Department of Public Health & Pharmacology

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science

Kottawatte

Dr. K. S. A. Kottawatta

Senior Lecturer 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 :  +94 0812395760(office) / 0714395447
Education :
  • BVSc (Peradeniya)
  • MPhil(Peradeniya
  • PhD

  1. NRC president’s awards for the following three publications: KOTTAWATTA, K. S. A., SO, K. H., KODITHUWAKKU, S. P., NG, E. H., YEUNG, W. S. & LEE, K. F. 2015. MicroRNA-212 Regulates the Expression of Olfactomedin 1 and C Terminal Binding Protein 1 in Human Endometrial Epithelial Cells to Enhance Spheroid Attachment In Vitro. Biol Reprod, 93, 109. (Awarded the NRC President’s award for scientific publications – 2015). )
  2. SO, K. H., KODITHUWAKKU, S. P., KOTTAWATTA, K. S.A, LI, R. H., CHIU, P. C., CHEUNG, A. N., NG, E. H., YEUNG, W. S. & LEE, K. F. 2015b. Human chorionic gonadotropin stimulates spheroid attachment on fallopian tube epithelial cells through the mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway and down-regulation of olfactomedin-1. Fertil Steril, 104, 474-82. (Awarded the NRC President’s award for scientific publications – 2015).
  3. CHEONG, A. W., PANG, R. T., LIU, W. M., KOTTAWATTA, K. S.A., LEE, K. F. & YEUNG, W. S. 2014. MicroRNA Let-7a and dicer are important in the activation and implantation of delayed implanting mouse embryos. Hum Reprod, 29, 750-62. (Awarded the NRC President’s award for scientific publications – 2014).



Involve in teaching Food Technology and Quality Assurance and Veterinary Public Health in the Department of Veterinary Public Health and Pharmacology.
Contribute to the teaching programme at the Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, UOP as a visiting lecturer.



Microbiological safety of animal originated food
MicroRNA (miRNA) mediated gene regulation


Position Current Completed
Chief Grantee 1
Collaborator 1
Collaborator 1
Chief grantee 1

Completed projects
Chief grantee to project on “Molecular Analysis of antimicrobial resistance mechanisms in Campylobacter isolates”. Funded by University Research Grant, University of Peradeniya.
Date Range:
Funding Body: niversity Research Grant, University of Peradeniya.
Position: Chief grantee


Position MPhil. / PhD. Current Completed
Co supervisor MSc 0 1
Supervisor Mphi 1 0

Completed supervisions:
1. Dr. D.B. Nihal Pushpakumara – Master of Science in Applied Epidemiology Preliminary Study on Antimicrobial Resistance of Faecal Isolates of E. coli and Salmonella in wild animals in Eastern Wild Life Region of Sri Lanka.


Journals

  1. KALUPAHANA, R., MUGHINI-GRAS, L., ,KOTTAWATTA, S.,, SOMARATHNE, S., GAMAGE, C., & WAGENAAR, J. (2018). Weather correlates of Campylobacter prevalence in broilers at slaughter under tropical conditions in Sri Lanka. Epidemiology and Infection, 146(8), 972-979. doi:10.1017/S0950268818000894
  2. KOTTAWATTAGE S. A. KOTTAWATTA, MARCEL A. P. VAN BERGEN, PREENI ABEYNAYAKE, JAAP A. WAGENAAR, KEES T. VELDMAN AND RUWANI S. KALUPAHANA 2017. Campylobacter in Broiler Chicken and Broiler Meat in Sri Lanka: Influence of Semi-Automated vs. Wet Market Processing on Campylobacter Contamination of Broiler Neck Skin Samples. Foods, 6, 105; doi:10.3390/foods6120105
  3. KOTTAWATTA, K. S. A.,, SO, K. H., KODITHUWAKKU, S. P., NG, E. H., YEUNG, W. S. & LEE, K. F. 2015. MicroRNA-212 Regulates the Expression of Olfactomedin 1 and CTerminal Binding Protein 1 in Human Endometrial Epithelial Cells to Enhance Spheroid Attachment In Vitro. Biol Reprod, 93, 109. (Awarded the NRC President’s award for scientific publications – 2015).
  4. SO, K. H., KODITHUWAKKU, S. P., KOTTAWATTA, K. S.A, LI, R. H., CHIU, P. C., CHEUNG, A. N., NG, E. H., YEUNG, W. S. & LEE, K. F. 2015b. Human chorionic gonadotropin stimulates spheroid attachment on fallopian tube epithelial cells through the mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway and down-regulation of olfactomedin-1. Fertil Steril, 104, 474-82. (Awarded the NRC President’s award for scientific publications – 2015).
  5. CHEONG, A. W., PANG, R. T., LIU, W. M., KOTTAWATTA, K. S.A., LEE, K. F. & YEUNG, W. S. 2014. MicroRNA Let-7a and dicer are important in the activation and implantation of delayed implanting mouse embryos. Hum Reprod, 29, 750-62. (Awarded the NRC President’s award for scientific publications – 2014).
  6. KALUPAHANA, R. S., KOTTAWATTA, K. S.A., KANANKEGE, K. S., VAN BERGEN, M. A., ABEYNAYAKE, P. & WAGENAAR, J. A. 2013. Colonization of Campylobacter spp. in broiler chickens and laying hens reared in tropical climates with low-biosecurity housing. Appl Environ Microbiol, 79, 393-5. (NRC Merit Award for Scientific Publication -2013” was awarded for this publication)

Abstracts
  1. S.A.I.C. SUBHASINGHE, H.M.T.K KARUNARATHA, S.P. KODITHUWAKKU, H. M. H. N. BANDARA, R.S KALUPAHANA, K.S.A. KOTTAWATTA. 2018. Profiling of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in E. coli associated with biofilms in layer chicken farms in Krunegala district. Presented at the 70th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association, 14th June 2018. .
  2. H.M.T.K. KARUNARATHNA, H.G. SEMPLE, S.A.I.C. SUBHASINGHE, A. KALUPAHANA, K.S.A. KOTTAWATTA AND R.S. KALUPAHANA. Detection of mec A gene in Staphylococcus species isolated from poultry layer birds: high possibility of disseminating methicillin resistance determinant, Presented at the 70th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association, 14th June 2018.