Prof. T.S. Suresh

Professor in Biochemistry

Department

Department of Biochemistry

E-mail

malalavidhane@yahoo.com

Telephone

Office - +94 11 2881788 Ext: 4151

Academic Qualifications

  • B.Sc. Special in Human Biology / Second Class Upper Division Honours, Distinctions in Biochemistry, Food and Nutrition, Parasitology and Pathology / 1998 / University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
  • PhD / Biochemistry / 2002 / University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Professional Qualifications

  • Certificate Course in Medical Education for Probationary Lecturers, University of Kelaniya and University of Ruhuna (2002)
  • Certificate of Competence in International Certificate Course on Laboratory Animal Sciences, University of Colombo and Utrecht University, Netherlands, FELASA Category C (2011)

Memberships in Professional Organizations

  • Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences - Member
  • Canadian Society for Laboratory Animal Science - Member
  • Nutrition Society, UK – Member
  • Institute of Chemistry, Ceylon - Member
  • Sri Lanka Association for Laboratory Animal Science (SLALAS), Dec-2012 to Jan-2014 - Founder Secretary
  • College of Biochemists of Sri Lanka (CBSL) from August 2013 to 2017 - Founder Treasurer
  • Sri Lanka Association for Laboratory Animal Science (SLALAS) 2014 - President-Elect
  • Sri Lanka Association for Laboratory Animal Science (SLALAS) 2015/16 - President
  • Sri Lanka Society for Alternatives to Animal Use - Founder Member
  • Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, National Science Foundation, Nutrition Society of SriLanka, Young Scientists’ Forum and Institute of Chemistry – Member
  • College of Biochemists of Sri Lanka from 2017 to 2019 - President
  • College of Biochemists of Sri Lanka from 2019 to 2021 - Immediate Past President
  • Organization for Women in Science (OWSD) – Sri Lanka National Chapter (OWSD-SLNC), 2017-2021 - Vice President
  • Organization for Women in Science (OWSD) – Sri Lanka National Chapter (OWSD-SLNC), 2021-2023 - President

Awards

  • University of Sri Jayewardenepura
    Distinctions in Biochemistry, Parasitology, Pathology, Food and Nutrition
    (during undergraduate degree program)-1996, 1997, 1998
    Second Class Upper Division Honours (results of undergraduate degree)-  1998
    Outstanding Alumnus of Faculty of Medical Sciences - 2013
    Award of Faculty of Medical Sciences Oration – 2016
  • Institute of Ceylon
    Professor Kandaiah Memorial Award award for the best postgraduate thesis - 2002
  • Sri Lanka Association for Laboratory Animal Sciences (SLALAS) :
    Presidential Address 2016
  • Biochemistry
  • Nutrition
  • Functional Foods
  • Bioactivity-guided Identification of Active Compounds
  • Clinical Trials
  • Herbaldrug Commercialization
  • Substance Abuse
  • Dysmenorrhoea
  • Migraine
  • Bio-safety
  • Ethics
  • Laboratory Animal Science

Research Interests

Biochemistry, Nutrition, functional foods, bioactivity-guided identification of active compounds, clinical trials, herbaldrug commercialization, substance abuse, dysmenorrhoea, migraine, bio-safety, laboratory animal sciences

ORCID ID and Link

0000-0002-3999-9398
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3999-9398

Google Scholar Link

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=h4pPwawAAAAJ&hl=en

Research Gate Link

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Thusharie-Suresh-Nee-Malalavidhane-T-S-Suresh/achievement/63032c14ce21f00d8b1f7d66

 

Research Grants Held

World Class University Project Grants

  • WCUP Ph.D. /03/2012 - Rs, 1.252 million
    Hypoglycaemic, Anti inflammatory and Brain ATPase effect of the dried flower extracts of Aegle marmelos (bael fruit) in Wistar rats and identification of active compounds.
  • WCUP Ph.D. /04/2012 - Rs. 1.0 million
    Oral hypoglycaemic and anti-inflammatory activity of Pleurotus mushrooms and identification of active compounds.

