C. Shantha Hettiarachchi Bandara
Lecturer (Probationary)
 

Office Address: 

Department of Geography,
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka.

 Email: 
  shantha@pdn.ac.lkshantha00@gamil.com
Telephone: 

+94 812392672 (Office)

Personal Website: 
 
Biography:
  • Ms. Shantha Hettiarachchi Bandara is currently working as a Lecturer (Probationary) in the Department of Geography. She did herB.Sc. Special degree in Botany at the Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya in 2006. She is currently reading for her Ph.D. She had her primary and secondary education at Girls’ High School, Kandy
Educational Qualifications:
  • B.Sc( Botany Special ) University of Peradeniya ( 2006 )
  • Ph.D ( Pending)
Appointments (Selected) :
Memberships & Awards :
  • Associate Member – Institute of Biology, Sri Lanka (IOB)
  • Member – Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science (SLAAS)
  • Life Member – Alumni Association of University of Peradeniya (AAUP)
  • Life Member – University of Peradeniya Science Alumni Association (UPSAA)
  • Member – Young Researchers’ Forum, Post Graduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya (YRF)
  • Member –European Federation of Biotechnology
  • Member – Young Scientist’s Association of Sri Lanka
  • Research Studentship 2008 - National Science Foundation , Sri Lanka
  • Research Studentship 2011 - National Research Council , Sri Lanka
  • Travel Grant 2013 – National Science Foundation , Sri Lanka
  • Travel Grant 2013 – National Research Council , Sri Lanka
Research Intersests :
  • Biogeography, Botany, Microbiology (Rhizobiology), Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
Research Publications :
  • 1. Hettiarachchi*, C.S., Saravana Kumar, P., Abayasekara, C.L., Rajapakse, S. and Kulasooriya, S.A (2013).Development of Rhizobial inoculants which can reduce chemical fertilizer use in Glycine max (Soybean) cultivation of Sri Lanka. 18th International Congress on Nitrogen Fixation, Miyazaki, Japan 14 – 18 October, 2013,140 pp
  • 2. Hettiarachchi*, C.S., , Abayasekara, C.L., Rajapakse, S.,Kulasooriya, and S.A, Saravana Kumar, P.(2013) Screening of stress tolerant rhizobial isolates from wild legumes growing in the southern coastal region of Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Sessions of the Institute of Biology, Sri Lanka September 2013, 49 pp.
  • 3. Hettiarachchi*, C.S., Saravana Kumar, P., Abayasekara, C.L., Rajapakse, S., Kulasooriya, S.A., Ekanayake, E.M.H.G.S., and Kumara, R.K.G.K (2013).Response of Glycine max to inoculation with rhizobial strains isolated from crop wild relatives of Vignaspp., Crotalaria spp. and Mimosa spp. Jaffna University International Research Conference (JUICE), Jaffna University, Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Accepted for a full paper.
  • 4. Ranasinghe, K.N.K, Hettiarachchi, C.S, Rajapakse, S. (2013). pH and Salinity tolerance and genetic diversity of Rhizobia in Puereriaphaseoloides from three climatic zones of Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the Annual Research Sessions, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka July, 2013, Vol. 17, 246 pp.
