Dr. E.R.J. Samarakoon (Rasanjali Samarakoon)

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Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Ph.D. (Canada)
  • B.Sc. (Agric. Tech. & Mgt.) (Peradeniya)


  • Lecturer - Department of Food Science and Technology - 2019 to date
  • Guest Lecturer - Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada – 2019
  • Teaching Assistant - Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada – 2016-2018
  • Temporary Lecturer - Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya – 2014

The Area of Expertise

  • Carbohydrate Chemistry



Selected Publications

Journal papers

  • Samarakoon, E. R. J. (2020). Impact of physical modifications on starch nutritional fractions: Rapidly Digestible Starch, Slowly Digestible Starch and Resistant Starch. Journal of Food Bioactives, 12.
  •  Samarakoon, E. R. J., Waduge, R., Liu, Q., Shahidi, F., &Banoub, J. H. (2020). Impact
    of annealing on the hierarchical structure and physicochemical properties of waxy
    starches of different botanical origins. Food Chemistry, 303, 125344.

Conferences/ Presentations

  • Gamage C.S., Pathirage K.P.D. and Samarakoon E.R.J. (2022). A Survey on Consumer Awareness on Proper Usage of Edible Oils in North-Western and Western Provinces in Sri Lanka. The 4th International Conference on Food, Nutrition, Health and Lifestyle 2022 (NUTRICON 2022), Colombo, Sri Lanka. 35.


  • Wickramasekara E.D.C., Lakmali K.M., & Samarakoon E.R.J. (2021) Optimization of Extraction Conditions for Moringa Oleifera Leaf Powder and Development of an Instant Coffee Mix with Moringa Oleifera Extract Powder. 3rd South Asia Conference on Interdisciplinary Research 2021, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 10.

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