Team

by Naya on June 12th, 2012

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[column][about active=”http://frogsl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Madhava_MM.png” hover=”http://frogsl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/CIMG1271-e1403308786776.jpg” name=”Madhava Meegaskumbura” position=”Co-Principal Investigator” ]Profile page
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[column][about active=”http://frogsl.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/suyama.jpg” hover=”http://frogsl.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/suyama.jpg” name=”Suyama Meegaskumbura” position=”Co-Principal Investigator” ]Profile page
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[column][about active=”http://frogsl.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Ranjeew.jpg” hover=”http://frogsl.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Ranjeew.jpg” name=”Ranjeev Epa” position=”Probationary Lecturer” twitter=”#” facebook=”#” rss=”#”]Ranjeev is studying the paleobiology and systematics of the Aruwakkalu fossils, one of the Miocene fossil beds in Sri Lanka. He is now continuing the project that he did for his undergraduate studies.[/about][/column]
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[column][about active=”http://frogsl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Nayana_BW.jpg” hover=”http://frogsl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/nayana.jpg” name=”Nayana Wijayathilaka” position=”Graduate Student” twitter=”#” facebook=”#” rss=”#] Nayana is studying the evolutionary ecology and phylogenetics of Microhylid frogs in Sri Lanka. He is also interested in Bioacoustics and Niche modeling.[/about][/column]

[column][about active=”http://frogsl.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Saranga.jpg” hover=”http://frogsl.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Saranga.jpg” name=”Saranga Yathramulla” position=”Graduate Student” twitter=”#” facebook=”#” rss=”#] Saranga is researching the role of small mammals as reservoir hosts of rickettsioses and leptospirosis in Sri Lanka. She is a veterinary surgeon.[/about][/column]

[column][about active=”http://frogsl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/benita1.jpg” hover=”http://frogsl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/benita1.jpg” name=”Benita Jayawardena” position=”Graduate Student” twitter=”#” facebook=”#” rss=”#] Benita is researching the phylogeny and systematic of the bufonid frogs in Sri Lanka.[/about][/column]

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[column][about active=”http://frogsl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Guys_BW.jpg” hover=”http://frogsl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Guyscopy-e1403307545447.jpg” name=”Gayani Senavirathne” position=”Graduate Student” twitter=”#” facebook=”#” rss=”#”]Gayani is working on the phylogenetics, morphology and natural history of several endemic anuran lineages in the region. [/about][/column]

[column][about active=”http://frogsl.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Pradeep.jpg” hover=”http://frogsl.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Pradeep.jpg” name=”Pradeep Samarawickrema” position=”Research Biologist” twitter=”#” facebook=”#” rss=”#”]Pradeep is a naturalist who has worked on various taxa over the last 20 years and is an avid field biologist[/about][/column]

[column][about active=”http://frogsl.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/kelum.jpg” hover=”http://frogsl.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/kelum.jpg” name=”Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi” position=”Research Biologist” twitter=”#” facebook=”#” rss=”#”]Kelum, a veteran research biologist whose diverse interests range from herpetology, ichthyology, paleontology to art. He has published extensively in all these fields of study.He currently teaches and does research at the Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology associated with the University of Kelaniya[/about][/column]

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[column][about active=”http://frogsl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Nilmani1.jpg” hover=”http://frogsl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Nilmani1.jpg” name=”Nilmani Perera” position=”Research Biologist” twitter=”#” facebook=”#” rss=”#”]Nilmani is studying the paleobiology and systematics of the Aruwakkalu fossils, one of the Miocene fossil beds in Sri Lanka with Ranjeev. [/about][/column]

[column][about active=”http://frogsl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/champika.jpg” hover=”http://frogsl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/champika.jpg” name=”Champika Bandara” position=”Research Biologist” twitter=”#” facebook=”#” rss=”#”]Champika is working on ecology and behavior of shrub frogs and he is also interested on orchids. [/about][/column]

[column][about active=”http://frogsl.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/niridha.jpg” hover=”http://frogsl.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/niridha.jpg” name=”Nirodha Abayalath” position=”Graduate Student” twitter=”#” facebook=”#” rss=”#”]Nirodha is working on niche modelling of several insect species. [/about][/column]

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[column][about active=”http://frogsl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/dhanushika1.jpg” hover=”http://frogsl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/dhanushika1.jpg” name=”Dhanushika Wijekoon” position=”Undergraduate Student” twitter=”#” facebook=”#” rss=”#”]Dhanushika is working on how fungicides affect development and metamorphosis in frogs. [/about][/column]

[column][about active=”http://frogsl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/aruni.jpg” hover=”http://frogsl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/aruni.jpg” name=”Aruni Gunarathna” position=”Undergraduate Student” twitter=”#” facebook=”#” rss=”#”]Aruni is doing a bioacoustical analysis of a Pseudophilautus species for her undergraduate project. [/about][/column]

[column][about active=”http://frogsl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/hiranya.jpg” hover=”http://frogsl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/hiranya.jpg” name=”Hiranya Sudasinghe” position=”Undergraduate Student” twitter=”#” facebook=”#” rss=”#”]Hiranya is doing ecology, behavior and taxonomy of cyprinid fishes. [/about][/column]

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[h3 icon=”address”]Former Lab Associates[/h3]

Gayan Bowatte
Piyumali Perera
Udeni Menike
Krishan Ariyasiri
Pavithra Ariyaratne
Tharindu Gunathilaka
Yasangie Edirisinghe
Waruna Agalawatta
Shamindri Thennakoon
Vishvapali Kobbakaduwa
Hewapathiranage Santhushya