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educator , physicist

Munasinghe Arachchige Punyasena, Sri Lankan physicist, educator. Achievements include development of Commissioning of a Magnetic Spectrometer at TRIUMF Laboratory in Canada to Measure Medium Energy Nuclear Reactions; discovery of Nuclear Pion Production Cross Sections have been measured for Five Different Nuclear Reactions using Medium Heavy Nuclear Targets and Polarized and Unpolarized Proton Beams at Medium Energies.

Background

Punyasena, Munasinghe Arachchige was born on December 6, 1961 in Kirillawala, We. Province, Sri Lanka. Son of Ekmon Singho Munasinghe and Podihamine Konpiti Kankanamalage.

Education

Bachelor of Science (honorary), University Kelaniya, 1990. Master of Science, University Alberta, 1993. Doctor of Philosophy, University Alberta, 1996.

Career

Demonstrator University Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 1990—1991, probationary lecturer, 1991—1996, senior lecturer grade ii, 1996—2001, since 2001. Student councillor University Kelaniya, 1998—2001, deputy chief student councillor, since 2002. Second lieutenant Sri Lanka Navy, 1986-1987.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of Commissioning of a Magnetic Spectrometer at TRIUMF Laboratory in Canada to Measure Medium Energy Nuclear Reactions. Discovery of Nuclear Pion Production Cross Sections have been measured for Five Different Nuclear Reactions using Medium Heavy Nuclear Targets and Polarized and Unpolarized Proton Beams at Medium Energies.

Membership

President Social Welfare Society, Kirillawala, Sri Lanka, 2003—2005. Member of Chief Examiner Panel (chief examiner 1999—2005), Institute Physics Sri Lanka (life), Sri Lanka Association Advancement of Science (life).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Farming, camping, singing, watching tv.

Connections

Married Udeni Chandrika Munasinghe, May 23, 1997. Children: Mayanthi Munasinghe, Nimanthi Munasinghe.

father:
Ekmon Singho Munasinghe

mother:
Podihamine Konpiti Kankanamalage

spouse:
Udeni Chandrika Munasinghe

children:
Nimanthi Munasinghe Punyasena

Mayanthi Munasinghe Punyasena