Publications by Type: Journal Article

2017
U SRMS, C KBMA, WTPSK S, C JG. In Vitro Propagation of Kaempferia Galanga (Zingiberaceae) and Comparison of Larvicidal Activity and Phytochemical Identities of Rhizomes of Tissue Cultured and Naturally Grown Plants. Journal of Applied Biotechnology & Bioengineering [Internet]. 2017;2(4). Publisher's VersionAbstract
Vegetative propagation of K. galanga Linn (Zingiberaceae) cannot fulfill the current demand for planting material and tissue culture offers an alternative means for mass propagation. Experiments were carried out on propagation of plants through direct organogenesis and comparison of larvicidal activity and phytochemicals present in rhizome of natural and tissue cultured plants in order to confirm the potential use of tissue cultured plants as an alternative to natural plants in commercial scale productions. In vitro shoot induction was optimized with rhizomee bud explants grown on MS medium supplemented with 2.0 mg/L Benzyl amino purine (BAP) and 0.5 mg/L IAA (Indole-3-acetic acid). MS medium supplement with 1.0 mg/L IAA and 0.2 mg/L Indol-3-butric acid (IBA) was identified as the best medium for root induction. Rooted plantlets were acclimatized successfully (100%) in a mixture of soil: sand: compost (1: 1: 1). Hexane found to be a better solvent for extraction of phytochemicals over methanol and the 50% hexane extract showed the highest larvicidal activity against the fourth instar larvae of A. aegypti. GC-MS analysis revealed the existence of the nine key compounds in both samples tested confirming the possibility of using tissue cultured plants as a substitute for natural plants in medicinal purposes.
Kumarathilaka P, Vithanage M. Influence of Gliricidia sepium Biochar on Attenuate Perchlorate-Induced Heavy Metal Release in Serpentine Soil. Journal of Chemistry. 2017;2017.
Wijekoon WAS. The Influence of Robots on the Human Society. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research (IJHSSR). 2017;3(III).
Ilankoon IMPS, Goonewardena CSE, Fernandopulle RC, Perera PPR. An Insight to How Estate Women in Sri Lanka Manage Abnormal Vaginal Discharge. Iranian journal of public health. 2017;46(2):268.
Mayakaduwa SS, Herath I, Sik Ok Y, Mohan D, Vithanage M. Insights into aqueous carbofuran removal by modified and non-modified rice husk biochars. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 2017;24(29):22755-22763.
Silva DPHHPN, Lanel GHJ, Perera MTM. Integer Quadratic Programming (IQP) Model for Cut Order. International Organization of Scientific Research-Journal of Mathematics (IOSR-JM) [Internet]. 2017;13(2):76-80. Publisher's Version
Diddeniya SIAP, Gunasinghe HN, Rathnayaka KASV, Wanniarachchi WKIL. Integrating iRobot-Arduino-Kinect Systems: An Educational Voice and Keyboard Operated Wireless Mobile Robot. International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Technology. 2017;6:188–192.
Vithanage M, Wijesekara H, Mayakaduwa SS. Isolation, purification and analysis of dissolved organic carbon from Gohagoda uncontrolled open dumpsite leachate, Sri Lanka. Environmental technology. 2017;38(13-14):1610-1618.
Adikaram. M, Pitawala A, Ishiga H, Jayawardana D. I–P2O5 diagrams as an indicator of depositional environment in marine sediments: preliminary findings (Sri Lanka). Environmental Earth Sciences. 2017.
Vidanapathirana MN, Varothayan S, Vilochani DC, Wangmo C, Jayakody H. Knowledge and attitudes on gender equality and their correlates among the second year students of University of Colombo. Ceylon Journal of Medical Science. 2017;54:35–43.
Wathukarage A, Herath I, Iqbal MCM, Vithanage M. Mechanistic understanding of crystal violet dye sorption by woody biochar: implications for wastewater treatment. Environmental geochemistry and health. 2017:1-15.
Bundschuh J, Maity JP, Mushtaq S, Vithanage M, Seneweera S, Schneider J, Bhattacharya P, Khan NI, Hamawand I, Guilherme LRG. Medical geology in the framework of the sustainable development goals. Science of the Total Environment. 2017.
Fernando GWAR, Liyanage PLCL, Rajapaksha AU, Vithanage M. Medical geology of endemic goiter in Kalutara, Sri Lanka; distribution and possible causes. Environmental Geochemistry and Health. 2017:1-11.
Fernando GWAR, Liyanage PLCL, Rajapaksha AU, Vithanage M. Medical geology of endemic goiter in Kalutara, Sri Lanka; distribution and possible causes. Environmental geochemistry and health. 2017;39:1501–1511.
Weerasundara L, Amarasekara RWK, Magana-Arachchi DN, Ziyath AM, Karunaratne DGGP, Goonetilleke A, Vithanage M. Microorganisms and heavy metals associated with atmospheric deposition in a congested urban environment of a developing country: Sri Lanka. Science of the Total Environment. 2017;584:803-812.
Jayawardhana Y, Mayakaduwa SS, Kumarathilaka P, Gamage S, Vithanage M. Municipal solid waste-derived biochar for the removal of benzene from landfill leachate. Environmental Geochemistry and Health. 2017:1-15.
Adikari AMSB, Ganegoda NGC, Wanniarachchi WKIL. Non-Contact Human Body Parameter Measurement Based on Kinect Sensor. IOSR Journals (IOSR Journal of Computer Engineering). 2017;19:80–85.
Thathsara SKT, P.L.A.T. Cooray, Mudiyanselage TK, Kottegoda N, Ratnaweera DR. A novel Fe-La-Ce tri-metallic composite for the removal of fluoride ions from aqueous media. Journal of Environmental Management [Internet]. 2017;207:387-395. Publisher's Version
Optimal Public Debt and Size of the Public Sector: Evidence from Developed and Developing Countries including South Asia. Sri Lanka Economic Journal . 2017;14(1):56-73.
Madurya Adikaram, Pitawala A, Ishiga H, Jayawardhana D. Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction of Quaternary Sedimentationin Eastern Sri Lanka: An Ichnological Study. Journal of Geological Society of India. 2017.

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