MS.M.G.DENIKA SHIRANTHI PERERA


Laboratory Technologist
Postharvest Technology Unit

 

Qualifications

Diploma in Agriculture (Floriculture Course, Aquinas college)

Laboratory Technicians Certificate Course –Institute of Chemistry Ceylon

Contacts

Tel: 94 011 2379803 Ext:432; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Specialized Fields

Postharvest physiology of tropical fruits and vegetables; postharvest technology related to harvest, handling of produce,  storage and transportation and gas analysis

Interest Areas       

Minimizing post harvest loss of fresh produce including methods of biological based methods for disease control and maintenance of quality. Development of protocols for storage and transportation of perishables e.g., for supermarkets, hotels and export.

Publications

 

 

 

a. The Effect of Selected Ripening Agent on Organoleptic and Physico chemical properties of Papaya   Jayawicrama F., Wilson Wijeratnam R.S. and Perera S. at the Post Harvest 2000, Jerusalem, Israel on 2nd -31st March 2000

b. Poster Presentation on “ The effect of selected Ripening Agent on Physico chemical properties of   Banana   Jayawicrama F., Wilson Wijeratnam R.S. and Perera S. was carried out at the Annual   Sessions SLAAS at Peradeniya on the 30th November 2000.

c.“Influence of Ethylene gas on Mango (Var Karathakolamba)” Jayawicrama F., Wilson Wijeratnam R.S.and Perera S. was presented at the Annual Sessions SLAAS at Peradeniya on the 30th November 2000.

d. R.S. Wilson Wijeratnam, I.G.N. Hewajulige and M.G.D.S. Perera A new wax formulation for extending storage life and controlling black rot disease of Pineapple , Proceedings of the 5th ISHS international symposium South Africa 10-15 April 2005 pp 24

e. R.S. Wilson Wijeratnam, V. Jeyachandran, K. Karunanithy, I.G.N. Hewajulige and M.G.D.S. Perera. 2006. Extending storage life of King Coconut, Cocos nucifera var,auranta. Acta Horticulturae, 712 : 407-411.

f. Hewajulige, I.G.N, Perera M.G.D.S. and Wilson Wijeratnam, RS. 2009. Efficacy of irradiated chitosan in controlling papaya anthracnose relative to other recommended postharvest treatments. Acta       Horticuturae, 837: 199-204.

g. Wilson Wijerathnam, R.S., I.G. N. Hewajulige and M.G.D. Perera. A novel wax formulation for extending storage life and controlling black rot disease of pineapple. In proceedings of the 5th ISHS   International Pineapple symposium, South Africa, 10-15 April 2005.

h. I.G.N. Hewajulige, M.G.D.S. Perera and R.S. Wilson Wijeratnam . Effect of irradiated chitosan   compared to other recommended postharvest treatments to control anthracnose disease in papaya, In proceedings of the APS 2008 –Assuring quality and safety of agri-foods, Thailand, 2008.

Patents

Shanthi Wilson Wijeratnam & Shiranthi Perera (2009) Novel wax formulation for fruits (Pineapple, King coconut and Lime).

Major Projects Undertaken

(1) Biological based postharvest quality maintenance & disease control for mango & Papaya
(2)Study on latex composition & sap burn injury of different varieties of mangoes
(3))Enhanced preservation of fruits using nanotechnology.

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