Prof. W.M.T. Madhujith

Prof. W.M.T. Madhujith

Professor and Department Chair
  • Department of Food Science and Technology Faculty of Agriculture University of Peradeniya Peradeniya 20400 Sri Lanka
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  • tmadhujith@agri.pdn.ac.lk
  • madujith@yahoo.com
  • dvc@pdn.ac.lk
  • B.Sc. (Agric.) Peradeniya
  • M.Sc. - Food Science - Canada
  • Ph.D.- Food Science - Canada
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Peradeniya - since September 2021
  • Professor of Food Science and Technology - Chair of the Department of Food Science and Technology - Sept 2019 to date
  • Professor in Food Science and Technology -  Department of Food Science and Technology - April 2015 - August 2019
  • Senior Lecturer - Department of Food Science and Technology - October 2007 - March 2015
  • Lecturer - Department of Food Science and Technology - May 2003 - September 2007
  • Lecturer (Probationary) - Department of Food Science and Technology - December 1997 - May 2003
  • Acting Director of the Center for Distance and Continuing Education, University of Peradeniya -2018
  • Deputy Director-Training and Research of the Center for Distance and Continuing Education, Peradeniya -2014-2018
  • Director, University Research Council, University of Peradeniya - since May 2020
  • Fulbright Fellow - University of Georgia, Athens, USA - 2018-2019
  • Visiting Professor - University of Guelph - 2019
  • Visiting Professor - Harbin University of Commerce, China
  • Visiting Professor - Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Visiting Professor - Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Visiting Professor - Postgraduate Institute of Humanities and Social Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Visiting Professor - University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka
  • Visiting Lecturer - University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka
  • Visiting Lecturer - University of Uva Wellassa, Sri Lanka
  • Visiting Professor - Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Visiting Lecturer - Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Visiting Lecturer - Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka
  • Lecturer, Department of food Technology, Wayamba Campus, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka 1997
  • Management Trainee, Bank of Ceylon - 1997
  • Quality Control Executive, Lanka Canneries (Pvt) Ltd. - 1996- 1997
  • Visiting Lecturer, North Western Province Affiliated University College, Makandura, Gonawila - 1995-1996
  • Institute of Biology, Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lankan Society of Microbiology
  • Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Institute of Food Technologists' , Chicago, IL USA - 2000 - 2008
  • Amercian Chemical Society [ACS], USA - 2002-2007
  • Canadian Institute of Food Technologists' [CIFST] - 2002 - 2007
  • Federation of University Teachers' Associations [FUTA]
  • Trans fat content in Sri Lankan foods  (Read more)
  • UNEP/FAO Grant - Compositional analysis of priority agricultural biodiversity species for food and nutrition in Sri Lanka (Read more)
  • UNEP - Project on market analysis of priority agricultural commodities (Read more)
  • UNEP/FAO Project on market analysis of priority agricultural commodities (Read more)
  • Regulation of fruit set, postharvest life and investigation of variability of bioactive compounds in selected accessions of Anona muricata grown in Sri Lanka (Read more)

