FAuRS

Faculty of Agriculture Undergraduate Research Symposium

Faculty of Agriculture

Faculty of Agriculture

Programme


INAUGURURAL SESSION


Venue: Laboratory Complex Building, FoA

12.30        Registration
13.00        Arrival of Chief Guests
13.05        Lighting of the Oil Lamp
13.15        Welcome Address by Professor K. Samarasinghe/ Dean, Faculty of Agriculture
13.25        Address by Professor Atula Senaratne/ Vice Chancellor, University of Peradeniya
13.35        Address by the Chief Guest
13.45        Invited speech by Professor Janaka de Silva/ Chairman, National Research Council
14.05        Highlights of the FAuRS - 2014

14.20        TECHNICAL SESSIONS - Summary Program

Important information for speakers and poster presenters

Venue
Lecture Room 2, Laboratory Complex
Main Auditorium, Laboratory Complex
Board Room, Administrative Building
Session Theme
Theme 1
Food Production and Product Development
Theme 2
Natural Resources and Technological Interventions
Theme 3
Agricultural Markets, Institutions and Socio-economic Development
Chairperson
Prof. A. L. T. Perera
Former Professor in Agric. Biology
Prof. R. B. Mapa
Former Professor in Soil Science
Prof. C. Bogahawatte
Former Professor in Agric. Economics & Business Mgt.
Panel of Judges Dr. Priyantha Weerasinghe -
Add. Director, Horticultural Research and Development Institute
Dr. Amita Benthota -
Director, Rice Research and Development Institute
Prof. R. Sivakaneshan -
Dept. of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, UoP
Dr. PHP Prasanna -
Dept of Animal & Food Sciences, University of Rajarata
Mr. Saman Jayaratne -
Keels Food Products PLC
Dr. WM Wickramasinghe - Director, Natural Resources Management Center
Dr. Primal Fernando - Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Dr. SK Weragoda - Chief Engineer, Greater Dambulla Water Supply Project Office
Dr Renuka Silva - Dept. of Applied Nutrition, WUSL
Dr. Ajith Gunawardena - Director, CEA
Dr. M Samad,
Acting Theme Leader. IWMI
Dr. PA Samaratunga,
Former Director, DoA
Dr. Jayantha Athapaththu,
Director, DoA
Mrs. Jeevani Siriwardane
Additional Director General, EDB
Dr. MAPK Seneviratne,
Director, Export Agriculture
Session Coordinator Dr. R.H.G. Ranil Dr. B. D. R. Prasantha Dr. Shamala Kumar
Audio Visual Coordinator Mr. Shameera Ganethanne Mr. Varuna Karunasinghe Mr. Danesh Weerasekara
14.20 - 14.35 Dietary Supplementation of Dried Spirulina platensis on Growth Performances and Meat Quality of Broiler Chicken, P.M.K.A.H. Keerthikumara, R. Liyanage, J.K. Vidanarachchi and B.C. Jayawardana Assessment of Soil Salinity Using DUALEM-1S Proximal Soil Sensor, H. G. K. Hiranthika, U. W. A. Vitharana and R. A. C. J. Perera Factors Related to the Women's Choice of Banking Careers, S. V. Weerathunga and M.W.A.P. Jayatilaka
14.35 - 14.50 Comparison of Milk Coagulation Properties of Three Different Cattle Breeds in Sri Lanka: Enzymatic and Lactic Acid Bacteria Coagulation, C.D. Abeykoon, M. Johansson, Å. Lundh and J.K. Vidanarachchi Isolation and Characterization of Azotobacter spp. from Sugarcane Rhizosphere, I.M.A.D. Nagalla and H. M. V. G. Herath Application of Animal Assisted Therapy for Psychological Enrichment of Elders in a Long Term Care Facility, M.U.D.S. Weerasinghe, D. Angage, T.S. Samarakone and E. Rajapaksha
14.50 - 15.05 Salt Content and Microbial Quality of Salted Sundried Skipjack Tuna (Katsuwonus pelmis) in Major Production Areas in Sri Lanka, W.M.T.I. Wanninayake, S.M.C. Himali and J.K. Vidanarachchi Diversity, Abundance and Nesting Habits of Non-Apis Bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) in Vegetable Agro-Ecosystems of Mid-Country Sri Lanka, D. R. C. Wickramage, K. S. Hemachandra and U. G. A. I. Sirisena A Study on Current Status of Dairy Production in Monaragala District of Sri Lanka , R.W.S.L. Priyadarshana and R.M.C. Deshapriya
15.05 - 15.20 Quality Traits and Functional Properties of Eggs of Some Backyard Chicken Ecotypes in Sri Lanka, R.R.B. Rajapaksha, G.L.L.P. Silva and S.M.C. Himali Impact of Pre-harvest Factors and Post-harvest Treatments on Extending the Vase Life of Cut Foliage Calathea zebrina var. 'Humilior', M.B.H. Umeka, K.A.C.N. Seneviratne, B.C.N. Peiris and S.E. Pieris Entrepreneurial Orientation and Business Performance: The Case of Micro Scale Food Processors in the District of Jaffna, S. Velayutham and V. Balasuriya
15.20 - 15.50 POSTER SESSION (at the Lobby area of Administrative Building)