University Grants

  • ASP/06/PAR/2010/06 - Rs. 130,000/=
    A study on the anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and possible toxic effects of an Ayurvedic preparation; Rasna Sapthakaya.
    Final report submitted.
  • ASP/06/PAR/2009/10 - Rs. 1,150,000/=
    Hypoglycaemic, Anti inflammatory and Brain ATPase effect of the dried flower extracts of Aegle marmelos (bael fruit) in Wistar rats.
    Final report submitted.
  • ASP/06/PAR/2008/04 - Rs.350,000/=
    Oral hypoglycaemic and anti-inflammatory activity of Pleurotus
    Final report submitted.
  • ASP/06/PAR/2011/15 - Rs. 277,000/=
    A study on the hypoglycaemic, anti inflammatory anti oxidant activity of bioactivity guided fractions of the aqueous leaf extract of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis
    Final report submitted.

IRQUE Research Grants

  • IRQUE/ CBR/ RG/ 2009/HB 03 - June - Rs. 150,000/=
    Oral hypoglycaemic activity of arbor-tristis
    Final report submitted.
  • IRQUE/ CBR/ RG/ 2009/HB 03 - January - Rs. 150,000/=
    Anti oxidant activity and selected nutritional components of dried flowers of marmelos.
    Final report submitted.
  • IRQUE/ CBR/ RG/ 2007/HB/16 - Rs. 150,000/=
    Activity guided fractionation of hypoglycaemic bands of the aqueous leaf extract of arbor-tristis
    Final report submitted.
  • National Science Foundation
  • Conference support grants, SLALAS (2016), CBSL (2020)

University Research Grants

  • ASP/01/RE/MED/2017/60
    “Screening of Novel and Conventional Biomarkers, Biochemical and Physical Parameters of CKDu Patients Attending Outpatients Clinics in North Central Province”.
  • ASP/01/RE/MED/2018/55
    Determination of protease inhibitors present in Sri Lankan cereals and pulses and evaluation of therapeutic potential

 

