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Botany

Name

Prof. G.A.D. Perera

Chair and Professor of Botany

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About Me

Positions Held

Member of the Board of Management of the Postgraduate Institute of Science (PGIS), Peradeniya, Sri Lanka - (September, 2009 to September 2016)

Chairperson of the Board of Study in Plant Sciences, Postgraduate Institute of Science (PGIS), Peradeniya, Sri Lanka - (September, 2009 to September, 2016)

Editor-in-Chief, Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences), published by the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka - (May, 2012 to Dec., 2015)

Head of the Department of Botany, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka - (September, 2009 October, 2015)

Congress Chair of the Research Congress, 2015 of the Postgraduate Institute of Science, Peradeniya

Faculty Coordinator of the HETC W4 – Quality Innovative Grants (QIG) project, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka - (May, 2013 to May 2014)

Thematic coordinator of the Activity 4: Ethnic cohesion of the HETC – University Development Grants (UDG) project, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka - (June, 2012 to May, 2014)

Warden of the Hilda Obeyesekara Halls, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka - (2009)

Senior Treasurer of the Botanical Society, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka - (1999 - 2005)

President of the USTA-P, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka - (2004/2005)

General Secretary of the University Science Teachers’ Association – Peradeniya (USTA-P), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka - (2004/2005)

General Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Alumni Association of the University of Peradeniya (AAUP), Peradeniya, Sri Lanka - (2003/2004)

Senior Student Counsellor of the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka - (1999)

Ongoing Research and Projects

Characterization of ecological, biochemical and genetic features of Sri Lankan Cycad species.

Regeneration of tropical montane cloud forests in the Horton Plains National Park, Sri Lanka

Diversity and distribution of Trentapohliales algae in Sri Lanka

Cultural implications of Abhayagiri Monastery, Sri Lanka (palynological investigation)

Memberships & Awards

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Fulbright Research Fellowship - 2016

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Member of the young scientists’ forum and a group leader of the National Science and Technology Commission (NASTEC), Ministry of Science and Technology, Sri Lanka since 2001

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Life member of the Institute of Biology, Sri Lanka since 2000

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Overseas Development Administration (ODA) Fellowship – 1993

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Life member of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLASS), Sri Lanka since 1993

Teaching