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Dr. Sangeeth Rathnayaka

Dr. Sangeeth Rathnayaka, working as a Senior Lecturer attached to the Department of Agricultural Technology, Faculty of Technology at SLTC Research University and working as Center Lead at SAERC (Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Research Center) and as a Senior Student Counselor at the Faculty of Technology. Meantime, Dr. Sangeeth working as a Researcher, on the project TEAL2.O, at SLTC and the European Commission. While working as a lecturer of subjects related to Agricultural technology, He is working as a vice secretary for the Rotary Yoneyama Sri Lanka Alumni Association (RYSLAA). According to his profile, after completing my secondary education at St. Thomas’s College Matara, he joined the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree with a specialization in Crop Science (Hons) in agriculture in 2010. When he was in his undergraduate period he worked as a Floriculture and Landscaping advisor for Ruhuna Business Incubator (Pvt.) Ltd. Soon after graduation, he joined the Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna as a Temporary Research assistant and served for two years. In the meantime, he worked as an academic subword for the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna. Then he joined Link Natural Products (PVT) Ltd, Colombo as an Assistant Manager (Agriculture Research) and served for 3 years. Then he completed his Master’s degree in Bioresource Science, Biological and Agricultural Sciences, at the Faculty of Agriculture, Shinshu University, Japan in 2018. Meantime with his studies, he worked as a Teaching Assistant – at the Department of Biological and Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Shinshu University, Japan. Then he completed my doctoral degree in Bioresource Science at the same university in Japan while working as a Research Assistant in the same department. During his academic in Japan, he was able to participate in and present at a chili pepper research workshop and seminar held at Sichuan Agricultural University in China and then join a field study in rural areas of Cambodia to explore plant genetic resources, Cambodia. In addition, he joined leadership development programs in Japan (RAYLA) and Sri Lanka. As an innovative researcher, he is conducting lectures and research in several fields related to agriculture technology and plant breeding with many publications in international and national conferences, and journals.

Academic/Professional Qualifications

Ph.D. Graduate School of Medicine, Science, and Technology, Department of Science and Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, Shinshu University, Japan.
M.Sc. (Bioresource Science), Biological and Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Shinshu University, Japan.
B.Sc. (Agric. Hons), University of Ruhuna, (Sp. Crop Science) Sri Lanka.

Dr. Sangeeth Rathnayaka
Dr. Sangeeth Rathnayaka
Senior Lecturer (Grade II)
Agricultural Technology


Field Crop Management/ Production Technology

Plantation Crop Production Technology (Major and Minor Export crops)

Horticulture/Floriculture Crop Production Technology (Fruit, Medicinal plants)

Genetic and Breeding Technology

Plant Pest and Disease Management

Tissue Culture Crop Production Technology

Mushroom Cultivation

Experiments related to plant stress condition

Biochemical fertilizer

Tissue culture

Plant Breeding

Development of agro-technological packages

Indigenous medicinal plants



Green House Technology

Precision Agriculture