Welcome to my web page & join with me on the celebration of 29 years of Service at University of Jaffna (1990-2019) - an incredible experience

Believe in action :

Always believe in action than speaking much. Being a Lecturer with 29 years of experience, I wish to mentor and guide my colleagues and students to excel in their career and to be in better position in their life.

Commitment :

2019 is the year for agricultural production and to free the nation from poisons and drugs. We need to join with this venture to make this into reality. Dissemination of knowledge in the above themes to the public is essential and its our duty to do so.

Educational Background

1985-1989 - B.Sc (Agriculture)

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

1995-1998 - Master of Philosophy (Plant Protection)

Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

2001-2004 - Doctor of Philosophy (Plant Protection)

University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Academic Positions held

Professor - from 2009

Senior Lecturer Grade 1 - 2004 - 2009

Senior Lecturer Grade II - 1998 - 2004

Lecturer - 1992 - 1998

Assistant Lecturer - 1991 - 1992

Demonstrator - 1990 – 1991

Awards and Merits













Best Environmental Reporter of the year 2013

Best Poster: 1st place

President Award

Silver Jubilee Award

National Award

Best Poster Award

Best Poster Award

Gold Medal


Merit Award


Journalism Awards for Excellence 2013, for their series of articles on conserving natural resources and focusing on Environmental Protection by Sri Lanka Press Institute & Editors Guild of Sri Lanka

Jointly awarded for the research paper presented (Poster) : Session B of 1st Ruhuna International Science & Technology Conference

Recipient of Presidential Award for Research publication

For the Contribution in writing science articles in “Uthayan” News Daily, Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Recipient of National Award for Popularization of Science by National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka

Jointly awarded best poster prize by Sri Lanka Medical Association

Jointly awarded best poster award at the 62nd International Symposium on Crop Protection, Belgium

Recipient of Gold medal for best presentation at first International conference of Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka

Recipient of Scholarship from Indian Council for Cultural Relations to pursue Doctoral degree at University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, India

Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture scholarship merit award

Exposure visit to Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland (UK) organized by British Council Sri Lanka to learn about the Quality Assurance system - 16-22 June, 2019

With His Excellency the Ambassador of France in Sri Lanka when acting for the Vice-Chancellor. (February 2019)

On the celebration of World Environment day and 150th Birthday of Shri Mahathma Gandhi, Tree Planting was done at the Faculty of Agriculture, of University of Jaffna at Ariviyal Nagar, Kilinochchi. The chief guest was Shri S. Balachandran, Consul General of India at Jaffna on 06.06.2019, Wednesday.

At the 15th Biennial conference of International Networking of Quality Assurance Agencies for Higher Education held during 25-28 March 2019 at BMICH, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Served in the local organization committee of both of these conferences.

In front of the Administrative Block of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University - during the official visit to TNAU in February, 2019.

With the Science Student Union of J/Hindu College for the World Science Day celebration at the school itself. Delivered a speach on Conducting Research by the students.

International Conference on Clean Energy Technology and Health Applied sciences hosted by University of Jaffna and Western Norway University of Applied Sciences held on 04- at the Kailasapathy Auditorium at University of Jaffna .

From Left to right: Prof.P.Ravirajan, Prof. Dhayalan Velauthapillai (from West Norway University), Vice-Chancellor Prof R.Vigneswaran and myself

Lighting the Oil lamb on the inauguration of International Conference on "Advanced materials for Clean Energy and Health Applications"

Welcome address delivered at the International Conference on "Advanced materials for Clean Energy and Health Applications"

Being the Chair of the International Conference on "Advanced materials for Clean Energy and Health Applications" with the Vice-Chairman of University Grants Commission, Prof. S.M.Gunaratne at the inauguration ceremony

Attended 11th INQAAHE Biennial Forum - 2018 on 2 - 4 May, 2018 at Le Meridien hotel, Mauritius

Delivered a speech on "Leadership skills"to the students of J/Hindu College, on 03.03.2018 organized by Old Prefects Association of J/Hindu College

Delivered a speech on "A review of Crop Sector of Northern Province"organized by the Grama Shakthi program by Dr.Kandiah on 19.02.2018 at District Secretariat, Kilinochchi

Participated the 25th Celebration of JSA held on 03.02.2018 at Green Grass Hotel

Memorable Colours night captured in the camera

Participated as Acting Vice-Chancellor for the workshop on hands on training conducted by Dept of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of Jaffna

Being the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, I have lead the writing team and in consultation with all the Heads of the departments of the faculty of Agriculture, University of Jaffna and submitted the project to JICA worth of Rs 2.45 Billion to establish Research Complex and farm. Its is one of the successful project of the University of Jaffna from the Foreign aid. Later I have signed the agreement with the Ministry of Higher Education in the capacity of Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University.

My ORCID ID: orcid.org/0000-0002-3119-224X, http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3119-224X

Participated as a Resource person at the First National Conference on Biofertilizers and Biopesticides held on 29-30 November, 2017 at the International Water Management Institute, Battaramulla.