Dr Pathmasiri Ranasinghe

Dr. Pathmasiri Ranasinghe

Senior Academic Adviser


Academic Background:

PhD 2007-2013 – (Bioactivity & Molecular Biology) Thesis submitted, University of Colombo.

M.Phil.1999- 2003. – Plant Tissue Culture. University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

  1. Sc. (Agric.) 1993-1997 – University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Specialized in Agricultural biotechnology.

Research Areas: Bioactivity, Herbal Technology, Food Safety & Management, Laboratory Management, Tissue Culture, Agricultural Biotechnology & Molecular Biology

Current appointments:

Senior Deputy Director, Herbal Technology Section, Industrial Technology Institute



  1. Ranasinghe, P., Abeysekera, W.P.K.M., Premakumara, G.A.S., Perera Y.S., Gurugama, P., Gunatilake, S.B., (2012). In vitro erythrocyte membrane stabilization properties of Carica papaya L. leaf extracts, Pharmacognosy Research, 4:4, 196-202.
  2. Ranasinghe, P., Premakumara, G.A.S., Wijayaratne, C.D. and Ratnasooriya, W.D. (2011). Antioxidant Activity of Caryota urens (L.) sap. Tropical Agricultural Research 23: (2), 117-125.

III. Ranasinghe, P. and Ide, T. (2006). Dietary fish oil and sesamin synergistically increased hepatic fatty acid oxidation in Zucker rats, In Herbal Medicine Phytopharmaceuticals and other natural products: Trends and Advances, Eds, by Arambewela, L.S.R., Wimalasena,S. And  Gunawardana, N. Jointly published by Centre for the Science and Technology of the Non-aligned and Other Developing Countries, New Delhi India and Institute of Chemistry, Ceylon, Sri Lanka. Page 389-394.

  1. Ide, T., Hong, D. D., Ranasinghe, P., Takahashi, Y., Kushiro, M. and Sugan. (2004). Interaction of dietary fat types and sesamin on hepatic fatty acid oxidation in rats. Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. 1682: (1-3) 80-91.
  2. Yapabandara, Y. M. H. B. and Ranasinghe, P. (2000). Tissue culture for mass production of aquatic plant species. Asia Pacific Tech. Monitor 17: 6 49-55.
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