Entomology Publications

  1. Chanchala, K.M.G., Wanasinghe, V.K.A.S.M., Hemachandra, K.S., Nugaliyadde, L. and Witharama, W.R.G. (2020) Effect of the Epicuticular Wax Level of Leaf Lamina on the Behaviour of Leaf Hopper Deltocephalus menoni (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae); A Vector of Sugarcane White Leaf Disease. Tropical Agricultural Research, 31(1): 73-85.
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  2. Chanchala, K.M.G., Wanasinghe, V.K.A.S.M., Hemachandra, K.S., Nugaliyadde, L. and Witharama, W.R.G. (2019) Effect of the Epicuticular Wax Level of Leaf Lamina on the Behaviour of Leaf Hopper Deltocephalus menoni (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae); A Vector of Sugarcane White Leaf Disease. In proceeding of the 31st annual congress of the Post graduate institute of Agriculture from 21st -22nd November.32
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  3. K.M.G. Chanchala, Y.A.P.K. Dayasena, V.K.A.S.M.Wanasinghe, K.S. Hemachandra, L. Nugaliyadde and W.R.G. Witharama (2019) Viruliferous nature of the Sugarcane White Leaf Disease Vector; Deltocephalus menoni (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae). In proceeding of the seventh Symposium on plantation Crop research-“Towords Achieving Sustainable Development Goals in the Plantation Sector”‘ Dr.V.H.L. Rodrigo, Dr. B.W.Wijesuriya, Dr. D.G. Edirisinghe, Dr. N.M.C. Nayanakantha (Eds).Ruber Rsearch Institutu of Sri Lanka, Dartonfield, Agalawatta, 12200, Sri Lanka. 153-162 
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  4. KMG Chanchala, SH Kiriella, VKASM Wanasinghe, KS Hemachandra, L Nugaliyadde and WRG Witharama (2019). Potential of using behavioural characteristics of Deltocephalus menoni, vector of sugarcane white leaf disease, in screening sugarcane varieties for the disease. Proceedings of the 7th international conference of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka from 14th &15th November 2019. 187.
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  5. VKASM Wanasinghe, KMG Chanchala, AP Karunathilake, A Nikpay and L Nugaliyadde (2019). First report of Fall Army Worm; Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in sugarcane in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the international sugar and sugarcane conference in Dusit Thani Hotel, Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand from 31st July to 2nd August 2019. Page 39.
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  6. KMG Chanchala, SH Kiriella, VKASM Wanasinghe, KS Hemachandra, L Nugaliyadde and WRG Witharama (2019). Does leaf lamina colour affect the behavioral characteristics of Deltocephalus menoni (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae); a vector of Sugarcane White Leaf Disease? Proceedings of the international sugar and sugarcane conference in Dusit Thani Hotel, Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand from 31st July to 2nd August 2019. Page 27.
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  7. VKASM Wanasinghe, KMG Chanchala, MKPC Gunawardena and A Wijesuriya (2019). Control of Sugarcane Leaf Hopper, Pyrilla perpusilla by Fulgoraecia (Epiricania) melanoleuca Fletcher (Lepidoptera: Epipyropidae) in the seed cane nursery at Kantale, Sri Lanka.  Proceeding of International Conference Sugarcon 2019 at ICAR-Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India from February 16-19, 2019. Page 119.
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  8. KMG Chanchala and VKASM Wanasinghe (2019). Determining the best application time of insecticides for controlling Deltocephalus menoni (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae), a vector of Sugarcane White Leaf Disease in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of International Conference Sugarcon 2019 at ICAR-Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India from February 16-19, 2019. Page 192.
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  9. VKASM Wanasinghe, KMG Chanchala, D Navia, L. Nugaliyadde and NS Aratchige (2018). The First Record of Aceria sacchari Wang, an Eriophyoid Mite, in Sugarcane Plantations in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, Volume 8, Issue 9, September 2018 (ISSN 2250-3153). Pg 266-268.
