Department of Veterinary Pathobiology

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science

Dr.H.R.N.Jinadasa

Dr.H.R.N.Jinadasa

Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Microbiology

Office Address :

Department of Veterinary Pathobiology,

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science,

University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka

Email :  rnjinadasa@pdn.ac.lk
Phone :  +94 81 239 5613(office)
Education :
  • BVSc (Peradeniya),MS (Nebraska),PhD (Cornell)
Research Interests:
  • Field of Interest:• Molecular diagnosis of animal diseases
    • Zoonotic diseases
    • Molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis in animals
    • Bio-security in dairy industry
    • Antimicrobial resistance
    • Novel antimicrobial substances
    • Wildlife health
    • Food safety
    • Waste management
Publications(selected):
  • B.V. P. Perera, M.A. Salgadu, G.S.P. de S. Gunawardena, N.H.Smith, H.R.N.Jinadasa. 2015. Preliminary report: first confirmed case of fatal tuberculosis in a wild Sri Lankan Elephant (Elephas maximus maximus). Accepted for Gajah
  • M. A. Salgadu, R. Morey, R.V. Wijayarathne, T.P.M.S. D.Bandara, R.N. Jinadasa, S. Wickramasinghe. Preliminary study of antimicrobial resistance patterns in coliforms from raw milk in Kandy area. Peradeniya University International Research Session, 2014.
  • G.D.B.N.Kulasooriya, M.A. Salgadu, D.I.G. Rajapaksha, K.G.R.N. Karunarathne, M. Kothalawala, V. Thevanesam, R.N. Jinadasa, R.S. Kalupahana. Antimicrobial resistance in Escherichia coli isolates from human fecal samples in Kandy district. Peradeniya University International Research Session, 2014
  • Piumika Ranatunge, M.A.Salgadu, Saumya Wickramasinghe, Ashoka Dangolla, Rasika Jinadasa, Eranda Rajapaksha. Antimicrobial resistance in fecal coliforms of captive Sri Lankan Elephants (Elephas maximums maximus) Peradeniya University International Research Session, 2014.
  • Y.H.P.S.N. Kumara, M.A. Salgadu, D.K. Weerasekara, K. Nishanantha, K.K.U.S. Ranasinghe, P.G.A. Pushpakumara, L.N.A. De Silva, D.N. Magana-Arachchi, R.N. Jinadasa, P.A.B.D. Alexander,A.A.A.W.K. Amarasinghe. A case of Bovine Tuberculosis in a buffalo herd in Sri Lanka. Annual Scientific Sessions of The Sri Lanka Veterinary Association, 2014 .
  • Y.H.P.S.N. Kumara, M.A. Salgadu, K. Nishananthan, D.K. Weerasekara, D.N. Maganaarachchi, P.G.A. Pushpakumara, L.N.A. De Silva, P.A.B.D. Alexender, R.N. Jinadasa, A. A. A. W. K. Amarasinghe. Detection of bovine tuberculosis in Sri Lanka using molecular techniques. One Health International Conference,2014.
  • Ryen Morey, Saumya Wickramasinghe, Ayesha Salgadu, Rasika Jinadasa, Rukmali Wijeratne, Sampath D. Bandara, Ruwani Karunarthne, Patricia Conrad, Barbara Byrne, Woutrina Miller,One Health in action: UCD-Sri Lanka collaboration to investigate milk quality juxtaposed with consumer beliefs - Awarded at Annual Conference on One Health, Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, March, 2014.
  • K.I. Kamathewatta, M.A. Salgadu, N.Ananthakumar,T.P.M.S.D. Bandara, H.S. Ariyarathna, A.W.Kalupahana, R.N.Jinadasa. Detection of Canine Parvo virus (CPV) in selected samples of dogs in Sri Lanka by PCR. Third Annual Conference & scientific sessions of the Sri Lankan Society for Microbiology. October, 2014