Department of Basic Veterinary Sciences

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science

Dr. R. M. S. B. K. Ranasinghe

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Dr. R. M. S. B. K. Ranasinghe

Senior Lecturer in Basic Veterinary Sciencesy

Office Address :

Department of Basic Veterinary Sciences,

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science,

University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka

Email :  bimalka58@yahoo.com
Phone :  +94 0812395813 (office), 0718502032 (mobile)
Education :
  • BVSc (Peradeniya)
  • MSc (Peradeniya)
  • PhD (Yamaguchi University, Japan)
Research Interests:
  • Postpartum reproduction of dairy cattle and buffaloes
  • Single Nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) analysis of bovine
  • fertility genes Bovine mastitis
Publications(selected):
  • R.M.S.B.K. Ranasinghe, T. Nakao, K. Yamada, K. Koike, A. Hayashi and C. M. B. Dematawewa. (2011): Characteristics of prolonged luteal phase identified by milk progesterone concentrations and its effects on reproductive performance in Holstein cows. J. Dairy Sci. 94(1):116-127.
  • R.M.S.B.K. Ranasinghe, T. Nakao, K. Yamada, K. Koike. (2010): Silent Ovulation, based on walking activity and milk progesterone concentration in Holstein cows housed in a free-stall barn. Theriogenology 73(7);942 – 949.
  • R.M.S.B.K. Ranasinghe, T. Nakao, A. Kobayashi. (2009): Incidence of error in oestrus detection based on secondary oestrus signs in a 24 h tie-stalled dairy herd with low fertility. Reprod. Dom. Anim. 44;643–646.
  • Ranasinghe R.M.S.B.K, Deshapriya R.M.C, Abeygunawardana D.I, Kumara U.M.A.P and Samarakoon S.M.C.L (2015) Subclinical Mastitis in Dairy Cows in Kurunegala District: Prevalence, Associated Risk Factors and Effect on Reproductive Performance (short communication), The Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research (J.J.V.R), Volume 63, pp 66
  • D.I. Abeygunawardana, R.M.S.B.K. Ranasinghe, and R.M.C. Deshapriya (2017) Hygienic practices and quality of raw milk produced in a small scale dairy farming area in Sri Lanka, International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, 7(7), 72-77.
  • M.N.F. Nuska, S.N.T. De Silva, R.M.S.B.K. Ranasinghe and R.M.C. Deshapriya. (2016) Optimization of a Multiplex PCR protocol for detection of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus in Bovine Subclinical Mastitis in Sri Lanka. Proc. of the 15th Agricultural Research Symposium, Faculty of Agriculture and Plantation Management, Wayamba university of Sri Lanka, 28th-29th June, 179-183.
  • Muhammad Yusuf, Toshihiko Nakao, R.M.S Bimalka Kumari Ranasinghe, Gokarna Gautam, Su Thanh Long, Chikako Yoshida, Kana Koike, Aki Hayashi. (2010): Reproductive performance of repeat breeders in dairy herds. Theriogenolgy 73(9);1220-1229.
  • T.C. Nguyen, T. Nakao, G. gautam, L.T. Su, R.M.S.B.K. Ranasinghe,M. Yusuf. (2011) Relationship between somatic cell count and post-partum ovarian activity and fertility in dairy cows. Acta. Vet. Hung. 59(3):349-362.