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Prof. N.L.V.V. Karunaratne FRSC
 
Office Address : 

Department of Chemistry,
Faculty of Science,
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya (20400),
Sri Lanka.

Email : 
   veranjak@pdn.ac.lk
Telephone : 
   +94 81 239 (2446)
Personal Website : 
 

Educational /Professional Qualifications :

  • PhD : University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (1985)
  • BSc : University of Colombo (1978)
  • Positions Held (Selected) :

  • Professor in Chemistry
  • Membership & Awards (Selected) :

  • Research Interests :

  • Taxonomy and search for new lichen species from Sri Lanka. Isolation of biologically active natural products from tropical lichens and endemic plants. Study of insect-lichen interactions. Synthesis of dibenzofuran lichen products from common depsides.
  • Chemistry of endemic Annonaceae species.
  • Synthesis of porphyrin photosensitizers and their application in the control of disease causing mosquito larvae. Application of singlet oxygen generators in the abatement of common pollutants.
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