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chemistry professor

Kariyawasam Ranaweerage Ranjith Mahanama, Sri Lankan chemistry professor. Recipient Merit award, National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka, 2001. Fellow: Institute Chemistry (council member 2001-2006, chartered chemist); member: Sri Lanka Advancement of Science (council member 2005).

Background

Mahanama, Kariyawasam Ranaweerage Ranjith was born on March 19, 1960 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Son of Kariyawasam Ranaweer Samara Somapala and Amarawathie Jayasinghe.

Education

Bachelor of Science with honors, University Colombo, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy, City University of New York, 1990.

Career

Post-doctoral fellow Lawrence Berkeley (California) Laboratory, 1990—1993, staff scientist, 1993—1995. Senior lecturer grade 2 University Colombo, 1996—2001, senior lecturer grade 1, since 2002.

Membership

Fellow: Institute Chemistry (council member 2001-2006, chartered chemist). Member: Sri Lanka Advancement of Science (council member 2005).

Connections

Married Paranavidanaralalage Arunashanthi Wickramaratne, January 29, 1964. Children: Thilini Vasana, Thidini Kanchana, Thidini Sadunika.

father:
Kariyawasam Ranaweer Samara Somapala

mother:
Amarawathie Jayasinghe

spouse:
Paranavidanaralalage Arunashanthi Wickramaratne

children:
Thilini Vasana Mahanama

Thidini Kanchana Mahanama

Thidini Sadunika Mahanama