. 131.

 

Senanayake, S.G.J.N. and P. Liyanarachchi (1998) Recent land use changes in Monaragala district. Proceedings of the 54th Annual Sessions, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Part 1. 357-358.

 

Senanayake, S.G.J.N. and P. Liyanarachchi (1998) Crown land encroachment and related environmental problems in Monaragala district. Proceedings of the 54th Annual Sessions, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Part 1. Pp. 357.

 

Rajapakse, R.; S.G.J.N. Senanayake and D. Ratnasekara (1998) Effect of five botanicals on Oviposition, adult emergence and morality of Callosobruchus maculates Fabr. (Coleoptera:Bruchidae) infesting cowpea. J.ent. Res. 22(2)1-6.

 

Sirisena, J.A. and S.G.J.N. Senanayake (1997) Change in growth and yield characteristics of Musa cv Mysore ("Embul" banana) with increasing age of the crop. Journal of National Science Council of Sri Lanka 25(3):159-168.

 

Rajapakse, R.H.S. and Senanayake, S.G.J.N. (1997) The effectiveness of seven vegetable oils against Callsobruches chinensis L. in pigeon pea Cajanus cajan L, Entomon 22(2);1-5.

 

Senanayake, S.G.J,N. (1997) The seasonal changes in the quality characteristics of four grass species. Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Session, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Part 1, Pp. 156.

 

Senanayake, S.G.J.N. (1997) Effects of low density shade trees on nutritional quality of carpet grass (Axonopus compressus). Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Session, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Part 1, Pp. 154.

 

Senanayake, S.G.J.N. (1997) The effect of growing seasons on the relationships among the quality characteristics of orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata). Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Session, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Part 1, Pp 155.

 

Senanayake S.G.J.N. (1996) Studies on the role of cattle in reducing chemical weed control in rubber (Hevea brasiliensis L.), Second International Weed Control Congress, Copenhagen, 1019-1022p.

 

Senanayake S.G.J.N. (1995) The effects of different light levels on the nutritive quality of four natural tropical grasses. Tropical Grasslands 29:111-114.

 

Abeysiriwardana, D.S.de Z., R.P. Edmond and S.G.J.N. Senanayake (1995) Screening of rice cultivars of tolerance to preharvest sprouting, Fragile lives in fragile ecosystems. International Rice Research Conference. 13-17 Feb. 1995, Manila, Philippines 807-815p.

 

Senanayake, S.G.J.N. (1995) The effect of different light levels on the shoot:root ratio of Brachiaria Brizantha. Proceedings of the 51st Annual Session, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Part1, Pp.79-8.

 

Senanayake, S.G.J.N. (1994) Heritability of quality characters and their correlations in palisade grass (Brachiaria brizantha Stapf). Tropical Agriculture (Trinidad) 71: 327-329.

 

Senanayake, S.G.J.N. (1994) Genotypic and phenotypic correlations of yield components in rice (Oryza Sativa L.) Rohana. (Research Journal of the University of Ruhuna) 5:1-8.

 

Senanayake, S.G.J.N. and H.L. Petersen (1991) Analysis of competitive ability among clones of palisade grass (Brachiaria brizantha Hochst. Ex.A. Rich.) Stapf. Plant Breeding 107:248-250.

 

Senanayake, S.G.J.N. and M.A. Pemadasa (1991) A study of the genetic variability of Brachiaria brizantha (Hochst. Ex., A. Rich.) Stapf. Rohana. Research Journal of the University of Ruhuna 3: 149-153.

 

Senanayake, S.G.J.N. and V. Wijeratne (1990) Effect of rice genotype environment interactions of quality characters. IRRN 15(2): 12.

 

Senanayake, S.G.J.N. (1990) A laboratory technique for identification of varieties for drought tolerance in cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L) Walp). Proceedings of the IV International Symposium on Development and Application of New Technologies for Varietal Identification, Iowa State University Ames, 1990.

 

S.G.J.N. Senanayake and V. Wijeratne (1988) Heritability and genotypic and Phenotypic correlations of yield, yield components and protein content in cowpea. (Vigna unguiculata (1) Walp.) Beitrage trop. Landwritsch. Veterinamed. 26: 279-283.

 

MONOGRAPHS

 

Senanayake, G. and P. Liyanarachchi (1998) Study of river basin planning in the Walawe Ganga basin focusing on impacts of water quantity and quality. EA1P, Ministry of Forestry and Environment and World Bank. 81p.

