D e p a r t m e n t   o f

Zoology

Name

Prof. Inoka Karunaratne

Head of the Department / Professor

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

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About Me

Positions Held

Chairperson of the Student Advisory and Welfare Committee, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya - (from October 2020 – April 2021)

Head of the Department of Zoology, Faculty of Sience, University of Peradeniya - (17th February, 2021 to date)

Chairperson of the Board of Study in Zoological Science, Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya - (March 2021 to date)

Representative of the Board of Management of Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya - (March 2021 to date)

Managing Editor of the Ceylon Journal of Science, University of Peradeniya - (March 2019 to December 2020)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ongoing Research and Projects

Life history studies of dipterans important in forensic investigations

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

Contribution of pollen bees for crop pollination, their conservation and management in agricultural habitats

Memberships & Awards

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Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society

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

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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

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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.

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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).