Department of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Academic Staff member

Dr. Chinthaka Sanath Gangabadage

Senior Lecturer (Grade I)

B.Sc. Chem Sp. (Ruhuna, SL) , Ph.D. in Biophysical Chemistry (NL),
Email - chinthaka@chem.ruh.ac.lk
Office -
Extention - 4402

LinnkedIn ResearchGate Google Scholar

  • Spectroscopy (NMR, UV-Visible, CD)
  • Basic Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry - Amino acids & Proteins
  • Biomolecular NMR
  • Some Topics in Inorganic Chemistry
  • Protein Structural studies
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Microplastics in Sri Lanka
  • In Refereed Journals – full papers
  • - Bimali Koongolla J., Andrady A.L., Terney Pradeep Kumara P.B., Gangabadage C.S. Evidence of Microplastics Pollution in Coastal Beaches and Waters in Southern Sri Lanka, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 137, 277-284 2018. (Google scholar citations - 12)
  • - Gangabadage C.S., Zdunek J., Tessari M., Nilsson S., Olivecrona G., and Wijmenga S.S. “Structure and Dynamics of Human Apolipoprotein CIII” J. Biol. Chem., Vol 283, Issue 25, 17416-17427, June 20, 2008 (Google scholar citations - 80).
  • - Gangabadage C.S., Nadja A., Bogdan D., Wijmenga S.S., and Tessari M. “Dependence of the size of a Protein-SDS Complex on Detergent and Na+ Concentrations” J. Phys. Chem. B, 112 (14), 4242 -4245, 2008 (Google scholar citations - 17).
  • Published in Abstract (Local):
  • - Dharmadasa, W.L.S.S.; Andrady, N.L.; Kumara, P.B.T.P.; Gangabadage, C.S., Assessment of microplastics contamination in marine protected areas in Southern Sri Lanka, Aug 2019, The National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA), Sri Lanka
  • - Idirisooriya, I.M.S.H.R., Gangabadage, C. S., Hewage, J.S., Assessment of selected quality parameters of topsoil and surface water in the vicinity of the wastewater discharging wells of the Department of Chemistry, University of Ruhuna, Matara, 6th Ruhuna International Science & Technology Conference Jan 2019 (RISTCON 2019), Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna.
  • - Kaushalya K.L.R., Wijenayake T.R., Gangabadage C.S., Impact of Agrochemical Usage of Paddy Cultivation at Welipothewelayaya, Thissamaharama in Sri Lanka, 5th Ruhuna International Science & Technology Conference Jan 2018 (RISTCON 2018), Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna.
  • - Duminda W.S.P., Gangabadage C.S., Extraction of carotenoids from crude palm oil using normal phase column chromatography, 3rd Ruhuna International Science & Technology Conference 2016 (RISTCON 2016), Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna.
  • - Thennakoon T.M.D.S., Priyasiri, H.H., Gangabadage, C.S. Novel indirect spectrophotometric method for the determination of trace copper using methylene blue as a chromogenic agent, 2nd Ruhuna International Science & Technology Conference (RISTCON 2015), January 22-23, 2015, Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna. (poster presentation)
  • - Gangabadage C.S., Vithanage A.V.R.N., Ubhayasekera W. Structural model of tRNA(guanine-N1)-methyltransferase by a computational method, 1st Ruhuna International Science & Technology Conference (RISTCON 2014), January 22-23, 2014, Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna. (oral presentation)
  • - Godakumbura K.K.D.T.D., Ubhayasekera W., and Gangabadage C.S. Three-dimensional structural model of rRNA (guanine-N (2)-)-methyltransferase by homology modeling, 9th Science Symposium-2013, Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. (oral presentation)
  • - Wanasinghe W.M.N.S., and Gangabadage C.S. Dependence of CMC of SDS micelles on Sodium Chloride and in the presence of some Amino Acids, 7th Science Symposium-2010, Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. (oral presentation)
  • - Piyasena M.D.C.P., Ubhayasekera W., and Gangabadage C.S. Construction of a three-dimensional structural model for tRNA methyltransferase, 7th Science Symposium-2010, Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. (oral presentation)
  • - E.S. Kulasooriya, and C.S. Gangabadage, “Critical micelle concentration (CMC) of SDS micelles at different pH, and added salt concentrations” 6th Science Symposium-2009, Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. (poster presentation)
  • - Gangabadage CS, Tessari M, Zdunek J, Nilsson S, Olivecrona G and Wijmenga SS, “Structure and dynamics of human apolipoprotein-CIII in SDS micelles by NMR spectroscopy based on HNN RDCs” International conference on Frontiers in Molecular Life Sciences, 16th – 18th September 2009, Colombo, Sri Lanka. (poster presentation)
  • Published in Abstract (International):
  • - Chinthaka Sanath, Marco Tessari, Janusz Zdunek, Solveig Nilsson, Gunilla Olivecrona and Sybren Wijmenga “The global structure and dynamics of human apolipoprotein CIII in complex with SDS micelles by NMR spectroscopy” at the international conference of EUROMAR/EENC 2005, 3-8 July 2005, Veldhoven, The Netherlands. (poster presentation)
  • - Chinthaka Sanath, Andzelika Najda, Diana Bogdan, Marco Tessari and Sybren Wijmenga “Protein Backbone Dynamics of M13 Coat Protein in Complex with SDS Micelles from Residual Dipolar Couplings” at the international conference of EUROMAR/EENC 2005, 3-8 July 2005, Veldhoven, The Netherlands. (poster presentation)