Publications and Scientific Communications

Journal Publications

  • KG Jayasekara, SSSBDP Soysa, TS Suresh, CL Goonasekara, KM Gunasekera (2022), Anti-dengue viral activity of Munronia pinnata, Vidyodaya Journal of Science, Current Scientia, 25 ( 1 ) : 65-74
  • A.S.N. Abeysiri, K. Wanigasuriya, T. S. Suresh, D.H. Beneragama and P. M. Manage (2022), Effect of Cylindrospermopsin on the hepatotoxicity in Wistar rats, Journal of the National Sciences Foundation of Sri Lanka (Accepted)
  • Jayamini Jayantha, Banukie Jayasuriya, Dilanthi Herath, Sugandhika Suresh, Dhammika Magana-Arachchi (2022). Determination of anti-tuberculosis activity of Psychotria sarmentosa, Aponogeton crispus and two species of Pleurotus mushrooms, Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology Vol 15 Issue 3 (Accepted)
  • Sugandhika Suresh, Tharanga Thoradeniya, Sharmila Jayasena, Gracia Fe B. Yu (2021), The ‘New Normal’ Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) Education, IUBMB Newsletter 12 2021, pages 20-33
  • Perera M. S. D, Silva R. C. L. D, Nayanajith L. D. C, Colombage H. C. D. P, Suresh T. S, Abeysekera W. P. K. M, Kottegoda I. R. M. (2021) Anti-Inflammatory and Antioxidant Properties of Coffea arabica, Reduced Graphene Oxide Nanocomposite prepared by Green Synthesis. Material Science Research India; 18(3) 305-317
  • Rathnasekara HL, Jayasuriya WJABN, Arawwawala LDAM, Suresh TS, (2021). Evaluation of in vitro neutralizing effects of aqueous extract of Pogostemon Heyneanus leaves and its fractions. Journal of Natural Health Product Research 3(1): 31, https://doi.org/10.33211/jnhpr.20
  • Weerakoon Achchige Selvi Saroja Weerakoon, Pathirage Kamal Perera, Kamani Samarasinghe, Dulani Gunasekera, and Thusharie Sugandhika Suresh (2020), Acute and Subchronic Oral Safety Profiles of the Sudarshana Suspension, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Volume 2020, Article ID 2891058 https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/2891058
  • Swarna D. Hapuarachchi, Sugandhika Suresh and W.T.P. Sadun K. Senarath (2020), Determination of hypoglycaemic effect of natural plants and callus cultures of Munronia pinnata in type 2 diabetic subjects, World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 9(7):194-206, 10.20959/wjpr20207-17905
  • J.A. Banukie N Jayasuriya, Shiroma M Handunnetti, Chandanie A Wanigatunge, Gita H Fernando, D. Thusitha U Abeytunga, T. Sugandhika Suresh (2020), Anti-inflammatory activity of Pleurotus ostreatus, a culinary medicinal mushroom in Wistar rats (2020),. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Volume 2020, March |Article ID 6845383 | 9 pages | https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/6845383
  • M.K.M. Ratnayake, T.S. Suresh, A.M. Abeysekera, N. Salim, U.G. Chandrika (2019) Acute anti-inflammatory and anti-nociceptive activities of crude extracts, alkaloid fraction and evolitrine from Acronychia pedunculata leaves, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 238, 111827, DOI: 10.1016/j.jep.2019.111827
  • Weerakoon Achchige Selvi Saroja Weerakoon, Pathirage Kamal Perera, Dulani Gunasekara and Thusharie Sugandhika Suresh (2018), Evaluation of the in vitro and in vivo Antioxidant Potentials of Sudarshana Powder; Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Volume 2018; Article ID 6743862, https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/6743862
  • Perera Ishaka and Suresh S (2018)Assessment of perceived stress and associated factors among adolescents of g.c.e advance level classes in the divisional secretariat area of Wennappuwa, Sri Lanka, Journal of Nursing and Patient Care Volume 3, 44 DOI: 10.4172/2573-4571-C1-014
