D e p a r t m e n t   o f

Molecular Biology & Biotechnology


Dr. Chandima Dhanapala

Senior Lecturer

B.Sc. (Perad.), M.Sc. (Saga, Japan), Ph.D. (CMB)

Academic Staff Home  

About Me

Positions Held

Senior Student Counselor - (2017 to 2021)

Member of Safety committee, Faculty of Science - (2017 to 2021)

Member of Environmental Management Committee, Faculty of Science - (2017 to date)

Member of Web Developing committee, Faculty of Science - (2017 to date)

Ongoing Research and Projects

Identification and characterization of type of mutation present in three Sri Lankan dwarf rice varieties

Expression of a some Aux/IAA genes in rice during Salicylic Acid treatment and Rice Blast Infectionn

The effect of salt stress on expression of some Aux/IAA genes in different rice varieties in Sri Lanka

Expression of a few Aux/IAA genes in some selected rice varieties under the stress induced by Mannitol and Polyethylene Glycol

Analysis of genetic diversity and population structure of Colletotricum sp. on different fruit and vegetables in Sri Lankan market

Genetic diversity of potential strains of Trichoderma isolates for biological control

Isolation and identification of few helo-tolerant fungi in food

Memberships & Awards


Japanese Government Monbukagakusho Scholarship (2001- 2003)


World Bank HETC Scholarship (2011- 2015)