  • - Chinthaka Sanath, Marco Tessari, and Sybren Wijmenga, “Study of the Molecular Mechanism of Amyloid Fibril Formation by CD and NMR spectroscopy” at the NSRIM symposium, 06-07 May 2004, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. (oral presentation)
  • - Chinthaka Sanath, Marco Tessari, Solveig Nilsson, Gunilla Olivecrona and Sybren Wijmenga “Study the mechanism of amyloid formation of human Apolipoprotein-CII (Apo-CII)” at the Annual NMR Discussion Group, 24th October 2003, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. (poster presentation) (** best poster)
  • - G.B.C.Sanath, W.M.Holmes, J.Schleucher and S.Wijmenga “Preliminary NMR studies of tRNA Methyltransferase and structural comparision of Methyltransferases” at the 5th Annual Conference of the Swedish Structural Biology Network, 15-18 June 2001, at Tällberg, Sweden. (poster presentation)
  • - Won a Travel grant for the participation of MSCA-IF workshop, Uppsala University , Sweden - June 2019
  • - Won the President’s Award for Scientific Publications in 2014 at the awarding ceremony organized by National Research Council on 17th January 2014 at Waters Edge, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka.
  • - Won the award of the “Best Oral Presentation at Session C” at the 1st Ruhuna International Science & Technology Conference - 2014 held on 22nd & 23rd January 2014 at Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna.
  • - Won the award of the “Best Scientific Poster” for the poster titled “Study the mechanism of amyloid formation of human Apolipoprotein-CII (Apo-CII)” at the Annual NMR Discussion Group, 24th October 2003, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
  • - Awarded a Scholarship for a PhD Program at Umea University, Sweden (Oct 2000).
  • - Awarded a Research student position at Radboud University Nijemegen, The Netherlands (July 2002).
  • - Head/ Department of Chemistry (Since December, 2019)
  • - Director – Operation Technical Secretariat, Accelerating Higher Education Expansion and Development (AHEAD) operation (World Bank project), University of Ruhuna, – (Since May, 2019 ).
  • - Secretary – 16th Academic Sessions and 15th Vice Chancellors’ Awards Ceremony, University of Ruhuna - 2019.
  • - Overall Coordinator & member in Proposal Writing Team, Department of Chemistry, ELTA-ELSE Department DP, AHEAD Operation – 2018/2019
  • - Activity Coordinator & Member in Proposal Writing Team, Faculty of Science, ELTA-ELSE Faculty DP, AHEAD Operation – 2018/2019
  • - Acting Director – Operation Technical Secretariat, Accelerating Higher Education Expansion and Development (AHEAD) operation (World Bank project), University of Ruhuna, April-June 2018.
  • - Acting Head – Department of Chemistry, University of Ruhuna, July 2017, Oct 2018
  • - Member - Evaluation panel, Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna - 2017, 2018
  • - Member – Evaluation panel, International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment (ISAE) 2016, 2017, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna
  • - Chairman – Technical Evaluation Committee for purchasing chemicals for the Department of Chemistry – 2017
  • - Member of the curriculum development Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna – 2015
  • - Member – Student’s Disciplinary Action Committees in University Ruhuna
  • - Member of student request subcommittee, Faculty of Science (2015-2019)
  • - Member of the Time Table committee, Faculty of Science, 2010-2019
  • - Member of the Course Coordinators meeting, Faculty of Science, 2013
  • - Member of the Faculty committee for University Development Grant (UDG) proposal writing (2010-2013)
  • - Member of the Faculty committee for Quality & Innovation Grant (QIG) proposal writing (2011-2013)
  • - Member of the committee of M.Sc. Degree Programme, Faculty of Science – 2013
  • - Student Mentor, Faculty of Science, 2010-2019.
  • - Member of the organizing committee & Editorial Board, 6th Science Symposium, Faculty of Science, held on 23rd December 2009.
  • - Member of the organizing committee of the Faculty day, Faculty of Science in 2007
  • - Senior Treasure – Kala Hawla, Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna- 2012- 2013
  • - Senior Treasurer – Nature’s Exploring Society, University of Ruhuna – 2009-2010
  • - Patron – Kala Hawla, Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna – 2007-2010
  • - Convener – Ruhuna International Science and Technology Conference (RISTCON), 2016, 2017, 2018, Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna.
  • - Secretary and the member of the review coordination committee - Ruhuna International Science and Technology Conference (RISTCON) 2015, Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna.
  • - Convener – Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Science Symposia, Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna held in 2010, 2012 and 2013
  • - Committee Member – Child Development Center, University of Ruhuna (2009-2010)
  • - President – Ruhuna University Science Teachers’ Association (RUSTA) (2012-2014)
  • - Exco member - Ruhuna University Science Teachers’ Association (RUSTA) (2009-2010)
  • - Academic Counselor - Department of Chemistry, (2009-2019)
  • - Academic Warden- Boys’ hostels- Wellamadama Complex, University of Ruhuna -2009-2013
  • - Student counselor, Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna – 2006-2007