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  10. VKASM Wanasinghe, K.M.G. Chanchala and N.C.Kumarasinghe (2014). An Assessment of Major Pests of Sugarcane in Sri Lanka. Journal of Sugarcane Sri Lanka. Vol 1: 21-28
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  11. K.M.G. Chanchala, VKASM Wanasinghe and K.S. Hemachandra (2015). Survival of the Deltocephalus menoni (Homoptera: Cicadellidae), the vector of sugarcane white leaf disease in Sri Lanka on alternative host plants. Journal of Sugarcane Sri Lanka. Vol 2: 36-43
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  12. VKASM Wanasinghe, K.M.G. Chanchala, W.R.G. Witharama and N.C.Kumarasinghe (2014). The Effects of Intercropping Cowpea, Ground nut, Gingili, and Sweet Melon on Termite Damage on Sugarcane in Sri Lanka. Submitted for the International Conference IS-2014 in China. [Corresponding author: VKASM Wanasinghe]
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  13. VKASM Wanasinghe, K.M.G. Chanchala and N.C.Kumarasinghe (2014). An Assessment of Major Pests of Sugarcane in Sri Lanka. In A.P. Keerthipala (ed) Proceedings of the 5th Symposium on Plantation Crop Research – “Towards a Green Plantation Economy”. Sugarcane Research Institute, Uda Walawe, 70190, Sri Lanka.
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  14. KMG Chanchala, VKASM Wanasinghe, BDSK Ariyawansa and KS Hemachandra (2014). Relationship between the incidences of Sugarcane White Leaf Disease and the Population Dynamics of Its Vector, Deltocephalus menoni (Homoptera: Cicadellidae), in Sri Lanka. pp 143-149. In A.P. Keerthipala (ed) Proceedings of the 5th Symposium on Plantation Crop Research – “Towards a Green Plantation Economy”. Sugarcane Research Institute, Uda Walawe, 70190, Sri Lanka.
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  15. KMG Chanchala, VKASM Wanasinghe, NC Kumarasinghe, BDSK Ariyawansa, PMA Karunarathna (2012). Distribution Pattern of Woolly Aphid on Sugarcane Plant Based on Leaf Colour. Proceeding of the symposium on Miner export crops, Pp 91-94   [Corresponding author: VKASM Wanasinghe]
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  16. V.K.A.S.M.Wanasinghe, N.C Kumarasingheand K.M.G. Chanchala (2012).Natural Enemies of Sugarcane   Woolly Aphid (Ceratovacuna lanigera): A survey in Passara, Sri Lanka.Proceeding of the  forth symposium on plantation crop research, pp 163-170  [Corresponding author: VKASM Wanasinghe]
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Pathology Publication

  1. Piyathunga A.L.I. , Chandrasena G. and Thushari ANWS., (2013) Study on the Effects of Selected Plant Extracts on Sugarcane Smut Pathogen (Ustilago scitaminea), proceeding of the 04 th Research Symposium –Uwa Wellassa University 44 – 46
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  2. Thushari ANWS., Ariyawansha BDSK.,(2014). Identification of different Sugarcane Smut (Ustilago scitaminea) Strains  in Sri Lanka, proceeding of the  International Conclave on Sugar Crops,138-139
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  3. Thushari ANWS., Ariyawansha BDSK. and Silva MKR. (2014).Evaluation of Some Brazillian Sugarcane Varieties for Resistance to Leaf Scald Disease Pathogen in Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the fifth Plantation Crop Research Symposium, Colombo ,Sri Lanka,pp187-191
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  4. Thushari ANWS., Piyatunga A.L.I. and Chandrasena G. (2014). Efficacy of Soil Bacteria in Controlling Sugarcane Smut Disease Fungi Ustilagoscitaminea  proceedings of the 5th IAPSIT International Conference IS;2014, 25th to 28th November 2014,Nanning,P.R.China.pp 321-325
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  5. Kanatiwela-de Silva, C., Thushari S, Dickinson, M. and Udagama P. (2014). Phylogenetic evaluation of Sugarcane White Leaf Disease and Sugarcane Grassy Shoot Diseases in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 70th Annual sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. Colombo, Sri Lanka.pp121
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  6. Kanatiwela-de Silva, C., Thushari S, Udagama P.and Dickinson, M. (2014).Rapid and Sensitive Detection of Sugarcane White Leaf and Sugarcane Grassy Shoot Diseases by Loop mediated isothermal Amplification (LAMP) Assay. Proceedings of the Annual Research Symposium ,University of Colombo, November 20-21.pp 216-217
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  7. Thushari ANWS., Ariyawansha BDSK and Silva MKR (2015). Evaluation of Some Brazillian Sugarcane Varieties for Resistance to Leaf Scald Disease Pathogen in Sri Lanka, Sugarcane ,Sri Lanka (01).pp 29-33
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  8. Tharangani, H.D.A., Thushari, A.N.W.S. and De Costa, D.M. (2017). Morphological and growth variations of Sporisorium scitamineum and Fusarium spp. co-existing in smut-infected sugarcane varieties grown in Hingurana, Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 4th   symposium of Faculty of Agriculture Undergraduate Research Symposium, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, 12 January, 59.
