Department of Public Health & Pharmacology

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science

Dr. K. S. A. Kottawatta

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Dr. K. S. A. Kottawatta

Lecturer (Probationary) in Veterinary Pharmacology

Office Address :

Department of Veterinary Public Health & Pharmacology

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science,

University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka

Email :  sarunika@yahoo.com
Phone :  081 239 5755
Education :
  • BVSc (Peradeniya)
  • MPhil(Peradeniya)
Research Interests:
  • Microbiological Food Safety
Publications(selected):
  • Dharmarathna, S.L.C.A., Kalupahana, R.S.,Kottawatta, K.S.A., Gunasena, A.R. and Abeynayake, P. (2010). Transmission of Campylobacter in poultry. Proceedings of the Peradeniya University Research Sessions.15. pp. 323.

  • K.S.A. Kottawatta, P. Abeynayake, A.R.C. Gunasena and R.S. Kalupahana (2008). Occurrence of Thermotolerant Campylobacter in broiler meat and broilers from four provinces of Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka Veterinary Journal. 55. pp. 19.
  • K.S.A. Kottawatta, R.S. Kalupahana and P. Abeynayake (2007). Monitoring of foodborne pathogens in broiler meat with special reference to Campylobacter and Salmonella. The Sri Lanka Veterinary Journal. 54. pp. 24.
  • K.S.A. Kottawatta, J.A. Wagenaar, R.S. Kalupahana and P. Abeynayke (2007). Preliminary results on the occurrence of thermotolerant Campylobacter in broilers in Sri Lanka. South east Asia western pacific abstracts. Presented at the WHO global slam-surv advanced workshop. January 15-20. Bangkok, Thailand.
  • R.S. Kalupahana, K.S.A. Kottawatta, P. Abeynayake and J.A. Wagenaar (2008). Determination of the age of initial colonization of Campylobacter in broiler flocks in two selected farms in Sri Lanka. Programme and abstracts of the 2008 canadian Campylobacter conference. September 25-26, 2008.