JOURNAL PAPERS

  • Nadeeshani, H., Samarasinghe, G., Wimalasiri, S. Silva, K.D.R.R. and Madhujith, T. (2021). Comparative analysis of the nutritional profiles of selected Solanum species, grown in Sri Lanka. Accepted for publication in Tropical Agricultural Research
  • Wasana, M.L.D., de Silva, A., Gunawardana, N., Illeperuma, D.C.K., Weerasinghe, W.M.P.B., Weerathunga, M.W.D.C., Madhujith, T. (2021). Trans fat content of selected prepared foods available for sale in Colombo district, Sri Lanka. Accepted for publication in Tropical Agricultural Research.
  • Harshani Nadeeshani, Gamini Samarasinghe, Swarna Wimalasiri, Renuka Silva, Danny Hunter, Terrence Madhujith (2021). Comparative analysis of the nutritional profiles of selected Solanum species grown in Sri Lanka. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, 99, 103847,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfca.2021.103847.
  • Nadeeshani, H., Samarasinghe, G., Silva, R., Hunter, D. and Madhujith, T. (2020/2021).Proximate Composition, Fatty Acid Profile and Vitamin Content of Selected Banana Varieties Grown in Sri Lanka. J. of Food Composition and Analysis, 100, 103887.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfca.2021.103887
  • Bernard, D., Jeyagowri, N.  andMadhujith, T. (2021). Characterization of lactic acid bacteria isolated from idli batter and their susceptibility to antibiotics. Accepted for publication in Tropical Agricultural Research.11, pp.S2:9. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v11i0.8372
  • Sivakanthan, S., Rajendran, S. Gamage, D.A.S., Madhujith, T. and Mani, S. (2020). Antioxidant and antimicrobial applications of biopolymers: A review. Food Research International. 136. doi.org/10.1016/j.foodres.2020.109327An Elsevier publication with 5-year impact factor of 5.084
  • Sivakanthan, S. and Madhujith, T. (2020). Current trends and applications of enzymatic interesterification of fats and oils: A review. LWT Food Science and Technology.  doi.org/10.1016/j.lwt.2020.109880
  • Pathirana, C.K., Ranaweera, L.T., Madhujith, T., Ketipearachchi,  K.W., Gamlath, K.L. (2020) Assessment of the elite accessions of bael [Aeglemarmelos (L.) Corr.]in Sri Lanka based on morphometric, organoleptic, and elemental properties of the fruits and phylogenetic relationships. PLOS ONE 15(5): e0233609. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0233609. SCI Publication with an impact factor of 2.740
  • Bandara, WGBC.,  Prabhatha, GWK, Dissanayake, DWSCB, Herath, VR, Godaliyadda, GMRI, Ekanayake, MPB, Demini, D. and Madhujith, T. (2020). Validation of multispectral imaging for the detection of selected adulterants in turmeric samples, Journal of Food Engineering,266 [Published online]  https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1ZeY6xKH1w58P
  • Hunter, D.; Borelli, T.; Beltrame, D.M.O.; Oliveira, C.N.S.; Coradin, L.; Wasike, V.W.; Wasilwa, L.; Mwai, J.; Manjella, A.; Samarasinghe, G.W.L.; Madhujith, T.; Nadeeshani, H.H.; Tan, A.; Tuğrul Ay, S.; Güzelsoy N.; Lauridsen, N.; Gee, E.; Tartanac, F. (2019). Potential of orphan crops for improving diets and nutrition. Special Issue on Orphan Crops: Contributions to Current and Future Agriculture. Planta,  1–21. ISSN: 0032-0935
  • Sivakanthan, S., Jayasooriya, A.P. and Madhujith, T. (2019). Optimization of the production of structured lipid by enzymatic interesterification from coconut (Cocos nucifera) oil and sesame (Sesamum indicum) oil using Response Surface Methodology.  LWT Food Science and Technology, 101,  723-730
  • Rajawardana, D.U., Hewajulige, I.G.N., Nanayakkara, C.M., Athurupana, S.M.K.R.A. and Madhujith, T. (2019). Preliminary Evaluation of Probiotic Potential of Yeasts Isolated from Bovine Milk and Curd of Sri Lanka. Tropical Agricultural Research. 30(3), 27-41.
  • Pathirana, C.K., Ranaweera, L.T., Lakshan, S.A.T., Madhujith, T. and Eeswara, J.P. (2018). Assessment of the contents of a selected set of macro, micro and toxic elements in ripen bael fruits and, tender shoots of water spinach and sweet potato using X-Ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis, Ceylon Journal of Science.
  • Pathirana, K., Gamlath, J.G.K.L., Ketipearachchi, K.W., Bandaranayake, P.M.C.K., Madhujith, T. and Eeswara, J.P. (2018). Morphological Variation of Bael Fruits [Aegle marmelos (L.) Corrêa] among Five Accessions in Three Different Agro-Ecological Regions of Sri Lanka. Accepted for publication in Tropical Agricultural Research.
     
