International peer reviewed journals

  • K.G.L.R. Jayathunge, A. Stratakos, G. Delgado-Pando,I.R. Grant and A. Koidis. Impact of thermal and novel non-thermal processing technologies on quality of tomato juice-A review.Food and Bioprocess Technology(Under review).
  • K.G.L.R. Jayathunge, A. Stratakos, J.J. Lyng,I.R. Grant and A. Koidis. 'Enhancing the lycopene in vitrobioaccessibility of tomato juice using combined effect of thermal and non-thermal processing technologies. Food Chemistry. (Under review).
  • K.G.L.R. Jayathunge, W.P.S.I Perera,D.C.K. Illeperuma and M.D. Fernando. Impact of maturity stage and micro-perforation level on extending the shelf-life of minimally processed mango. Fruits. (Under review)
  • K.G.L.R. Jayathunge, I.R. Grant and A. Koidis. (2016). Integration of design of experiment, surface response methodology and multi-layer validation to predict the effect of blanching on colour of tomato juice. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation. (In press). 
  • K.G.L.R. Jayathunge, I.R. Grant, M. Linton, M.F. Patterson and A. Koidis. (2015). Impact of long-termstorage at ambient temperatures on the total quality and stability of high-pressure processed tomato juice. Innovative Food Science and Immerging Technologies. 32:1-8.
  • K.G.L.R. Jayathunge, D.K.S.N.Gunawardhana, D.C.K. Illeperuma, U.G. Chandrajith, B.M.K.S. Thilakarathne, M.D. Fernando and K.B. Palipane (2014). Physico-chemical and sensory quality of fresh cut papaya (Carica papaya) packaged in micro-perforated polyvinyl chloride containers. Journal of Food Science and Technology. 51:3918-3925. (DOI: 10.1007/s13197-013-0952-8).
  • K.G.L.R. Jayathunge, M.F. RishanaFazy, D.C.K. Illeperuma, B.M.K.S. Thilakarathne, M.D. Fernandoand K.B. Palipane. (2012). Suitability of micro-perforated PVC containers for modified atmosphere packaging of minimally processed fruit salad containing pineapple, papaya and mango.Asian Journal of Food and Agro-industry. 5(6):554-566.
  • K.G.L.R. Jayathunge, R.A.N.S. Kapilarathne, B.M.K.S. Thilakarathne, M.D.Fernando, K.B. Palipane and P.H.P. Prasanna(2012). Development of a methodology for production of dehydrated tomato powder and study the acceptability of the product Journal of Agricultural Technology. Vol. 8(2): 1460-1467.
  • K.G.L.R. Jayathunge, H.U.K.C. Prasad, M.D. Fernando and K.B. Palipane (2011). Prolonging the postharvest life of fresh papaya using modified atmosphere packaging. Journal of Agricultural Technology. Vol. 7(2): 507-518.
  • LasanthiJayathunge and ChamaraIlleperuma (2005). Extension of postharvest life of oyster mushroom using modified atmosphere packaging technique. Journal of Food Science. Vol. 70(9):E573-578.

