D e p a r t m e n t   o f

Botany

Name

Dr. N. Suranjith Gama-Arachchige

Senior Lecturer

B.Sc. (Perad.), Ph.D. (Kentucky, USA)

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About Me

Positions Held

Senior Lecturer/Department of Botany, University of Peradeniya - (2016- present)

Lecturer (probationary)/Department of Botany, University of Peradeniya - (2013- 2016)

Teaching Assistant/University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA - (2009 - 2013)

Secretary/Board of Study in Environmental Sciences, Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya - (2017-Present)

Secretary/Ethical Clearance Committee, Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya - (2014- 2019)

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Co-coordinator/ MSc in Environmental Sciences, Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Perdeniya - (2017-present)

Chairman/Ethical Clearance Committee, Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya - (2019-Present)

Deputy-Proctor/Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya - (2019-2020)

Chairman/Vigilant Committee, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya - (2019-2020)

Ongoing Research and Projects

Seed vigor testing of traditional and developed rice varieties of Sri Lanka

Development of a low cost seed vigor testing procedure for crop seeds of Sri Lanka to test seed germination and seedling vigor

Effect of seed treatments on germination and vigor of Sri Lankan paddy seeds

Seed biology of endemic palms of Sri Lanka

Thermal requirement for dormancy break in seeds with physical dormancy

Role of smoke water and KAR1 on native and introduced species from fire prone habitats

Phytochemical properties and consumer acceptance of microgreens

Memberships & Awards

Membership-Award

Commendation of merit for the poster presentation at the Seed Ecology IV, International research conference (06/2013), Shenyang, China.

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Commendation of merit for the oral presentation at the Seed Ecology IV, International research conference (06/2013), Shenyang, China.

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Member of the International Society for Seed Science (ISSS)

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Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)/ 2013 -2015