International peer reviewed journals

2016 

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).

D.M.C.C.Gunathilake, W.M.C.B.Wasala, Palipane, K.B. Design and development of size grading machine for big union,  Procedia Food Science, ELSEVIER Journal: 6 (2016).

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

2015   

W.M.C.B. Wasala, D.A.N. Dharmasena, C.A.K. DIssanayake and B.M.K.S. Thilakarathne, Study on feasibility of styrofoam layer cushioning for banana bulk transportation in local distribution system, Journal of Biosystems Engineering, 40 (04).

2014   

W.M.C.B.Wasala, C.A.K. Dissanayake, D.A.N. Dharmasena, C.R.Gunawardane, T.M.R. Dissanayake, Postharvest Losses, Current Issues and Demand for Postharvest Technologies for Loss Management in the Main Banana Supply Chains in Sri Lanka, Journal of Postharvest Technology, 02 (01).

International news bulletins

K.G.L.R. Jayathunge, W.M.C.B. Wasala, H.M.A.P. Rathnayake, H.C. Samarakoon, C.R. Gunawardhna, M.D. Fernando, K.B. Palipane, Evaluation of different types of packages for handling and transportation of vegetables, 2011, Newsletter, UC Davis Postharvest Technology Center, University of California, U.S.A.

Local peer reviewed journals

W.M.C.B. Wasala, D.A.N. Dharmasena, T.M.R. DIssanayake, B.M.K.S. Thilakarathne, Vibration simulation testing of banana bulk transport packaging systems, Tropical Agricultural Research, Vol. 26(2).

2013

C.A.K. Dissanayake, S. De Silva,  W.M.C.B. Wasala, B.M.K.S., Thilakarathne,    Empowerment of Women through Self-Reliance Approach in the Rice Processing Village Programme,  Tropical Agricultural Research, Vol. 25(3).

W.M.C.B. Wasala, D.A.N. Dharmasena, T.M.R. DIssanayake, B.M.K.S. Thilakarathne, Physical characteristics and mechanical properties three commercially grown banana cultivars in Sri Lanka,  Tropical Agricultural Research, Vol. 24(1).

H.M.A.P. Rathnayake, W.M.C.B. Wasala, T.M.R. DIssanayake, M.D. Fernando, Techno -economic evaluation of upper tank hot water soaking system for paddy, Sri Lankan Journal of Agricultural Science, Vol 49.

C.A.K. Dissanayake, S.De.Silva, W.M.C.B. Wasala, B.M.K.S. Thilakarathne, An investigation of rice processing village programme, Tropical Agricultural Research, Vol. 24(1).

2009    W.M.C.B. Wasala, R.N.A.M.U.B. Warakagoda, M.D. Fernando, K.B. Palipane, Determination of physical properties, milling, nutritional cooking and eating qualities of BG305 and AT303 rice (Oryza sativa) varieties in raw and parboiled forms, Sri Lankan Journal of Agricultural Science, Vol 46.

Full length papers in international and local research symposiums

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, General Sir John Kothalawala Defence University, Sri Lanka. ISBN 978-955-0301-15-7.

W.M.C.B.Wasala, C.R.Gunawardhane W.A.H.Champa, R.M.N.A.Wijewardhana,  R.M.N.K.Rathnayake, U.G.Chandhrajith, B.M.K.S.Thialakarathne,  Assessment of post harvest losses and quality deteriorations of banana fruits during supply chain activities in Sri Lanka, Proc. of the international research symposium on postharvest technology held in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka on 19th, June 2014

C.R.Gunawardhane, W.M.C.B.Wasala, C.A.K.Dissanayake, R.M.N.A.Wijewardhana,  U.G.Chandhrajith, B.M.K.S.Thialakarathne, Use of safe packaging for vegetable transportation on main supply chains in Sri Lanka, Proc. of the international research symposium on postharvest technology held in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka on 19th, June 2014

R.M.N.K.Rathnayake, W.M.C.B.Wasala, C.A.K.Dissanayake, C.R.Gunawardhane U.G.Chandhrajith, B.M.K.S.Thialakarathne, Effect of sodium bicarbonate and amonium bicarbonate on antracnose fruit rot of tomato caused by Collettrotichum cocodes, Proc. of the international research symposium on postharvest technology held in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka on 19th, June 2014

R.M.N.A. Wijewardane,  G.D. Senevirathne, N.W.I.A.   Jayawardana, T.M.R. Dissanayake , W.M.C.B. Wasala, B.M.K.S. Thilakarathne, Reduction of postharvest losses in leeks (Allium porum) during transportation using wooden bulk packages, Proc. of the international research symposium on postharvest technology held in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka on 19th, June 2014.

