Research Publications
Postharvest physiology, Food drying, Pack house operation
Specialized fields :
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B.Sc. Agric, M.Sc. Agric. (Floriculture and Landscape Architecture) , Ph.D. Horticulture (postharvest Technology)

Senior Research Officer
Dr. (Mrs.) R.M.N.A.Wijewardane

International peer reviewed Journals

2016

Wijewardana R.M.N.A, Nawarathne S.B, Wickramasinghe I, Gunawardane C.R, Wasala W.M.C.B, Thilakarathne B.M.K.S.2016. Retention of physicochemical and antioxidant properties of dehydrated bael (Aegle marmelos) and palmyra (Borassus flabellifer) fruit powders. Procedia Food Science. 6 : 170 – 175.

W.M.C.B. Wasala, C.A.K. Dissanayake, C.R. Gunawardane, R.M.N.A. Wijewardana, D.M.C.C. Gunathilake, B.M.K.S.Thilakarathne, Efficacy of insecticide incorporated bags against major insect pests of stored paddy in Sri Lanka, Procedia Food Science, ELSEVIER Journal: 6 (2016).

2014

Wijewardane, R.M.N.A. (2015). Evaluation of physicochemical and antioxidant property of dehydrated hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) flower petals and its stability in product preparation. Int. J. Inno. Res. and Technol. 2(2): 179-185.

Wijewardane, R.M.N.A. (2015). Comparison of antioxidant properties of dehydrated fruits and vegetables with different drying Int. J.  Res. Boil. Sci. 5(4): 40-44.

2013

Wijewardane, R.M.N.A. (2013). Development of polysaccharide-lipid based    composite wax formulation to enhance the storage quality of orange . J.Agric. Technol. Vol. 9(2):349-356

Wijewardane,R.M.N.A.and Guleria, (2013). Effect of Pre cooling,fruit coating and packaging on Postharvest Quality of Apple . J..Food Sci. Technol. Vol. 50:325-331

Wijewardane,R.M.N.A. (2013). Application of polysaccharide based composite film wax coating for shelf life extension of Guava (Var. Bangkok Giant). J. postharvest  Technol. Vol. 1(01):016-026.

Wijewardane,R.M.N.A. (2013). Development of edible coating for shelf life extension of guava. Focusing on Modern Food Industry (FMFI). Volume 3 Issue 1, February 2014 . doi: 10.14355/fmfi.2014.0301.04  

Wijewardane,R.M.N.A. (2013). Effect of Pre-cooling Combined with Exogenous Oxalic Acid on storage quality of mango (Manifera indica). J. postharvest  Technol. Vol. 2(01):045-053.

2009

Wijewardane,R.M.N.A.and Guleria, (2009). Effect of Postharvest Coating Treatments on Apple Storage Quality. J.Food Sci. Technol. 46(6): 549-553.

Local peer reviewed Journals and symposium proceedings

2015 RMNA Wijewardana ,MSMF Asfana, s S. Ranadeera, and   BMKS Thilakarathne. 2016. Preparation and quality evaluation of sweet potato (Ipomoea batata) flour based papadam. Proceedings of International Conference of Japanese Graduate’s Alumini Association of Sri Lanka.19th 20th February 2016 ,Sri Lanka.

CR Gunawardane, WMCB Wasala, CAK Dissanayake, MM Herath, RMNA Wijewardana , DPC Swarnasiri,    BMKS Thilakarathne, RMMK Wijerathne.  2016. Value addition to ginger (Zingiber officinale) market potentials and development of ginger based products. International Conference of Japanese Graduate’s Alumini Association of Sri Lanka.19th 20th February 2016 ,Sri Lanka.

Wijewardana, R.M.N.A., Nawarathne, S.B. and Wcikramasinghe, I., Development and quality evaluation of Ready to Bake Vegetarian Cake Mix. Journal of Agricultural Sciences.facultu of Agriculture. Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. 11(1):53-61.

RMNA Wijewardana ,MSMF Asfana, s S. Ranadeera, TMR Dissanayake, W.M.C.B.Wasala and   BMKS Thilakarathne. 2016. Utilization of sweet potato (Ipomoea batata) flour as an alternative for wheat flour in bun preparation. Proceedings of International Symposium 2016. Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna ,Sri Lanka.

UG Chandrajith, RMNA Wijewardana , CR Gunawardane and   BMKS Thilakarathne. 2016. Development of a jam using bilin fruit (Averrhoa bilimbi L.) and evaluation of its sensory and physic chemical properties. Proceedings of International Symposium 2016. Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna ,Sri Lanka.

WMCB Wasala, CAK Dissanayake, CR Gunawardhna, RMNA Wijewardana, DMCC Gunathilake, and BMKS Thilakarathne .Evaluation of the efficiency of deltamethrin incorporated polysack bags for the control of stored grain pests of Maize during storage. Proceedings of International Symposium 2016. Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna ,Sri Lanka.