Session Coordinator - Dr. Venura Herath
Panel of Judges : G. Sisira Kumara, Director/ Extension; DoA, R. M. L. Rathnayaka, Act Director/ DAPH, Mr. R. D. Siripala, Add Director/ Audio Visual Center, Dr. Sumedha M. Weerasinghe, Dept. Botany, Faculty of Science UoP, Dr. Samanthi Wasala, Head/ Biotechnology Division, PGRC

Tea Served at the Administrative Building
15.50 - 16.05 Effects of Crop Management Practices on Populations of Soil Microorganisms, B. A. C. Lakshani, D. M. De Costa and U. M. A. Kumara Influence of Supplementary Illumination for Greenhouse Gherkins to Reduce the Pre-mature Fruit Drop and to Increase Fruit Yield, C.L.S.M. Karunarathna, W.A.P. Weerakkody and K.W.L.K. Weerasinghe Determinants of Labour Productivity in Tea Plantations: A Case study in Mattakele Estate, W.A.D. Vimukthi, L. H. P. Gunaratne and H. W. Shyamalie
16.05 - 16.20 The Effectiveness of Organic Additives (Potato, Watermelon, and Avocado) in Gerbera Tissue Culture, S. Sathiyendran, D. C. Bandara and H. I. M. Herath Extraction of Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) Linamarin for incorporating into Candy as a Possible Cancer preventive Functional Food, R. H. L. Priyasad, D. C. K. Illeperuma and M. Gunawaradana Market Orientation of Small and Medium Scale Rural Farmers in Saga Prefecture, Japan, V.W. Jayaweera, S. A. S. S. Kodithuwakku, T. Kobayashi and J. Weerahewa
16.20 - 16.35 Identification of Suitable Local Casing Material for White Button Mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) Cultivation in Sri Lanka, T.M.D.S. Tennakoon, J.P. Kirthisinhe and R.G.I. Udayanga Development and Evaluation of an Integrated Charcoal Filter - Constructed Wetland (ICFiWet) System for GreyWater Treatment, B. M. C. P. Abeykoon and A. K. Karunarathna Assessment of the Applicability of Electromagnetic Survey (GEM-2) in Monitoring of Open Dumpsites in Sri Lanka, S. Kamaleswaran and M. I. M. Mowjood
16.35 - 16.50 Nitrogen Absorption and Utilization Efficiency of Selected Lowland Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Varieties Differing in Their Response to Soil Nitrogen Availability, A.A.C.R. Amarathunga, W.A.J.M. De Costa and L.D.B.Suriyagoda Investigating the Capability of Selected Plant Proteins to Self Assemble in-to Nano-scale particles with Carrageenan, K. G. I. D. Koralegedara, C. A. Hettiarachchi, B. D. R. Prasantha, K. M. S. Wimalasiri and Veranja Karunarathne Wastewater Treatment by Absorbants Cum Constructed Wetland for Textile Industry, B. C. U. Kumara and M. I. M. Mowjood
16.50 - 17.05 1-Methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) on the Postproduction Quality Attributes of Rooted Cuttings of Pleomele reflexa and Codiaeum variegatum, and Cut Greens of Scindapsus aureus, H.H.W.M. Somarathna and C.K. Beneragama A Comparative Study of Sri Lankan and Indonesian Areca nut (Areca catechu L.), M. A. Samarasekara, K. M. S. Wimalasiri, T. Liyanage and A. Seneviratne Physico-chemical and Functional Properties of Wala and Waraka Seeds and Seed Flour (Artocarpus heterophyllus), A. A. Edirisooriya and B. D. R. Prasantha


CLOSING SESSION


Venue: Laboratory Complex Building, FoA

17.15        Presentation of Awards
17.45        Vote of Thanks
18.00        National Anthem
19:00        FELLOWSHIP DINNER ( Venue: Premises of the Department of Animal Science, FoA )


Important information for speakers and poster presenters