Mrs. E.M.M.W. Kalpani Omantha Bandaranayaka

Senior Lecturer (G II)


Zoology
Faculty of Natural Sciences
RG GS
Senior Lecturer
Contact:

, Central Campus, Ground floor, Science and Technology building, Room No : E09

Office: +94112884446, Ext: 446

Email: emban@ou.ac.lk


Senior Lecturer in Zoology

Areas of Specialization:

Entomology

Research interests:

Applied entomology, Molecular Parasitology/Entomology, Infectious diseases Epidemiology

Course Coordination:

Paleobiology, Entomology

Awards:
  1. Research Fellowship of National Research Council, 2013
  1. President’s award for Scientific Publications for 2016 for
  • Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Kalpani O. Bandaranayaka, Maria A. Apanaskevich and Rupika S. Rajakaruna. (2016). Re-description of Amblyomma integrum (Acari: Ixodidae) adults and immature stages. Medical and Veterinary Entomology. 30(3) DOI: 10.1111/mve.12178

 

Researches:

Infectious disease Epidemiology, Zoonosis, Vector Biology

Ongoing Research:
  • Gastrointestinal Parasitic Infections among Patients in Selected Hospitals and Estates in Western Province; Molecular Characterization, Epidemiology and Potential Sources of Infections
  • Entomological, Ecological and Socio-economic factors that contribute to Re-emergence of Brugian Filariasis in Puttlam district
Research Supervisions:
  • Entomological, Ecological and Socio-economic factors that contribute to Re-emergence of Brugian Filariasis in Puttlam district – Co-supervisor

Publications:

ABSTRACTS

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

  1. Bandaranayaka, E. M. M. W. K. O., Rajapakse, R. P. V. J. and Rajakaruna, R. S. (2014). Gastrointestinal parasites of dogs and their zoonotic potential in a socio economically challenged tea estate community in the central hills of Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE)
  2. Bandaranayaka, K.O. and Rajakaruna, R.S. (2015). Life Cycle of Nosomma monstrosum under Laboratory Conditions. Proceedings of the Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE)
  3. Bandaranayaka, E. M. M. W. K. O., and Rajakaruna, R. S. (2016). Life Cycle of Hyalomma isaaci under Laboratory Conditions. Proceedings of the Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE)
  4. Vijayananthan A., Wijesundara C. R. and Bandaranayaka K. O. (2019). Preliminary Study on BMI and Dietary Habits among Sedentary Workers in Public and Private Banks in a Selected area in Colombo. Proceedings of Sri Lanka Medical Council. Pp 144
  5. Thajudeen F. R., Wijesundara C. R. and Bandaranayaka K. O. (2019). Level, Proportion and Risk Indicators of Anaemia among Non-Pregnant Females Between ages 18 To 65 in a Socio Economically Challenged Elpitiya Tea Plantation Estate. Proceedings of Sri Lanka Medical Council. Pp 63
  6. Dharmawardhana S. H., Perera, P. K., Wijesundara C. R. and Bandaranayaka K. O. (2019). Prevalence of Obesity and Associated Factors among Ordinary Level (O/L) Students in Selected Government Schools in Colombo Educational Zone. Proceedings of Sri Lanka Medical Council. Pp 07
  7. Sheriff, F. A., Wijesundara, C., Chathuranga, B. A. G. and Bandaranayaka, K. O. (2019). Prevalence, knowledge and associated factors on anaemia among non-pregnant females of reproductive age in a tea estate community in Hantana, Kandy district, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science Proceedings of the 75th Annual Sessions, 117/A
  8. Nandasena, A., Wijesundara, C. Chathuranga, B. A. G. Bandaranayaka, K. O. (2020). Detection of bacterial contamination of three commonly consumed raw vegetables from markets in the Colombo municipality area, Sri Lanka – a preliminary study. Proceedings of the Ruhuna University International Research Congress, A/09
  9. Gunasekara, T., Wijesundara, C., and Bandaranayaka, K. O. (2020). Knowledge, Attitudes and perceptions on mental health among Advanced Level students in Colombo District. Proceedings of the Ruhuna University International Research Congress, pp 115
  10. Bandaranayaka, E. M. M. W. K. O., Rajapakse, R. P. V. J. Kularatne, S. A. M. Abeysundara, U. B., Rajapaksha, R. M. M. A. and Rajakaruna, R. S. (2021). Double trouble: Detection of rickettsial DNA in a tick removed from an otoacariasis patient. Proceedings of 10th Annual conference of the Sri Lankan Society for Microbiology (E-Conference) held on 22nd of October 2021

 

