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Dr. Inoka Karunaratne
Office Address : 

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

Sri Lanka.

Email :
Telephone : 
   +94 81 239 (4477)
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Educational /Professional Qualifications :

  • PhD :Entomology, University of Peradeniya (2004)
  • B.Sc :(Hons.) Zoology. University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (1998)
  • Positions Held (Selected) :

  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Ceylon Journal of Science Biological Sciences
  • Center Coordinator of the National Biology Olympiad Examination conducted by the Institute of Biology
  • Member of the Pollinator Conservation Advisory Group formed by the Ministry of Environment
  • Membership & Awards (Selected):

  • NSF (National Science Foundation) Merit Awards for Scientific Excellence 2006 in the field of Environment and Biodiversity for the project on ‘Taxonomy and Ecology of Bees of Sri Lanka’.
  • Prof. Felix Prasantha Amerasinghe Postgraduate Research Award for the best research contribution in the field of Zoological Sciences (2000-2005), awarded by the Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya.
  • Postgraduate Research Publication/Presentation for the best research presentation at the 59th Annual Session of SLAAS, awarded by the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. (Award for 2002/2003).
  • Research Interests (Research Fields/ Projects):

  • Insect taxonomy (Hymenoptera)
  • Bee pollination
  • Fig-fig wasp interactions
  • Forensic Entomology
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