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Academic Staff member

Mrs. K. G. Dinelka D. Thilakarathne

Lecturer (Probationary)

B.Sc. (Zoology) (Peradeniya, SL)
M.Phil. (Zoology) (Peradeniya, SL)
Ph.D. (Reading) (UNL, USA)

Email - thilakarathnekgd@zoo.ruh.ac.lk

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  • Lectures
  • Invertebrate diversity II (ZOO 1202) Phylum mollusca (5 lectures)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (ZOO 3252) (8 lectures)
  • Conservation and Management of Environment (ZOO4164) (8 lectures)
  • Practical in-charge
  • General zoology practical I (ZOO 1121)
  • General zoology practical II (ZOO 1221)
  • General Zoology Practical III (ZOO 2121)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (ZOO 3252)
  • Practical course in Invertebrate biology (ZOO 4051)
  • Laboratory techniques in biology I (ZOO 4061)
  • Conservation and Management of Environment (ZOO4164)
  • Laboratory techniques in biology II (ZOO 4221)
  • Animal Ecology (Theoretical ecology, Seasonal-temporal patterns, and biotic-abiotic interactions)
  • Remote Sensing and GIS
  • Ecological Statistics and Modeling
  • Wildlife and Conservation biology
  • Malacology
  • Embryology and developmental biology
  • Research articles
  • Lakkana, P.H.T., Thilakarathne, K.G.D.D. and Meegaskumbura, M. (2019). Egg laying behavior and initial growth related measurements of Sri Lankan Kangaroo lizard (Otocryptis wiegmanni) under captivity. Journal of Zoologica Zeylanica. 1(1):5-10
  • Maheshini, P.W.D.B., Thilakarathne, K.G.D.D., Hirimuthugoda, G.N., Ranawana, K.B. and Kumburegama, S. (2019). Terrestrial pest gastropods and the damage to the local agriculture in Kandy and Nuwara Eliya district in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Journal of Science. 48(2):177-184
  • Thilakarathne, D., Hirimuthugoda, G.N., Lakkana, T. and Kumburegama, S. (2020). Ichthyofauna at Warathenna-Hakkinda declared environmental protection area (EPA) in Kandy, Sri Lanka. WILDLANKA. 7(4):181-196
  • Thilakarathne, K.G.D.D., Hirimuthugoda, G.N., Lakkana, P.H.T. and Kumburegama, S. (2021). Embryonic and larval development of the freshwater angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare) in laboratory condition. Sri Lanka Journal of Aquaculture and fisheries. 26(1):25-36
  • Thilakarathne, D., Lakkana, T., Hirimuthugoda, G., Wijesundara, C. and Kumburegama, S. (2021). Diversity and distribution of avifauna at Warathenna-Hakkinda Environmental Protection Area in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 13(12):19689-19701
  • Thilakarathne, D. and Hirimuthugoda, G. (2022). Can the Sri Lankan endemic-endangered fish Labeo fisheri (Teleostei: cyprinidae) adapt to a new habitat?. Journal of Threatened taxa. 14(8):21579-21587
  • Abstracts
  • Thilakarathne, K.G.D.D., Hirimuthugoda, G.N., Lakkana, P.H.T. and Kumburegama, S. (2016). Embryogenesis in freshwater Aquarium fish: Angelfish (Pterophyllum Scalare) and Golden carp (Cyprinus carpio). PGIS-RESCON, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Lakkana, P.H.T., Meegaskumbura, M. and Thilakarathne, K.G.D.D. (2017). Egg laying and initial growth patterns of Sri Lankan kangaroo lizard (Otocryptis wiegmanni) under captivity. 2nd IRCUWU, Uwa-Wellassa University, Sri Lanka
  • Thilakarathne, K.G.D.D., Hirimuthugoda, G.N., Lakkana, P.H.T. and Kumburegama, S. (2017). Ichthyofauna in the proposed Warathenna-Hakkinda environmental protection area in Kandy, Sri Lanka. PGIS-RESCON, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Thilakarathne, K.G.D.D., Lakkana, P.H.T., Hirimuthugoda, G.N. and Kumburegama, S. (2018). Avifauna at Warathenna-Hakkinda declared environmental protection area (EPA) in Kandy, Sri Lanka. 3rd IRCUWU, Uwa-Wellassa University, Sri Lanka
