Mr. WT Lakshitha Fonseka

BSc Agric (Ruhuna) , MSc (Peradeniya)

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

Phone

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+94-71-1748692 / +94-76-3355644

Fax

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+94 41 22 92 384

E-mail

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lakshitha@ansci.ruh.ac.lk

wtlfonseka@gmail.com

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FULL NAME

 

Wanniarachchige Tharindu Lakshitha Fonseka

 

PERSONAL

 

Born 03.08.1991

Married

 

NATIONALITY

Sri Lankan

 

LANGUAGE ABILITY

English, Sinhala mother tongue excellent

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

  • MSc (Animal Science) Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya. Sri Lanka. 2018.
  • B.Sc (Agric) Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna. Sri Lanka.2015.

 

PRESENT POSITION

  • Lecturer in Dept. of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya, Sri Lanka.

 

COMPUTER AWARENESS

  • Advanced knowledge in Computer Awareness and Information and Communication Technology (Partial Fulfillment of the course work) Faculty of Agriculture - University of Ruhuna (2011-2012)

  • National Certificate in Computer Application Divisional Computer Resource Center- Horana Ministry of Education - Sri Lanka (2008)

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Instructor, Department of Agricultural technology, Faculty of Technology, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (2018- 2019)

  • Demonstrator, Department of Agro-Technology, Institute for Agro-technology and Rural Science, University of Colombo. Sri Lanka (2017 – 2018)

  • Research Assistant, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka (2016 - 2017) .

  • Research Assistant, PDNA - UNDP Project Ministry of Disaster Management - Disaster Management Center, Sri Lanka (2017) .

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

  • Workshop on “Multi-stakeholder partnership (MSP) tools and participatory curriculum development” from 3rd -5th March 13, 2019, at South Lake Resort, Koggala, Sri Lanka.

  • Participated in two days workshop on Ornamental Fish Farming and Food Fish Rearing” National Aquaculture Development Authority (NAQDA)

 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

 

RESEARCH PAPERS PUBLISHED IN INTERNATIONAL INDEXED JOURNALS

 

W. T. L. Fonseka, I. N. Pathirana, S. Premaratne, S. P. Kodituwakku N. Kawate. 2018 Changes in serum insulin-like peptide 3 and testosterone concentrations in male sheep during development. Journal of Animal Production Science, volume 58(8). pp 67

 

Sameera Premaratne, Lakshitha Fonseka, Suranga P. Kodithuwakku, Indunil N. Pathirana. 2018. Circulating testosterone dynamics in boars: effects of age, breed and cryptorchidism, Animal Reproduction Science. 194, e6-e7. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anireprosci.2018.04.018)

 

Indunil N. Pathirana,Chandana Rajapaksa, Noritoshi Kawate,Anuradha Wimalarathne, Lakshitha Fonseka, Priyangika Nilmini Weerakoon, Minhaj A. Hannan, Basil Alexander, Anil Pushpakumara, Siril Ariyaratne, Hiromichi Tamada. 2018 Effects of Gonadotropin- Releasing Hormone Antagonist Degarelix on Musth and Serum Testosterone Concentrations in Asian Elephants (Elephas Maximus) Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 2018 Sep;49(3):779-783. (doi: 10.1638/2018-0019.1).

 

Lakshitha Fonseka, Anuradha wimalarathne, Suranga P. Kodithuwakku, Indunil N. Pathirana, Noritoshi Kawate. 2018. Measurement of circulating insulin-like peptide 3 and testosterone concentrations in pre-pubertal, tropical male goats, Asian Journal of Medical and Biological Research 2018 Dec; Volume 4, Issue 4;323-426 (doi: 10.3329/ajmbr.v4i4.40111)

 

CONFERENCE FULL PAPERS

 

W.T.L. Fonseka, J.J.W.K. Gamage, H.D.A. Wimalarathne, I.N. Pathirana, N. Kawate “Age related Changes in Serum Concentrations of Insulin-like Peptide 3 and Testosterone in Male German Shepherd Dogs” Proceedings of the International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna- 13 January, 2015.pp 282

 

ADP Prasangika, WTL Fonseka, and NSBM Atapattu “Animal source food consumption among Sri Lankans: A 24-hour recall study in Galle and Matara District” Proceedings of the International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna-13 January, 2015.pp 275.

 

CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS

 

HDA Wimalarathne, WTL Fonseka, SP Kodithuwakku, IN Pathirana, “Measurement of Circulating Insulin-Like Peptide 3 and Testosterone Concentrations in Prepubertal Goats” Proceedings of the International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna- 17 January, 2018.pp 67 (selected to publish in TARE)

 

PCD Perera, MWGC Wijayawardhana, N Dahanayake and WTL Fonseka “Knowledge and Awareness towards Invasive Wild Plant, Eichhornia Crassipes (Water Hyacinth): A Case Study among Undergraduates of Agriculture at University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka” Proceedings of the national Symposium on Invasive Alien Species, Biodiversity Secretariat, Ministry of Mahaweli Development and environment, University of Colombo and UNDP, 20th January, 2017. pp 10<./p>

 

ARC Rajapaksa, IN Pathirana, N Kawate, WWPN Weerakoon, H.D.A. Wimalarathne, WTL Fonseka, MA Hannan, PABD Alexander, PGA.Pushpakumara, HBS Ariyaratne, H Tamada,"Effects of GnRH antagonist on musth and plasma testosterone concentrations in Asian male elephants’’ The 160th Meeting of the Japanese Society of Veterinary Science, September 13-15, 2017, Kagoshima, Japan.

 

ARC Rajapaksa, IN Pathirana, N Kawate, WWPN Weerakoon, H.D.A. Wimalarathne, WTL Fonseka, MA Hannan, PABD Alexander, PGA.Pushpakumara, HBS Ariyaratne, H Tamada,"Effects of GnRH antagonist on musth and plasma testosterone concentrations in Asian male elephants’’ The 160th Meeting of the Japanese Society of Veterinary Science, September 13-15, 2017, Kagoshima, Japan.

 

Lakshitha Fonseka, Chandana Fernando, Chandima Gajaweera, Indunil Pathirana, “Evaluation of Goat Farming Practices in Selected Veterinary Ranges in Anuradhapura District” Proceedings of the International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna- 14 February, 2020. pp 171.

 

BOOKS

 

WTL Fonseka, MWGC Wijayawardhana, N Dahanayake “Conventional Methods use in Crop Cultivation” July 2017 - ISBN: 978-955-42341-6.

 

Aquaculture, Molecular biology