Dr. Mrs. D Senaratna

BSc. (Agric.) Hons, M Sc

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

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Official         : 94-41-2292200 Ext. 307/256

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Residential  : 94-41-2252845

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+94 41 22 92 384

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dulcy@ansci.ruh.ac.lk, dsenaratna@yahoo.com, dulcysenaratna@gmail.com

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FULL NAME

Dulcy Senaratna

 

PERSONAL

Born September 16, 1970

Married, 2 child

 

NATIONALITY

Sri Lankan, By descent

 

LANGUAGE ABILITY

English excellent

Sinhala mother tongue

 

PROFILE

A research scientist in the field of Animal Behaviour and Welfare (Ethology)

 

SUMMARY OF EXPERTISE

Poultry(Broiler) behavior and welfare

Poultry Anatomy, Physiology and Management

Behaviour and Welfare of other livestock species

Environmental Conservation and Management

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Presidential award winner for the following SCI journal paper

  • N.S.B.M. Atapattu, D. Senaratna and D.U. Belpagodagamage (2008) Comparition of ammonia emission rates from three types of broiler litters, International Journal of Poultry Science 2008. Vol. 87:2436-2440

  • Best presenter award of the session on “Animal Science and Wildlife” at the 25th Silver Jubilee Congress at the Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

  • Reading for a Ph.D. in the field of Animal Science (Course Works+ Research) at the Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture(PGIA), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Specilization Field: Animal Behaviour and Welfare (Ethology)

  • M.Sc. Degree in Forestry and Environmental Management obtained from University of Sri Jayawardhenepura (Year 2004) Theme of the research : Effect of Crop-Livestock Integration on Some Soil and Plant Properties and Composition

  • International Diploma in Environment Management obtained from Galillee College, Israel (Year 2001)

  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Special) with Second Class Upper Division (Honors) obtained from University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka (Year 1998) Field of Specialization : Plant Pathology

 

PRIMARY / SECONDARY EDUCATION

  • St. Mary’s Convent, Matara

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Certificate course on “Milking to Potential” conducted by the Wargeningen University, The Netherlands (Year 2018)

  • Participated a two days training workshop on “Writing a High Impact Research Article” conducted by Young Scientists Forum of National Science and Technology Commission (NASTEC) at the Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute, Sri Lanka.( 9th and 10th July 2015)

  • Successfully completed a short course on “Analysis of Experimental Data: Biological and Medical Applications” offered by the Post Graduate Institute of Science (PGIS), University of Peradeniya. (August,2011)

  • Participated and successfully completed the Capacity Building Training Programme for the “Clearing House Mechanism of the Convention on Biological Diversity in South Asia” held in Colombo organized by the South Asia Co-operative Environment Program. (19-22 March,2007)

  • Obtained a Certificate in Professional Development in Higher Education (CCPDHE) conducted by the Staff Development Center, University of Ruhuna (6 months course, January 2004).

  • Successfully completed a computer awareness training course conducted by the Institute of Computer Technology, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. (6 months course)- December, 2000.

  • Successfully completed a training course on Farm Machinery Operations and Maintenance conducted by the Sri Lanka-West German Farm Machinery Training Centre, Anuradhapura. (1 week)- May 1997.

 

MEMBERSHIP

  • Life member of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science

  • Co-Editor of the Ruhuna University Women’s Association

  • Secretary of the Ruhuna University Agriculture Teachers’ Association[RAFTA]/former RUATA(2002/2003), (2019/2020) and 2020/2021

  • Committee member of Ruhuna University Agriculture Teachers’ Association (2004/2005)

  • Senior Treasurer and an honorary member of Ruhuna Univerisity Animal Welfare Society (RUAWSO) since April 2017

  • Patron of the Art Society of Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna (Year 2017)

  • Senior Treasurer of Sports Society of Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna (Year 2017)

  • Student Councilor of Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna (since year 2017)

  • Academic Councilor of the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna ( year 2017)

  • Associate Editorial Board member for the Journal of Ethology and Animal Science (JEASc)

 

EMPLOYMENT RECORDS

  • From 01-04-2013 to up to date – Senior Lecturer (Grade I) in the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Ruhuna

  • Responsibilities : Conducting Lectures for Undergraduate/Post Graduate Students, Research and Community based Awareness Programs

  • From 01-04-2007 to 01-04-2013- Senior Lecturer (Grade II) in the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Ruhuna

  • Responsibilities : Conducting Lectures, Research and Community based Awareness Programmes

  • From 01-04-2002 to 01-04-2007-Confirmed Lecturer in the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Ruhuna