  • Sarveswaran R, Jayasuriya WAJBN and Suresh TS (2017), In vitro assays to investigate the anti-inflammatory activity of herbal extracts. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 6,17, 131-141
  • D. K. P. Kumari, K. Samarasinghe, S. M. Handunnetti and T. S. Suresh (2016), Preliminary Studies on Activity Guided Fractionation of the Ethanolic Extract of Dried Flowers of Aegle marmelos, International Journal of Green and Herbal Chemistry, March 2016 - May 2016; Sec. A; Vol.5, No.2, 122-138,
  • Ilandara R, Chandrapala R, Jayasuriya W.J.A.B.N., Suresh T.S. (2015). Phytochemical and ethno-pharmacological properties of Desmodium triflorum: A Review. The Pharmaceutical Journal of Sri Lanka, 5(1): 34-38
  • Sugandhika Suresh (2014) The Health Benefits of the Boiled Water Extract of Dried Flowers of Aegle marmelos; a Traditional Beverage. Nutrients 2014, 6:4122-4123
  • D.K.P. Kumari, T.C.S. Weerakoon, S.M. Handunnetti, K. Samarasinghe, T.S. Suresh (2014) Anti-inflammatory activity of dried flower extracts of Aegle marmelos in Wistar rats. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 151: 1202-1208
  • Rathnayake Mudiyanselage Uththara Sachinthanie Senarath, Jimmy G. Catanes, Thusharie Sugandhika Malalavidhane (2014) Fatty acid profile of young leaflets of Cycas circinalis and the effect on serum parameters in Wistar rats. Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, Vol.3, No.2, 1-14, doi.http://dx.doi.org/10.7828/jmds.v4il.630
  • WJABN Jayasuriya, SM Handunnetti, CA Wanigatunga, GH Fernando, DTU Abeytunga and TS Suresh (2014): Effect of acetone extract of culinary mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus on carrageenan induced phagocytic cell infiltration and nitric oxide production by rat peritoneal cells. Nutrients 2014, 6:4144-4145
  • Hapuarachchi SD, Suresh TS, Senerath WTPSK. (2014) Hypoglycaemic effect of aqueous extracts of natural plants and callus cultures of Munronia pinnata in Wistar rats. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, Vol. 13 (4), October 2014, pp.659-664
  • Kumari KDKP, Samarasinghe K, Suresh TS (2013), Hypoglycaemic effect of the traditional drink; the water extract of dried flowers of Aegle marmelos. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge 12:3; July, 384-389
  • Hapuarachchige Sewwandi Maliga Sampath Kumari Wijesiri and Thusharie Sugandhika Suresh, Knowledge and attitudes regarding dysmenorrhoea among adolescent girls in an urban school in Sri Lanka (2013). Nursing and Health Sciences, 15, 58-
  • S. D., Suresh TS, Senarath, W. T. P. S. K., (2013) Acute and chronic toxicity studies of the water and ethanol extracts of natural and callus cultures of Munronia pinnata in healthy Wistar rats. Planta Medica, 79, p399.
  • D. Hapuarachchi, TS Suresh, W.T.P.S.K. Senerath (2013) Preliminary phytochemical analysis of methanol and chloroform extracts of crude whole plant and dried callus cultures of Munronia Pinnata. Planta Medica 79, p399.
  • Ali Z., Hapuarachchi. S. D., Abee N., Sugandhika S. T., Sadun S.T.P., Khan I.A., (2013), Phytochemical Investigation of Andrographis paniculata, Planta Medica 79;385.
  • Kumari KDKP, Suresh TS, Samarasinghe K, Handunnetti SM and Samaranayake TSP (2013). Evaluation of a traditional Sri Lankan herbal beverage (water extract of dried flowers of Aegle marmelos, Bael fruit) in Type II diabetic patients. Journal of Diabetes and Metabolism, DOI: 10.4172/2155-6156.S1.023