  • 5. Hettiarachchi*, C.S., Saravana Kumar, P., Abayasekara, C.L., Kulasooriya, S.A., Ekanayake, E.M.H.G.S., and Kumara, R.K.G.K (2012). Response of Glycine max to inoculation with rhizobial strains isolated from crop wild relatives of Vignaspp., Crotalaria spp. and Mimosaspp (2012). Jaffna University International Research Conference (JUICE), Jaffna University, Jaffna, Sri Lanka, 20 - 21 July 2012, 181 pp.
  • 6. Hettiarachchi*,C.S, P. Saravana Kumar, C.L. Abayasekara, S.A. Kulasooriya , S. Rajapakse, , E.M.H.G.S. Ekanayake and R.K.G.K. Kosala (2012) Response of Green gram (Vignaradiata) to inoculation with rhizobial isolates from Crotalaria spp., Mimosa spp. and wild relatives of Vigna spp. 16th Australian Nitrogen Fixation conference, Q station, Manly, Sydney, Australia, 24 -27 June 2012, 42 pp.
  • 7. Hettiarachchi*,C.S.,P. Saravana Kumar, C. L. Abayasekara, E.M.H.G.S. EkanayakeR.K.G.K. Kosala and S. A. Kulasooriya (2011) Response of crop Vignaradiata inoculated with Rhizobial strains isolated from crop wild relatives of Vigna spp. and Mimosa spp. Proceedings of the Annual Research Sessions, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka November, 2011, Vol. 16 , Part I, 182 pp.
  • 8. Hettiarachchi*,C.S., P. Saravana Kumar, C. L. Abayasekaraand S. A. Kulasooriya (2011) Cross inoculating ability of rhizobia from wild non edible legumes on Vignaradiata,Vignamungo and Glycine max ., Proc 67th SLAAS Annual Sessions, Part I Abstracts: 417/D, 59 pp.
  • 9. Hettiarachchi*,C.S.,P. Saravana Kumar, C.L. Abayasekara, R.K.G.K. Kosala Kumara, E.M.H.G.S. Ekanayake and S. A. Kulasooriya (2010) Cross inoculation response of Vignaradiata and Vignamungo with rhizobia from wild non edible legumes. Proceedings of the Annual Research Sessions, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka December 2010, Vol. 15-Part I, 296-298 pp.
  • 10. Silva, M.L.,C.S. Hettiarachchi, S. Rajapakse (2010) Molecular diversity of mesorhizobial populations of Mimosa pudica found in Peradeniya University park. Proceeding of the Annual Research Sessions, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka December 2010 Vol. 15-Part I, 470-472 pp.
  • 11. AnuradhaMedawatte, BandaraEkanayake, DhanushkaWickramarathne, Shantha Hettiarachchi, KushanTennakoon, SumedhaMadawala, ThilankaGunaratne, NimalGunatilleke and SavitriGunatilleke (2009), An Ecotour Peradeniya to Illukkumbura, Knuckles, Department of Botany andPostgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, Founded by Darwin Initiative Programme.
  • 12. Hettiarachchi*,C.S.,P. Saravana Kumar, E.M.H.G.S. EkanayakeR.K.G.K. Kosala and S. A. Kulasooriya (2009) Screening of indigenous rhizobia isolated from root nodules of Crotalaria and Mimosa for their infectivity and effectiveness. Proc. Peradeniya University Research Sessions, Sri Lanka. I: 168
  • 13. Hettiarachchi*,C.S.,P. Saravana Kumar, E.M.H.G.S. Ekanayake and S. A. Kulasooriya (2009) Screening of indigenous rhizobia as potential inoculants bacteria for legumes crop cultivation. First National symposium on Natural Resources Management NRM 2009. Department of Natural Resources, Sabaragamuwa University Sri Lanka. 72
  • 14. Hettiarachchi*,C.S.,P. Saravana Kumar and S. A. Kulasooriya (2009 )Development of a culture collection of indigenous rhizobia in Sri Lanka: Isolation and authentication of certain strains. Abstract 425/D, Proc 65th SLAAS Annual Sessions, Part I Abstracts: 90.
