Department of Public Health & Pharmacology

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science

Prof.Preeni Abeynayake


Prof.Preeni Abeynayake

Professor in Veterinary Pharmacology

Office Address :

Department of Veterinary Public Health & Pharmacology

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science,

University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka

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Phone :  +94 81 239 5750(office)
Education :
  • BVSc (Cey)
  • PhD (Massey)
  • MACVSc
Research Interests:
  • Pharmacology & Therapeutics

  • Munasinghe MND, Stephen C, Abeynayake P & Abaygunawardena IS (2009) Survey on Characterization of shrimp farms in relation to the use of antimicrobials and chemicals. Poster presentation at Annual meeting of Aquaculture Association of Canada. 10-13th May 2009. Nanaimo BC, Canada.

  • Premarathne JMKJK, Abeynayake P, MH Hathurusinghe , Munasinghe DMS, Fernando BR & Gunasena ARC (2009) Establishment of Antimicrobial Residue Monitoring Programme for Food of animal Origin in Sri Lanka.. Poster presentation at FAO /IAEA symposium on sustainable improvement of animal production and health. 8-11th June 2009. Vienna, Austria

  • PVS Panawala, TG Wijewardana & P Abeynayake (2008) Investigation on Pathogenic Bacteria Affecting Black Tiger Shrimp in Sri Lanka. Presented at 7th Symposium on Diseases in Asian Aquaculture held in Taipei, Taiwan.

  • KSA Kottawatta, JA Wagenaar, RS Kalupahana & P Abeynayake (2007) Preliminary Results on the Occurrence of Thermo-tolerant Campylobacter in broilers in Sri Lanka. Presented at the Workshop on Foodborne disease Surveillance & Investigation held at WHO Global Salm-Surv Regional Centre of Excellence: Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

  • KSA Kottawatta, RS Kalupahana, JA Wagenaar & P Abeynayake (2007) Occurrence of Thermotolerant Campylobacter in Broilers in Sri Lanka. Zoonoses and Public Health 54, (Suppl. 1) 19 – 155p

  • MH Hathurusinghe, P Abeynayake, RH Piyankarage & ARC Gunasena (2006) Establishment of Modified European Union Six Plate Test (SPT) for Screening of Antimicrobial Residues in Broiler Meat and Shrimp in Sri Lanka. International Symposium & 5th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Veterinary Public Health Specialists, India.

  • Panawala PVS, Wijewardana TG & P Abeynayake (2005) Antibiotic Susceptibility of Vibrio species isolated from diseased shrimp, Pond Water and water sources in Sri Lanka. Presented at the Workshop on ‘antibiotic resistance in Asian aquaculture Environments’ Chiang Mai, Thailand.