Department of Farm Animal Production & Health

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science

Prof. S. P. Gunarathne


Prof. S. P. Gunarathne

Professor in Animal Production

Office Address :

Department of Farm Animal & Production Health,
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science,
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka

Email :,
Phone :  +94 81 239 5937(office),0777-881748(mobile))
Education :
  • BVSc (Cey)
  • PhD (Nottingham)
Research Interests:
  • Animal Production (Monogastric Nutrition and Poultry Management)
  • Gunaratne, S.P., Chandrasiri, A.D.N., Mangalika Hemalatha, W.A.P. and Roberts, J.A. (1993) The Feed resource base for scavenging village chickens. Tropical Animal Health & Production, 25: 249-257.
  • Ganegoda, G.A.P., Tilakaratne, N. and Gunaratne,S.P. (1982) Comparative performance of layer chickens from two sources on two dietary regimes. 1082, 30(2): 7-13.
  • Ganegoda, G.A.P., Gunaratne,S.P.and Gunatilake, A.A.P. (1986)Evaluation of Eppawala rock phosphate as a phosphorus supplement in diets for growing chickens and pigs. J. Natn. Sci. Coun. Sri Lanka, 1986, 14(21) 251-260.
  • Ganegoda, G.A.P., Siriwardena,, Gunaratne, S.P., Jayawardena, K.M. and Poulter, R.G. (1982) Dried fish silage as a protein source for poultry; 3. Comparison with fish meal and rice bran as a filler. 1982, 30(1): 18-22.
  • Gunaratne, S.P. and Ganegoda, G.A.P. (1992) Rubber seed meal as a feeding ingredient in diets for growing calves, 40(1): 1-6.
  • Wickramaratne S.H.G., Gunaratne, S.P. and Chandrasiri, A.D.N. (1993) Growth performance of village chicken under different feeding systems. Trop. Agirc. Research, Vol 5, pp 359 – 367.
  • Gunaratne, S.P. and Ganegoda, G.A.P. ( 1984 ). Composition of some non-conventional feed staffs and their metabolizable energy for poultry. S.L.Vet.J. 1984, 32 (1-2) 32-33.
  • Ekanayake, S., Horadagoda,N.U., Jayasekara, M.U., Abeynayake, P., Gunaratne,S.P., Ranatunge, L., (2003). Occurrence and pathology of ascites and right ventricular failure in broiler chicken. S.L.Vet.J. 2003, 50(2A): pp 9-12.
  • Gunaratne, S.P. (1991) Phosphorus requirement of laying hens. A review -Proceedings of the first International Animal Nutrition workers conference for Asia and Pacific, Bangalore, India, 23-28 September 1991, Ed. T. Prasad.
  • Gunaratne, S.P.,Chandrasiri, A.D.N., Mangalika Hemalatha, W.A.P. and Roberts, J.A. (1991) The productivity and nutrition of village chickens in Sri Lanka. Paper presented at “International workshop on the control of Newcastle disease in village chickens with thermostable oral vaccine”. Kualalumpur, Malaysia, from 6-11 October 1991. ACIAR proceedings series No. 39, Newcastle disease in Village chickens Edit. P.B.Spradbrow .