FAuRS

Faculty of Agriculture Undergraduate Research Symposium

Faculty of Agriculture

Faculty of Agriculture

Award Winners



1. Oral Presentations

THEME I: Agricultural Production and Product Development
Wickramarathne I. M. S. N. (Gold Medalist)

Title: Starter Culture Composition and Draining pH Influence the Quality Characteristics of Mozzarella Cheese
Co-author: Vidanarachchi J. K.

THEME II: Technological Interventions and Applications in Agriculture
RathnapalaW. M. C. S.

Title: Design and Development of an Automated Drip Irrigation System
Co-authors: Gunawardena E. R. N. and Amarathunga K. S. P.

THEME III: Environment and Resource Management
PereraI. C. D.

Title: Assessing Impacts of Certain Traditional Farming Techniques, Biodynamic Vitalizers and Structured Water on Mungbean Crop Cultivate in Organic Farming System to enhance the Quality and Production
Co-authors: Nissanka S. P. and GunawardanaM.

THEME IV: Social, Institutional and Economic Development
Kumari D. M. N. J.

Title: Smallholder Farmer Participation in Maize Contract Farming in Anuradhapura District of Sri Lanka
Co-author: Weerahewa J.



2. Poster Presentations

THEME I: Agricultural Production and Product Development
Jayawardane K. D .N.

Title: Study on Generation of Trans Fatty Acids and Oxidation Stability of Palm Oil and Coconut Oil during Repeated Frying

THEME II: Technological Interventions and Applications in Agriculture
SirisenaD. M. K. P.

Title: Development of Low Salt Chicken Sausages by Incorporating Potassium Chloride and Yeast Extract
Co-authors: Cyril H.W., Lalantha N. and Jayarathne S.

THEME III: Environment and Resource Management & Social, Institutional and Economic Development
GamagedaraK. Y. B.

Title: Development of Methane Emission Concentration Map: Case Study in Karadiyana Dumpsite
Co-authors: Karunarathna A. K. and Manapperuma M.



3. Invention and Innovation Competition

First Place:De Silva G. A. D. D.

Title: Development of Spice Cubes for Chicken and Fish Curries

Co-authors: Arampath P. C. and Wadasinghe A. N.

Second Place:Senarathna P. A. M. N.

Title: Effect of Pinching and Paclobutrazol on Growth and Flowering of Binara (Exacumtrinervium).
Co-author: Easwara J. P.

Third Place:Sumanasena M. P. K. S.

Title: Desighn and Development of a Medium-size Commercial Scale Pyrolyser for Biochar Production
Co-author: Karunarathna A. K.

Merit Awards: De Silva G. A. D. D.

Title: Development of Spice Cubes for Chicken and Fish Curries
Co-authors: Arampath P. C. and Wadasinghe A. N.

Merit Awards:Senarathna P. A. M. N.

Title: Effect of Pinching and Paclobutrazol on Growth and Flowering of Binara (Exacumtrinervium).
Co-author: Easwara J. P.

Merit Awards:Sumanasena M. P. K. S.

Title: Desighn and Development of a Medium-size Commercial Scale Pyrolyser for Biochar Production
Co-author: Karunarathna A. K.

Merit Awards:Hansika M. T. I.

Title: Possibility of Application of TiO2 Photocatalytic Technique to Reduce the Bacterial Count in Bovine Milk
Co-authors: Deshapriya R. M. C. and Kumara G. R. A.

Merit Awards:Dissanayake D. K. R. P. L.

Title: Effect of King Coconut Waste Biocharon Selected Physical and Chemical Properties of Two Coconut Growing Soils
Co-authors: Dharmakeerthi R. S., Herath H. M. I. K. and Mapa R. B.



4. Research Brief Competition

English Medium:Jayasinghe M. D.

Title: Preswervation of White Coconut Kernel for the Production of Desiccated Coconut (DC) in Sri Lanka
Co-authors: Prasantha B. D. R. and Lankachandra L. S.

Sinhala Medium:ParakkramaW. K. B. A. S.

Title: Impact of Different Fertilizers of Nitrate and Ammonium Forms and Slow Releasing, on Growth, Yield and Nutrient Use Efficiency of Rice (Oryza sativa L.)
Co-authors: Nissanka N. A. A. S. P. and Gunawardana M.

Tamil Medium:Sockalingam S.

Title: Effect of Storage Time and Added Antioxidants on Rancidity and Nutritive Value of Rice Polish
Co-authors: SamarasingheK. and Samarakoon R.



5. Research Video Competition

First Place:Sewwandi G. K. A.

Title: Evaluation of Clean Milk Production Practices and the Microbiological Quality of Raw Milk at Different Links of Commercial Dairy Value Chain in Galaha Area of Central Province
Co-authors: Silva K. F. S. T. and Gallage L.

Second Place:Senarathna P. A. M. N.

Title: Effect of Pinching and Paclobutrazol on Growth and Flowering of Binara (Exacumtrinervium).
Co-author: Easwara J. P.

Third Place:Dissanayake A. M. G. G. D. M.

Title: Effect of Dietary Probiotics Compared to Antibiotics on Production, Intestinal Health and Meat Quality in Broiler Chickens
Co-authors: Samarakone T. S., Palliyeguru M. W. C. D., Kasagala K. H. T. D. and Rajapaksha E.



6. Scientific Eye: Research Photography Competition

First Place:Wanasooriya P. G. A. S.

Title: Use of Biochemical, Morphological and Anatomical Indicators for Early Detection of Grafting Compatibility of Mango (Mangiferaindica) Var. Karthakolomban
Co-authors: Weerakkody W. A. P. and Bandaranayake P. C. G.

Second Place:Mahaliyana A. N.

Title: Root Cause Analysis for the Fungal Growth in Tomato Sauce during Storage: A Case Study
Co-authors: Rajapakse R. P. N. P. and Shyamalee N.

Third Place:Pinnawala P.G. T. D.

Title: Factors Affecting Adoption of Agarwood Cultivation in One Company
Co-author: Wickramasuriya H. V. A.