  • Kulasinghe, W.M.A.A ,  Wimalasiri, K.M.S.,  Samarasinghe, G., Silva, K.D.R.R. and Madhujith, T. (2018). Evaluation and comparison of vitamin profiles of selected traditional rice and yams grown in Sri Lanka. Tropical Agricultural Research. 30(2) 23-31
  • Nadeeshani, H., Wimalasiri, K. M. S., Samarasinghe, G., Silva, R., and Madhujith, T. Evaluation of nutritional value of selected leafy vegetables grown in Sri Lanka. (2018). Tropical Agricultural Research, 29 (3): 255 – 267.
  • Kulasinghe, W.M.A.A ,  Wimalasiri, K.M.S.,  Samarasinghe, G., Silva, K.D.R.R. and Madhujith, T. (2018). Macronutrient Composition of Selected Traditional Yams Grown in Sri Lanka. Tropical Agricultural Research. 29(2), 113-122.
  • N. Jayawardana, K.M.S. Wimalasiri , G. Samarasinghe and T. Madhujith (2018). Bound and Total Phenolic Contents and Antioxidant Potential of Selected Sri Lankan Millet Varieties. Tropical Agricultural Research, 29(3), 316-321.
  • Sivakanthan, S., Jayasooriya , L.J.P.A.P. and Madhujith, T. (2018). Optimization of Enzymatic Interesterification of Coconut (Cocos nucifera) and Sesame (Sesamum indicum) Oils using Thermomyces lanuginosus Lipase by Response Surface Methodology. Tropical Agricultural Research. 28. 8 (4): 457 – 471
  • Sivakanthan, S., Bopitiya, D., Madhujith, T. (2018). A comparative study on stability of different types of coconut (Cocos nucifera) oil against autoxidation and photo-oxidation. African Journal of Food Science, 12(9): 216-229. Doi: 10.5897/AJFS2018.1695.
  • Mallawaarchchi, L.N., Madhujith, T. and Pushpakumara, D.K.N.G. (2018). Antioxidant potential of selected underutilized fruit species grown in Sri Lanka.  Tropical Agricultural Research 30(3).
  • Pathirana, A.M.U.R.K. Attanayake, D.M.U.S.K. Dissanayake, J.G.K.L. Gamlath, K.W. Ketipearachchi, Madhujith, T. Bandaranayake, P.C.G. and Eeswara, J.P. (2018). Effect of the Phenological Growth Stage on Establishment of In Vitro Cultures for Bael [Aegle marmelos (L.) Corr.] Tropical Agricultural Research, 29 (3): 368-375.
  • Sivakanthan, S., Jayasooriya , L.J.P.A.P. and Madhujith, T. (2018). Optimization of Enzymatic Interesterification of Coconut (Cocos nucifera) and Sesame (Sesamum indicum) Oils using Thermomyces lanuginosus Lipase by Response Surface Methodology. Tropical Agricultural Research. 28. 8 (4): 457 – 471
  • Jayawardana, N.W.I.A., Jayalath, W.A.T.A., Madhujith, T., Ralapanawa, U., Jayasekera, R.S., Alagiyawanna, S.A.S.B., Bandara, A.M.K.R. and Kalupahana, N.S. (2017). Lifestyle factors associated with obesity in a cohort of males in the central province of Sri Lanka: A cross-sectional descriptive study. BMC Public Health, 17:27, 2-9. DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-3963-3
  • Sivakanthan, S., Jayasooriya, L.J.P.A.P. and Madhujith, T. (2017). Optimization of enzymatic interesterification of coconut (Cocos nucifera) and sesame (Sesamum indicum) oils using Thermomyces lanuginosus lipase by response surface methodology. Tropical Agricultural Research, 28(4):457-471.
  • Liyanage, T., Madhujith, T. and Wijesinghe, K.G.G., 2017. Comparative study on major chemical constituents in volatile oil of true cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum Presl. syn. C. zeylanicum Blum.) and five wild cinnamon species grown in Sri Lanka. Tropical Agricultural Research, 28(3), pp.270–280. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/tar.v28i3.8231
  • Shuhadha, M.F.F., Panagoda, G.J., Madhujith, T. and Jayawardana, N.W.I.A. (2017). Evaluation of probiotic attributes of Lactobacillus sp. Isolated from cow and buffalo curd samples collected from Kandy. Ceylon Journal Medical Science. 62, 159-166.
  • Jayawardana, N.W.I.A., Jayalath, W.A.T.A., Madhujith, T., Ralapanawa, U., Jayasekera, R.S., Alagiyawanna, S.A.S.B., Bandara, A.M.K.R. and Kalupahana, N.S. (2017). Prevalence of obesity in a cohort of males in the central province of Sri Lanka: A cross-sectional descriptive study. BMC Cardiovascular Heatlh. 17:165 DOI 10.1186/s12872-017-0600-8
  • Hemachandra, T.P., Jayathilake, R.R.G.D.K. and Madhujith, W.M.T., (2017). The Effect of antioxidative extracts on mitigating autoxidation of selected edible oils during deep frying. Tropical Agricultural Research, 28(3), pp.247–255. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/tar.v28i3.8229
  • Piyatunge, A.L.I. Mallawaarachchi, M.A.L.N. and Madhujith, T. (2016). Antioxidant capacity and phenolic content of selected underutilized fruits grown in Sri Lanka. Tropical Agricultural Research. 27(3), 277-286.
  • Piyatunge, A.L.I. Mallawaarachchi, M.A.L.N. and Madhujith, T. (2016). Antioxidant capacity and phenolic content of selected underutilized fruits grown in Sri Lanka. Tropical Agricultural Research. 27(3), 277-286.
     
