Mrs. G Sumali Nivanthi Fernando

BSc, MSc

Lecturer
Dept of Food Science & Technology
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

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+94 41 229 2200

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askgsn@gmail.com

gsnfernando@fst.ruh.ac.lk

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FULL NAME

G. Sumali Nivanthi Fernando

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

  • Master of Food Science & Technology at University of Ruhuna

  • BSc Agriculture graduate, specialized in Food Science & Technology

 

DESIGNATION

  • Lecturer in Dept of Food Science & Technology.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Diploma in Quality Management, Quality International Technical Services (Pvt) Ltd.

  • Diploma in Computer Desktop Publishing, Sri Lanka Nippon Education & Cultural Center

    Certificate in Human Resource Management, Institute of Personal Management (IPM).

    General English course (Intermediate Level), British council language center, Colombo.

 

EMPLOYMENT PROFILE

    Lecturer, Dept. of Food Science & Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna.

    Trainee Executive, Nidro Supply (Pvt) Ltd. Nawala Road, Narahenpita.

    Temporary Demonstrator, Department of Food Science & Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna.

    Data Collector, Valid international Organization under supervision of Medical Research Institute and external collaboration with UNICEF.

     

    ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

    Dr. S. K. Charles Memorial Gold Medal awarded by Mrs. M. P. Gunawardena to the Graduate for the most outstanding performance at the Degree of Bachelor of the Science of Agriculture Final Examination held in 2009.

     

    Upali Wijewardhena Memorial Gold Medal awarded by the Upali Foundation to the graduate who passed all the examinations leading to the Degree of Bachelor of the Science of Agriculture and obtained the highest aggregate marks in the year 2009.

     

    Ronie De Mel Gold Medal awarded by Ronie De Mel Trust Fund to the graduate who obtained First class with the highest aggregate marks in the Final Examination leading to the Degree of Bachelor of the Science of Agriculture Final Examination 2009.

     

    Best poster presenter, Technical session on Animal Science & Nutrition, 11th Academic Sessions 2014, Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

 

Sumali Fernando, Natalia Sergeeva, Lisa Marshall, Christine Bösch, (2019). Nutritional relevance of betalains – impact on cellular redox mechanisms. Industry day, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

 

Fernando, G.S.N., Wood, K., Sergeeva, N. and Bosch, C. (2018): Stability of betalains and polyphenols in beetroot extracts (Beeta vulgaris L.). 12th World Congress on Polyphenols Applications, Bonn, Germany.

 

Athapaththu, A.M.K.M., Yalegama, C. and Fernando G.S.N. (2017). Comparison of some physical and chemical properties of different types of oil used for repeated deep frying, International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment 2017 – Student session, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

 

Rajapaksha, R.M.P.S., Yalegama, C. and Fernando G.S.N. (2017). Use of centrifugation method to extract virgin coconut oil (VCO) and evaluate its quality parameters, International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment 2017 – Student session, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

 

Arandara, M.G., Silva, S.W.M., Perumpuli, PABN, Fernando, GSN and Gunawardhana, D. (2017). Development of low sugar jam using Beet root (Beta vulgaricus L.) and evaluate its sensory and quality parameters and microbiological stability, International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment 2017, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

 

Viduranga PLS, Perumpuli PABN, Kaumal MN, Fernando GSN and Lakshman PLN (2016). Determination of Optimum conditions and the best microbial strains for the production of Tomato Vinegar, International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment 2016 – Student session, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

 

Kanthi NPPTS, Hewage S, Perumpuli PABN, Fernando GSN and Lakshman PLN (2016). Development of calcium-rich instant herbal porridge (Kola- kenda) mix by incorporating Drumstick (Moringa olifera) leaves, International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment 2016 – Student session, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

 

Jayarathne JMAP, Lakshman PLN, Pathirage AC, Perumpuli PABN and Fernando GSN (2016). Extension of the shelf life of green chili by using bine and vinegar, International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment 2016 – Student session, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

 

Dilhani HGC, Fernando GSN, Sumanarathne GTKKJ (2016) Development of Health Beneficial Breakfast Smoothie and Evaluate Its Quality Parameters, 12th Academic Sessions, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna.

 

Fernando G.S.N., Perumpulli PABN, Suwandarathna SHNT, Prasadi KGD, and Wijeratne V. (2016). Development of mushroom curry ball as an alternative protein source for vegetarians, International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment 2016, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

 

Jayasinghe, O., Fernando, S., Jayamanne, V. and Hettiarachchi, D. (2015). Production of a novel fruit-yoghurt using dragon fruit (Hylocereus undatus L.), European Scientific Journal, Vol: 11 (3). Pp 208 – 215.

