Ms. Y.A.S. Samithri

Senior Lecturer (Grade II)

Faculty of Natural Sciences
Senior Lecturer Grade II

Matara Regional Center, regional centre, Matara

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B.Sc (Special degree in Botany / First class honours) – University of  Peradeniya

M.Phil – University of Peradeniya.

Diploma in HRM (Human Resource Management) and OB (Organizational Behaviour) at American college of higher education, Kandy

Areas of Specialization:


Research interests:

Ecology, Tissue culture, Post harvest technology, Pathology





Samithri, Y.A.S,  Gunatilleke, I. A.U.N. and Sarawana Kumar, P. (2006). Effect of water stress on the growth of  some rice varieties.  Postgraduate Institute of Science (PGIS) congress, University of Peradeniya, 143p.

Samithri, Y. A. S., Wijesundara, D. S. A. and Iqbal,M. C. M. (2007). “A Preliminary Study of the Ussangoda Serpentine Flora” International Forestry and Environmental Symposium, SL. p29-30,


Samithri, Y. A. S., Wijesundara, D. S. A. and Iqbal, M. C. M. (2008) “Floral diversity and conservation of the Ussangoda serpentine site in Sri Lanka” Sixth International Conference on Serpentine Ecology at the College of Atlantic, p22–23.

Samithri, Y. A. S., Wijesundara, D. S. A. and Iqbal M. C. M. (2008). “ Morphological and physiological adaptations on a serpentine ecosystem in Ussangoda, Sri Lanka” Annual Meeting and AGM, Imperial College, UK, p39.


Samithri, Y.A.S., Wijesundara, D, S, A. , Iqbal, M. C. M. and Perera, G.A.D. (2015). “Species diversity and abundance in the vegetation of serpentine site at Ussangoda, Sri Lanka.  Postgraduate Institute of Science (PGIS) congress, University of Peradeniya, 10p.

Samithri, Y.A.S., Karunanayake, K.O.L.C. and Kulasinghe, A.A. (2018). Effect of essential oils on reducing postharvest diseases in papaya (Carica papaya L.) fruit


Ongoing Research:
  • Title-“Incorporation of selected essential oils into bio-safe fruit coatings to control anthracnose, stem-end rot and enhance postharvest quality of mango fruit cv. Karuthacolomban”
  • Principal -investigators – Dr. K.O.L.C Karunanayake, Co-investigators Dr L.K.R.R.Jayakody and Ms. Y.A.S.Samithri Department of Botany, Faculty of    Natural Sciences, OUSL
The Open University of Sri Lanka
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