Dr. W. H. M. A.T. Herath

Senior Lecturer (Grade II)

Botany
Faculty of Natural Sciences
Contact:

Select, 2nd Floor, Science and Technology Building

Office: 011-2881269, Ext: 269

Email: whher@ou.ac.lk


B.Sc. (Botany sp.) (University of Peradeniya, SL), Ph.D. (University of Peradeniya, SL)

Area of Specialization:

Microbiology

Research Intrests:

Microbiology, Water Quality, Chronic Kidney Diseases Uncertain Etiology (CKDu)

Affiliations:

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Programmes Coordination:

Coordinator – Diploma in Laboratory Technology

Course Coordination:

Senior Coordinator – Environmental and Applied Microbiology (BYU5300), Environmetal Pollution (BYP9503)

Awards:

Merit Awards for Scientific Publication – 2012 (National Research Council)

University Research Fellowship 2007 – 2010 (University of Peradeniya)

 

Researches:

 

Journal Articles – International

  • Herath, A.T., Abayasekara, C.L., Rohana Chandrajith and Adikaram, N.K.B. (2014). Pseudomonas aeruginosa in bottled drinking water in Sri Lanka: A potential health hazard, Water Science and Technology: Water Supply Vol 14 (6) 1045-50.
  • Herath, A.T., Abayasekara, C.L., Rohana Chandrajith, Adikaram, N.K.B. (2012). Temporal variation of microbiological and chemical quality of non-carbonated bottled drinking water sold in Sri Lanka, Journal of Food Science, 77 (3)160-1643.

 

Abstracts

  • Sudeshika, S.H.T., Antonypillai, C.N., Hettiarachchi, T.W., Badurdeen, M.Z., Fernando, W.B.N.T. Abeysundara, H.T.K., Kumucdumali, D.P.G.S., Hemage, K.R.D., Herath, A.T. Wijethunga, S., Abeysekara, T.D.J. and Nanayakkara, N. (2018). Prevalence of Bone Biomarkers in Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology, Sri Lanka. 40th Annual Academic Sessions, The Kandy Society of Medicine. 20p.
  • Fernando, W.B.N.T., Hemage, K.R.D., Herath A.T., Kumudumali, D.P.G.S., Hettiarachchi, T. W., Sudeshika, S.H.T., Badurdeen, M.Z., Abeysekara, D.T.J. & Nanayakkara, N. (2017). Study in Nutritional Markers in CKD-u in Sri Lanka. International Peradeniya University Research Session (iPURSE), University of Peradeniya, Vol 21, 334p.
  • Fernando, W.B.N.T., Abeysundara H.T.K., Herath A.T., Hemage, K.R.D., Kumudumali, D.P.G.S., Hettiarachchi, T.W., Sudeshika, S.H.T., Badurdeen, M.Z., Abeysekara, D.T.J. & Nanayakkara, N. (2017). Disparity of unhealthy habits and family history of chronic kidney disease in chronic kidney disease of uncertain etiology against pertinent controls. Research Congress, Postgraduate Institute of Science (PGIS) congress, University of Peradeniya, 86p.
  • Fernando, W.B.N. T., Abeysundara H.T.K., Herath A.T., Hemage, K.R. D., Kumudumali, D.P.G.S., Hettiarachchi, T. W., Sudeshika, S.H.T., Badurdeen, M. Z., Abeysekara, D.T. J. & Nanayakkara, N. (2017). Evaluate the preciseness of three population screening approaches to true prevalence of ckd-u sri lanka. 130th congress of The Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), Ceylon Medical Journal volume 62 supplement 1 July 2017, 159p.
  • Badurdeen, M. Z, Nanayakkara, N. Ratnatunga N.V. I., Abeysekara, D.T. J, Wazil A.W.M, Abeysundara H.T. K, Fernando, W.B.N. T, Hemage, K.R. D, Sudeshika, S.H. T, Hettiarachchi, T. W, Kumudumali D.P.G. S. & Herath A. T. (2017). Do traditional renal diagnostic markers within normal range accurately demarcate CKDu cases from healthy in endemic regions?. 130th congress of The Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), Ceylon Medical Journal, 62(1) July 2017, 57p.
  • Herath, A.T., Edirisinghe, E.A.R., Abayasekara, C.L., R. Chandrajith, Adikaram, N.K.B., Dissanayake, D.R.A. and Arulkanthan, A. (2014). Inactivation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Mycobacterium fortuitum in water by ultraviolet-c (UV-c) radiation. International Symposium on water quality and Human Health: Challenges Ahead, Symposium  Proceedings, p 15.
  • Herath, A.T., Abayasekara, C.L., Rohana Chandrajith, Adikaram, N.K.B. (2014).Detection and Identification of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Bottled Drinking Water, International Conference on Environmental and Occupational Health organized by Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University Putra Malaysia.
  • Herath, A.T., Abayasekara, C.L., Rohana Chandrajith, Adikaram, N.K.B. (2012). Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Bottled drinking water in Sri Lanka. Young water Professionals Symposium organized by Lanka Jalani in association with International Water Management Institute and Unilever Sri Lanka, November 22nd and 23rd 2012, Hotel Galadari, Colombo.
  • Herath, A.T., Abayasekara, C.L., Rohana Chandrajith, Adikaram, N.K.B. (2012). Assessment of Bottled water quality in Sri Lanka. International Symposium on water quality and Human Health: Challenges Ahead, Symposium Proceedings, p 20.
  • Herath, W.H.M.A.T., Abayasekara, C.L., Chandrajith R., Adikaram, N.K.B. (2009). Microbiological, Chemical and Physical Quality of Bottled Drinking Water In Sri Lanka – A Preliminary Survey. First National Symposium on Natural Resourse management, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, P 36.
  • Herath, W.H.M.A.T., Chandrajith, R., Abayasekara, C.L., and Adikaram, N.K.B (2008). Chemical   and Physical Quality of Bottled Drinking Water in Sri Lanka: A Preliminary Survey. Peradeniya University Research Session, Vol 13 Part II P 406-408.
  • Abayasekara, C.L., Herath, W.H.M.A.T., Adikaram,N.K.B., Chandrajith, R., Illapperuma, S.C.,  Sirisena, A.D., and Rajapura, S.G (2007) Microbilogical quality of Bottled Driking Water in Sri Lanka: A Preliminary Survay. Peradeniya University Research Session, Vol 12 Part 1 P 49-50.
  • Herath, W.H.M.A.T. and Daundasekara, M (2006) Effects of 1-Methylcyclopropane (1-MCP) on Postharvest Quality of selected local banana cultivars: A Preliminary Study. Peradeniya University Research Session, Vol 11 P 142.

 

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