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Professor Jayanthi P. Edirisinghe (Nee Witanachchi) - Emeritus Professor
 
Office Address : 

Department of Zoology,
Faculty of Science,
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya (20400),

Sri Lanka.

Email :
   jpediri@pdn.ac.lk
Telephone : 
   +94 81 239 (4472) (Office)
   +94 81 238 8153 (Res.)
Personal Website :  
 

Educational /Professional Qualifications :

  • PhD :(Entomology)- University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  • B.Sc :(Hons.) (Zoology) – University of Ceylon, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Positions Held (Selected) :

  • Professor of Applied Zoology / Senior Lecturer- Dept. of Zoology, Univ. of Peradeniya.
  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - Dept. of Zoology, University of Sri Jayawardenapura.
  • Assistant in Zoology – Dept. National Museums, Colombo.
  • Membership & Awards (Selected):

  • National Science Foundation Fellowship -2010
  • Presidential Awards -2009 & 2008
  • National Science Foundation Merit Award for Scientific Excellence -2006
  • Fulbright- Hays Senior Fellowship -2000
  • Royal Society Inter-Country Fellowship- 1996
  • Colombo Plan Scholarship to Australia -1976
  • National Academy of Sri Lanka- Fellow
  • Royal Entomological Society , UK- Fellow
  • Research Interests (Research Fields/ Projects):

  • Taxonomy of selected insect groups- Aphids, Bees, Wasps, Thrips & Termites
  • Biological control & Biology of Cockroaches, Aphid, Brinjal pod borer & parasitoids
  • Forest Entomology- Mahogany shoot borer
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