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Biosafety Expert (EXP)

last updated: 26 Nov 2020
General Information
Profile of the expert
Dr.  Lakmini Priyantha serving as the Head of the Seed Certification Service since August 15th, 2015. She is responsible for supervising, monitoring and guiding Seed Certification Service (SCS), of the Department of Agriculture. As the Additional Director she is responsible for supervising Seed quality control system in Sri Lanka with the following Components, Field registration, field inspection, Seed sampling, Seed testing, Seed health  testing , Post control testing, Conducting DUS test, Fruit crop Certification and implementation of Seed act No. 22 of 2003 and conducting seed technology research.
In addition, she is  directly involving in implementing Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certification programme.
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- Person: Dr. Lakmini Priyantha | BCH-CON-LK-253921-1
Person:
Dr. Lakmini Priyantha
Seed Certification Service, Gannoruwa, Peradeniya
kandy,
, Sri Lanka
Phone: +94 (0)81 238 8421,
Fax: +94 (0)81 238 8217,
Website: http://scsdoa.lk,
1970
  • Sri Lankan
Details of current employment
Department of Agriculture)
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Government agency (National/Federal)
Seed Certification Service
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2000-01
Government agency (National/Federal)
Quality assurance of seed and planting materials, Implementation of seed act, Quality assurance of agriculture produce (GAP Certification)
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Employment history
Department of Agriculture)
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Field Crops Research and Development Institute, Mahailluppallma
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Government agency (National/Federal)
Plant pathology, Diseases Management of traditional crops
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Post-secondary education A. Formal education
First Degree
B.Sc. In Agriculture
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University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
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1993-01
1997-01
Second Degree (e.g. M.Sc. in Microbiology)
M.Sc. In Agriculture
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University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
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1998-01
2000-01
Third Degree (e.g. Ph.D. in Microbiology)
M.Sc. In Agriculture
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University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
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1998-01
2000-01
B. Other professional qualifications
  • Seed Health Testing
  • How to become a Plant Doctor
  • Management of Migratory pest and diseases 
Areas of expertise
  • Plant health
  • Legislative drafting and review
  • Regulations for Seed and Planting Material Quality Assurance, GAP certification
  • Field trial regulation/inspection
  • Laboratory quality audit and management
  • Plant protection/ quarantine
Publications
  • Priyantha M.G.D.L., A.R.J Athukorala. J. A.V.J. Jayasinghe, M.Sato and H.Takahashi,(2016) Seed borne pathogens     associated with seed lots of major food crops of Sri Lanka,Tropical Agriculturist .Vol. 164: 71-81
  • M.G.D.L. Priyantha (2015, 2016,2017,2018,2019) Country report (Sri Lanka) on the Construction of Epidemiology Information Interchange System for Migratory Disease and Insect Pests in Asia Region (IPM)” Proceedings of AFACI /IPM expert workshop
  • M. A.R.A. Mandanayake, M.G.D.L.Priyantha, A.P.Bentota,U.G.A.I. Sirisena, A.M.K.R. Bandara and  U. C. Kahawaththa (2016) The effect of flowering plants to enhance natural enemy population in paddy fields Annals of the Sri Lanka Department of Agriculture.Vol. 18: 177-180
Professional memberships
  • Member of the Plant Pathological Society of Sri Lanka
  • Chairperson of Annual Symposium of the Department of Agriculture 2018
  • Editorial member of the Tropical Agriculturist
  • Editorial member of the Annals of the Department of Agriculture 2017-2019
Language proficiency
  • Singhalese
Language Level
English excellent
Any other relevant information
Nomination Type
Roster of Experts
Birth Place
Sri Lanka
Other Publications links
NameUrl
List of Publications, books.docxhttps://bch.cbd.int/database/attachment/?id=20652
Relevant Awards

Outstanding Principal investigator of Asian Food & Agriculture Corporative Initiative (AFACI) IPM project
Best presenter award for Plant Protection category
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