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  • Senanayake, M.W.P.N.S.; Sewwandi, M.K.V.N.; Showmika, R.; Thilini, P.G.I.; Ubhayawardhana, W.S.M.T.; Yatawara, M.D.M.D.W.M.M.K. (Department of Zoology and Environmental Management, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    A significant amount of solid waste has become a pressing issue with rising population, urbanization, economic activities and consumerism, especially in urban and sub-urban areas creating negative impacts on both environment ...
  • Dissanayaka, D.M.C.P.; Dissanayaka, C.T.M.; Weerathunga, D.M.; Wijesekara, N.T.A.; Perera, G.L.D.N.; Abeykoon, H.L.S.N.; Ranasingha, B.M.C.J.; Kanagasabai, S. (Department of Zoology and Environmental Management, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    The soil physical and chemical properties largely determine the plant growth and it is a determinant of the composition of faunal communities. The objective of this study was to compare the soil physical and chemical ...
  • Bandara, M.S.P.M.; Dilshara, R.M.P.; Gunarathne, D.K.O.B.; Senevirathne, H.; Udayanthika, S.K.I.; Kumari, C. (Department of Zoology and Environmental Management, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    Cogon grass (Imperata cylindrica) is an invasive species found in many parts of Sri Lanka. This species is among the top ten worst weeds in the world. Cogon grass is found on road sides, mining sites, abandoned plantations ...
  • Sandani, W.A.P.; Amarasekara, D.A.T.; Kodithuwakku, D.S.; Rathnasiria, P.G. (Department of Zoology and Environmental Management, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    Anaerobic digestion process inhibits due to the presence of ammonia, sulfide, light metal ions (Na, K, Mg, Ca, and Al), heavy metals, and some organics (cholorophenols halogenated aliphatic, N-substituted aromatic, long ...
  • Athukorala, S.M.W.; Handapangoda, H.M.A.K.; Yatawara, M.D.M.D.W.M.M.K. (Department of Zoology and Environmental Management, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    Electrical and electronic waste (e-waste) is one of the most rapidly growing environmental problems in the world including Sri Lanka. This preliminary study was carried out to identify the attempts of e-waste management ...
  • Heshani, A.L.S.; Abeysinghe, A.M.M.S.M.; Handapangoda, H.M.A.K. (Department of Zoology and Environmental Management, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    The moisture content of MSW in tropical countries is higher when compared with temperate countries due to the climate (hot and humid weather with abundant rainfalls), compositions and types of waste generated. The moisture ...
  • Handapangoda, H.M.A.K. (Department of Zoology and Environmental Management, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    Municipal solid waste generation and management in most cities especially in developing countries have emerged as one of the stubborn environmental problems at present. This scenario could be attributed to low level of ...
  • Athukorala, U.K.; Gamagedara, D.; Gayangani, E.M.; Chrishanthan, J.E.; Bandara, W.A.R.T.W. (Department of Zoology and Environmental Management, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    Polyethylene bags since their emergence in the 1940s, is an incredibly useful, highly convenient, strong and inexpensive, to both customers and businesses as a reliable way to deliver goods from the store to home. According ...
  • Weerasooriya, P.N.; Devinda, D.D.D.D.; Vinujah, M. (Department of Zoology and Environmental Management, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    Sun’s energy is one of the renewable energy sources that falls on earth surface and solar energy can be used as an alternative to electricity produced by burning fossil fuel. This case study was carried out to analyze the ...
  • Samarawicrama, L.D.R.; Sanjeevani, K.S.; Sammani, D.G.P.; Rathnayake, A.K.V.H.; Wijeyaratne, W.M.D.N. (Department of Zoology and Environmental Management, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    Diyawanna Oya is one of the precious assets in the Colombo metropolitan of Sri Lanka. Some parts of Diyawanna oya is currently under the threat of eutrophication due to rapid development and urbanization of the area. There ...
  • Samarawicrama, L.D.R.; Sanjeevani, K.S.; Sammani, D.G.P.; Rathnayake, A.K.V.H.; Wijeyaratne, W.M.D.N. (Department of Zoology and Environmental Management, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    Eutrophication is one of the most widespread environmental problems of inland water bodies of Sri Lanka. It has lot of negative impacts on the aquatic ecosystems including increased biomass, growth of harmful algal species, ...
  • Mudannayaka, M.M.M.K.; Pathum, B.A.V.J.; Mathithipan, S.; Jeyasri, N.; Weerasinghe, V.P.A. (Department of Zoology and Environmental Management, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    Water audit is a systematic approach of identifying, measuring, monitoring and reducing the water consumption by various activities in a building/institution/industry. This water audit was done for the Yakkaduwa Pangnasara ...
  • Meegaswatte, D. (Department of Zoology and Environmental Management, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    With the Global Village concept contemporary mankind started to share technology, knowledge, strategies etc. among the nations. As a result of exposing to such innovative atmosphere people started to seek competitive ...
  • Gamagedara, D.; Athukorala, U.K.; Gayangani, E.M.; Chrishanthan, J.E.; Bandara, W.A.R.T.W. (Department of Zoology and Environmental Management, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    Polythene have become increasingly popular for industrial and consumer uses because of their flexibility and cost effectiveness. Most of the items in the supermarkets are packed using some kind of polythene packaging ...
  • Perera, A. (Department of Zoology and Environmental Management, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    There are many urban environmental problems in South Asian Developing Countries. This research will discuss some of those issues and challenges of South Asian Developing Countries which are related to their urban environment ...
  • Weerasinghe, H.W.G.A.S.; Panagoda, P.A.B.G.; Panagoda, P.A.S.U. (Department of Zoology and Environmental Management, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    Improving conservation value of human-altered landscapes would be of massive importance, in years to come. The present study intended to assess the contribution of such landscapes in aid of conservation of avifauna. ...
  • Perera, M.; Vandercone, R. (Department of Zoology and Environmental Management, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    Expanding human population and rapid conversion of natural habitat to agricultural land has led to greater proximity between humans and wildlife. Crop-raiding is an outcome of both natural resources becoming less accessible ...
  • Geekiyanage, G.K.; Geethanjalee, P.H.K.; Gunadasa, D.M.N.H.; Inshaf, I.M.; Bandara, W.A.R.T.W. (Department of Zoology and Environmental Management, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    Mimosa pigra can be identified as on the worst invasive species and it can be found in certain parts on wet and intermediate zones of Sri Lanka. It can be grown at any elevation and found in low, up and mid country of Sri ...
  • Geekiyanage, G.K.; Geethanjalee, P.H.K.; Gunadasa, D.M.N.H.; Inshaf, I.M.; Bandara, W.A.R.T.W. (Department of Zoology and Environmental Management, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    Mimosa pigra is listed as one of the 100 “World’s Worst” invasive species and it has been accidentally introduced to Sri Lanka. At present, it has been naturalised in certain parts of the country and causes a massive threat ...
  • Bopearachchi, D.; Wickramasinghe, S. (Department of Zoology and Environmental Management, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2017)
    Tropical forest fragmentation is considered as the main cause of extinction of tropical forest avifauna and the diversity of birds in fragmented areas are poorly understood. However, in Sri Lanka information on the effects ...

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