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DR. MRS. NIRANJANA RODNEY FERNANDO

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Dr. Mrs. Niranjana Rodney Fernando
B.Sc (EUSL), M.Phil (UPDN), Ph.D (TNAU, India)
Senior Lecturer Gr. I in Agricultural Biology
Department of Agricultural Biology
Faculty of Agriculture
Eastern University, Sri Lanka

Telephone: +94 65 2241262
Fax: +94 65 2240740
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Educational Qualification:

  • Ph.D (Agricultural Entomology) – TNAU, Coimbatore, India (2015)
  • M.Phil in Agriculture – UPDN, Sri Lanka (2005)
  • B.Sc. Agric. (Hons), Eastern University, Sri Lanka (2001)
  • Certificate in Teaching Methodology, UPDN, Sri Lanka (2005)

Work Experience: 

  • 2013 – to date: Senior Lecturer Gr. I in Agricultural Biology
  • 2007 – 2013: Senior Lecturer Gr. II in Agricultural Biology
  • 2002 - 2007: Lecturer in Agricultural Biology
  • 2001 -2002: Assistant Lecturer in Agricultural Biology

A. Publications in refereed International journals

  1. Devi, M., Indira Kumar, K. and Niranjana, R. F. (2014). Biology of sweet potato weevil, Cylas formicarius F. on sweet potato. J. ent. Res., 38 (1): 53-57.

  2. Niranjana, V and Karuppuchamy, P. (2014). Screening of insecticides for ovicidal action against brinjal shoot and fruit borer, Leucinodes orbonalis Guenee. J. ent. Res., 38 (4) :  279-280

  3. Niranjana, V and Philip Sridhar, R. (2014). Parasitism efficiency of Trichogramma pretiosum on the eggs of brinjal shoot and fruit borer, Leucinodes orbonalis Guenee. Journal of Biological Control, 28(3): 144-146.

  4. Niranjana, V and Philip Sridhar, R. (2015). Biology of Leucinodes orbonalis. Trends in Biosciences 8(7), Print: ISSN 0974-8, 1888-1892.

  5. Devi, M., Mohan, C. and Niranjana, R. F. (2016). Screening of sweet potato (Ipomea batatas) cultivars for the incidence of sweet potato weevil (Cylas formicarius F.) under the irrigated condition, International Journal of Current Research, 8(11): 40816-40819. (ISSN: 0975-833X)

  6. Devi, M., Niranjana, R. F. and Kalieswari, N. (2016). Evaluation of cultural control practices in the management of sweet potato weevil (Cylas formicarius) (Apionidae : Colepotera), International Journal of Forestry and Crop Improvement, 7(1): 24-28, DOI: 10.15740/HAS/IJFCI/7.1/24-28, e-ISSN-2230-9411.

  7. Niranjana R. F., Devi M. and Philip Sridhar R. (2017). Field efficacy of insecticides for the management of brinjal shoot and fruit borer, Leucinodes orbonalis Guenee. Journal of Agricultural Science, 4(1): 37-44.

  8. Devi, M., Niranjana R. F. and Indirakumar, K. (2017). Management of Chilli (Capsicum annuum L.) Thrips and Mites Using Organics. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci (2017) 6(4): 1541-1546 (https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.604.189)

  9. Devi, M. and Niranjana V. (2017). Seasonal incidence of different Aceria sp. correlated with weather parameters. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 2017; 5(3): 39-43

  10. M. Devi, R.F. Niranjana and G. Umapathy. 2017. Screening and diversity index of economically important eriophyid mites. J. ent. Res., 41 (3): 293-300 (2017), DOI: 10.5958/0974-4576.2017.00046.9

  11. Niranjana R. F., Devi M. and Philip Sridhar R. (2018). Comparative study on the efficacy of nine Trichogramma species (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) on the eggs of Leucinodes orbonalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies; 6(2): 1051-1056.

  12. Niranjana R. F., Devi M. and Philip Sridhar R. (2018). Efficacy of insecticides for the management of brinjal shoot and fruit borer, Leucinodes orbonalis. Indian Journal of Plant Protection; 46 (1): 27-31.

  13. Mulin Minoka C., and R.F. Niranjana (2019). Efficacy of ecofriendly management practices against chilli (Capsicum annuum L.) leaf curl complex. Research in: Agricultural & Veterinary Sciences Vol.3, No.1, 2019, pp.53-60.

B) Publications in International Conference

  1. Niranjana, V. and Devi, M. (2014). Screening of insecticides against Aphids (Aphis sp.) on Phaseolus vulgaris, Agricultural Graduate Students Conference, TNAU. 2: 331 – 332.

  2. Devi, M., Niranjana, V. and Indira Kumar, K. (2014). Evaluation of Sweet Potato Cultivars for performance of Sweet potato Weevil (Cylas formicarius F.). Agricultural Graduate Students Conference, TNAU. 2: 349 – 350.

  3. Niranjana, V. Devi, M. and Philip Sridhar, R. (2015). Impact of meteorological factors on seasonal incidence of brinjal shoot and fruit borer, Leucinodes orbonalis Guenée. Agricultural Graduate Students Conference, TNAU. 3: 55.56 

  4. Devi, M. Niranjana, V., Adirubane, D. and Asokan, G. 2015. Effect of temperature on the development, reproduction and mortality of the sweet potato weevil, Cylas formicaricus (Fabricius) (Coleoptera: Apionidae). Agricultural Graduate Students Conference, TNAU. 3: 31 – 32. 

