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Medical researcher , Medical educator

Sarath Nanda Arseculeratne, Sri Lankan medical educator, medical researcher. Achievements include patents for a process for detoxification of aflatoxin B1 in coconut oil by irradiation (1984).

Background

Arseculeratne, Sarath Nanda was born on September 30, 1930 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Son of Don Patrick and Gertrude Somawathie Arseculeratne.

Education

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Science, University Colombo, 1955. Diploma in bacteriology, University Manchester, England, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, University Oxford, England, 1965.

Doctor of Science (honorary), University Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka, 2000.

Career

Lecturer bacteriology faculty medicine University Ceylon, Colombo, 1957—1965, lecturer-in-charge department bacteriology faculty medicine Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1965—1971. Professor microbiology faculty medicine University Peradeniya, 1971—1983, 1991—1995, professor emeritus faculty medicine, since 1996. Professor medical microbiology faculty medicine University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1983—1987, department head Malaysia, 1983—1986.

Visiting professor microbiology Harvard University, Boston, 1973. Visiting professor University Sains Malaysia, Kelantan, 1994—1995, visiting professor microbiology School Medical Sciences, 1996—1997.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents for a process for detoxification of aflatoxin B1 in coconut oil by irradiation (1984).

Membership

Member of Allergy Immunology Association Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka College Microbiologists, Kandy Society Medicine, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Kandy Society Medicine (president), Society Integration of Science & Human Values (vice president since 2005), Model Flying Club, Amateur Rowing Association Ceylon (staff representative), University Rowing Club (founder, president), Light, Experimental and Model Aircraft Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Sailing, model aircraft, copper repousse, photography, sculpting.

Connections

Married Lilani Jayawickrama, March 14, 1937. Children: Sharmala, Gehan, Savitri, Sonali.

father:
Don Patrick

mother:
Gertrude Somawathie Arseculeratne

spouse:
Lilani Jayawickrama

children:
Gehan Arseculeratne

Sharmala Arseculeratne

Sonali Arseculeratne

Savitri Arseculeratne