Prof. K.M.S.Wimalasiri (Swarna Wimalasiri)

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Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Ph.D. (Peradeniya)
  • B.Sc. (Peradeniya)


  • Associate Professor - 2009 to date
  • Senior Lecturer - 2001 - 2009
  • Head, Department of Food Science and Technology 2011 - 2014
  • Acting Head, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya - 2010 - 2018
  • Visiting Scholar - University of California, Davis, USA 2006 - 2007

The Areas of Expertise

  • Food Analysis
  • Carbohydrate Chemistry
  • Flavor Chemistry


Selected publications

Journal papers

  • M.L. Pathirathna, K. Sekijima, M. Sadakata, N. Fujiwara, Y. Muramatsu and K.M.S. Wimalasiri, Effect of physical activity during pregnancy on neonatal birth weight, Scientific reports (2019), 9(1):6000. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-42473-7


  • D.C. Mudannayake, K.F.S.T. Silva, K.M.S. Wimalasiri and S. Ajlouni, In vitro Prebiotic properties of partially purified Asparagus falcatus and Taraxacum javanicum inulins, J. of Food & Nutritional Disorders (2016), 5 (6), doi:10.4172/2324-9323.1000213.
  • D.C. Mudannayake, K.M.S. Wimalasiri , K.F.S.T. Silva, S. Ajlouni. Effect of Asparagus falcatus and Taraxacum javanicum inulins on growth of L. acidophilus and B.animalis subsp. Lactis Bb-12, co-cultured in skim milk, Tropical agricultural Research (2016), 27(2), 171 -181.
  • D.C. Mudannayake, K.M.S. Wimalasiri , K.F.S.T. Silva, S. Ajlouni. Comparison of properties of new sources of partially purified inulin to those of commercially pure Chicory inulin. Journal of Food Science (2015), 80 (5), 950-960.
  • D.C. Mudannayake, K.M.S. Wimalasiri , K.F.S.T. Silva, S. Ajlouni. Selected Sri Lankan food plants and herbs as potential sources of inulin-type fructans, Journal of National Science foundation of Sri Lanka (2015), 43 (1),33-41. 
  • Prasantha, B.D.R., Hafeel, R.F., Wimalasiri, K.M.S., Pathirana, U.P.D., End-use quality
    characteristics of hermetically stored  paddy. Journal of Stored Product Research (2014) 59,
  • S. Malavipathirana, S. Wimalasiri, N. Priyantha, S. Wickramasooriya, A. Welagedara and
    G.Renman, Value Addition to Waste material Supported by Removal of Available Phosphate
     from Simulated Brackish Water - A Low Cost Approach, Journal of Geoscience and
     Environment Protection (2013), 1(2), 7-12.
  • Investigation of farm gate cow milk for Aflatoxin M1, U.P.D. Pathirana, K.M.S. Wimalasiri, K.F.S.T. Silva and S.P. Gunarathne, Tropical Agricultural Research, Vol. 21 (2),(2009),  119-125.

Conference Proceedings

  • S. Malavipathirana, S. Wimalasiri, N. Priyantha, S. Wickramasooriya, A. Welagedara and G. Renman,  Removal of available phosphorus from simulated brackish water - A low cost preliminary approach, Challenges Ahead, Second International Symposium on Water Quality and Human Health, Research Congress 2013, Postgraduate Institute of Science, Sri Lanka


  • S. Malavipathirana, K.M.S. Wimalasiri, N. Priyantha, A.B. Liyandeniya and M. N.A.Mubarak, A preliminary study on heavy metal accumulation in selected aquaculture systems in Sri Lanka, Peradeniya University Research Sessions PURSE 2012, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, 2013.
  • Self-assessment: what do chemistry teachers think? M. M. Jamila, S. Karunaratne and K. M. S. Wimalasiri, Proc. Sri Lanka Assoc. Adv. Sci, (2011), 67(1), 100.
  • Difficulties in teaching and learning chemical equilibrium at G. C. E. (Advanced Level), M. M. Jamila, S. Karunaratne and K.M.S. Wimalasiri, Proc. Peradeniya University Research Sessions, (2011), 16, 100.
  • Classroom assessment to understand chemistry, M. M. Jamila, S. Karunaratne and K. M.S. Wimalasiri, Proc. Sri Lanka Assoc. Adv. Sci , (2009) 65(1), 167. Proceedings of the 66th Annual sessions – 2010, 66(1), 121.

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