  • Responsibilities : Conducting Lectures, Research and Community based Awareness Programmes

  • From 27-05-1999 to 31-03-2002 -Worked as a Research Assistant in the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Sri Lanka

  • Responsibilities : National level policy making activities and community based awareness programmes

 

RESEARCH GRANTS RECEIVED

  • Principle Investigator -University Research Grant worth Rs. 15,000 (Year 2017) for undergraduate research project

  • Principle Investigator-U.G.C. research grant received in Year 2009 worth Rs. 750000 for the Ph.D. Research (Effect of Different Colours of Artificial Light on Welfare, Behaviour and Performnace of Broilers Under Tropical Environment)

  • Principle Investigator -University Research Grant worth Rs. 25,000 (year 2008) for the preliminary investigations of the Ph.D. research

  • Principle Investigator- University Research Grant worth Rs. 50,000 (Year 2007) for the preliminary investigations of the Ph.D. research

  • Principle Investigator- University Research Grant worth Rs. 40,000 (Year 2007) for the preliminary investigations of the Ph.D. research

 

TRAININGS

  • Participated and successfully completed the Capacity Building Training Programme for the “Clearing House Mechanism of the Convention on Biological Diversity in South Asia” held in Colombo (19-22 March,2007) organized by the South Asia Co-operative Environment Program.

 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

 

SCI JOURNAL PAPERS

 

Atapattu, N.S.B.M., Senaratna, D. and Belpagodagamage, U.D., 2008. Comparison of ammonia emission rates from three types of broiler litters. Poultry science, 87(12), pp.2436-2440.

 

Senaratna, D., Samarakone, T.S. and Gunawardena, W.W.D.A., 2016. Red color light at different intensities affects the performance, behavioral activities and welfare of broilers. Asian-Australasian journal of animal sciences, 29(7), p.1052.

 

Senaratna, D., Samarakone, T.S. and Gunawardena, W.W.D.A., 2018. Effects of four dim vs high intensity red color light regimens on growth performance and welfare of broilers. Asian-Australasian journal of animal sciences, 31(1), p.149.

 

Katukurunda, K.G.S.C., Buddhika, H.A.A.Y., Gamage, M.K.W., Dissanayake, P. and Senaratna, D., 2016. A quality enhancement green strategy for broiler meat by application of turmeric (Curcuma longa) powder as litter amendment to affect microbes, ammonia emission, pH and moisture. Potravinarstvo Slovak Journal of Food Sciences, 10(1), pp.452-457.

 

FULL PAPERS- REFEREED JOURNALS

 

D. Senaratna, R.T. Seresinhe, K.K. Pathirana and N.S.B.M. Atapattu,(2006) Adaptability of Dry Weight Rank Method for Botanical Analysis of Natural Pasture Grown in Coconut Plantations. 3rd Academic Sessions of the University of Ruhuna.

 

D. Senaratna, R.T.Seresinhe, and V.L.R. Gamage (2006) The Response of Napier- Clone 13 (Pennisetum purpureum) to Three Types of Organic Manures Grown in a Simulated Canopy Environment, 4th Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna.

 

D. Senaratna, N.S.B.M. Atapattu and D.U. Belpagodagamage (2007) Saw dust and refused tea as alternative litter materials for broilers. Tropical Agricultural Research Volume 19,2007 , Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Pp 283-289.

 

D. Senaratna, T.Samarakone , N.S.B.M. Atapattu, and H.A.D.Nayanarasi (2008) Effect of the colour of the light on growth performance, behaviour and bone parameters of broiler chicken . J. Tropical Agricultural Research, Volume 20, Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Pp 185-192.

 

D.Senaratna, N.S.B.M. Atapattu, D.U.Belpagodagamage, B.Piyadigama, V.D.Dahanayake, K.N.Prasanna, B.A.Madhawa and P.K. Lal (2009) A comparition of the behaviour of free-range laying hens in an agro-forestry system with intensively reared laying hens. Proc. Academic Sessions of the University of Ruhuna, 2009.

 

D.R. Paranawithana, N.S.B.M.Atapattu and D.Senaratna (2009) Behaviour of laying hens subjected to noise-induced fear. Proc. Academic Sessions of the University of Ruhuna, 2009.

 

D. Senaratna, T.Samarakone, A.A.P. Madusanka and W.W.D.A,Gunawardane (2011a), Performance, Behaviour and Welfare Aspects of Broilers as Affected by Different Colours of Artificial Light. J. Tropical Agriculture Reseaarch and Extension (TARE) Vo. 14(2) published by Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna . Pg.38-44.

