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Prof. Rupika Subashini Rajakaruna

Professor of Applied Zoology

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About Me

Positions Held

President/AAUP (Alumni Association of the University of Peradeniya)

Member of the Committee on Sexual and Gender-based Harassment and Violence at the University of Peradeniya

Chairperson, Board of Study in Zoological Sciences, PGIS, University of Peradeniya

Head, Department of Zoology, University of Peradeniya

Member of Board of Discipline, University of Peradeniya

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Faculty Coordinator/International Research Centre (InRc), University of Peradeniya

Deputy Proctor/Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya

Member of the Physical Education and Sports Advisory Committee of the University of Peradeniya

Warden, Ramanathan Hall, University of Peradeniya

Member, Editorial Board, Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Science)

Member, Editorial Board, Open Ecology Journal, Bentham Science Publishers 

Member, National Bioethics Committee, National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka

Deputy Coordinator, World Bank Project on Improving Relevance and  Quality of Undergraduate Education (IRQUE) Project, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya

Ongoing Research and Projects

Disease ecology of tick borne diseases

Lethal and sublethal effects of pesticides and parasites on amphibians

Sea turtle conservation

Memberships & Awards


President’s Awards for Research 2014, 2011, 2010 & 2008


National Research Council Merit Award for Scientific Publications 2013


Award for Excellence in Scientific Research, Young Scientists Forum (YSF), National Science and Technology Commission (NASTEC) Sri Lanka 2010


Merit Certificate for Research, Young Scientists Forum (YSF), National Science and Technology Commission (NASTEC) Sri Lanka 2009


Fellow of the Graduate School, School of Graduate Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland in recognition of continued academic excellence throughout the Ph.D. 2002