Miss. TDP Liyanage

BSc. (Ruhuna, Sri Lanka), MPhil (Ruhuna, Sri Lanka)

Lecturer
Dept of Soil Science
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

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liyanagethanu@gmail.com / liyanage@soil.ruh.ac.lk

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NAME

TDP Liyanage

 

NATIONALITY

Sri Lankan

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

  • 2014–2016 MPhil. Soil Science, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka

  • 2009–2013 BSc. Agriculture (First Class Honours), University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka (Graduated as the top of the batch with an OGPA of 3.93)

 

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

  • 2016 to date Lecturer

  • 2014 – 2015 Research Assistant

 

SPECIAL ACADEMIC / PROFESSIONAL AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

  • Dean's Award for the achievement for the best overall final year student of the Faculty of Agriculture in academic year 2013/2014.

  • Dean’s Award for the achievement for the best overall 3rd year student of the Faculty of Agriculture in academic year 2012/2013.

  • Best oral presenter award (Technical Session 1) at the Student Session 2013, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna.

  • Dr. S. K. Charles Memorial Gold Medal for the most outstanding performance at the Degree of B.Sc. Agriculture Final Examination held in 2013.

  • Upali Wijewardhana Gold Medal awarded to the graduate who passed all the examinations leading to the Degree of B.Sc. Agriculture and obtaining the highest aggregate marks with First Class Honors in the year 2013.

  • Mallika de Mel Gold Medal awarded to the graduate who obtained First Class Honors with the highest aggregate marks in the all examinations leading to the Degree of B.Sc. Agriculture Final Examination held in 2013.

 

MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES IN PROFESSIONAL BODIES

  • Life member of Soil Science Society of Sri Lanka.

  • Member of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS).

 

 

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

 

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS IN REFEREED JOURNALS

 

T.D.P. Liyanage, D.A.L. Leelamanie 2016: Influence of organic manure amendments on water repellency, water entry value and water retention of a soil sample from a tropical Ultisol. Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics, 64 (2), 160-166.

 

D.A.L. Leelamanie, T.D.P. Liyanage 2016: Water repellent effects of manure amended soils on organic matter decomposition, C retention and respired CO2-C. Biologia, 71(9), 996-1001.

 

D.A.L. Leelamanie, T.D.P. Liyanage, I.M.L.V. Rajarathna 2015: A comparison of weight loss and C analysis methods in determining organic matter content in Sri Lankan soils, Tropical Agricultural Research and Extension Journal (Accepted).

 

PRESENTATIONS AT NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES/SYMPOSIA (FROM 2013–2015)

 

T.D.P. Liyanage, D.A.L. Leelamanie, S.D. Wanniarachchi 2014: Effects of organic matter induced hydrophobicity on microbial activity of soils as measured by CO2 evolution. ISAE 2014, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna.

 

D.A.L. Leelamanie, T.D.P. Liyanage 2014: Hydrophysical characterization of naturally water repellent dune sand in Sri Lanka, ISAE 2014, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna.

 

D.A.L. leelamanie, T.D.P. Liyanage 2016: Relation of persistence and degree of water repellency to the saturated hydraulic conductivity of organic manure amended soils, NSF Research Summit, 2016.

 

T.D.P. Liyanage, D.A.L. Leelamanie 2015: Water entry and retention of Ultisols treated with low energy organic manure, 13th Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna.

 

T.D.P. Liyanage, D.A.L. Leelamanie, S.D. Wanniarachchi 2015: Soil microbial activity as affected by the soil-water contact angles, 13th Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna.

 

D.A.L. Leelamanie, T.D.P. Liyanage, H.I.G.S. Piyaruwan 2015: Occurrence and distribution of soil water repellency in exotic plantation forests in Sri Lanka, 13th Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna.

 

D.A.L. Leelamanie, T.D.P. Liyanage, I.M.L.V. Rajarathne 2015: contrastive evaluation of laboratory test procedures used in determining organic matter content in soils, 13th Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna.

 

T.D.P. Liyanage, D.A.L. Leelamanie 2014: Relationship between water entry value and saturated hydraulic conductivity of organic manure amended soils. ICMA 2014, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

 

T.D.P. Liyanage, D.A.L. Leelamanie 2014: Mild water repellency effects on hydraulic properties of hydrophobic organic matter incorporated animal manure amended soils. 70th Annual Scientific Sessions, SLAAS.

 

T.D.P. Liyanage, D.A.L. Leelamanie, S.D. Wanniarachchi 2014: Effects of water repellency on organic matter decomposition by microbes. 12th Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna.

 

D.A.L. Leelamanie, T.D.P. Liyanage 2013: Water dependent repellency of soils amended with hydrophobic organic matter. 11th Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna.

 

T.D.P. Liyanage, D.A.L. Leelamanie 2013: Hydraulics of repellency and wettability of soils. ISAE 2013, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna.

 

BOOKS)

 

T.D.P. Liyanage, D.A.L. Leelamanie 2016: Soil management principles (In Sinhala) Godage Publishers (In press).

Soil nutrient dynamics, Heavy metals, Soil organic matter, and Soil mineralogy, Nitrogen transformations, and Greenhouse gas emissions from soil