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

  1. Bandaranayaka, E. M. M. W. K. O., Rajapakse, R. P. V. J. and Rajakaruna, R. S. (2014). Seasonal Pattern and Risk Factors of Otoacariasis in Anuradhapura district, Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the PGIS (Post Graduate Institute of Science) Congress
  2. Bandaranayaka, E. M. M. W. K. O., Rajapakse, R. P. V. J. Kularatne, S. A. M. and Rajakaruna, R. S. (2016). Seasonal Pattern and Risk Factors of Otoacariasis in Kandy district, Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Proceedings of the 72nd  Annual Sessions
  3. Bandaranayaka, K. O. and Rajakaruna, R. S., (2018). Life cycle parameters of two commonly occurring cattle ticks (Amblyomma integrum and Rhipicephalus microplus) in Sri Lanka. XV International Congress of Acarology, 2-8 Sep, 2018 at Antalya
  4. Rajakaruna, R. S., Bandaranayaka, K. O. and Sodini Ariyaratne (2018). Human otoacariasis in Sri Lanka: Tick species associated and risk factors. XV International Congress of Acarology, 2-8 Sep, 2018 at Antalya
  5. Perera, W.L.S., Perera, P.K., Wijesundara, C., Abmagahawita, A. M. and Bandaranayaka, K.O. (2018). Household based survey on knowledge, attitude and practices towards dengue infection and prevention in a semi urban area, Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the PGIS (Post Graduate Institute of Science) Congress.
  6. Alahakoon, P. V., Perera, P. K., Wijesundara, C. and Bandaranayaka, K.O. (2018). Knowledge and attitudes on first aid among advanced level students (A/L) in government schools on Gampaha educational zone, Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the PGIS (Post Graduate Institute of Science) Congress 2018.
  7. Nandasena, A., Wijesundara, C. Chathuranga, B. A. G. Bandaranayaka, K. O. (2019). Detection of bacterial contamination of three commonly consumed raw vegetables from markets in the Colombo municipality area, Sri Lanka – a preliminary study. Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science Proceedings of the 75th Annual Sessions, 413/D
  8. Sheriff, F. A., Wijesundara, C., Chathuranga, B. A. G. and Bandaranayaka, K. O. (2020). Prevalence, knowledge and associated factors on anaemia among non-pregnant females of reproductive age in a tea estate community in Hantana, Kandy district, Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the Colombo Medical Congress 2020, 30
  9. Marththane, P., Wijesundara, C. R. and Bandaranayaka, K. O. (2020). Knowledge and Practices on Menstrual Hygiene among Grade 9 to 11 School Girls in Government Schools in Kilinochchi District, Sri Lanka. The annual conference of the Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH), 5th – 9th December 2020; RWC8/079
  10. Rukaiya, M. S. F., Wijesundara, C. R. and Bandaranayaka, K. O. (2020). Online Survey to Assess Prevalence of Stress and Anxiety among the Public during the Covid-19 Pandemic in Sri Lanka. The annual conference of the Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH), 5th – 9th December 2020; PHY5/203
  11. Fernando, S. D., Wijesundara, C. R. and Bandaranayaka, K. O. (2020). Knowledge and Practices Regarding Influenza: An Online Survey. The annual conference of the Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH), 5th – 9th December 2020; EMR1/168
  12. Zahwa, J., Wijesundara, C. R. and Bandaranayaka, K. O. (2020). Information Seeking Behaviours on Covid-19 through Social and Mass Media in Sri Lanka: An Online Survey. The annual conference of the Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH), 5th – 9th December 2020; COV7/230
  13. Bandara G. C., Wijesundara, C. R. and Bandaranayaka, K. O. (2020). Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices on Vaccination: An Online Survey. The annual conference of the Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH), 5th – 9th December 2020; NCD2/197
  14. Shadiqa, M. L. F., Wijesundara, C. R. and Bandaranayaka, K. O. (2020). Prevalence of Stress and Anxiety among Sri Lankan Healthcare Workers during the Covid-19 Pandemic: An Online Survey. The annual conference of the Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH), 5th– 9th December 2020; COV7/214
  15. Kuruwitage, A. V., Wijesundara, C. R. and Bandaranayaka, K. O. (2020). Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Subfertility and Their Associated Factors among Governments University Students in Sri Lanka. The annual conference of the Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH), 5th– 9th December 2020; HED9/078
  16. Jayasekara, U. C., Wijesundara, C. and Bandaranayaka, K. O. (2021). Parental Stress, Economic Burden and their Associated Factors among Parents of Thalassemia Patients in Kurunegala Teaching Hospital, Sri Lanka. Proceedings of 14th International Research Conference of Sir John Kotelawala Defense University, 10th – 11th September 2021/ID582

 

INDEXED AND REFEREED JOURNALS

  1. Bandaranayaka, K. O., Apaneskavich, D .A. and Rajakaruna, R. S. (2016). The life cycle of Nosomma monstrosum under laboratory conditions. Applied and experimental acaralogy. 69(1). DOI:10.1007/s10493-015-0011-4
  2. Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Kalpani O. Bandaranayaka, Maria A. Apanaskevich and Rupika S. Rajakaruna. (2016). Re-description of Amblyomma integrum (Acari: Ixodidae) adults and immature stages. Medical and Veterinary Entomology. 30(3) DOI: 10.1111/mve.12178
  3. Bandaranayaka, K. O., Apaneskavich, D. A. and Rajakaruna, R. S. (2016). The life cycle of Amblyomma integrum under laboratory conditions. Applied and experimental acaralogy. 69(3) DOI:10.1007/s10493-016-0034-5
  4. Bandaranayaka, K. O., Rajakaruna, R.S. and Rajapakse, R.P.V.J. (2019). Potentially zoonotic gastrointestinal parasites of dogs in Lunugala Tea estate community in Central Sri Lanka. Ceylon Journal of Science 48(1) 2019: 43-50DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cjs.v48i1.7587
  5. Bandaranayaka, K. O., Dissanayake, U. I. and Rajakaruna, R. S. (2021). Experimental aspects of life cycles of two hard tick species, Rhipicephalus (boophilus) microplus and Hyalomma isaaci (Acari: Ixodidae), on New Zealand white rabbits. Ceylon Journal of Science. 50(1):47
  6. Bandaranayaka, E. M. M. W. K. O., Rajapakse, R. P. V. J. Kularatne, S. A. M. Abeysundara, U. B., Rajapaksha, R. M. M. A. and Rajakaruna, R. S. (2021). Human Otoacariasis in Two Climatically Different Districts, in Sri Lanka: Seasonality, Risk Factors and Case Notes, Acta Parasitologica. 2021 May 16. doi: 10.1007/s11686-021-00372-w.
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