  • Kumari, D., Madhujith, T. and Chandrasekara, A. (2016). Comparison of phenolic content and antioxidant activities of millet varieties grown in different locations in Sri Lanka. Food Science and Nutrition by Wiley, 1-13. DOI: 10.1002/fsn3.415
  • Amararathna, D.I.M., Weerakkody, W.A.P., Madhujith T., and Eeswara J.P. (2015). Agro-ecological region based variations in the antioxidant activity of tamarind (Tamarindus indica L.) fruit pulp. Acta Hortic. (ISHS) 1106:67-72. DOI 10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1106.11.
  • Jeygowri, N., Parahitiyawa, N., Jeyatilake, S., Ranadheera, S. and Madhujith, T., 2015. Study on isolation of potentially probiotic Lactobacillus species from fermented rice. Tropical Agricultural Research, 26(3), pp.428–440. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/tar.v26i3.8106
  • Subajiny, S., Jayasiri, M.M. and Madhujith, T. (2015). Application of near-infrared spectroscopy to quantify fat and total solid contents of Sweetened condensed creamer. Tropical Agricultural Research, 26(3), pp.554–560. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/tar.v26i3.8118
     
  • Somawathie, K.M., Rizliya, V., Wijesinghe, D.G.N.G. and Madhujith, W.M.T. (2014). Antioxidant activity and total phenolic content of different skin colored brinjal (Solanum melongena). Accepted for publication in Tropical Agricultural Research, 26(1), 152-161.
     
  • Dilini Bopitiya and Terrence Madhujith (2014). Antioxidant potential of rice bran oil prepared from red and white rice. Tropical Agricultural Research, 26(1), 1-12.
     
  • Dilini Bopitiya and Terrence Madhujith (2014). Efficacy of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) peel extracts in suppressing oxidation of white coconut oil used for deep frying. Tropical Agricultural Research 25 ( 3), 298-306.

