Ms MKTK Amarasinghe

BSc Agric (Ruhuna), MSc (Peradeniya), MPhil (Ruhuna)

Senior Lecturer
Dept of Crop Science
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

Phone

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+94(0)41 229 2200 / Ext 331

Fax

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+94(0)412292389

E-mail

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mktkamarasinghe@yahoo.com

FULL NAME

Merenne Koralalage Thulani Kanthilatha Amarasinghe

 

PERSONAL

Born January 24,1968

Married

 

NATIONALITY

Sri Lankan

 

LANGUAGE ABILITY

English excellent

Sinhala mother tongue excellent

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

  • 2004 M Phil (Agriculture), Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna.

  • 2003 M Sc (Crop Science), Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peredeniya,.

  • 1994 B Sc Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 1999 onward, lecturer in Crop Science in the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna. (Teaching, research and administrative experience).

  • 1999 September - 2000 March, Workshop on teaching methods conducted by the Staff Development Center, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS

  • Training Course on Potato Production, Storage and Seed Technology , Wageningen, Netherlands ( from 28th April to 04th July).

 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

 

National

 

Senaratne, R. and Amarasinghe, M.K.T.K. (1996). Decomposition and nutrient dynamics of leaf litter of some agroforestry species. Paper presented at Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, 1996. Abstract published in proceedings 1996.

 

Senaratne, R. and Amarasinghe, M.K.T.K. (1996). Relevance of Agroforestry species in ensuring food security in Sri Lanka with special reference to the Southern province. Proceedings of Seventh regional work shop on multipurpose trees, Kandy, Sri Lanka. 24- 26 October 1996, pp 52-68.

 

Senaratne, R. and Amarasinghe, M.K.T.K. (1997). Prospects of augmenting carbon sinks through establishments of early- successional species in degraded eco-systems. Paper presented at National Symposium on Climatic Change - March 07, 1997, Colombo.

 

Senaratne, R. and Amarasinghe, M.K.T.K. (1997). Food security in Sri Lanka: Prospects, Constraints and Solutions. Paper presented at International Symposium in Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, 1997.

 

Amarasinghe, M.K.T.K. and Senaratne, R. (1997). Decomposition and nutrient dynamics of leaf litter of some major agroforestry species in the low country wet zone of Sri Lanka. Paper presented at Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, 1997. Abstract published in proceedings 1997.

 

Amarasinghe, M.K.T.K. and Senaratne, R. (1997). Size and floristic composition of the soil seed banks of some upland and lowland fields at Kamburupitiya. Paper presented at Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, 1997. Abstract published in proceedings 1997.

 

Senaratne, R. and Amarasinghe, M.K.T.K. (1997). Effect of agriculture on environment. Paper presented at 3rd Annual Forestry Symposium - 12-13 December 1997, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka.

 

Amarasinghe, M.K.T.K. and Senaratne, R. (1998). Effect of mixing of leaf litter of some agroforestry species on the time course of decomposition. Annual Sessions 1998, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, 1998. Abstract published in proceedings 1998.

 

Amarasinghe, M.K.T.K. and Senaratne, R. (1998). Chemistry of leaf litter of some agroforestry species in Sri Lanka. Paper presented at 4th Annual Forestry and Environment Symposium - 3-4 December, 1998, Beruwala Sri Lanka.

 

Amarasinghe, M.K.T.K. and Senaratne, R (1999). Foliar nitrogen retranslocation in some major agoforestry species in Sri Lanka. Annual Sessions 1999, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, 1999 Abstract published in proceedings 1999.

 

Amarasinghe, M.K.T.K. and Senaratne, R (1999). Nutritional retranslocation efficiencies in some agroforestry species of Sri Lanka. Paper presented at 5th Annual Forestry and Environment symposium,10-11 December, 1999, Hikkaduwa Sri Lanka.

 

Amarasinghe, M.K.T.K. and Senaratne, R (2002). Nutrient dynamics of leaf litter of some major agroforestry species in the low country wet zone of Sri Lanka. Annual Sessions 2002, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, 2002. Abstract published in proceedings 1998.

 

Sunil, P. A., Amarasinghe, M.K.T.K. and Senaratne, R (2002). The seed bank dynamics of two different forest types in southern Sri Lanka. Paper presented at 8th Annual Forestry and Environment symposium, 12-13 December, 2002, Hikkaduwa Sri Lanka.

 

Amarasinghe, M.K.T.K. and Senaratne, R (2004). Studies on effect of litter quality on decomposition and nitrogen release pattern of agroforestry species. Annual Sessions 2004, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, 2004. Abstract published in proceedings 2004.

 

Amarasinghe, M. K. T. K. and Liyanage, M de S. (2005). Text book of Agroforestry (Sinhala). Pp 64.

 

Amarasinghe, M.K.T.K, Sunil, P. A., and Senaratne, R (2006). Soil seed bank dynamics of selected wet and dry forest in southern Sri Lanka. Paper accepted for 4th Academic Sessions at University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka, 2006.

 

Amarasinghe, M.K.T.K. and Senaratne, R (2006). Leaf litter decomposition and carbondioxide evolution of some potential agroforestry species in southern Sri Lanka.

 

Annual Sessions 2006, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, 2006. Abstract accepted for published in proceedings 2006.

 

Palihakkara, I. R., Amarasinghe, M.K.T.K. and Liyanage, M. de. S. (2006). Properties and availability of cinnamon fuel wood in Matara District. Annual Sessions 2006, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, 2006. Abstract accepted for published in proceedings 2006.

 

International

 

Amarasinghe, M.K.T.K. and Senaratne, R (2000). Relevance of agrobiodiversity in developing sustainable agroecosystems. International Conference on Managing natural Resources for Sustainable Agriculture Production in the 21st Century. - 14 to 18 February 2000 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

Research related to Agro-forestry, Forestry, Restoration ecology