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Thusharie Sugandhika Suresh

Country of origin: Sri Lanka Currently in: Sri Lanka, Nugegoda General field of specialization: Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Academic Background


1998 Undergraduate Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
2002 Doctorate Biological Systems and Organisms
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences

Biochemistry Nutrition Traditional medicine bioactvity guided isolation active herbal compounds Substance abuse

Research Keywords: 
boiactive agents

Publications resulting from Research: 

1. Rathnayake Mudiyanselage Uththara Sachinthanie Senarath, Jimmy G. Catanes, Thusharie Sugandhika Malalavidhane (2014) Fatty acid profile of young leaflets of Cycas circinalis L. and the effect on serum parameters in Wistar rats. Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, Vol.3, No.2, 1-14. (refereed, peer reviewed journal)
2. W. J. A. Banukie N. Jayasuriya, Chandanie A. Wanigatunge, Gita H. Fernando, D. Thusitha
U. Abeytunga and T. SUGANDHIKA SURESH (2015) Hypoglycaemic Activity of Culinary Pleurotus ostreatus and P. cystidiosus Mushrooms in Healthy Volunteers and Type 2 Diabetic Patients on Diet Control and the Possible Mechanisms of Action. Phytotherapy Research, 29, 303-309 (SCI Indexed journal)
3. Hapuarachchi SD, SURESH TS, Senerath WTPSK. (2014) Hypoglycaemic effect of aqueous extracts of natural plants and callus cultures of Munronia pinnata in Wistar rats. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, Vol. 13 (4), October 2014, pp.659-664
(SCI Indexed expanded journal)
4. K.D.K.P. Kumari, T.C.S. Weerakoon, S.M. Handunnetti, K. Samarasinghe, T.S. SURESH (2014) Anti-inflammatory activity of dried flower extracts of Aegle marmelos in Wistar rats. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 151: 1202–1208 (SCI Indexed journal)
5. Swarna D Hapuarachchi, Zulfiqar Ali, Naohito Abe, SURESH T SUGANDHIKA, Senerath TP Sandun and Ikhlas A Khan (2012): Andrographidine G, A Rare Flavone Glucoside from Andrographis paniculata, Natural Product Communications, 8 (3), 333-334 (SCI expanded journal).
6. Kumari KDKP, Samarasinghe K, SURESH TS (2013), Hypoglycaemic effect of the traditional drink; the water extract of dried flowers of Aegle marmelos. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge 12:3; July, 384-389 (SCI expanded journal)
7. Hapuarachchige Sewwandi Maliga Sampath Kumari Wijesiri and THUSHARIE SUGANDHIKA SURESH, Knowledge and attitudes regarding dysmenorrhoea among adolescent girls in an urban school in Sri Lanka (2013). Nursing and Health Sciences, 15, 58-64 (Social Sciences Indexed journal, SCI Indexed expanded journal)
8. W.J.A.B.N Jayasuriya, T.S. SURESH, D.T.U Abeytunga, G.H. Fernando and C.A. Wanigatunga.(2012) Oral hypoglycaemic activity of culinary medicinal mushrooms Pleurotus ostreatus and P. cystidiosus (higher basidiomycetes), in normal and alloxan- induced diabetic Wistar rats. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, 14(4); 347-355 (SCI expanded journal).
9. S.D. Hapuarachchi, T.S. SURESH, W.T.P.S.K. Senerath (2011) A preliminary study of the oral hypoglycaemic activity of the ethanol and water extracts of Munronia pinnata in healthy, Wistar rats. Sri Lanka Journal of Indigenous Medicine, 1: 1-4 (refereed, peer reviewed journal)
10. T.S. MALALAVIDHANE, S.M.D.N. Wickramasinghe, M.S.A Perera and E. R. Jansz (2003): Oral hypoglycaemic activity of Ipomoea aquatica in streptozotocin-induced, diabetic, Wistar rats and Type II diabetics. Phytotherapy Research 17: 1098-1100. (SCI Indexed journal)
11. T.S. MALALAVIDHANE, S.M.D.N. Wickramasinghe and E. R. Jansz (2002): Preliminary studies on the identity of the oral hypoglycaemic agent(s) of Ipomoea aquatica Forsk. by medium pressure liquid chromatography (MPLC) and enzyme hydrolysis. Chemistry in Sri Lanka 19 (2): 19 (refereed, peer reviewed journal)
12. S. MALALAVIDHANE, S.M.D.N. Wickramasinghe and E.R. Jansz (2001): An aqueous extract of the green leafy vegetable Ipomoea aquatica is as effective as the oral hypoglycaemic drug tolbutamide in reducing the blood sugar levels of Wistar rats. Phytotherapy Research 15: 635-637(SCI Indexed journal)
13. T. SUGANDHIKA MALALAVIDHANE, S.M.D. Nalinie Wickramasinghe and E.R. Jansz. (2001): Effect of different extracts of Ipomoea aquatica on blood sugar levels of healthy, Wistar rats. Chemistry in Sri Lanka 18 (2): 16-18 (refereed, peer reviewed journal)
14. T. SUGANDHIKA MALALAVIDHANE, S.M.D. Nalinie Wickramasinghe and E.R. Jansz. (2000): Oral hypoglycaemic activity of Ipomoea aquatica. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 72: 293-298 (SCI Indexed journal)

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Professor in Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka Coordinator, Animal House, University of Sri Jayewardenepura


Member of Education Committee - Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (FAOBMB)
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Jun 2001
Sri Lanka President's awards for scientific publication 2000, 2001, 2003
Awarded for publication in top SCI journals
Dec 2015
Supervisory award (SUSRED) for post graduate supervision awarded by National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka - 2015
Awarded to supervisors whose students complete PhD within 4 years and publish in SCI journals
Jun 2003
Prof. Kandaiah Memorial Award for the Best Post Graduate Thesis - Institute of Chemistry, Ceylon, – 2002
Awarded by Institute of Chemistry, Ceylon by for the Best Post Graduate Thesis,
Dec 2001
Post Graduate Publication Award – Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science - 2001
Awarded by the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS) for the best postgraduate publication
Apr 2013
Outstanding Alumnus, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura- 2013
Awarded at the 15th Anniversary celebrations of the faculty for outstanding alumni of the faculty
Dec 2015
National Research Council Merit Award for research 2014, 2015
Awarded for publishing in SCI journals
Sep 2019
University of Sri Jayewardenepura research awards for scientific publications 2014,15,16,17,18
Awarded by the university of Sri Jayewardenepura for research publications
Apr 2016
Faculty of Medical Sciences Oration 2016
Awarded by the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Faculty of Medial Sciences each year in recognition of contribution to research
OWSD 6th General Assembly certificate: download

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