 

W.W.D.A. Gunawardane, D. Senaratna, P.W.A. Perera and A.A.P.Madusanka (2011) Impact of increasing environmental temperature on the temperature-humidity index of cattle in seven agro-ecological regions in Sri Lanka. International conference on Climate Change. Pg. 165-175.

 

D. Senaratna, T.Samarakone, A.A.P. Madusanka and W.W.D.A,Gunawardane (2012a) Preference of Broiler Chicken for Different Light Colours In Relation to Age, Session of the Day and Behaviour. Annual Congress, PGIA, University of PeradeniyaJ. Tropical Agriculture Research Vol. 23. Proc.Pg 6.

 

D.Senaratna, T.S. Samarakone and W.W.D.A. Gunawardane (2013) Red Color Light Preference of Broiler Chicken in Relation to Different Intensities, Session of the Day, Age and Behaviour Annual Congress, PGIA, University of Peradeniya.(Proc.), J. Tropical Agriculture Research Vol. 25. Proc.Pg.1.

 

K.G.S.C. Katukurunda, M.K.W. Gamage, H.A.A.Y. Buddhika, S.D. Prabhashini and D. Senaratna, (2013), Turmeric Powder (Curcuma longa) Affected on Microbial Dynamics, Ammonia Emission Rate and Some Chemical Properties of Layer Litter, International Symposium of Minor Fruits and Medicinal Plants, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya, Sri Lanka. Pg.134-138.

 

K. G. S. C. Katukurunda, M. K. W. Gamage, H. A. A. Y. Buddhika, S. D. Prabhashini and D. Senaratna (2015) Comparison of Microbial Aspects, Ammonia Emission Rates and Properties of Broiler and Layer Litters after Application of Turmeric (Curcuma longa) Powder, 2015, International Journal of Innovative Research in Technology, September 2015, Volume 2 Issue 4, ISSN: 2349-6002, Pg.p 19-24, www.ijirt.org.

 

D.Senaratna, T.S.Samarakone and W.W.D.A. Gunawardena (2017) Ammonia Emmission Ratesof Paddy Husk-based Broiler Litter Exposed to Different Artificial Lighting Environment. Prceedings International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment organized by Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna Pg. 218.

 

D Senaratna, NGCR Jayaweera and TS Samarakoon (2018). Effect Parity on Separation Behaviour of Freisian Cows: Maternal Offspring Behaviour Perspectives. Prceedings International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment organized by Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna Pg. 68-72.

 

AKGS Jinasena, NSBM Atapattu and D Senaratna (2013). Effects of Citric Acid and Multi Enzyme Supplementation on Growth Performance of Broiler Chicken Fed Diets containing Rice Bran. Prceedings International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment organized by Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna Pg. 171-177.

 

ABSTRACTS

 

S. Perera, D. Senaratna and R. T. Seresinhe.(2004) Effect of Forest Fire on Livestock Production in Pelwatte area of Moneragala District. Proc. Annual Forestry and Environmental Symposium. Pg 9.

 

D. Senaratna, R.T. Seresinhe, K.K. Pathirana and N.S.B.M. Atapattu,(2005) Effect of Grazing on Some Physiochemical in Integrated Farming Soils. Proc. 10th Forestry and Environment Symposium. Pg. 66.

 

D. Senaratna, R.T. Seresinhe, K.K. Pathirana and N.S.B.M. Atapattu, (2005) Effect of Buffalo Grazing on Plant Species Diversity in a Coconut- Pasture- Cattle Integrated System. Proc. 10th Forestry and Environment Symposium. Pg. 67.

 

N.S.B.M.Atapattu, D. Senaratna, N.D.C. Sirisena (2006) Suitability of some agro-industrial by-products as litter material for poultry: Physiochemical Properties. Proc. International Forestry and Environment Symposium, Villa Ocean View-Wadduwa,Pg. 42.

 

D. Senaratna, V.L.R. Gamage and R.T.Seresinhe (2006) Effect of Three Different Organic Wastes on the Performance of Napier-Clone 13 (Pennisetum purpureum) ,–(SLAAS 2006).Pg.179.

 

D. Senaratna, N.S.B.M.Atapattu, W.G.D.Lakmini, I.R.Palihakkara, B.Piyadigama and C.C.Senaratna (2006) Behaviour of Cattle in an Agro-Forestry System, Proc. International Forestry and Environment Symposium, Villa Ocean View-Wadduwa,Pg.11.

 

R.P. Amarasekara, N.S.B.M. Atapattu and D.Senaratna (2007) Spent broiler litter as an alternative to inorganic fertilizer for Spinach (Basell alba) Proc.12th Annual International Forestry and Environment Symposium, Kaluthara, Sri Lanka.Pg.44.