  5. Devi, M. Niranjana, R.F. 2016. Management of Chilli (Capsicum annum L.) thrips and mites using organics. Agricultural Graduate Students Conference, TNAU. 4: 359 – 360. 

  6. Devi. M, G. Asokan, R. Vishnupriya, Mohamed Yassin, M. Ganga and V. Niranjana. 2017. Erineum formation and development by A. jasmini Chan in Jasminum auriculatum Vahl, Agricultural Graduate Students Conference, TNAU. 5: 445.446

C)Publications in refereed national journals

  1. Niranjana R. F., Devi M., Shanika W. and Philip Sridhar R. (2015). Potential Use of Egg Parasitoids, Trichogramma pretiosum Riley and Trichogramma chilonis Ishii Against Brinjal Shoot and Fruit Borer, Leucinodes orbonalis Guenée. Tropical Agricultural Research, 27 (1): 88 – 94.

  2. Niranjana, R.F., Devi, M. and Philip Sridhar, R., (2017). Comparison of pheromone traps against brinjal shoot and fruit borer, Leucinodes orbonalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). AGRIEAST: Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 11(1), pp.1–7. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/agrieast.v11i1.29

  3. Kumari, K., Niranjana, R. F., Sarathchandra S. R. (2018). Assessment of improved rice varieties against the infestation of brown planthopper (Nilaparvata Lugens Stal)(Hemiptera: Delphacidae). AGRIEAST: Journal of Agricultural Sciences 12 (1): 34-38.

  4. Niranjana, R.F., Devi, M. and Philip Sridhar, R., (2019). Efficacy of Bio-Intensive integrated pest management against brinjal shoot and fruit borer Leucinides orbonalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). AGRIEAST: Journal of Agricultural Sciences 13 (1): 12-18.

D) Publications in Proceedings / Symposium

  1. S. Karunakaran and R. F. Niranjana (2019). Laboratory evaluaton of some selected indigenous plant leaf and garlic bulb extracts against Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) in chickpea (Cicer arietinum). ISA-2019. Faculty of Agriculture, Eastern University Sri Lanka.

  2. P. A. N. P. Pandipperuma, R. F. Niranjana, D. Senevirathne, K. P. G. T. Guruge (2019). Pesticide residue analysis in okra in Batticaloa district. ISA-2019. Faculty of Agriculture, Eastern University Sri Lanka.

E) Publications as abstract

  1. Niranjana R. F., Devi M., Shanika W. and Philip Sridhar R. (2016). Parasitism efficiency of Trichogramma embryophagum Htg. on the eggs of brinjal shoot and fruit borer, Leucinodes orbonalis Guenee (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Proceedings of the International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. Pp 20-22

  2. Niranjana R. F., Devi M. and Philip Sridhar R. (2016). Evaluation of field efficacy of selected insecticides against brinjal shoot and fruit borer, Leucinodes orbonalis Guenee, Extended Abstracts, 3rd International Conference of Agricultural Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 42-44.

  3. Gunasingha U.L.D.P.R. and Niranjana R. F. (2018). Occurrence of biotypes of brown planthopper (Nilaparvata lugens Stal) (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) in the Batticaloa district of Sri Lanka. SLCARP International Agricultural Research Symposium. Pp. 43

Entomology
Pest management
Bio-control or Bio pesticides
Pesticide residues

AB 1201 Entomology (2:20/20)
AB 3102 Insect Pest Management (2:20/20)
AB 3201 Plant Resistance to Pests
AB 4104 Insecticide Toxicology
AB 4107 Biological Control of Insect Pests

  • Received ICCR (Commonwealth) scholarship to pursue PhD at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India during 2012 – 2015.

  • Best oral presentation in 3rd Agricultural Graduate Student Conference held during 13-14 May, 2015 at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India


  • Head /Dept. of Agric. Biology – (03.01.2011 – 31.07.2012 and 02.08.2015 – to date)

  • Warden / Women’s Hostel – (16.11.2015 – 30.04.2018)

  • Deputy Proctor / Faculty of Agriculture (27.07.2015 – to date)

  • Actg. Head /Dept. of Agric. Biology – (03.12.2010 – 02.01.2011)

  • Director / Career Guidance Unit (15.04.2010 – 14.04.2011)

  • Actg. Director / Career Guidance Unit (01.03.2010 – 31.03.2010)

  • Deputy - Co-ordinator /Soft Skill, HETC (01.03.2011 – 28.02.2012)

  • Student counselor (03.10.2011 – 02.10.2012, 01.10.2009 – 30.09.2010, 01.08.2008 – 31.07.2009)

  • Executive committee member 10th ARS - 2011

  • Co-ordinator / External Degree Programme, Faculty of Agriculture (28.11.2005  - 31.05.2010)

  • Acting Head / Dept. of Agric. Engineering (03.01.2008 - 31.08.2008)

  • Co-ordinator / Career Guidance, Faculty of Agriculture (18.10.2004-28.02.2010)

  • A member of Sports Advisory Board

  • Co-ordinator / Organizing committee of 7th ARS

  • Faculty representative to the senate (August 2007 – July 2009)

  • PIC /QEF Batch II (IRQUE project)

  • A member of the Board of Management of CENSARM

  • Coordinator of Undergraduate Research Forum 2007/2008

 

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