Publications by Type: Journal Article

Kumarathilaka P, Jayaweera V, Wijesekara H, Kottegoda IRM, Rosa SRD, Vithanage M. Insights into Starch Coated Nanozero Valent Iron-Graphene Composite for Cr (VI) Removal from Aqueous Medium. Journal of Nanomaterials. 2016;2016.
Etampawala T, Mull DL, Keum JK, Jenkins DM, Dadmun M. Insights into the Morphology and Kinetics of Growth of Silver Metal–Organic Nanotubes. Crystal Growth & Design. 2016;16(3):1395-1403.
Vithanage M, Herath I, Joseph S, Bundschuh J, Bolan N, Sik Ok Y, Kirkham MB, Rinklebe J. Interaction of arsenic with biochar in soil and water: A critical review. Carbon. 2016.
Mayakaduwa SS, Vithanage M, Karunarathna A, Mohan D, Sik Ok Y. Interface interactions between insecticide carbofuran and tea waste biochars produced at different pyrolysis temperatures. Chemical Speciation & Bioavailability. 2016;28(1-4):110-118.
Amarasekera HS, Venukasan T. Investigation of Properties of Rubber Wood Related to Solid Wood Flooring. Proceedings of International Forestry and Environment Symposium [Internet]. 2016;21. Publisher's VersionAbstract
A large scale solid wood flooring factory is to be established in Sri Lanka. On the planning stage of this industry it was found that information on wood properties of local timbers such as Hevea brasiliensis for wood flooring are not available. Hence, the present study has been conducted to gather data on selected wood properties of Rubber wood and how the wood quality changes with growth rate of trees.Hevea brasiliensis 35 year old trees were selected from three size classes: suppressed, co-dominant and dominant. Sample disks were removed at top (80%), middle (50%) and breast height of the log length. Radial variations were also studied at percentage distances from pith to bark.Wood quality was assessed by ring specific gravity. Ring width remained more or less constant from pith towards bark with slight decrease towards the bark indicating the uniform growth rate. However no specific variation was observed in ring specific gravity. This radial variation of growth rate and specific gravity was similar in all three size classes. Application of Rubber wood as solid wood elements for flooring was experimentally assessed by hardness to loads applied to the wood and specific gravity. The mean specific gravity of suppressed, co-dominant and dominant trees were 0.564, 0.629 and 0.631 respectively indicating that the specific gravity of Rubber wood lies within the required standard for flooring which is 0.5-0.75. In the hardness test, it was observed that all three size classes generally show a gradual increase in hardness from pith towards bark. The values of average hardness of suppressed, co dominant and dominant trees were 341 kgf, 405 kgf and 433 kgf, hence co dominant and dominant trees have hardness values above 400 kgf, the standard value for wood flooring. These results indicate that Hevea brasiliensis has wood properties which are within European standard and Indian standard for manufacture of wooden flooring.
Herath I, Weerasundara L, Vithanage M, Kumarathilaka P, Achinthya SS, Mayakaduwa SS, Bandara T, Jayawardhana Y. Iodine in commercial edible iodized salts and assessment of iodine exposure in Sri Lanka. Archives of Public Health. 2016;74(1):21.
Sumaiya I, Pathmalal M, De Silva BGDNK, Welgamage A, Edwards C, Lawton LA. Isolation and characterization of microcystin-degrading bacteria from two water bodies in Sri Lanka. 2016.
Vithanage M, Mayakaduwa SS, Herath I, Sik Ok Y, Mohan D. Kinetics, thermodynamics and mechanistic studies of carbofuran removal using biochars from tea waste and rice husks. Chemosphere. 2016;150:781-789.
Ahmad M, Sik Ok Y, Rajapaksha AU, Lim JE, Kim B-Y, Ahn J-H, Lee YH, Al-Wabel MI, Lee S-E, Lee SS. Lead and copper immobilization in a shooting range soil using soybean stover-and pine needle-derived biochars: Chemical, microbial and spectroscopic assessments. Journal of hazardous materials. 2016;301:179–186.
Herath I, Kumarathilaka P, Al-Wabel MI, Abduljabbar A, Ahmad M, Usman ARA, Vithanage M. Mechanistic modeling of glyphosate interaction with rice husk derived engineered biochar. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials. 2016;225:280-288.
Vidanapathirana M. Medico-legal Issues Leveled against Forensic Physicians in Pre-screening of Detainees. Glob J Nurs Forensic Stud. 2016;1:e103.
Gunathilake KM, Vidanapathirana M. Medico-Legal Issues of a Leech Bite in a Premenarcheal Child. Anuradhapura Medical Journal. 2016;10.
Groucutt HS, Breeze P, Drake NA, Jennings R, Parton A, White T, Shipton C, Clark-Balzan L, Al-Omari A, Cuthbertson P, et al. The Middle Palaeolithic of the Nejd, Saudi Arabia. Journal of Field Archaeology [Internet]. 2016;41:131-147. Publisher's Version
Chua JSA, Malavige GN, Chang T, Ng ML. Minimisation study of dengue prognostic biomarker panel test. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2016:434.
Jayawardana DT, Tharanga Udagedara, A A M P Silva, Pitawala HMTGA, Madurya Adikaram. Mixing geochemistry of cold water around non-volcanic thermal springs in high-grade metamorphic terrain, Sri Lanka. Chemie der Erde - Geochemistry ·. 2016.
Perera MTM, Lanel GHJ. A Model to Optimize University Course Timetable Using Graph Coloring and Integer Linear Programming. IOSR Journal of Mathematics (IOSR-JM) [Internet]. 2016;12(5):13-18. Publisher's Version
Dissanayake DMREA, Chathuranga PKD, Perera PI, Vithanage M, Iqbal MCM. Modeling of Pb (II) adsorption by a fixed-bed column. Bioremediation Journal. 2016;20(3):194-208.
Leca J-B, Gunst N, Pelletier AN, Vasey PL, Nahallage CAD, Watanabe K, Huffman MA. A multidisciplinary view on cultural primatology: behavioral innovations and traditions in Japanese macaques. Primates. 2016:1-6.
Pathmalal M, Mahagamage MGYL, Chinthaka SDM. Multivariate analysis of physico-chemical and microbial parameters of surface water in Kelani river basin. 2016.
Vithanage MS, Jayawardhana BMYB, Weerasundara L, Kumarathilaka P, Sewwandi GN. Municipal solid waste biochar to remediate its own waste; removal of dissolve organic carbon and volatile organic compounds in landfill leachate. 2016.