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Prof. Inoka Karunaratne


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

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About Me

Positions Held

Managing Editor of the Ceylon Journal of Science, University of Peradeniya - (March 2019 to date)

Assistant Managing Editor of the Ceylon Journal of Science, University of Peradeniya – since April 2018 - (April 2018 - February 2019)

Member of the curriculum revision committee, Faculty of Science – February, 2017 - (February, 2017)

Member of the Arts Council - (September 2015 to date)

Member of English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) committee  - (Since June 2013)

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Member of the Pollinator Conservation Advisory Group formed by the Ministry of Environment  - (March 2012 to date)

Central Province – University of Peradeniya Center Coordinator of the National Biology Olympiad Examination conducted by the Institute of Biology  - (2011 – 2014)

Member of the National Bioethics Committee (NBC) of the National Science Foundation  - (2006 -2008)

Ongoing Research and Projects

Life history studies of dipterans important in forensic investigations

Stingless bees of Sri Lanka: species distribution, floral hosts and threats

Memberships & Awards


Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society


Fulbright Visiting Scholar Award 2014-2015 – United States - Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission


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 Lank


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).