 

Liyanarachchi, P. and G. Senanayake (1998) Monaragala district land zoning report. Southern Development Authority, Sri Lanka, 100p.

 

Senanayake, G. (1998) Some of the environmental problems in selected lagoons in southern part of Sri Lanka. Ford Foundation.

 

PAPERS PRESENTED IN CONFERENCES

 

Senanayake, Gamini (2006) The role of the teachers in using the indegenous knowledge for sustainable development. Key note address at the convocation of National Colleges of Education, Ministry of Education held at BMICH, Colombo.

 

Senanayake, S.G.J.N. and P. Liyanarachchi (1999) The impact of water scarcity on agricultural development in Monaragala district. Proceedings of the 55th Annual Session, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Part 1, Pp.255.

 

Senanayake, S.G.J.N. and P. Liyanarachchi (1999) The impact of population on water resources in Monaragala district. Proceedings of the 55th Annual Session, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Part 1, Pp.257.

 

Senanayake, S.G.J.N. and P. Liyanarachchi (1999) Changes in rainfall pattern in Monaragala district during the period 1965-1995. Proceedings of the 55th Annual Session, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Part 1, Pp.258.

 

Senanayake, S.G.J.N. and P. Liyanarachchi (1999) Water resources balance for the Walawe Ganga basin and water use efficiency in different sectors. Proceedings of the 55th Annual Session, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Part 1, Pp.259.

 

Senanayake, S.G.J.N. (1998) The yield potential of six tropical pasture grasses under different shade levels. Proceedings of the 54th Annual Sessions, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Part 1. Pp.129.

 

Senanayake, S.G.J.N. (1998) The effect of frequency of defoliation on digestible dry matter yield of palisade grass. Proceedings of the 54th Annual Sessions, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Part 1. Pp. 131.

 

Senanayake, S.G.J.N. and P. Liyanarachchi (1998) Recent land use changes in Monaragala district. Proceedings of the 54th Annual Sessions, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Part 1. 357-358.

 

Senanayake, S.G.J.N. and P. Liyanarachchi (1998) Crown land encroachment and related environmental problems in Monaragala district. Proceedings of the 54th Annual Sessions, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Part 1. Pp. 357.

 

Senanayake, S.G.J,N. (1997) The seasonal changes in the quality characteristics of four grass species. Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Session, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Part 1, Pp. 156.

 

Senanayake, S.G.J.N. (1997) Effects of low density shade trees on nutritional quality of carpet grass (Axonopus compressus). Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Session, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Part 1, Pp. 154.

 

Senanayake, S.G.J.N. (1997) The effect of growing seasons on the relationships among the quality characteristics of orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata). Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Session, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Part 1, Pp 155.

 

Senanayake S.G.J.N. (1996) Studies on the role of cattle in reducing chemical weed control in rubber (Hevea brasiliensis L.), Second International Weed Control Congress, Copenhagen, 1019-1022p.

 

Abeysiriwardana, D.S.de Z., R.P. Edmond and S.G.J.N. Senanayake (1995) Screening of rice cultivars of tolerance to preharvest sprouting, Fragile lives in fragile ecosystems. International Rice Research Conference. 13-17 Feb. 1995, Manila, Philippines 807-815p.

 

Senanayake, S.G.J.N. (1995) The effect of different light levels on the shoot:root ratio of Brachiaria Brizantha. Proceedings of the 51st Annual Session, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Part1, Pp.79-8.

 

Senanayake, S.G.J.N. (1990) A laboratory technique for identification of varieties for drought tolerance in cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L) Walp). Proceedings of the IV International Symposium on Development and Application of New Technologies for Varietal Identification, Iowa State University Ames, 1990.

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

 

Senanayake S.G.J.N. (2006) Indigenous knowledge as a key to sustainable development. Journal of Agricultural Sciences 2(1): 87-94.

 

Senanayake, Gamini (2006) The role of the teachers in using the indegenous knowledge for sustainable development. Key note address at the convocation of National Colleges of Education, Ministry of Education held at BMICH, Colombo.

 

Senanayake, Gamini (2006) Mithilapura Mahoushada, Sinhala Novel for Teenagers, Godage & Brothers, Colombo.

 

Senanayake Gamini (2004) How to Pass the Examinations (in Sinhala) 72p.

 

Research on stevia (Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni)

 

Indigenous Knowledge

 

Organic Agriculture