Local –peer reviewed journals

  • U.G.Chandrajith, K.G.L.R. Jayathunge, R.M.N.A.Wijewardane and B.M.K.S.Thilakarathne. (2015). Preparation and quality evaluation of rice based cookies fortified with different herbs. Proceedings of International Symposium. University ofRajarata,Sri Lanka.
  • K.G.L.R. Jayathunge, M.D. Fernando and K.B. Palipane(2010). Development of a methodology for production of rice flour cake and study the acceptability of the product. Sri Lankan Journal of Agricultural Sciences. Vol. 47:74-80.
  • K.G.L.R. Jayathunge, N.K.A.C. Kodiweera, D.C.K. Illeperuma, M.D. Fernando and K.B. Palipane(2009). Prolonging the shelflife of freshrice noodles using chemical preservatives under ambient temperature.). Sri Lankan Journal of Agricultural Sciences. Vol. 46:94-104.
  • M.A.S. Upul Kumara, H.S. Jayawardane, K.G.L.R. Jayathunge, D.P. Senanayake and K.B. Palipane(2006). Development and performance evaluation of a dual heat dryer; a renewable energy technology for sustainable processing of agro produce. The Engineer Journal, Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka. Vol 39: 19-26.
  • L.N.M.S.R. Nishshanka, D.A.N. Dharmasena, R.W.M.R.K. Wickramasinghe, J.P. Sumanarathna and K.G.L.R. Jayathunge(2005). Fruit characterization and establishment of maturity indices for spine gourd (Momordicadioica). pp.1-9. Innovative approaches in postharvest Engineering and Technology, Agricultural Engineering Society of Sri Lanka, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • C.K. Illeperuma and K.G.L.R. Jayathunge(2004). Prolonged storage of oyster mushrooms by modified atmosphere packaging and low temperature storage. Journal of National Science Foundation Sri Lanka. 32(1&2):39-47.
  • K.G.L.R. Jayathunge and C.K. Illeperuma(2001). Extension of postharvest life of oyster mushroom under ambient conditions. Tropical Agricultural Research. Vol. 13: 78-89.
  • K.G.L.R. Jayathunge and C.K. Illeperuma(2001). Dehydration of oyster mushroom and studies on acceptability and storability of the product. Tropical Agricultural Research. Vol. 13: 69-77.
  • C.K. Illeperuma and K.G.L.R. Jayathunge(2001).Osmo-air dehydration of overripe 'Kolikuttu' banana. Journal of National Science Foundation Sri Lanka. 29(1&2):51-57.

Conference presentations (international and local conferences and symposiums)

  • Lasanthi R. Jayathunge, Irene R. Grant, Mark Linton, Margaret F. Patterson and AnastasiosKoidis. (2014). Effect of high pressure (HP) or thermal processing (TP) technologies for colour and lycopene stability of tomato juice during long term high temperature storage. 43rd Annual Food Research Conference, 10-11th Dec 2014, University College Dublin, O’Brien Centre for Science, Belfield, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Lasanthi R. Jayathunge, Irene R. Grant, Mark Linton, Margaret F. Patterson and AnastasiosKoidis. (2014). Changes in quality and safety attributes throughout long term storage of tomato juice processed by high pressure. 2nd Food integrity and traceability Conference, 08-10th April 2014, Queens University Belfast, UK.
  • U.G. Chandrajith, D.M.S.P. Bandara, K.G.L.R. Jayathunge and B.M.K.S. Thilakarathne. (2014). Development and quality evaluation of instant rice noodles, cup noodle Proceedings of the International Research Symposium on Postharvest Technology, Institute of Post Harvest Technology, Sri Lanka.  p.5-8.(ISSN 2362-0943).
  • U.G. Chandrajith, D.M.S.P. Bandara, K.G.L.R. Jayathunge and B.M.K.S. Thilakarathne. (2012). Process development of goraka (Garciniagummi-gutta) powder. Proceedings of the young scientists forum symposium of the National Science and Technology Commission, Sri Lanka.  p.59, (ISBN:978-955-8630-06-8).
  • P.M.T.G. Basnayake, Somarathna T. and K.G.L.R. Jayathunge. Development and quality evaluation of ready to use rice based curry leaf cracker. (2012). Proceedings of the Abstracts of Jaffna University International Research Conference, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka. p.7.
  • W.M.C.B. Wasala, C.R.Gunawardhna, RM.R.N.K.Rathnayake, R.M.N.A.Wijewardhana, K.G.L.R.Jayathunge, B.M.K.S.Thilakarathne and D.B.T.Wijerathne.(2012). Study on feasibility of safe packaging for economically important vegetable transportation,Proceedings of International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, held on 29th Nov.2012.
  • K.G.L.R. Jayathunge, B.M.K.S. Thilakarathne and M.D. Fernando. Formulation of ready to use “Ambulthial” spice mixture and study the acceptability of the product. (2011). Proceedings of the International Symposium of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna. p.54.
  • P.M. Hewage, K.G.L.R. Jayathunge, M.D. Fernando and B.M.K.S. Thilakarathne. Development of a preservation technique for ready to serve (RTS) fruit drinks without using preservatives. (2010). Proceedings of the international Symposium of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna. p.181.
  • A.P.M.M. Wimalasiri, K.G.L.R. Jayathungeand N.W.I.A.Jayawardana. Development of tomato powder based instant soup mixture and evaluation of the acceptability of the product. (2010). Symposium Proceedings of the Faculty of Agriculture, Rajarata University of Sri Lnaka. p.52.
  • H.S. Jayawardene, M.D. Fernando, K.G.L.R. Jayathungeand B.M.K.S. Thilakarathne. (2009). Development of rice based instant soup cubes. Proceedings of the 65th annual session of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, VidyaMandiraya, VidyaMawatha, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka. pp.21.
  • R.A.N.S. Kapilarathne, P.H.P. Prasanna and K.G.L.R. Jayathunge. Development of a method for production of dehydrated tomato powder and application in production of tomato sauce and tomato leather. (2007). Second International Symposium, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.
  • K.G.L.R. Jayathunge, M.D. Fernando and K.B. Palipane. Effect of ethanol and vacuum packaging on extending storage life of ‘Ambul’ banana at ambient temperature. (2005). pp. 116. Proceedings of the 61st annual session of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, VidyaMandiraya, VidyaMawatha, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka.
  • K.G.L.R. Jayathunge, N.K.A.C. Kodiweera, M.D. Fernando, K.B. Palipane and D.C.K. Illeperuma. Preservation of fresh rice noodles under ambient condition. (2005). pp. 119. Proceedings of the 61st annual session of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, VidyaMandiraya, VidyaMawatha, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka.
  • K.G.L.R. Jayathunge, M.D. Fernando and K.B. Palipane.  Extension of postharvest life of fresh papaya under ambient conditions using modified atmosphere packaging technique. (2003). pp.102, Proceedings of the 59th annual session of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, VidyaMandiraya, VidyaMawatha, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka.
  • K.G.Lasanthi R. Jayathunge and D.C.K. Illeperuma. Removal of Cyanogenicglucosides and dehydration of Manihotesculenta, CV Kirikawadi (Cassava). (1999). pp.78, Proceedings of the 55th annual session of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, VidyaMandiraya, VidyaMawatha, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka.

