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Prof. W.A. Priyanka .P. De Silva

Professor in Zoology

B.Sc., M.Phil. (Perad.), Ph.D. (Texas Tech, USA)

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About Me

Positions Held

Faculty Project Coordinator - AHEAD -ELTA ELSE - (Since 2020)

Secretory, Board of Study in Science Education, PGIS - (since 2018)

Senior Student Counselor, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, since - (2015 -2018)

Warden, Ramanathan Girls Hostel, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka - (since 2016-2019)

Coordinator for the Science Education Program (Biology Component), Post Graduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, - (since 2016)

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Center Coordinator of the National Biology Olympiad Examination conducted by the Institute of Biology, Sri Lanka - (2015, -2017)

Coordinator for the Foundation courses (Biology component), Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka - (2016)

Ongoing Research and Projects

Species diversity, abundance and distribution of frog-biting mosquitoes in Wet and Dry Zones of Sri Lanka 

(Nagao Environment Foundation, Japan – 2016 -2017)

Host specificity and vector potential of Uranotaenia mosquitoes in Sri Lanka 

(National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka (2016 to 2018)

Insecticide Resistance and resistance mechanisms of mosquito vectors

Abundance, distribution and special preferences of bird biting mosquitoes of Sri Lanka

 (UNIVERSITY GRANT -51/ S (2016-2017)

Insect growth regulators and and control of dengue vector mosquitoes

Applications of nanotechnology in mosquito control

Memberships & Awards


Animal Behavior Society (2012- present)


Entomological Society of America (2012 to present)


Society for the Study of Evolution (2012-2014) West Texas Women in Science (2012-2014)


Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (Life Member) University of Peradeniya


Science Alumni Association UPSAA (Life Member) Texas Tech University, Alumni association (Life Member)


Presedential Awards for Scientific Publications 2008


Presidential Awards for scientific Publications 2015


Presidential Awards for Scientific Publications 2017


National Science Foundation Research Grant 2016


National Research Council Research Grant 2016