  • Lakkana, P.H.T., Thilakarathne, K.G.D.D., Sampath, J.K.H. and Meegaskumbura, M. (2018). Thermal Ecology of an Endemic Sri Lankan Kangaroo Lizard (Otocryptis wiegmanni) under Wild and Captive Conditions. 3rd IRCUWU, Uwa-Wellassa University, Sri Lanka
  • Thilakarathne, K.G.D.D., Hirimuthugoda, G.N. and Ranawana, K.B. (2018). New locality record and food habits of Endemic and Critically Endangered fish Labeo fisheri (Jordan and Starks, 1842) (Teleostei: Cyprinidae: Cyprininae) in Sri Lanka. PGIS-RESCON, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Thilakarathne, K.G.D.D., Ranawana, K.B. and Kumburegama, S. (2018). A survey of damage to agriculture crops by terrestrial gastropod pests in the Nuwara Eliya district. 4th RIRC, Rajarata University, Sri Lanka
  • Thilakarathne, K.G.D.D., Ying, N., Sari, R.M., Gurung, S., Saksongmuang, V., Mizuno, T. and Nakamura, A. (2019). Do masquerading of snail poop enhance the protective value of sawfly caterpillars?. 56th ATBC meeting held at Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • Thilakarathne, K.G.D.D., Nugapola, N.W.A.S., Bandara, D.M.S.L., Waththuhewa, C.S.T., Ranawana, K.B. and Kumburegama, S. (2019). Relationship between environmental factors and gastropod occurrence in natural and semi natural forest in Nuwara Eliya district, Sri Lanka. ATBC-AP held at MAS ATHENA, Thulhiriya, Sri Lanka
  • Thilakarathne, K.G.D.D., Hirimuthugoda, G.N., Lakkana, P.H.T. and Kumburegama, S. (2019). Comprehensive study of embryonic and larval development in the freshwater angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare). iPURSE, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Thilakarathne, K.G.D.D., Lakkana, P.H.T., Hirimuthugoda, G.N. and Kumburegama, S. (2019). Embryonic development in the golden carp (Cyprinus carpio) under laboratory conditions. PGIS-RESCON, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Thilakarathne, K.G.D.D., Ranawana, K.B. and Kumburegama, S. (2019). Spatial variation of terrestrial gastropod in natural and semi-natural forest in Nuwara Eliya district, Sri Lanka. 24th International Forestry and Environmental Symposium, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
  • Thilakarathne, K.G.D.D., Bandara, R.W.M.C.S., Thilakarathne, K.G.N.N.B., Ranawana, K.B. and Kumburegama, S. (2019). Diversity of terrestrial gastropods along with forest edges, natural and semi-natural forests in the Nuwara Eliya district, Sri Lanka. SCCS, Bengaluru, India
  • Thilakarathne, K.G.D.D., Ranawana, K.B. and Kumburegama, S. (2019). Comparison of terrestrial gastropod diversity in montane zone rainforests in five divisional secretariats in Nuwara Eliya district, Sri Lanka. 5th RIRC, Rajarata University, Sri Lanka
  • Thilakarathne, K.G.D.D., Ranawana, K.B. and Kumburegama, S. (2020). Spatial arrangement of terrestrial pest gastropods within agricultural and horticultural lands in the Nuwara Eliya district, Sri Lanka. PGIS-RESCON, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Thilakarathne, K.G.D.D., Ranawana, K.B. and Kumburegama, S. (2020). Land snail diversity in natural forest fragments in the Nuwara Eliya district, Sri Lanka. WILDLANKA International Symposium, Department of Wildlife Conservation, Sri Lanka
  • Thilakarathne, K.G.D.D., Ranawana, K.B. and Kumburegama, S. (2021). Invasion of exotic terrestrial pest gastropods into tropical rainforests of the Nuwara Eliya district, Sri Lanka. ATBC virtual meeting