BOOK CHAPTERS, BOOKS & MONOGRAPHS

  • Madhujith, T. Gamage, D.A.S. and Vishvanathan, R. (2020).   Lupin.  Accepted for publication in  Pulse Processing and Product Development to be published by Springer International Publishing.
  • Madhujith, T. and Sivakanthan, S. (2020). Cowpea. Accepted for publication in Pulse Processing and Product Development to be published by Springer International Publishing.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     &n
  • Madhujith, T. and Sivakanthan, S. (2019). Taking Trans Fats Out of the Food Supply. In: Agricultural Research for Sustainable Food Systems: A Sri Lankan Perspective. Springer International Publishing. (Accepted for publication).
  • Madhujith, T. and Wedamulla, N. (2019). Functional Food and Health In Agricultural Research for Sustainable Food Systems: A Sri Lankan Perspective. A Sri Lankan Perspective. Springer International Publishing (Accepted for publication).
  • Madhujith, T. and Sivakanthan, S. (2019). Oxidative Stability of Edible Plant Oils. In: J.-M. Mérillon, K. G. Ramawat (eds.) Bioactive Molecules in Food: Reference Series in Phytochemistry. Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018. Pp. 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-54528-8_94-1
  • Terrence Madhujith and Rizliya Vishvanathan (2018). Composition, Bioactives and Health Effects properties of brinjals in Advances in Improvement of Antioxidant Properties of Vegetable Crops. Eds. S. Singh, R. Singh and N. Thakur. , Jaya Publishing House, Delhi, India. 87–121.
  • Terrence Madhujith and Subajiny Sivakanthan (2016). Leafy Medicinal Herbs: Botany, Chemistry, Postharvest Technology and Uses. Eds. Ambrose, D.C.P., Manickavasagan and Naik, R. CABI International, OX, UK, 85-106.
  • Madhujith, T. and  Shahidi, F. (2005). Beans: A Source of Natural Antioxidants. In Phenolic Compounds in Food and Nutritional Health Products,  Ho, C-T., and Shahidi, F., Eds., ACS symposium series 909, American Chemical Society: Washington, DC. pp. 83-93.
  • Madhujith, T. and Shahidi, F. (2003) Antioxidant activity of blueberry and its by products In Nutraceutical Beverages, Chemistry, Nutrition and Health Effects,  Shahidi, F. and Weerasinghe, D. K., Eds., ACS symposium series 871, American Chemical Society: Washington, DC. pp. 149-160.
  • Terrence Madhujith and Rizliya Vishvanathan (2015). Health Effects of Flavonoids. ISBN 978-955-589-195-0 – A monograph
     
  • Terrence Madhujith and Ayesha Ekanayake (2015). Phytosterols: Sources, Chemistry and Benefits.   ISBN 978-955-589-194-3 – A monograph
  • Terrence Madhujith and Warnajith Chandrarathne (2015). Resveratrol: Sources, Chemistry and Health Benefits. ISBN 978-955-589-191-2 – A monograph
  • Terrence Madhujith and Subajiny Sivakanthan (2015). Manual on Lipid Analysis. ISBN 978-955-589-192-9 – A laboratory manual for undergraduates in Food Science and Nutrition, printed by Quality Innovation Grant [QIG], Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya.
  • Food Safety (2012). Sinhala book published by the Department of Food Science and Technology, faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya
  • Glossary in Agricultural Sciences (2009). Edited by Terrence Madhujith and A.N. Jayakody. Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. 61 paged book. ISBN 978-955-589-128-8.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

  • Thiviya, P., Kapilan, R. and  Madhujith,  T. Production of single cell protein from pineapple peel waste using palmyrah toddy yeast. Proceedings of the Vvuniya Campus International Research Symposium, Vvuniya, Sri Lanka, October 1, 2019, 110-113.
  • Dissanayeke, U.D., Swarnathilake, C. and Madhujith, T.  Student opinion towards e-learning: A case in Agriculture higher education. Proceedings of the Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE), Sri Lanka, September 11-12, 2019, 22, 116.
     