  • J.A.B.N Jayasuriya, T.S. Suresh, D.T.U Abeytunga, G.H. Fernando and C.A. Wanigatunga.(2012) Oral hypoglycaemic activity of culinary medicinal mushrooms Pleurotus ostreatus and P. cystidiosus (higher basidiomycetes), in normal and alloxan- induced diabetic Wistar rats. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, 14(4); 347-355
  • Swarna D Hapuarachchi, Zulfiqar Ali, Naohito Abe, Suresh T Sugandhika, Senerath TP Sandun and Ikhlas A Khan (2012): Andrographidine G, A Rare Flavone Glucoside from Andrographis paniculata, Natural Product Communications, 8 (3), 333-
  • Jayasuriya WJABN, Suresh TS, Abeytunga DTU, Fernando GH and Wanigatunga CA. (2012) Effects of Pleurotus ostreatus and cystidiosus mushrooms on glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c) levels on normal and diabetic male Wistar rats. Planta Medica 2012; 78 10.1055/s-0032-1307631
  • Hapuarachchi SD, Suresh TS and Senerath WTPSK (2012) Preliminary oral hypoglycaemic activity of the leaf cali of Munronia pinnata (wall) Theob. in healthy Wistar rats. Planta Medica 2012; 78 DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1307630
  • Kumari KDKP, Suresh TS and Samarasinghe K (2012) Effect of long term feeding of the water extract of dried flowers of Aegle marmelos in Wistar rats. Planta Medica 2012; 78 - P_122, DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1307630
  • Suresh TS, Wickramasinghe SMDN and Jansz ER (2012) Effects of dietary fibre extracted from Ipomoea aquatica on blood glucose levels of rats following glucose challenge. Planta Medica 78 - P_120, DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1307628
  • D. Hapuarachchi, T.S. Suresh, W.T.P.S.K. Senerath (2011) A preliminary study of the oral hypoglycaemic activity of the ethanol and water extracts of Munronia pinnata in healthy, Wistar rats. Sri Lanka Journal of Indigenous Medicine, 1: 1-4
  • SD Hapuarachchi, TS Suresh, WTPSK Senerath (2011) A preliminary study on the oral hypoglycaemic activity and dose dependence of a decoction of Munronia pinnata. Chemistry in Sri Lanka, 28, (2) 23-24
  • JM Dahanayake, SD Hapuarachchi, S Suresh (2011) A clinical study on the weight reducing property of a compound Ayurvedic drug for the management of obesity. Planta Medica 77: 1273669
  • S. Malalavidhane, S.M.D.N. Wickramasinghe, M.S.A Perera and E. R. Jansz (2003): Oral hypoglycaemic activity of Ipomoea aquatica in streptozotocin-induced, diabetic, Wistar rats and Type II diabetics. Phytotherapy Research 17: 1098-1100.
  • S. Malalavidhane, S.M.D.N. Wickramasinghe and E. R. Jansz (2002): Preliminary studies on the identity of the oral hypoglycaemic agent(s) of Ipomoea aquatica Forsk. by medium pressure liquid chromatography (MPLC) and enzyme hydrolysis. Chemistry in Sri Lanka 19 (2): 19
  • Malalavidhane, S.M.D.N. Wickramasinghe and E.R. Jansz (2001): An aqueous extract of the green leafy vegetable Ipomoea aquatica is as effective as the oral hypoglycaemic drug tolbutamide in reducing the blood sugar levels of Wistar rats. Phytotherapy Research 15: 635-637(SCI
  • Sugandhika Malalavidhane, S.M.D. Nalinie Wickramasinghe and E.R. Jansz. (2001): Effect of different extracts of Ipomoea aquatica on blood sugar levels of healthy, Wistar rats. Chemistry in Sri Lanka 18 (2): 16-18
  • Sugandhika Malalavidhane, S.M.D. Nalinie Wickramasinghe and E.R. Jansz. (2000): Oral hypoglycaemic activity of Ipomoea aquatica. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 72: 293-298
  • Rathnasekara HL, Jayasuriya WJABN, Arawwawala LDAM, Suresh TS, (2021). Evaluation of in vitro neutralizing effects of aqueous extract of Pogostemon Heyneanus leaves and its fractions. Journal of Natural Health Product Research 3(1): 31