  • Thilakarathne, K.G.D.D., Ranawana, K.B. and Kumburegama, S. (2021). Correlation between terrestrial pest gastropod distribution and environmental variables in agricultural lands in the Nuwara Eliya District, Sri Lanka. ICAPS, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • Thilakarathne, K.G.D.D., Ranawana, K.B. and Kumburegama, S. (2021). Temporal variation in terrestrial pest gastropod communities in agricultural lands in the Nuwara Eliya district, Sri Lanka. PGIS-RESCON, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Thilakarathne, K.G.D.D., Ranawana, K.B. and Kumburegama, S. (2022). Diversity of terrestrial pest gastropods within agricultural and horticultural lands in agricultural lands in the Nuwara Eliya district, Sri Lanka. 3rd RUFFORD international symposium, Sri Lanka
  • Sudharaka, K.G.A., Rupasinghe, MA.M., Wickramasinghe, M.P., Thilakarathne, K.G.D.D., Chathuranga, W.G.D., Lakkana, P.H.T. and Bandara, K.V.S.N. (2022). The contribution of terrestrial crabs (sesarmidae) on organic carbon sedimentation in mangrove ecosystems. 58th ATBC meeting held at Cartegena, Colombia
  • Thilakarathne, K.G.D.D., Ranawana, K.B. and Kumburegama, S. (2022). Terrestrial gastropod species composition between agricultural lands and montane forests in Sri Lanka. INTECOL Congress held in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Thilakarathne, K.G.D.D., Ranawana, K.B. and Kumburegama, S. (2022). Degree of crop damage caused by terrestrial pest gastropods in Nuwara Eliya District, Sri Lanka. VINGNANAM Research Conference, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka
  • Awards
  • Best project award - Do color and posture influence the protective value of snail poop masquerading by sawfly caterpillar? in the course symposium of AFEC-X, held in XTBG, Chinese Academy of Science, China (2018)
  • University award for academic excellence, University of Peradeniya (2015)
  • Scholarships
  • Half Sponsorship for the 10th AFEC-X, held at XTBG, CAS, China by XTBG, China (2018)
  • Full Sponsorship for the 56th ATBC meeting held at Antananarivo, Madagascar by XTBG, China (2019)
  • Professor Peter Ashton Felicitation Grant for ATBC-AP Chapter meeting held at MAS Athena, Thulhiriya, Sri Lanka by ATBC-AP, Sri Lanka (2019)
  • Half scholarship for SCCS held at Bengaluru, India by SCCS, India (2019)
  • Administrative and club activities
  • Member of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation - ATBC (2022-2024)
  • Editorial Assistant in 7th International Symposium on Water quality and human health: challenges ahead, Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya (2019)
  • Sponsored member of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation - ATBC (2019)
  • Member of the Zoological association at the University of Peradeniya (2014-2015)
  • Member of Rotaract club at the University of Peradeniya (2012-2015)
  • Member of the ISEC club at the University of Peradeniya (2013-2014)
  • Member of the Geological society at the University of Peradeniya (2012-2013)
  • Previous appointments
  • Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA (2022-2023)
  • Temporary demonstrator at the Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya (2019-2020)
  • Research assistant in Distribution of terrestrial gastropod pests, their seasonal abundance, and degree of damage to crops in agricultural lands in the Nuwara Eliya District- NSF Grant No: RG/2017/EB/05 (2017-2019)
  • Temporary demonstrator at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Uva-Wellassa University (2017)
  • Research assistant in A faunal survey in a proposed environmentally sensitive area along the Mahaweli River at Warathenna-Hakkinda, Kandy- Biodiversity Secretariat Grant, 2016. (2016-2017)
  • Temporary demonstrator at the Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya (2016-2017)