Dr Sivaguru Mahendran
Department of Agricultural Biology
Date of Birth : 07.04.1957 Nationality : Sri Lankan Civil Status : Married Telephone : 077 6176718 (Mobile) : 065 – 2240490 Ext. 306 (Office) Current Employment Senior Lecturer Grade I Department of Agricultural Biology Eastern University, Sri Lanka. 06th September 2010 – to date. Previous Employment Senior Lecturer Grade II Department of Agricultural Biology Eastern University, Sri Lanka. 06th September 2005 – 05th September 2010 Lecturer (Confirmed) Department of Agricultural Biology, Faculty of Agriculture, Eastern University. 1996 – 05th September 2005 Lecturer (Confirmed) Department of Agricultural Biology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jaffna, 1993 – 1995 Academic Qualifications B.Sc (Agriculture) 1979 - 1983 University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, India. FIRST CLASS (Hons.) M.Sc (Plant Physiology and Horticulture) 1990 University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka. M.Sc (Agricultural Extension) 1991 University of Reading, UK. Ph.D (Plant Physiology) - 2005 Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya
1. Investigations on the feasibility of using hydroponics for horticultural and medicinal crops. 2. Comparing the effects of coir-pitch compost along with locally used fertilizers on the growth and yield of onion (Allium cepa L.). 3. Efficiency of organic fertilizers in the growth and yield of tomato and chilli. 4. Investigations on the effects of environmental influence on physiological parameters of horticultural plants of export significance. 5. Investigations on source-sink relationships of plant species of agricultural, horticultural and economic importance.
Mahendran, S. and Kandiah, S. (1999). Effect of seed source and seed size on tubers of Palmyrah (Borassus flabellifer L.) palm. AGRIEAST 1 (1): 26 - 33.
Mahendran, S. (1994). The activities of the Palmyrah Development Board and some aspects of Agronomic research and development needs of the organization. Journal of the National Science Council of Sri Lanka. 22: S47 – S53.
Kandiah, S. and Mahendran, S. (1986). New method of culturing Palmyrah (Borassus flabellifer L.) seedlings. Vignanam Journal of Science.1: 40 - 43.