 

H.A.D. Nayanarasi, N.S.B.M. Atapattu and D. Senaratna (2008). A study on the behaviour of broiler chicken during day time. Proc. National Symposium Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, 2008.Pg. 60

 

K.G.S.Sanjeewani, N.S.B.m.Atapattu and D.Senaratna (2008) Evaluation of Lawalu (Chrysophyllum roxburghii) fruit meal as a feed ingredient for broilers. Proc.National Symposium Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, 2008. Pg. 118

 

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

 

Paranawithana D.R, Atapattu N.S.B.M., Senaratna D, Ranasinghe H.R.M.A.K.K and Weerasinghe W.M.C.B. (2009) A study on Bullok Cart Enterprise in Three Districts in Sri Lanka. Proc. 2nd National Symposium, Faculty of A agriculture, University of Ruhuna. Pg. 79.

 

D. Senaratna, T.Samarakone, N.S.B.M. Atapattu , D.R. Paranawithana and W.C.J.Chandrasiri (2010) Light colour preference in broilers reared in tropical environment. Proc. 7th Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna. Pg. 114.

 

Senaratna, D.; Atapattu, N.S.B.M; Weerasinghe, W. M. C. B., Gajaweera C.J. (2011b) Body weight influences the behavior of intensively reared broilers in deep litter system. Proc. 8th Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna. Pg.199.

 

D.Senaratna, A.A.P. Madusanka, P.I.Peiris, H.M.S.S.K.Herath, R.T. Kodithuwakkuarachchi and N.S.B.M.Atapattu(2011c) Behaviour of goats in a natural forest with special emphasis on eating behavior. Proc. International Forestry and Environment Symposium, University of Sri Jayawardanepura. Pg 46.

 

D.Senaratna, A.A.P. Madusanka, P.I.Peiris, H.M.S.S.K.Herath, A.D.C. Priyadarshana, R.T. Kodithuwakkuarachchi and N.S.B.M.Atapattu (2012b) Behavioural Changes of goats as affected by different rearing systems with special emphasis on eating behaviour, Proc. 9th Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna.Pg. 75.

 

D.Senaratna, M.M.K.Premakumara and U. Gamage (2015) Biodiversity, Historic Importance and Threats of Garanduwa Lagoon Situated in Mirissa Tourist Zone: A Case Study. Proc. International Forestry and Environment Symposium, University of Sri Jayewardenapura, Sri Lanka Pg. 103.

 

D. Senaratna, T.Samarakone, W.W.D.A.Gunawardena , (2016) Effect of Different Intensities of Red Light on Performance and Welfare of Broilers (Proc.of the 13th Academic Sessions of University of Ruhuna. Pg. 36.

 

D. Senaratna, T.Samarakone, W.W.D.A.Gunawardena (2017) Colours of Artificial Light: Effects on Broilers in Tropical Environment (Proc. of the 14th Academic Sessions of University of Ruhuna. Pg. 23.

 

D. Senaratna, W.P.C. Widuranga and N.S.B.M. Atapattu (2019) Defecation Behaviour and Fecal Consistency of Friesian Dairy Cows Affected by Feeding Time Associated with Milking. Proc. International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment, organized by Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. Pg. 103.

 

D.Senaratna. S. Lingash and M.Atapattu (2019) Investigation of Crop Damage Caused by Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) Based on Foraging Behaviour (Proc. Of 24th International Forestry and Environment Symposium) Pg. 27.

 

K.G.S.K.Katukurinda, M.K.W.Gamage, H.A.A.Y.Buddika, S.D.Prabhashini and D.Senaratna (2013) Turmaric powder (Curcuma longa) affected on Microbial Dynamics, Ammonia Emission Rate and some chemical properties of layer litter, Full paper proceedings of 2nd International Symposium on Minor Fruits and Medicinal Plants for better lives conducted by Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna. Pg-36.

 

M.K.S. Maduranga, N.S.B.M. Atapattu, D. Senaratna and L.B. Perera, Hatchery candle out eggs: a novel feed resource for the feeding of growing pigs (2018). Proc. International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment, organized by Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. Pg. 12.

 

L.K.H.T. Eranga, N.S.B.M. Atapattu, Lang and D Senaratna, Effect of two toxin binders on growth performance, visceral organ weights and feed cost of broilers fed diet containing aflatoxin high maize (2018), International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment 2018, Pg-12.

 

 

How environment affect the behavior of animals (Ethology)/ Wild Life Conservation and Management