Selected Presentations (> 150 Conference Presentations)

  • Abeysiri H.A.S.N., Kamani Wanigasuriya, Sugandika Suresh, D.H. Benaragama and Pathmalal M. Manage, (2021) Nephrotoxicity of Microcystin-LR in Wistar rats, 8th International Symposium on Water Quality and Human Health: Challenges Ahead, pp.51
  • Risfa M. Samanudeen, Banukie Jayasuriya, Menuka Arawwawala, Priyani Hettiarachchi and Sugandhika Suresh. (2021). Neutralizing effect of different extracts of the whole plant of Eclipta prostrata using in vitro methods. Proceedings of the 2nd Annual CNPD (Centre for Natural Products Discovery) Conference 2021, School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK 54
  • Ruberu, T.I.S., Jayasuriya, W.J.A.B.N., Arawwawala, L.D.A.M., Suresh, T.S., Palliyaguru, L.N. and Jayaweera, P.M., 2021. Determination of antacid potential of aqueous, ethanolic and hexane extracts of Evolvulus alsinoides (L.). Proceedings of 14th International Research conference, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka, 28. http://ir.kdu.ac.lk/handle/345/4720
  • Rathnasekara H. L., Jayasuriya W. J. A. B. N., Arawwawala L. D. A. M., Suresh T. S. (2021). Evaluation of In Vitro Neutralizing effects of aqueous extract of Pogostemon Heyneanus leaves and its fractions, Proceedings of 17th Annual Conference of the Natural health product Research Society of Canada, Journal of Natural Health Product Research, 3(1), 31.
  • Risfa M. Samanudeen, Banukie Jayasuriya, Menuka Arawwawala, Priyani Hettiarachchi and Sugandhika Suresh. (2021). Neutralizing effect of different extracts of the whole plant of Eclipta prostrata using in vitro methods. Proceedings of the 2nd Annual CNPD (Centre for Natural Products Discovery) Conference 2021, School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK, 54. (13-14 May, 2021).
  • Ruberu T.I.S., Jayasuriya W.J.A.B.N., Arawwawala L.D.A.M., Suresh T.S., Palliyaguru L.N. and Jayaweera P.M. Phytochemical analysis of Evolvulus alsinoides (L.) L. Proceedings of the Research Conference in Health Sciences 2021, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 77. (31st March, 2021)
  • Sarveswaran, W. J. A. B. N. Jayasuriya, I. U. Kariyawasam, W. A. S. S. Weerakoon, P.L. Hettiarachchi, T. S. Suresh (2021). In vitro Thrombolytic activity of Aponogeton crispus Thunb. and Aponogeton rigidifolius H. Bruggen. Proceedings of the Research Conference in Health Sciences 2021, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 68. (31st March, 2021).
  • Risfa M.S., Jayasuriya W.J.A.B.N., Arawwawala L.D.A.M., Hettiarachchi P.L. and Suresh T.S.(2021). Antihistamin activity of hot water extract of Eclipta prostrata (Linn) in Wistar rats. Proceedings of the Research Conference in Health Sciences 2021, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 107. (31st March, 2021)
  • Ruberu T.I.S., Jayasuriya W.J.A.B.N., Arawwawala L.D.A.M., Suresh T.S., Palliyaguru L.N. and Jayaweera P.M. Determination of antacid potential of aqueous, ethanolic and hexane extracts of Evolvulus alsinoides(L.) L. Proceedings of the 8th Ruhuna International Science and Technology Conference -2021, Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka, 38.(17th February, 2021.)
  • Risfa M.S., Jayasuriya W.J.A.B.N., Arawwawala L.D.A.M., Hettiarachchi P.L. and Suresh T.S. Investigation of physico-chemical and phytochemical properties of different extracts of Eclipta prostrata (Linn.) grown in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 8th Ruhuna International Science and Technology Conference -2021, Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka, 118. (17th February, 2021.)
  • Risfa M.S., Jayasuriya W.J.A.B.N., Arawwawala L. D. A. M.,Hettiarachchi P.L., Suresh T.S. and Dissanayeke P.H.(2021). Acute toxicity of hot water extract of Eclipta prostrata (Linn) in rats. Proceedings of the 8th Annual Scientific sessions and International Conference 2020/21, Sri Lanka Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Sri Lanka, 28. (23rd and 24th January, 2021)
  • Ratnayake, W. M. K. M., Suresh, T. S., Abeysekara, A. M., Salim, N., Chandrika, U. G., (2018), Inhibitory effect of the leaf extract of Acronychia pedunculata on prostaglandin E2 level of Wistar rats with chronic arthritis,1st Bi-annual Conference, College of Biochemists of Sri Lanka, Page 12
  • Ratnayake, W. M. K. M., Suresh, T. S., Abeysekara, A. M., Salim, N., Chandrika, U. G., (2018), Evaluation of inhibition of prostaglandin E2 level by Psychotria sarmentosa leaves used in traditional porridge in Sri Lanka, 11th International Research Conference Basic and Applied Sciences, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Page 20
  • Geethaswari GAG, Piyumini UKD, Ranmali KDR, Lakmali ABNU, Kodithuwakku WKSP, Suresh S, Nazeer I, Wijewardene K (2019), Gender-based violence experienced by undergraduates within the university premises, Proceedings of the International Medical Undergraduate Research Conference, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  • WJA Banukie Nirosha Jayasuriya, CA Wanigatunga, GH Fernando, DTU Abeytunga, TS Suresh, M Iqbal Choudhary (2019). Isolation and characterization of compounds from Pleurotus ostreatus and evaluation of anti-inflammatory activity Proceedings of the 27th FAOBMB & 44th ANNUAL MSBMB conference, Malaysia, 95
  • Thusharie Sugandhika Suresh (2018), ‘I want a mom’, Poem in the publication at Vedasa Medical Exhibition, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri jayewardenepura
  • TS Suresh and I Ifham (2016) Anti-inflammatory effect of aqueous leaf extract of Nyctanthes arbi-tritis (ALENA) in Wistar rats. Proceeedings of 3rd Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for Laboratory Animal Science
