Mr. D.R. Kulatunga

Senior Lecturer (G II)

Chemistry
Faculty of Natural Sciences
Senior Lecturer
Contact:

CRC, 3rd floor, Science and Technology building

Office: 112881371, Ext:

Email: drkul@ou.ac.lk drkul65@gmail.com


Academic Record

  • M Phil (2017): Organic Chemistry, The Open university of Sri Lanka
  • M Sc (2005): Analytical Chemistry, University of Colombo
  • B Sc (Chemistry Special) (1988): University of Peradeniya

Professional Record

  • Senior Lecturer in Chemistry (II) (2017 – Present): Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka.
  • Lecturer in Chemistry (2005 – 2017) Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka.
  • Educational Assistant I (1994 – 2005) Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka.
  • Demonstrator (1992 – 1994) Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka.
  • Research Assistant (1991 -1992) Department of Natural products and Pharmacology, Medical Research Institute.
  • Assistant Lecturer (1990 – 1991) Department of Chemistry, University of Peradeniya.
Area of Specialization:

Organic Chemistry

Research Intrests:
  • Organic Chemistry wound healing activity
  • Quality assessment of the consumer products. Water quality
Affiliations:

Member, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (2009 – present)

Programmes Coordination:

BSc

Course Coordination:

CMU3120

CMU3233

CYE3200

Ongoing Research:

Bioassay guided chemical investigation of Ayurwedic Indegenous medicinal oils reputed for wound healing activity.

Publications:
  • Kulatunge D R,: Jayawardena K H,:Wijerathna S C, Gunaherath G M K B,: IDENTIFICATION OF COMPOUNDS RESONSIBLE FOR THE WOUND HEALING ACTIVITY OF PINDA OIL,  Proceedings International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and traditional  Medicine. Institute of Indigenous Medicine University of Colombo Rajagiriya – Sri Lanka 5th ICAUST 27th to 29th October 2017
  • Kulathunga, D.R.; Mahanama, K.R.R. [2013]. Fingerprinting diesel and petrol fuels for adulteration in Sri Lanka. J. Natn. Sci. Foundation Sri Lanka 41(4), 287 – 292.
  • Kulatunge D R,:Bopage N S,:Jayawardena K H,:Wijerathna S C,: Abyesekara A M,: Gunaherath G M K B,: Perliminiary investigation method to determine   the efficacy of Cryptolepis buchanani  and glycyrriza glabra plant extract in wound healing. Institute of Biology
  • Kulatunge D R,:Jayawardena K H,:Wijerathna S C, Gunaherath G M K B,: Wound Healing Active Constituent fromCryptolepis buchanani. Annual Academic Sessions 2011, The Open University of Sri Lanka
  • Kulathunga, D.R.; Pandithavidana, D.; Mahanama, K.R.R. [2004]. Fingerprinting diesel and petrol fuels for adulteration. Presented at the 1st National Symposium on Air That We Breathe. Air Resource Management Center and Clean Air Sri Lanka, December 2 – 4, Colombo
  • Kulathunga, D.R.; Mahanama, K.R.R. [2001]. Investigation of leaded petrol and diesel adulteration in Sri Lanka. Presented at the 7th Annual Sessions of Forestry and Environmental Symposium, December 28 – 29, Gangodawila
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