  • Malwewa, E.H., Wimalasiri, K.M.S., Madhujith, T., Senevirathne, S.P. and Haputhanthree.  Process validation and determination of aflatoxins in ground chilli (Capsicum annum L.) using LC-MS method. Proceedings of the Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE), Sri Lanka, September 11-12, 2019, 22, 146.
  • Bandara, WGBC.,  Prabhatha, GWK, Dissanayake, DWSCB, Herath, VR, Godaliyadda, GMRI, Ekanayake, MPB, Demini, D. and Madhujith, T.  Multispectral Imaging for Detection of Adulterants in Turmeric Powder Optical Sensors and Sensing Congress (ES, FTS, HISE, Sensors), OSA Technical Digest, San Jose McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, California United States, June 2019.
  • Kulasinghe, W.M.A.A ,  Wimalasiri, K.M.S.,  Samarasinghe, G., Silva, K.D.R.R. and Madhujith, T.  A nutritional evaluation of selected traditional underutilized pulses grown in Sri Lanka Symposium on Agrobiodiversity for climate change Adaptation, food and nutrition, Kandy, Sri Lanka,  May 2019
  • Nadeeshani, H., Wimalasiri, K. M. S., Samarasinghe, G., Silva, R., and Madhujith, T.        Evaluation of the Nutritional Value of Selected Banana Varieties Grown in Sri Lanka.            International Conference on Food Quality, Safety and Security, Colombo, Sri Lanka,       February 2019. DOI: 10.17501/foodqualss.2018.2103
  • C. K. Pathirana, L.T.Ranaweera, S.A.T.Lakshan, T. Madhujith and J.P. Eeswara Determination of heavy metal content of five accessions of bael fruit grown in Sri Lanka by   X-Ray   fluorescence (XRF) analysis - Asian Symposium on Medicinal Plants, Spices and Other  Natural Products XVI – 2018.
  • Sivakanthan, S., Jayasooriya, A.P. and Madhujith, T. Oxidative stability of structured lipid produced from coconut (Cocos nucifera) and sesame (Sesamum indicum) oils by enzymatic interesterification using Rhizomucor miehei lipase, South Asia Conference on Multidisciplinary Research (SAMR’18) held on 5th October 2018 at Colombo, Sri Lanka, p 7
  • Nadeeshani, H., Kulasinghe, A. A., Samarasinghe, W. L. G., Silva, K. D. R. R., Wimalasiri, K. M. S.   and Madhujith, T.  Composition analysis of priority agricultural biodiversity species  for food and Nutrition in Sri Lanka. Annual Scientific Sessions, The Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka,  January 27-28,  2018
  • Nimesha, S. P. D., Nadeeshani, H. and Madhujith, T. Evaluation of the safety of food available for sale in school cafeteria in the Central Province. Annual Scientific Sessions, The            Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka,  January,  27-28 2018.
  • Nadeeshani, H., Wimalasiri, K. M. S., Samarasinghe, G., Silva, R., and Madhujith, T.       Evaluation of nutritional value of selected leafy vegetables grown in Sri Lanka. 29th PGIA               Annual Congress, Kandy, Sri Lanka,  November 16-17, 2017
  • Nadeeshani, H., Samarasinghe, G., Wimalasiri, S., Silva, R. and Madhujith, T. Evaluation of the nutritional value of selected banana varieties grown in Sri Lanka. The International Conference on Food Quality, Safety and Security, Colombo, Sri Lanka,  October 24-25, 2017.
  • Bopitiya, D. and Madhujith, T. Comparative study on compositional characteristics,  antioxidant efficacy and oxidative stability of sunflower (Helianthus annus L.) Mee (Madhuca sp.) and regular coconut oil (Cocus nucifera). Proceedings of the 15th ASEAN Food Conference, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, November 14-17, 2017
  • Nadeeshani, H., Kulasinghe, A., Samarasinghe, G., Silva, R., Wimalasiri, S., Madhujith, T. Composition analysis of selected leafy vegetables grown in Sri Lanka. The 1st International Symposium on Biodiversity and Edible Wild Species, , Antalya, Turkey, 3-5 April 3-5,  2017.
