Mr. K.W.L.K.Weerasinghe

Lecturer

 
Office Address: 

Department of Crop Science

Faculty of Agriculture

University of Peradeniya

Peradeniya, 20400

Sri Lanka

 Email: 

lasanthaw@pdn.ac.lk

Telephone: 

Office: 94-81-2395111

Personal Website: 
 
 

Biography:

  • 1999 – 2003: B.Sc. (Agriculture) Second Class (Upper Division) Honours from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

    April 2003-July 2003: Assistant Lecturer (Crop Science), Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

    August 2003-December 2004: Research Assistant, Tea Research Institute of Sri Lanka

    May 2005- December 2005: Research Officer, Coconut Research Institute of Sri Lanka

    2006: Appointed as Lecturer (Plantation Agriculture), Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

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Educational Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. Reading to PhD at Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  • M.Phil. Crop Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • B.Sc. University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
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Awards:

  • 2009: Awarded “Australian Leadership Awards Scholarship” to undertake PhD at Australian National University Canberra, Australia
  • 2010: Awarded a Research Grant by the Australian Canopy Crane Research Station to undertake measurements of respiration at Cape Tribulation in tropical Queensland.
  • 2010: Awarded  Sir Mark Oliphant Conference Sponsorship Award to attend the 2010 IUFRO Canopy Processes Workshop held in Australia in October 2010.

Research Interests:

  • Plantation Agriculture and Tree Physiology
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Research Publications (Recent):

  • Abeykoon, A.M.K.C.K., Fonseka, R.M., Paththinige, S. and Weerasinghe, K.W.L.K. (2009). Fertilizer requirement for densely planted Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L.)
  • Journal of Tropical Agriculture Research, Sri Lanka Vol. 21: 275-283.
  • Weerasinghe, K.W.L.K., Wijeratne, M.A. and Sangakkara, U.R. (2007). Growth of nursery plants in tea (Camellia sinensis L.) as affected by type of cutting and planting media. Journal of Tropical Agriculture Research, Sri Lanka Vol. 19: 170-180.
  • Weerasinghe, K.W.L.K., Wijeratne, M.A. and Sangakkara, U.R. (2007). Impact of type of nursery plant and planting method on early growth of field established tea (Camellia sinensis L.). Sri Lankan Journal of Agricultural Sciences. Vol. 44: 25-37.
  • Weerakkody, W.A.P., Chandima, T.M., Weerasinghe, K.W.L.K. and Wahundeniya, K.B. (2007). Growth and yield performances of salad cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) under green house conditions. Sri Lankan Journal of Agricultural Sciences. Vol. 44: 75-87.
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Conference proceedings :

  • Weerasinghe, K.W.L.K., Bloomfield, K. Lloyd, L., Meir, P. and Atkin, O.K. (2010). Response of leaf respiration and photosynthesis of seven tropical tree species to phosphorus deficiency. Abstract of poster presented at IUFRO conference, Tasmania, Australia.
  • Weerakkody, W.A.P., Chandima, T.M., Weerasinghe, K.W.L.K. and Wahundeniya, K.B. (2006). Growth and yield of Salad Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). Abstracts of paper presented at the 10th Anniversary International Symposium, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Pp 20.
  • Weerasinghe, K.W.L.K., Mohotti, K.M., Herath, C.N.P. and Hitinayake, H.M.G.S.B. (2005). Biological and chemical properties of “Vermiwash”, a natural plant growth supplement for Tea, Coconut and Horticultural Crops.  Abstracts of paper presented at the Tenth Annual Forestry and Environment Symposium, Thulhiriya, Sri Lanka. Pp 70.
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