  • Anusha Kaneshapillai, Sanath Mahawithanage and Sugandhika Suresh (2016) Customer preferences regarding purchase of foods and the impact of nutritional knowledge on the food selection. Proceedings of Annual Sessions of the Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka
  • HUC Nuwansala and TS Suresh (2016) Attitude and practice regarding MRSA among BSc Nursing students in Sri Lanka, Proceedings of 3rd Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference, London, pg 41
  • Ratnayake, W. M. K. M., Chandrika, U. G., Abeysekara, A. M., Suresh, T. S., Salim, N., Wijesundara, S. A., (2015) Evaluation of Anti-inflammatory activity of Psychotria sarmentosa leaves used in traditional porridge in Sri Lanka, 12th Asian Congress of Nutrition, Yokohama, Japan, Page: 353
  • WDHA Ananda, MAR Dishanthi, DMCS Dissanayake, BVR Eranda, TS Suresh (2014) Antibiotic Use without a Valid Prescription in an Urban Area in Colombo, Sri Lanka. International Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC14), Washington DC, USA
  • Nuwansala HUAC and Suresh TS (2014) Knowledge regarding Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among second, third and fourth year B.Sc. Nursing students at three state universities, International Research Conference, General Sir John Kotelawala Defense University, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • WJABN Jayasuriya, SM Handunnetti, CA Wanigatunga, GH Fernando, DTU Abeytunga and TS Suresh (2014): Effect of acetone extract of culinary mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus on carrageenan induced phagocytic cell infiltration and nitric oxide production by rat peritoneal cells. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Natural Products for Health and Beauty, Thailand, Nutrients 2014, 6:4144-4145,
  • Anusha K, Mahawithanage STC and Suresh TS (2014). Customer preferences regarding purchase of foods and associations with socio-demographic characteristics. Power of Programming 2014, Munich, Germany
  • SRAK Rajapksha and TS Suresh (2013) A study on consumption of alcohol among males in the Kahatagasdigiliya Divisional Secretariat of Sri Lanka. MacroTrend Conference on Medicine and Health Sciences, Paris, France
  • Sanjeev and TS Suresh (2013): Anti-nociceptive activity of Rasna Sapthakaya in Wistar male rats. Proceedings of the Third Euro-India International Conference on Holistic Medicine, Kerala, India, 37.
  • MCM Karunasena and TS Suresh (2013), A baseline study on body mass indices, waist to hip ratios and food intakes of first year female hostellers of a state University in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of International Conference at Kotelawala Defense University,http://www.kdu.ac.lk/videos/symposium-2013/ medical_session/medical_session4.html
  • WJABN Jayasuriya, CA Wanigatunga, GH Fernando, DTU Abeytunga, TS Suresh (2013). Effect of long term administration of Pleurotus ostreatus and cystidiosus mushrooms on serum glucose levels of diabetic Wistar rats. Proceedings of the 4th International symposium cum training course on molecular medicine and drug research, Pakistan, 153.
  • S. D., Suresh TS, Senarath, W. T. P. S. K., (2013) Acute and chronic toxicity studies of the water and ethanol extracts of natural and callus cultures of Munronia pinnata in healthy Wistar rats. Planta Medica 79, p399.
  • D. Hapuarachchi, TS Suresh, W.T.P.S.K. Senerath (2013) Preliminary phytochemical analysis of methanol and chloroform extracts of crude whole plant and dried callus cultures of Munronia Pinnata. Planta Medica 79, p399.
  • Ali Z., S. D., Abee N., Sugandhika S. T., Sadun S.T.P., Khan I.A., (2013), Phytochemical Investigation of Andrographis paniculata, Planta Medica 79;385.
  • SD Hapuarachchi, TS Suresh, WTPSK Senerath and S. Handunnetti (2012) Anti-inflammatory activity of the decoction of Munronia pinnata. Proceedings of the National Ayurvedha Research Conference, 34.
  • JM Dahanayake, S.D. Hapuarachchi, TS Suresh (2012) Standardization of Amrutadi Guggulu used in sthaulya (obesity) 4th International Conference on Medicinal Plants and Herbal Products, Maryland. U.S.A
  • Kumari KDKP, Suresh TS and Samarasinghe K (2012) The effect of the water extract of dried flowers of Aegle marmelos on production of nitric oxide by rat peritoneal cells, 4th International Conference on Medicinal Plants and Herbal Products, USA
  • Jayasuriya WJABN, Suresh TS, Abeytunga DTU, Handunnetti S, Fernando GH and Wanigatunga CA. (2012) Anti-inflammatory potential of different fractions of acetone extract of Pleurotus ostreatus mushroom in Wistar rats. 4th International Conference on Medicinal Plants and Herbal Products, USA, 46
  • SD Hapuarachchi, TS Suresh, WTPSK Senerath (2012) Effect of the different extracts of Munronia pinnata on blood glucose levels of alloxan- induced diabetic rats. 4th International Conference on Medicinal Plants and Herbal Products Maryland. U.S.A, 25.
  • Banukie Jayasuriya, Sugandhika Suresh, Thusitha Abeytunga, Shiroma Handunnetti, Gita Fernando and Chandanie Wanigatunga. (2012) Anti-inflammatory activity of Pleurotus ostreatus mushroom in Wistar rats. 18th Congress of the International Society for Mushroom Science, Beijing, China, 118.
  • Dahanayake JM, Hapuarachchi SD, Suresh S (2011) Acute and chronic toxicity study of Ayurvedic formulation, Amrutadi Guggulu used for (Atisthaulya) Obesity, Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Medicinal Plants and Herbal Products. Colombo,76.
  • Bandara YMUY and Suresh TS (2010), Oral hypoglycaemic effect of the bioactivity guided fractions of aqueous leaf extract of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis. Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Sessions of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  • Suresh TS, Hemachandra LPMP (2008), Oral hypoglycaemic effect of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis, Proceedings of the 64th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science

