Dr. D.V.D.Hemalika

Senior Lecturer

Chemistry
Faculty of Natural Sciences
RG GS
Faculty Coordinator, MRC
Contact:

MRC, Open University of Sri Lanka, Nupe, Matara

Office: 412222943, Ext: ext- 22

Email: dvhem@ou.ac.lk, hemamalisl@gmail.com


 

Academic Record 

  • PhD in Chemistry – University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka (2019)
  • BSc (Special Degree in Chemistry) – University of Ruhuna (2010)

Professional Record 

  • Faculty coordinator, Natural sciences, MRC:  July, 2020 – to date
  • Senior Lecturer (Grade II) in Chemistry at The Open University of Sri Lanka:  May 2019 – to date
  • Lecturer in Chemistry at The Open University of Sri Lanka:  November 2011 – April 2019

 

Area of Specification:
  • Natural product Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
Research Intrests:
  • Study on enzyme inhibitors from natural products
  • Study on phytoconstituents of plant extracts as therapeutic target for dengue
  • Biological activity studies on medicinal plants
Affiliations:

Life member of the Institute of chemistry Ceylon

Programmes Coordination:
  • DLT- Diploma in Laboratory Technology
  • ACLT- Advanced Certificate of Laboratory Technology

 

Course Coordination:

CYU 4303- Organic Chemistry I

Researches:
  • Investigation of Secretory Phospholipase A2 inhibitors from selected Sri Lankan medicinal plants as potential therapeutic agents for dengue fever
  • Investigation of Lead (Pb) content in Ipomea aquatica (kankun) grown in the Matara area
Ongoing Research:

Characterization of plant extracts having sPLA2 inhibitory activity

Publications:
  1. Hemalika D.V.D, Abeysekera A.M, Chandrika U.G, Malavige G.N. (2020). INVESTIGATION OF SECRETORY PHOSPHOLIPASE A2 INHIBITORY ACTIVITY OF BUTANOL FRACTION OF AQUEOUS EXTRACT OF Tragia hispida (WEL KAHAMBILIYA) AS A POTENTIAL THERAPEUTIC AGENT FOR DENGUE FEVER. Open University Research Sessions (OURS 2020), 19.
  2. Hemalika, D. V. D., & Chandrika, U. G. (2020). Anti-dengue effects of medicinal plants : A review. International Journal of Herbal Medicine, 8(6), 50–56. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.22271/flora.2020.v8.i6a.706
  3. Hemalika D.V.D (2021). Phospholipase enzymes as potential biomarker for SARS CoV-2 virus; International Journal of Scientific Research and Publications, 11(1), 189-196 ; http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.11.01.2021.p10919
  4. D. V. D. Hemalika and Vajira P. Bulugahapitiya (2009), Investigation of Lead (Pb) content in Ipomea aquatica(kankun) grown in Matara area, , December, Seventh Science symposium, Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna.
  5. Co-author of CMF 2206-unit iv, Physical chemistry, 2013. ISBN 978-955-23-1403-2
  6. Contributed as an editorial assistant for “Behavior of Gases” , 2013 ISBN- 978-955-23-1400-

 

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