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A. Wickramasinghe

Department of Chemistry
University of Peradeniya
Sri Lanka


Dr. rer. Nat. (PhD) :Westfalien Wilhelms University, Muenster, Germany; Postdoctoral Research – University of Illinois at Chicago, USA - University of California at Davis, USA;M.Phil :University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka BSc :Special Degree in Chemistry,University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Research Interest

Synthesis of porphyrin derivatives and their application as photosensitizers in the control of disease causing mosquito larvae; Biopesticides; Biological chemistry; Natural Products Chemistry (isolation, characterization and synthesis of biologically active natural products).


  • Ancistrolikokines A – C: New 5,8’-coupled naphthylisoquinoline alkaloids from Ancistrocladus likoko J. Leonard (Ancistrocladaceae). G. Bringmann. C. Guenther, W. Saeb, J. Miles, A. Wickramasinghe, V. Mudogo and R. Brun, J. Nat. Prod. 63, 1333 (2000)

  • Syntheses of carbon-carbon linked carboranylated porphyrins for boron neutron capture therapy of cancer. M. Graca H. Vicente, Shankar J. Shetty, Anura Wickramasinghe and K.M. Smith, Tet. Lett. 41, 7623 (2000).

  • Tropane alkaloids from Erythroxylum zeylanicum O.E. Schulz (Erythroxylaceae). Gerhard Bringmann, Christian Guenther, Joerg Muehlbacher, M.D.Lalith P. Gunathilake and Anura Wickramasinghe, Phytochemistry 53, 409 (2000).

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