 

Research Collaborations

  • Project on Isolation of bioactive compounds from Munronia pinnata conducted with Prof. Ikhlas Khan at National Centre for Natural Product Research, Mississippi University, USA
  • Study on bioactivity guided fractionation of freeze dried Pleurotus mushrooms conducted with Prof. Iqbal Choudhary at the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Collaboration with FAOBMB as Chairperson of 28th FAOBMB Conference scheduled to have been held in June 2020
  • Collaboration with International Union of Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (IUBMB) and FAOBMB as Organizing Co-Chair of IUBMB-FAOBMB-CBSL virtual conference on ‘new normal’ Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
  • Collaboration with OWSD to conduct the local hub in parallel to their Annual General Meeting, 2021

 

Awards

  • Institute of Chemistry - Professor Sultan Bawa award for the best research paper - 2001
  • University research Awards - 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
  • University Research Awards 2022, award for highest H index
  • University Research Award for PhD supervision within the given time frame - 2019
  • Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS) - Postgraduate Publication Award - 2001
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) - Supervisory award for postgraduate supervision - 2015
  • National Research Council (NRC) - Merit award for research - 2014, 2015
  • Sri Lanka Presidential Secretariat - Presidential awards for research - 2000, 2001, 2003
  • Sri Lanka Inventors’ Commission - Certificate of Appreciation for ‘Fight against COVID-19’ Inventions, for Sudarshana suspension - 2020

 

Patents Held

  • Pending patent application - LK / P/1/17234

Other Faculties of University of Sri Jayewardenepura

  • Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Dental Sciences
  • Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce

Other Universities

  • University of Kelaniya
  • University of Colombo
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