Technical Notes

  • LasanthiJayathungeand M.D. Fernando. Rice noodles for healthy life. (2007). Saubhagya. Seed Producers Association of Sri Lanka. Vol:12:29-32.
  • K.G.L.R. Jayathunge, M.D. Fernando and K.B. Palipane. IPHT Technical Note 2006-1. Development of a methodology for production of rice flour cake and study the acceptability of the product. Institute of Post Harvest Technology, Jayanthimawatha, Anuradhapura.
  • K.G.L.R. Jayathunge, M.D. Fernando and K.B. Palipane. IPHT Technical Note 2006-2. Dehulling of Kollu (Dolochosbiflorus). Institute of Post Harvest Technology, Jayanthimawatha, Anuradhapura.
  • K.G.L.R. Jayathunge, M.D. Fernando and K.B. Palipane. IPHT Technical Note 2004-1. Extension of postharvest life of fresh papaya under ambient conditions using modified atmosphere packaging technique. Institute of Post Harvest Technology, Jayanthimawatha, Anuradhapura.
  • K.G.L.R. Jayathunge, W.M.C.B. Wasala, H.M.A.P. Rathnayake, C.R. Gunawardane, H.C. Samarakoon, M.D. Fernando and K.B. Palipane. IPHT Technical Note 2003-2. Evaluation of different types of packages for handling and transportation of vegetables. Institute of Post Harvest Technology, JayanthiMawatha, Anuradhapura.

 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS
  • Thermal and non-thermal processing of fruits and vegetables
  • Process kinetics and mathematical modeling
  • Food analysis
  • Modified atmosphere packaging and minimal processing of fruits and vegetables
  • Product development, rice based products
  • Food packaging
  • Bioaccessibility of nutrients
Specialized fields :

PhD (UK)in Food Science & Technology; M.Phil (SL)in Food Science & Technology;  B.Sc. (SL)in Agriculture (specialized in Food Science & Technology)

Research Officer

Dr. (Mrs.) Lasanthi Jayathunge

Lasanthi