Chandrajith UG, Jayathunge, KGLR, Wijewardane RMNA, Thilakarathne BMKS.2015.Preparation and quality evaluation of rice based cookies fortified with different herbs. Proceedings of International Symposium 2015. University of Rajarata ,Sri Lanka.

 Wijewardana, R.M.N.A., Nawarathne, S.B. and Wcikramasinghe, I., Gunawardane ,C.R., Thilakarathne, B.M.K.S.(2015). Effect of dehydration methods on chemical properties and antioxidants in dehydrated powdered vegetable.  8th International Research Conference.Kotalawala Defence University ,Sri Lanka Held on 27th 28th August 2015.

U.G.Chandrajith, R.M.N.A.Wijewardane, W.M.C.B. Wasala, C.A.K. Dissanayake, H.S. Jayawardane, D.P.C. Swarnasiri, Combined effect of citric acid and ascorbic acid as chemical pre treatment to prevent enzymatic browning in fresh cut ,Ambul, banana (Musa spp). Proceedings of 8th International Research Conference held at General Sir John Kothalawala Defence University, Sri Lanka.

Wasala,W.M.C.B., Dissanayake, C.A.K., Gunawardane, C.R., Wijewardana, R.M.N.A. Gunathilake, D.M.C.C, and Thilakarathne, B.M.K.S., Efficacy of insecticide incorporated bags against major insect pests of stored paddy in Sri Lanka, Procs. of International Conference of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka 2015 (ICSUSL 2015) held on 19th – 20th of November, 2015.

Wijewardana, R.M.N.A., Nawarathne, S.B., Wickramasinghe, I., Gunawardane, C.R., Wasala,W.M.C.B., and Thilakarathne, B.M.K.S. Retention of physicochemical and antioxidant properties of dehydrated bael (Aegle marmelos)  and palmyra (Borassus flabellifer) fruit powders, Procs. of International Conference of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka 2015 (ICSUSL 2015) held on 19th – 20th of November, 2015.

2014

RMNA Wijewardana ,W.M.C.B.Wasala and   BMKS Thilakarathne. 2014. Formulation and quality evaluation of instant drink prepared from dehydrated Bael (Aegle marmelos) fruit powder. Proceedings of International Symposium 2014. Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna ,Sri Lanka.

R.M.N.A. Wijewardane, C.R. Gunawardane, K.B.Palipane, K.V.T.Gunawardhane, Samarakoon, S.C., Fernando, M.D.2014. Evaluate the sorption behavior and identification of optimum drying condition of Phylanthus ambelica (Nelli) and Zingiber officinale (Ginger).Journal of Agricultural Sciences.facultu of Agriculture. Sabaragamuwa University of Sri lanka. 9(2):88-95.

Wijewardana R.M.N.A.  Karunathilake K .N  , Jayawardana  N.W.I.A. Evaluate the effect of lipid based edible coatings for shelf life extension of guava under refrigerated storage.Proceedings of 3rd YSF symposium.7th feb.2014, held at HARTI, Colombo.185-189pp.

2013

Dissanayake, C.A.K., Wasala, W.M.C.B., Rathnayake,R.M.R.N.K., Wijewardane,R.M.N.A.,Gunawardane, C.R.,Jayawardane, H.S., Thilakerathne, B.M.K.S. Problem associated with on farm storage conditions of paddy in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of International Symposium 2013. Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna ,Sri Lanka. held on 28th Nov.2013.

Jayawardane,H.S., Thilakerathne, B.M.K.S., Wijewardane,R.M.N.A., Dissanayake, C.A.K., Rathnayake,R.M.R.N.K. Development of Rice Based Ice Cream and Ditermination of its Quality Parameters. Proceedings of International Symposium 2013. Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna ,Sri Lanka. held on 28th Nov.2013.

Rathnayake,R.M.R.N.K., Dissanayake, C.A.K.,  Wasala, W.M.C.B., Gunawardane, C.R., Wijewardane,R.M.N.A., Jayawardane, H.S., Thilakerathne, B.M.K.S.Effect of Generally Recognized As Safe Compounds to Control the Growth of Aspergillus flavous and its Aflotoxin Production in Maize (Zea mays L.). Proceedings of International Symposium 2013. Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna ,Sri Lanka. held on 28th Nov.2013.

2012

Wijewardane, R.M.N.A. and Thilakarathne,B.M.K.S.(2012).Development of Composite wax formulation for shelf life extension of Papaya. Proceedings of International Symposium 2012. Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna ,Sri Lanka..

WMCB Wasala, CR Gunawardhna, RMRNK Rathnayake, RMNA Wijewardana, KGLR Jayathunge, BMKS Thilakarathne and DBT Wijerathne , 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.