W.M.C.B. Wasala, N.H. Hemantha, M.D. Fernando, K.B. Palipane and A.Chandrasekare, Evaluation and comparison of physical properties, milling, nutritional and eating qualities of selected improved and indigenous rice varieties in Sri Lanka, 20th, December, 2005, First National Symposium on Innovative Approaches in Post Harvest Engineering and Technology organized by Agriculture Engineer’s Association of Sri Lanka.

Extended abstracts (peer reviewed) in the proceedings of international and local research symposiums

2016   

C.R.Gunawardhane, W.M.C.B.Wasala, C.A.K.Dissanayake, M.M.Herath, R.M.N.A.Wijewardhane, D.P.C.Swarnasiri, B.M.K.S. Thilakarathne, R.M.M.K.Wijerathne, P.G.L.Wasantha, N.Somakanthan. Value addition to ginger (zingiber officinale): market potentials and development of ginger based product, International Conference of Japanese Graduates’ Alumni of Sri Lanka held on 20th Feb. 2016, in Colombo , Sri Lanka

W.M.C.B. Wasala, C.A.K. Dissanayake, C.R.  Gunawardhane, R.M.N.A. Wijewardhane, D.M.C.C. Gunathilake and B.M.K.S. Thilakarathne. Evaluation of the Efficacy of Deltamethrin Incorporated Polysac Bags for the Control of Stored Grain Pests of Maize during Storage, Proc. of International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, held on 13th Jan. 2016.

H.M.A.P. Rathnayake, W.M.C.B. Wasala, T.M.R. Dissanayake, DMSP Bandara and DP Senanayake Modification and evaluation of parboiling wastewater discharge system for minimizing the effluent volume to be treated in rice processing, Proc. of International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, held on 13th Jan. 2016.

C.A.K. Dissanayake, S. De Silva, W.M.C.B. Wasala and B.M.K.S. Thilakarathne (2016). Factors Affecting the Expansion of Micro-enterprises: A SWOT Analysis on Cottage Level Rice Processing, Proc. of International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, held on 13th Jan. 2016.

R.M.N.A. Wijewardane, M.S.M.F. Asfana, S. Ranadeera, D.M.R.T. Dissanayake, W.M.C.B. Wasala and B.M.K.S. Thilakarathne,(2016). Utilization of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) flour as an alternative for wheat flour in bun preparation, Proc. of International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, held on 13th Jan. 2016.

2015   

D.M.C.C.Gunathilake, W.M.C.B.Wasala, B.M.K.S Thilakaratne, Effect of hermetic conditions of hermetically sealed large capacity cocoons for storage of soybean (Glycine max)., Proc. of the young scientist forum symposium held on 23rd January, 2015, National Science and Technology Commission , Sri Lanka.

W.M.C.B. Wasala, C.A.K. Dissanayake,  C.R. Gunawardhane, R.M.N.A. Wijewardhane, D.M.C.C.Gunathilake, B.M.K.S. Thilakarathne, Sensitivity and boring ability of Rice weevil (Sitophilus oryzae) andLesser grain borer (Rhizopertha dominica) for insecticide incorporated grain storage bags, Proc. of International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, held on 29th Nov.2014.

R.M.N.A.Wijewardane, H.S.Jayawardane, W.M.C.B.Wasala and B.M.K.S.Thilakarathne, Formulation, Quality evaluation of instant drink prepared from dehydrated bael  (Aegle marmelos) fruit powder,Proc. of International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, held on 27th Nov.2014.