  • Kulasinghe, A., Nadeeshani, H., Samarasinghe, G., Silva, R., Wimalasiri, S., Madhujith, T.  Comparative evaluation of proximate composition of fruits of bitter gourd (Momordica) and  eggplant (Solanum) species grown in Sri Lanka. The 1st International Symposium on Biodiversity and Edible Wild Species, April 3-5, 2017, Antalya, Turkey.
  • Kulasinghe, A., Nadeeshani, H., Ranatunga, A., Madhujith, T. and Herath, T. Nutritional benefits of pulses. The Legume Symposium, Field Crop Research and Development    Institute, Mahailluppallama, Sri Lanka. December 16,  2016
  • Jayathilake, R.R.G.D.K., Hemachandra, T.P. and  Madhujith, T. The effect of selected plant     extracts in reducing autoxidation of selected edible oils during storage. Proceedings of International Peradeniya University Research Sessions, Peradeniya,  Sri Lanka,  November 4-5,  p. 104
  • Sivakanthan, S., Jayasooriya, L.J.P.A.P. and Madhujith, T. Optimization of reaction     parameters for production of structured lipid from coconut (Cocos nucifera) and sesame     (Sesamoum indicum) oils using Response Surface Methodology (RSM). Proceedings of     International Peradeniya University Research Sessions, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, November 4-5, 2016,  p. 99.
  • Sivakanthan, S., Jayasooriya, L.J.P.A.P.  and Madhujith, T. Optimization of enzymatic               interesterification of coconut (Cocos nucifera) and sesame (Sesamum indicum) oils using   Thermomyces lanuginosus lipase by response surface methodology. 28th Annual Congress,  Postgraduate Institute of  Agriculture, Sri Lanka, November 16-17,  2016. p. 6
  • Kugeswararajah, T., Sivakanthan, S., Jayasooriya, L.J.P.A.P. and Madhujith, T. Enzymatic interesterification of virgin coconut (Cocos nucifera) oil and sesame (Sesamum  indicum) oil and evaluation of the physico-chemical properties of the interesterified oil. Proceedings of Jaffna University International Research Conference (JUICE 2016),  August 12-13,  2016. pp. 11-16.
  • Kugeswararajah, T., Sivakanthan S., Jayasooriya L.J.P.A.P. and Madhujith, T. Effect of Reaction Parameters on Enzymatic Interesterification of Virgin Coconut (Cocos nucifera) Oil and Sesame (Sesamum indicum) Oil Blend using Lipases from Thermomyces lanuginosus and Rhizomucor miehei. (Abs.) Third Conference on Sri Lanka-Japan Collaborative    Research, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, September, 18-20,  2015 p. 15.
  • Maithreepala, S.D. and Madhujith, T. Knowledge, attitudes and practice of self- administration of insulin by patients with diabetes mellitus followed up at the general hospital (Teaching), Kandy. Proceedings of International Peradeniya University Research Sessions, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, November, 4-5, p. 248

  • Council member of the Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka since 2020
  • Editor of the Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka  2016 - 2018
  • Council Member of the Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka – January 2013 - 2016.
  • Member of the working group on standards for palm oil and coconut oil, Sri Lanka Standards Institution, Sri Lanka.
  • Member of the expert panel on policy formulation for nutraceuticals, ministry of Health and Nutrition.
  • General Secretary, Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (FUTA) - Since August 2011 to January 2013.
  • President, Peradeniya University Agriculture Faculty Teachers' Association 2010 - 2012
  • President, Federation of Peradeniya University Teachers Associations [FPUTA] 2011-2013
  • Assistant Secretary, Sri Lankan Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada - 2005 - 2007