 

Silva, K.D.R.R., Nanayakkara, G.J.M., Jayamanne, V.S., Wijesinghe, D.G.N.G., Fernando, G.S.N. and Wijesekera, G.A.W. (2014). Utilization of agro biodiversity for dietary diversity by rural households in Sri Lanka, International Symposium on Biodiversity, Food and Nutrition. Pp 13.

 

Jayamanne, V.S., Kumudumali, P.G., Jayarathna, M.P.K. and Fernando, G.S.N. (2014). Development of vitamin enriched pasteurized milk incorporated with Carrot (Daucus carota L.) and determination of its Quality parameters, International Conference on Food Security and Nutrition, IPCBEE, IACSIT Press, Singapore. Vol: 67.

 

Jayamanne V.S., Zhuo, C., Fernando, G.S.N., Subodinee, A.A.M., Kumari, W.G.U., Senanayaka, S.G.J.N. and Rathnasekara, W.A.D.P.R. (2014). Baseline study on the nutritional status of rural population in Amagahakanda village adjacent to the Sinharaja Forest, Eleventh Academic sessions, Faculty of Finance and management, University of Ruhuna.

 

Gunarathna N.H.P.H, Fernando G.S.N. and Fernando J (2012). Evaluation of the effect of anti-fungal and antioxidative properties of cinnamon bark oil (Cinnamomum verum L.) on the storage stability of butter, International symposium 2012, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna.

 

Dissanayake S.A.J., Wadasinghe A., Jayamanne V.S., Fernando, G.S.N. (2010). Evaluation of the pungency of chillie using the Scoville Index and comparison of the sensory evaluation method and the spectrophotometric method in determining the pungency level. Eighth Academic Sessions, Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna.

 

Warnakulasuriya D.P., Fonseka S., Jayamanne V.S. and Fernando G.S.N. (2010). Bottling and improvement of the shelf-life of king Coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) water as an organic soft drink. International Symposium 2010, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna.

 

Udage P.M., Arsekularatne M., Jayamanne V.S. and Fernando G.S.N. (2010). Development of frozen jelly incorporated with vanilla ice cream and determination of its quality parameters. International Symposium 2010, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna.

 

Fernando G. S. N. and Jayamanne V.S. (2010). Development of herbal drinking yoghurt incorporated with curry leaves (Murraya koenigi), Hathawariya (Asparasgus racemosus) and polpala (Aerva lantana), International Symposium 2010, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna.

 

Fernando G.S.N., Herath H.T.M. and Wijerathne V. (2009). Evaluation of functional properties of some traditional and improved rice varieties with special reference to Glycemic Index. Second National Symposium 2009, Faculty of Agriculture. University of Ruhuna.

 

BOOKS

 

Jayamanne V.S. and Fernando G.S.N. (2010). Food Science and Technology, Sri Lanka. ISBN 978-955-52045-3-8.

 

Fernando, G.S.N., Silva, K.D.R. and Jayamanne V.S. (2017). Food and Nutrition Security : A Case Study in a Sri Lankan village near the Sinharaja rain forest, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN-13 978-3-659-81647-5.

 

RESEARCH PARTICIPATION AND ACTIVITIES

 

Participation to an acceptability/safety trial testing ready to use therapeutic foods versus the current standards (Plumpynut and BP100). For the paper see page 12 of Field Exchange no. 39 (http://www.ennonline.net/pool/files/fex/fx-39-web- reduced.pdf). Partners: SL Medical Research Institute, UNICEF/SL and Valid International.Co-investigator of one of the pilot studies of “Mainstreaming Biodiversity conservation and Sustainable use for improved Human Nutrition and well-being” project.

 

WORKSHOPS AND SHORT COURSE

 

Participate for the short course on Advanced Food Analysis organized by the Graduate School VLAG, in co-operation with Food Chemistry (Wageningen University) and Organic Chemistry (Wageningen University), 23 January 2017 to 27th January 2017 at Conference Centre Hof van Wageningen, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

 

Participate for the training workshop on Food Composition Data and Biodiversity Indicators organized by Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition Project funded by Global Environment Facility/FAO and UNEP. The resource person is Dr Ruth Charrondiere, Nutrition Officer of FAO.

 

Participate for the training program on Food analysis, Antioxidant bioassays and Current trends in food technology organized by Industrial Technology Institute, Sri Lanka.

 

Participate for the training workshop on Preparation of learning materials for the external academic program (certificate courses, diploma and degree) organized by University of Ruhuna.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 

Life Member of The Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka (NSSL)

 

Life Member of Institute of Food Science and Technology Sri Lanka (IFSTSL)

 

Member of Biochemical Society, United Kingdom.

 

Food and Nutrition / Sensory evaluation of food products.