K.M.K. Weerasuriya
Technical Officer  (Grade I) in Forensic Medicine & Toxicology 
Department of Forensic Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo


RESEARCH INTERESTS

Forensic Entomology, Finger print identification methods, Forensic photography,Crime scene photography, Forensic Firearm identification, Forensic Histopathology, Forensic Anthropology.



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

  1. Technical Assistant - Division of Entomology, Horticulture Crop Research & Development Institute.

  2. Technical Assistant - Swedish International Development Agency Cooperation for Research  ( Sida SAREC )  funded research  project titled  ̏  Bio - chemical Pesticides for Control of Vegetable pests ˝

  3. Technical Assistant - Council of Agriculture Research Policy (CARP) funded research project titled  ̏    Studies on Baits   for     the Management of Fruit Flies ( Diptera ; Tephritidiae ) of Economic Importance in Sri Lanka.

 

PUBLICATIONS 

  1. Paper of   ̏Effect of Derris scandens and Sapindus trifoliatus Extract on Bean fly  Ophiomia phaseoli by P.G.L.A.Samaranayake and V. Kumar, Department of Chemistry, University of Peradeniya and K.A.N.P.Bandara and K.M.K.Weerasuriya and S.K.Nawarathne, Division of Entomology Horticulture Crop Research and Development Institute, Gannoruwa, Peradeniya.

  2. Technical Leaflet of  ̏  Usage of  neem ( Azadiracta indica ) seeds water extract for  pest control ″  by  Dr C. Kudagamage, and Dr K.A.N.P Bandara Division of Entomology and D. Sarathchandra, Division of Extension, and K.M.K.Weerasuriya Division of Entomology, Horticulture Crop Research and Development Institute, Gannoruwa, Peradeniya.

  3. Learning Software ( CD ROM ) of  ̏  Major pests of Soya bean and Mung Bean ″ by Dr.K.A.N.P.Bandara and K.M.K.Weerasuriya, Division of Entomology, Horticulture Crop Research and Development Institute. Gannoruwa, Peradeniya.

  4. Learning Soft ware ( CD ROM ) of   ̏  The human body ″ by Dr(Mrs) Jean Perera and K.M.K.Weerasuriya, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.

  5. Technical Leaflet of  “ Important Advises to Protect from Criminals “ by K.M.K.Weerasuriya, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.

  6. Technical Leaflet of  “ The Bombs Commonly used  for Homicides “ by K.M.K.Weerasuriya, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.

  7. Documentary video  titled “ Multiple Homicide in Hokandara “  by  Dr.Nilukshi Abeysinghe and K.M.K.Weerasuriya, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.

  8. Research poster titled “ A Case of Patricide : A Trial of Photographic Superimposition “ by Dr. N.D.N.A Mendis, Dr. S. Malaviarrachchi. and K. Weerasuriya. Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo and Institute of Legal Medicine and Toxicology, Colombo.

  9. Learning Soft ware ( CD ROM ) of   ̏  MOC SPOT TEST Version 1.0″ by Dr(Mrs) Jean Perera and K.M.K.Weerasuriya, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.

  10. Presentation and  hand out titled “  Basic principles of Forensic Entomology “ for seminar on Scene of Crime and Death investigation for Police officer and Coroners, conducted by the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo and Asia Foundation.


PARTICIPATED SEMINARS AND TRAINING PROGRAMMES

  1. Training of Trainers Programme on “Healthcare Waste management” organized by the Health care Waste     management Resource Division of the Health System research unit, Department of Community medicine, Faculty of medicine Colombo, held on 13th November 2008.
  2. Seminar on “Management and Verification of Fixed Assets”, on Thursday 12th 2009at the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
  3. Seminar on “Good Laboratory Practices” organized by Section A of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, held on 5th April 2012  at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.
  4. Seminar on “Scene of Crime and Death Investigation” organized by Department of Forensic medicine & Toxicology at Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo. Held on 28th June 2015.
  5. Workshop on “Fire Protection” organized by Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology at Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo. Held on 02nd  September 2015. 

PRESENTATIONS

  1. Introduction to  Forensic Entomology of Seminar on “Scene of Crime and Death Investigation” organized by Asian Foundation and Department of Forensic medicine & Toxicology at Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo. Held on 28th June 2015.   

PARTICIPATED RESEARCHES  

  1. Research project titled “ Studies on Baits for the Management of Fruit Flies of Economic Importance in Sri Lanka″ by Division of Entomology, Horticultural Crop Research and Development institute, Department of Agriculture, Gannoruwa, Peradeniya.

  2. Research project titled “ Studies on Fruit fly infestation in Banana cultivars in Sri Lanka. ″  by National Plant Quarantine Service, katunayake and Faculty of Agriculture ,University of Peradeniya and Division of Entomology, Horticultural Crop Research and Development Institute, Department of Agriculture, Gannoruwa, Peradeniya.

  3. Research project titled  Phylogenatic Relationship Among Bactrocera Species ( Diptera ; Tephritidiae ) Inferred from Mitochondria DNA Sequences ″ by Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA with Ecology & Entomology Group, Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand and Department of Biology, California state University, Bakersfield,  USA.

  4. Research of  Bruchid ( Coleoptera ; Bruchidae )Ovicidal Phenylbutanoid from Zingiber purpureum  ″ by Department of Chemistry, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and Horticultural Crop Research and Development Institute, Department of Agriculture, Gannoruwa, Peradeniya, with International  Center for Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi, Kenya and Institute of Pesticide Formulation Technology,  Haryana, India. (Published as a research paper in Journal of Economic Entomology vol.98, No.4© August 2005 Entomological Society of America )

  5. Case report of “Rare impaling injury to the neck” by Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo – Medico Legal Journal Sri Lanka Vol.3.No.2 Dec.pp 57-60. 

 

PROFFESIONAL EXPERIENCE 

  1. Technical assistant of Council of Agriculture Research Policy (CARP) funded research project titled  ̏ Studies on Baits for the Management of Fruit Flies ( Diptera ; Tephritidiae ) of Economic Importance in Sri Lanka ˝ Division of Entomology, Horticultural Crop Research and Development institute, Department of Agriculture, Gannoruwa, Peradeniya. 

  2. Technical assistant of Swedish International Development Agency Cooperation for Research      ( Sida SAREC ) funded research project titled  ̏  Bio - chemical Pesticides for Control of Vegetable pests ˝  Department of Chemistry, University of Peradeniya with Division of Entomology, Horticultural Crop Research & Development institute collaboration.

  3. Technical assistant of Matale District Regional Economic Advancement Project (REAP) funded research project titled  ̏  Production of High Quality Mango through Proper Crop Management ˝ Division of Entomology, Horticultural Crop Research and Development institute, Department of Agriculture, Gannoruwa, Peradeniya.