Vithanage Group

Dr. Meththika Vithanage (Principle Investigator)

BSc. (Hons)(SAB), MSc. (Hons) (UoP), PhD. (Copenhagen)
Senior Lecturer Faculty of Applied Sciences
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Email: meththika@sjp.ac.lk
meththikavithanage@gmail.com

A. Ashiq Abdul Rahiman

Ashiq completed his BSc in Chemical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia and currently reads for an MSc in Environmental Sciences at PGIS, University of Peradeniya. His current research focuses on clay nanocomposites composites for pollutant remediation.

R. M. Viraj Niroshana Gunarathne

Viraj completed his B.Sc. degree in Botany from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, and currently reads the M.Sc. in Environmental Science at Post Graduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya. His current research aims on industrial sludge treatment via acid leaching, biochar amendment and phytoremediation.

Thilakshani Atugoda

Thilakshani has obtained her B.Sc. degree from University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. Currently, she reads for MSc. in Environmental Sciences at PGIS, University of Peradeniya. Her work is based on nanocomposite characterization and kinetic studies for the removal of antibiotics and other emerging contaminant in aqueous media.

Madara Weerasooriyagerara

Madara has obtained her B.Sc. degree from UvaWellassa University. Currently, she reads for MSc. in Environmental Sciences at PGIS, University of Peradeniya. Her work is based on adsorption studies of biochar-based nanocomposite preparation for the removal of oxytetracycline antibiotic.

Sammani Ramanayake

Sammani completed her BSc in Chemistry at College of Chemical Sciences, Rajagiriya and currently reads for an MSc in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at PGIS, University of Peradeniya. Her current research focuses synthesis and characterisation of metal-organic frameworks

External Collaborators

Prof. Nanthi Bolan

Professor of Environmental Chemistry
Global Centre for Environmental Remediation

Dr. Binoy Sarkar

Research Associate
Department of Animal and Plant Sciences,
The University of Sheffield

Dr. Mahtab Ahmad

Assistant Professor
Soil Sciences Department, College of Food and Agricultural Sciences, King Saud University

Prof. Jörg Rinklebe

Professor
Environmental Pollution
University of Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany

Internal Collaborators

Dr. Bandunee Athapattu

Senior Lecturer
The Open University of Sri Lanka

Prof. Dhammika Magana-Arachchi

Associate Research Professor
National Institute of Fundamental Studies

Prof. Ajith de Alwis

Professor
University of Moratuwa