  • 15. Hettiarachchi*,C.S.,R. M. S. Ratnayake, P. Saravana Kumar & S. A. Kulasooriya (2008) Physiological and molecular characterization of Rhizobium strains isolated from five root-nodulating species of legumes of Sri Lanka. Proc. Peradeniya University Research Sessions, Sri Lanka December 2008.
  • 16. Hettiarachchi*,C.S.,R. M. S. Ratnayake and S. A. Kulasooriya (2006) Characterization of Rhizobium strains nodulating some legumes endemic to Sri Lanka. Proc. Peradeniya University Research Sessions, Sri Lanka. 11:140
  • Gene Bank submission
  • 1. Hettiarachchi*,C.S, P. Saravana Kumar, S. Rajapakse, C.L. Abayasekara and S.A. Kulasooriya, Rhizobium 16SrRNA, partial cds.. Accession No: KF008220
  • 2. Hettiarachchi*,C.S, P. Saravana Kumar, S. Rajapakse, C.L. Abayasekara and S.A. Kulasooriya, Rhizobium 16SrRNA, partial cds.. Accession No: KF008221
  • 3. Hettiarachchi*,C.S, P. Saravana Kumar, S. Rajapakse, C.L. Abayasekara and S.A. Kulasooriya, Rhizobium 16SrRNA, partial cds.. Accession No: KF008222
  • 4. Hettiarachchi*,C.S, P. Saravana Kumar, S. Rajapakse, C.L. Abayasekara and S.A. Kulasooriya, Rhizobium 16SrRNA, partial cds.. Accession No: KF008223
  • 5. Hettiarachchi*,C.S, P. Saravana Kumar, S. Rajapakse, C.L. Abayasekara and S.A. Kulasooriya, Rhizobium 16SrRNA, partial cds.. Accession No: KF008224
  • 6. Hettiarachchi*,C.S, P. Saravana Kumar, S. Rajapakse, C.L. Abayasekara and S.A. Kulasooriya, Rhizobium 16SrRNA, partial cds.. Accession No: KF008225
  • 7. Hettiarachchi*,C.S, P. Saravana Kumar, S. Rajapakse, C.L. Abayasekara and S.A. Kulasooriya, Rhizobium 16SrRNA, partial cds.. Accession No: KF008226
  • 8. Hettiarachchi*,C.S, P. Saravana Kumar, S. Rajapakse, C.L. Abayasekara and S.A. Kulasooriya, Rhizobium 16SrRNA, partial cds.. Accession No: KF008227
  • 9. Hettiarachchi*,C.S, P. Saravana Kumar, S. Rajapakse, C.L. Abayasekara and S.A. Kulasooriya, Rhizobium 16SrRNA, partial cds.. Accession No: KF008228
  • 10. Hettiarachchi*,C.S, P. Saravana Kumar, S. Rajapakse, C.L. Abayasekara and S.A. Kulasooriya, Rhizobium 16SrRNA, partial cds.. Accession No: KF008229
  • 11. Hettiarachchi*,C.S, P. Saravana Kumar, S. Rajapakse, C.L. Abayasekara and S.A. Kulasooriya, Rhizobium 16SrRNA, partial cds.. Accession No: KF008230
  • 12. Hettiarachchi*,C.S, P. Saravana Kumar, S. Rajapakse, C.L. Abayasekara and S.A. Kulasooriya, Rhizobium 16SrRNA, partial cds.. Accession No: KF008231
  • 13. Hettiarachchi*,C.S, P. Saravana Kumar, S. Rajapakse, C.L. Abayasekara and S.A. Kulasooriya, Rhizobium 16SrRNA, partial cds.. Accession No: KF008232
  • 14. Hettiarachchi*,C.S, P. Saravana Kumar, S. Rajapakse, C.L. Abayasekara and S.A. Kulasooriya, Rhizobium 16SrRNA, partial cds.. Accession No: KF008233
  • 15. Hettiarachchi*,C.S, P. Saravana Kumar, S. Rajapakse, C.L. Abayasekara and S.A. Kulasooriya, Rhizobium 16SrRNA, partial cds.. Accession No: KF008234
  • 16. Hettiarachchi*,C.S, P. Saravana Kumar, S. Rajapakse, C.L. Abayasekara and S.A. Kulasooriya, Rhizobium 16SrRNA, partial cds.. Accession No: KF008235
  • 17. Hettiarachchi*,C.S, P. Saravana Kumar, S. Rajapakse, C.L. Abayasekara and S.A. Kulasooriya, Rhizobium 16SrRNA, partial cds.. Accession No: KF008236
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