Prof. Srimathie P. Indraratne

Professor

 
Office Address: 

Dept. Of Soil Science

Faculty of Agriculture,

University of Peradeniya

Peradeniya, 20400, Sri Lanka

 Email: 

srimathii@pdn.ac.lk

Telephone: 

+94 (0) 081 2395255

Personal Website: 
 
 

Brief Biography :

  • Primary education started at Gothami Vidyalaya, Gampaha and completed the secondary education at Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo 4. Graduated from the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 1989 and started the carrier as a Lecturer Probationer to the Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya. M.Phil. degree completed in 1993 and then entered to the University of Manitoba, Canada to read for a PhD in Soil Science. After graduation returned to the country and resumed duty as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Soil Science in 1998.  Merit Promotion to the grade of Professor in Soil Science received in 2009. 
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Academic and Professional Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. (Soil Science) in 1998, University of Manitoba, Canada. Specialized field: Soil Mineralogy
  • M.Phil. (Agriculture) in 1993, PGIA, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • B.Sc. (Agriculture) in 1988, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
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Honours & Awards:

  • Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan to follow Postgraduate Studies at the University of Manitoba (1993-1998)
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities Titular (University of Manitoba) Fellowship, University of Manitoba, MB, Canada
  • Fulbright Fellowship, Kansas State University, KS, USA.
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Teaching Areas::

  • Agronomic and Environmental aspects of Soil Science Environmental Soil Chemistry, Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy

Research Interests:

    • Studies on organo-mineral complexes, Environmental impacts on organic and inorganic fertilizers, site-specific nutrient management studies, Trace element studies in soils, Phosphorus dynamics

Academic / Research / Professional Experience:

    • Head / Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya
    • Chairperson / Board of Study, Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya
    • Acting Dean/ Faculty of Agriculture
    • Secretary / Board of Study Soil Science, Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya
    • Visiting lecturer, Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture since 1998
    • Visiting Professor at Lethbridge Research Center, Agriculture and Agri Food Canada, Lethbridge, AB, Canada
    • Visiting Professor, Soil and Environmental Chemistry at the Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA
    • Convener, 10th International conference of East and Southeast Asia Federation of Sol Science Societies, held 10-13, October, 201, Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
    • President, East and Southeast Asia Federation of Soil Science Societies, 2010-2011
    • President, Soil Science Society of Sri Lanka, 2010-2012
    • Student Counsellor, University of Peradeniya
    • President, Alumni Association of Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture (AAPGIA), University of Peradeniya, 2007 – 2009
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