2013   

C.R. Gunawardhane, W.M.C.B. Wasala, C.A.K. Dissanayake, R.M.R.N.K. Rathnayake, B.M.K.S. Thilakarathne, Effect of different bran removal degrees on quality attributes of stored parboiled rice, Proc. of International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, held on 28th Nov.2013.

C.A.K. Dissanayake, W.M.C.B. Wasala, R.M.R.N.K. Rathnayake, R.M.N.A. Wijewardhane, C.R. Gunawardhane, H.S. Jayawardhane and B.M.K.S. Thilakarathne, Problems associated with on-farm storage conditions of paddy in Sri Lanka, Proc. of International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, held on 28th Nov.2013.

R.M.R.N.K.Ratnayake, C.A.K.Dissanayake, W.M.C.B.Wasala, C.R. Gunawardane, R.M.N.A.Wijewardane, H.S.Jayawardane, B.M.K.S.Thilakarathne,  Effect of  generally recognized as safe (GRAS) compounds to control the growth of Aspergillus flavus and its Aflatoxin production in maize (Zea mays L.), Proc. of International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, held on 28th Nov.2013.

W.M.C.B. Wasala, C.R. Gunawardhna, R.M.R.N.K. Rathnayake, R.M.N.A. Wijewardhana, K.G.L.R. Jayathunge, B.M.K.S. Thilakarathne and D.B.T. Wijerathne , Study on feasibility of safe packaging for economically important vegetable transportation, Proc. of International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, held on 29th Nov.2012.

W.M.C.B. Wasala and U.Edirisinghe, Preparation of low cost feed and evaluation of cost of production for Guppy (Poecilia reticulata) grow-outs, August 2000, Annual Students Seminar, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Abstracts in the proceedings of international and local research symposiums

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). Proc. of 8th International Research Conference held at General Sir John Kothalawala Defence University, Sri Lanka. ISBN 978-955-0301-15-7. 

U.G. Chandrajith, W.M.C.B. Wasala, K.G.L.R. Jayathunge and B.M.K.S. Thilakarathne, Effect of different storage media; sand, paddy husk and coir dust on the shelf-life of fresh lime (Citrus aurantifolia),Proc. of second Ruhunu international science and technology conference held on 22-23, January 2015 at University if Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka.

W.M.C.B. Wasala, H.M.A.P. Rathnayake, M.D. Fernando and B.M.K.S. Thilakarathne Design and development of an indoor on farm storage structure for rural farmer, Proc. 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.

W.A.H. Champa, W.M.C.B. Wasala, C.R. Gunawardhna, R.M.R.N.K. Rathnayake, R.M.N.A. Wijewardhana, H.C. Samarakoon and U.G. Chandrajith, Assessment of economic losses of horticulture produce during supply chain activities in Sri Lanka, Proc. 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.

D.M.C.C. Gunathilake, W.M.C.B. Wasala, B.M.K.S. Thilakaratne, and D.B.T.  Wijeratne, Design and development of an improved mobile stall for retail selling of fruits  and  vegetables, Proc. of International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment- 2011 Faculty of  Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka (patent pending).

W.M.C.B.Wasala,W.A.G Wijayabandara, H.M.A.P. Rathnayake, C.R. GUnawardhana, B.M.K.S. Thilakarathne, G.V.T.V.Weerasooriya, Modification of an existing evaporative cooling device for improvement of its performance, Proc. of International symposium in Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna held on  18th Oct. 2010.

2008   

I.U.Thennakoon, P.H.P. Prasanna, W.M.C.B. Wasala, Effect of variety and degree of bran removal on quality of rice flour and rice flour based products, Proc. of Second International Symposium, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka held on 8th-12th July, 2008.

W.M.C.B. Wasala, M.D. Fernando, K.B. Palipane Assessment of post harvest losses in dry chili by comparing existing practices with improved methods, 17th, December, 2005, Proc. of the 61st annual session of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.

N.Jayaratne, D.G.N.G Wijesinghe, Wasala, W.M.C.B. Evaluation and comparison of physical properties, milling, sensory and nutritional qualities of few important rice varieties. Proc. of University Research Sessions, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 10:13

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