Publications by Type: Conference Proceedings

Mawella IJ. Linguistic Variation on Popular Media: From Theory to Practice. 6th Annual Research Conference of theRoyal Asiatic Society. 2013.
Mawella IJ. Linguistic Variation on Popular Sri Lankan Media: Features and Perspectives. Annual Research Sessions, Faculty of Graduate Studies. 2013.
Reality of Caste and Race Differences in Societies: A Mathematical Approach. International Research Conference in Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHS) . 2013:36.
Mawella IJ. Second-Best Option? Code-Mixing, Popular Sri Lankan Media and Audiences. International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research, Singapore. 2013.
Mawella IJ. Language Crossing on FM: Remix?. 4thAnnual Research Conference of the Royal Asiatic Society. 2011.
Stature comparison of prehistoric people at Bellan-bandi Palassa and Sigriya-Potana in Sri Lanka. . Australian Archaeological Association Annual Conference . 2011;Paper 58.
Gamage YMM, Subasinghe SMCUP, Hettiarachchi DS. Change of seed germination rate with storage time of Santalum album L.(Indian sandalwood) seeds. 15th International Annual Forestry and Environment Symposium. 2010;15:279-281.Abstract
Not like other trees species, Indian sandalwood (S. album) nurseries needs more space due to the requirement of spaces for seedling hosts and field hosts in addition to the space required for the sandalwood seedlings. Therefore the number of seedlings that can be raised in a sandalwood nursery is comparatively low. Moreover, sandalwood seeds can be obtained only twice per year and due to those reasons, storage of seeds becomes a necessity. The dried sandalwood seeds are mostly stored in cotton bags. The aim of the current study was to identify the change of germination rate with the storage period under the above mentioned storage method. For this purpose, seeds collected soon after falling to the ground were stored in cotton bags after preliminary cleaning. Then the seeds were germinated on weekly basis after a pre-treatment with 0.05% gibberelic acid (GA3). Water was used instead of GA3 for the control experiment. As the storage time increased it was observed that the number of seeds germinated decreased. The maximum germination percentage of >80% was observed when the storage period was 3 weeks. Germination of 50% was achieved at the 7th week of storage and the germination rate was zero percent after 28 weeks of storage under the GA3 treatment. The control experiment indicated comparatively a lower germination rate than the treatment with the GA3.
Lankathillake MA, Subasinghe SMCUP. Changes of nutrient contents of teak seedlings (Tectona grandis Linn. f.) under different compost treatments. International Annual Forestry and Environment Symposium. 2010;15:259-264.Abstract
The present study was conducted to identify the changes in nutrient contents in teak seedlings with the application of different types of nutrients along with compost. Compost was applied as compost alone, compost with calcium (Dolomite), with phosphorus (Triple Supper Phosphate, i.e, TSP) and with both calcium and phosphorus (Dolomite and TSP). In order to identify the nutrient changes; nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and calcium concentrations in leaves of teak seedlings under different treatments were analysed before and after 3 months of compost application. According to the results, nitrogen content in leaves of all treatments after 3 months of application were lower than that in leaves before the application of compost. The differences in phosphorus and potassium concentrations in leaves were the highest when compost was applied with TSP. The highest magnesium concentration was also observed under compost treatment with TSP. Among all the treatments, higher calcium differences were observed when compost was applied with both TSP and Dolomite, compost with Dolomite and compost with TSP respectively. The above observations showed that the application of different types of compost affect the nutrient contents of teak plants in different manner. However, application of compost with TSP showed the highest amounts of both potassium and magnesium amounts and a higher calcium amounts in plants.
and Kanthilatha W. S. P. Y. N., Chandimal K. M. YASGG. Comparison of reconstructed stature of prehistoric populations in Bellan-bandi Palassa and Sigiriya-Potana in Sri Lanka. 50th Anniversary Academic Conference. 2009;Paper 26.
Global economic problems: peace and environment. Poster Presentation, 50th Anniversary Academic Conference, 11-12 December, 2009. 2009:23-24.
Understanding the proper role of the state to enhance economic development and control of present global economic crisis. 50th Anniversary Academic Conference, 10-12 December, 2009. 2009:36-37.
Comparison of stature of Bellan-bandi Palassa man with historic, vadda and present population. Second research sessions of the Royal Asiatic Society. 2008.
Perera HSC, Kuruppuarachchi D. Contribution of Shared Knowledge to Enhance Manufacturing Performance. National Conference-SLIIT. 2008.
Reanalysis of the Minimum Number of Individuals at Bellan-bandi Palassa prehistoric site using skeletal remains. Proceedings of the 64th Annual Session of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. 2008;Paper 117.
The Role of the State of Sri Lanka in the Context of Selected Asian Countries . Fifth International Conference on Business Management. 2008:550-565.
Reconstruction of stature from fragmented skeletal remains of a prehistoric population in Bellan-bandi Palassa in Sabaragamuwa Province. Proceedings of the 63rd Annual Session of the Sri Lanka Association for the . 2007;Paper 79.
Mawella IJ. Realism as a Landmark in American Literature. Proceeding of the10th American Studies International Conference. 2007.
Mawella IJ. Realism as a Landmark in American Literature. 10th American Studies International Conference, Area Study Centre for Africa, North and South America. 2007.
Leca JB, Gunst N, Nahallage CA, Huffman MA. Stone handling as a behavioral tradition in Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata): Charting inter-and intra-group diversity and investigating ecological and socio-demographic contexts of transmission. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY. 2007;69:77-77.