2011

Wijewardane,R.M.N.A., Fernando, M.D. and Palipane, K.B.(2011).Extending the shelf life   of (Anthurium andreanum) using Low cost Preservatives. Sri Lankan J.Agric.Sci. Vol. 48: 35-41

2009

Wijewardane,R.M.N.A.and Guleria, (2009). Combine effects of Pre cooling, Application of Natural Extracts and Packaging on the Storage Quality of Apple (Malus domestica) cv. Royal Delicious. Tropical Agricultural Research. 21(1): 10-20.

Wijewardana,R.M.NA.,Peris, S.E. and Eeswara,J,P, (2009). Early detection of variations among Gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii) seedlings by isozyme electrophoresis.Sri Lankan J.Agric.Sci. Vol. 46: 41-51

 

Abstracts

2012

RMNA Wijewardhana, Development of edible wax formulation to enhance the storage quality of citrus fruits, Proceeding of National Symposium of Post Harvest Technology for Food Security held on 08th March of 2012 in Colombo and organized by Institute of Post Harvest Technology

RMNA Wijewardhana, M.D.Fernando. Effect of pre cooling and oxalic acid applicationon postharvest quality of mango (Mangifera indika) , Proceeding of National Symposium of Post Harvest Technology for Food Security held on 08th March of 2012 in Colombo and organized by Institute of Post Harvest Technology

WAH Champa, WMCB Wasala, CR Gunawardhna, RMRNK Rathnayake, RMNA Wijewardhana, HC Samarakoon and UG Chandrajith, Assessment of economic losses of horticulture produce during supply chain activities in Sri Lanka, Proceeding of National Symposium of Post Harvest Technology for Food Security held on 08th March of 2012 in Colombo and organized by Institute of Post Harvest Technology.

2011

Wijewardane, R.M.N.A.(2011).Effect of Starch based coating formulation on shelf life extension of orange.. Proceedings of the International Symposium 2011 “Green Technologies for Sustainable Development” .Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna. Sri Lanka.

Senevirathne G.D., Wijewardane, R.M.N.A.and Jayawardana, N.W.I.A. (2011).Suitability of bulk packages for transportation of Leek (Allium porum) Proceedings of the Research Symposium 2011.University of Rajarata, Sri Lanka.

2010

Madakumbura, E.G.I.S.N., Wijewardane, R.M.N.A. and Prasanna, P.H.P.(2010).Effect of Oxalic Acid, Ethanol Vapour and Packaging on postharvest Performance of (Carica papaya) var. Red Lady. International Symposium 2010 “Sustainable agriculture for prosperity”. Proceedings part 1.Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna ,Sri Lanka..

Karunathilaka,K.N.,Wijewardane,R.M.N.A.and Jayawardana, N.W.I.A. (2010).Development of Low Cost Edible Coating for Extending Shelf Life of Guava Fruits (Bangkok Giant).Proceedings of the Research Symposium 2010.University of Rajarata,Sri Lanka.

2009

Wijewardane,R.M.N.A.and Fernando, M.D. (2009).Effect of pre-cooling and Oxalic acid Application on Postharvest Quality of Mango (Mangifera indica) . Proceedings of the 65th Annual Session. SLAAS. Sri Lanka. 2009.

 Wijewardane,R.M.N.A.and Guleria, S.P.S.(2009). Combined effect of pre- cooling , Application of Natural extrascts and Packaging on the Storage Quality of Apple (Malus domestica) cv. Royal Delicious.Tropical Agriculture Research. Vol. 21(1):10-20

2008

Madakumbura, E.G.I.S.N., Wijewardane, R.M.N.A. and Prasanna, P.H.P.(2008).Effect of Oxalic Acid, Ethanol Vapour and Packaging on postharvest Performance of (Carica papaya) var. Red Lady. Proceedings of the Research Symposium 2008.University of Rajarata, Sri Lanka.

2004

Wijewardane,R.M.N.A., Thilakarathne B.M.K.S. and Palipane, K.B.(2004).Process Optimization of Dehydrated Brinjal (Solanum melongena) to improve Sensory and Keeping quality. Proceedings of the 60th Annual Session. SLAAS. Sri Lanka. 2004.

2002

Wijewardane,R.M.N.A., Fernando, M.D. and Palipane, K.B.(2002).Extending the shelf life of (Anthurium andreanum) using Low cost Preservatives. Proceedings of the 58th Annual Session. SLAAS. Sri Lanka.2002.

 

Books and Chapters

 

 R.M.N.A. Wijewardene , W.A.H. Champa  ,K.G.L.R. Jayathunge,  R.M.R.N.K. Ratnayake. (2012). Postharvest handling of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables. Institute of Postharvest technology,Jayanthi Mawatha,Anuradhapura,Sri Lanka: ISBN 978-955-0865-01-7