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Senior Professor in Zoology

Upali Sarath Amarasinghe, Sri Lankan fisheries science professor. Recipient Best Young Scientist award, Third World Academy of Sciences, 1993, Presidential award science paper, 1998. Fellow: Institute Biology (life; charter biologist 2004).

Background

Amarasinghe, Upali Sarath was born on February 10, 1954 in Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka. Son of Heenmenike Piyaseeli Amarasinghe.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Kelaniya, 1978. Master of Science, University Wales, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy, University Ruhuna, 1990. Doctor of Science, Bangor University, 2009

Career

Research officer Ministry Fisheries, Colombo, 1980—1981, National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency, Colombo, 1981—1992, member governing board, 2005. Senior lecturer University Kelaniya, 1992—1997, associate professor, 1997—2004, professor, since 2004.

Membership

Fellow: Institute Biology (life. Charter biologist 2004).

Connections

Married Mala Damayanthi Kanakaratne, September 23, 1983. 1 child Shanika Lakmini.

father:
Heenmenike Piyaseeli Amarasinghe Amarasinghe

spouse:
Mala Damayanthi Kanakaratne

child:
Shanika Lakmini Amarasinghe