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  9. Rathnayaka, H.P.S.N., Thushari, A.N.W.S., Kumara, U.M.A. and De Costa,D.M. (2017). Development of a DNA probe to detect the pathogen of white leaf disease of sugarcane. Proceedings of the 4th   symposium of Faculty of Agriculture Undergraduate Research Symposium, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, 12 January, 18.
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  10. Nawarathna, H.M.O.N., Kumara U.M.A., Thushari A.N.W.S. and De Costa D.M. (2019). Development of a DNA Probe for Detection of White Leaf Disease in Sugarcane.Proceedings of the 5th   symposium of  Faculty of Agriculture Undergraduate Research Symposium, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, 21st February  2019, 94.
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  11. Dharmasena N.G.H.M., Thushari A.N.W.S. and De Costa D.M. (2019). Identification and Determination of genetic variation of the Causal Agent of Sugarcane White Leaf Disease in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 5th Faculty of Agriculture Undergraduate Research Symposium, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, 21st February  2019,111
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  12. Rathnayake R.M.M.K., Thushari A.N.W.S. and De Costa D.M. (2019). Potential of using Endophytes of Sugarcane for Biological control of Sugarcane Smut. Proceedings of the 5th Faculty of Agriculture Undergraduate Research Symposium, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, 21st February  2019,121
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  13. Basnayake B.M.N.J., Thushari A.N.W.S. and De Costa D.M. (2019). Detection and Quantification of Sugarcane White Leaf Disease causing Phytoplasma in Fertiliser-treated Sugarcane Plants. Proceedings of the 5th Faculty of Agriculture Undergraduate Research Symposium, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, 21st February  2019,88
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  14. Thushari A. N. W. S., Menika G.D.N.,Wijesuriya N.D. and Dayasena Y.A.P.K. (2019).Molecular Detection of the Presence of Sugarcane Yellow Leaf Disease Phytoplasma and its Phylogenetic Relationship to White Leaf Disease Phytoplasma in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of International Sugar and Sugarcane Conference, July 31-02 August 2019, Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand, pp28
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  15. Evaluation of Some Brazilian Sugarcane Varieties for the Resistance to Sugarcane Smut Pathogen, Sporosorium scitamineum  in Sri Lanka
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  16. Thushari ANWS. and Ariyawansha BDSK. (2019). Evaluation of Selected Sugarcane (Saccharum spp. Hybrid) Varieties for Smut Disease Reaction and its Effect on Cane- and Sugar- Yield Components, Proceedings of the Seventh  Plantation Crop Research Symposium, Colombo ,Sri Lanka,pp 163-169
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  17. Dayasena Y.A.P.K., Wijesuriya A,. Thushari A.N.W.S., Chanchala, K.M.G and Perera A.M.M.S., 2018. Development of a Fast and Reliable Molecular-Based Detection Method for Sugarcane White Leaf Disease (WLD) Phytoplasma. In XII ISSCT Pathology workshop, 3-7 September, Coimbatore, India.
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  18. Dayasena Y.A.P.K., Thushari A.N.W.S, and Wijesuriya A, 2019. Optimization of PCR Protocol for Detection of Sugarcane Leaf Scald Bacteria and Identification of the Leaf Scald Diseases Bacterial Strain in Sri Lanka. In 7th International Conference of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (ICSUSL) 14 -15 November, Belihuloya, Sri Lanka.
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  19. Dayasena Y.A.P.K, PandaP, Thushari A.N.W.Sand Rao G.P 2020. Sub-group Level Identification of Phytoplasma Strain Associated With Sugarcane White Leaf Disease in Sri Lanka. In 7th International Conference on Phytopathology, January 16-20, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, India.
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